WTF Episodes

Episode 311 - Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty jams in the garage with Marc, but not before talking about the substance abuse Mike managed to overcome and the raw feelings Mike still has regarding his days with Soul Coughing. Also, Marc puts in a call to Ira Glass to see how Ira is taking to his new role as big time movie producer. This episode is sponsored by Sleepwalk With Me from IFC Films, the new movie from Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass. 


Episode 310 - James Adomian

James Adomian brings his many impersonations into the Cat Ranch, including his one of Marc Maron. James also talks with Marc about his early days as a conservative youth and his current days as a comedian looking for ways to let people see the real James Adomian. Plus, Marc sits down with The Comedy Film Nerds to discuss their groundbreaking LA Podcast Festival. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and Adam & Eve.

Episode 309 - Todd Snider / Aaron Freeman

It’s a music double header from The Cat Ranch. First, Marc talks with the sardonic and soulful Todd Snider about being a singer/songwriter in the mold of John Prine. Then, Marc explores the new solo career of Aaron Freeman, formerly one half of legendary alt-rock group Ween. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Click on Try It Free and use WTF as the code to start a free trial.

FLASHBACK - Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad is coming to a close for 2012, so Marc is re-posting his interview with Bryan Cranston from 2011, along with some new commentary about meeting Walter White. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Adam & Eve and Audible.

Episode 308 - Andy Daly

Andy Daly was a civic-minded youngster who contemplated a life in politics, despite his terrible grades. He tells Marc how his interests led him to sketch comedy and how he began his evolution into one of the best straight-men in the comedy world. This episode is sponsored by Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer. 

Episode 307 - Tenacious D

Jack Black and Kyle Gass turn The Cat Ranch into a Mecca of Rock. After taking some time to rock your socks off, JB and KG show the more introspective side of The D. Plus, Marc gives Mike Birbiglia a call as he prepares to rip tickets and scoop popcorn at screenings of his new movie Sleepwalk With Me. This episode is also sponsored by Comedy Central and Adam and Eve.


Episode 306 - Julie Klausner

Fellow podcaster and author of “I Don’t Care About Your Band” Julie Klausner joins Marc in the garage for some heavy lifting on gender roles, psychotherapy, Jewish identity and bad relationships. There’s also some bonding over cats. Plus, Marc rediscovers his inner insult comic. This episode is sponsored by Go To My PC. Click on the Try It Free button and use WTF as the promo code. 


Episode 305 - David Koechner

Before Anchorman, SNL or The Office, David Koechner was in rural Missouri avoiding the family business of turkey transport manufacturing. He tells Marc how he fled into the arms of Second City in Chicago and never looked back. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Adult Swim. Check out new seasons of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV every Thursday starting at Midnight.

Episode 304 - Sebastian Maniscalco

In the 90s, Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco was an opener for Andrew Dice Clay and a featured act at The Comedy Store. All the while he was stuck waiting tables. He tells Marc how he broke out and grabbed hold of his career. Plus, Marc gives some behind-the-scenes details about his appearance on “Louie.” This episode is sponsored by Go To My PC. Click on “Try It Free” and enter WTF to start a 30-day free trial.

Episode 303 - Brett Gelman

Comedian and actor Brett Gelman was hooked on the Marx Brothers at age six. Brett talks to Marc about his pursuit of classical training, his unlikely big break and his idea for WTF The Musical. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Adult Swim. Check out Season 4 of Childrens Hospital and an all new season of NTSF:SD:SUV every Thursday at Midnight.

Episode 302 - Ryan Stout

Comedian Ryan Stout shows up to The Cat Ranch with tempting, delicious ice cream. But the pleasant gift and Ryan’s charming demeanor obscure a darker soul who engages Marc on issues ranging from abortion to fiscal conservatism. Also, Marc puts in a phone call to his old friend Matt Graham. This episode is sponsored by Click the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.

Episode 301 - Bob Golub

Bob Golub experienced many stops on the road to becoming a comic. Drug dealer. Prison inmate. Boxer on the correctional facility circuit. Novelty potato retailer. Bob tells Marc the stories behind these chapters in his life, as well as the unbelievable tale of how he was cast in Scorsese’s Goodfellas. This episode is sponsored by the new one-hour comedy special from Graham Clark, as well as by Audible and by Adam and Eve.

Episode 300

After 300 episodes, Marc has some questions about the future of WTF. Is the show still vital? Has podcasting peaked? Will success lead to Marc’s undoing? He’ll get some answers with help from The A.V. Club head writer Nathan Rabin, podcasting veteran Jesse Thorn, podcasting newcomer Pete Holmes and WTF superfan Andy Kindler. 

WTF FLASHBACK - Episode 200

Episode 300 is around the corner. But first, take a listen to WTF’s 200th episode, where Marc turned over the hosting duties to Mike Birbiglia. Mike’s guest on this landmark show was none other than Marc Maron. 

WTF FLASHBACK - Episode 100

No one was more surprised than Marc when WTF made it to 100 episodes. As we ramp up to Episode 300, take a listen to where WTF was at after its first full year.