“Small Doses with Amanda Seales” is a relatable, lifestyle/comedy podcast where listeners hear honest conversations about life’s hard truths and their side effects each episode. This series is by the artist formerly known as Amanda Diva, an actress and comedian who you might recognize from her work at MTV and regular appearances on HBO’s series, Insecure.
So far, “Small Doses with Amanda Seales” has released over 190 episodes, with the average episode length running an hour long. Start the series in any order, since the episodes are theme-specific.
“Small Doses with Amanda Seales” is Alesha’s podcast pick this week, and she listened to the “Side Effects of a Pregnancy Loss,” a transparent episode about miscarriages and pregnancy loss. Alesha shared her personal connection to this episode and an anecdote about her college days when she was in a relationship and experienced a pregnancy loss.
In this episode, Amanda knew motherhood wasn’t for her and shared the realization that life can begin again in a different way after loss. Amanda explained she has “babies” in other ways in the form of creative projects from her heart. In March, Amanda discussed her experience with freezing her eggs.
Alesha additionally recommended the “Side Effects of Turning 40” and “Side Effects of Being Amber Ruffin” episodes. Amber Ruffin joined Amanda to discuss her late-night talk show, The Amber Ruffin Show, on NBC.
Guests often join Amanda, such as comedian, hairstylist, podcaster, and Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness. They discussed how to avoid drama when it comes up. Comedian Candice Thompson spoke with Amanda in November about narcissism. Portrait artist Amy Sherald shared what it was like to work on First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait.
In June, professor and author Chris Emdin discussed intersectionality, race, identity, and how concepts are left out of conversations. Last year, Amanda explored the importance of author James Baldwin’s work with author Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Amanda also tackles fun topics like candy, reality TV, community, hope, expectations, and gratitude, just to name a few. In 2019, Amanda released the self-help book, Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use, based on her podcast.
Check out new, weekly episodes of “Small Doses with Amanda Seales” for sage advice, wherever you listen to podcasts.