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Marc Maron on Pioneering Podcasting and Interviewing Celebrities

Plus: what it’s like to perform comedy in Boston

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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by fellow podcaster Marc Maron to discuss his origins in the podcasting industry (5:00), the great generation of comedians (15:00), comedy clubs in Boston (21:00), his role in Almost Famous (28:00), the generation of cord cutters (33:00), the process of interviewing famous people (38:00), Kurt Russell’s podcasting chops (45:00), Bruce Springsteen’s persona (51:00), David Letterman in the mid-’80s (56:00), Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase skits (1:02:00), and the work behind writing a book (1:13:00).