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'I Gave You Power': Nas' Plea For Gun Control Still Remains Relevant

Timothy Cooper | Posted 09.28.2016 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

The world has changed immensely since the release of "I Gave You Power," but the issue of gun violence in America has, more or less, remained the same. Aside from being a baronial and complex story, Nas' song was a forewarning of what was to come.

Best-Selling Author

Ira Israel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Comedy
Ira Israel

Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also ha...

Podcast Reviews: The Nerdist & WTF

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The Nerdist -- Episode 814: Dana Carvey It seems like Dana Carvey is back. (Did he ever leave?) He's recently been spotted at the LA Improv recording...

Podcast Reviews: Mike And Tom Eat Snacks & WTF

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Unlike some of the snacks they choose, sample, and review, the hosts of Mike And Tom Eat Snacks (MATES), Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh apparently...

I Know I'm Not Alone in Wishing I Had Known Garry Shandling

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.28.2016 | Comedy
Carol Smaldino

Garry Shandling, when he was on Seinfeld's show was a delightful and for me a seductive human being. He could pull you in because of his irreverence, his humor (duh!), his interjecting of the philosophical and sane in the midst of tired assumptions.

Mindful Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

Podcasting Across the U.S.A.

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
J.J. Colagrande

Ever find yourself driving cross country hung-over on a deadline to make it home towing a loosely packed U-Haul that swayed erratically with a buddy w...

Podcast Review: 'WTF' with Guest Sacha Baron Cohen

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Having interviewed a sitting President as WTF host Marc Maron did last year has no doubt made it a bit easier luring in those hard-to-land guests. Cas...

Best Meditation Teacher

Ira Israel | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

...there may actually be puritanical fanatics of conscience who even prefer to lie down and die on a certain nothing than an uncertain something. ~ Ni...

Indie Comedy Is Pop-Comedy

Hassan Zaman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Comedy
Hassan Zaman

It's the year 2000. Marc Maron, in his gruff comic-shout tells you he read Beat poetry growing up in New Mexico. It's a performance of The Jeruselum...

Podcast Review: WTF With Guest Lorne Michaels

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.13.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

WTF host Marc Maron has finally landed his white whale. This week he released his interview with Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels,...

Why I Invited Marc Maron to Speak at Princeton University

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 10.05.2016 | College
Julian E. Zelizer

Besides the fact that stand-up comedy often provides some of the most insightful commentary about American culture, Marc Maron is living proof of the great potential in modern communications technology.

Podcast Reviews: Thrilling Adventure Hour & WTF

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

It's the end of an era. Or, rather, the echoes of an era's end. Live regular performances of Thrilling Adventure Hour came to a close months ago, but the podcasted segments of it kept on. Until now.

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

Harvey Simon | Posted 06.24.2016 | 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 06.26.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.20.2016 | 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.