The ultimate golden girl: 7 podcast episodes honoring Betty White’s legacy

Celebrity January 3, 2022

We are mourning the loss of beloved actress, author, comedian, and animal activist Betty White, who would have turned 100 on January 17, 2022. Betty pioneered in the film industry, received comedy awards, and was the first woman to produce a show, Life with Elizabeth. Her acting credits include classics like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Hot in Cleveland, and fan-favorite The Golden Girls. In 2018, Betty received the Guinness World Record for the longest-running TV career!

To honor Betty’s legacy, we’ve rounded up podcast episodes all about the legend’s career, animal activism, and interviews with Betty herself. Scroll down to check out our list:

Do Go On

Listen to ‘233 – Betty White ; The First Lady of Television’ on ‘Do Go On’

In this 97-minute episode of “Do Go On,” hear how Betty pioneered and was indeed the “First Lady of Television.” “Do Go On” hosts and comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins, and Dave Warneke will unpack Betty’s extensive and admirable career, and share their favorite moments from her shows.

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews

Listen to Betty White on ‘Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews’

In this interview from Bob Barry’s archive, we’ll hear how Betty used humor to her advantage, even finding comedic moments after her husband passed. Betty explained why animal activism is near and dear to her heart, and how she admires actress/activist Amanda Blake’s work. Bob and Betty discussed adopting animals and she shared some personal anecdotes in this 5-minute episode.

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Listen to ‘Betty White and Alan Alda Fall Desperately in Love’ on ‘Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda’

In March 2020, Betty White chatted with actor and comedian Alan Alda on his show, “Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda.” For 38 minutes, listeners heard Betty and Alan’s lighthearted banter. We dare you not to smile while listening to this delightful episode.

That Week in SNL

Listen to ‘Episode 38: Betty White/Jay-Z (May 8, 2010)’ on ‘That Week in SNL’

A fan-led Facebook campaign successfully brought Betty White to SNL’s guest hosting slot on May 8, 2010. “That Week in SNL” celebrates previous SNL episodes and unpacks the best moments from the episode. Hear about the Mother’s Day themed skits, Betty’s monologue, Jay-Z’s performance, and more on this 1 hour and 18 minute episode.

Celebrity Access Interviews

Listen to ‘Betty White turns 100 on 1.17.22’ on ‘Celebrity Access Interviews’

On this six-minute, throwback Betty White interview on “Celebrity Access Interviews,” hear all about Betty’s animal advocacy and when she knew acting was her life’s calling. Betty shared her love of writing and her book, Together: A Story of Shared Vision, co-authored with Tom Sullivan. Betty also explained why she loves Cape Cod and why retirement was out of the question.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Listen to ‘Remembering Betty White’ on ‘Pop Culture Happy Hour’

This fourteen-minute episode of “Pop Culture Happy Hour” honors Betty White with hosts Linda Holmes and Steven Thompson. They recap her outstanding career trajectory, including writing, acting, money for animal welfare charities, being the oldest person to host SNL, game show appearances, and more.

PBS News Hour

Listen to ‘Betty White’s career spanned six decades. Here are its best moments’ on ‘PBS News Hour’

This 5-minute “PBS News Hour” segment pays tribute to Betty White. Amna Nawaz chatted with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about Betty’s memorable moments, her iconic roles spanning over 60 years, and more.

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