Last year on Pentecost Sunday, I used a story from Maron's book Attempting Normal in my sermon. I brought a CD of that sermon hoping I could give it to him. During the Q&A, I shared that I was a minister who was a big fan and I had used his stories in sermons. The crowd thought that was awesome, so I told him I had a copy of one for him. He seemed genuinely glad to have it and asked if he could play it on his show. I agreed, of course.
After the show, I began to worry that I came across like I was crazy or trying to convert him, so I tweeted the following:
Uh oh now I'm wondering if @marcmaron thinks I was trying to convert him by giving him one of my sermons worried I came off like a fanatic
— Chase Peeples (@ChasePeeples1) June 25, 2014
A little while later, I got this reassuring response to my tweet by none other than Maron himself:
.@ChasePeeples1 Nope! Can't wait to listen. #jesus
— marc maron (@marcmaron) June 25, 2014
I hope he does listen to it and appreciates it. Mentioning it on his podcast seems like too much to ask. Either way, I got to interact with a comedian/podcaster whose work I really enjoy and that interaction was a good one--I'm more than satisfied with that much.
If you want to hear the sermon I gave to Marc Maron, here it is on my church's web site. Apologies for the crappy audio quality. Something was up with the audio that day.