Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN |

After ceaselessly circling the globe on his mammoth tour celebrating The River, Bruce Springsteen is in the middle of a well-deserved month off — but Bruce being Bruce, there’s still something going on. Today, he appears on the latest episode of Marc Maron’s famed WTF podcast, where the two Jersey sons bond about their home state and go on to have a wide-ranging discussion that touches on issues from parenthood to politics and the making of The Boss’ iconic Nebraska LP, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this fall.

You can listen to the podcast in its entirety below. Beginning on January 22nd, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band head down under for a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand (full dates can be found here), after which they have no concerts scheduled. Whether that means The Boss is heading into production mode on a new record, or plotting an intimate theater tour for that Nebraska anniversary (oh please oh please oh please) is, at this point, unknown — but you can bet we’ll tell you as soon as we hear word.

Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, Born to Run, is out now via Simon & Schuster.