The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy. WTF with Marc Maron – Andy Samberg
ZOE: First off, Marc Maron recorded his intro naked [...]
“It's based on the life I'm living now, or maybe a couple years ago,” says Marc Maron of his new IFC show, Maron. It's in this slightly alternate universe that Maron exists; his podcast is picking up steam, he's adjusting to life after his second divorce, and he's learning from the famous comedians who stop by his garage to share their wisdom. The show features an excellent collection of his celebrity comedian pals, including the always amazing Dave Foley as an inebriated version of himself in the pilot. I recently got the chance to talk to Maron about playing himself, finding closure, and helping out the next generation of [...]
What's everyone's plan for Memorial Day? Wearing white? Watching Men In Black? It's a black and white weekend. Here's an idea: bring a couple podcasts with ya. I'm aware I'm talking about podcasts like they're lawn chairs but in a way aren't podcasts just like lawn chairs for our ears? In that they… are a recreational object, usually used outside one's home and are good for sitting back and relaxing. Nailed it! (No I didn't.) Enjoy this week's picks and your Memorial Day, please.
This space is usually reserved for some A-Class shoehorning of a current event into the world of podcasts. Instead, I wanted to earnestly state how great a week it was for the medium. There were some remarkably funny episodes, four appearances by Paul F. Tompkins, and an episode of WTF that will go down as one of the most affecting episodes of anything, across any medium, of 2012. Sometimes it’s difficult in a given week to find five particularly noteworthy shows, while this week there were enough to fill three columns. Podcasting is a volatile medium and that is why its fans are so attracted to it—at any moment [...]
WTF with Marc Maron has a My Damn Channel channel now. If unchecked, this development may lead to more backstage videos with funny podcast guests. Oh no!