Comedian Tig Notaro hosts her American Public Media podcast “Don’t Ask Tig.” With her friends, who also double as some of the world’s biggest stars, she hands out unqualified advice to anyone brave enough to ask. Deliriously funny and refreshingly light-hearted, you’ll be hooked on this show after just one listen.
There are over 70 episodes of “Don’t Ask Tig” for anyone to enjoy. These episodes typically don’t surpass a 45-minute run time, sometimes even erring towards just 30 minutes long. New episodes are released on Wednesdays.
Every episode starts with a short conversation between Tig and her guest about whatever new and exciting things are happening in their lives. Typically, these conversations are just 10 minutes before they hop right into listener questions.
On this podcast, you can hear advice from anyone from Paul Rudd to Phoebe Bridgers to LeVar Burton. Hear Cyndi Lauper’s advice to a woman who lost her mother’s diamonds decades ago or Conan O’Brien’s advice to a magician dealing with 6-year-old hecklers or Lucy Lawless’s advice for fending off huggers. Tig has been joined by the likes of Fran Lebowitz, Sasheer Zamata, Lilly Collins, Fortune Feimster, Judd Apatow, and Sarah Paulson, to name just a few more.
She’s been joined by numerous other podcasters and comedians like Nicole Byer, Nick Kroll, Stephen Colbert, Glennon Doyle, and Sean Hayes. She and Reese Witherspoon hand out some shoe recommendations, while she and Jameela Jamil have talked about the indignities of bad kissers and loud roommates.
While Tig claims that all of this is inexpert advice, most of it is not only hilarious, but pretty good. Don’t worry too much if your young child is swearing, life is too short, and it’s way too funny to hear a 5-year-old drop f-bombs like they’re nothing.
This podcast is sure to brighten your Wednesday mornings. Tig is unmatched when it comes to banter, and every episode will have you laugh out loud in absurdity and delight. Be sure to tune into both new and old episodes of “Don’t Ask Tig.”