WTF Podcast

Episode 388 - Noah Baumbach

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 Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.


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Scott May 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hey!  Great interview.

I am here to gush about Maron In Space!  Oh my GOD.  I searched Hulu for Maron to watch Marc on Leno, and there’s a series on IFC with James Adomian as Maron in a Star Trek/Kirk role.

It’s a decent impression of Maron and it’s pretty funny.

Gaia May 14, 2013 at 1:35 am

That was great. Spot on. Love Noah Baumbach. Loved Greenberg. Looking forward to Frances Ha.

Joe Tily May 14, 2013 at 4:05 am

Great interview . . . loving the musician and director episodes. I will have to watch ‘Frances Ha’ now.  Thanks Marc.

Suzanne May 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

This was such a great interview. I hope you do have more directors on the show. Your observations about the movies were so smart and perceptive, and you could tell Noah thought so too by the way he responded. I always enjoy the show, but this one was a standout.

rb May 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

Your late night loyalty talk is reasonable. The situation is not cut and dry. While I lean Letterman/Conan, and now even Fallon, if Leno does something interesting or has a good guest on, I will watch. While he’s not my first choice to watch, his show, or parts of his show, are certainly watchable in the array of late night options we have on a daily basis. It’s like music—we gravitate to our favorites but aren’t opposed to occasionally checking out other good acts.

Micah May 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

You SHOULD get more film directors and I hope you do. These conversations really have pull and flow. I hope some directors out there hear how well you understand film and writing and want to get into the garage.

(They’re far better than your musician interviews, which I think usually lack focus.)

RMD May 27, 2013 at 1:34 am

This guy resists for like 45 minutes of talking influences and career beginnings before even one mention of Whit Stillman and even then it’s this obscured totally reluctant instance and gives this evasive “Yeah my friend told me about it in college I may have seen it who can really remember…..” shit as if he’d ever done Kicking and Screaming or the two that followed it without the existence of Metropolitan….this guy had no potent or interesting stories to tell and yet still completely omits “Highball” and the fact that he physically took his name off it from conversation. My advice?? SKIP this episode and take that time saved to watch Whit’s 2012 comeback “Damsels in Distress”’s a triumph!!

Jacksopm August 29, 2013 at 2:29 am

A number of months back, I started considering what I’d write when Paul Thurrott’s Windows Telephone eight wound down and asked readers to vote on a set of subjects that I believed would make sense for any broader audience. And whilst I’ll certainly continue to update the Windows Telephone book, it’s time to start off operate around the subsequent one. It is going to certainly be about Windows.