27 Apr 2019

Maron milestone: 'WTF' hits 1000 episodes!

From The Podcast Hour, 12:25 pm on 27 April 2019
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The podcaster, standup comedian and actor Marc Maron has been recording his show WTF in his garage for almost a decade, and has recently celebrated its 1000th episode.

Maron's 2015 interview with Barack Obama often gets mentioned in the same breath as Serial as being one of those important moments when podcasting really took off. WTF's guest list over the past decade reads a bit like a who's-who of the music and the entertainment worlds- Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen.

But the show's also been pretty life changing for its host: in a sense WTF's become a story about his personal development too.

All this gets explored in the one thousandth episode of 'WTF with Marc Maron'. No famous guests, just Maron and longtime producer Brendan McDonald pulling back the curtain on their production process, and reflecting on their friendship and creative partnership. There were some great stories, lots of listener emails, and some moving moments too.