Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself.
Poet and author Patricia Lockwood calls Andy to share stories from her childhood on the road and in rectories, how she got COVID-19 at Harvard, and why she took magic mushrooms in preparation for this podcast. The two discuss her new book, No One Is Talking About This, and why it’s written with the neurodivergent in mind. Plus, an appearance by the celebrity cat Miette and a story about a gruff parrot.
Comedian and actor Eric Andre talks with Andy about his early comedy career “toiling in obscurity,” subverting the talk show format, and his post-vaccine plans. Plus, Eric explains why his new movie “Bad Trip” took 7 years to make.
Comedian and actor Jason Mantzoukas joins Andy from his extremely organized closet. Jason shares why the pandemic has been his “second childhood,” reflections on the most influential years of his comedic growth, and how his failures have shaped a career he’s proud of. Plus, Andy and Jason reminisce on the joys of watching cable TV, in what might be the most Dad conversation in the history of this podcast.
Roy Wood Jr.
Comedian and actor Roy Wood Jr. talks with Andy about growing up in the South as a latchkey kid, the unique challenge of raising children who are just like you, and reflections on his career working in show business and at Subway.
Comedian Nikki Glaser calls Andy from the COVID-free Cayman Islands. They chat about her obsession (and fear) around sex, her experience filming a reality show with her parents, and coping with depression through weed and baring her soul on podcasts.
Comedian and actress Chelsea Peretti joins Andy to relive middle school trauma and reminisce about the pre-quarantine comedy scene. Plus, Chelsea’s publicist emerges from a cryogenic freezer to provide her talking points for this interview.