Jason Jones was a correspondent for "The Daily Show." Now, he plays the patriarch of the Parker family on the TBS comedy "The Detour." He tells a tale of how one misheard letter almost led to an unexpected visit from a lady of the night.
Prentice Penny is the showrunner for HBO's Golden Globe-nominated series "Insecure." He also wrote for network comedy shows like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Scrubs," and "Happy Endings." And on his new series, "Upscale with Prentice Penny," he steps in front of the camera. Learn a little more about the series, then let Prentice help you deal with that friend who texts a little too much and more.
World-renowned journalist Katie Couric is best known from her years as a news anchor for every major TV network and as a former correspondent for "60 Minutes." These days she is Yahoo's global news anchor and she hosts her own interview podcast. The award-winning journalist talks with guest co-host Lauren Ober about stepping away from the camera and into the podcast realm, how her Sarah Palin interview possibly scared off a few potential interview subjects, and more.
Alan Tudyk is one of the stars of NBC's new superhero sitcom "Powerless." After honing his chops at Julliard, he's spent most of his career in outer space. He starred in the cult TV hit "Firefly" and lent his voice to a slew of films, including "i, Robot" and "Star Wars Rogue One." Check out his list, in which he sings the praises of his robot heroes.
Each week you send in your questions about how to behave and here to answer them this week is RuPaul. The most famous drag queen chats about the new season of "Drag Race" and the importance of mentors in the LGBTQ community, then he puts picky eaters and PDA-obsessed couples on notice.
For six seasons, actor Gillian Jacobs played the wannabe activist Britta Perry in the cult hit comedy show "Community." She also did a star turn on Season four of HBO's "Girls," playing Mimi-Rose -- a foil to Lena Dunham's character, Hannah. She now stars in the Netflix comedy series "Love." Brendan chats with her about faking drunk, her deep appreciation of public radio, and more.
Comedian and actor Sam Richardson has become a standout on HBO's "VEEP" as a White House staffer who "fails up" better than anyone in history. Sam also stars in the new series Comedy Central series "Detroiters" with "Saturday Night Live" alum Tim Robinson. The show is about two best friends trying to eke out a living in advertising in the Motor City. In the audio above, Sam shares a tale about another best friend... or is he?
Comedy fans are probably familiar with Pete Holmes through his wildly popular podcast, "You Made It Weird." His latest project is the HBO series "Crashing," about a New York comic who has to restart his life and forge a career after his wife leaves him. He explains how his new HBO series shows a new side of stand-up, before advising our listeners' on joke thieves, hostile hecklers, and washing machine squatters.
Each week, you send in your questions about how to behave, and here to answer them this time around is actor, writer, and musical number belter-outer Rachel Bloom. The Golden Globe winner and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star shares the secrets to making a musical show before diving into our listener questions on "Google stalking" and public sing-a-longs.
Brit Marling first attracted some attention when two movies she co-wrote and starred in premiered at Sundance in the same year. In her latest project, the Netflix drama "The OA," Brit plays Prairie, a blind woman who goes missing for years, then reappears with her sight restored, harboring secrets. She talks with Brendan about the cosmic questions in her art, emotional anthropology, and coral reefs.