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Irreverent podcaster lands big-time guest: President Obama

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-19 12:04:59-04

"I kinda told ya a little somethin' about maybe something big was gonna happen," comic Marc Maron said to his podcast listeners this week. "So brace yourselves. ... Are you sitting down?"

The host revealed President Barack Obama will be a guest on his "WTF with Marc Maron Podcast" show, which will be available online Monday, June 22.

"If everything goes as planned, by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, I will have a conversation in the can with the President of the United States, Barack Obama."

It's a huge get for a podcast. Especially one that takes big liberties with language and topics. (Warning: It's not for children's ears.)

"Now, what am I doing in terms of planning? That's a good question, Marc. That's a good question. Why don't I just interview myself now about what I'm ... how I'm going to handle the interview with the President.

"Well, what I'll probably do first is freak out for about a week ... or two," Maron said. "Alright I already did that, check. Done. Now I just have one more day to freak out," he said on Thursday's podcast.

"I want to do a 'WTF' interview, that's what I do. I haven't done political talk radio in years — no desire to. But now I'm gonna have a conversation with the President.

"He's at the top of the political food chain," Maron said, adding he felt a bit queasy.

Maron said he would do a "classic" WTF-style interview. The podcast is recorded in the host's home garage, meaning, his residential street will be secured by the Secret Service in preparation for and during the President's interview.

Maron has hosted comics and celebrities on "WTF," which launched in September 2009 with a free-form discussion format and airs twice weekly. In 2012 the podcast won "Best Comedy Podcast" at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards.

Warning: The following video contains graphic language.