WTF with Marc Maron repurposed as a best-of collection for public radio

In case you missed it yesterday, Jesse Thorn from The Sound of Young America revealed that he'd been working for months to get WTF with Marc Maron on public radio, too, and that his project (with Thorn's editor, Nick White) was a success!

They culled through Maron's many episodes and, with Maron's help, produced a 10 episode best-of collection edited for public radio. Public radio icon Ira Glass also chipped in with on-air promos for WTF and helped get the show on WBEZ and Chicago Public Media.

You can check out all 10 episodes on PRX. They include Judd Apatow, Conan O'Brien, Bob Odenkirk and Maria Bamford, Louis CK, Ben Stiller and Tig Notaro, Robin Williams, Mike DeStefano and Margaret Cho, Carlos Mencia, a triple-header with Tom Lennon, Dave Attell and Andy Richter, and an episode with Dane Cook and Janeane Garofalo.

PRX, aka Public Radio Exchange, describes itself as an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. It's presenting WTF in two formats for public radio stations: a 59-minute version with no hole for newscast updates and two floating one-minute cutaways, or a 54-minute version that includes the newscast hole. Either version bleeps words that may be offensive for station listeners. 

Here's the "first" episode with Marc Maron's new introduction to listeners before talking to Judd Apatow.

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