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Episode 437 - Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood and Marc bond over their respective vinyl collections before launching into a wide-ranging conversation about movies, fame and privacy. Elijah tells Marc about his experiences making The Lord of the Rings, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Ice Storm and other films that shaped the culture. Plus, Elijah spares no detail in describing what it was like for him to do stand-up comedy for the first time. This episode is sponsored by HuluPlus, Adam & Eve, Squarespace and LegalZoom.

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Jerry Ben October 31, 2013 at 8:43 am


Marc, I’m going to sign you up, at my own expense, for a daily delivery of 2 ice cream pints packed in dry ice. I considered shipping you a month’s supply, but you might have the strength to throw it out if it’s a one-time thing. If it’s daily, though, you’ll crack. You’ll crack, man.

Todd Z October 31, 2013 at 11:19 am


That’s awesome how you need vanilla to take the edge off the complicated ice cream.

Mike October 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm


The mention of a pie eatery, 3-4 years old perhaps, had me thinking of the excellent Pushing Daisies and wondered if they might be related.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushing_Daisies

Stephen October 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm


this is a great episode. I appreciated all the The Ice Storm talk, since it’s easily one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen.

Joe October 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm


Marc, have you not watched Wilfred?! Wilfred is amazing! Jason Gann, who plays the dog, is brilliantly funny. And the show deals with one of your favorite subjects—mental illness.

Joe November 01, 2013 at 1:23 am


This was lame, get a talented comedian on here like Adam Sandler or Kevin James!

Jon November 01, 2013 at 11:50 am


No Wilfred talk in a comedy podcast? Just saying.

Doug Conway November 01, 2013 at 9:53 pm


Dear Marc,
It’s almost halloween and yet during your most recent podcast you neglected to talk about your favorite halloween candy with elijah wood. This is an extremely important issue facing most americans today and i am personally offended that it would not come up during the interview. I pay good money (none) for these podcasts and I demand that you discuss every issue that I feel relevant. Such issues include: The recent government shutdown, the price of stamps, potato chips, modern day television, igor stravinsky, how justin bieber is corrupting today’s youth, just what are ipads anyway, dictionaries, rhyming dictionaries, thesauruses, why exactly does english not have a plural form of you, why do people care about glasses frames, what is the functional purpose of underpants, what was the deal with allen ginsberg, why are books so long, whho reads books anyway, who exactly put dirt in the ground, who decided that you have five fingers on your hand, the number zero is not a number because how can you have no things, the ancient roman empire, and is pez a thing or is it a state of being. I will not be satisfied until every possible human action is covered in your podcasts which will run for over twelve hours. i have contacted my lawyer and he assures me i have means to sue for copywrite false advertizing infringement pro bono mens rea quid pro quo. I know he is a good lawyer because he smoked meth and hung out at the library for ten hours. So expect a subpoena in as he says “like whenever, man”

Ferbs November 02, 2013 at 12:15 pm


Damn you Marc Maron, I now have 2 pints of ice cream where there were none before. I need something to cut the salted caramel chocolate with and you talking about it put it in my head and then in my shopping basket and then in my face.

Underpants for Doug Conway November 02, 2013 at 12:45 pm


Doug, underpants prevent chafing. Try wearing jeans for a few hours without underpants.

Gruhn November 03, 2013 at 7:12 pm


Another awesome interview.  I wish you wouldn’t get distracted with anything else and could just do more interviews.  Have you thought about attempting to land an interview with the reclusive Gary Larson?

Boomer Lives November 03, 2013 at 7:49 pm


for someone who has such difficulty in pronouncing their Ls, i’m surprised marc hasn’t taken some care to curb his overuse and misuse of “literally.”

M November 05, 2013 at 1:49 am


Good interview but I spent a while anticipating Wilfred being discussed. I was hoping he would give insight into who or what the dog is - Ryan’s bad psychedelic freak out? or what??!!! Is the basement real? Either way, entertaining. And the ice cream talk was funny - me for that.

Dave November 08, 2013 at 10:53 am


I really enjoyed Elijah Wood in the context of this interview.

Harold C Hanger November 08, 2013 at 1:46 pm


Very good as usual but…
There was a tone of slight condescension from Marc, was this due to his age? Marc even asked himself why he kept referring to him as a ‘kid’ and I thought it was significant - a little to conscious of his own age maybe?
Always interesting despite that.

Buster Brown November 09, 2013 at 1:52 am


Ooooooh!  My goodness!  You eat an entire pint and a half of ice cream in a single evening?  Oh my gosh, how perfect awwwwwwful!


Jesus, what a pussy!  I was listening to that, and you head for the wrap up, then into a quick read on the way to the guest, and all I’m thinking is, “YOU FUCKING MORON!  THERE’S STILL A HALF PINT OF VANILLA LEFT IN THAT FREEZER!  HOW CAN YOU SLEEEEEP?!”


A pint and a half.  Pffft.  You eat that wearin’ a little dress, too?


I don’t remember the last time I was able to fall asleep when there was still ice cream left in the freezer.  You let me know when you burn through a half gallon of chocolate and peanut butter, WITH hot fudge sauce.  THEN I’ll listen to you mewl about a shame spiral.  Until then…A pint and a half?  You prolly curled your pinky through the whole thing.

GM January 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm


You know Elijah Woods is smart just from the number of times he says “extraordinary”.




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