Podcast episode 41 features a conversation with Marc Maron, host of the extraordinary WTF podcast. As you may or may not know/care, I’ve been trying to get in touch with Marc for a few years. Apart from being a supremely gifted interviewer of a consistently top quality selection of guests on his podcast, he’s a brilliant live comedian, a terrific writer and he’s way better at acting than he ought to be, so naturally I thought we’d get on…

It was Louis Theroux who finally got through to him on my behalf and after Louis had appeared on WTF, I asked Marc one more time if he’d be up for talking to me for my podcast and this time he responded! We met at the small office he uses in Highland Park, Los Angeles on 20th March 2017 and Marc was completely charming and every bit as charismatic as I had imagined he might be. I suppose part of me fantasised we might get on so well he would say, ‘hey! let’s hang out, play with the cats together do an episode of WTF’ etc. but not this time. Still, it was exciting to spend 90 minutes in his company and I’m very grateful to him, his assistant Kelly (and to Louis) for making it happen.


Make your own Kombucha tea at home (Go on, why aren’t you doing it?)

The book that I mention which Marc told Louis was important to him is The Denial Of Death by Ernest Becker.

A teaser report on GLOW, the Netflix show Marc stars in alongside Alison Brie.

Nick Drake -- Time Has Told Me


In my Stop Making Sense reminiscence I forgot to mention the late Edna Holt too… There isn’t time to try to convey all the reasons I got weepy thinking about that film again. Suffice to say it powerfully evokes a particular time when I was young that I (mainly) recall fondly and I’m grateful that my pals and I had such a good soundtrack and such a wonderful film accompany those days. Jonathan Demme was one of those people I never knew who nonetheless made my life more colourful and more enjoyable.






Posted by: Adam on @ 9:05 am


  • I’m a 35 year old bloke, and not previously a cry-baby. Yet, as I get older, I find any slightly sad video wells me up – especially if it’s about an animal that was rescued. I never considered this something that happens as we age. Thought I was just becoming weak minded. I always thought older men grew less emotional, and colder with age.

    Even hearing you get upset, I had to wipe a little tear away. How pathetic is that! We are a generation of softy pants. But maybe that’s a good thing – sensitive, modern men and that.

    Comment by Jimmy McIntyre — May 2, 2017 @ 7:24 am

  • I cried when Marc mentioned Jason Molina in this very podcast – Jason’s music was such a huge part of my twenties I was devastated when he died, and any mention usually brings a tear to my eye, certainly no less the older I get. Great to hear that Marc is a fan!

    Comment by James Eve — May 3, 2017 @ 11:28 am

  • Bless all you touchy-feels types (married to one and mother of one), I was so touched by Adam’s genuine emotion. Stop Making Sense seminal for me too – and one moment in particular, towards the end of Once In a Lifetime, as he sings “Time isn’t holding us, time isn’t after us” with four other band members in profile. Sublime.

    Comment by Jenny Collins — May 5, 2017 @ 12:59 pm

  • Really admirable and honest of you to include the emotional part at the end. As a dude the same age as you (and growing up watching and listening to you) I can confirm you are not alone! As far as I can research it has to do with the decline in our testosterone and other age aspects which should help take away a little of the sadness. Chemicals mate, chemicals! Rejoice in your old fartiness with us all and ball your eyes out and feel good afterwards.

    As usual another fab and insightful show. Love to hear YOU get interviewed and hear more about your jingles which are toe tapping, kick arse mini choons. Sorry I adore them.

    I love you. BYE!

    Comment by FLYGUY — May 9, 2017 @ 7:10 am

  • Your end monologue had me going from laughing out loud (about the Mancunian Candidate) to crying within three minutes. I had to come home from my dog walk and play it to my OH. Please keep doing what you’re doing.

    Comment by Natalie — August 21, 2017 @ 8:25 am

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