Recorded in front of a live audience at the LA Podfest, Marc pays tribute to the radio legends who helped make it possible for podcasters to operate with complete freedom. Jim Ladd and Frazer Smith are icons of freeform rock radio and they have no shortage of stories, lessons and secrets to divulge about the Golden Age of FM DJs. This episode is sponsored by Topps NFL Huddle, SimpliSafe, Audible and MeUndies.
Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan tries his best to demystify the band, but Marc is convinced that Yo La Tengo remains hugely influential in the world of indie rock. Hear Marc make his case while Ira takes it in stride. Plus, Bob Odenkirk stops by and Marc gets David Cross on the phone so they can all talk about the new Netflix series, W/ Bob and David. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com, Zip Recruiter, Fandango, and ShipStation.
Metallica's Robert Trujillo and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers are two of the best bass players on earth. Now both of them are in the garage, paying tribute to Jaco Pastorius, a bass legend who is the subject of a new documentary that Robert made. Plus, Aziz Ansari also stops to talk about his new series, Master of None. This episode is sponsored by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Squarespace, Fandango and ShipStation.
Daniel Radcliffe has his head on pretty straight for someone who was thrust into worldwide superstardom at the age of 10. Daniel stops by the garage to talk about growing up as part of the Harry Potter juggernaut and how he's chosen projects like Equus, Kill Your Darlings, and Victor Frankenstein to help distinguish himself from everyone's favorite boy wizard. This episode is sponsored by the Cracked Podcast, SimpliSafe, John Mulaney's The Comeback Kid on Netflix, and Stamps.com.
Fresh off writing his memoir and primed by a high octane espresso from Marc's kitchen, Elvis Costello is ready to dive into his past and connect the dots on his prolific career. Elvis talks with Marc about forming The Attractions, producing for The Specials, working with Nick Lowe, collaborating with Burt Bacharach, and writing dozens of indelible hit songs. This episode is sponsored by Master of None on Netflix, Nathan For You on Comedy Central, The Message on Panoply, and Warby Parker.
In the history of WTF, Lorne Michaels is talked about more than any other person. Now he is finally a guest. The man behind SNL goes through it all, from the reason he started the show back in 1975 to the reason he keeps doing it. Meanwhile, Marc tries to get some closure on the meeting he had with Lorne 20 years ago that has haunted him ever since. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, ZipRecruiter, Fandango, Stamps.com and Audible.
James Corden knows a thing or two about hosting a talk show. The host of The Late Late Show trades notes with Marc about their respective jobs, and James explains that he got the gig by accidentally pitching it to CBS executives. Marc and James also nerd out over some favorite films and James reveals why he believes there are only two types of actors in the world. This episode is sponsored by the Star Wars Card Trader app, SimpliSafe and NatureBox.com.
Long before Patricia Arquette won an Oscar, long before she filmed a movie over the course of 12 years, long before she worked with directors like Scorsese, Burton, and Lynch, and long before she delivered a star-making turn in True Romance, she was a kid from a showbiz family growing up on a hippie commune in Virginia. Patricia and Marc get into all of it, including her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Fandango and Stamps.com.
Steve Albini had his hands and fingers on the mixing board for some of the greatest albums ever, like Nirvana's In Utero and the Pixies' Surfer Rosa. But don't call Steve a producer. He hates that. As Steve tells Marc, he sees himself as an audio engineer and a musician with his own bands, not as someone who should take credit for other people's albums. This episode is sponsored by Nathan For You on Comedy Central, Chipotle, and Audible.com.
It's likely that Aaron Draplin has more passion about graphic design than you have about anything. Marc visits Aaron at the seat of the empire he created in Portland and finds out how a skater kid from the Midwest worked his way up through Snowboarder Magazine to build his own independent design business from scratch and become the go-to guy for some of the country's most prominent brands. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, SimpliSafe, and Stamps.com.