Enjoy a doubleheader of musical goodness. In back-to-back interviews, musicians Marshall Crenshaw and Thomas Dolby share their similar career trajectories with Marc. Both had huge hit songs in the ‘80s, both became disillusioned with the record industry, and both found new success by playing on their own terms. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Adam & Eve and Hulu Plus.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are fresh off the premiere party of their new movie when they visit the garage. They talk to Marc about how their creation of the Superbad script at age 13 started them on the path to major Hollywood careers. Once they got those careers, they learned what not to do after being dealt some failure. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Access your computer anytime, anywhere. Click on the Try It Free button and enter the code WTF.
The Replacements were a seminal indie rock band of the ‘80s and bassist Tommy Stinson remembers what it was all like. Tommy tells Marc about firing his brother from the band they founded together, working with disparate lead singers, from Paul Westerberg to Axl Rose, and why he’s focusing his current attention on relief efforts in Haiti. This episode is sponsored by Hulu Plus, SquareSpace, LegalZoom and Audible.
Kevin Christy is a comedian, artist, designer and actor. And he does all of them well. Kevin talks with Marc about juggling all of his talents, earning his acting chops in dozens of television commercials, and getting back on stage after a personal tragedy. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Phil Hendrie has been behind a microphone for forty years. Marc invites the radio iconoclast to share the microphones at The Cat Ranch as they discuss the changing nature of radio, the future of podcasting, Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, and the secrets behind the on-air magic tricks Phil uses to create his show. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, LegalZoom and Audible.
American icon John Fogerty is not slowing down. But in the midst of releasing his latest album, he gets the WTF treatment. John talks with Marc about the origins of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the genesis of some of his most famous songs and the reason he found peace after decades of acrimony over the handling of CCR’s music. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Music legend Billy Bragg stops by the garage, guitar in hand. He talks with Marc about the punk and folk roots of his career as well as the events that led to his political activation. He also talks about his collaborations with Pete Seger, Arlo Guthrie and Wilco. Plus, Marc sets the record straight on Michael Ian Black. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, LegalZoom and Adam & Eve.
Actress Pamela Adlon is known to many as a prepubescent boy - Bobby from “King of the Hill” - but actually spends most of her time as a concerned mom who is worried about losing her grip. Pam talks to Marc about the perils of raising teenagers, as well as the grind of being a working actor, the salvation of voice-acting and her collaborations with Louis CK. This episode is sponsored by “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Marc travels to the home of Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, producer/show-runner on Taxi, and facilitator of countless television projects. They talk about Sam’s cancer diagnosis and what has changed in his life since finding out. Marc and Sam also discuss weed, vegetarianism, whales, poker, Groucho, Elvis, money and the meaning of it all. This episode is sponsored by LegalZoom, Warby Parker and Adam & Eve.
Director Noah Baumbach’s latest movie, Frances Ha, touched a real nerve with Marc, as did Noah’s other films like The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg and Margot at the Wedding. They talk about why Noah’s movies cut so close to the bone, plus Noah discusses what it’s like to collaborate with Wes Anderson. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Marc gathers the crew for a big blowout bash blast at Trepany House in Los Angeles, featuring Christina Pazsitzky, Matt Kirshen, Jason Nash, Jeff Richards and Jim Earl. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC by Citrix. Access your computer anywhere, anytime. Click on the “Try It Free’ button and enter WTF as the offer code.
Alison Brie visits the Cat Ranch and Marc tries to figure out whether she’s closer to Community’s Annie or Mad Men’s Trudy. In addition to talking about those two signature roles, Alison tells Marc about growing up around his neighborhood, participating in clothes-optional exploits in college and feeling the pressure of protecting the secrets of Mad Men. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, LegalZoom and Adam & Eve.
Community’s Gillian Jacobs made Marc nervous when she was an audience member at one of his stand-up sets. Luckily, nothing gets rid of nerves like bonding with someone over a shared fascination with morbid Los Angeles murder stories. During their garage chat, Gillian also explains the stunning choice she made that led her to an acting career. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries. Use the offer code WTF for Mother’s Day savings.
Huey Lewis has the distinction of being one of the biggest stars in the world at one time in his life. He talks to Marc about the musical journey that culminated with Huey Lewis and The News and continues to this day. Plus, he divulges his secret to writing so many chart-topping songs. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Access your computer anywhere, anytime. Click on the Try It Free button and enter WTF.
Margaret Cho surprises Marc with a much more revealing story than he expected. Andy Kindler lets everyone in on his joke-writing process. Carmen Lynch describes getting comedy training at The Learning Annex. Brendon Walsh has trouble with pat downs. And Matt Braunger unleashes the rage monster that lurks beneath his mild temperment. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries. Use the offer code WTF for Mother’s Day deals.