Joel Hodgson took his Midwestern sensibility, his interest in theater of the absurd, his standup comedy experience, and his robot assembly skills, put them together and created the beloved comedy institution Mystery Science Theater 3000. Joel takes Marc through the process of making MST3K, from its start on a local UHF station to its revival on Netflix. The new MST3K stars Marc's neighbor Jonah Ray, who also stops by to talk about being in one of his all-time favorite shows and doing the new season of his own show Hidden America. This episode is sponsored by PLAYBASE from Sonos and Casper.
Comedian Jonah Ray from The Nerdist crosses podcast streams with Marc in the garage. In a wide ranging b.s. session, Jonah talks to Marc about his upbringing in Hawaii, his punk music roots and the positive benefits of heartbreak. This episode is sponsored in part by LegalZoom.
Ring in the New Year with a Live WTF. Steve Mazan grapples with the dangers of crowd work. Maronzio Vance remembers the worst booing of his life. Jonah Ray has some harsh words for Hawaii. Mojo Nixon brings some outlaw country to WTF. Plus, Jim and Eddie do their things. This episode is sponsored by My Damn Channel where you can watch season five of Wainy Days.