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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.

Don't Ask Tig American Public Media

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 100 Ratings

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.

    [encore] Aisha Tyler

    [encore] Aisha Tyler

    This episode originally aired November 11, 2020.

    Aisha Tyler and Tig met over 20 years ago doing stand-up, and now they’re here to swap advice on downsizing, dealing with parents who only watch Fox News, and the country mouse vs. city mouse divide. 

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig).

    • 39 min
    [encore] Indigo Girls

    [encore] Indigo Girls

    This episode originally aired October 07, 2020.

    Tig and the Indigo Girls are here to offer you advice...or are they? Topics they might cover include honing your craft, healthy partnerships and how to get off the phone.

    This episode is sponsored by Sakara (sakara.com/DontAsk), BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and Indeed (indeed.com/Tig).

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

    Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.

    • 38 min
    [encore] David Sedaris

    [encore] David Sedaris

    This episode originally aired November 18, 2020.

    Did you know wine can expire? Bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris joins Tig to tackle questions about terrible gift-givers and more!

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig).

    • 36 min
    [encore] Stephanie Allynne

    [encore] Stephanie Allynne

    This episode originally aired April 19, 2023.

    This Don’t Ask Tig episode is a first — the first time a guest returns and it’s none other than actor and comedian Stephanie Allynne — Tig’s wife! Stephanie and Tig share hilarious moments from their visits to Tig’s hometown in Mississippi — all centered around a cemetery. The couple gives advice to a listener who wonders if a person can have too many cats, help a woman pick out a hairstyle to change her life and give a fan some zinger retorts to people who mistake her partner for a man.  

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Rakuten (go to rakuten.com to download the app for free), and Indeed (go to indeed.com/TIG to start hiring now).

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

    • 43 min
    [encore] Phoebe Bridgers

    [encore] Phoebe Bridgers

    This episode originally aired April 20, 2022.

    Indie pop rock sensation and Grammy nominee Phoebe Bridgers talks about life as the child of a standup comedian, the origins of her ghoul-inspired style and the worst advice she recently gave a friend. Then Phoebe and Tig help a listener who feels guilty about a past romantic affair and counsel a father who doesn’t like to punish his young daughter who can’t seem to stop misbehaving.

    This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy),  Netsuite (go to Netsuite.com/TIG for a one-of-a-kind financing offer), Zocdoc (go to Zocdoc.com/TIG to download the app for free), and Wealthfront (go to Wealthfront.com/TIG to get $5,000 managed for free when opening an investment account). 

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

    • 41 min
    [encore] Nicole Byer

    [encore] Nicole Byer

    This episode originally aired August 12, 2020.

    Emmy nominee Nicole Byer thinks you should get a hobby! Nicole and Tig dispense advice on how to make friends as an adult and whether you should take that big risk you’ve been dreaming about. 

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

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.

    • 30 min

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4.7 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

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Highly recommend 👍🏻

Excellent as always 🤩

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Narc

I only came here because I wanted to listen to the Sandra Bernhard interview. Instead, it was Tig interviewing herself. Yikes & yawn.

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Funny & Inspiring

This show is funny & interesting but also covers some important issues, and relatable life 'stuff'. It makes my day better for sure!

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