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Standup comedian Marc Maron has a tight grip on the podcast game with his endlessly engaging WTF. Twice a week, he shares conversations with an actor or comedian that usually dig pretty deep into their backstory. Increasingly, though, Maron’s guests have been musicians, including Fiona Apple, Jack White, and most recently, Tommy Stinson of the… More »

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Listen To Laura Jane Grace On Marc Maron’s WTF

Laura Jane Grace is the latest guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast — not as big of a get as Barack Obama a few weeks back, but still a pretty big deal. They talked about her military family upbringing, transphobia in the punk scene, Against Me!’s history, the pressure to label yourself when you’re i… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2015 - 9:51 am

Listen To David Byrne On Marc Maron’s WTF

Marc Maron sat down with the legendary David Byrne at his New York office for the latest episode of his WTF podcast. They talked about the rise of the Talking Heads, Byrne’s other creative work outside the field of music, his upcoming color guard performance project Contemporary Color, and a bunch more. You can liste… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

Listen To Spoon’s Britt Daniel On Marc Maron’s WTF

Spoon frontman Britt Daniel was the guest on this week’s WTF Podcast with Marc Maron. They start off with talking about his childhood growing up and finding music and getting bullied in his conservative hometown in Texas before moving on to chart his band’s steady ascent to popularity. You can listen to the show hereMore »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 8:46 am

Listen To Kim Gordon On Marc Maron’s WTF

Kim Gordon was the guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast this week, fresh off of the release of her headline-grabbing memoir Girl In A Band. Maron’s interviews are characteristically lengthy and winding, allowing them to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. In this one, Gordon expands on a lot of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 26, 2015 - 8:43 am

Hear Conor Oberst Discuss Rape Accusation With Marc Maron On WTF

Last year, an anonymous internet commenter accused Conor Oberst of a long-ago rape. Oberst filed a libel lawsuit, and the accuser eventually apologized and admitted that the story wasn’t true. Oberst dropped the lawsuit. But to hear Oberst tell it, the episode still haunts him. Oberst is the latest guest on WTF, the comedian Marc… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Hear St. Vincent On Marc Maron’s WTF

Annie Clark, who most of us know as St. Vincent, is the latest guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and honestly, she’s a pretty ideal fit for Maron’s show. Clark is an important presence in a genre of music that Maron understands, and she’s got an interesting backstory and a quick enough wit that she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 10:38 am

Listen To David Lowery On Marc Maron’s WTF

For old heads like me, David Lowery is best-known as the frontman for Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. More recently, he’s been in the news for railing against the digital music system — efforts that have included calling out an NPR intern for admitting to file sharing. Lowery talks about all that — the musical… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2014 - 9:48 am

Listen To Rivers Cuomo On Marc Maron’s WTF

Weezer’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End — which just might be a return to form if songs like “The British Are Coming” and “Lonely Girl” are any indication — is out next week. So it’s time for a media onslaught, and Rivers Cuomo has obliged with an appearance on Marc Maron’s perennially entertaining… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 29, 2014 - 11:28 am

Hear Ty Segall Talk And Perform On Marc Maron’s WTF

Ty Segall is about to release his fantastic new album, Manipulator, and to promote it, he made a stop on Marc Maron’s WTF. Maron is super excited in this interview — he just jumps right in with absolute fervor talking about how he came across Segall’s music. Maron describes the new double album as “everything… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 21, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Listen To Jack Antonoff On Marc Maron’s WTF

Recently Chris examined Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s new project Bleachers, and today Antonoff appeared on Marc Maron’s super-popular podcast WTF. Head there now and give it a listen. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 17, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Hear Chris Cornell On Marc Maron’s WTF

The latest rock star to visit Marc Maron’s acclaimed WTF podcast is Chris Cornell. I haven’t listened yet, but the Soundgarden singer is said to discuss his band’s rise, demise, and reformation as well as “the Beatles, punk rock, the grunge scene, the word ‘alternative’ and rock mythology.” Listen to the interview here. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 2, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Listen To Stephen Malkmus On Marc Maron’s WTF

Stephen Malkmus has been popping up in some pretty fascinating places lately. Recently he’s spoken to Bret Easton Ellis and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, but this is a big one. Malkmus spoke with Marc Maron on WTF and you can stream it on Maron’s website now. More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Hear Patrick Stickles On Marc Maron’s WTF

As I learned up close and in person last year, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles can be a prickly, challenging interview subject, but he’s also a fascinating and lofty conversationalist. As he’s proven time and again on his WTF podcast, comedian Marc Maron is one of our great interviewers, a man capable of drawing great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 9:34 am

Hear Father John Misty On Marc Maron’s WTF

Marc Maron’s WTF podcast has included interviews with a number of fine musicians this year including Thom Yorke, Nick Cave, Josh Homme, John Darnielle, and Aimee Mann. As of today, you can add Father John Misty to that number. According to the episode description, the artist born Josh Tillman joined Maron for a lengthy convo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 30, 2013 - 9:42 am

Listen To Lou Barlow On Marc Maron’s WTF

Last year, Marc Maron was brave enough to interview the eternally reticent J Mascis on his peerless WTF podcast. Today, Maron’s got an episode up with another Dinosaur Jr. member: Bassist Lou Barlow, who, as the leader of Sebadoh and Folk Implosion, has left a footprint on indie rock arguably as deep as that of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 10:57 am

Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone” Interactive Video

It’s a weird time for Bob Dylan to release an interactive video for his generation-defining 1965 song “Like A Rolling Stone,” but Dylan did just release the massive 47-disc box set The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, so why the hell not. The video, a fascinating piece of work, aims to replicate the act of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Listen to Josh Homme On Marc Maron’s WTF

On his WTF podcast, Marc Maron has made an admirably graceful transition from being a comedian who interviews other comedians to being a general-interest interviewer who can draw on a lot of life experience when talking to his guests. Case in point: Maron’s most recent guest is Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2013 - 10:28 am

YACHT – “Party At The NSA” (Feat. Marc Maron)

Portland electro-pop duo YACHT’s new song “Party At The NSA” is a lightweight new-wave jam about the surveillance state, which puts it firmly in the “99 Luftballoons” tradition of lightweight new-wave jams about heavy issues. The comedian and star podcaster Marc Maron played the song’s guitar solo, a connection that the group might’ve made after… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Listen To Thom Yorke On Marc Maron’s WTF

Marc Maron’s WTF podcast is its own cultural beast now, but it started out as the podcast where comedians would get emotional and reveal deep truths about their fragile selves. We know, from his dour interview answers and the videos where he dances, that Thom Yorke can be funny, though he’s never exactly been a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013 - 9:08 am

Listen To Nick Cave On Marc Maron’s WTF

WTF is the podcast of standup comic Marc Maron. On the most recent installment of the podcast, Maron featured Nick Cave. They spoke about “his time as frontman of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and all the opportunities that sprung from there.” Download or stream the podcast at the WTF with Marc Maron site. More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 6, 2013 - 10:10 am
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