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45 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
Bravo's Andy Cohen
Can you imagine a world without Bravos ‘Real Housewives’ franchise? Andy Cohen joins the podcast to share the series’ surprisingly rocky origins, how he went from behind-the-scenes exec to ‘Watch What Happens Live’ host, and why he’ll always love Billy Joel’s “Allentown” video.
42 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
Jon Stewart: Part 2
Jon Stewart is back for part two of our conversation, recalling how a joke about Barbie changed the course of 'The Daily Show,' why he ultimately chose "satisfaction" over "attention," and what brought him back to TV last year.
52 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
Jon Stewart: Part 1
In part one of our interview, cable legend Jon Stewart revisits his early days on some obscure and long forgotten MTV shows. He also brings us behind the scenes of his challenging early days at The Daily Show where he almost quit before he even started
22 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
Bonus Holiday Episode: Best Basic Cable Shows Ever!
Jen and Doug reveal their all-time favorite basic cable shows, decade by decade.
22 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
Bonus Holiday Episode: State of Cable TV in 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, Jen and Doug look back on the year in cable, cord-cutting, network shutdowns and what may be basic's last hit show. Plus, Jen reveals her top TV shows of the year!
44 minutes | Dec 21, 2022
'Daily Show' creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead
And now, your "Moment of Zen." We take a deep dive into the birth of "fake news" and one of cable's most enduring franchises with Daily Show co creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead. We laughed, we cried, and then we hugged it out.
47 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
'Workaholics' star Adam DeVine
Adam DeVine joins us to talk ‘Workaholics,’ his new ‘Pitch Perfect’ spinoff, and the charms of community college.
42 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis joins us to talk about growing up in a show biz family, the pressure of cooking for friends, and why she dreams about seven-layer chocolate cake.
40 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
Mike Rowe from 'Dirty Jobs'
Mike Rowe ('Dirty Jobs') reveals the importance of listening to your mother, what it takes to develop a good toolbox, and how he once snubbed Bryan Cranston on the red carpet.
35 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
The voice of MTV's 'Daria,' Tracy Grandstaff
Tracy Grandstaff may have the greatest basic cable story, ever: a writer/producer by day, she was also the voice of MTV's iconic 'Daria,' and was a cast member in the original pilot of 'The Real World.' She sits down with Jen and Doug to spill all the tea.
32 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Chelsea Handler joins the pod to tell us how 'Chelsea Lately' found its way to success in late night against the basic cable boys club of Stewart, Colbert, and Conan.
41 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Co-Creator of 'The Real World,' Jon Murray
Real World' co-creator Jon Murray joins us to talk about the birth of reality TV, when seven strangers "stopped being polite, and started getting real."
38 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
While sitting down with Jen and Doug, actor Greg Kinnear reveals that he actually sold basic cable TV door-to-door long before he became the star of E!’s ‘Talk Soup’ and an eventual Oscar nominee.
33 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
"The Comic's Comic," Colin Quinn joins us to talk about his early days at MTV's 'Remote Control,' why he thinks ‘The Brady Bunch’ is “hacky,” and learning to be less miserable.
41 minutes | Oct 19, 2022
'Always Sunny' star Kaitlin Olson
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' star Kaitlin Olson joins us to talk about cable's longest running show, why it's important to her that she makes the guys laugh, and the joy of playing a complete piece of garbage.
35 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
'Double Dare' host Marc Summers
Jen and Doug take the physical challenge with Marc Summers of 'Double Dare,' as he reveals the secrets of green slime, "Gak," his 'Tonight Show' feud with Burt Reynolds, and why he might be Elvis to Gen Xers.
39 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
'The Walking Dead' Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd
'Walking Dead' executive producer Gale Anne Hurd takes us behind the scenes of the highest-rated show in basic cable history to tell us about "zombie school," "death dinners," and the future of the franchise.
46 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Nick Kroll joins us to discuss his days on FX's 'The League', Comedy Central's 'Kroll Show,' and the eternal question of how much tuna is too much tuna?
39 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
UFC President Dana White
UFC President Dana White gets in the cage with Doug and Jen to talk about the rise of Mixed Martial Arts, and how cable launched it to the forefront of the sports industry.
38 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Broad City's Abbi Jacobson
This week, Abbi Jacobson admits that she originally thought her future "Broad City" partner was Alia Shawkat, talks about the importance of finding "your people," and the challenge of rebooting 'A League Of Their Own' for Amazon.
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