I'm a big fan of standup comedy and I recently came upon a podcast that totally fills that niche. Seriously, I have never been more entertained by a podcast. At first, Maron's pre-interview bits about his life were annoying, but once you get to know the guy (and you really do), you look forward to hearing these tidbits.
Originally posted by an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on Marc MaronOn September 1, 2009 Maron began a twice-a-week podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. Released Mondays and Thursdays, the show features interviews with fellow comedians, whether old friends or people with whom he is only somewhat familiar. It's a mostly free-form discussion, touching on topics like the arc of the interviewees' careers, shared past experiences, and specific stories. Maron regularly–both proudly and self deprecatingly–mentions that the LA setup of WTF is in his garage, with the bulk of the guests meeting him there, though he does have a mobile set up to take to guests. WTF has reached #1 on iTunes comedy section numerous times. Though it is a free podcast, it has a number of rotating sponsors and accepts donations.
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
If I'm caught in traffic and there's someone by the side of the road, I'll give them a dollar or some change. If there's someone at a train stop and they need a token and I have an extra one, I'll give that.