John talks to Marc about putting that childish side to work when he was doing sketch comedy at Cambridge and why the success of Monty Python had a lot to do with five guys who all liked pushing boundaries. Also, W.
At some point after James Franco became a high-profile movie star, he found himself asking, "What if you get everything you want and nothing changes? Also, Michael Imperioli returns to talk about his debut novel and why Lou Reed is a character in it. Actor Willem Dafoe might have had a hard time standing out while he was growing up as the seventh of eight kids. And upon the release of her memoir, Amber reminds Marc of an incident he was involved in that is buried deep within his subconscious.
This chapter features thirty WTF guests talking with Marc about growing up.
She tells Marc about her move away from standup after years of sobriety, a semi-successful bootleg mattress hustle, attempted lesbianism, and a quest for the guidance of Tony Robbins. But Ron's not hiding anything when he joins Marc in the garage, revealing his heartfelt thoughts on the entertainment business and his evolving role in it. But he awakened a whole lot of it while writing his new memoir. Buffalo Tom frontman Bill Janovitz joins Marc in the garage to talk about the band's rise from the pre-Nirvana days of indie rock to a point where huge mainstream success remained just out of reach.
The new MST3K stars Marc's neighbor Jonah Ray, who also stops by to talk about being in one of his all-time favorite shows and doing the new season of his own show Hidden America. Blues legends Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal are distinctly different individuals.
She tells Marc what it was like to get to know Mitzi, why she can't escape her South Philly roots, and how she's trying to pass along the history of The Store to new audiences. Now that they feel better about themselves and each other, Marc and Neal try to figure out what they really want next and whether they should be doing more with their lives. The veteran journalist tells Marc what it was like to cover Watergate, interview U. Macaulay Culkin considers himself retired, dabbling in whatever he chooses at any given time.
Plus, David explains why he quit for 20 years and developed a highly specific obsession. But first, singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco brings his laid-back Canadian rock vibe to the garage as he releases his third studio album and helps answer a puzzling question: Marc talks with Ali about her new life as a mom and her continuing life as a road comic who is bucking conventions on the stage and in the writers' room on the show Fresh off the Boat.
Also, Marc's buddy Adam Goldberg stops by and, as usual, talks about everything. Perhaps it was because of what they have in common, like the broken homes they came from, the disdain they share for the inner workings of show business, and their histories of missed opportunities.