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Episode 52: Nerdist Podcast
Marc Maron
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Nerdist Podcast #52: MARC MARON

Podcast worlds collide like tectonic plates in a fiery cataclysm as the boys of Nerdist join forces the boy of WTF! It’s the bad-assiest way to kick of Tweleven.

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  1. Bert says:

    Marc’s WTF is my anchor when it comes to podcasts. I recently devoured Benson’s ~two years of shows in a few weeks. Thank the non-existing man in the sky that there’s another great podcast to move onto. This was such a great ep–I’ve listened to a few others which were great as well–and I’m so happy that there’s a ton more content here to enjoy. Kudos Chris, thanks for the putting out such a great podcast, keep up the stellar work!

  2. Josh from Europe says:

    Good one (((d(–__–)b)))

  3. Liana S says:

    fuckin great podcast. i laughed heartily.

  4. amanda says:

    Add this to the pile of nerd ferrets you’ll undoubtedly receive due to this podcast (sorry for the long link):

    Thanks for making the hours at work a little more bearable!!

  5. Agathe says:

    You mentioned the rain and how rain and LA don’t belong together.

    An excellent book on rain + LA is John McPhee’s “The control of Nature” which looks at three big efforts by man to control nature.

    One of them is LA + rain. (add a few wild fires, mudslides, control basins, Houses with doors on both ends of the garage to let the mudslide flow on through, boulders the size of school buses clunking around like billiard balls, and you got a major, big time, red-lined fuckup of a place.

    Highly recommended.

  6. Hurricane Ditka says:

    Great guest choice. Marc is very interesting, and he “keeps it real” lol

    Almost posted about the Chicago dates, since I couldn’t find you in Feb. Thanks for the update on the following podcast! Hopefully will see you in Chicago!

  7. Markus says:

    Chris –

    Maron mentioned that you took a different path to sobriety than AA. I’ve tried AA and it didn’t work for me – I’m more or less where you were around 8 or 10 years ago. Can you tell me what the alternative you found was that worked? Was it a program of some kind?

  8. nick says:

    haven’t listened yet but i like marc i think he’s pretty funny comedian although i did have to stop listening to his podcast because he became a little depressing at a brief point. nonetheless i will definitely listen to this as soon as i can.
    thanks for all the hours of entertainment chris!

  9. Julia says:

    This was a great one. I love how you can interview people who I think are so different from you, but you always find so much common ground. Your interviews are smart and interesting, and so much better than anything I hear on terrestrial talk radio anymore. Besides NPR. Hey! You should interview Terry Gross! How awesome would that be.

    I second the Kids in the Hall request. I vote for Scott Thompson!

    And how about Bonnie Hunt?

    OK I’ll stop now.

  10. mark dek says:

    Great podcast….you gotta love Marc Maron. Just started listening to The Nerdist.

  11. mark dek says:

    Great podcast….you gotta love Marc Maron.

  12. Chris Hardwick says:

    Red: I did the same show with Jimmy Carr at Just For Laughs Toronto last year and he was TERRIFIC. I already knew he was a brilliant comic, but he was also a super-nice guy. I will try to make this happen someday.

  13. Electric Red says:

    man you need to get Jimmy Carr on here. Then I could die peacefully.

  14. nater says:

    Of all the things to get bothered by…
    Unless you are a fat, low energy slob, just use SUGAR.
    Love the show Chris.

  15. Joanna says:

    Will you please get one or all of the Kids in the Hall on your podcast, please?

  16. Seames says:

    One of your best shows, Mr. Hardwick. I’m a huge WTF and Marc Maron fan and I’m so glad you finally invaded the Cat Ranch. And I really wanna hear Jonah’s coked-up hooker story. Please.

  17. LAinWLA says:

    Excellent, very enjoyable listening!!

    JD you must not listen to Marc’s podcast because if you did you’d understand what makes the guy tick.

    I really enjoyed hearing how Marc impacted Chris’s quest for sobriety.

    I hope that Marc will return the favor and have Chris on WTF very soon!!

  18. JD says:

    I kind of don’t like this guy.

    He gives me the feel that he thinks he has a psychological superiority to others. No matter how much he puts himself down it’s a thin mask to cover his vanity.

    Although there was a good bit of funny in there, and he is good at what he does.. I get a bad vibe from just listening to him talk.

    Almost ruined it for me but worth the listen, as always. Thanks asshole.

  19. Brian says:

    Agree with Notlob, massive load of podgasm. I was one of those single tickets when Marc came to Georgia. Absolutely loved this ‘cast.

  20. Notlob4 says:

    Nerdist and WTF are the only two podcasts I listen to, so this is like a podgasm. Can’t wait to listen to it.

  21. Cate says:

    Be still my heart! The two best podcasts combined! Exclamation point!

  22. Kiel says:

    I was waiting on this one since he mentioned it in one of shows last week!!! Perfect!!! Nerdist+Carolla+WTF is all you’d need for greatness!! No need for Pardo if he’s never gonna get on board.

  23. Wesley Marshall says:

    Another quality episode Chris. I’ve become a fan of Marc Maron more recently through his podcast. And both of you guys always just have conversations you make comedy jokes too but you just talk as well, and it always makes me think. Great way to start off the new year. Can’t wait for the Kevin Smith episode, that shall be epic!

  24. Jung says:

    This was one of the best Nerdist podcasts. TY.

  25. Stacy says:

    I <3 this show :). Just started listening to the Marc Maron podcast, and I love it. Annecoultersadamsapple is right! How is he not most famous?!?

  26. Annecoultersadamsapple says:

    How is he not the most famous person ever by now? There are so many pop culture personalities that he’s way cooler than. Just give him a talk show and let him yell at celbrities he resents.

  27. jamison says:

    Fucking Sweet!!! This is like a speedball of awsome comedy podcastery.

  28. Magnoliafan says:


    It’s about f’n time Chris. Great interview.

  29. Cymus says:

    Was waiting for this one to go up. I’m a huge fan of both you guys and it was only a matter of time for the awesomeness of you two to finally collide. Did not disappoint!

  30. Maria says:

    Best. thing. evar.