Horatio Sanz didn’t always plan on becoming a comedian or an SNL cast member for eight seasons. Initially he wanted to be a CIA special agent. Marc talks with Horatio about the sudden change in career path and how it eventually led to the start of the UCB Theater. Horatio also explains why he decided to kick the hornet’s nest a little after he was gone from SNL. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, Star Wars Card Trader, 1-800 Flowers, and MeUndies.
Eric Bogosian leads several creative lives, as a stage performer, a film actor, a playwright, a screenwriter, a novelist and now a non-fiction writer. Eric takes Marc on the journey from his breakout play Talk Radio through his absorbing new history book Operation Nemesis and explains the tricks to keeping all the balls in the air: Have fun, keep things interesting, and don’t plan to make money because those plans usually fail. This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter, NatureBox, 1-800 Flowers and Blue Headphones.
Super-producer Brian Grazer joins Marc in the garage for an incredible conversation about what it takes to get stuff done in Hollywood. Brian is responsible for dozens of the most beloved movies and television shows of the past three decades, everything from Splash to Empire. He and Marc talk about the intersection of creativity and commerce, and why the most important part of the equation is usually curiosity. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Fandango, and Stamps.com.
Director Danny Boyle takes Marc through his impressive and versatile filmography, from Shallow Grave and Trainspotting to Slumdog Millionaire and Steve Jobs. And while all of Danny’s films are vastly different, he says redemption is at the core of all of them, which might explain why Danny almost became a priest. This episode is sponsored by The Message podcast, Adam & Eve, Blue Headphones and Fandango.
Adam Resnick’s career should be the envy of any living comedy writer. He’s written for Letterman, Get a Life, SNL and The Larry Sanders Show. But as Adam tells Marc, he never really wanted to be in show business, a sentiment underscored by his devastating experience directing the movie Cabin Boy, an ordeal that left him questioning his place in the world. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, SimpliSafe, Squarespace, and Stamps.com.
Comedian Brian Kiley has been writing for Conan O’Brien’s shows for more than 20 years. But prior to that, he and Marc were doing open mics in Boston and Brian was living with Todd Barry. They revisit the good old days, and the bad ones, too. Plus, Brian Posehn returns to the garage to talk about his leading role in the new movie Uncle Nick. This episode is sponsored by Marc Maron: More Later on EPIX, Adam & Eve, Bombas, ShipStation and NatureBox.
American icon Gloria Steinem visits the garage to talk with Marc about her journey on the road as an activist and cultural leader. They discuss how the feminist movement has deepened throughout the years while the challenges facing the movement evolved. Plus, Kliph Nesteroff returns to celebrate the release of his long-in-the-making book about the history of comedy in America. This episode is sponsored by the Cracked Podcast, Bombas, Casper Mattress, Stamps.com and Marc Maron: More Later on EPIX.
Recorded in front of a live audience at the LA Podfest, Marc pays tribute to the radio legends who helped make it possible for podcasters to operate with complete freedom. Jim Ladd and Frazer Smith are icons of freeform rock radio and they have no shortage of stories, lessons and secrets to divulge about the Golden Age of FM DJs. This episode is sponsored by Topps NFL Huddle, SimpliSafe, Audible and MeUndies.
Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan tries his best to demystify the band, but Marc is convinced that Yo La Tengo remains hugely influential in the world of indie rock. Hear Marc make his case while Ira takes it in stride. Plus, Bob Odenkirk stops by and Marc gets David Cross on the phone so they can all talk about the new Netflix series, W/ Bob and David. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com, Zip Recruiter, Fandango, and ShipStation.
Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers are two of the best bass players on earth. Now both of them are in the garage, paying tribute to Jaco Pastorius, a bass legend who is the subject of a new documentary that Robert made. Plus, Aziz Ansari also stops to talk about his new series, Master of None. This episode is sponsored by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Squarespace, Fandango and ShipStation.
Daniel Radcliffe has his head on pretty straight for someone who was thrust into worldwide superstardom at the age of 10. Daniel stops by the garage to talk about growing up as part of the Harry Potter juggernaut and how he’s chosen projects like Equus, Kill Your Darlings, and Victor Frankenstein to help distinguish himself from everyone’s favorite boy wizard. This episode is sponsored by the Cracked Podcast, SimpliSafe, John Mulaney’s The Comeback Kid on Netflix, and Stamps.com.
Fresh off writing his memoir and primed by a high octane espresso from Marc’s kitchen, Elvis Costello is ready to dive into his past and connect the dots on his prolific career. Elvis talks with Marc about forming The Attractions, producing for The Specials, working with Nick Lowe, collaborating with Burt Bacharach, and writing dozens of indelible hit songs. This episode is sponsored by Master of None on Netflix, Nathan For You on Comedy Central, The Message on Panoply, and Warby Parker.
In the history of WTF, Lorne Michaels is talked about more than any other person. Now he is finally a guest. The man behind SNL goes through it all, from the reason he started the show back in 1975 to the reason he keeps doing it. Meanwhile, Marc tries to get some closure on the meeting he had with Lorne 20 years ago that has haunted him ever since. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, ZipRecruiter, Fandango, Stamps.com and Audible.
James Corden knows a thing or two about hosting a talk show. The host of The Late Late Show trades notes with Marc about their respective jobs, and James explains that he got the gig by accidentally pitching it to CBS executives. Marc and James also nerd out over some favorite films and James reveals why he believes there are only two types of actors in the world. This episode is sponsored by the Star Wars Card Trader app, SimpliSafe and NatureBox.com.
Long before Patricia Arquette won an Oscar, long before she filmed a movie over the course of 12 years, long before she worked with directors like Scorsese, Burton, and Lynch, and long before she delivered a star-making turn in True Romance, she was a kid from a showbiz family growing up on a hippie commune in Virginia. Patricia and Marc get into all of it, including her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Fandango and Stamps.com.