38 episodes

Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for Season 2 of her award-winning podcast, Wiser Than Me™. Each week, she has funny, touching, personal conversations with iconic older women who are brimming with the kind of unapologetic attitude and wisdom that only comes with age. Julia sits at the feet of some extraordinary teachers this season (discover who in the trailer), and of course her 90-year-old mom, Judy. Tune in to laugh, cry and get wise. All Hail Old Women! 



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Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lemonada

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 7.6K Ratings

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for Season 2 of her award-winning podcast, Wiser Than Me™. Each week, she has funny, touching, personal conversations with iconic older women who are brimming with the kind of unapologetic attitude and wisdom that only comes with age. Julia sits at the feet of some extraordinary teachers this season (discover who in the trailer), and of course her 90-year-old mom, Judy. Tune in to laugh, cry and get wise. All Hail Old Women! 



Photo: Ryan Pfluger and August Image

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Julia Gets Wise with Anne Lamott

    Julia Gets Wise with Anne Lamott

    This week on Wiser Than Me, Julia gets schooled by 70-year-old author and Sunday school teacher Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird). Julia finds solace in subtle signs from the universe and learns the importance of shutting the hell up when it comes to parenting adult children. Anne also shares wisdom on recovery, perfectionism, and falling in love at 65. Plus, Julia and her mom, Judy, explore the inevitable role reversal that comes with aging parents.

     

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    • 51 min
    Anne Lamott on Spiritual Budgeting and Cats

    Anne Lamott on Spiritual Budgeting and Cats

    Anne shares her experience as a writing teacher and gives a thought-provoking analogy on what it means to spend your daily spiritual energy. Additionally, Julia and Anne discuss online dating and solutions for pet allergies, including the controversial use of brewer's yeast.

    Julia Gets Wise with Debbie Allen

    Julia Gets Wise with Debbie Allen

    On this episode of Wiser Than Me, Julia sits down with 74-year-old Debbie Allen, the iconic talent known for her work as a choreographer, actor, producer, director, and founder of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Debbie shares wisdom on mentorship, tough love, and thriving after rejection. Additionally, Julia talks about the origins of the “Elaine dance” and discusses longevity with her mom, Judy – inspired by Debbie's own mother, who is 101 years old.

     

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    This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/wiser for 10% off your first month.

     

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    • 59 min
    Debbie Allen on Divas and Directing

    Debbie Allen on Divas and Directing

    On today's premium episode of Wiser Than Me, Julia opens up about a tough decision she faced when “Veep” needed a new showrunner, and delves into Debbie's transformative directing work on hit shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” Plus, the duo discusses Debbie’s collaborations with musical superstars like Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson.

    Julia Gets Wise with Patti Smith

    Julia Gets Wise with Patti Smith

    On this episode of Wiser Than Me, Julia connects with legendary 77-year-old musician, poet and author Patti Smith. Julia and Patti reflect on the importance of expressing gratitude daily, life-changing friendships, and saying goodbye to the people we love through art. Plus, Julia talks to her mom, Judy, about a misleading family truism that ends in a nice little nap. 

     

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    Hairstory is a proud sponsor of Wiser Than Me. Check out their hero product, New Wash, today at Hairstory.com and get 20% off with code WISER.   

     

    COVERGIRL is a proud sponsor of Wiser Than Me. Check out their Simply Ageless Skin Perfector Essence. Learn more at covergirl.com. Only from Easy, Breezy, Beautiful COVERGIRL.

     

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Patti Smith on Substack and Style

    Patti Smith on Substack and Style

    On this premium episode of Wiser Than Me, Patti talks about the artistic freedom and community she has found on Substack. Julia notes the influence of Patti's iconic style and delves into the spirituality of improvisation.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

CatWein ,

My Favorite Podcast!

Julia has the most brilliant women on her pod and asks thought provoking questions. This is what we need right now, wisdom from profound women who have beautifully lived a lot of life. Bridging the gap between generations. I love the conversations with her “mommy” at the end.

bugeatmud ,

Inspiring!

I didn't know much about JLD, but this show has made me a huge fan! I was wonderfully surprised by how much I love this show.

I don’t typically subscribe to this genre of content, people being interviewed type concept, but was curious and am so glad I tried it. JLD is such an eager interviewer and you can feel that she is ecstatic to be talking to these women. She gives the impression that they are her heroes and it feels inspiring and genuine. It’s truly lovely.

chicagoanlistener ,

Praise the celebrity!!

women in their 70s+ in all walks of life. Interview some of them: architects, engineers, researchers, medical doctors and on and on and on! Is that possible?

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