Bob Guccione, Jr. knows a thing or two about publishing. He's the founder of Spin Magazine and his father was the man behind Penthouse. Now back at Spin to celebrate its 30th anniversary, Bob talks with Marc about the problems in the publishing industry, the state of journalism in general, and where he thinks he fits into all of it today. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, SimpliSafe, Stamps.com and Draft Kings.
Richard Thompson and Lemmy Kilmister seem like they exist at opposite ends of the rock spectrum, but you'll notice a lot of similarities in this double-header episode. First, Marc talks with Richard about his brand of guitar wizardry and how he keeps the tradition going in his family. Then, Marc and Lemmy talk Motorhead, the Beatles, dads, drugs, Ozzy and what it means to be Lemmy. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Star Wars Card Trader, Draft Kings and NatureBox.
Lake Bell is an actor, a writer, a director, and a mother. She tells Marc how all four of those things came to be, including what it took to get her own movie made, how she got connected with the comedy community, and what complications arose while making the movie No Escape. Plus, Jessie Askinazi and Rose McGowan stop by to talk about their #YesAllWomen fundraiser and auction. This episode is sponsored by SimpliSafe, Parachute and Draft Kings.
It's been 14 years since Peter Bogdanovich made a movie, but that doesn't mean he's slowing down. The man who burst on the scene with The Last Picture Show is busier than ever and he joins Marc in the garage to reflect on a life in show business, starting with his early foray into theater to his friendship with Orson Wells to his latest movie She's Funny That Way. This episode is sponsored by Crash Test on Vimeo, Review on Comedy Central, Casper Mattresses, SimpliSafe and Blunt Talk on Starz.
Still in his mid-20s, Jerrod Carmichael already has a reputation in comedian circles as a comic who has the goods. Marc talks with Jerrod about his rapid rise, which includes an HBO special directed by Spike Lee and a new NBC sitcom called The Carmichael Show. Jerrod explains how he stays grounded through all of it and why he still has an impulse to make things messy. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Blunt Talk on Starz and Stamps.com.
Robert Rodriguez has been making movies on his own terms since he was 12 years old. Before Spy Kids and Machete and Sin City, he famously made his first feature, El Mariachi, for $7000. And, as Robert tells Marc, it's possibly all just a prelude to the new television network he created. Plus, writer Jonathan Ames stops by to talk about his latest show and how he's adjusting to Los Angeles. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, Blunt Talk on Starz and Parachute.
Before John Ridley won the Academy Award for writing 12 Years a Slave, he was a stand-up comic. Marc talks to John about the times they crossed paths in comedy clubs and why John needed to leave comedy behind so he could move forward as a writer, a filmmaker and television show creator. Plus, Marc announces a new partnership for WTF. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, Blunt Talk on Starz, and Stamps.com.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes steps away from the anchor chair and into the garage to talk with Marc about life outside of cable news. Chris explains how his upbringing shaped his political conscience and how his career in journalism fine-tuned his sense of empathy. He also reveals what he really wanted to do before going into news and why he hasn't given up that dream. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Squarespace and Blunt Talk on Starz.
Filmmaker Lynn Shelton works outside the Hollywood system. About 1,000 miles outside the Hollywood system, in fact. Lynn talks to Marc about living in Seattle while being a working director for film and television. She also discusses the creative evolution in her life that took her from writing to acting to photography to editing to making feature films. This episode is sponsored by Automatic, Stamps.com and SimpliSafe.
Jason Bateman wondered if he was done with acting. After finding success at a very young age, Jason thought about hanging it up. He talks with Marc about his career rebirth, from Arrested Development to his latest movie, The Gift. Plus, Marc's friends Bobcat Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins stop by to talk about Bob's new documentary Call Me Lucky, which is about Barry. This episode is sponsored by No One Needs To Know by Kevin O'Brien, Parachute, Difficult People on Hulu and NatureBox.