• 6 WTF facts from Marc Maron’s 1,000th podcast episode

    WTF with Marc Maron put out its 1,000th episode this week. To celebrate, Maron and producer Brendan McDonald talked for over two-and-a-half hours about the origins of WTF, their podcasting processes, and, of course, President Barack Obama. They also answered a good amount of fan mail. There is no guest and, while Maron mentions that they tried to get a guest and the three people they asked said no, there

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    Barack Obama Uses ‘N-word’ On ‘WTF With Marc Maron’ Podcast; President Also Discusses Racism And Gun Control After Charleston Church Shooting

    Marc Maron’s highly-anticipated podcast interview with Barack Obama is going viral after the President used the “n-word” to make a point. Obama was speaking about the Charleston church shootings when he noted that racism still exists in America today. “Racism, we are not cured of it,” President Obama said on Maron’s WTF Podcast. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n—-r in public. That’s

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    Marc Maron, President Obama podcast transcript leaked? (Photos)

    Fans of WTF with Marc Maron are already excited about his upcoming episode with President Barack Obama. Marc Maron announced on Thursday that the President will be his next podcast guest for what may become the most downloaded podcast episode of all time. Two New York City comedians made some memes anticipating how Maron’s Obama interview will go using many of the host’s WTF tropes. Chris Calogero and Emily Winter nailed

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    Obama is Marc Maron’s next guest on WTF podcast

    Marc Maron has snagged arguably the biggest podcast guest ever of not just his own show, but of any podcast. Monday’s guest on WTF with Marc Maron will be President Barack Obama. The Obama episode is expected to be the biggest WTF episode ever. It may possibly become the most downloaded podcast episode of all time. “This is a big day for our country, for me and for my cats,”

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    A look back as Marc Maron’s podcast reaches 100 million downloads

    It’s official. After alluding to the news on Monday’s episode with Will Ferrell, the hit podcast sensation WTF with Marc Maron reached 100 million downloads last night. Maron launched the show, which maintains free episodes and a premium subscription option, in his garage in Los Angeles out of professional frustration; it now averages 220,000 downloads per episode. Maron has accumulated 451 episodes of interviews with stand-up comedians, actors, rock legends,

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    ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ box set pre-order begins tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, comedy and podcast fans will be able to pre-order the WTF with Marc Maron box set, filled with more than 100 hours of interviews and archived video from the comedian’s live podcast tapings. The collection will be released on April 24. The limited edition run – A Special Thing Records will press 1,000 copies — includes the first 100 episodes of the show, which features Maron’s interviews with

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    The Laughspin audio interview with Marc Maron

    Having followed the progress of Marc Maron’s career since 2005 (when Laughspin was Punchline Magazine) — in the form of interviews, album reviews, news stories (I even co-produced his one-man show Scorching the Earth in 2009 and was honored to write the liner notes for his third album, Final Engagement), it was time I sat down to have a proper catch-up chat with the man. So, I met Maron at

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    The formerly “unbookable” Marc Maron delivers powerful keynote address at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL — There has long been the acknowledgement of a fine line that exists between the realms of laughter and pain. It’s a concept perhaps even older than fully evolved vocal chords – since the dawn of humanity, there’s been an instinctual understanding that what we can’t laugh about, we cry over, and what we can’t cry over… well, we emit some sanity chuckles and then hope we’ll have the

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    Watch Marc Maron on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    While he was in New York City to record a live version of his podcast WTF in Brooklyn, Marc Maron visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was there to not only promote the podcast but also his upcoming album This Has To Be Funny, which drops Aug. 9 on Comedy Central Records. I’ve already listened to it, by the way. Many, many times. I was there during one of

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    Watch Marc Maron on “Real Time with Bill Maher” talk about angrily fu*king Michele Bachmann

    In the unlikely scenario you needed more reason to love Marc Maron, allow me to submit this video of the man’s appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher from Friday. The host of super-popular podcast WTF was joined by syndicated sex columnist and author Dan Savage, Dallas Mavericks owner and overall filthy rich guy, Mark Cuban and Chrystia Freeland, the editor of Thomson Reuters Digital. What led to the peak

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    Revealed: exclusive details of Marc Maron's WTF television pilot with Ed Asner

    If you heard the newly-posted episode of WTF with Marc Maron, you already know the comedian struck a deal to shoot a WTF-centered television pilot. The filming went down last week at his home and around his neighborhood. Television comedy icon Ed Asner plays Maron’s father; rising comedic voices like W. Kamau Bell and Sean Patton co-star– not to mention Seth Morris, Matt Jones, Erin Daniels and Angela Trimbur. The script

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    Marc Maron says there's a 'punk rock' element to his podcast "WTF" hitting public radio

    Last night, public radio’s comedy nerd king Jesse Thorn, host and producer of popular shows The Sound of Young America and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, announced that podcast WTF with Marc Maron will get the public radio treatment. We’ve taken the hundreds of episodes of the WTF podcast and boiled them down to what we think is ten hours of exceptionally compelling radio. We’ve chosen the best stories and the best

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    Comedian light boxes feature Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., more

    Janeane Garofalo is a light box!

    The ways in which comedy nerds can show their appreciation for the artists they love are a bit limited. Obviously, you can show up to your fave comedians’ live shows; these days you could probably also donate some money to their podcast/indie radio show or leave a supportive comment on their latest viral video attempt or maybe even shoot off

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    Punchline Magazine analysis: the comedy podcast goes postmodern

    Due to the recent surge in popularity, It was only a matter of time, but now it’s official: the comedy podcast has gone postmodern. Yesterday, via the Plop List, a wonderful hub of everything related to comedy podcasts, the arrival of Succotash- The Comedy Podcast Podcast was announced. As you might figure with the label “comedy podcast podcast”, host/producer Marc Hershon plays several clips from popular podcasts including WTF with

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    Sam Kinison and best friend "shared" wife during cocaine-fueled past

    As you probably know, on today’s just-released episode of WTF with Marc Maron, Carl La Bove — comedian and former best friend of the late Sam Kinison — chatted with Maron about the fact that Kinison is the one who actually fathered La Bove’s ex-wife’s daughter, now 21 years old. The conception, it turns out, occurred at a time where La Bove and Kinison, in cocaine-fueled episodes, “shared” La Bove’s

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