I agree with my friend Carl Holscher: This was a fantastic, humanizing interview. As someone who’s been in mainstream radio for the past eight years, I will also add that a well-tamed radio host would have never been able to achieve the level of intimacy Marc Maron did. Never. Even if his editor didn’t remind him about nailing a sync for the bulletin. Even if her Editor in Chief told her to forget about the ratings.
This one could turn out to be a nice growth stimulant for the medium that is podcasts,1 but regardless: it’s great to witness the rise of doctrine-free radio.