The Best Episodes of Maron
Last Updated: May 22, 2019
Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around. MARON explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations Marc conducts with celebrities and fellow comedians. Neurosis intact, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny. Produced by Fox Television Studios and Denis Leary and Jim Serpico’s Apostle, MARON is directed by Oscar® winning director Luke Matheny (God of Love) and executive produced by Marc Maron, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Olivia Wingate, and Duncan Birmingham, who also serves as the series’ writer.
#2 - Sex Fest
Season 1 - Episode 7
Marc receives an explicit photo from a female fan, who suggests a weekend of no-strings-attached sex at an out-of-town comedy festival. Marc obliges and goes through the full six stages of a relationship within a matter of two days.
#3 - Jen Moves To L.A.
Season 1 - Episode 8
Marc freaks out after learning his “Sexfest” fling plans to move too close for comfort. After Marc rejects her, she sets her sights on the next best thing and comes between Marc and his assistant Kyle.
#4 - Projections
Season 1 - Episode 9
Marc meets up with an old college friend who has become a mainstream sell-out filmmaker. He offers Marc a dubious part in his upcoming movie. As Marc considers the part strictly for the health benefits, he pictures how his life might look had he made different choices.
#5 - Mexican Angel
Season 1 - Episode 10
Marc's former fling moves in temporarily with Marc after being evicted. She invades Marc’s boundaries and tensions go through the roof. He questions her hoarding tendencies and believes she lied about being kicked out of her previous apartment. Luckily, an unexpected visitor intervenes as their fighting hits a crescendo.
#8 - Dead Possum
Season 1 - Episode 2
Marc discovers the source of the awful smell stinking up his house. His podcast guest, Denis Leary, calls Marc’s masculinity into question, causing him to over prepare for removing the dead animal from under his house. Marc’s mom sets up a meeting between him and a family friend who becomes Marc’s eager new assistant.
#9 - Marc's New Friend
Season 2 - Episode 2
Marc is annoyed that none of his old pals can hang anymore on a regular basis. Although after bonding with Ray Romano, Marc pursues a friendship, ignoring Kyle's warnings that Romano is on a different level.
#10 - Radio Cowboy
Season 2 - Episode 10
During an appearance on a typically terrible morning radio show, Marc declares the medium dead, and the future belongs to podcasting. However, when he meets a largely ignored radio genius, he has a new respect for some DJs.
#11 - Marc's Dad
Season 1 - Episode 3
Marc’s estranged dad, Larry shows up in an RV at Marc’s house with yet another foolproof scheme to get rich quick. Marc and Larry air their grievances towards each other and a power struggle ensues. Additional guest stars: Andy Kindler, Pete Holmes and Jeff Garlin.
#12 - A Real Woman
Season 1 - Episode 5
Tired of dating younger women, Marc decides to date an age-appropriate woman he meets at a coffee shop. She's smart and sexy, but things go south when she puts Marc in the hot seat by having him interviewed on her son’s podcast.
#13 - Therapy
Season 2 - Episode 3
Marc and Jen enter couples therapy with married therapists but instead of helping, it exacerbates their issues. After Marc feels wronged by the therapists, he ends up putting a dent in their "perfect" relationship.
#14 - Yoga Teacher
Season 2 - Episode 9
Marc hits it off with Rachael Harris by comparing their bad relationship scars. When Marc pursues her, she wants him to prove he's over his anger issues by joining her yoga class.
#15 - Marc's Family
Season 2 - Episode 7
When Marc's brother shows up on his doorstep after leaving his life, both mom and dad show up to "help." Things are immediately dysfunctional but when podcast guest David Cross gets everyone stoned (except Marc), they hash out their issues.
#17 - Dominatrix
Season 1 - Episode 4
Marc finds out from his podcast guest and friend, Illeana Douglas, that his ex-‐wife is having a baby. Illeana sets Marc up on a blind date with a nice girl, but he falls for a raunchy dominatrix instead.
#20 - Marc On Talking Dead
Season 2 - Episode 1
Marc is riding high, his career is taking off and his relationship with Jen seems to be going well. However, Marc turns out to be his own worst enemy as he sabotages a TV guest spot and ruins his relationship at the same time.
#21 - Mouth Cancer Gig
Season 2 - Episode 8
Marc is dreading an upcoming road trip. He's tired of doing the same old material and is anxious at the thought of writing new stuff but his anxiety reaches a peak when he discovers a sore that he believes to be mouth cancer.
#24 - The Mom Situation
Season 2 - Episode 4
Marc's mom comes to visit. He wants to avoid her and pawns her off on a friend's Dad. The plan backfires when the older couple hit it off too well and Marc has to parent his Mom through an STD scare.