WTF Podcast

Episode 468 - Langhorne Slim

When Langhorne Slim was first starting out as a singer-songwriter, his first appearance on live radio was with Marc. Now, more than eight years later, both Marc and Langhorne Slim are a little older and a little wiser during this chat in the garage. It turns out they share a similar process of discovering material and they have likeminded vulnerabilities when it comes to performing. And there’s also a great story about a chance encounter with Bruce Springsteen. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries

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  • 13 Comments


Vince February 06, 2014 at 12:05 pm


Maron you are getting to be too good at this - that point when you asked him about his dad and you did that Erroll Morris thing where you just let it sit silently, uncomfortably out there - just to give him enough space to really open up - then the interview takes off like a bird. Brilliant.

Karen February 06, 2014 at 1:45 pm


I’m so grateful for this man’s music, and appreciative of his talent and dedication.  Great chemistry between these two; made an interesting and enjoyable interview.  Thanks!

Eric February 06, 2014 at 3:35 pm


Great interview, Marc.  I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next couple decades you gravitate more toward the chabad Jewish thing.  Living in southern California it wouldn’t be the worst thing to not have to drive on saturdays, and to have a uniformly growing beard without the grooming hassle of maintaining the edges of your mustache or sideburns.

Damon Levine February 06, 2014 at 3:40 pm


This has been one of the best WTF’s ever, IMHO. Langhorne Slim seems like a grounded, decent guy as well as quite a good musician.

Matt February 06, 2014 at 3:41 pm


Man I got way stoked when I saw this was the most recent episode.  Saw him open for murder by death in ‘06 and have been a huge fan since.  He was super nice and sold me his cd for $9 I think because it was all I had left in my wallet.

Jay February 06, 2014 at 5:43 pm


If Llewyn Davis hadn’t been such a difficult person, he might have become Langhorne Slim.

Stephen February 06, 2014 at 5:43 pm


I’ve never heard of Langhorne Slim, but I loved this interview and loved his music. Great stuff, to say the least.

Mr. February 06, 2014 at 8:48 pm


You’re not as trustworthy, all things being. And I’m guessing Craig is generally a tad bit more gentle. Craigs I know usually are.

Phill February 07, 2014 at 8:39 am


It might sound a bit too sensitive for a guy like me, but I literally had tears coming down my face when I heard his first song..I was working and had to walk away while taking my earphones off..
Sometimes the stress and the anxiety builds up to the point that something simple like a fun and interesting conversation followed by a heart warming song will make you cry like a girl while working the night away..
I’m very grateful to get some relief listening to your podcast.
Thank you Marc.

Eric Levin February 07, 2014 at 5:25 pm


What has happened to the post-interview photos of you and your guest? I can’t find them on the site. WTF!

chuck February 08, 2014 at 10:47 am


Sid’s song tore me up. reminded me of listening for the first time to Warren Zevon’s songs of dying and afterlife when he found out he was dying. Have to pick up some Langhorne Slim.  Thanks man

Nobunaga73 February 09, 2014 at 7:53 pm


Langhorne Slim on WTF really made my week—I’ve been a huge fan of his music since he played on BreakRoom Live. I tear up at some of his songs no matter how many times I listen to them.  After finishing this interview I listened to “I Love You, But Goodbye” while walking to work and was glad to have my sunglasses on… beautiful interview.  Sometimes it’s nice to know more about the people behind the music.

Bonnie February 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm


The Cowboy, The Kid, The Asshole, The Poet.
You are a hell of an interviewer, Maron; better than many trained to it. Cheech and Chong was absolutely joyous, engrossed in Morgan Murphy right now, and I’ve never even heard of her or various others I’ve listened to.

Because frankly dude, I’m here for your opening commentary/monologues/rants/bearing of the soul. So raw and resonant. With this one, though, I think you elevated to a whole different level.

So glad to have stumbled upon WTF by way of a temporary airing of a few celebrity interviews (Seinfeld, Garry Shandling) via WESA-FM here in Pittsburgh.

Keep it up!