I’m really happy to be a podcaster today because today’s interviewee is Brendan McDonald, the producer of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Brendan was a really great guest. There were many times he could have just easily given me a yes or no response, but I could tell he went out of his way to give me an elaborate answer at times when it felt like maybe I didn’t ask the right question. We talk about Marc Maron and the famous Obama interview in his garage, Brendan’s background, and so much more on today’s podcast episode.

Show Highlights

  • 03:45 – Technically Brendan isn’t a podcaster.
  • 07:45 – After Marc and Brendan got fired from Air America, they both knew they still wanted to work with each other.
  • 09:00 – When did Brendan first meet Marc?
  • 12:15 – Why did Brendan get into radio?
  • 19:35 – At the time, there was nothing similar to what Marc and Brendan were doing.
  • 24:15 – The WTF Podcast really starting taking off about 7 months in.
  • 27:20 – Marc can really showcase his personality on the mic.
  • 34:45 – The audio that’s in there has been left in there for a very valid reason.
  • 39:55 – Marc knows how to prep people before the interview and the pre-interview parts are always being recorded.
  • 41:35 – Brendan touches on the Obama interview and what it was like.
  • 48:55 – This was the first time Obama did an hour long interview with a podcaster.
  • 51:15 – Feel free to contact Brendan on Twitter @ProducerMcD
  • 51:45 – It was such an awesome feeling to get a guy like Brendan on the show.
  • 53:55 – Brendan is just an awesome producer and I think this kind of stuff comes naturally to him.


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