I absolutely love these interviews and wish I had found them years earlier. I am addicted to listening to them and tell everyone I know how wonderful they are. I love Mark and can relate to many of the things he expresses. Thank you for enlightening me and making me laugh. You are amazing.
Maron is one of the best comics working today, and also one of the best living interviewers. I’ve been a regular listener for three and a half years now and having journeyed through hundreds of talks I still look forward to each new interview. His recent Rick Baker talk particularly floored me. Jump in at any point, he’s always engaging! Boomer lives!
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Some don’t like MM’s politics. You can go elsewhere. Your judgment and opinions, folks, nope. Go elsewhere! Willie Robertson has a podcast. Trump funded. Catch a football game @ ALABAMA. This is one guy’s podcast. Better yet: do your own podcast Marc, keep doing your thing. Great job!
My only criticism is that he interrupts his guests too much. I cringe when a guest is in the middle of answering a question only to have Marc interrupt and sometimes even change the subject (!!!).
Finally! I listened to Kate Nash as a teenager. When Glow first season was streaming I was not following what happened to Kate Nash, but seeing her on the show brought me back to her first album. Enjoyed listening to your interview and getting to hear all the craziness she went through. Glad you finally did this talk was wondering since season one of Glow when you were going to have her on although I knew it would of eventually happened. Loved it and always a pleasure.
Marc is The Godfather of peeled onion podcasting. He has a gift for cutting to the point and allowing his guests to open their books. Success well deserved.
Marc is a Coward. I have to admit that Marc is the best interviewer and I listen to most of his conversations. However he often interrupts his guests either to talk about himself of finish their thought. I can’t tell you how many times I liked the question and wanted to hear the answer then he cut the guest off. With so many reviews saying the same thing, you would think he would change that. But I suppose that pathology is him being his self centered self. And I’m really sick of his “woke” messages. I’m sick of his far left political stance. He is a guy who believes his opinions are facts. Then when he changes his opinions he then thinks his new opinions are facts. Yes I know that this show is about Marc and his self centered narcissistic, neurotic, toxic personality so you get what you get. I have no problem with his hating Trump but he also considers people who like Trump to all be white supremacists. He said that the only reason a person would not vote for Hillary to be because we have mommy issues. He is a self righteous know it all who surrounds himself with people who thinks the same as he dies. He never interviews people with opposing viewpoints. He is like a bully who throws rocks at people from his window then hides. If he is so politically knowledgeable he should invite James Woods over or Ben Shapiro, But they would eat him alive. So how about Tim Allen or Patricia Richardson. And make the talk about politics if he thinks he is so correct. But he won’t because he is a coward. None the less the interviews are really good and truth be told so is his stand up and I’ll continue to listen. If I were a liberal like him I’d boycott the show for someone disagreeing with my opinions. But since I’m a rational free speech loving conservative I’ll only detract 1 star for his immaturity. I had to lower my review stars because he just gets worse I just listened to “Why racial bias isn’t bigotry” It’s seems to me to be a clever manipulation of cherry picked statistics to align with what she wanted to be true. Marc terrible political podcast gets worse by the day. He just repeats big media buzzwords words that he doesn’t understand like “fascist.” He has no idea what a fascist is. And how he keeps worrying what Trump will do to Jews is crazy. Trumps daughter is Jewish and he is the most pro-Israel President in decades. As much as I disagree with people like Marc who want to get rid of the electoral college, I try to tolerate them as people. But Marc really hates peoples who disagree with him. He said something like this “If you don’t vote for Hillary it’s because you have mommy issues” He thinks all Trump voters are all white supremacists. Like there are no middle of the road Trump voters. He is so very uneducated. Think of all the stupid things self centered things he has done in his life....and now I’m supposed to think he is making good decisions. Drug addicts are selfish. And self centered and just getting off the drugs does not always change that mind set. Marc sees his own views as facts. That’s his problem. It’s the personal insults against his audience that really get me to fight back against him. Then he interviews people who only agree with him. I’ve been trying to separate the interview from his politics but after he personally insults 25% of his audience it becomes difficult. And sure his self loathing, yet elitist , know-it-all persona makes up part of the experience. I don’t listen as much as I used to and I do find myself turning off the interviews before they are finished when he becomes too insulting do that is why my reviews of him get lower. But sometimes they are pretty good if the guest is a good talker. But this Rachel Maddow interviews was just the worst thing ever. Marc, if you keep doing politics I’ll review you as a political commentator and for that I give you zero stars.
I really like listening to Mark I interview his guests. I believe he has a real talent and his conversation is engaging. When Mark chooses to go off on his bias rants it is a turn off and I immediately turn it off and find a different cast.
Writing a review and giving 5 stars just in spite of all the cry babies whining over Maron bashing trump. Go cry some more you children. Hahahaha
(note - this review is specific to this episode only - i'll leave other reviews for other episodes when i feel so inclined) so, once again, i'm introduced to an actor that i've certainly seen in film, but really didn't know much about and have honestly had little to no interest in. yet, this guy, edward norton, managed to engage me for an hour or so as he talked w/ maron and i baked banana bread and oatmeal cookies in my kitchen. norton was erudite and professorial to the degree that i really needed to focus on what he was saying as i multi-tasked (and thus probably need to relisten to the whole interview) in order to absorb everything he said - he certainly could have been a little more direct and taken himself and his art a little less seriously, but all-in-all he was interesting, if a bit irritating in his uber philosophical and slightly insular perspective of his experience(s) as an actor. as usual, marc was a stellar interviewer - on pace with his guest, ready to meet him w/ his own knowledge and experience base, but, still, trying, and largely failing, to lighten and/or personalize the interview a bit. norton didn't seem to want that. so, this is a serious one, folks. if you're interseted in acting theory, et al, you’ll be interested in the material, but afterwards, if you're a cookie and banana bread baking type of intellectual, you'll be ready for a little levity and maybe a brisk walk outside.
Title of review explains it all. Marc Maron is a deep state puppet. His podcast is pure propaganda, controlled by the swamp. Do your research.
I searched Marc’s name after watching “Marc Maron” on Netflix, which is so good! Started this podcast and was liking it and now I love it! Huge props for bringing Edward Norton on. He’s always seemed so private so I was surprised when this episode came out. As Marc says, Edward is intense. I really enjoyed this episode.
Marc is an incredible interviewer People who I think are not interesting Well they are fascinating once Marc gets them talking When Marc laughs it’s a snicker can’t get enough of this funky stuff 🐾
This podcast is awful. This guy doesn't know what he's talking about & CONSTANTLY interrupts his guests. He rants like a brainwashed progressive about fake climate change & Trump. It's like needles in my ears. TDS is strong on this moron.
I thought this guy was a narcissistic jerk only playing roles, but apparently he is as awful, unintelligent and bitter in his life too. He thinks he is edgy by being angry and talking smack about the President but it just makes him a boring smugnorant celebrity who has no clue about policy & probably didn’t even finish high school. If you want to hear yet ANOTHER narcissistic evil spirited uneducated celebrity rant lies like everyone else in Hollywood..knock yourself out with this awful podcast.
Maron’s consistent, moronic bashing of the President has really not only brought this podcast downhill but makes the host sound COMPLETELY idiotic! Drug addicts like this host are the last that should offer up opinions on the country or the President. I use to appreciate his interviews until Maron, like most D grade sheep celebrities started interjecting there hateful comments about President Trump and absolutely no substance to the crap they spew! Enjoy your failing podcast loser!
Please don’t ever remove the episode with President Obama. I felt compelled to listen to it again just so I could remember when we had a President who was articulate, intelligent, insightful, inspirational, had a sense of humor, and was actually sane! Thanks 🙏
Macca is a kook guy and my fav beatle by the way
I discovered Marc Maron after watching GLOW on Netflix. Then, I discovered his podcast and I'm so glad that I did. His interviews, more like he's sitting down with an old friend, and I get to listen in. I enjoy the down to earth and "real" chats with some interesting people.
Loved the show on Netflix and now loving the podcast.
The show isn’t bad. He has some interesting guests but it’s obvious this guy is all about telling the guests more about himself and his problems than really diving into the interview. Also he is a little pushy with his liberal ideas and hatred of Trump. Not all of us want political ideas and political correctness pushed on us constantly. All politicians on either side scumbags and in it for themselves. Once this country realizes that we can move on and move forward.
First three albums are nothing but making fun of people, you know, comedy. Now he bows to liberal culture and talks trash about comedians who mock people. Unfollowed. Give back every penny you made off your first three albums HACK.
What’s the name of the song played at the end of Rachel Maddow’s episode?
Love your standup, acting, and podcasting. I’m a bit behind on episodes, so I’m listening to you talk about taking your cat, Monkey, in to the vet... As a cat owner and veterinarian, I recommend trying Gabapentin. It’s been proven recently to help calm and slightly sedate aggressive, scared, or anxious cats prior to clinic trips. Worth talking to your vet about to reduce stress for both you and the cats! Wishing you the best in your career, keep up the good work!
Marc Maron is a horrible interviewer.... And yet, he has done this so long that he gets great guests. Fast forward 20 minutes (save yourself from marc maron personal vomit - which nobody cares about. Interviews are okay... if Marc doedsn’tinterupt (marc always interrupts) . Cut out the last ten minutes when Marc plays guitar.... he likes to play guitar for some reason (he's ot bad..... i just don’t care) it's not awful.... but it's not great. The only reason he is on the top ten list is because he has done it for so long (because his stand up career died) Pick and choose from the celebrities you want to hear. Marc, himself, is LAME and boring to hear.
The guests are great, but I’d love more of just Marc!!!
How can you NOT go into ... deeply her ability to remember Everything??!?!? Love you , Noel Leon
Love the podcast! You haven’t read emails in a while...I like it when you do that!
I find the Gaffigan’s inspirational. I felt like Marc could not relate to Jeannie at some points during this interview, but as usual a very good interview. Jeannie is very forthright and honest.
Thoughtful, intelligent, compassionate interviews. Excellent.
❤️Best interview ever with J Gaggilan
Great interviews. And since I know Marc only reads the negative reviews... f*~k those guys dude. They don’t get it. This would be a great place to interject a guitar solo.
Used to love this show, it was one of my original subscribed podcasts and the interviews were almost always gripping and revelatory. The past few years I realized I was listening out of habit. Many guests now are promoting a project and obviously not interested in discussing anything revealing. It’s tedious and boring to listen to rich people talk in a carefully edited and scrubbed manner about their lives. Marc is often more interesting, open, and revealing than his guests, I’d rather just listen to him talk about his own life for an hour. Sadly unsubscribed; the end of an era.
While I enjoyed the podcast , it was a little gross how he tied in some seemingly “deep” thoughts on issues with the world and making a change to ones life to a hair loss/growth ad. He lost some respectability on that one. Just wanted to get that out there.
Always like Marc as a standup, especially in the late 90s/2000s. But he sounds unpolished, doesn’t do any research/preparation for his guests and worst of all, isn’t much of a listener. He’s more like waiting to speak. After listening to Conan’s podcast, hard to listen to Maron. Conan is funnier and knows how to interview.
I have only listened to a few episodes, but it’s clear that Marc is an absolute pro. A legend to listen to and always keeps the momentum and the feels flowing. A lot of the guests stories (as well as Marc’s) have inspired me, and the insight they give into success in the world of creative pursuits is invaluable. It’s also really entertaining. From a right-winger perspective even, I love this man
I’ve listened to this podcast for years. During some of the talks (Bruce Dern) M. M. just needs to learn the art of listening more closely; understand that a witty comment can sometimes act as a hindrance, and when not to cut a discussion short.
Love Marc’s honesty & guitar-playing skills! I also think he’s an amazing interviewer. So intelligent & so real!
I feel like I know more about Marc than I do his guests. The first part of the show is him talking and talking about nothing important. Then he interrupts his guests to talk about himself. He goes back and forth during the interview and it often seems like he hasn’t researched the individuals he is talking to. The entire show is awkward and his guests seem uncomfortable at times. It is all made worse by his annoying guitar playing that doesn’t seem to have a purpose. Ugh!...
1. Never talk about yourself. 2. Please leave out the guitar stuff.
Its like listening to my dad talk to his neighbor in his garage. Maron failed early and often.
Otherwise love Patricia Clarkson
Your podcast is a gift twice a week rain or shine! By the way, l am ever hopeful that there will be a Donald Fagen interview!
Aside from being a favorite comic, he’s one of the most insightful and attentive interviewers ever. He could get a palace guard to tell their life story. He’ll pull these questions out of the air which make you think he’s waited years to ask them, and knowing the guests he gets he probably has every now and then. There’s a reason this guy got a living president to talk to him in his garage.
Great stand-up, greater human
My brain broke because I could not stop hyper focusing on Marc and Betty taking turns saying the word “Vestibule”.... For the love of all things holy stop saying “Monster” and “Vestibule”.. Great episode! They seem familiar and comfortable with each other.
Fat shame a nine year old? I can live with that! Kick a beagle in the face? How dare you!
“Betty Gilpin & Marc” [You] are admittedly a very good episode. Nonetheless, go vestibule yourself!!!
Marc’s podcast is wonderfully entertaining. The guests are diverse and interesting. That said, I’d rather have a botched colonoscopy than listen to David Shields. What a pompous individual! Blech!
Love Marc, love the conversations except for the one with David Shields. I would rather listen to Marc go through his record collection than that dude. Almost always a great listen with Marc. Still waiting on that signed insert for “Waiting for the Punch” that I pre-ordered. David Shields needs to just write.
Yeah, I could probably pay via Patreon for access to all pods: but I won’t. There are just to many good pods that interest me, and only 2 ears to listen with.
As always a smooth listen with some guitar at the end thanks mark.
O.G. and the funniest! Thanks Marc!
I get the criticisms of Marc, he’s definitely imperfect. What I like about him is that he puts genuine soul into his show and is kind to his interviewees. A perfect podcast for long car rides.
Keep up the great work Marc.
I kept waiting for the interviews to begin but Marc just went on and on and on and on and on and on. Didn't stick around to even listen to more. Not sorry.
A great podcast. Terrific guests and an excellent interviewer.
I like this podcast. But Mr. Maron has to stop talking so much over the guests. He’s a fascinating guy; I like his standup. But his podcasts include guests and he needs to let them speak. Share the road, man. Be a host. Take a Valium. Smell the roses.
Rule one, let your guests speak. He talks way too much and his questions are boring. He’s obviously not preparing for any of them. There are way better podcasts. His is a waste of time.
I only wish I knew about this podcast sooner...ughh...Marc Maron is so good!!! Love it!!
Marc doesn’t do enough research on his guests and instead asks really basic questions like “who was in that movie with you?” over and over in a very bored way. It almost seems like he’s trying to sound cool by not bothering to know anything about their career. He also talks about some of his guests work in a pretty dismissive way that feels like he’s negging them (particularly the Mandy Moore episode).
Marc, you get better and better. Your recent Greg Kinnear segment was terrific especially the quick thumbnail sketch of your journey to sobriety. I have a guest to suggest: are you familiar with Sam Kinison’s brother Bill? Very interesting and funny guy. He’d be great.
The original podcast is still just.the.best. period. Marc is so real and eminently relatable, wonderful conversations with famous people who I love to hear say more than 2 minute soundbites; keep it up Marc thank you!!
I never write reviews but after listening to Marc rant and rave about watermelon I literally was crying from laughing sooo hard. I think he has been in my house since I do the same thing he does ! I think we were brothers and sisters from another mother !!! LOVE his show !!!
Wasn’t so long ago we had a middle aged ex drug addict in the White House. Dunno if he had cats but he did have an IQ that was 1/2 of Maron’s. Marc can talk about whatever he wants. If you don’t like his politics listen to a Real credible source like RT.
The Phil Donahue of the blank generation!
...he talks too much! Yes he paved the podcast way and does his research on the guests. But he needs to let some oxygen into the interviews , it gets tiring hearing him monopolize or tell the guests what they mean rather than having them say what they mean. His interview with Obama was fantastic.
I'm one of those that skip the beginning. I learn enough about Marc during his interviews, don't need to hear anything more. Great interviewer. Really listens and is very knowledgable. Guests are always surprised when he knows so much! Oh, and Obama. Need I say more?
Great podcast--love the way Marc does his homework and is always respectful. His interviews have depth and are entertaining. Highly recommend!
Marc Marin is somewhat humorous but who in their right mind wants to hear about politics from a middle-aged ex-drug addict with cats?!? Guests are ok but come on.
This pod used to be about scrappiness, hunger, and a determination to strive upward. But after achieving “success” the host now uses the pod to advertise, self promote and complain about not being happy. Enjoy those high hedges. Goodbye.
I save up podcasts to listen to if I have a long drive or tedious things to do at work. There are too many moments in Marc’s conversations to count where there’s an honest discussion of uncomfortable topics that make me feel as though everything in my life is ok and I’m not alone. Marc has an incredibly keen sense of what’s going on-he’s never judgmental no matter the issue being discussed. This is my a sure thing podcast and the best and most reliable travel companion.
I find Maron's conversations with comedians to generally be the best ones, as well as those with people he actually has a history with. His stated m.o. is to not do much advance research on his subjects - sometimes that doesn't matter if the person is engaging enough, but it can result in some disastrous shows (the one with Joan Jett comes to mind). Also, lately I tend to skip over the long intros, which are very self-involved, to put it kindly. Despite all that, Maron deserves a lot of respect for carving out a large swath in the podcast world, as well as for scoring some very high level guests (Obama, McCartney). Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good, I guess.
Well almost. I went thru a divorced, moved back to my hometown, and hated my life. Then i discovered this podcast and listened every week at work. It made me laugh and i saw a lot of myself in Marc with his thoughts and musings. I look forward to this every week. It was a comfort i needed and I’m grateful for that in my darkest days. Thanks, man
Boy, Diamond Dave is an exhausting trip! And that is Marc’s forte, he knows when to sit back and let the guest riff. Great show as always and easily the best podcast out there.
This one with David Lee Roth on the WTFpodcast with host Marc Maron. I highly suggest you or your friends play this podcast.
I didn’t know what to expect, but I believe you got the manic intellect of this character. Exhausting and entertaining.
That was wild. This conversation went in so many different directions with so many random references. As always, a pleasure to listen to
A good guest, capable of ignoring Maron's interjection and self-comparisons, can be worth a listen. Otherwise this SoCal misfit underwhelms with his brand of narcissistic self-loathing and his ignorance. He has some good guests though.
Never miss an ep. Marc is the man.
Dude, I know your trying to make $ but the 20 min monologue and ads blow. I listened once and you went on far too long about what your eating, the sound, your gigs...yawn. If Brene wasn’t my spirit animal I wouldn’t have listened to that great discussion. For the love of podcasts 👏🏻dial 👏🏻 back👏🏻 the 👏🏻 crap👏🏻. We’re all fast forwarding through it. Save the time and effort on your part.
He’s in the podcast hall of fame. He gets the best guests and asks engaging questions.
Thanks for making my commute from Burbank to Santa Monica pleasurable. I no longer need CBD to get on the 405.
Powerful powerful podcast. A must hear. Thank you Eve and Mark. A life changing conversation.
I have to admit that as I’ve found other podcasts I often find myself deleting some of these. Especially if I have no idea who the guest is. It’s just a function of not having the time to listen to everything. The output of Mr. Maron is impressive as his the quality of guests. But not all of them. But that’s just me. That being said there is one thing that Marc does that drives me crazy. He has issues with his parents. I’m not judging that’s his problem. But as he interviews and asks about the quests parents you can almost hear him leaning forward and smiling when the guest also has parental issues. It immediately changes the interview to talking about the parents. It just wastes time. I want to hear about the guest. Oh, he should also warn his guests he has no idea what you’re talking about when you talk sports.
I know you want to make some money but the ads in this are too many.
Maron is one hell of an interviewer. He won’t always take an interview where you want, he instead just lets it go where it has to go. This often results in it going deep and he regularly finds something no one else gets. On top of that, unlike most shows, he interviews people in all sorts of different entertainment professions and you end up learning more than you ever thought you would on topics you never considered. Can’t think of any other interview format podcast that expands my horizons while also feeding my obsessions.
Odd mix of sniveling self-pity, slavish adherence to the tiresome political elitism of the Hollywood Left, great guests and questions, and an absolute commitment to cutting off guests in the midst of their thoughtful answers. Please do a modicum of preparation, continue asking great questions and letting the conversation go where it wants to go, and as interesting as you might think your own life might be to everyone, let the guests answer your question without interrupting. Would be great if you occasionally mixed in some challenging thought leaders like Tim Ferris, Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, etc., but it’s your show and I do appreciate your struggle to stay sober and the challenges core values at odds with your own might present.
Great interviews and guests!
The Most!!! Thank you and now I’m happy !! Basically was asking myself earlier who some of my heroes were and well... you are MM!!!
Eve and Marc thank you for going so deep and being willing to go there and hold the space for this powerful book and discussion. Wow.
Thank you for making my early mornings tolerable. You remind me to have a sense of humor in the middle of the chaos that is life.
This episode spoke to me. So powerful. A perspective I’ve not heard before. Thank you for reading her book and going there. I’m gonna replay this one.
When I saw the episode was 2 1/2 hours long I thought that was crazy! It flew by!!! Congrats on a great podcast!!! Thank you for all the joy!!!!
I like the interviews a lot, but it takes him like 20 minutes to GET to the interview portion.. the podcasts could be 45-60 min instead of 80-100 min.
At first I thought this podcast was an acquired taste, and well, maybe it is a little bit, but so worth acquiring. I have to admit I am addicted to Marc Maron’s show. I think he’s an excellent interviewer, there is a structure to the hour and I always end up feeling like I know the guest and appreciate them so much more than I ever did. There’s an intimacy to this process with Marc Maron that I really enjoy. I love hearing his opening kvetching, he lets it all hang out like an actual human being and that’s the way I like it. Love this podcast.
When Letterman comes on, listen at 1/2 speed. I did it by accident, but it was funny as hell.
Marc, I’m an actor in the biz for over 25 year. Your talks about the acting process with other actors I respect is absolutely invaluable to me. There is no other podcast that digs this deep, in an entertaining way like you do. This is a must listen to any professional or aspiring actor. Kudos brother, thanks for the inspiration! Douglas Tait
Marc’s podcast was one of the first I’ve listened to and I’m a devotee. It’s lovely and soulful to listen in on these, intimate, funny and candid conversations. Marc’s good soul shines through all of it, and gives us a wise way to compartmentalize in these difficult times.
7 years and counting, will never forget your chat with Bob Gollub, keep ‘em coming man!
Very interesting and thoughtful episode. You’re doing great!
Interview the band “DEATH “ From Detroit
I wish I can give more than five stars, but I can’t. This is always a great insight to the interviewees and Marc does an amazing job of humanizing celebrities that I used to view as bigger than life. It’s great that these interviews remind people that celebrities are normal living, breathing human beings with feelings and insecurities. Thank you Marc for also always finding humor within everyone that you sit down and talk with.
Big fan of Marc from the old stand up days when I was looking to see who would pick up the torch after Bill Hicks died. Over 1000 episodes now, utter respect, a truly well earned spot in the podcast Hall of Fame (yes, it is an actual thing). Listened a lot over the years, tend to cherry pick episodes now. I think he might be resting on his laurels. Wish he’d find his edge again and push for sharper, funnier & more aggressive interviews. Full review at andyspodcasterpodcastingpodcast.com
Host should prepare prior to interviewing guests.
I have listened to this podcast for years on and off — I can’t listen consistently because I’ve become tired of Maron’s lack of preparation for guests. He never seems to have read their books, he often has no idea about their movie or tv history and, worse, he doesn’t seem to think that’s necessary — seems so arrogant. His interviews are long so he will often hit on gems over the course of the long conversations — this makes many worth listening to. But regardless ... I always skip the first 15 minutes of every episode where he talks about himself over and over and over. Yeesh.
Marc is an excellent interviewer and gets great guests. I usually just skip the 15 minutes or so at the beginning where he rambles on about whatever. Boomer lives!
Shut up Dragon Nerd. He brings a lot of joy to his fans and intelligence to his interviews. If you want mindless entertainment, then 90% of the movie industry is aimed at you and your quest for up and backs and bright shiny lights. He can have an opinion without you bashing an entire show because you cannot deal with a differing point of view. Keep up the great work Marc!
My favorite podcast
I like Marc, but all of his problems are less real than dragons.
The freak out about “dragon nerds” was just too harsh to fit into my work day. Sounded like the kid in shipping running his mouth but without the “I sound like Bob Dylan” part.
There is a reason he is the best and a legend. I strive to be as good a podcaster at Marc with my own podcast
Marc has great guests but I wish he would stop interrupting them. He is a terrible interviewer. It’s almost as if the guests are there as props for him to talk about himself.
Love love love Marc Maron. The ads on this podcast tho 🤔
Mark, I have listened to every one of your podcasts up to now. I don’t agree with a lot of your political views, but have respected your opinion and how you present them. You have changed your views and/or how you present them, and it has become harder to maintain that respect. The references to “garbage people” on the Vincent Dinofrio was finally too much for me. I don’t want that unnecessary level of hate when listening to an interview of somebody who’s work I have enjoyed. Mark, you can do a great interview, and I wish you continued success. I’m getting out while I can still say that. Thank you for years of entertainment.
I love the variety of guests and Marc is a great interviewer.
Marc Maron is devoid of talent. All of your past episodes should be available so I can look up info about the people interviewed, REAL comedians.
Marc is an amazing interviewer who is genuinely engaged with his guests. Such a pleasure to listen to
Dude, for the love of God, let your life guests speak! Ask a question, and shut...up! Don’t interrupt them and finish their answers. Don’t cut them off and interject a new question or comment before they’ve had time to finish their thought. You don’t have to finish every thought your guests have. You are such an annoying narcissist. Listen to yourself. Be honest. You have such great quests, but you ruin every...single...show by breaking in every chance you DON’T get to make the topic about yourself or steamroll all over your guests with uninteresting commentary, yeahs, rights, etc. Try it. Just ask a question and count at least to 60 before you saying anything. I’m listening now, and this is so, so aggravating.
Nobody beats Maron.
The best guests come on this show for a reason Marc Maron is all time great interviewer he’s actually interested in the guests!
Jane Fonda would get six minutes or so on a talk show and we didn’t really get the chance to know her. You gave her so much more and now.. I love her! Thanks to the both of you.
Hi Marc, I’ve only been listening to podcasts for a year & a half but I never miss any of your episodes. Although I enjoy them all, my favorite interview is Jane Fonda. I absolutely love her & you did a fantastic job! Can’t wait for your interview with Lily Tomlin. 😀 I also enjoy your comedy specials on Netflix. From a faithful listener, Cheryl in Arizona.
This podcast has some amazing episodes, unrivaled. Marc’s relatable, everyman persona makes the show real.
Hi Marc, I’ve been listening to you for a couple years now and following your standup career for even longer. Watching a person grow and evolve in the ways you have is incredibly inspiring. You and I are kindred spirits; I have several mental illnesses involving clinical depression so I can relate to your rock bottoms in a very personal way. Thank you for continuing this journey you have put all your energy into. I have had 4 attempts of suicide in my younger years; seeing you bounce back from similar situations, maybe for different reasons, has inspired me on so many levels. Thank you for all you’ve done, you are a role model to millions. -Judge Trudy
One of the best shows and podcasts. Great conversations with a little bit of a twist of sarcastic sense of humor! Love it! Thank you Marc and your guests!
I have been listening for almost 5 years and I love this show! Marc is such a great conversationalist. The time he spends talking to guests is smart, funny and empathetic. He is so engaging and you feel like you know him personally, especially after his opening monologues. This show has taught me so many things and I love how open and honest Marc is with his listeners. 5 stars!
Weird having a comma in the episode numbers now. Probably will get used to it
Love you Marc. I have been a listener for a little over a year and you have opened my eyes to a whole new world. Watched your stand up and your show on Netflix after. I one-hundred-percent back you on anything now.
Marc, Thank you. I look forward to your new shows. I first saw you in the nineties, in Boston. I appreciate your insight, and slants. Will continue to support and listen.
I don’t always know the guests, or think I’m going to like them, but the casual way Marc pulls info out of folks is comfortable and cathartic.
With Marc, I’d be lost. This podcast is pure therapy.
I don’t always enjoy the guests but I always enjoy you and respect the hustle. That’s a lot of shows you pump out.
It takes a minute to get into his rambling intros but once you're used to those, you'll never miss an ep.
Maron is the most sincere interviewer i’ve ever heard. Even if i’m not interested in the subject i look forward to hearing Marc’s take on things. I love his stories about his cats too. A real Mensch!
I miss when the show was interesting and controversial and not just a stop on a celebrity publicity tour.
Thanks, Marc— for your show and for your recent episode with Phoebe Robinson. Not only do I think you are both talented, multiple-threat performers but you share having uniquely great laughs. Phoebe’s is sheer joy and makes me break into a smile whenever I hear it. Your chuckle is more sly and love it too. Keep on doing what you do, both of you!! A fan named Donna
Thank you Mark and team. You are trailblazers; I’ve really enjoyed listening this past couple of years. I have a lot to catch up on. Keep on keeping on!
Absolutely the podcast of record.
Not many people can talk to folks and get the honest conversations Marc does. His experiences and look on life just seem to create a safe space for people to be themselves.
Episode 1000 was really great! Keep on keeping on!
You will love this podcast if you’re a Richard Lewis fan. Sort of Richard Lewis lite. The first time I saw him I thought he was the dude who played Bernie in Weekend at Bernie’s. But it’s not him. That guy was funnier and didn’t resent his parents. Seriously, this guy’s whole schtick is how he’s still sobbing into his pillow about mean ole mommy and daddy. But he does have talent!! This guy can get his guests to dampen their own hankies about their own parents. If you have an EQ above 10, avoid this show.
You have something for everyone! I really like you because you’re a cat guy and the fact that you have an artist girlfriend. Believe it or not that really says something about a person.
Vulnerable, caring and always growing! This podcast makes me feel good and hopeful🤘❤️🤘
Hands down the best podcast out there. Funny, sad, heart wrenching, and authentic. Marc has for years now shared his life and struggles with the listener. He nimbly draws out the inner experiences of the famous and infamous and connects their lives to the rest of the world in an attempt to show that we are all humans.
His opening comments are stale and self-absorbed, and not interesting. Today’s conversation was almost identical to one from the 86 year old gentleman who stood behind me for an hour at a funeral visitation. Kept talking, and repeating himself, about a topic no one was interested in, himself. Easy to give a lonely guy at a funeral patience and understanding. As entertainment? Hard pass.
It is now Feb2018. Have listened to Marc and his podcast for a little over three years now. He has a great natural conversational style to him. The best part of his interviews are when he is able to dive deep into the subject’s past. It helps us to truly understand the actions, styles and behaviors of the person (while at the same time, Marc is open about his previous travels). He tends to fall in line with “our country is over” now that Trump is POTUS. Something that is a common and annoying from a lot of the podcasts these days. When Marc rabbit trails this way, I just focus on my project at hand and hope that it does not consume too much of the interview or monologue. Over the past couple of years, the podcast has obviously generated large listening numbers. The guests have become more aligned with their tv shows’, albums’, books’, etc. releases. It has become more commercialized and like the late night talk shows that this podcast was a welcome relief from. Overall, Marc tends to do a great job of chit-chatting with the guest and not making it obvious that some of the guests are there only because the booking company was able to get a bowl of M&Ms on the table with all the blue ones removed.
Hands down, simply my favorite podcast. I was recommended this podcast from a friend in 2015 and was previously unfamiliar with Marc’s comedy, now I love both. Marc is a surprisingly honest, personable, and open interviewer who uses his own life experiences (anger, addiction, self-esteem, divorce) to relate to guests and listeners. The interviews often help me view social issues from a different perspective and make me more reflective on my personal life.
I just started listening to Marc’s podcast and I really enjoy his “rambles” or tangents. It feels like how my train of thoughts are lol. Also, I love how he talks about himself in a lot of ways because I talk about myself in that way as well, except Marc is wayyyy funnier about it. I love his interviewing style, even though a lot of his guests tend to be a little shy, he still gets them going and talking away. I love his interview style and the flow and pacing of his questions. It’s fun, funny, sweet, and an easy listen— like a good convo with a friend. So glad I finally jumped on this wagon.
Oy Vey Goyim. Read the Talmud.
Wanted one episode in particular but you gotta pay for all the episodes...
The first dozen episodes I listened to were awesome and insightful. Now I feel like every single episode is about the anxiety marc has in common with his guest. Cheers to eradicating the stigma and being open about mental illness but can we talk about something else as well?
I look forward to the guests and level of detail that Marc goes into with their background. However his lack of tolerance for the current administration puts a cloud over what would be a 6 out of 5 program.
Marc Maron is a guy who says he doesn’t have the answers, but peddles cookie cutter political opinions with zero nuance as if what he thinks is self evident. If you’re going to get all heady and abstract maybe know anything about the topic you’re talking about .
If you loved Howard Stern’s in-depth interview style but grew tired of his increasing conservatism and bitterness, you’ll love this podcast. Marc is funny, intelligent, thoughtful, open-minded, neurotic, casual, and empathetic. Even if Stern is your irreplacable King of Interview, you will likely peg Marc as the heir apparent (ironic given Stern’s dismissal of podcasts and his hypersensitivity to beating others in ratings). However, Marc doesn’t interview the same people that Stern does. Although you will hear him speak with huge celebrities, like President Obama, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Douglas, and Paul McCartney, you’ll discover so many new artists, it’ll expand your horizons. While he mainly brings comedians and musicians on the show, there is a liberal sprinkling of actors, writers, producers, painters, journalists, chefs, and the list goes on. Moreover, Marc’s empathetic, friendly, and casual style often relaxes guests enough to where actual real moments shine through. My only complaint is that a limited number of older episodes are available on iTunes. Any episodes older than a few months can only be accessed via another service, which would be worth the subscription given there are over 900 episodes. So, try it! My advice: Once you’re hooked, listen to the older episodes first and work your way up, that way you catch them before they’re moved off the “available episodes” list.
Love the show - always checking in to see who’s on. But you know what REALLY makes Marc the Podfather (in addition to being a Founding Podder)? When he goes on other ppl’s shows (Conan’s, Dax’s, etc.) - the public tunes in .
Avid listener for about two years and have gone back to the archives and listened to most of the older shows. This podcast is the best. Defintely has a nice structure although it may not seem like it at first. Nice mix of well known and lesser known guests. Highly recommended.
Occasionally has good guests. Sometimes accidentally conducts a decent interview. Always drones on for 20 minutes about l mundane nonsense.
It’s just boring, an hour of talk show questions and meat and potatoes asking whoever is the guest about their life. As a fan of Joe Rogans podcast, it’s easy to understand why Marin gets such A list guests and its because his show is a talk show extended an hour longer and called a podcast. Jre is much better in that there’s no procedure and no structure or format, which I imagine would be intimidating to celebrities whose careers depended on public image. Elon musk took a huge blow despite it being a fascinating podcast, however awkward again due to the lack of talk show type questions.
Marc is a comedic icon and a brilliant interviewer. I could listen to him all day. He is relatable.
The best interviewer in the business, and it’s a talented and crowded field..stick with Marc and you’ll get the important bits from interesting folk.
You will not find a better interviewer, well maybe Terry Gross.
It’s 95% Democratic Party how bout we add some republicans...Tim Allen
Marc’s podcast makes my week bearable. Just saying.
Late coming to the show and I’m kinda sure I haven’t missed much. I listened to a few shows trying really hard to get into this and a few things floated to the surface. The first being where is the humor? The second being the lack of chemistry. It’s almost glaringly obvious that Marc is not really tuned in but interjecting an almost robotic “yeah, yeah, right” until he can find a pause to ask an unrelated question like he’s following some prepared check list of questions. The interviews feel largely forced although peppered with some flashes of genuine conversation yet sadly those are the moments that Marc is talking about himself. After almost ten years, Marc, it seems still hasn’t found his stride. I give it three stars because hey, who am I to say really? That was my perception, and I could be wrong. I just wasn’t engaged by this.
Marc can put anyone at ease and land an excellent interview. This podcast has been a lifesaver to me. Thank you Marc you are appreciated and you bring such joy to so many of us.
Marc has to move on with his pitch. I’m just like you. Yeah. Not. I just get tired of the self centered talk. I’ve listened to Marc since he started. Time to move on.
The advantage of long form interviews, is that it gives a chance for the participants (along with the listener) to think, breathe and process the experience. The interviews are not rushed and they don’t follow a set structure. This almost always results in naturally flowing, compelling, and often moving exchanges. Maron is not a generic interviewer throwing softballs at the latest actor trying to promote a movie. He brings his own life experiences to these conversations, and this is what makes it feel like a real conversation - as opposed to what you see on other most other interview shows. This is the arguably the best interview show of the modern age. My only wish is that he would interview more musicians, and fewer Hollywood stars. Maybe also throw in a non-entertainment guest occasionally (business, govt, etc)?
Neurotic humor from a progressive genius
Suggest cutting all the meaningless yapping upfront and get to the interview.
If you can fast forward the mock-self-loathing/not-well-hidden narcissism of the first fifteen minutes (and a several good bits peppered throughout the interviews), the interviews themselves are a nice change of pace from other, more surface-oriented interviewers’ styles. The thing that makes me turn it off midway more than anything else is his complete and unabashed condescension to the CRAFT and WORK of acting. He’ll go on and on (and on) about his disregard or hostility toward amateurs who think they’re stand ups just bc they think they’re funny or bc they’ve done some open mics, but then he’ll also repeatedly and insultingly ask guests who are actors something along the lines of “But with acting you basically just have it or you don’t, right?” And this guy gets to do scene work with two of our greatest artists (deniro and Phoenix) and in a spandex movie that he also mercilessly mocks. Where is the Justice? Acting is an art form and a craft and has been around for centuries. A lot of people (many of whom you’ve kissed up to on your show) take it very seriously, dude. Also, and I say this as a tenured and published professor of cinema studies at a research one institution, having a minor or even major in cinema theory does not make you an expert! It’s like having a psyche major and declaring yourself a psychiatrist. Try a bit less performative self-loathing and a bit more legit humility, man. But keep in taking about recovery. More people need to destigmatize the disease and it’s treatments. Good on you for that.
Marc Maron gets the best guests and I actually enjoy his political ramblings and such when he’s flying solo. Problem is he’s a TERRIBLE interviewer. He can’t let anyone speak for five seconds without interjecting with “yeah...mmm hmm...sure...right.” I want to scream “Will you just let the person talk?”
Marc does his research, asks thoughtful questions, and cares about the world in which he inhabits. I also enjoy hearing about the ways in which his recovery and methods to keep up sobriety have helped others. Myself included.
Marc Maron is a talented interviewer and the personal "essays" that introduce the shows add an interesting perspective. I came to this late, and now I understand what all the buzz is about. Don't like it? Don't listen. Spare us your dumb one-star reviews. You don't get it.
Marc brings some amazing people to his show. That alone makes this show great. However…yes…however….Marc takes pride in NOT doing his homework and having no prep done before his interviews. He brags about not doing his homework but this leaves the show with huge missed opportunities to get into the soul of the folks he brings in. Also, because of his lack of prep he often asks some really stupid questions. I think this is a comic thing since Kevin Pollack does the EXACT same thing. If you are going to wing it be more like Craig Ferguson and know something about the guest THEN do it all off the cuff. But there is hope! I listened to his interview with Kim Gordon and Marc was prepped and had a great interview. He complained that he does;t like to do the homework but having done it really paid off. Keep it up Marc!
Social commentary and life’s reflections with some cool cats.
The D.L. Hughley episode was great! I have to admit that as a long time listener I had become a bit bored with the interviews over the past few months. This interview was what I love about Maron. It was honest, raw and enlightening. Bravo to both of you💋!
Keep on keeping on Marc! You are the best!
A great podcast from one of my all time favorite comedians. A wide range of guests and very smart and funny.
Great podcast and amazing host, you won’t be disappointed. Go ahead download a couple
Hey Marc you’re awesome! I love everything you do! Keep up the good work!
I’ve spent the last 19 months NOT doing drugs, and the knowledge that someone else has had similar struggles and a little bit of wisdom gleaned from their personal experience that bleeds into the show is great. It’s far from the main topic of the show, somehow that made it even more supportive. Thanks Marc, I wish I had listened to my dad sooner and tried this podcast out sooner, but just like sobriety, things come to u when u need them the most.
I’ve been a listener since his interview with President Obama and I look forward to the next ones each week. I’ve been turned onto books, movies, music and, of course, comedians from listening to this podcast. Clearly you have to be willing to listen to a bit of Maron’s personal life during his opening monologues. I find it interesting despite the fact that my life is vastly different from his.
Marc hits on many strings unattended by most podcasts and comedians as a whole. Forgo celebrity and enjoy the best a podcast has to offer in the vein of increasing interest where you might not have realized you held any.
"Yeah...uh-huh...right...yeah...yeah, uh-huh...yeah..." Seriously, count how many times he says just Yeah in an interview. If it were a drinking game, you would have liver damage after one episode. I delete most episodes unless it's someone I really want to hear about and even then, I usually can't finish it because of this. Hey Marc, listen to your own episodes, it's okay to not fill every available second with your voice.
I love Marc’s podcast, but why does he interview one woman for every four dudes? I would love to hear more women interviewed.
This show is always great and the guests always manage to drop helpful gems of wisdom! Why? Because Marc is Gem Wizard.
maron's show is only compelling for the guests, who for some reason are more willing to open up about their lives than at any other time, which could be maron's doing but he's such an obnoxious personality i don't see how, and he spends so long yammering before the guests even arrive that i end up having to fast forward to wherever it is the guests come in, this show should really mimic more of an errol morris doc where the interviewers voice is almost completely eliminated and you just get the subject spilling themselves to the listener/viewer.
Marc Maron has evolved over the years and his interviews are getting better and better. It's a joy to listen!
I usually thoroughly enjoy your podcast, but this latest episode with John Cleese seemed off from the start. My hesitations were validated when the dusty John Cleese began talking about the young American generation. He seems as out of touch with what’s actually going on he might as well be in the Senate. The only thing I will give him is that he gave me a visceral enough reaction to write this review.
Marc Maron is excellent! He is the most curious and compelling interviewer since Larry King. He singlehandedly addicted me to podcasts, and inspired me to start my own! No praise is high enough!! LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!
Annoying .. please don’t bring her back ! I do love your podcast though !
About celebrities, about humanity, about myself, about Marc Maron's cats ...
Marc manages to get real insights from his guests and draw you into the experience. You understand how the guests live and how they make decisions. And Marc provides wise analysis of human frailties and interactions. Marc by himself (the episode intros) can be an acquired taste. So if, at first, you find yourself impatient, just forward about 10 minutes (sorry, Marc) to find a deeply emotionally satisfying experience. Soon you’ll look forward to each whole episode as you visit with a very good friend.
I love your interview style. If I were to do what you do, I can only hope to do so with similar fluidity. You do the same with comedy. Before watching one of your standup specials (thinky pain), I was not a standup fan. I just assumed it was just some easy way to get in to the entertainment industry. Thanks to you, I have learned that comedy is it’s own ragged beast. I thank you for turning me on to Sam Tripoli of all people, as well as the amazing Christina P!!!!!! Your interview with music people are my favorites. Thank you Marc, for the laughs, sure, but especially the inspiration. You are a constant reminder, that there is always more to people, and that we all have value. Rick on!
Another wonderful interview Marc!
I’ve come to the Maron game so late. I’ve been going back and listening to all the available old episodes I can get. Great job, Marc.
Your style of interview deserves an entertainer-chameleon like Donald Glover. I think you could wring some bits of untapped insight out of his mind. He seems like a great prospective guest for any interviewer, but you'd hit him from different angles than the usual stuff. I hope you two cross paths somewhere and exchange numbers. Make it happen!
Marc is the most present and engaged interviewer working today. By truly connecting with his guests he shows us what it is to... engage... in genuine, reflective and challenging dialogue with another human. WITHOUT A KEYBOARD. Boomer Lives!!!
What a treat hearing Joe Walsh and his history and musical journey. I loved hearing every honest interesting word. You did a beautiful job letting him speak. Lovely. Thanks.
I’m not into the self indulgent ranting, the chicken little political hysteria, or the preponderance of preening narcissists Mark often has on. But occasionally he’ll have someone good on with an interesting story. I’d rather have fewer episodes than a regular flow of dullards. It’s really too bad that he hasn’t matured past the point of viewing everything through the lens of partisan politics. Is the world really ending, or is this guy just profiting from promoting the idea of a malaise that only really exists for people who share his insular mindset?
Hey Mark, Don’t be a bump on the log. Don’t let the bump sit
Found him on GLOW and have “stalked” his career. Just love his character in GLOW, but love listening to him talk.
Always a good and original take on things. The specials rock. Guests are always engaging.
Marc is an amazing host who asks the most fantastic questions to get to know the guest. Feels like you’re in the room listening to the conversation. Keep up the good job 🙌🏼
His deep history in comedy, music, film, art, and sub-pop culture gives him so much context and common ground that his guests immediately know they can have a deeper conversation that won’t be over The host’s head. Plus, if you pay attention, there are so many great suggestions for music, movies, art, theatre, etc. that I wouldn’t have otherwise been aware of. I’m a mainliner. People who have taken my advice and listened quickly follow the same path.
Marc Maron is a genius. If you’re not listening to this podcast, you’re an idiot. 😛
If your okay with that background fore play of super democratic view then it’s great. Mainly looking past that it’s pretty good.
Such insightful interview, one of the best podcasts out there. Boomer Lives!
How can I access interview with joe Walsh ? I keep getting episode unavailable -
One of your best interviews yet! Great job! 🙌🏻
Marc Maron is one of the best interviewers around. He's funny, he listens, he's taken us all on a journey.
He talks a lot but doesn’t say much funny stuff. Way too long, could be edited down to just the good stuff. He also reads way too many ads.
I absolutely love your podcast! It keeps me going all throughout the day. I am a ( low on the rung) mail carrier. Thanks so much for the amazing interviews. Truly the best I’ve ever heard. Sincerely, your trusty mail lady.
Omg. Really enjoy Marc and his conversations. Yummy content. Where is the Ron Howard interview?
Mondays and Thursdays are my favorite days.
Marc is the best! My favorite podcast ❤️
My favorite podcast. Apple never queues it up despite my consistent listening habit. Maybe if it was entitled AAWTF?
I currently have a crush on Marc Maron. I’ve been a listener for several years. He’s really a good conversationalist. And he’s always learning and growing. ❤️
Thanks for wasting 30 min of my time. My ear drums need to be sanitized
The eyeball convo was classic. Lol.
Always interesting with frequent surprises and insights. He goes places others don’t. But with style and helpful comment.
Chris has crafted together a podcast that is not only upbeat, informative, uplifting and funny but manages to somehow also strike a chord of sincerity and authenticity that I’ve not heard in any other show. This podcast is a staple among podcasts. An absolute must!
Hi Marc—this is NOT an insult. I love you, your interview style, your guests, etc. Lately, I’ve had a horrible time falling asleep due to midlife crisis b.s. so every midnight, I get into bed, turn on your podcast and concentrate really hard on it because I don’t want to miss a word. Magically, 20 minutes in, I fall fast asleep. It’s been a godsend for me. Please know I then go back to your podcast the next day and listen to it while fully awake and aware. It’s like the night before was just a preview of coming attractions for me. I know this is an unusual way to listen to you, but you’re allowing me to get a good night’s rest AND you’re fully entertaining me the next day. I’ve even had a couple of dreams about you, undoubtedly because yours is the last voice I hear before I sink into the deep sleep. Somehow I’m always your assistant and I help you get organized and you’re very grateful — not sure what THAT’S about as I haven’t been anyone’s assistant in 25 years, but I still like hanging with you at your house (in my dreams). Anyway, you’re great in bed, Marc— I sincerely thank you! 🤣 Keep up the good work.
I really enjoy your Pod casts. You have a real talent for interviewing. You have a genuine curiosity about the people you talk with & so bring out the real them. You dig deep and we find out fascinating things about people we think we know. My three favorite shows so far were: of course Obama, Drew Carey, & recently Mila Kunis. Obama it was interesting to know about his teen years in LA. Drew Carey’s dark suicidal period. I always thought of him as a happy go lucky shallow guy. Wow! He echoed things I went through emotionally. It was a moment of empathy. Lastly, Mila Kunis. I knew nothing about her. Just 70’s show. So she was a piece of fluff with no intelligence. Wow your interview proved me wrong. She is an immigrant. My ears perked up. I came to this country at the age of 7 As a Hungarian immigrant. My parents wanted a life of freedom from communism for my brother & me. As her parents they immersed themselves in the American culture Stopped speaking Hungarian so my brother & I would have no accent. My fathers degree didn’t transfer either. He had to take other jobs. My Mother could not get a job as a bank teller because she had a geeen card & wasn’t yet a citizen! She was a meat cutter at one point! Although I didn’t become a celebrity like Mila, we had similar childhood experiences. My parents were loving & devoted to making a better life for my brother & me if not for thenselves. P.S. my mom was always cooking too! Stuffed peppers are not just Russian. Hers were the best. HaHa! Keep up the good work! Patricia
Marc is able to solicit the most interesting and unique stories from his guests with his laid back and open approach. However, I almost enjoy his reflections during the intros and outros as much as anything! I find myself laughing out loud and being thoughtfully introspective all in the same episode.
I love Marc Maron. I've enjoyed him as a comic for years. These conversations draw you in and are always worth a listen. Marc's candor, curiosity and humor frame every interview in an insightful light. Looking foirward to more for years to come. Great show.
I love love love this podcast. It’s very insightful and entertaining. I appreciate his honest interest in his guest appearances. The Ray Liotta interview is my new favorite! ❤️
Listening to Paul Rudd harmonizing with the leaf blower 👍👍👍.
Love the guests and the conversations. Marc is awesome too!
The Peter Fonda podcast led to my 70 year-old Mom now wanting to listen to podcasts. It was like a college course on the 60s. That Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Bourdain are some of the best interviews I have ever heard.
Marc Maron is the best interviewer working today. That’s all you need to know before diving into this pod.
great insight. knows how to get guests to open up and be comfortable talking about anything and everything
Mark seems to really empathize and care about others which is why his interviews are so great!
Marc does such a great job making everyone feel human and somehow connected to a wide variety of celebrities! They share stories you can relate to, and make you laugh too! Such a great podcast.
I love that Marc is able to be himself and in doing so, he creates space for his guests to do the same. This is one of my favorite podcasts.
This guy is worthless. a pathetic, overly opinionated child.
Love your family phone calls—priceless!
Marc Maron is such a great and unique interviewer. I love how it’s so organic. Funny moments to be had as well. Bravo! New subscriber here! 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽
This is a great podcast one of my favorites
For someone that says he’s not political or at least not political anymore. Maron pushes his political views almost every step of the way. He started his latest show off by saying that the United States is now torturing children. Referring to children and parents being detained and kept separate after crossing the border illegally. But putting it all on our current president. From what I recall, the same thing was happening under the last presidential regime. Besides the point, we are here to listen to you talk to Billy Bob Thornton. In other broadcasts, a guest would be in the middle of telling a story and Maron would pop in with something political about the current state of things, completely throwing the guest off guard. I love the guests that appear on the show and I like the way that Marc talks to them. The interaction is usually really good. In fact I listened for many years and subscribed to the premium list of podcasts. But I don’t tune in for politics and that’s exactly what it’s become. It’s a really tough listen now and I think a lot of people are catching up with the type of podcast this used to be. If that’s what it is now, then fine. I’ll go listen to someone else.
So pot is harmless except in podcasts like this where the host Marc Moron asks 3 questions before the guest has answered the first question or in some cases hasn't answered anything. How is this podcast consistently one of the highest rated? If you like lots of questions with half or no answers then this is the podcast for you.
Thanks Marc, you are filling a gap in the universe. I’ve been listening a while, but especially appreciate your latest show with Robin Williams and Anthony Bourdain. To hear the words of these icons in a setting that is comfortable and honest is a real boost. Your own humility is a real draw as well.. thanks so much!
Engaging, intelligent and entertaining. Marc’s sense of humor and style is wonderful.
Love Marc and his podcast. He does very interesting interviews but I love his pre interview banter, his honesty and the insights into his life. Best podcast...5 stars!!
I can’t get enough. I’ve been listening for more than a year and I haven’t found a podcast that matches. Marc “authenticity” allows him to be comfortable with anyone he interviews, and vice versa. You can tell that all guests leave comfortable and surprised that they revealed their own authentic human struggles. Thanks Marc
I have listened to a lot of podcasts and found Marc’s a couple of years ago. I used to skip the episodes of guests I hadn’t heard of or wasn’t really a fan of but missed Marc’s monologue at the top. I began to listen to them all and realized that even people I didn’t think I cared about were really fascinating and I think that is all due Marc’s uniques interview style. He goes way back to where they were born and what their parents did and asks things and LEARNS things no one else does. It’s not all about the latest movie or album but about them a person. And he picks up on the smallest things in which to dig deeper. He is so sincere and correlates back to his life at times but not in a way that monopolizes the interview. My only complaint? I wish episodes were longer!!! Thanks, Marc, for making my runs better and making me think and laugh out loud!!
For years, Marc has been my threrapist, keeping me sane and level-headed. I’m always informed, entertained, and reassured by spending time with him.
I found this podcast a few months ago, listened to every episode on here, and now look forward to each new episode. A great mix of funny, intriguing and relatable topics. Thanks Marc!
Great job you're doing Marc....I'll bet it's a tough job getting to the real stories of some of your guests....but you do it with grace and humility.....PS your opinions matter and are shared by millions or more...
Marc has a way of asking just the right questions to get something out of celebrities that most other interviewers don't get. Love his monologues too, very funny. I think everyone can find something they like about this podcast.
The interview with Nick Nolte was so much fin. He is a great guest; so forthcoming, funny and thoughtful. Great job.
I have listened for years and still a favorite. Marc is awesome at long interviews that start at the beginning and talk about where people are from their parents, their early work. He is a so honest and so funny. He is a good listener and master interviewer.
Love the episodes and Josh Brolin #Swoon
This is a great podcast. Awesome interviews
I like the interviews but it was driving me nuts listening to the house moving episodes. because even after he moved he had to count down which episode was recorded when. "this one is the first of the last five episodes i've done but i'm playing it last out of the first ten of the last ones I recorded. Today i'm playing the second interview i recorded in the new place even though i've played those last 5 which are in the new place"
Been listening since the beginning, still fantastic.
Wow! Just listened to your interview w Drew and was blown away. I figured I knew this guy but was pleasantly and poignantly surprised at every turn. Your banter back and forth and his honesty really touched me. His laugh is the epitome of contagious and that last minute between you two was a true high point. Thanks again for continuing to surprise me and keep me coming back for interviews (conversations) like these!
Marc is a podcast hero! I love listening to interviews with legendary musicians as well as lesser known ones. I love how devoted he is to his work.
Sorry it took me so long to find your show, Marc. It’s fascinating to hear real stories about real people and get new perspectives on why people are the way they are ,good or bad or ugly. Thanks
Sorry to jump on the train so late, Marc. You’re hilarious and so similar to my personality. Keep it going
I got hooked on listening to Marc in the wayback Air America Days. He was hilarious and had alot to say every morning. Still does!
I don’t listen to every episode, but I’ve listened to it from the start. Even when the guest is not of specific interest, there’s something that hits home. If there’s a better discussion program, I don’t know what it is. Humor, film, music, books. His only peer is Terry Gross.
This is the podcast that got me hooked on podcasts. Marc is probably the best interviewer I’ve ever heard. I don’t even listen to the entirety of every episode, but I always listen to Marc’s intro to check in on what’s rattling around in his noggin. Irreplaceable.
I've been listening every single episode since the Richard Lewis one like 700 episodes ago or something. It's absolutely essential listening, and the reason I got into podcasts (and probably the reason I just started my own). Maron, you rule.
If you’re looking for an amazing interview based podcast... look no further than the king of podcasting, Marc Maron! BOOMER LIVES
Great podcast until you start with the trashing anyone with a Christian background or view. You talk about tolerance but you seem to have none when it comes to this subject. Other than that, I do like how you are able to connect on a very attentive level with all your guest.
I would love it more than life itself if the last day at the garage Boomer shows up and lives happily ever after!!!
My favorite podcast.
By just being honest enough to talk anxiety regularly with such a gigantic audience speaks to the authenticity of the show. Normally I have no idea who the guest is but it’s always interesting and informative. Much like his standup, Marc has just gotten better over time. This show is at the top of the pile for good reason; thanks again for the show.
One of the latest interviews is with David Mamet. Who? Should I listen? I learned SO much about history, philosophy, religion. From now on, I'll listen to every episode. Not questioning your choices Mark, ever again. Thanks for what you do! Sandy
Marc Maron is the best interviewer anywhere. He also has great guests on his podcast.
Marc I really look forward to listening to your interactions with all of your guests. You are really good at finding a way to connect with people and get them to open up a bit. Thanks for all that you do.
Marc Maron gets people to open up and speak on topics that they just normally don’t because he has super powers and does not care if he looks like an idiot.
I am loving this Podcast. I am trying to catch up with past interviews, etc…I just completed the interview with Laurie Metcalf. I always thought that she was the most talented on the Roseanne Show and am happy that she is getting the attention she deserves. In addition to her acting talents, she sounds like a normal, down-to-earth person. Thanks for a great interview!
As an anxious person who got sober at about the same time as I started listening, it inspires me that you put it out there in conversation with so many people of all eras/genres. Your podcast is on my top 3. More of everything, please.
Marc gets in deep with his guests and tries to understand them as the flawed human beings we all are. Also self-deprecating jokes and railing on the selfish trolls that run our society.
Marc is an entertaining interviewer. I lisened to the recent interview with Jennifer Lawrence, in which he did a nice job of bringing out her playful personality. But the podcast went on for 12 minutes before the interview started. He spent most of that 12 minutes talking about his personal life. I don't care about his peronal life. If you are doing an interview, get to the interview.
What a powerful episode! Both you and Esther were so honest. It was really powerful and real. It resonated with me and my own life and I definitely took something away. Thanks for all you do and the show!
Maron's monologues are covered in advertisements. His interviews are Netflix-inclined. His most recent interview with Jennifer Lawrence is boring and creepy. Just him fawning and flirting and her eating it up. No longer subscribed to this podcast that use to be a staple.
I listened for years. But the world has changed; i no longer want to hear weird threatened white guitar players podsplain actors and musicians to me:
It must be just me, but I simply don't see the brilliance here that so many other people do. Of all the interview shows on the web, Barack Obama picks this guy? Again, it must be me. One word, and one word only, of advice, Marc:......decaf, my man, decaf.
Nobody cares about your personal life when you are interviewing someone interesting
Marc Maron is a natural interviewer with such great tone and pacing during his interviews of notable leaders, celebrities, comedians and more. One of the best podcasts to listen to during your work day!
Always a warming voice to have in the earholes.
Marc always delivers! Quality interviews with interesting people. His conversational approach to interviews makes it seem like he’s known each of his guests for such a long time. His colloquialism really makes it easy to listen to his podcasts.
Never ever have I listened to someone that’s such a vile human being. Nothing positive or bipartisan about this podcast. Horrible and his podcast is full venom.
i've really enjoyed the episodes with musicians. have you considered releasing an episode of your jams with jimmie vaughan and others???
Marc is my spirit animal. This podcast is the yardstick I measure all others against. Marc never fails to get to the heart of the matter with his guests. Some of my favorite have been people I have never heard of, who I then check out after hearing their stories. Context sure helps when you dive into a new artist’s work. Marc is one of the best stand ups working today. G.L.O.W. is amazing too.
Really enjoy Marc talking about life in the beginning of show, then the usual deep conversation to follow.
Good show i skip his babble. Get to the guests!!
He conducts a decent interview, and is occasionally funny, but he’s a mean-spirited verbal bully. He regularly refers to the bully high school jocks, but is far more abusive than any jock I ever knew. I can only imagine what he was like in the 80’s before he became the nice version of himself he is today. Someone that should be enjoying life spends his days being bitter instead.
Love the podcasts and all the great people you bring on! Big fan.
I Love Marc, his podcast/comedy/acting. ❤️
If there is, I’ve not found it yet.
I just started listening a few months back. Marc has a lot of unique and interesting guests that you won't find on a lot of other podcasts. I also enjoy his laid back, light and conversational approach.
Maron seriously gives the best interviews
Good, informative stuff here. The Obama and Al Gore interviews, in particular. More recently... Alice Coopers “whiskey at 10,9,8,7..” comment. Got me thinkin. In a good way.
I have always been a fan of Marc Maron. From his early days on Conan to present. His openness about himself and his down to earth interviewing style allow the listener to get a glimpse of the guest in a rarely seen form. I’m glad Marc has found a happy medium in more ways than one.
I had no real expectations when I first checked out this podcast, and here I am, months later, looking forward to every episode to hear what Marc can draw out of his guest. He has just done it again with James Franco, someone I had made assumptions about and yet someone who had revealed himself as vulnerable and human as Marc drew him out. I’m so impressed with the way he thinks and the insights he generates. Great stuff.
Great job of selecting substantial and relevant guests, not to mention the dialogue is stimulating and tastefully executed. Marc, you rock and I look forward to your shows!
Marc feels like your smartest and most honest friend. I enjoy the conversation even when the guest is not someone I know much or anything about.
When we talk about the history of podcasts in years to come this will go down as one of the best. Marc Maron is a pioneer, and only continues to get better.
It's all about little mark. Hang on to your ego.zzzzz
Too many guests are boring, actors and comedians and although I like Marc, he’s sometimes a bit ‘awkward’ and rough as an interviewer...but, he does have some amazing guests on - Jimmy Vaughn, John Hammond, Willem Dafoe, kim Deal- and I really do appreciate that....just too many uninteresting ones in-between.
My favorite comedian and my favorite podcast. Marc always has an interesting and funny perspective on life. You can hear from musicians, politicians, news anchors, filmmakers, and really people from all walks of life. He does a great job of getting the guests to open up and truly spill the beans.
This podcast can save your life.
Marc is a fantastic interviewer. I love when he fanboys!
What would the world look like without a Marc Maron in it? I have no idea. But my imagine tells me it would be frightening.
Love your show. Please stop introducing women guests as "The lovely...". Thanks!
Interviewee: I decided to write a book ... Maron: Yeah! Interviewee: ... about my experiences ... Maron: Yeah! Interivewee ... with drug ... Maron: Uh-huh. Interviewee: ... addiction ... Maron: Yeah! Interviewee: ... and ... Maron: Yeah! Interviewee ... the ... Maron: Right! Interviewee: ... writing ... Maron: Sure! Interviewee: ... process ... Maron: Yeah! Interviewe: ... took ... Maron: Uh-huh! Interviewee ... longer ... Maron: Yeah! Interviewee: ... than ... Maron: Right! Interviewee: ... ex ... Maron: Oh?! Interviewee: ... pec ... Maron: Yeah! Interviewee: ... ted. Maron: Right! I've met small children with better self control.
Honestly, if you are going to call out Robin Williams for stealing jokes, you should have called out sexual assaults when you saw them.
I started by watching Maron about 5 years ago and just started listening to podcast. I can’t believe it took me this long... love it! Now I am binging. This is the best podcast and all podcast should be compared to this one as this one as the best! Love your humor!
I love this show. Was really into it a few years ago when it first came out, and stayed with it for the great and personal interviews Marc still delivers.
This guy does it all! From music to politics to depression and back! Love love Marc Maron.
Marc’s great. For a couple years I could not get enough. I’m a little saddened these days, though. Now that Marc has done some professional acting and filmmaking, I feel like he’s very pandering in his actor/actress interviews. He tries very hard to relate to them on a professional level. He seems to feel that he’s enough part of their world now that he almost includes himself in his questions for them to receive affirmation or cool points for himself. He’s like a puppy running and hopping behind a pack of dogs. ... That being said, you go back a few years and you get angry, alienated champion of respect and love. A good man. A great interviewer. An underdog.
With this format, Marc has become of my favorite interviewers of all time.
Why do you talk over people so much? Let your guests speak and listen to them....SO we can listen to what they have to say.
He knows his wheelhouse for sure. He has great way of getting his guests to engage with him!
5 stars. No one better out there. Funny and poignant and tortured.
Marc Maron, you're the absolute greatest!!
I was recently referred by a friend to listen to your podcast. I’ve been hooked ever since! You make the listeners feel as though we’re right there in that garage with you. I love your no-nonsense approach to interviews, politics & basic life principles. I enjoy your show & look forward to it weekly. Keep up the good work, man. You’re killing it!
Look forward to his podcasts every week!! He treats everyone he interviews with such dignity and respect and I love hearing his insights in today’s political climate. Simply wonderful, thank you!!!
Was attracted to this podcast because of the guests. Seemed like an eclectic offering. But for whatever charm people think this guy has for his informality, it’s amateur hour and really annoying to try and listen to. Constant injections of “yeah” “uh-huh” are pointless and sound more like a stoner waiting for the punchline of a Bevis and Butthead joke than a skilled interviewer.
If you want a great conversational pod, this is the actual best of the artform.
Keeps me awake with depth and humor
Thanks for all you do. I'm 3 seasons into your tv show and enjoy everything else you put out. I can't wait for more.
If you skip the first 15 minute rant drivel, the interviews are pretty interesting.
This is one of the cadillacs of podcasts. I so admire how honest and messy Mr. Maron is, as are his guests more often than not. It's hilarious but it's also really searching in that true, pure way.
I had enjoyed his comedy, and occasionally watched his tv show, "Maron" but listening to the podcast has opened up a view of his truly intelligent insights and captivating interviews. He can really draw out revelations from his interviewees. Fascinating!
Enjoy the interviews. A lot.
Maron is on the podcast Mount Rushmore. At least that's what they told me on a recent trip to the Black hills in South Dakota. Looks just like Teddy Roosevelt.
Thought provoking talks.
I enjoy the interviews!
Love Marc's ability to make guests comfortable enough to have meaningful conversations.
I enjoy (most of) your podcasts, maybe not always the subject, but always how real you, and your guests are. I especially enjoyed your podcast with Lee Evans. Thanks for being real.
This podcast is always interesting, informative and insightful. I enjoy his sincerity.
8 years in, love the show now more than ever.
Marc is funny, witty, sensitive, and engaged. Even the talks with people I've never heard of turn out to be fascinating.
Back off Charlie Rose, Marc Maron is in the house. A variety of different guests don't stop this funny as hell comic genius (Yep, I said GENIUS!) getting into the nitty gritty details of life and all of the comic and tragic elements no extra charge! Incisive, Heartfelt, Earnest, Provocative, and all done with the gravitas of Edward R. Murrow Iwithout the cigarettes). Good job Marc! Keep up the good work.
You've got to go there to know there, and this podcast does it with regularity. Nothing's for everyone, but this one hits so many notes on so many different topics and occasions that by now, after years of listening, I wonder what the quiet world was like without it. Keep it up, Marc—never mind the hater babble and those who don't get that your pre-interview riffs are just the verbal versions of your end-of-show guitar jams: dirty, fuzzy, and sloppy, and shot through with the deep blues, sympathy for the suffering, and the transcendence of everyday living and breathing. I'm glad you're sober, and that your interviews are anything but.
If you're interested in listening to a conversation with maron, and some Hollywood actor from the vaudeville days. This podcast is great
Basically the podcast that I judge all other podcasts against.
What an interesting man Alice Cooper is--who knew! Great job, Marc. I enjoyed your podcast.
I truly wished I had words to explain what this podcast has meant to me and got me through this year, but alas, the English language fails me here. Marc has been an inspiration and a motivation and learning more about the lives of his excellent revolving door of guests has really helped me grow more as a person. I've now found myself going back through the archives and listening to older interviews and it's just so fulfilling as a listener.
Maron has found his niche. His interview style and ability brings out the most interesting aspects of the interviewee. As a bonus it is often cathartic for both parties plus the listener. Great work!
I love listening to this podcast. Marc is an excellent interviewer and he always comes into the interviews prepared. Keep on keeping up Marc.
Candid, humorous, and natural interviews with some of the most interesting people. Marc is very good at this. Would be a #1 rated talk show if America wasn't so stupid. Very cool!
There really are some great interviews here and Marc has a way of making his guests feel at ease and dive deep into their lives before fame, but the 15 minute self-indulgent rants at the beginning of the show I could do without. Just a lot of rambling there. It also gets monotonous listening to him always assume people's lives are heavily based on their childhoods. Comes off a bit like he's trying to see himself in his guests in order to connect, whether it's there or not.
I've been a fan of Maron's podcast for a few years now. Always brilliant, always empathic, always biting and always a good time. Thanks, Marc!
If you're a republican , then you will be unfairly criticized and shamed throughout his podcast. This is a shame because Marc Maron really does have a lot of talent. I unsubscribe to him today after his rant following the protest death, which was unfortunate but I sure haven't heard any rant like that blaming the perpetrators (which you should) about the Muslim bombings happening on a weekly basis. He also spends a lot of time talking about playing his guitar, which is about as interesting as how it sounds. He used to be the number 1 comedy podcast, he probably still would be so if he didn't alienate half the country with the things he says.
Marc is the most entertaining, heartfelt, and funny podcaster I've ever heard. His outlook on life is fun to listen to and he always features great guests :)
Marc's interviews get better and better!
I really enjoy Marc's interviews particularly with actors & directors thank you Marc!
Funny, informative, therapeutic, engaging and a fifth thing. I love Marc, in a very gay way.
Jesus, what a self absorbed douche-bag. I tired out of his babbling after a couple podcast. No humor to be found here!
Marc's podcast is my favorite. His interviews are most often fantastic.
MM turned some kind of corner 3 or 400 episodes ago and seems better able to express interest and empathy with his guests and select questions or lead into more interesting areas. The long form interviews take guests past their 40 minutes of canned responses and they will often express or reveal real thoughts or feelings/experiences. Marc's interest in art and acting ( particularly plays) have been an education for me. Nice Work!
20 minutes of advertising for an hour-long podcast, in which he interviews people that are usually pitching a product. I understand that people need to be paid, but come on.
Just listen to my first podcast where the guest was Louis Theroux. The host came across as arrogant and boring in his questions. A few times I cringed and thought maybe it was a bad guest but I have heard Louis Theroux on other podcast and found it entertaining. I then tried to listen to another podcast hoping maybe he was having a bad day but just came across as arrogant after it seams he makes a point of wanting his guest to know how well real and politically savvy he is. Ugh is all I can say
No one interviews better than Marc Maron! Thank you for your honest in depth conversations.
So smart. MM's far ranging interests and experience come thru each time. I admittedly don't know most of MM's guests, yet each interview is always interesting and I always come away learning something new!
If I wanted to listen to someone whine this much I would push a 3 year old over on a sidewalk.
Woke up to the sound of pouring rain The wind would whisper and I'd think of you And all the tears you cried – they called my name And when you needed me I came through Paint a picture of the days gone by When love went blind and you would make me see I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes So that I knew that you were there for me Time after time you were there for me Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand Love letters in the sands - I remember you And through the sleepless nights, through every endless day I wanna hear you say, "I remember you." We spent the summer with the top rolled down Wished ever after would be like this You said I love you babe, without a sound I said I'd give my life for just one kiss I'd live for your smile and die for your kiss Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand Love letters in the sands - I remember you And through the sleepless nights, through every endless day I wanna hear you say, "I remember you." We've had our share of hard times But that's the price we paid And through it all we kept the promise that we made I swear you'll never be lonely Woke up to the sound of pouring rain Washed away a dream of you But nothing else could ever take you away 'Cause you'll always be my dream come true Oh my darling, I love you Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand Love letters in the sands - I remember you Through the sleepless nights, through every endless day I wanna hear you say, "I remember you." Remember yesterday - walking hand in hand Love letters in the sands - I remember you. Through all the sleepless nights, through every endless day I wanna hear you say, "I remember, I remember you!"
This show has become a bit boring. I used to love listening to this podcast. It seems like whomever is picking the guests these days needs to be replaced. I used to anxioslly "tune in" and more often not there would be somone wild or compelling on the show. Now, that is seldom the case.
New to the podcast but love it. The diversity of ppl he interviews is amazing! Always a good time with Boomer's "dad".
Marc will give you the comedy and interviews in the biz.
Love this podcast! Thanks, Marc!!
One of my favorites!
I like be listening to Mark, especially now when it seems reasonable, socially conscionable people are fewer and harder to find
Marc Maron is one of the OG's of podcasting. Excellent interviewer, conversationalist, and entertainment!
Marc's compelling, but sometimes he doesn't seem prepared for interviews. This show would be much better if they did half as many shows and focused more on those guests histories beforehand. I listen to maybe 50% of the episodes. 5 stars is a podcast I never miss and whose delivery also doesn't miss. I'm glad Marc does this, but it could be done a lot better (more consistently).
And Glow's pretty good too!
What more can you say than that Terry Gross wanted Marc Maron to do her interview...
I love Marc Maron!!!!❤️ He is a great interviewer! I always laugh 😂 sometimes I cry 😭 when I hear someone's story. He is the ONLY PODCAST that I listen to!!! I've tried others, TED is good, but it's so serious. I'm going to stick with Marc!!!!!😊
Finds a way to make people I don't care about fascinating and fascinating people real.
Dude, I love your podcast, I recently drove across country and listenned to a good portion of the episodes. 2 of ymfavorite episodes were the ones with Barack Obama and Jenji Kohan. I love how vulnerable and honest you are. As a stand up comedian this helped me to be more vulnerable and honest on stage, ti's help my material seven fold.5 stars
Always interesting, introspective, and pretty hilarious
I love Marc Marin's conversations with creative individuals. He's adept at bringing them out, making the listener feel we're all just hanging out, talking as friends.
I like this podcasr. However, Marc’s interrupting guests can be annoying, but in his interview with Sofia Coppola, it was downright intolerable. Marc, listen to this interview and hear for yourself. I stopped counting at 100 interruptions! What happens is the audience starts paying attention to the interruptions and is no longer interested in what the guest have to say.
Marc pairs nicely with your morning coffee and light to moderate amount of sunshine.
Maron's the best. I always forget to listen when I don't know the guest, but those are always the best ones.
Marc Maron is one of my favorite podcasts ! I love that he's so organized, professional, insightful, authentic, and funny! I love that he's becoming more and more positive without losing that twisted and insightful humor that we love. Hearing about his come up in Boston, which is where I'm from, is always fun. He makes my city feel even more magical because he was here struggling too. Anyway, I'm a huge fan Maron 😀😀 . You have a fan for life.
Love this show. It feels like no matter what you are going through in you're own life, Marc has been there in some fashion. And the folks he talks to. Anyway, not sure why it took me so long to review. I guess being in the world we live in today, we need to get our thoughts out there while we still can. I miss Boomer. Tyler
Mark is great at asking provoking questions and getting people to open up. Keep it up Mark
Marc's interviews are a rare chance to take the deep dive necessary to really learn about his guests as well as himself in the meantime. I started only listening to the guests I wanted, now I listen to all and I wouldn't do this for any other podcast
I love this show. Marc is real.
Marc offers so many great interviews and topics that if I don't get that good vibe or find the person interesting, it is them Marc never you, I can easily move on and come back. Bob Zmuda, President Obama, Dana Carvey and others have entertaintained and opened my eyes to the views and perspecitves of others. This includes Marc Maron himself! Thanks to all behind the scenes too!!!!
I tried to listen but just can't . Maron is unbearable. Horrible!
Thank you for reposting the Chris Cornell interview. It was great to hear him in a long conversation. The interview makes me miss him more. Great job!
Wish he posted more than once a week because he is so funny
Love this podcast- thanks Marc!
Start from the beginning.
The best, the original. Conversations, not interviews. Doesn't get better than this podcast.
Marc is able to simultaneously express his personal emotions and focus outward toward the core of his guest.
Marc Maron has a genius for interviewing, inevitably giving guests the opportunity to talk about things that they seem to rarely speak of. Very natural, conversational style which gives plenty of time for real conversation.
Marc is great at getting his guests to relax and open up.
Marc is the master of the art of the conversation. My commutes are so much more enjoyable due to the conversations that Marc has with people.
Marc Maron is an amazing interviewer. I don't always have time to listen to every interview, but I always listen to the intro and the outro. I especially love his mouth trumpet. Boomer Lives!!!
Mark Lanegan?! Maron hits it out of the ballpark once again. Great interview with an a artist who deserves the airtime.
Maron does some great interviews.
If you listen to podcast, this is a must
This insightful and many times outsightful personality speaks continously to the absurdity of life inside and out. His humor and his deep emotional sensitivity has me laughing and many times crying as I am deeply moved at how he connects to so many as he learns more about his subjects, his life and his own ability to overcome the human experience. Sit back and Enjoy!!!
Fun yet deep. Always interesting.
This dude is the worst. His comedy was never even good, then he gets a podcast where he can be the most beta male with all these problems,man. Horrible show with a liberal view.
The most endearing and thought provoking frustrations imaginable. Somehow, this is my feel-good podcast.Thanks Marc. Never a dull moment! Happy 800th!
Try nobodylikesonions podcast. It's where Marin got this idea to podcast.
I enjoy his honesty and guest variety.
Mark Maron is an amazing interviewer, asking the right quesions to get his guests to dig a little deeper. His periodic analysis is always spot on. His guests are always interesting. I hope he NEVER stops doing the podcast! I enjoy it immensely.
Just solid, relatable, intelligent talk with a good does of wit. Not much more you can say (or ask for) here.
Maron's interview style too often is: "so then what happened...yeah, yeah...so then what happened...yeah, yeah." Needs to do better research on his guests. He once interviewed Alan Alda, for instance, and had no idea his father, Robert, was himself a well-known actor. Too many ad reads at the beginning too. Fast forward to 15-minute mark
I'm not a huge fan of this format but his interviews are so deep, unique, and memorable. Check these out as well... S-town The Axe files Undisclosed Crime Town Embedded Intercepted The Q&A ( inside baseball for movie aficionados) Pod save america Pod save the world Fresh Air here's the thing No F'in Ziti On Point NPR politics Spycast On the media And Wait wait don't tell me
Marc has a special gift for mining the depths of the souls across his table. He achieves a comfortable level of intimacy so quickly that his guests often respond with unfiltered honesty. People about whom I've made shallow judgments reveal a tapestry of beauty on his microphone. Marc's insight into the human condition is quite astute, and his observations often poke at the root of the issue. Most of all, I appreciate his personal vulnerability. His struggles as an addict and an artist have given him the ability to not only ask the pertinent questions but to provide a safe place for the answers. Thanks, Marc. Keep up the good work.
Marc is the most conversational interviewer of our time, and he has a knack for getting his guests to reveal themselves to the listeners. I love this podcast.
Thanks for the great podcast! Your deep man! Thanks for that too :)
Marc is funny and articulate and holds interesting conversations with his guests. I learn about life and about people I was previously unfamiliar with and find it comforting and inspiring. Also has excellent sound quality. Highly recommended.
Marc is one of the best interviewers living. Hear your favorite artists talk in long form.
Marc's ability to connect with actors, comedians, creatives, and even a US President is a thing to behold. Every interview finds its rhythm and place of interest, even if it's the last five minutes.
been listening for years!
It's a good one
Some "iffy" episodes that are hard to listen to, mostly related to the the guests. Also, I was a little creeped out by some of his comments to Kristen Wiig; she seemed to cut the interview when Marc went off an inappropriate rant. The Annette Benning episode was a favorite. This is not a comedy act for those who are looking for his other persona. I like that he shows a different side of himself. Marc Maron presents more of a friendly chat format while extracting some history and personal information from his guests 'tho never too personal. And: I like his guitar music. Thanks Marc for presenting and revealing this side of yourself.
This is the podcast that started my addiction/ritual listening to podcasts. Marc is a great conversationalist, explores minutae in an interesting way, and is not afraid to get weird. His podcast is essential to my week. Thanks, Marc.
This is the best podcast out there and it is what got me into the podcast medium in the first place. Marc has great conversations with guests, and his introductions are funny and insightful - don't skip them!
Mark is so great to listen to. Great prepared interviewer. Very insightful.
this will be a part of the historic record. great stuff!
Marc Maron is an expert in one thing...Marc Maron. He knows almost nothing about anything else. As a result, I find myself cringing nearly every time I listen as he asks his A-list guests one embarrassingly dumb question after another. I would recommend that Maron stick to his standup career but he's no better at comedy than podcasting. Marc Maron is an object lesson in the power of having famous friends.
Helps remind you how to human.
A truly singular podcast - the best interviews out there. Always a pleasure to listen to.
I always feel like I get to learn something about the people and life in general in these conversations.
Absolutely the best interviewer out there! And I do mean out there. Eh, he kvetches a little each episode but once he gets past that the interviews are interesting, insightful & compelling. Comedy, music, movies, art, politics....LIFE!!! Who else has interviewed Barrack Obama AND Keith Richards?!? I never miss an episode, helps me get through the week. Thanks Marc.
Hooked me on podcasts!
I've listened to almost 800 episodes (including all the preambles), and I keep coming back.
Listening to the Bill Paxton show, makes me sad. Great interview, great guy. RIP.☹️
Seems like Marc would be super easy to talk to, very interesting interviews!
Smug unfunny jerk. Not worth it unless the guest is good
The dick show is better, this is the boring podcast for your dad. I give two stars because its still better then madox's recent ventures, who at most had one sponser and lost all of the regular ones, where as marc had like 5 in on episode, and some pretty normal products, the start of one had some fruit flavored water, eh might like it better then allot of pop,, way better then a 500$ manpurse, who would buy that?
So many interesting people I knew nothing about. Now I can't stop listening.
One of the best interview shows I've ever heard. Great fun and enlightening.
Getting into other podcasts. Trying new things. This intro was way too long. After about five min, gave up. Next!
Marc Maron has great conversations with a wide realm of humans. I'm always happy I stuck around to listen to guests I wasn't so sure I cared about. The John Prine episode made me very happy.
I don't listen to every podcast. I do go in spurts where I'll listen to 4-5 podcast. It's a great podcast for when I take the dogs on a long walk at night.
The most authentic conversations taking place on a podcast.
Marc has been my favorite on my playlist. Personal interviews with a variety of people. He knows music, movies, acting, and comedians so great line of questions. Knows himself too.
At this point, this podcast is legend. So, I'm not sure what I can add to the lore. Marc is my daily catharsis. Whether on the treadmill or running errands or on my lunch break, I'll listen to him valiantly struggle to be the best version of himself... while also interviewing celebrities. If you're not the neurotic type or don't understand it. Then this is not your podcast. Marc is himself, he's no big on edifice or showbizzy kind of manners. He has no interest in charm or cuteness. Marc is on a mission to connect with his guests and dive as deep as possible in the allotted time for the interview and relate his story to theirs as much as possible. He succeeds at all this so handily that it actually spoiled other interviewers for me since no one ever goes as deep with as much grace as Marc. If you're looking for a place to start I recommend what was my first episode, the Louis CK two parter which Slate called "the greatest podcast episode ever"... so far. It sets up the context for the whole podcast since Louis and Marc are old friends and they talk a lot about their journey and what brought Marc to do the podcast in the first place. If you dig that, you're a WTFer fo show. Honestly, the interviews are some of the best I've ever heard. Because it feels like all it is two people in a garage, talking about life.
Been listening for about 3 years. My personal fave of the 10 or so podcast I listen to.
Guess how many times Marc says 'Yeah/Sure/Right' to fill the gaps during the course of the interview. If guessed 'all times' you're correct. Marc, shut up and let the guest speak.
Mark is so enthusiastic. It's contagious. Keep it up, man.
Great show! Marc Maron is humorous and thoughtful. I love the interviews and his commentaries on everyday life.
I like many of the interviews. My only complaint is he gets kind of loud and occasionally talks over the person being interviewed, but overall interesting.
Didn’t know about this guy until I saw his IFC series. Great stuff, glad I discovered these podcasts. True talent.
Mark is a great interviewer and original in his questions. He digs deep with sincere caring interest.
Love listening to Marc and his guests every week.
We get it. You have a cat and drink coffee. Why people like this morose dipstick is beyond me. There are so many better alternatives - Never Not Funny, Phil Hendrie and Bill Burr just to name a few.
Fantastic podcast. Interviews and more with fascinating people. Almost never a waste of time. Almost always I laugh. Almost always I learn something really tasty. Time well spent.
May not be for everybody, but if it speaks to you it speaks to you hard, as it does to me. Also recommend the TV show.
I used to be able to stomach this pod a lot more, but eventually I started to feel like I was listening to Marc's therapy sessions instead of a dialogue between two people. Marc is funny and obviously smart and cares deeply about things, but his neuroses only have a certain charm for me in moderation. I listen now only if I'm really interested in the guest, and by the end, it almost never fails, Marc brings up his own daddy issues. Uncomfortable.
MM will amaze you with his very good and engaging interviews with a plethora of mostly famous people. He is very good at interviewing and I like his personal commentary near the beginning of his show. THE best part is at the end when he noodles on his guitar and makes you wonder why he isn't in a band. At least part time.
Thank for this long overdue and satisfying interview with James Hetfield. As an avid fan of his career and yours, I knew there would be enough common ground for a great podcast.
he's such a boring interviewer. i nearly fell asleep listening to Kristen Wiig! How is that possible?
It's one of the best out there. Great interviews and insight.
I love knowing that there's someone out there who isn't afraid to say what's on his mind. Not just to provoke a response from someone else, but to just be honest with himself and the audience about all the little insecurities that can bog down your brain day-to-day. Fantastic interviews that are both funny and insightful.
It's just two people talking but somehow you end up changed by the end maybe even refreshed and more engaged in life.
Marc is by far the best interviewer on the planet. Any one of his episodes is a must listen.
Gives great interviews
If you like to listen to someone whom is in touch with emotions.
One of the best interviewers out there. Pick one, any one, you'll be hooked!!!
I listen to the show at work, and I am beyond grateful. Marc is just the best host and interviewer. He speaks from his heart and has geniune curiosity when talking to his guests. Keep at it!
Truly has excellent interviewing skills! Gets the best out of his guests
I love marc
Marc Maron is my absolute favorite interviewer! I can't get enough! I need to write him a thank you letter for seriously being a part of my everyday life and making it a better place to be. Love the show! Love Marc!