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May 13, 2010

Marc's on the road with the very funny Maria Bamford. Can they solve the world's problems during an hour-long car ride from Lake Arrowhead? Maybe not, but they'll definitely talk a lot about comedy and maybe even help each other through some relationship issues.

11 Comments
  • four and a half years ago
    Brian Levy
    Marc!

    Thank you so much for an amazing show.

    This kinda stupid, but once a month, I\'ll blow off classes to drive up and down PCH to just think. And more often than not, I\'m listening to your podcast while doing so. It\'s great.

    As for Maria Bamford? My absolute favorite comedian ever? She\'s incredible. What a fantastic conversation. If that be you, Maria, postin\' above me, you\'re the number one. And if that\'s not you postin\' above me, you\'ve stolen the identity of the number one. You\'re aight.

    Either way, Maria Bamford is a huge inspiration for me. I, myself have a bucket (a small one) full of problematic anxiety-related disorders. I see a therapist and I take my meds, but thats only part of it. Something that I\'ve found that I can really count on to help me through the darker days is the comedy of Maria Bamford.

    Your podcast is the greatest, Marc.
  • four and a half years ago
    Maria Bamford
    Just in case anyone likes to read self-help tomes, here are some books I\'ve read that have been awesome on the subject of abuse and relationships:

    Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men [Paperback]
    Lundy Bancroft (Author)
    4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (262 customer reviews)

    and

    The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing [Paperback]
    Beverly Engel
    4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

    and if you\'re in to groups- and you and your partner are both into working it out there\'s Recovering Couples Anonymous- The have phone and public meetings. And they have some helpful FREE stuff to stop escalating fights.
  • four and a half years ago
    Joe Tily
    Hey Maron,
    Great interview with Maria \'i don\'t want to hear that bed-time story grandpa\' Bamford.

    She is a marvelous comic. What an honest and open conversation - just great!

    I\'ve had many disastrous relationships myself and have avoided having a girlfriend for years now. Its not easy, but i find its better than slogging through the mountains of shit that come with having a steady partner. Maybe im just being cowardly - but i swear i\'m happier on my own.

    a Curmudgeon. England.
  • four and a half years ago
    Craig M
    Great episode Marc!

  • four and a half years ago
    Mikey
    Major courage props to you both. You are both fucked up, as are many of us, myself included.

    Let us enjoy the consilience....and continue.
  • four and a half years ago
    andrew h
    great show Marc, inspiring and thought provoking as usual.
  • four and a half years ago
    Brad in Ohio
    TRUTH!

    You are a Beat poet, Marc.
  • four and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    Also, the Zen (or Geist) of driving...particularly when one has actually achieved something (I had helped my brother move from DC to Pittsburgh, and was driving home across Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, and for the first time in the several months leading up to that I had nothing I had to do except to get back home in a reasonable time so as to go back to work the next day...but not that day...yup.
  • four and a half years ago
    Todd Mason
    Thanks for this...as she seems to be for at least several excellent comedian peers, Maria Bamford is my favorite working standup (no slight to Marc Maron intended...you/he and not a few others are within shouting distance).

    I am working out a not terribly formal disquisition as to why she strikes me as closer to Lenny Bruce (in his good years, the latter \'50s...at least those good years as captured by Fantasy Records performances) than anyone else around today...you know, aside from the obvious smack abuse, hanging with strippers, writing for \"men\'s magazines,\" etc.

    Terribly sorry to hear of the less than happy paths you both have taken at times. If Bamford found her last steady through eHarmony, who utterly reject homosexual folks but apparently have an open-door policy for the physically abusive, I think that says even more than the GLB hostility alone does. (Also, I find it hard to believe that Bamford doesn\'t have prospective dates beating down the doors, but perhaps that\'s part of what makes such filters useful.)(Does anyone respect their groupies?)
  • four and a half years ago
    milly mandy
    WOW that was amazing ! what a raw ,truthful interview . Huge thanks to Maria for being so open and honest about her abusive relationship .
  • four and a half years ago
    Zaq
    Holy Shit, my wife and I were just talking about a geographical cure yesterday... only we didn\'t have this term to refer to it as. GET OUT OF MY HEAD MARC! What the Fuck...