Thursday, December 2, 2010

Podcast Rollcall: WTF with Marc Maron

Genre: Talk Show

What It's About: Marc Maron invites fellow comedians -- some are friends, others he's meeting for the first time -- for conversations about their lives and projects.

Why You Should Care: This is what the late night talk shows should be. Maron has real conversations with his guests, genuinely listening to what they're saying and asking relevant follow up questions. When the conversation starts to lag, he knows how to steer it somewhere interesting. And he does it all without sacrificing comedy.

Maron's no-bullshit mentality means that when Carlos Mencia was on, he addressed the issue of joke theft straight-on; when Dane Cook was on, he addressed the issue of style over substance. No punches are pulled.

This is one of the best talk shows around, in any medium.

Frequency: Twice weekly

Average Length: 1 hour

As always, if you become a regular listener to a podcast that solicits donations, try to find a way to make the occasional contribution.

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