Worth hearing: Molly Shannon talking about her alcoholic father

Molly Shannon

If you have ever listened to Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, you will know that he has an amazing ability to get his guests to open up about parts of their personal lives that they normally don’t discuss.

That happened again last week when he interviewed Molly Shannon, who is probably best remembered for her years on Saturday Night Live.  It turns out that after her mother passed away when she was four, Molly and her sister were raised by a single father, who had a serious alcohol problem.

Molly clearly has great love and affection for her father, who is now deceased, despite the trauma that he caused, and she had a very difficult time talking about one particular incident that occurred when she was very young.  I don’t want to spoil anything further.  Go here to download or hear the podcast.  Maron usually leaves his new podcasts up for a few months before he takes them down behind a paywall for subscribers.

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