Dispatches from the Head

WTF - Phil Stutz is a good audience for comedian patients.

Full episode out FRIDAY 12/20


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Qirronis December 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Phenomenal episode. One of the best ones yet. I love it when things get all contemplative, like that. And I love how often it’s the “who the eff is this guy”-guests that are often the most interesting. Also, I don’t think there’s many other interviewers that would have been capable of engaging with Dr. Stulz on such an equal and “synergistic” footing, as it were.

Keep on cranking out the good stuff, Maron.

Patricia December 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm

WTF is my favourite mental health podcast smile This may be the best one yet - so much insight from both doctor and patient.

I’m struggling to recover from Narcissistic Victim syndrome after my ex brought me to my knees with his abuse (see www.slideshare.net/jenimawter/narcissistic-victim-syndrome-a-powerpoint-by-jeni-mawter) so this podcast was very useful food for thought.

One thing though - inverted narcissism is not a Marc Maron invention. It’s from Sam Vatkin’s book, Malignant Self-Love, and it refers to someone who “depends upon a narcissistic personality for their affirmation of their worth, which is ironic since a narcissistic personality is the least likely to affirm their partner.”

Thanks for all the great work you do, Marc, and enjoy the holidays.

Glen December 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

This podcast was amazing. Great discussion of mental health tools. This is why I love this podcast. Well done!

Gav December 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

What was the second book Marc mentioned in the podcast? I have bought Phils book and they reference another book it sounds like a lot of people should read including me.

Great podcast…. inspired me a lot.

Phillip Silveira December 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

Hey Marc.. 

Great episode, that conversation was probably a life lesson for me..
But as a fan of the show I’d like to ask for a small favor..
Can you please never chew gum or drops next time you’re interviewing someone!!!??!!?!?
I understand that you were sick and that probably helped you’re throat , but when you’re listening to the show with headphones, it’s really fucking annoying!!
Maybe because I had a little bit of a headache and toothache at the same time made matters even worse.
Not gunna lie..couple times I had to pause cause I was losing my shit over that..
Almost didn’t finish, and probably called you names that I don’t necessarily would think of you.
Maybe I need to listen to it once again and calm down a little right?!
Anyways..honest feedback! love the show regardless ...
But please spit that fucking shit out of your mouth before turning the mics on! okay?



Ed from Denver January 07, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Great stuff! I’m gonna have to check out the Dr’s book. Nice work Marc.

Erim January 08, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Awesome! What more is there to say? Thanks, Marc.

Andrea from Michigan January 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Really engaging stuff. Dr. Stutz was fascinating and Marc’s questions and discussions of the concepts that came up were thought-provoking, funny and insightful. 

Dr. Stutz mentioned that his PR people told him they needed to promote the book and material through viral channels.  Here’s a thought:

WHY DON’T YOU TWO COLLABORATE ON AN AUDIO ANNOTATED VERSION OF THE BOOK and/or TOOLS?? It could be offered as a premium-subscription / companion piece to the book.  I would buy it and know lots of Marc’s listeners would as well.

Dr. Stutz could read key passages and then engage in a discussion about the concepts with Marc. Phil’s voice and narrative ability are quasi-hypnotic - he’s the earthy, yet genius Jewish uncle we all wished for and Marc’s understanding of the concepts and willingness to share tales of his own angst and anger while drawing out great examples and anecdotes from Dr. Stutz are audio gold.  You two make a fabulous duo - please seriously consider this. You already work with some of the same publishing people - the Maron Nation needs this material!