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Episode 489 - Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman finds himself in the garage days just days after his son Jason sat down for his own WTF. The elder Reitman sheds some more light on the relationship with his filmmaker son and provides Marc with a detailed overview of his impressive career in show business, leading up to his latest film Draft Day. This episode is sponsored by GrubHub, LegalZoom and Lumosity

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jean luc April 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm


one man’s impossibly wishful musings on a fantasy 500th guest interview:
tom waits
jeff bridges
david geffen
david letterman
robert klein
joan jett
thurston moore
kim gordon
geddy lee
juliet taylor
letty aronson
pablo francisco
gene simmons
courtney love
dweezil

people April 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm


i like jean-luc’s list. i’d add david lowery and bob mould.

Stuart April 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm


Chaggim U-Moadim L’simchah!

Kathy April 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm


How nice of you to end the interview by thanking “Mr. Reitman.” It’s lovely of you to show that kind of courtesy to a wonderful talent. I would have done the same. Thanks, Marc, for your interviews. Now please come back to New York to perform. I always seem to miss you.

ColinJ April 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm


I could never over-estimate the influence GHOSTBUSTERS had on my life.

As a kid me and my best fried watched it at least twice a week.

We even planned to make a CHOSTBUSTERS fan film. This was back in the late 80’s, so clearly it was too elaborate for us to do.

But that’s how much we loved that movie. We even loved that horrible video game, which we had on the C-64.

jason carey April 18, 2014 at 7:27 am


Godard is pretensious, but he is also great great great.. at his best.. and trying as hell at his worst..

Gerry April 18, 2014 at 10:16 am


Love the podcast.

I just had to comment about the vomit canon. What got me was not that they’d hit bottom but that they had actually built a vomit canon.
Did they not realise that they were on radio, a voice / sound effects only medium? A sound effects created and reacted to vomit canon would probably have sounded better than the real thing.

They could’ve said they were cutting to using the vomit canon on a ledge inside a live volcano so they could call it it a vomit volcano. Y’know why? Because it’s on radio.

Since I’m commenting (first time) I’d like to say that I think I heard Jason Reitman thinking when he was on and you were talking about his films. It went something like ‘HMMMMM!!!’. I’m pretty sure I could sense him seething at these points too. Not a lot, just a little.

bill April 19, 2014 at 12:01 am


great interview maron, holy fuck the puke cannon had me going. You should consider getting steve albini on, I feel like you two would be able to go for hours.

Stuart April 19, 2014 at 12:44 am


Why are comments still up? Why no more mention of it? Did someone talk some sense into you, and if so, why haven’t you addressed it in your pre/post amble? I’m really not impressed with the way you’ve handled the issue at all. Are your fans not worthy of an explanation? You have so much talent and so few social skills. It’s no wonder it took you so long to break through.

Fishsticks April 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm


So cool to hear him talk about his career. Stripes….Hooray for the absurdists.

Nick Harvey April 23, 2014 at 11:50 pm


vomit cannon - one of the funniest openings, bar none

Smitty May 12, 2014 at 12:09 am


Vomit cannon = stupid gross pubescent white male shit.