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Obama Didn't Use the N-word: A Distinction With a Difference

Harvey Simon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Harvey Simon

The president's mention of the N-word is still significant. It drove home his own distinction between overt and covert racism. That's a subject worthy of discussion. Focusing on his "use" of the N-word only serves as a distraction from that important debate.

Podcast Review: WTF with guest President Obama

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Now, about that N-word. Naturally, the fact that the President utters it has mostly been taken out of context: "Obama said the n-word!" Frankly, in the way it's being used -- as a reference, really -- there's been a lot more made of it than needed.

What Fear Of Saying 'The N-Word' Really Means

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

President Obama's much-discussed interview with comedian Marc Maron this week drove news outlets into a tizzy after the president said a racial epithe...

Obama Admits He's Pretty Bad At Basketball Now

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports

The first Baller-In-Chief is past his prime.

President Obama To Appear On Marc Maron's 'WTF' Podcast

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy

"Are you sitting down?" So began the latest episode of Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast when he revealed the news that next week's guest will be none oth...

Why Comedian/Podcaster Marc Maron is a Preist and a Prophet

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Christian Piatt

Originally known as a crass, nihilistic comedian, Marc Maron found a remarkable second life for himself in podcasting. And before you stop reading right there, consider that Marc's WTF podcast is the first-ever podcast to be catalogued by the Library of Congress.

The Maron/Maron split

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one is more surprised to find Marc Maron sitting securely atop a tidy little media empire than Maron himself. As his self-titled series on the IFC channel, Maron, enters its third season, there's a marked fork in the path between the fortunes of Marc Maron, the TV character, and Marc Maron, the actor who portrays him.

Podcast Review: WTF -- Remembering Harris Wittels

Marc Hershon | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Host Marc Maron had the late Harris Wittels as a guest in "the garage" for episode 424 of WTF less than two years ago, back in September of 2013. The day after Wittels was found dead, Maron reposted that interview.

Where You Can See Great Women Comics Who Should Have Netflix or HBO Specials. Part I: Sue Costello in NYC Tonight

Art Levine | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Art Levine

With the boom in self-released, Netflix and HBO comedy specials, it sometimes seems there's too much of a glut of comedians unveiling their new shows. LIke the comedy club craze of the 1980s, it's leading to plenty of entertainment options for comedy fans -- but hardly all of the work is first-rate or particularly original.

Podcast Review: Marc Maron's WTF With Guest Norman Lear

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

As we round on the end of another year, it's worth noting that podcasts are drawing guests of increasingly notable status. (True, a number of them think they're doing a radio interview but, that aside, the pool is getting deeper and more interesting.)

Marc Maron HATES Kale

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.03.2014 | Taste

"There’s really only two ways to prepare kale: Sadly or self-righteously."

On the Culture Front: Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Antica Pesa and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Antica Pesa, which has a sister restaurant in Italy, serves top-notch Roman fare in a muted Williamsburg-cool setting that feels like the culmination of the neighborhood's increasing blend of hip and high-end.

Marc Maron Remembers 'Horrifying' Conversation With Robin Williams About Suicide

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Marc Maron's powerful interview with Robin Williams, which he conducted for his "WTF" podcast in April 2010 and re-released this summer, was seen in a...

Marc Maron's 'Sad' Conversation With An 'Isolated' Jay Leno

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.09.2014 | Comedy

Marc Maron opened up about his relationships with two famous fellow comedians during a frank conversation with HuffPost Live on Thursday. Maron tol...

Lena Dunham Posts Plastic Surgery Joke In Honor Of Joan Rivers

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

Following the death of Joan Rivers on Thursday, Sept. 4, Lena Dunham took to Twitter to honor the beloved icon. She first commemorated the star wit...

Podcast Review: Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

If you're a fan of HBO's late series Entourage, you probably have been lying awake nights wondering, "Whatever became of the guy who played Turtle?" R...

Robin Williams and the Perils of Depression

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

When someone like Robin Williams takes his own life, it's a stunning reminder of how powerful emotional anguish can be. It's a reminder that profound emotional pain can occur in the talented, the successful, the admired, the well-loved. And it's a reminder of how difficult it can be to reach someone struggling with depression -- especially someone who thinks you don't want to hear about it.

Podcast Review: WTF Episode 514 - The Amazing Johnathan

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It wasn't my intention to cover Marc Maron's WTF podcast so soon after the last time but that's before I knew he was going to have the Amazing Johnathan on this episode.

Podcast Review: WTF with Marc Maron and Guest David Huntsberger

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

When Marc Maron started the WTF podcast, his guests were mostly friends from the comedy world and some other comedians he didn't know so well. Now that he's passed 500 episodes, he's run through a lot of people.

'Maron' Season Two: Marc Maron on Accidental Joke Theft, His Directorial Debut and Finally Getting It Together as a Performer

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Maron's eponymous IFC series returns for a second season May 8 at 10 p.m., with guests including Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano, David Cross, Karen Kilgariff, Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac, Bill Burr and more.

Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

15 Minutes With Marc Maron

Jon Steely | Posted 10.16.2013 | TV
Jon Steely

Marc Maron is one of the most honest and affecting comedic voices of today. But, for those unfamiliar, don't expect the sensibilities of Jay Leno or Bill Cosby.

24-Hour Pod People

Anna David | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Anna David

The world increasingly seems to be divided into people who are obsessed with podcasts and others who have no idea what in God's name a podcast is.

The Deadly Sins of Marc Maron

Karen Geier | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Karen Geier

We are all prisoners to our own vice, and comedians are particularly afflicted. Some of them hide it well, and others make it into one of the most...

Iron Chef's Advice: 'Just Pick A Thing And Be It'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste

Alex Guarnaschelli drops some truth bombs.