26 episodes

It's me, your friend Busy Philipps! My creative partner Caissie St. Onge & I love making things that we believe people need & will love & we’ve had so many plans. We had plans to do a TV show that would shake up late night! And we think it kinda did! For six months. We adored our genius, scrappy creative team at “Busy Tonight” as much as we loved our audience, so when we broke the news that we’d been canceled, we vowed to get back up & make even bigger plans to invent a whole new way of doing things in the entertainment biz, to reunite our beautiful staff & change the game for everyone! An entertainment Utopia! And we were so close, then...the world changed. Now those plans are, at the very least, on hold. So, we've shifted gears, like everyone has had to, & with our friend, comedian & former “Busy Tonight” writer, Shantira Jackson, we're just doing our best, taking it slow & talking to fascinating friends about how *they* are doing *their* best. They’ll tell us all about those times in their lives when a setback actually led to the right thing. Maybe it was a job that didn't pan out, but opened the door to an even more perfect one, or maybe it's how they studied for years to do the thing they thought was their calling, only to fall into something else that felt like kismet. The thing is, we want to share those moments because right now EVERYBODY is having one of those moments. Maybe we'll all learn something life-changing or maybe we'll just have a conversation where we break down in tears, then laugh at ourselves for crying. Whatever happens, we can assure you, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 234 Ratings

It's me, your friend Busy Philipps! My creative partner Caissie St. Onge & I love making things that we believe people need & will love & we’ve had so many plans. We had plans to do a TV show that would shake up late night! And we think it kinda did! For six months. We adored our genius, scrappy creative team at “Busy Tonight” as much as we loved our audience, so when we broke the news that we’d been canceled, we vowed to get back up & make even bigger plans to invent a whole new way of doing things in the entertainment biz, to reunite our beautiful staff & change the game for everyone! An entertainment Utopia! And we were so close, then...the world changed. Now those plans are, at the very least, on hold. So, we've shifted gears, like everyone has had to, & with our friend, comedian & former “Busy Tonight” writer, Shantira Jackson, we're just doing our best, taking it slow & talking to fascinating friends about how *they* are doing *their* best. They’ll tell us all about those times in their lives when a setback actually led to the right thing. Maybe it was a job that didn't pan out, but opened the door to an even more perfect one, or maybe it's how they studied for years to do the thing they thought was their calling, only to fall into something else that felt like kismet. The thing is, we want to share those moments because right now EVERYBODY is having one of those moments. Maybe we'll all learn something life-changing or maybe we'll just have a conversation where we break down in tears, then laugh at ourselves for crying. Whatever happens, we can assure you, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best!

    Inauguration Special

    Inauguration Special

    Busy, Shantira & Caissie are doing their best this week, but they're also owning up to moments where they did not do their best in the past, making disastrous decisions with disastrous results. And, Busy thinks there might be something supernatural going on with her dog, Gina? Then, the women throw it to themselves, interviewing each other, the day after the inauguration, where they revel in revealing who they thought had the best coats and who hit some flat notes. Plus a very personal Hollywood break, with a hot side of celebrity social media goss!

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    • 3 hrs 7 min
    Glennon Doyle

    Glennon Doyle

    Busy, Shantira and Caissie are doing their best to manage their feelings about everything that's going on in Washington this week, but they are also here to discuss Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina-scented candle disaster, Ben Affleck's sad news and what they believe is the secret to J. Lo's glow. Then, activist and author Glennon Doyle swings by, and it's a super deluxe bonus length interview because, like all of America, they were dying to talk to her and made it last as long as they could.

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    • 3 hrs 13 min
    Andrew Rannells

    Andrew Rannells

    Wow, wow, wow! These past few days have been BONKERS! This week, Busy, Shantira & Caissie talk about the attempted coup, Melania's comments about the Capitol attack and how it personally affects her, and how the Sex and the City's Reboot isn't including Kim Cattrall! NO SAMANTHA?
    Then, Broadway legend Andrew Rannells joins only Busy and Caissie, because Shantira had work. He talks about his road to success and gushes about his hilarious celebrity meet-and-greet moments.
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    • 2 hrs 34 min
    Caroline Goldfarb and Sarah Ramos

    Caroline Goldfarb and Sarah Ramos

    This week, Busy, Shantira and Caissie pre-record the pod because of Busy's busy schedule, but then a bunch of other stuff happens so they get in a time machine to go back to address further developments! Kinda. Busy discusses New Year's with her BFF Michelle and tells the shocking story of her dog Gina's dark tendencies. Shantira wants men to stop pretending that they don't know how to give compliments, and Caissie is on a quest to invent something that, honestly, could change the lives of women with sensitive heads. Then comedy duo Caroline Goldfarb and Sarah Ramos talk about their hilarious investigation into Jeremy Renner's app, plus Sarah drops a ginormous bombshell about why she left the hit show "Parenthood" that left the #BPIDHB team's jaws on the floor!

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    • 2 hrs 44 min
    New Year’s Eve Eve Special

    New Year’s Eve Eve Special

    It’s New Year’s Eve Eve, and Busy, Shantira and Caissie talk about what they plan to bring into 2021 plus they give you the rundown on who they think was doing their best in 2020...and who wasn’t.
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Lisa Ling

    Lisa Ling

    This week, Shantira fills everyone in on how her breast reduction surgery went and the wheels are all the way off the Christmas bus over at Busy’s house! Journalist Lisa Ling swings by to talk about why she felt like she had to leave her job at The View. Then Busy and Caissie discuss how a woman could fall in love with Martin Shkreli.
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    • 2 hrs 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Tosh ,

Just love. I just love this podcast

It’s everything I needed in 2020. It’s fun, it makes me laugh and it makes me feel like I have friends in my house with me which lets me honest I haven’t had since March 2020.

The podcast is authentic and thought provoking. I constantly find myself saying thank goodness someone is saying this. In one of the last episodes the girls were saying well hopefully someone is listening- well this (black) Small town Canadian mom is.

Pop Is Real Podcast ,

Shantira’s Laugh Makes Me Happy!

Shantira’s laughter makes me feel good...same goes for Busy and Caissie. I need laughter! And I laugh out loud every time I listen to an episode...that’s no small feat on the hosts part to make that happen. Comforting and thought-provoking pod too! Thank-you!!!

FinooC ,

Some interesting guests and interesting conversation

However the rambling and frequent ads are annoying and the use of the word “like” is incessant. Shantira is the worst offender-it’s literally every second word. Important points are often lost because it is so incredibly distracting.

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