WTF Podcast

Episode 414 - Alex Guarnaschelli

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli trades Kitchen Stadium for the Garage at The Cat Ranch to talk with Marc about the passion involved in her creative process. Alex and Marc trace her path to culinary greatness and try to figure out the magic ingredients in great cooking. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.


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Arabrabra August 12, 2013 at 7:41 am

I love all the celebrity chef interviews. As a Food Network freak, its nice to see them outside the kitchen. Im sure many in this grumpy WTF community will disagree and to you I say, FREE PODCAST! Skip the ones you dont want to hear!

schmeltzman August 13, 2013 at 10:22 am

Maron always warns about people skipping the monologue and going right to the interview. While I’ve always listened from beginning to end, I feel like i’m starting to feel the opposite. The monologue has the good stuff, this lady was hard to get through. Maybe it’s just me.

Justin Kuvich August 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I can relate to where you’re coming from, schmeltzman. However, while I’m much more engaged when Marc is talking with a comic, actor, or musician, WTF is a more rewarding experience when Marc introduces us to unfamiliar people. I remember someone comparing the podcast to Charlie Rose; that makes sense to me, but WTF is better.

Justin Kuvich August 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Oh: at times, Alex reminded me of Pamela Adlon.

Joe Tily August 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

Never heard of Alex before but i found this interview interesting . . . she sounds cool.  Looking forward to the Simon Pegg episode . . . !!

Kristen August 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

What an awesome episode! Alex is one of my favorites from the Food Network, but now I love her even more. She and Marc seemed to get along swimmingly.

Joe Tily August 16, 2013 at 7:00 am

Big Train was great.  This interview was fried-gold.  Thanks Marc!

Langston August 31, 2013 at 1:09 am

This woman is intolerable. All she wants Marc to know is that she can cook and is “New YorK.” She lets us know that she grew up with a doorman, likes Times Square and that prosciutto is measured in “hunks.”


Dickard September 06, 2013 at 4:00 pm

This was one of the better, non-comedian shows. I am a chef. I dont really watch food shows. But after listening to this, I am going to look her up. It seems interesting to contrast her accused bitchiness on TV to her personable interview on this podcast. The story of her eating the French Presidents crab claw in the can are hilarious…and relatable. Good stuff. Thanks, Marc!

Patrick September 17, 2013 at 6:49 am

Very good discussion. I had no idea who Alexandra was before hearing this. She has an excellent voice for radio. Maybe she could do a food show on NPR or something so that us insufferable anti-TV freaks can enjoy her more.