We all have lots of ways to make travel less arduous. If you don’t have access to a Tardis or the next best thing — a Gulfstream G5 — then you know how arduous aircraft travel can be.

Sometimes you are just too tired to read, too fidgety to watch a movie. DVDs of youe favorite shows help, unless you are stuck on some 20 year old Delta flying museum without access to power.

One of favorite hacks to make the time pass pleasurably has been Mark Maron’s WTF. Its interesting, intelligent and often outright hilarious.

On the trip out to Denver, I killed two hours listening to him interview (if thats the right word) Mel Brooks. The next night, heading to Vancouver, I heard him chat with Carl Reiner.

Both are fantastic sessions.

I’ve managed to get to maybe 50 of these in my travels. Some are 30 minute quickies, others (like these two) run hours. All are entertaining, many are brilliant.

Check ‘em out.



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Source: WTF with Marc Maron


Category: Travel, Weekend

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2 Responses to “WTF Podcasts – Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks”

  1. Chad says:

    I like Maron too. I even listen to podcasts at work sometimes when I’m just building spreadsheets or something semi-mindless.

    A couple other good ones are:
    - Joe Rogan Experience – usually amusing and some times he gets very interesting guests like a Neil Degrasse Tyson
    - The School of Greatness – a lot of fitness stuff, but other good life improvement ideas too
    - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – his two series on Rome and Genghis Kahn are spectacular

  2. investard says:

    Maron’s interviews are not quite like anything I’ve ever heard before. I don’t know if it’s the intimacy of his garage (most of his interviews, those done with contemporaries, are done in his garage/studio) or that it’s a podcast and people still think no one listens to podcasts, but you hear stuff on his podcast you don’t get anywhere else.