After the show I downloaded every episode of WTF I could. As an aspiring comedy writer who drove a print shop delivery truck for a living, listening to episode after episode of Maron interviewing the comedians and writers I loved (Onion writers, stand-ups, TV writers) about personal details of their lives became the soundtrack to my day job. Sure, Maron has personal issues and resentments, but he has an uncanny ability to ask questions in a way that allows people to be very open about personal topics. Here we take a look at the times Maron got the most deep with his guests.
Sam Simon — Episode 389
Topics include: Living with terminal cancer, animals rights, co-creating The Simpsons.
Lynn Shawcroft — Episode 369
*Not the full episode. I suggest purchasing it here.
Topics include: Mitch Hedberg (RIP her late husband, and the greatest comedian ever) and drug addiction.
Patrice O’Neal — Episode 95
Topics include: Rape convictions, prison life, and life without a father.
Todd Hanson — Episode 190
Topics include: Depression, a suicide attempt, and the recovery afterwards.