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Apr 5, 2010 11

Marc tries to edge in on public radio's territory by poaching one of This American Life's contributors, comedian Dave Hill. They'll discuss Dave's time in Japan, the morality behind Happy Endings, and Dave's experience doing comedy in prison. Just a guess, but this might not be appropriate for NPR.

11 Comments
  • over four years ago
    annoyed
    Fuck you, Marc. Ira Glass is thoughtful and funny and real. He doesn't come close to being as pretentious as you are... not that anyone could. How on earth is he "precious?" He's as self-aware, honest about life, and blunt as you. A precious man rants about his hate of John Kerry? A precious man punches someone just because he's so annoyed with him? You're the one who goes on ridiculously verbose and self-righteous rants trying your best to impress with your fanciest diction. Ira never does that. He speaks thoughtfully conveying points with PLAIN English. Do you even listen to This American Life? Don't you realize how many of your fans are sheep who'll believe whatever you tell them about anyone no matter what and tear them down just to bolster your never-satiated ego? Ira made/makes more of a political impact than fucking Marc. You guys (sheep fans above) are some of the dumbest sheep I've ever happened upon.
  • four and a half years ago
    someguy
    Ira Glass won\'t have Marc on his show cos they have the same type of (w)lisp (\'The Brokaw\', I call it, though there might be a proper term). The last time Ira tried to butch up his cred by putting someone with the same (w)lisp on, he figured Sarah Vowell would be the right choice, make him look like more of a \'Dude\', but even on the radio (and confirmed once you see her) you can tell she has more hair on her chest than he does.

    Oh, probably also doesn\'t help to call Mr. Glass \'precious\' in a condescending way. Just another \'the first time I met you, you were a dick to me\' stories for when Mr. Glass does the show, I guess.

    I\'m actually not sure which of them is more \'precious\' but both of them entertain, so....yeah.
  • four and a half years ago
    Sunshine Jim
    eya Marc.i was hoping Dave would end up enjoying her enough to listen to her as a respected professional and get her talking about the truly funny things that happen to sex artists. he is SO excruciatingly shy he missed an opportunity to look into one of the best aspects of sex, the lighter side. i\'d encourage him to amp up that 1% side to maybe at least 10%. good on ya boys, thanks for the show.
  • four and a half years ago
    Mike V. Orrock
    Dave Hill seemed like a nice guy, but, like, his inability to, like, express himself with, like, available adjectives was, like, totally fucking lame.
  • four and a half years ago
    SixDegrees
    The prison story Dave told was priceless. Thanks again, Marc, for the awesome podcasts.

    One of the many reasons I love your podcast because it makes the tedium of the hated grocery store run somewhat more bearable. I\'m pretty sure everyone thinks I\'m nuts in the supermarket, though, because I can only imagine what kind of unguarded expressions must be crossing my face when I hear about things like the fifi.

    Is it weird that I like both your podcast and, sometimes, This American Life? I do totally agree with your assessment of its preciousness, though, and your take on Ira Glass was really funny.

    BTW, the WTF coffee arrived at my doorstep today...can\'t wait to brew a pot tomorrow morning. Anything that helps me poo is much appreciated.
  • four and a half years ago
    Dave P
    Todd is right, TAL is PRI not NPR. Many PRI shows suck ass too. Maron is way too creative for centrist public radio. On the other hand, Maron might be great for Pacifica.

    As for Dave Hill, he\'s pretty good on WTFPod, probably because public radio wouldn\'t let him do good material that would offend the sensibilities of the rich, white, urban dittoheads who make up the public radio (NPR and PRI) audience.
  • four and a half years ago
    Tim Johnson
    Such a great show... thanks Marc.

    Besides the fact your voice isn\'t nasal enough, your Air American Leftist credentials automatically bans you from NPR. First you have to be nasal and wimpy but then the most you can be is obliquely leftist, not a revolutionary like you and Maddow and Garafalo.
  • four and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    Trivia-checking, sort of...THIS AMERICAN LIFE isn\'t on NPR, though it\'s on NPR stations...it\'s one of the biggest deals PRI (Public Radio International) has, particularly after A PRAIRIE HOME COMAPNION and MAKKETPLACE split off (PHC for the second or third time) to be products of the new American Public Media. Not quite as wrong as saying MORNING SEDITION was on Pacifica, but in that direction.

    Ira Glass was, for a while at least, mostly interested in putting people on his show who managed to have even more nasal voices than his (David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, et al.), so you were disqualified that way, too.
  • four and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    Never assume that cats think of you as a god...so much as this ape who leaves and comes back, and when you do it multiple times, they get used to it...
  • four and a half years ago
    Dave P
    I think This American Life is polite, precious, and ponderous pablum. Maron, you are the anti-NPR. You are unPR, which is why I listen to and contribute to your podcast INSTEAD of NPR.
  • four and a half years ago
    DickM
    When in university someone arranged for out band to play at a Max Security jail near our city. It was wife/girlfriend visit night and we played in a darkened lunchroom - think about that :-).

    What struck me most (other than the anvil I felt on my chest the whole time) was how the head of the Prisoners\' Council, who showed us around, was such a nice fellow. So I asked what he was in for - \"Oh - he\'s a Con Man.\" Ouch !!

    Interesting podcast. Great stuff.