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.
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The New Yorker has a new article out today called "How Podcasts Conquered Comedy," an in-depth history of how the newish medium has changed the comedy landscape and the careers of standups like Marc Maron, Nikki Glaser, and more.
This week, Marc Maron's show Maron premieres on IFC. The show is based loosely on the comedian's experience creating and hosting his WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Since the podcast's creation in 2009, Maron has interviewed everyone from Carrot Top to Bryan Cranston to Jonathan Winters, and Maron's candid conversational style paired with his signature blend of honesty, insecurity, and resentment has shone a light on the emotional backstories behind respected and despised comedians, actors, and musicians alike.
After nearly 400 episodes, it's hard to identify the absolute best of anything without leaving a ton of great stuff out, but here is a list of some of the most [...]
"Lost Roles" is a weekly column taking a different actor, comedian, or writer each week and examining all of the movies and TV shows they almost made but didn't, for one reason or another. This week, we turn our attention to Marc Maron, host of the wildly-popular podcast WTF and the star/creator of the upcoming IFC series Maron.
After making his TV debut in 1989, Maron struggled for two decades to surpass a certain level of fame. Although he made regular TV appearances and was a successful stand-up, it took his pioneering podcast to make Maron a household name. Throughout his long journey to the top, Marc Maron [...]
Today's the one-year anniversary of comedian Todd Glass coming out of the closet on Marc Maron's podcast WTF, an extremely moving episode of the show that's one of the best Maron has ever done. Jesse David Fox over at Vulture has an in-depth interview with Glass, reflecting on what the past year of his life has been like since coming out and the overwhelming support he received from the comedy community, his fans, and strangers alike. It's a nice read that serves as a fitting epilogue to Glass's Maron appearance.