49 episodes

Years ago, a therapist said in our very first session that there are only two things that we can truly control in our lives - our own perception and our own behavior. That's it. Nothing more than that.  Each week, The Laverne Cox Show will feature intimate conversations with folks who help me to see and think differently so that maybe I can act differently. It is my hope that this becomes a place that fosters perspectives that might inspire new behavior in each of us, which in turn gets us closer to becoming the very best versions of ourselves. Let's have a spiritual makeover together.

The Laverne Cox Show Shondaland Audio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 721 Ratings

Years ago, a therapist said in our very first session that there are only two things that we can truly control in our lives - our own perception and our own behavior. That's it. Nothing more than that.  Each week, The Laverne Cox Show will feature intimate conversations with folks who help me to see and think differently so that maybe I can act differently. It is my hope that this becomes a place that fosters perspectives that might inspire new behavior in each of us, which in turn gets us closer to becoming the very best versions of ourselves. Let's have a spiritual makeover together.

    André Leon Talley: A Tribute w/ Norma Kamali & Robin Givhan (Season Finale)

    André Leon Talley: A Tribute w/ Norma Kamali & Robin Givhan (Season Finale)

    In Laverne’s Season 2 Finale, she pays tribute to one of her heroes, the Black man from North Carolina who spiced up the high fashion world for decades, the one and only André Leon Talley.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    No Notes for Broadway Star Alex Newell

    No Notes for Broadway Star Alex Newell

    Laverne hosts Tony-award winning Alex Newell, one of the two first non-binary actors to take home the trophy this year for their featured role in the Broadway musical Shucked.

    • 49 min
    Anti-Trans Troll Legislation w/ Alejandra Caraballo

    Anti-Trans Troll Legislation w/ Alejandra Caraballo

    Civil rights attorney and trans advocate Alejandra Caraballo joins Laverne for an update on the assault of LGBTQ+ people.

    • 53 min
    Diary: Where Fashion Meets Art

    Diary: Where Fashion Meets Art

    Laverne is a full-on fashionista and shares all the things that excite her most about collecting vintage pieces from her favorite designers.

    • 23 min
    The Voice of the Operatic Angel Blue

    The Voice of the Operatic Angel Blue

    Prima donna and operatic soprano Angel Blue joins Laverne to share stories from her spectacular journey to becoming one of the premiere voices in opera houses around the world.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Becoming a Good Sexual Citizen w/ Ellen Friedrichs

    Becoming a Good Sexual Citizen w/ Ellen Friedrichs

    Ellen Friedrichs gives us a few short phrases that help people navigate the murky waters of sexual consent. This is a must listen for everyone and especially parents.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
721 Ratings

721 Ratings

DJKena ,

Truly Incredible!

Laverne Cox’s podcast has quickly become one of my absolute favorites! Her understanding of incredibly challenging subjects beyond trans-rights is breathtaking. She has comprehensive knowledge on social justice, intersectionality, caste, privilege, club culture, music, and so much more. Laverne approaches every topic and conversation with grace, empathy, compassion, and kindness. I love this show. Thank you Laverne for giving the world this gift!

Mattiebbbb ,

Love this podcast!

I love hearing about Laverne’s experiences and interviews with interesting people. She is inspiring to me on so many levels. I appreciate how seriously she takes this podcast and her vulnerability.

ltcol20 ,

Laverne Cox

I so enjoy listening to your pod cast. I am being taught about a world that is vibrant and loving and real yet not easily found, especially if one is not a card carrying member. I am a 60s child who wanted to go help Black people register to vote but was still in HS, no talk of such activity being planned in my hometown. I have worked with many Black people yet never developed a friendship. This pod cast gives me a glimpse into your lived reality and how it is different from mine and most white people. The 2 pod casts that really showed some differences were the ones about Privilege and the one about the criminal system. I knew much about these 2 topics, I thought. You gave in clarity and depth. And you did it without rancor or blaming all whites. Without hate, without anger. Yet you gave it the solemnity it deserves.

And I throughly enjoy listening to you Laverne and your amazing laugh. Thank you from an old white woman who marched for your rights, gay rights, ERA, supporting those with AIDS. All the activism’s in the 70s. I still am learning and praying our world and country stay livable for freedom loving peoples.

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