At some point after James Franco became a high-profile movie star, he found himself asking, "What if you get everything you want and nothing changes?" As James explains to Marc, that led to a re-engagement with art and academics, a stint on General Hospital, an infamous hosting experience on the Oscars, and many passion projects that he willed to fruition. Only now, with his new movie The Disaster Artist, which he starred in and directed, does James realize what he was chasing and what he has in common with The Room director Tommy Wiseau. This episode is sponsored by Orbi, Squarespace, and SimpliSafe.
It’s Live WTF from SXSW. Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me details his adventures in the screen trade. Nate Bargatze paints the full picture of a Deep South wedding. Harmony Korine and James Franco break down Spring Breakers. And an unexpected visitor threatens to turn the whole thing upside down. This episode is sponsored by Matador Records and the new album by Kurt Vile, “Wakin on a Pretty Daze.”