WTF Episodes

Episode 18 - Al Madrigal / Mort Mortenson



Comedian Al Madrigal has some great road stories about working with Mitch Hedberg. But probably more importantly, he reveals the secret of the best grocery store in Los Angeles. Also, Mort Mortenson is back to memorialize the departed with the Weekly Remembrance. Plus, Marc works through his fear of being The Old Dad.

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 AngryTownHall.com, Troy Conrad. It’s a baker’s dozen, plus one. 

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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.

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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.