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      Mon 14 Aug 2017

      Episode 837 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Phil Stutz 1h 33m play

      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest basketball players ever, but he's happy if you know him as a writer, a cultural critic, an activist, a chronicler of African-American history, an actor, an a... 69 more words

      Thu 10 Aug 2017

      Episode 836 - Mike MacDonald / Jon Ronson 1h 38m play

      Canadian comic Mike MacDonald survived four decades in comedy, drug abuse, Sam Kinison, chronic illness, psych wards, and a liver transplant to make it to the garage. Mike takes Marc through his early... 59 more words

      Mon 07 Aug 2017

      Episode 835 - The Lucas Brothers 1h 31m play

      Keith and Kenny Lucas are identical twins and Marc is freaking out at how similar they are. Well, freaking a little bit anyway, but only at first because once the three of them get talking it's hard n... 56 more words

      Thu 03 Aug 2017

      Episode 834 - Rory Scovel / Maz Jobrani 1h 40m play

      Rory Scovel is from the South, he was born into a legacy of postal workers, and one of his first jobs was in production at a local TV station. It's all great background material for a comedy career, w... 68 more words

      Mon 31 Jul 2017

      Episode 833 - Al Gore 1h 18m play

      Former Vice President Al Gore has been thinking about change his whole life, whether it was the way the changing media shaped our politics or the way a changing climate altered the way we live on this... 62 more words

      Thu 27 Jul 2017

      Episode 832 - David Alan Grier / Joe Mande 1h 43m play

      David Alan Grier studied to become a serious actor at Yale School of Drama, which actually came in handy when he got cast on one of the funniest shows of all time, In Living Color. David talks with Ma... 61 more words

      Mon 24 Jul 2017

      Episode 831 - Randy Newman 1h 37m play

      Marc believes - and many agree with him - that Randy Newman is an American genius. One person who's not so sure is Randy himself who, after half a century as a recording artist, 13 solo albums, 23 sou... 68 more words

      Thu 20 Jul 2017

      Episode 830 - David Remnick 1h 16m play

      David Remnick is a seasoned journalist, an accomplished writer and a proud amateur guitar player. But he's also the gatekeeper of an American institution as editor of The New Yorker. Marc and David ta... 49 more words

      Mon 17 Jul 2017

      Episode 829 - Edie Falco 1h 28m play

      With indelible roles in shows like The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie and Horace and Pete, a lot of people feel like they know Edie Falco very well, even though they only know her characters. Edie helps Marc ... 53 more words

      Thu 13 Jul 2017

      Episode 828 - Keb' Mo' & Taj Mahal 1h 18m play

      Blues legends Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal are distinctly different individuals. One grew up in Compton, California, the other grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. One was raised on Caribbean music, the o... 57 more words

      Mon 10 Jul 2017

      Episode 827 - GLOW Writers & Creators 1h 25m play

      Give a listen to how the sausage of television gets made as Marc talks with the creative team behind the show GLOW. First, hear about the process of scripting a season of television as a group from th... 61 more words

      Thu 06 Jul 2017

      Episode 826 - Jeff Baena / Dave Anthony 1h 36m play

      Filmmaker Jeff Baena was always into movies that didn't fit into easy categories. He tells Marc about having his mind blown at an early age thanks to directors like Kubrick and Fellini, which helps ex... 69 more words

      Mon 03 Jul 2017

      Episode 825 - Kia Stevens / Chavo Guerrero Jr. 1h 48m play

      It's a tag team match with two of Marc's GLOW colleagues. First, Chavo Guerrero Jr. stops by to tell Marc what it's like to be part of a wrestling dynasty and how he put his lifetime of experience to ... 68 more words

      Thu 29 Jun 2017

      Episode 824 - Jason Mantzoukas 1h 44m play

      Jason Mantzoukas is a great improvisational comedian, which you would know from seeing him in shows like The League, on podcasts like How Did This Get Made? and in movies like The House. As he explain... 69 more words

      Mon 26 Jun 2017

      Episode 823 - Jenji Kohan 1h 35m play

      Even when she was in school, Jenji Kohan didn't like being told what she couldn't do. So it makes sense that after she was told there was no chance she'd ever get on a TV writing staff, Jenji would ma... 54 more words

      Thu 22 Jun 2017

      Episode 822 - Sofia Coppola 1h 11m play

      Despite a surname that is practically synonymous with modern American cinema, Sofia Coppola didn't want to be a film director. She tells Marc about her early career ambitions and how they inevitably l... 57 more words

      Wed 21 Jun 2017

      NEW SERIES! Classic Showbiz with Kliph Nesteroff 27m play

      Marc presents a new podcast mini-series chronicling the seedy underbelly, forgotten heroes, and subversive oddballs of comedy history.   Today's episode: The Hood, The Schmuck & Miss New Jersey Le... 93 more words

      Mon 19 Jun 2017

      Episode 821 - Alison Brie & Betty Gilpin 1h 9m play

      Marc sits down with his coworkers Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin to take stock of the time they spent shooting the first season of the new Netflix series GLOW and to learn a bit more about each other no... 48 more words

      Thu 15 Jun 2017

      Episode 820 - Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon / Jim Florentine 1h 27m play

      Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon are married. They also wrote the movie The Big Sick, which is based on their lives and in which Kumail plays himself. Marc also wrote an episode of television that was... 55 more words

      Mon 12 Jun 2017

      Episode 819 - Ariel Leve / Wheeler Walker, Jr. 1h 35m play

      When Marc crossed paths with writer Ariel Leve back in the '90s, she was working at MTV and on the verge of making a splash as a print journalist. Ariel didn't know she would soon uncover the trauma i... 83 more words

      Thu 08 Jun 2017

      Episode 818 - Mark Mulcahy / Phil Elverum 1h 49m play

      It's a doubleheader of singer-songwriters who are separated by several years but tied together by similar tragedies that reshaped their lives and their art. First, Phil Elverum of The Microphones and ... 77 more words

      Mon 05 Jun 2017

      Episode 817 - Lesley Stahl / Demetri Martin 1h 43m play

      Marc interviews an interviewer when Lesley Stahl spends 60 minutes in the garage. The veteran journalist tells Marc what it was like to cover Watergate, interview U.S. Presidents, report on the strugg... 51 more words

      Thu 01 Jun 2017

      Episode 816 - Senator Al Franken 1h 31m play

      Marc travels to Washington, DC for a conversation with his old radio co-worker who now happens to be a United States Senator. Al Franken takes Marc through his start in comedy with Tom Davis, his fift... 67 more words

      Mon 29 May 2017

      Episode 815 - Jake Fogelnest / Ron Funches 1h 38m play

      Jake Fogelnest was a teenager with a public access show who was thrust into a high-profile MTV gig and before too long was in rehab for drug addiction. Now Jake's a successful writer and show runner b... 80 more words

      Thu 25 May 2017

      Episode 814 - Danny Fields / J Mascis 1h 39m play

      Danny Fields is a music manager, a publicist, a magazine editor, a writer, and a conduit to some of the greatest artists ever, including Andy Warhol, the Velvet Underground, the Doors, the Ramones, an... 61 more words

      Mon 22 May 2017

      Episode 813 - Griffin Dunne / Bill Burr 1h 32m play

      Griffin Dunne caught the acting bug at a young age and had early success with movies like American Werewolf in London and After Hours. But tragedy struck when his career was ascendant and his whole fa... 62 more words

      Thu 18 May 2017

      Chris Cornell from June 2014 1h 3m play

      From Episode 502, this is Marc's conversation with Chris Cornell, musician, singer and songwriter from the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Chris Cornell passed away on May 17, 2017.

      Episode 812 - AJ Mendez Brooks / Fred Stoller 1h 39m play

      As AJ Lee, she was a larger than life superhero who won the WWE women's wrestling championship three times. But as AJ Mendez Brooks, she spent most of her life coping with mental illness. AJ tells Mar... 55 more words

      Mon 15 May 2017

      Episode 811 - Joel Hodgson / Jonah Ray 1h 47m play

      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 inst... 72 more words

      Thu 11 May 2017

      Episode 810 - Kevin Bacon 1h 40m play

      Kevin Bacon started his career with an awkward experience on the set of Animal House. Then his fear of becoming a major star after Footloose led him to self-sabotage. It wasn't until he rejected Holly... 72 more words

      Mon 08 May 2017

      Episode 809 - John Michael Higgins / Maria Bamford 1h 41m play

      John Michael Higgins is instantly familiar to audiences after seeing him in the Christopher Guest movies and Pitch Perfect and so many other films and TV shows. But he and Marc discover in the middle ... 61 more words

      Thu 04 May 2017

      Episode 808 - Wendi McLendon-Covey / Al Madrigal 1h 38m play

      Wendi McLendon-Covey may have found success with The Goldbergs and Bridesmaids but the Hollywood lifestyle was never her thing. As she tells Marc, Wendi lived at home with her parents until she was 26... 74 more words

      Mon 01 May 2017

      Episode 807 - Mark Mothersbaugh 1h 31m play

      Although Mark Mothersbaugh co-founded Devo, he didn't think it was a band at first. To Mark and his bandmates, Devo was an art movement. Mark sits down in the garage to talk about his upbringing in Ak... 52 more words

      Thu 27 Apr 2017

      Episode 806 - Mark Lanegan / Mac DeMarco 1h 35m play

      Mark Lanegan is the soft-spoken elder statesman of the '90s Seattle grunge scene. Marc Maron talks with the former frontman of Screaming Trees and finds out how Mark went on to collaborate with a wide... 63 more words

      Mon 24 Apr 2017

      Episode 805 - Walter Hill 1h 45m play

      Poor health kept Walter Hill out of the Army in the '60s, but that twist of fate led him into filmmaking during the tumultuous end of that decade. Walter tells Marc about being there for the major shi... 67 more words

      Thu 20 Apr 2017

      Episode 804 - Amanda Peet / W. Kamau Bell 1h 40m play

      Marc is a fan of Amanda Peet when she's playing funny, quirky characters, like in Togetherness or Brockmire, and when she's cold-hearted and mean, like in Changing Lanes or Syriana. He finds out in pe... 52 more words