Episode 726 - Chuck Klosterman

Writer Chuck Klosterman is always thinking. That's a good thing because his latest book is called "What If We're Wrong?" and you don't want someone who doesn't think raising that question. Marc and Chuck break down the ideas in the book by going all the way back to Chuck's childhood and leading up to present day to find out if things are better or worse now. Their conclusions are not as bleak as you might think. This episode is sponsored by SquarespaceSeesoAudible, and Ring.

Episode 725 - James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks is responsible for something you love. Probably many things. Marc talks with the prolific writer-director-producer about all of it - The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi, Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, As Good As It Gets, The Simpsons and more. They also talk about how Jim dealt with writer's block, what he considers his worst professional experience, and why he and Jack Nicholson had to send the crew home one day to make things right. This episode is sponsored by VicelandZipRecruiter, and Stamps.com.

Episode 724 - Amber Tozer

Amber Tozer is a comedian who wants out. She tells Marc about her move away from standup after years of sobriety, a semi-successful bootleg mattress hustle, attempted lesbianism, and a quest for the guidance of Tony Robbins. And upon the release of her memoir, Amber reminds Marc of an incident he was involved in that is buried deep within his subconscious. This episode is sponsored by Spotify Discover Weekly, MeUndiesSquarespace, and Vice Principals on HBO.

Episode 723 - Paul Dano / Adam Goldberg

Actor Paul Dano has chosen interesting, off-beat roles since he was a teenager. He tells Marc the reasoning behind those choices, as they talk about his indelible work in Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Prisoners, Love and Mercy, Youth, and his latest, Swiss Army Man. Also, Marc's buddy Adam Goldberg stops by and, as usual, talks about everything. This episode is sponsored by MeUndiesSquarespaceBlue Apron and Stamps.com.

Episode 722 - John Caponera / Adam Devine

Comedian John Caponera was one the Comedy Store comics who left a real impression on young Marc Maron. John and Marc catch up in the garage and talk about the grind of the road, corporate gigs, comedy on cruise ships, and raising a family while doing this crazy job. Plus, Adam Devine from Workaholics stops by to talk about the new movie he and Marc are in, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiterWiener-DogSpotify Discover Weekly and Blue Apron.

Episode 721 - Jeff Goldblum

It's not really Independence Day without Jeff Goldblum. Instead of spending the holiday fighting aliens, Jeff sits down with Marc in the garage to discuss Robert Altman, Wes Anderson, Pittsburgh, the Meisner technique, The Fly, Jurassic Park, Carl Sagan, becoming a new father and saving the world. This episode is sponsored by SquarespaceWiener-DogAudible and Casper.

Episode 720 - Joe Dante / John Carpenter

Marc dives deep into genre waters when he welcomes madcap director Joe Dante into the garage. They talk about art school, Roger Corman, Piranha, minimal budgets, Gremlins, Innerspace, and more. But first, a master of modern horror also stops by the garage. John Carpenter tells Marc why he wanted to make scary movies and why he now wants to make music with his son. This episode is sponsored by Mr. Robot on USA network, Atlasssian, Blue Apron and Weinerdog from IFC films.

Episode 719 - John C. Reilly / Brett Gelman

People think they know John C. Reilly. There's something about his performances that seem so familiar, even though he doesn't like to reveal much about himself personally. Marc tries to pull the curtain back a bit, talking with John about Chicago, clowns, Laurel and Hardy, Boogie Nights, Sean Penn, improv, Will Ferrell and more. Also, Brett Gelman stops by to talk about his insane new Adult Swim special. This episode is sponsored by Wiener-Dog from IFC FilmsSquarespaceMinistry of Supply and Warby Parker.

Episode 718 - Deon Cole / Dweezil Zappa

Deon Cole didn't think he would become a comedian when he was growing up on the South Side of Chicago. But now with a new comedy special, acting roles on two hit TV shows and continued success on Conan, Deon tells Marc how it all went down. Also, Dweezil Zappa returns to discuss the struggle he's up against as he heads out on a new tour. This episode is sponsored by AtlassianSpotify Discover WeeklyMinistry of Supply and Audible.

Episode 717 - Neil Young

Neil Young. There's not a lot you need to say in introducing a legendary musician with three dozen studio albums spanning five decades. Neil joins Marc in the garage to talk about his music, his family, his friends, his guitars, his innovations and his new album, Earth. This episode is sponsored by Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons on HBOthe Blue Cash Preferred Card from American ExpressStamps.com and Squarespace

Episode 716 - Chelsea Handler / Jen Kirkman

Chelsea Handler is embarking on a brave new world with a weekly talk show on Netflix. But Marc wants to find out if this Chelsea is really any different than the last Chelsea. Awkwardness ensues. Plus, Jen Kirkman stops by to talk about her new book and figure out how she's grown since her last WTF appearance, nearly seven years ago. This episode is sponsored by Another Period on Comedy CentralSquarespaceZip RecruiterBlue Apronand Starry Station

Episode 715 - Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson's standup career is unquestionably legendary. But his astounding performance as Christine Baskets has put Louie in an entirely new dimension. Marc and Louie go through it all, from the Midwestern upbringing in a household of 11 kids to getting called over by Johnny Carson to his current TV success. This episode is sponsored by Starry Stationthe Blue Cash Preferred Card from AmexSquarespace and Stamps.com.

Episode 714 - Daniel Clowes / Ezra Edelman

Cartoonist and writer Daniel Clowes brings the world of underground comics into Marc's garage. They talk about the great comic artists who paved the way, the difficulty in translating some graphic novels to film, and the similarities between creating comics and performing standup. Plus, filmmaker Ezra Edelman stops by to talk with Marc about his documentary OJ: Made in America. This episode is sponsored by Starry StationMeUndiesAudible.com and ZipRecruiter.

Episode 713 - George C. Wolfe / Daniel Nazer

George C. Wolfe's is a giant of American theater, directing, producing and writing some of the most important works of the last 25 years. Fresh of seeing George's latest musical, Shuffle Along, Marc finds out what George wants audiences to take from the experience of live theater. Plus, Daniel Nazer from the EFF stops by to update Marc on the fight against the podcast patent troll and what needs to happen next. This episode is sponsored by Starry StationSquarespaceStamps.comCasper and the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express.

Episode 712 - Joe Wong / Doug Stanhope

Comedian Joe Wong grew up in China. Then he came to America and learned how to be a standup comic. Now he's back in China, helping to shape the Chinese comedy scene and starring in his own TV show. Joe talks with Marc about overcoming language barriers and cultural differences with laughs. Also, Doug Stanhope returns for a breezy, humorous chat about what it was like for Doug to help his mom kill herself. This episode is sponsored by SilvercarZipRecruiterSeeso and Squarespace.

Episode 711 - Chris Gethard / Quincy Jones

Comedian Chris Gethard and Marc bond over their New Jersey upbringings, but Chris has Marc beat when it comes to unbelievable stories from growing up in the Garden State. They also talk about Viagra, public access TV and dashed dreams of sitcom glory. Also, Marc chats with comedian Quincy Jones, who didn't let a cancer diagnosis stop his push to do his own comedy special, which he has now done for HBO. This episode is sponsored by Carnivore ClubAmerican Express Blue Cash Preferred CardSilvercar and Audible.

Episode 710 - Stephen Karam / Josh Brener

Playwright Stephen Karam received his first Tony nomination about an hour before sitting down with Marc to talk about his experiences in the New York theater community, the way he writes himself into all of his characters, and the shock of having his play The Humans on Broadway next to Phantom of the Opera. Plus, Marc's old "assistant" Josh Brener stops by to talk about his new movie Welcome to Happiness and the new season of Silicon Valley. This episode is sponsored by the American Express Blue Cash Preferred CardSquarespaceAudible, and Silvercar.

Episode 709 - Joanna Newsom

Marc welcomes singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom to the garage, sadly without her harp, although it probably wouldn't fit. Joanna tells Marc how her musical style evolved from composing pieces influenced by American classical music to collaborating with some of the industry's most unique producers. She also talks about the benefits of being married to someone who makes comedy for a living. This episode is sponsored by SilvercarMeUndiesStamps.com, and Squarespace.