If this isn’t an indication that podcasting has hit the mainstream, I don’t know what is. This Friday, Marc Maron will interview President Barack Obama. That’s right, the sitting U.S. President will be guest one of the most celebrated podcasts the medium has. Maron tapes the podcast in his garage and that’s where he will sit with Obama and have a frank conversation.
“This is a big day for our country, for me and for my cats. I’m looking forward to a respectful conversation with the President. I’m calling it the WTF Summit. I hope he’s cool with that,” said Maron. The podcast tapes this Friday (June 19th) and will be available on Monday, June 22nd where Maron’s podcast is usually available.
Some might remember that in his life before podcasting, Maron had roots in the political talk genre as a host of the Air America, morning show Morning Sedition.