Barack Obama & Marc Maron
|President Barack Obama & Marc Maron|
It is worth a listen.
The interview lasts almost an hour. It touches on a wide range of topics—the President's youth; some of his policy successes and failures; his view of the democratic process; and a bit about how the President functions as a private person while President.
Of course, the podcast begins with Mr Maron's stewing about the This & That of the interview.
The interview is of particular interest, value and success for two related reasons:
First, Mr Maron is a deft interviewer and an enthusiastic listener; he has no apparent political axe to grind, no particular political expertise (which is not to say he lacks the powers of observation); and he has a great interest in inviting his interviewees to explore their subject matter.
Second, the President responded with similar interest, enthusiasm and depth.