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.
From the minute the Presidential motorcade pulled away, Marc began recording his reaction to the momentous event that just occurred in his garage. Hear Marc's ongoing reflections in the aftermath as well as a discussion with WTF producer Brendan McDonald about how this happened in the first place. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com, Squarespace, Comedy Central, and Vegas.com.
Marc welcomes the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to the garage for conversation about college, fitting in, race relations, gun violence, changing the status quo, disappointing your fans, comedians, fatherhood and overcoming fear. And yes, this really happened. This episode is presented without commercial interruption courtesy of Squarespace. Go to MarcMeetsObama.com to see behind-the-scenes photos and captions.
Judd Apatow has a lot going on right now. So when he came over to the garage to talk with Marc about some of his projects, it's no wonder they kept talking for an hour. Judd and Marc discuss charitable works, the fear of insignificance, and continuing to learn from other funny people. Plus, Marc has a big announcement. This episode is brought to you by TrunkClub, QuickBooks Self-Employed, MeUndies, NatureBox and The Brink on HBO.
Godfrey and Marc usually bust on each other in the back of comedy clubs, but this is the first time they've sat down for an hour to bust on each other in a garage. When they're not hurling insults, Godfrey tells Marc about his Nigerian background, his memories of Bernie Mac, his stint as the 7 Up guy, and his new TV show Bullseye. This episode is sponsored by Xero, The Brink on HBO, Stamps, SimpliSafe.