Joan Jett, Nicole Byer, and more influential women share empowering stories on ‘Lady of the Road’

Society & Culture March 14, 2022
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iHeartPodcasts’ “Lady of the Road” is a comedic, inspiring, and uplifting podcast co-hosted by actor/comedian Arden Myrin and director/producer Julie Anne Robinson. In episodes, Arden and Julie Anne are joined by inspirational women to share heartfelt stories and empowering advice. Arden and Julie Anne love self-improvement, and with the podcast, the hosts (and listeners, too) are learning life lessons from brave women and risk-takers who carved their own paths.

Start the series in any order with standalone episodes running less than an hour. Since February 2022, the series has released over 5 episodes and upcoming conversations will include Lauren Lapkus, Retta, Riki Lindhome, Kate Miccuci, Betsy Beers, Kate Walsh, Jen Kirkman, and more.

Episode 1 sat down with pioneer and rock and roll queen Joan Jett. Joan shared many industry firsts she trail-blazed as a woman, including the first woman in history to create her own label, Blackheart Records. At that time, Joan explained that labels refused to sign her because she was a woman. Joan shared how she overcomes stage fright and more life advice. President of Blackheart Records and Joan’s collaborator/friend, Carianne Brinkman, also joined this episode.

Toward the end of episode 1, Adjoa Andoh stopped by because she’s a huge fan of Joan’s. Adjoa plays Lady Danbury on Bridgerton. Next, Adjoa chatted with the hosts for an entire episode. She shared about her early punk years in England, finding her voice, Bridgerton, and making history with an all women of color production of Richard II.

Episode 3 was a fun one! Actors, comedians, and podcasters Nicole Byer (Grand CrewNailed It, “Why Won’t Date Me,” Girl Code) and Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy, Orange Is The New Black, “Threedom”) dropped by to discuss advocating for your finances. They dished on their careers, friendship, and co-hosting the podcast “The Newcomers.”

Dr. Elinor Cleghorn joined this week’s episode to discuss her book, Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World. This episode followed the previous week’s conversation with actress Kate Walsh and the challenges she faced in getting a proper diagnosis for what she would learn was a brain tumor. Dr. Cleghorn unpacked the history of women and medical care and doled out some tips for being your own advocate on your next trip to the doctor.

Arden’s resume includes Shameless, Insatiable, Chelsea Lately and the podcast “Will You Accept This Rose?” Julie Anne is an Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA-nominated director of Bridgerton. Tune in weekly for empowering conversations on “Lady of the Road.”

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