Ezra Furman started writing songs when he was 14 years old after hearing Bob Dylan but while still wanting to be a member of Green Day. Ezra tells Marc how those seemingly contradictory preferences took hold in his music and performances, how comedy was his road not taken, and how he struggled with coming out to his bandmates and friends. Also, David Wain returns to the show after eight years to talk about his movie about the National Lampoon, A Futile and Stupid Gesture. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe.
Marc gets absurd with surprisingly pragmatic David Wain of “The State” and “Stella” fame. He also talks with another former member of “The State” who now goes by the name Troy. Plus, Marc assesses the effectiveness of his newly installed Dick Filter.