Comedian Melinda Hill talks with Marc about processing trauma, Adventure Time, Maria Bamford, and Marc’s ex-wife.
Hari Kondabolu talks with Marc about representation in pop culture, The Problem with Apu, being a new dad, and his persistent fear of the Comedy Cellar.
Matthew McConaughey walks Marc through his new memoir, Greenlights, and talks about Dazed and Confused, Texas, saying no, and protecting his privacy.
Patti Smith talks with Marc about New York City in the ‘60s, the legacy of the beatniks, living at Hotel Chelsea, and writing her third memoir.
Lewis Black is back to talk with Marc about going stir crazy in quarantine, pandemic comedy, joining cults and rooting for democracy.
Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips returns to talk with Marc about being on this third life, having an epiphany at Long John Silver’s, and dealing with chaotic times through chaotic music.
Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis tells Marc about the inspiration behind his new composition, The Ever Fonky Lowdown, and about Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock and more.
John Cusack talks with Marc about political awakenings, Brian Wilson, Being John Malkovich, Utopia, and why Danny Trejo says John is a badass.
Documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple talks with Marc about her films like Harlan County, USA, Wild Man Blues, and Desert One, and that one time she directed Marc in a phone commercial.
SNL’s Cecily Strong talks with Marc about Chicago, cruise ship improv, depression, Chinese opera, and performing for Obama.
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson talks to Marc about Mel Brooks, Diner, The Natural, Robin Williams, and whether Democracy can survive.
Marc gets a double dose of NYC when he talks with Alicia Keys about her new album and John Leguizamo about the new movie he directed.
Actor Wendell pierce talks with Marc about The Wire, Death of a Salesman, New Orleans, Led Zeppelin, and the future of live theater.
Toni Collette talks with Marc about Australia, Hereditary, knowing herself through her roles, and working inside the mind of Charlie Kaufman.
Martin Short talks with Marc about SCTV, SNL, Steve Martin, Three Amigos, and how he retains his boundless optimism.
Artist Matt Furie and director Arthur Jones tell Marc about their Pepe the Frog documentary Feels Good Man, and The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz explains the line from Pepe to QAnon.
J.K. Simmons talks with Marc about Juno, Oz, cross-country Covid travel, and his secret weapon for making Whiplash.
Chelsea Peretti talks with Marc about marriage, motherhood, overcoming her fear of commitment, passing time in the pandemic, her first lead role in a film.
Billy Crudup talks to Marc about Almost Famous, The Morning Show, acting in theater vs. acting in film, and being a movie stars vs. being a character actor.
Giancarlo Esposito talks to Marc about Albuquerque, playing Gus on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and learning life lessons from Spike Lee and George C. Scott.
Kieran Culkin talks with Marc about growing up in a family of actors, pro wrestling, being a new dad, and making Succession.
Kerry Washington talks with Marc about Little Fires Everywhere, the Bronx, India, Olivia Pope, and Anita Hill.
Ellen Page talks with Marc about the instant fame she experienced after Juno, why that fame made it hard to be herself, and how she took control by coming out.
Sarah Snook talks with Marc about her role on Succession, lockdown in Australia, King Lear, Disney movies, and Helen Mirren.
Comedian Joe List talks with Marc about pandemic stand-up shows, George Carlin, Boston comedy, bottoming out, and playing Madison Square Garden.