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Episode 430 - Laura Dern

Laura Dern is the garage to talk with Marc about her impressive career. Laura explains the reason she always gravitated toward risky, challenging projects like her collaborations with David Lynch, as well as the inspiration she found at a young age from her parents and their peers. Plus, Marc lobbies hard for a resurrection of Laura’s show, Enlightened. 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. 

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  • 19 Comments


J Simpkins October 07, 2013 at 11:56 am


Her first film is amazing as her last.

Stephen October 07, 2013 at 3:53 pm


this interview confirmed what i always thought was true: Laura Dern is awesome! Thanks Marc.

Aedouard October 07, 2013 at 9:18 pm


Sorry for being a dick, but for a pretty uninteresting person, she sure LOVES to talk about herself. Marc barely got a word in. He could have made this more captivating.

Charles October 08, 2013 at 12:23 am


She seems like a pretty upstanding person. Your opinion remains to be irrelevant.

smitty October 08, 2013 at 3:42 am


  Aedouard-  what is she there to talk about, the socio-political significance of Miley’s twerks?  she did great. very thoughtful, interesting. soulful, kind ,smart…  and other worldly beautiful,  mesmerizing eye’s [I fell in love in ‘Blue Velvet’, even if not really my kind of flick].

Piss October 08, 2013 at 6:28 am


You’re forgiven for being a giant prick, Aedouard. Ms. Dern is a lovely lady. Nice work, Maron.

Aedouard October 08, 2013 at 10:53 am


So, I’m the only one who feels this way then? Or the only one who’s an asshole about it? Fair enough. Sometimes you can’t stand certain people and it’s hard to point out to a clear valid reason why.

Locomotion Girls October 08, 2013 at 5:24 pm


That was great.  She’s great.

HOWEVER, it was incomplete.  You should have her on the show again and devote the entire hour to Inland Empire.  I want to know certain things.

Joe Tily October 09, 2013 at 6:27 am


Love Laura in Inland Empire and Blue Velvet especially.  The bits in this interview about David Lynch were fascinating . . . . i have to say though, as soon as she started talking about religion and psychiatrists i lost interest.

Peter_G October 09, 2013 at 8:20 am


Have to admit that my interest in Laura spiked with ‘Enlightened’  ...what a lovely lady, great actress, and great interview! Marc, you guys clicked… would love another hour with Ms. Dern.

smitty October 09, 2013 at 12:25 pm


to Joe Tily   Religion-for better and for worse:  is a part of our cultural ,historical, political ,artistic, sociological template.  like it or not, believe in it or not,and acknowledge it or not,it’s important. and, it’s very much a part of our inner and outer worlds.  for agnostics or atheists ,it’s no less a part of your reality ,too.  you can’t want to understand, and claim to be interested, in what makes up a person ;yet, be detached from the import of her inner spiritual ruminations,  and its interface with her outer accomplishments.

smitty October 09, 2013 at 12:29 pm


btw,Joe   - I acknowledge that not being interested in religion ,does not make one an atheist or an agnostic.  my point is applicable either way.

Steve October 09, 2013 at 5:06 pm


What a lady! I love her. Love her stories. Her rock solid talent.
Charmed life.
Depression is a challenging role. It’s most authentic if you can just feel it.
Sure.

Bob Gnarley October 09, 2013 at 10:11 pm


Porn troll! Fucking hilarious- well done

J R October 10, 2013 at 10:55 am


I think it’s preposterous that people can accuse an interviewee of talking too much about herself. Am I the only one who feels this way? Or am I just being a dick?

georgia October 10, 2013 at 11:08 am


I liked her in Inland Empire that was the only David Lynch movie I ever watched

ziggy October 14, 2013 at 2:58 am


my brain was already going numb as she talked about her “tribe” of people. had to delete it. next…

Just get David Lynch on directly.

mike October 25, 2013 at 4:34 am


Love her, especially in Citizen Ruth. Sounds very humble and committed to craft and not celeb life.

david maine coon October 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm


“Enlightened” was Epic!! Thank goddess for hbo-go so I can keep revisiting it. Shame on hbo for not giving us more.
You did a great job with this amazing conversation. Thanks.
wow….more content here for my insatiable content addiction.