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Choice Words with Samantha Bee
Choice Words with Samantha Bee
Lemonada Media

We make a lot of choices, every single day. Some explode, some implode, most we barely remember. Each week on Choice Words,... more

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Episodes

Choices We Made: Logic or Emotion? (with Stephen Dubner)

As the author and podcast host of “Freakonomics,” Stephen Dubner spends a lot of time thinking about and studying what... more

23 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Choices We Made: Honest Conversations or Family Secrets? (with Laura Dern and Diane Ladd)

When Laura Dern found out that her mother, Diane Ladd, had scarring on her lungs, the doctor told her to... more

20 May 2024 · 41 minutes
From A Slight Change of Plans: “The Science of Making (and Keeping) Friends”

We’re bringing you an episode of A Slight Change of Plans from our friends at Pushkin. Named by Apple as... more

16 May 2024 · 37 minutes
Kierkegaard or Californication? (with David Duchovny)

When actor David Duchovny was teaching his daughter to ride a bike, he made the questionable choice of taking her... more

09 May 2024 · 52 minutes
Choices We Made: Family Secrets or Big Reveal? (with Kerry Washington)

When actor Kerry Washington’s parents told her a massive family secret five years ago, it shook her entire world. And... more

02 May 2024 · 44 minutes
Choices We Made: Express Your Grief or Keep It In? (with Rob Delaney)

When actor Rob Delaney’s two-and-a-half-year-old son Henry died, Rob decided to share his family’s experience with Henry’s illness and death... more

29 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
Choices We Made: Baby or Facelift? (with Rosie O'Donnell)

When Rosie O’Donnell chose to step away from her talk show after six successful seasons, her actor friends thought she... more

25 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Listen Now: Last Day (with Christine Blasey Ford)

Sam wants to introduce you to another great show from Lemonada Media. Last Day is about the moments that change... more

18 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Purpose or Pooltime? (with Nick Offerman)

When actor Nick Offerman first got together with actress Megan Mullally, she had just won her first Emmy for Will... more

11 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Listen Now: Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

We’re dropping in your feed to let you know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus has returned for Season 2 of her award-winning... more

04 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Wedding Registry or Divorce Sale? (with Busy Philipps)

At the beginning of the pandemic, when wildfire ash was falling on actor Busy Philipps’ face, she and her family... more

28 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Babes or Babies? (Live from SXSW with Ilana Glazer, Pamela Adlon, and Michelle Buteau)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Sam joins Ilana Glazer, Pamela Adlon, and Michelle Buteau live from SXSW to talk... more

21 Mar 2024 · 50 minutes
Jump Out or Get Pushed? (with Roy Wood Jr.)

When Roy Wood Jr. was arrested for stealing a credit card at 19 years old, he thought his life was... more

14 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
From Dear Prudence: "Is It Okay to Ghost A Friend? Help!" (with Roxane Gay)

We’re bringing you an episode of Dear Prudence from our friends at Slate. In this episode, Roxane Gay (best-selling author... more

07 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Tech Bros or Tech Scoops? (with Kara Swisher)

Tech journalist Kara Swisher was five years old when her father died, teaching her from a young age that time... more

29 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
Have It All or Have Enough? (with Chris Gethard)

At the height of comedian Chris Gethard’s career, he was hosting his own show and making more money than ever.... more

22 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Choices We Made: Live in Fear or Love? (with Karamo)

When Karamo was 15 years old, he came out as gay to his best friend. That didn’t stop her from... more

15 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
Valentines or Galentines? (with Lane Moore)

When Tinder first came out in 2012, former Cosmopolitan sex and relationships’ editor Lane Moore knew she needed to turn... more

08 Feb 2024 · 48 minutes
Choices We Made: Stay Silent or Sue the Cops? (with Eric André)

When comedian Eric André was boarding a flight in Atlanta, Georgia, he was “randomly” picked out of line by cops... more

01 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Better Choices in 2024: Glow or Burn Out? (with Tara Schuster)

Author Tara Schuster grew up in a neglectful, abusive household where “things came to die,” as she puts it. After... more

25 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
Better Choices in 2024: Logic or Emotion? (with Stephen Dubner)

As the author and podcast host of “Freakonomics,” Stephen Dubner spends a lot of time thinking about and studying what... more

18 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
Better Choices in 2024: Sunday Supper or Taco Tuesday? (with Samin Nosrat)

When chef and cookbook author (“Salt Fat Acid Heat”) Samin Nosrat bought a house in Oakland, she aspired to host... more

11 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
Better Choices in 2024: Give Advice or Take It? (with Sarah Silverman)

Let’s make better choices in 2024! But how? Is it about following good advice? Is there a scientific method? Can... more

04 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
Chicken or Fish? (with Chelsea Peretti)

Comedian and actress Chelsea Peretti isn’t great at making choices. She likes to vacillate between different options, from acting in... more

14 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
Gossip Girl or Too Cool for School? (with Penn Badgley)

When actor Penn Badgley was offered the role of Dan Humphrey in “Gossip Girl,” he initially turned it down because... more

07 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Keep Acting or Run for Political Office? (with June Diane Raphael)

When President Trump was elected in 2016, comedian June Diane Raphael considered dropping everything (except her new baby) and running... more

30 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Listen Now: I Need To Ask You Something

We’re off this week but wanted to share a new Lemonada Media series with you that we know you'll love.... more

23 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Listen to Your Inner Voice or Suppress It? (with Raquel Willis)

When author and activist Raquel Willis came out to her parents, they didn’t both react positively at first. While that... more

16 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
Star on Broadway or Bail? (with Ellie Kemper)

When actress and comedian Ellie Kemper was supposed to make her Broadway debut a few months ago, she was so... more

09 Nov 2023 · 43 minutes
Vote in the House of Representatives or Keep Talking to Sam? (with Rep. Ro Khanna)

When Congressman Ro Khanna has a big decision to make, he wants to gather all relevant information and hear many... more

02 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
To Post or Not To Post? (with Rachel Bloom)

When Rachel Bloom was making a name for herself in comedy, she shared her life openly online. Then she became... more

26 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
Writing Books or Doing Standup? Or Podcasting? Or Producing? Or Acting? (with Phoebe Robinson)

When Sam asked multihyphenate entertainer Phoebe Robinson what professional endeavor she’d pick if she could only choose one, Phoebe realized... more

19 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
Comedy at 10am or 10pm? (with Maria Bamford)

When comedian Maria Bamford recently did some shows in LA and New York, she decided to perform her set early... more

12 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Family Secrets or Big Reveal? (with Kerry Washington)

When actress Kerry Washington’s parents told her a massive family secret five years ago, it shook her entire world. And... more

05 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
Go Big or Stay Home? (with Senator Tina Smith)

When Tina Smith was lieutenant governor of Minnesota, she was asked to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created when Al... more

28 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
Live in Fear or Love? (with Karamo)

When Karamo was 15 years old, he came out as gay to his best friend. That didn’t stop her from... more

21 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
Stay Silent or Sue the Cops? (with Eric André)

When comedian Eric André was boarding a flight in Atlanta, Georgia, he was “randomly” picked out of line by cops... more

14 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Live with Shame or Confront It? (with Ricki Lake)

When Ricki Lake hosted her eponymous talk show in the 1990s, she wore hairpieces and extensions to hide the fact... more

07 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Stay in the White House or Binge HGTV? (with Alyssa Mastromonaco)

When Alyssa Mastromonaco was Deputy Chief of Staff in the Obama Administration, there was a point in time when she... more

31 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Ruby Tuesday or Drag Brunch? (with Bob the Drag Queen)

When Bob the Drag Queen was broke and working at a Ruby Tuesday in Georgia, a theater friend offered to... more

24 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Do It All or Delegate? (with Governor Gretchen Whitmer)

When Governor Gretchen Whitmer was at the start of her political career, she found herself caring for both her newborn... more

17 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
Listen Now: Hysteria

Today as a special treat, we’re sharing an episode of Hysteria from Crooked Media featuring our very own Samantha Bee!    Each... more

10 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Express Your Grief or Keep It In? (with Rob Delaney)

When actor Rob Delaney’s two-and-a-half-year-old son Henry died, Rob decided to share his family’s experience with Henry’s illness and death... more

03 Aug 2023 · 54 minutes
Postal Uniform or Power Suit? (with Amber Ruffin)

When Amber Ruffin was living in Omaha, Nebraska, she figured she’d stay there forever – carrying the mail, buying a... more

27 Jul 2023 · 49 minutes
Barnard or Big Screen? (with Greta Gerwig)

When Greta Gerwig is directing a film, each choice feels like the next move in a dance. When she falls... more

20 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Brooklyn or Amsterdam? (with Michelle Buteau)

When comedian Michelle Buteau saw elementary school kids practice an active shooter drill, she questioned whether or not America was... more

13 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Doting Housewife or Banned Author? (with Judy Blume)

When Judy Blume was 22 years old, she decided to defy her husband’s orders and vote for John F. Kennedy... more

06 Jul 2023 · 42 minutes
Calm Extrovert or Manic Introvert? (with Betty Gilpin)

When actor Betty Gilpin was simultaneously filming “Masters of Sex” and doing wrestling training to prepare for “Glow” (oh, and... more

29 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
Actor or Lawyer? (with Uzo Aduba)

When two-time Emmy-winning actor Uzo Aduba was in high school, she thought she was going to be a lawyer. Then... more

22 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
Honest Conversations or Family Secrets? (with Laura Dern and Diane Ladd)

When Laura Dern found out that her mother, Diane Ladd, had scarring on her lungs, the doctor told her to... more

15 Jun 2023 · 41 minutes
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Doting Housewife or Banned Author? (with Judy Blume)
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When Judy Blume was 22 years old, she decided to defy her husband’s orders and vote for John F. Kennedy rather than... more