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Sooo Many White Guys

WNYC Studios

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Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She’ll host intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who...Show More
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44:50 | May 28th

It’s the last episode of the season - and so we bring you our token white guy! And what a great white guy he is! Phoebe’s joined by Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks and Recreation). He talks about his fascination with overconfident douchebags, scre...Show More

49:53 | May 21st

For the first time in Sooo Many White Guys history, Phoebe conducts an interview entirely in bed! She is joined by her dear friend and fellow comedian Michelle Buteau. Michelle is launching her new podcast Adulting with WNYC Studios - and it drops to...Show More
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56:17 | May 14th

K-pop star Eric Nam is a singer, songwriter and TV host who has become a household name in South Korea. He’s so beloved that he’s even called “the nation’s boyfriend.” Eric joins Phoebe to talk about his surprising journey from growing up as a Korean...Show More

56:40 | May 7th

Phoebe talks to actress and producer Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). They dish about the new season of Big Little Lies, the gender pay gap in Hollywood, and about that time that Reese had to park Denzel Washington’s Porsche when she was just an ...Show More

43:37 | Apr 30th

On this special episode of Sooo Many White Guys, Phoebe talks about the fight against AIDS and HIV in Africa with Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. The Organizations ONE and (RED) fight HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty, particularly in ...Show More

45:23 | Apr 23rd

This week, Phoebe is joined by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah! He talks about what it was like to be a kid growing up during apartheid in South Africa, his career as a DJ (unsurprisingly, crowds love Montell Jordan), and why he first turned down hostin...Show More

41:56 | Apr 16th

Phoebe breaks it all the way down with sports journalist/writer Jemele Hill (The Atlantic, ESPN).  Jemele talks about her infamous tweet calling President Trump a  “white supremacist,” and the controversy that followed, what it’s like practicing “jou...Show More

43:14 | Apr 9th

Phoebe sits down with host/author/goddess Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)! Padma talks about the realities of Top Chef palate fatigue, growing up as an immigrant often separated from her mother, roller skating around New York City as a kid, walking the runw...Show More

42:55 | Apr 2nd

Phoebe visits with her pal, Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). They chat about making the movie Ibiza together, inviting Julia Roberts over for brunch, being a Make-A-Wish kid, and how SNL wouldn’t even buy her dinner.

38:27 | Mar 26th

Phoebe is joined by Roy Wood Jr. of the Daily Show! They get real about shitting the bed during their Daily Show auditions, on the fear of turning into your dad, and how the prospect of prison made Roy commit to stand-up comedy. Plus, Pheebs and Joan...Show More

45:07 | Mar 19th

We kick off the new season with Jameela Jamil of The Good Place! The actress, writer, and activist talks to Pheebs about her embarrassing audition to get the role of Tahani, dealing with paparazzi in her native England, taking on companies whose ads ...Show More

02:03 | Mar 14th

Phoebe Robinson's back with a brand new season of Sooo Many White Guys - and it's gonna be fiercer than ever! This trailer is just a little taste of what you're going to hear this season. From throwing shade at Kim K. to daddy issues, we get into it!...Show More

31:55 | May 29th, 2018

Our token white guy tells Phoebe about getting schooled by women in the writer’s room, coping with years of anxiety at SNL, and raising badass daughters. Plus, Joanna has a crush. That's a wrap for Season 3, folks! Keep in touch with Phoebe on Twitte...Show More

25:18 | May 22nd, 2018

Joanna turns the tables… with the questions she’s always wanted to ask Phoebe — from her very first joke to how she finds the funny in this trash time. Plus, how much Bono is *too* much? ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the ...Show More

37:41 | May 15th, 2018

Actor and comedian Jimmy O. Yang talks about moving from Hong Kong to LA at 13, how DJing at a strip club helped his stand up, and why filming Crazy Rich Asians felt so. damn. good.  Jimmy O. Yang’s memoir is How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to ...Show More

31:47 | May 8th, 2018

Phoebe meets up with Hannibal Buress in Portland, in the middle of his stand-up tour. They chat about sobriety on the road, how to deposit an empty envelope (don't), and his plans to open a new arts center in Chicago. ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe ...Show More

35:55 | May 1st, 2018

Radio legend Terry Gross (we’re not worthy!) is in the studio to tell Phoebe about her early days in radio, her marriage, and how the Trump administration is ruining her music listening.  ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the...Show More

35:12 | Apr 24th, 2018

What does it take to be a mogul? Tyra Banks knows. The model/author/producer/goddess tells Phoebe about her earliest runway days, raising her son, and her ever-changing definition of "beauty". Plus, she brings her mom into the studio! ----- About the...Show More

38:58 | Apr 17th, 2018

Author Sam Irby sits down to chat about her New York Times best-selling memoir, her struggle with depression, and being a cool stepmom. Plus, Phoebe watches Lady Gaga at The Kennedy Center Honors! ----- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of...Show More

31:45 | Apr 10th, 2018

From Days of Our Lives to Kill Bill, the actress Vivica A. Fox has been a force in Hollywood for the last three decades. Now, she’s added “Author” to her resume. She drops by to talk to Phoebe about growing up in the Midwest, fighting for her roles, ...Show More

41:15 | Apr 3rd, 2018

She’s Editor-at-Large of “O" magazine. She’s co-host of "CBS This Morning." She wakes up at 3:22am every damn day! Gayle King opens up about motherhood, black pride, how she survives the 24-hour (bad) news cycle. --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robins...Show More

38:13 | Mar 27th, 2018

The trans activist and former adult film star joins Phoebe to talk about DIY porn, the challenges of transitioning, and his journey to self-love and acceptance.  --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an oc...Show More

36:01 | Mar 20th, 2018

The rapper/actress drops in to open up about Asian-American representation in Hollywood, the perils of searching for a place to pee in NYC, life on the come-up, and making her family proud while rapping about her vag. Plus, Phoebe does her best to re...Show More

39:38 | Mar 13th, 2018

The Black Lives Matter activist and "Pod Save The People" host stops in to drop knowledge about revolution, combating homophobia, and hashtag activism. Plus, Joanie Mitch loves "Seinfeld"!  --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being th...Show More

33:38 | Mar 9th, 2018

Actress and stand-up comedian Yvonne Orji stops in to chat about her "overnight" success, the role of religion in her life, and the nuances of being first-generation Nigerian-American. --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the tok...Show More

42:27 | Mar 6th, 2018

The famous activist and writer joins Phoebe and opens up about sex after 60, her early days in NYC, and how to make better feminists of our men. Plus, Joanie Mitch sings a song!  --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token bla...Show More

40:10 | Feb 27th, 2018

The fashion icon and actress joins Phoebe to talk about her experience of tokenism in Hollywood, what a lifetime of fame feels like, and how she embraces her witchyness #manifest.  ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token ...Show More

03:09 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Hey boos and baes, we're back! Time to strap on those big girl lace fronts, because Season 3 is coming at you, and it's lit. We've got hot-ass guests like: famous feminist Gloria Steinem, activist DeRay McKesson, actress Yvonne Orji (Insecure), rappe...Show More

46:19 | Mar 30th, 2017

Surprise! We're back with an encore episode, and we've got Tom Hanks. Maybe you've heard of him? Plus, Joanna gets a fax!  --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this...Show More

47:30 | Mar 28th, 2017

Our token white guy details his harrowing journey from the middle to the top, and comes clean about his unending quest to not look fat on TV.  ----- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude...Show More

39:55 | Mar 21st, 2017

The satirist stops in to wax intellectual about the Egyptian Revolution, the universal threat of dictatorship and Islamophobia. Plus, Joanna calls Nerf!  ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of ...Show More

38:12 | Mar 14th, 2017

The author and former MSNBC host schools us on too many things to count. But let’s start with what it’s like to have a white mother, a militant black 3-year-old, and a mentor like Maya Angelou. Plus, Phoebe smokes a cigar!

53:21 | Mar 9th, 2017

Hey boo boos, we've got a special Thursday treat for you! Comedians John Early (TBS Search Party) and Baron Vaughn (Netflix's Grace and Frankie) stop in and tell all.  -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in ...Show More

32:52 | Mar 7th, 2017

The Broad City co-creator and co-star admits being an alpha female, working too much and dropping out of acting school. Plus, Phoebe watches Living Single! -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of ...Show More

38:09 | Feb 28th, 2017

Phoebe sits down with Fresh Off The Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan, to chat diversity in television, being an outsider, and carnicerías. Plus, Phoebe and Love Jones!  -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in ...Show More

41:21 | Feb 21st, 2017

Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2, joins Phoebe to chat about the early years in drag, subverting norms and — porn. Plus, Phoebe visits Lululemon! -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the tok...Show More

41:53 | Feb 14th, 2017

Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO's Insecure, is having a stellar year. Recently, Phoebe joined her in L.A. and the two made some black girl magic. Plus, Phoebe goes to the laundromat!  -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the tok...Show More

35:19 | Feb 7th, 2017

The comedian and activist gets real about the end of menstruation, living in a world that's sooo white, and Tilda Swinton. Plus, Ilana apologizes to Phoebe!  -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean o...Show More
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40:25 | Jan 31st, 2017

The shock-jock Power 105.1 host says he bows to black women, rubs his wife's butt nightly and owes a lot to The Secret (shout out to Rhonda Byrne). Plus, Phoebe falls in love! -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black w...Show More

39:09 | Jan 26th, 2017

The writer and advocate joins Phoebe for an uncensored conversation about self-censoring, what Girls would look like if it debuted today, and how to dismantle the patriarchy. Plus, Phoebe and her first bra! -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is t...Show More

27:31 | Jan 24th, 2017

Indie rock queen St. Vincent joins Phoebe to swap road stories, talk tour bus pooping etiquette, queerness and living in the spotlight. Plus, St. Vincent is overcharged for a lap dance!  -- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the to...Show More

04:05 | Jan 19th, 2017

You know you missed me. Well stop crying, cuz I'm back with a brand new season. It's me, my buddy Joanna, and my other buddy Ilana. Plus, hot new guests!  Featured Guests: St. Vincent (@st_vincent) Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) Lena Dunham (@lenadun...Show More

42:46 | Sep 13th, 2016

The actor, comedian and director reveals the truth about maleness AND whiteness in a heart-stopping episode that will leave you breathless. Plus, a surprise visit from Kelsey Grammer!?  ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the t...Show More

34:19 | Sep 6th, 2016

Actress Constance Wu stops in to chat hair journeys, the representation of Asian-Americans in media and of course, JLo. Plus, Phoebe hates Halloween!  ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of whi...Show More

37:12 | Aug 30th, 2016

Writer, professor and noted bad feminist Roxane Gay schools Phoebe on how to drink wine and write a killer memoir. Plus, a homecoming disaster!  Vote for your favorite remix of our theme music: www.sooomanywhiteguys.com/vote ---  About the podcast:  ...Show More

41:28 | Aug 23rd, 2016

He's a successful stand-up comedian, he's the senior correspondent on The Daily Show, and he's married at thirty. Phoebe can check one of those boxes -- and one out of three ain't bad?  Vote for your favorite remix of our theme music: www.sooomanywhi...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2016

UPDATE: The voting period for this contest is over, but you can still listen to all the remixes and check out Sooo Many White Guys and 2 Dope Queens!  --- We read your tweets. All of them. We were blown away by how many of you tweeted at us about how...Show More

34:58 | Aug 16th, 2016

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez joins Phoebe to swap virginity stories, talk representation and start a movement. Plus, Gina's summer playlist and the ghost of Eddie Vedder. Spooky!  ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the tok...Show More

29:47 | Aug 9th, 2016

They both went to Catholic school. They both love diners. And they both have great hair. But only one of them has made out with Colin Firth. Find out who when Phoebe sits down with the legendary Nia Long. ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is t...Show More

32:12 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Comedian, hair icon and sexy Asian man Hari Kondabolu tells America off. Plus, Phoebe almost cries!  Learn more about Hari and his new stand-up album "Mainstream American Comic." http://www.harikondabolu.com/ ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson ...Show More

31:36 | Jul 26th, 2016

Trans advocate, author and TV host Janet Mock takes on Cinderella stories and the patriarchy. Plus, Pheebs gets some feedback on her orchid!  ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude c...Show More

32:07 | Jul 19th, 2016

The Broad City co-creator and Sooo Many White Guys executive producer opens up about her return to stand-up, the coming sexual revolution and pegging. Plus, Pheebs gets some tips on dating dudes of color!  ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is ...Show More
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

32:07 | Jul 19th, 2016

The Broad City co-creator and Sooo Many White Guys executive producer opens up about her return to stand-up, the coming sexual revolution and pegging. Plus, Pheebs gets some tips on dating dudes of color!  ---  About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is ...Show More

41:27 | Jul 13th, 2016

One is a dope queen and the other is the next queen of rap. In this inaugural episode, Phoebe and Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Lizzo get into it all: black hair, Prince, My Morning Jacket, woke white friends, racist TSA officers, and what the god...Show More

04:00 | Jun 27th, 2016

Phoebe Robinson is sick of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in her new podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She's talking to performers, musicians, actors and authors who are killing it in their fields—and who aren’...Show More