Podcast episode 41 features a conversation with Marc Maron, host of the 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 great 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 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.
The book that I mention which Marc told Louis was important to him is The Denial Of Death by Ernest Becker.
Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
JONATHAN DEMME RELATED
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 is one of the people who has made my life more colourful and enjoyable.