WTF Podcast

Episode 371 - E of Eels

Mark Oliver Everett is better known as E, the lead singer, songwriter and all-around creative force behind Eels. E tells Marc about growing up the son of a quantum physicist and how his relationship with his dad was not fully realized until after its intense and tragic end. Plus, E talks about his experiences with Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow and Jimmy Page. This episode is sponsored by HBO’s Veep, now on BluRay, DVD and digital download, and by Audible and Adam & Eve.


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Jennifer T March 21, 2013 at 10:05 am

Such a great show, Marc, and thanks for introducing me to The Eels. When I heard Mark play that song, I knew I’d found my new favourite band.

Tati Rubio March 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I saw them in Dublin last saturday, second of the concerts there. What i really apreciate more from the show, was the very nice atmosphere the band created in the Olympia, starting by themselves. Then, the musical marriage with the piper…brutal! Hope to see you again in Madrid for the final european concert. Keep a ticket for me!

Chad March 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Love his world view. Accept life for what it is, warts and all, but try to find a bit of happiness where you can, Halfway through this interview I had to stop and go listen to the old Eels song “Rage to Rags”.

Ryan March 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Great interview! I also highly recommend watching the documentary Mark did about his father, it is quite good, even if you don’t really care about physics:

Adam March 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Agree with Ryan. An interesting and well-done documentary. Highly recommended.

Double D March 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Another great interview Sir!  One note: E’s backing band are all musicians from Portland, Oregon… not LA studio pros. The Eels are a GREAT gig,but contrary to E’s comment about “turning nobodies into somebodies”, these guys have all played with great bands before E. Lucinda Williams, Earlimart and others as well as a TON of great west coast/Portland bands. Oh, and nice blues riffing on your guitar here and there Marc!

Laura Anne March 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’ve seen both these men live. Maron stole the show from Rollins (hard to do) and E is so underrated as a musician, lyricist, writer and just fucking sexy man!

Rob March 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

You can add “Whip-smart writing” to the things you’d never hear Maron actually say.

Great episode overall though

Angie March 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm

A really wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening - listening to the show, sipping wine, sitting with my tops family. Seeing Eels twice while in UK, London done and super enjoyed.
Nottingham to come.

Bill March 27, 2013 at 6:50 am

Great show in Bournemouth on the 23rd, fucking loved it! YOUR MY BOY E!

justin April 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

more mark and marc please!  you should have your own pod together. Seriously just once a month, every two months. whatever just DO IT!