Episodes
Hey SMWGers! WNYC Studios has a new show you might like! It's called Come Through with Rebecca Carroll: 15 Essential Conversations About Race in a Pivotal Year for America. In this episode, Rebecca is joined by very special guest Issa Rae to talk about the return of Insecure, how she’s supporting the next generation of black artists, and why black audiences matter the most to her. And how cookie dough is getting her through coronatine. More about Come Through with Rebecca Carroll:  It’s an...
Published 04/23/20
Published 04/23/20
It’s the last episode of the season - and so we bring you our token white guy! And what a great white guy he is! Phoebe’s joined by Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks and Recreation). He talks about his fascination with overconfident douchebags, screwing up his first Parks and Rec. audition, and playing a beta male on Big Little Lies. And, Phoebe and Joanie Mitch sign off the season talking about their summer plans and Phoebe’s year as an RA (she was not asked back).
Published 05/28/19
For the first time in Sooo Many White Guys history, Phoebe conducts an interview entirely in bed! She is joined by her dear friend and fellow comedian Michelle Buteau. Michelle is launching her new podcast Adulting with WNYC Studios - and it drops today! Plus, Michelle talks about her latest film Always Be My Maybe, how she decided to become a stand up comic in the days after 9/11, and her challenging path to becoming a mom. Michelle’s new podcast Adulting launches today - subscribe now!
Published 05/21/19
K-pop star Eric Nam is a singer, songwriter and TV host who has become a household name in South Korea. He’s so beloved that he’s even called “the nation’s boyfriend.” Eric joins Phoebe to talk about his surprising journey from growing up as a Korean-American kid in Atlanta to becoming an international idol, as well as some of the less glamorous aspects of the job (like being on a televised bubblegum blowing competition). Plus, Phoebe and Joanie Mitch pitch to Shark Tank.
Published 05/14/19
Phoebe talks to actress and producer Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). They dish about the new season of Big Little Lies, the gender pay gap in Hollywood, and about that time that Reese had to park Denzel Washington’s Porsche when she was just an intern. Plus, Phoebe revisits one of Reese’s most infamous characters, Tracy Flick.
Published 05/07/19
On this special episode of Sooo Many White Guys, Phoebe talks about the fight against AIDS and HIV in Africa with Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. The Organizations ONE and (RED) fight HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. They are joined by actor/singer/performer Javier Muñoz, who talks about why he decided to go public about being HIV positive and how being in Hamilton on Broadway changed his life.
Published 04/30/19
This week, Phoebe is joined by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah! He talks about what it was like to be a kid growing up during apartheid in South Africa, his career as a DJ (unsurprisingly, crowds love Montell Jordan), and why he first turned down hosting The Daily Show. Plus, Joanie reads Phoebe for her use of abbrevs.
Published 04/23/19
Phoebe breaks it all the way down with sports journalist/writer Jemele Hill (The Atlantic, ESPN).  Jemele talks about her infamous tweet calling President Trump a  “white supremacist,” and the controversy that followed, what it’s like practicing “journalism while black,” and her biggest faux pas from when she was starting out in the industry. Plus, Phoebe tries to teach Joanie Mitch about tennis (it doesn’t go very well).
Published 04/16/19
Phoebe sits down with host/author/goddess Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)! Padma talks about the realities of Top Chef palate fatigue, growing up as an immigrant often separated from her mother, roller skating around New York City as a kid, walking the runways of Europe as a model, and swimming through that lake of s**t to get what you want. Plus, Phoebe and Joanie Mitch make bongs in woodshop.
Published 04/09/19
Phoebe visits with her pal, Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). They chat about making the movie Ibiza together, inviting Julia Roberts over for brunch, being a Make-A-Wish kid, and how SNL wouldn’t even buy her dinner.
Published 04/02/19
Phoebe is joined by Roy Wood Jr. of the Daily Show! They get real about shitting the bed during their Daily Show auditions, on the fear of turning into your dad, and how the prospect of prison made Roy commit to stand-up comedy. Plus, Pheebs and Joanie Mitch ask the age-old question, which Golden Girl are you?
Published 03/26/19
We kick off the new season with Jameela Jamil of The Good Place! The actress, writer, and activist talks to Pheebs about her embarrassing audition to get the role of Tahani, dealing with paparazzi in her native England, taking on companies whose ads make women feel bad about themselves, and not giving a f**k about being polite anymore.
Published 03/19/19
Phoebe Robinson's back with a brand new season of Sooo Many White Guys - and it's gonna be fiercer than ever! This trailer is just a little taste of what you're going to hear this season. From throwing shade at Kim K. to daddy issues, we get into it! Special guests include Jameela Jamil, Vanessa Bayer, Padma Lakshmi, Roy Wood Jr. and more. First episode drops March 19th.  --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So...
Published 03/14/19
Our token white guy tells Phoebe about getting schooled by women in the writer’s room, coping with years of anxiety at SNL, and raising badass daughters. Plus, Joanna has a crush. That's a wrap for Season 3, folks! Keep in touch with Phoebe on Twitter and Instagram. Her new book — Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay — is available for pre-order now! 
Published 05/29/18
Joanna turns the tables… with the questions she’s always wanted to ask Phoebe — from her very first joke to how she finds the funny in this trash time. Plus, how much Bono is *too* much? ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields—AND...
Published 05/22/18
Actor and comedian Jimmy O. Yang talks about moving from Hong Kong to LA at 13, how DJing at a strip club helped his stand up, and why filming Crazy Rich Asians felt so. damn. good.  Jimmy O. Yang’s memoir is How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents. ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest...
Published 05/15/18
Phoebe meets up with Hannibal Buress in Portland, in the middle of his stand-up tour. They chat about sobriety on the road, how to deposit an empty envelope (don't), and his plans to open a new arts center in Chicago. ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are...
Published 05/08/18
Radio legend Terry Gross (we’re not worthy!) is in the studio to tell Phoebe about her early days in radio, her marriage, and how the Trump administration is ruining her music listening.  ---- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their...
Published 05/01/18
What does it take to be a mogul? Tyra Banks knows. The model/author/producer/goddess tells Phoebe about her earliest runway days, raising her son, and her ever-changing definition of "beauty". Plus, she brings her mom into the studio! ----- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and...
Published 04/24/18
Author Sam Irby sits down to chat about her New York Times best-selling memoir, her struggle with depression, and being a cool stepmom. Plus, Phoebe watches Lady Gaga at The Kennedy Center Honors! ----- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their...
Published 04/17/18
From Days of Our Lives to Kill Bill, the actress Vivica A. Fox has been a force in Hollywood for the last three decades. Now, she’s added “Author” to her resume. She drops by to talk to Phoebe about growing up in the Midwest, fighting for her roles, and how getting into the hair business has allowed her to control her own destiny. --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the...
Published 04/10/18
She’s Editor-at-Large of “O" magazine. She’s co-host of "CBS This Morning." She wakes up at 3:22am every damn day! Gayle King opens up about motherhood, black pride, how she survives the 24-hour (bad) news cycle. --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are...
Published 04/03/18
The trans activist and former adult film star joins Phoebe to talk about DIY porn, the challenges of transitioning, and his journey to self-love and acceptance.  --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields—AND who aren’t white dudes!...
Published 03/27/18
The rapper/actress drops in to open up about Asian-American representation in Hollywood, the perils of searching for a place to pee in NYC, life on the come-up, and making her family proud while rapping about her vag. Plus, Phoebe does her best to recap 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'! --- About the podcast:  Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She hosts intimate, funny and super...
Published 03/20/18