I started listening to WTF with Marc Maron when I was at work. I was a little worried about the language, but since I sat by myself in the office, I figured it was fine. Uh oh, turns out my laughing was the problem. The show (podcast) is fantastic.
Marc Maron, in his own words:
“I have a hard time describing what I do or what I am up there on stage. I’ve been called: neurotic, a story teller, heady, cerebral, angry, brilliant, bad, a problem, a cultural critic, a satirist, fucking funny, an important voice, etc…
So, that being said, I am first and foremost a standup comic. I have appeared on TV, in film, on the staff, in print, on the radio, but all I ever wanted to be, and what I am now, is a stand up comic. I’ve appeared on just about every show that allows standup comics.”
He interviews everyone in the industry. From Ira Glass (love him) to Aubrey Plaza (love her) to Jason Sudekis (love him too). Those are just some recent examples. He is a little manic, a little crazy, a little angry, very thoughtful. He is not afraid to ask questions that are personal and he definitely talks about his own personal issues. The podcast usually features some of Maron’s stand-up at the beginning and then becomes an interview. It is not like hahaha the whole time, sometimes it is somewhat serious too.
Yesterday I read on HuffPo that Todd Glass came out on Maron’s show.
Todd Glass is a great comic (similarly manic and angry like Marc Maron) who I came across on Last Comic Standing.
Listening to the podcast, I was struck by how honest, powerful, and brave it was. I’m so glad that more and more people are taking a stand against the hate that GLBTQ teens/people face. It amazes me that our country acts like prohibiting people from getting married/having equal rights is a legitimate option. Bullshit.
The episode focuses a lot about on what it means to be honest, with yourself and with others.. Whether people knew or guessed or whatever, Todd Glass felt that it was important to just be honest about his life. Todd Glass said he was motivated by the recent suicides of teens across the county. Anyway, it is just sooooo honest and real.
Favorite quote from this episode:
“Be a bully for the right cause.”
Update: Just found an article on GOOD about making podcasts that references WTF with Marc Maron