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Marc Maron

April 29
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Marc Maron has worn many hats in his comedy career: comedian, actor, radio host, TV host, podcaster, and sitcom star. Last year, he decided to bring his self-titled TV series to a close. However, he continues to work on his two big passions, standup and podcasting. The latter invigorated the former, and he is recognized as one of the medium’s pioneers. As his show remains popular, podcasting as a whole still seems to be teetering on the brink of mainstream acceptance. “I guess it really comes down to who’s going to hang on,” he says from his home in Los Angeles. “There are podcasts that are fine, but how do you make a living at it?” Maron has done just that, but he isn’t sure if there is a business model that will work for all podcasters. “Everyone’s got to answer those questions for themselves. Anyone can do it; it really depends on what you want out of it.” He points out that he had nothing invested in his podcast when he started, nor did he have any expectations. “I didn’t see it as means to make a living or even sell tickets. I saw it as something I had to do, but our growth kind of coincided with the growth of the medium.”