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Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We're warning you now: Don't Ask Tig.

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Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. With the help of her friends and the occasional expert, Tig gives her best inexpert guidance on everything from lost love to giving yourself a haircut with toddler scissors. We're warning you now: Don't Ask Tig.

    Samantha Bee

    Samantha Bee

    No one speaks their mind quite like comedian, TV host Samantha Bee, and this time she's upfront and personal with Tig. Together they advise a listener on how to snap out of a crush on their therapist and tackle the tough issue of figuring out if someone actually likes you or is just being polite. Then Tig and Samantha bond over how and when they each had that "birds and bees talk" with their own kids and also how they personally cope with grieving a lost loved one. 

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/tig) and Indeed (indeed.com/tig). 

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact

    • 45 min
    Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    Back in the dating scene and contemplating whether it would help to delete all traces of all exes from your social media? Feeling guilty about leaving your dog home alone now that there are safer ways to gather outside socially? Comedian and actress Margaret Cho steps in to advise Tig’s listeners with pearls from her personal history. Tig and Margaret bond over their love for country music and offer up some frank talk about how best to remove yourself from a draining relationship. 

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/tig), Brooklinen (brooklinen.com and use promo code: Tig) and Ned (ned.com/tig).

    • 34 min
    Janet Varney

    Janet Varney

    Need some new ideas for how to fend off creepy guys at work?  Should you reveal how you tricked a former teacher now that you're going to be his colleague?  Actor and co-founder of SF Sketchfest Janet Varney joins Tig to give advice on those questions, and even tackle the tricky issue of how much to tip waiters in a foreign country... which brings up one of Tig's most embarrassing and funny memories.

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/tig), Indeed (indeed.com/tig), and Wealthfront (wealthfront.com/tig).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 42 min
    LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton

    Don’t know how to deal with romantic feelings for a coworker that’s already in a relationship? Still, feeling guilty from that illegal left turn you made decades ago that potentially caused a multi-vehicle pileup? Well, actor and television host LeVar Burton drops by Don’t Ask Tig to help you out. LeVar, who played Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” gives Tig some well-needed advice, commander to commander, about the joys and overwhelm that comes with being a part of the iconic franchise. 

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Ned (ned.com/tig), and Brooklinen (brooklinen.com and use promo code: Tig).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 33 min
    Martha Beck

    Martha Beck

    Find yourself confused about the difference between a life coach and a therapist? Well, highly sought-after life coach and New York Times bestselling author Martha Beck pays Tig a visit to explain. Together, the two help a recently single woman work through the anger of getting dumped out of the blue. Martha and Tig also advise a Quaker minister on what to do now that his congregation -- which is filled with people who hate each other -- is returning to in-person service.  

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Ned (ned.com/tig), and Wealthfront (wealthfront.com/tig).

    Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 37 min
    Mike Birbiglia

    Mike Birbiglia

    Need to perform a DIY exorcism to rid an inheritance of bad energy? Did someone from your past write an unflattering song about you in their first EP? Tig and comedian/actor Mike Birbiglia have some answers to navigate these situations and more. Mike also explains why “maybe quit” is a part of his advice to creatives aspiring to make it in Hollywood.

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (www.betterhelp.com/Tig),  the “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” podcast (listen wherever you get podcasts), and Bambee (www.bambee.com/tig).

    Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at www.dontasktig.org/contact.

    • 36 min

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