Season Two

PART ONE

June 25, 2018

INTERVIEW: JOANNA GLEASON (GUEST STAR; DIANE ENGLISH PLAYER)

The gals are lucky and beyond thrilled to have Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason on the pod for a discussion on art, television, musical theater, and of course Diane English player.

June  11, 2018

2.08: AND THE WHINER IS...? 

It’s the pod’s first Humblot episode! Yes, the first send-up of awards season in the series. In what the gals see as a continuation of Season One’s “Devil With The Blue Dress” 

May 25, 2018

2.07: WHOSE GARBAGE IS IT ANYWAY?

Jesi and Lauren take on Murphy Brown’s Season 2 environmental discussion with their most topical episode yet! So topical it took them two installments to cover it!

SPECIAL

August 31st & September 14th, 2020

INTERVIEW: FAITH FORD (CORKY SHERWOOD)

Lauren and Jesi are excited to bring you this amazing interview two-part special with Faith Ford.

March 2, 2020

2.14: What ARE you doing new Years eve With Anita Floris- Frasier Podcast

The gals welcome Anita Floris, the host of I’m Listening: A Fraiser Fan Podcast with this Diane English written classic! 

February 20,  2020

FYI EXTRA: DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY- with Lisa Darden

Guest Lisa Darden joins the gals after the show to discuss diversity in Murphy Brown & pop culture from 1990 to today, how we can all work together, and how feminism can be an inclusive movement to all.

February 10, 2020

1.13: HERE'S TO YOU MRS. KINSELLA

The gals are happy to welcome Lisa Darden as their guest this week!  Lisa tells us her origin story of growing up watching Murphy Brown as an African American woman then and now

January 13, 2018

2.12: THE STRIKE

This episode, the gals go over Season two’s “The Strike”! Topics include: Aging as women in society, Candice Bergen’s working relationship with director Barnet Kellman. While Lauren tells the tale of legendary Smokey Robinson

January 27, 2018

Interview:

RUSS WOODY #2  (Writer/Producer Seasons 1-2,6,10-11)

 Russ tells the gals stories from the book about his father, Ted Danson and much more, including a funny story about Candice Bergen and the book! 

Dec 24 & 09, 2020 

2.11-2.10 BROWN LIKE ME

MEET THE PARENTS in two parts of what originally aired as a one-hour episode. Topics include: fighting as foreplay, the Great Nat King Cole, & the origins behind the song “Stardust."

October 28, 2018

INTERVIEW: SUZIE PLAKSON (GUEST STAR; DIANE ENGLISH PLAYER)

In our continuation of ”The Ladies of Love & War, the pod welcomes Murphy Brown Season 1 guest star and Diane English series regular: Suzie Plakson! (Star Trek, Family Ties, Mad About You, How I Met Your Mother)

October 16, 2019
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2.09: ROASTED

Finally, the ladies reach this pivotal Jim-centric episode and Lauren’s first Murphy Brown. Jesi brings us the back-story Charles Kimbrough created for his character and the inside scoop on hiring Walter Cronkite!

May 21, 2018

 INTERVIEW:

JACQUI SHINE

(MEDIA HISTORIAN; JOURNALIST)

You may know Jacqui’s media writings from such publications as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and Buzzfeed. Co-host Lauren sits down with Jacqui to discuss her fascination with the classic series.

June  11, 2018

2.06: BUDDIES SCHMUDDIES 

Jesi and Lauren go in-depth into Episode Six of Season 2, "Buddies Schmuddies", an episode that tests Murphy and Frank’s relationship when they fight for the same story.

May 25, 2018

2.05: MILES' BIG ADVENTURE

 Topics include: The best way to pack for a trip, special guest star Yeardley Smith

(The Simpsons) pre-Lisa Simpson career.

May 21, 2018

1.15: TV OR NOT TV

Learn the interesting backstory on what inspired this epic meta episode direct from the writer as well as sidebars on Emmy nominated (for this role) guest star Morgan Fairchild

June  11, 2018

2.03: THE MEMO THAT GOT AWAY

The gals and the FYI gang start saying goodbye to the 1980s as the pod talks 80’s highlights. Topics include: Journalistic integrity, the history of Redbook, and the real-life stolen memo that inspired this episode’s plot!

May 25, 2018

INTERVIEW: MARY PAT GLEASON (SEASON 1 GUEST STAR)

Mary Pat Gleason played Olga the Russian Secretary in Season 1, Episode 16 “Moscow On The Hudson” and you know her from so much more, like WIll & Grace (both versions), Gilmore Girls, & Friends! 

May 21, 2018

2.02: ANCHORS AWAY

The gals are back and so is the Jim love on the Dial-centric episode, “Anchor’s Away” (Season 2, Episode 2)!

June  11, 2018

INTERVIEW:

DIANE ENGLISH (Writer, CREATOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

Jesi and Lauren close out the pod’s Season 11 Interviews with a two-part interview with “Real Murphy Brown” herself, creator Diane English!

May 25, 2018

INTERVIEW: GRANT SHAUD (MILES SILVERBERG)

The gals welcome the dynamic wunderkind Miles Silverberg himself, Grant Shaud!

June  11, 2018

INTERVIEW: WRITERS GINA IPPOLITO & SKANDER HALIM (11.3: #MURPHYTOO)

Jesi and Lauren are elated to welcome the writing team of Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (Story Editors) from the revival writing team to the pod!

May 25, 2018

REVIVAL TALK # 3: ”GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!” (SEASON 11)

Jesi and Lauren are here to give first thoughts and impressions of the first episode of the Murphy Brown revival aka the Season 11 opener “Fake News,” written by series creator Diane English!

May 21, 2018

2.01: The Brother's Silverberg (With Director Barnet Kellman)

Jesi, Lauren, and special guest, director Barnet Kellman take a deep dive into Murphy and Miles’ relationship in this season opener (and pod favorite), written by creator Diane English.

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