WTF Episodes

Episode 17 - Listener Email / Greg Fitzsimmons

WTF? You’re WTF! It’s our special Email Episode where Marc delves into all your thoughts, criticisms, and WTF moments. Thanks for creating our content for the week! Also, the Marc end of the Greg Fitzsimmons simul-podcast! It’s 17 - not legal yet, but almost there.

Episode 16 - Eugene Mirman / Dr. Maron / Matthew

Eugene Mirman and Marc Maron + Hitler, high school, Fargo, and lots of Jews = a damn funny podcast. Plus, Marc calls his dad with some distressing news about Dr. Maron’s fast-food restaurant plan. And, the Return of Matthew. If it’s 16, then it’s gonna be sweet.

Episode 15 - Live Taping at UCB Los Angeles

Live taping from the UCB Theater in Los Angeles (10/16/09). Featuring podcast/public radio wunderkind Jesse Thorn; comedians Dave Anthony, Greg Behrendt, and Craig Anton; long-form improv with Jim Earl; and a moment of uplift with Eddie Pepitone. You can’t handle 15.

Episode 14 - Steve Agee / Troy Conrad

Marc welcomes fellow hypochondriac Steve Agee to discuss illnesses, real and imaginary. Also, Steve has some great stories from the set of The Sarah Silverman Program. Plus, Marc engages in a battle of reason with the leader of, Troy Conrad. It’s a baker’s dozen, plus one. 


Episode 13 - Jerry Stahl / Mort Mortenson

Marc tramps through his drug-addled past with Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight and lots of TV shows that you wouldn’t believe he wrote for. Plus, the WTF Weekly Remembrance with Mort Mortenson. And Marc tells demoralizing stories about his encounters with both Sam Kinison and Rachel Maddow. It’s unlucky 13 and we’re breaking the curse.

Episode 12 - Nick Kroll

Direct from the garage at the Maron Cat Ranch in Los Angeles County! Marc sifts through the detritus of his life in his new work environment. Plus, he’ll decide whether he resents or admires comedian Nick Kroll with help from comedian Nick Kroll. All that and a tension filled story of a defecating cat and an airplane. It’s Episode 12 and we’re officially coast-to-coast!

Episode 11 - Todd Barry / Matthew / Greg Fitzsimmons

Ouch. Buddy. Todd Barry makes Marc cry tears of laughter with his stories of doing stand-up in Scotland, playing the Number 7 in Sesame Street, and getting cast in The Wrestler. Also, Marc waits on a call from comedian and fellow podcaster Greg Fitzsimmons. Plus, Marc and Matthew share their most intimate moment yet. Eleven is alive!

Episode 10 - Sam Lipsyte / Matthew / Eddie Pepitone

Fiction writer Sam Lipsyte is lucky that Marc is one of his best friends. Sam tells us about how the insanity that is Marc’s life often makes it into his novels. Plus, Marc reveals the two most important things he ever learned about from books - circus freaks and sexual intercourse. And Marc needs a little cheering up, so he calls the always-optimistic Eddie Pepitone. We made it to #10!

Episode 9 - Jim Gaffigan / Mad Men / Matthew

Many have come close, but comedian Jim Gaffigan did it: He finally pushed WTF over the one hour mark. It was hard not to, what with all the talk about chewing tobacco, joke writing, making movies and, of course, Hot Pockets. Also on the show, Marc talks TV with his buddies Kris and Brendan, the two biggest Mad Men fans he could find. And Matthew gets put in his place, or so Marc thinks. Come on and party like it’s Episode 9.

Episode 8 - Caroline Rhea / Matthew

Caroline Rhea had her own national talk show. But did she get to talk about threesomes with Marc Maron? Hell no. That’s what the internet is for. Also, Marc tells a story of an occurrence that got him a wee bit closer to believing in God. And Matthew has some self-awareness issues. WTF x 8 = This Episode.

Episode 7 - Nick Griffin / Marc’s Mom / Sam Seder

Warning to all men: None of your secrets are safe when Marc sits down with fellow comic/divorcee Nick Griffin. They’re sharing their pain and dishing the dirt on how guys like them really feel about relationships. Plus, Marc tries to get technological advice from his mom. And, on the heels of Marc’s Whole Foods crime, we’ve got more law-breaking courtesy of an unexpected guest. SEVEN!

Episode 6 - David Cross

Allow comedian David Cross to make you laugh with stories about the birthing of his new book, I Drink for a Reason. Let Marc and Matthew make you blush with stories about colonics. And, permit Marc to make you gasp with stories about the most shocking member of his apartment building. It’s Episode 6 and there’s no turning back now.

Episode 5 - John Oliver / Dr. Maron / Matthew

The Daily Show’s John Oliver tells Marc why the British think they’re so cool. We’ll also find out what he’s doing on NBC’s new series Community and why he’s finding it easy to stay funny in the Age of Obama. Plus, Marc calls his Dad to get advice about his future, Matthew and Marc have a texting problem, and Marc looks deep within his soul to find his inner xenophobe.


Episode 4 - David Feldman

Emmy-winning writer David Feldman, veteran of “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Dennis Miller Live,” shares some WTF moments with Marc, including being called a racist, realizing how dumb America has gotten, and falling in love with podcasts. Plus, Marc shares some of the secrets that got him through his divorce and he cops to an embarrassing addiction. Episode 4! Not to be confused with Episodes 1, 2 or 3.

Episode 3 - Patton Oswalt / Lawton Smalls / Matthew

Patton Oswalt! Lawton Smalls! And our first sponsor! WTF?!?! Marc is joined by his old friend Patton Oswalt to talk about Patton’s starring role in “Big Fan” and about the nature of obsession. And speaking of obsessed, delusional conservative Lawton Smalls calls in to tell Marc what’s going on in the obsessive world of right-wing nutjobs. Plus, Marc reveals what he’s been obsessed about lately, and it’s delicious. Also, more fun with Matthew. All this and our first sponsor, POW!