WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
BONUS Archive Deep Dive - Third Act Guests
Back in the early episodes of WTF, there was typically a third act to the show. Sometimes it was a monologue, sometimes phone calls with family members, sometimes friends stopping by. But a few times, Marc did long-form improv with another comedian to create a segment that left people wondering, "WTF?" Marc listens back to some of his favorites:
Dave Waterman as Daryl Loomis, an alleged drug counselor with possible ulterior motives, from Episode 36
Matt Walsh as Michael Garvey, creator of a homebound assistance program with possible ulterior motives, from Episode 43
Dave Waterman as "Troy," the 12th member of The State who has some shocking claims and possible ulterior motives, from Episode 71
Nick Kroll as El Chupacabra, a Spanish-language radio DJ with no motives whatsoever, from Episode 26
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BONUS The Friday Show - Location, Location, Location!01:17:25First, Brendan provides some more preview discussion about the upcoming Chevy Chase WTF episode and Kris revisits last year's Courtney Love episode in order to clear up some unfounded allegations. Then (at 25:10) a discussion about non-traditional and entertaining locations for wrestling matches, prompted by a recent match on a Japanese bullet train. Check out this news article about the bullet train match.See the grainy footage of Terry Funk and Stan Hansen fighting in a river.Enjoy a title match inside Fun Time USA.Smell what The Rock was cooking during his recent return to Smackdown.Send us more of your questions, comments and suggestions by clicking here.
Episode 1472 - Aparna Nancherla01:21:00Aparna Nancherla says the self-fulfilling prophecy of imposter syndrome is convincing yourself you don’t belong and acting in a way to prove yourself right. It’s something she’s dealt with no matter what level of success she’s achieved in standup, writing and acting, and something she’s worked to overcome. Aparna and Marc talk about feeling like an outsider even while compiling a list of accomplishments, struggles with performance anxiety, and the persistent question, “What’s the point of anything?”
BONUS Chevy Chase Just Left30:00Right after Marc spoke with one of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players in the garage, Brendan and Marc recorded their post-interview wrap-up session about how it went talking to the inimitable Chevy Chase.
Episode 1471 - Gary Gulman01:26:56When Gary Gulman was on WTF in 2013, he and Marc talked about Gary’s mental health in relation to his comedy. Since that time, Gary has dealt with severe bouts of depression and integrated it into his act, specifically in his 2019 HBO special The Great Depresh. Now, with Gary putting a lot of his thoughts on the pages of his first book, he and Marc revisit the ideas they previously had about comedy and how those perceptions changed as they’ve realized comedy can be a tool to help people feel less alone.
Episode 1471 - Gary Gulman01:24:31When Gary Gulman was on WTF in 2013, he and Marc talked about Gary’s mental health in relation to his comedy. Since that time, Gary has dealt with severe bouts of depression and integrated it into his act, specifically in his 2019 HBO special The Great Depresh. Now, with Gary putting a lot of his thoughts on the pages of his first book, he and Marc revisit the ideas they previously had about comedy and how those perceptions changed as they’ve realized comedy can be a tool to help people feel less alone.
BONUS The Friday Show - The Match Made In Heaven01:06:57First, Kris and Brendan wrestle with their comprehension of David Lynch movies and other cultural ambiguities. Then (at 19:00), they look back at one of the most emotionally satisfying wrestling angles in history: The culmination of the six-year-long on-screen relationship of the Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth. The Best Things In Wrestling: Kamala Harris as Razor Ramon and Brian Danielson's plans for the future.Send us more of your questions, comments and suggestions by clicking here.
Episode 1470 - Hannah Einbinder01:19:58Hannah Einbinder was a fan of WTF as a teenager and drew inspiration from Marc’s conversations with comedians while she considered pursuing a career as one herself. Hannah and Marc talk about her multi-generational Los Angeles family, whose businesses included cattle ranching, brothels and, in the case of her mom Laraine Newman, performing on Saturday Night Live. They also talk about Hannah’s experience making Hacks with Jean Smart, wanting to be like Rachel Maddow, and her time as a cheerleader.
BONUS Marc on Movies (with Kit!) - Mulholland Drive42:44Kit takes Marc through the intricate mysteries one of her favorite movies: David Lynch's 2001 love letter to the City of Dreams, Mulholland Drive. Can Marc overcome his impulsive resistance to dream logic and trademark Lynch surrealism?
Episode 1469 - Naomi Klein01:33:17Naomi Klein was faced with a rather common problem. She was consistently mistaken for someone else. But because Naomi is one of our most perceptive and astute social critics, she was able to to turn that case of mistaken identity into an examination of the many public threats pervading society and how they’re connected by the deliberate blurring of reality and identity. Naomi and Marc talk about all the research and conclusions of her new book, Doppelgänger: A Trip Into The Mirror World.