WTF Podcast

Episode 421 - Kathryn Hahn and Jill Soloway

Kathryn Hahn floored Marc with her performance in the new movie Afternoon Delight, so naturally he wanted to have a chat with her in the garage about where she comes from, how a one-line roll in Anchorman changed her career, and how her current acting work differs from her early expectations. Then Jill Soloway, writer and director of Afternoon Delight, joins the conversation to talk about the dark and authentic places she and Kathryn explored in the movie. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting by Citrix. Click on the Try It Free button and use the promo code WTF. 


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BR September 05, 2013 at 10:16 am

There was a really interesting section there when you two were talking about the burden of having to try to not repeat negative family dynamics (when Marc started talking about how trying to do it differently causes you to actually repeat it). I think one thing that happens to people who were parented poorly (or who see their parents as siblings etc) is that when you grow up, and you try to strike out on your own and develop your own personality, and you tend to define yourself and your own family dynamic by what it’s NOT, which is your parents. Rather than using a negative example as something you want to avoid, it’s worth setting out a whole new context and approach you adult life and your family on those terms. Start your own party, instead of going out to the driveway and opining about what assholes everyone at this party is. Great conversation.. lots of food for thought.


Lauren September 05, 2013 at 10:49 am

Just listened to your intro…I have anxiety as well, and never thought anyone would share the same weird control issues regarding meds as I do. Being crazy and irrational and afraid of everything really does bring some messed up sense of comfort and home. Not sure I’d want to see myself without it. Or is that just the anxiety talking?

smitty September 05, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I’ve not listened yet,but I prefer one on one….  three, is sometimes chaos….  so,we’ll see.

Jason September 05, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Awesome episode. As a working artist in the entertainment industry, I’m always worried as a parent, that I’m in my own head too much. Don’t worry Mark you are human. All will be good. Btw, love her snort laugh. lol

Kelsey September 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I want to go to see Marc at the Fringe in Rochester so badly.  I’m only about an hour and a half away at college but I’m stuck here with no transportation. I mad because I’m missing out on an opportunity to see Marc!  Either way I hope it’s a great show and I love you Marc Maron!!

Dolores September 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Great interview and great to hear women get “gritty” during the conversation. That is my own conversational style, one which I have to censor around most people I know, so it is a relief when I can relax and speak freely with those who are the same way. Listening to the interview was almost like being a part of the conversation, and it was fun!

Limor September 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

LIstening to you talk about creative energy and meds is pissing me off.  I’m surprised to hear you promote this myth of meds shutting off your personality or creativity.  I’m an artist on lamictal wellbutrin and bruproprion.  I have been on and off -but mostly off - different meds for years. 
I resent the idea that they are crutches I use in place of other solutions such as meditation or just getting over yourself.  I’ve spent my life trying to get over myself and went through intense unmanageable pychic pain for years as a result.
I’m a pretty aggressive person,  and I’m also pretty dark.  I have a LOT of shit. 
The meds don’t touch any of that.  all they do is save you from falling down the rabbit hole.  you still think,  you are still angry and creative,  you just open a little space in your brain where something positive could take hold and make a change. 
i could go on but will stop here.  you are making some pretty rookie assumptions about this stuff,  I hope you will explore it further and back off on the frivolous stereotypes.

Jim September 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Antibiotics to prevent the flu?!  FYI anyone who still doesn’t know, antibiotics don’t do shit for viruses (cold/flu), they’re for bacterial infections.

kate February 02, 2014 at 6:39 pm

i just got diagnosed with anxiety, bipolar, autism, and “psychotic tendencies with occasional violent outbursts.”  didn’t see that one coming.  anyway i have been getting a lot of comfort just from knowing that part of my problem is that i worry too much… that all my stressing out and freaking out and trying to do the right thing is actually part of the problem and if i could just let go and relax things would probably be a lot easier.  and like they always said at the end of gi joe cartoons, knowing is half the battle. the real question is is our society actually collapsing and the anxiety response is just a sane reaction to the fact that the environment is about to shit the bed? ever notice how mostly only really smart people have “anxiety disorder?” maybe they should change the name of it to “paying attention to how bad and terrifying everything actually is disorder.”  that might be more accurate. anyway good luck with that.