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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.
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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

2021-06-0241:241

What should you do if your daughter just wants to have fun-- hanging out at her wealthy boyfriend's house instead of yours?  Music icon Cyndi Lauper and Tig answer that,  plus give advice to a woman who lost her mother's diamond decades ago and wonders if she should confess now. Cyndi also admits she sometimes pretends she's someone else when spotted by a fan in public, and Tig tries to help Cyndi figure out which celebrities are in her cell phone under coded initials. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Indeed (indeed.com/tig), Storyblocks (storyblocks.com/tig), and Sakara (sakara.com/dontask and use code: dontask20). Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell

2021-05-2650:303

What should you do if your dog eats a friend's $12-hundred dollar shoes? How about if your kid wants to be vegan?  And why you should kick a vaping habit? Outspoken journalist, author, activist Jane Velez-Mitchell joins Tig to dispense no-nonsense advice on those and other issues like telling the world you're a lesbian later in life and how to stop a friend from opening a bakery when they're a terrible baker! This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Sakara (sakara.com/dontask and use code: dontask20), and Tor Books' The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, available now wherever books are sold. Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder

2021-05-1939:264

What does it take to replace one key actor in a feature film after it's edited?  The director of “Superman” and “Justice League,” Zack Snyder, explains how his team inserted Tig into hours of footage with green screens and other tricks, while Tig reveals her acting techniques on Zack's latest film “Army of the Dead.” Plus, Tig and Zack offer advice on how to tactfully get rid of all that artwork your kids bring home from school and suggest the most thoughtful ways to tell your partner they really need a shower— especially when they've lost their sense of smell. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Sakara (sakara.com/dontask and use code: dontask20), and Bambee (bambee.com/tig).  Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin

2021-05-1247:392

Want advice on how to ask the cashier at your local Trader Joe’s for a date? Unsure how to handle your grandma, who's apparently developed a habit of forging autographs? How about needing help naming your beehive?  Get answers to those and other pressing questions when Tig chats with TV host, journalist, and lawyer Sunny Hostin, who also tells all about how Whoopie Goldberg's shoes created a blood sport behind the scenes on "The View."  This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Indeed (indeed.com/tig), and Storyblocks (storyblocks.com/tig). Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Ed Helms

Ed Helms

2021-05-0545:572

 Comedian and actor Ed Helms, star of The Office and Hangover movies, discloses how he handles awkward fans who yell at him across airports, and how to deliver an inspiring commencement speech. Then Tig and Ed help listeners navigate annoying office hygiene issues and working with an eccentric billionaire. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and Sakara (sakara.com/dontask and use code: dontask20). Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz

2021-04-2834:056

 Contemplating a trip to Mars? ... how about if it's only one way? Wondering how you can learn to be funnier? Writer and social commentator Fran Lebowitz responds to listener questions and explains why she believes that a density of "angry homosexuals" is good for a city. Plus, Fran tells Tig what she wishes she could ask her late friend, novelist and Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Sakara (sakara.com/dontask, use code: dontask20), and the podcast Back From Broken. Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh

2021-04-2146:101

NBC host and comedian Lilly Singh dishes about the best advice she ever received from her mentor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and why producing her talk show, "A Little Late With Lilly Singh," is more fun the second time around. Then, Tig and Lilly give their takes on texting etiquette, responses to unwanted comments about your body, and what to do if your mother says she wants to move in with you. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and Sakara (sakara.com/dontask and use code: dontask20). Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

2021-04-1453:402

Having trouble getting your kids to read books? Got an uncomfortable secret you need to share with a friend before they walk down the aisle? Comedian Paula Poundstone and Tig are here to help. Plus, Paula discusses interacting with her stand-up audiences and how she carries on conversations during dates. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig), Sakara (sakara.com/dontask, use code: dontask20), and the podcast Back From Broken. Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

2021-04-0742:171

Is it possible to have a successful run for public office even if you don’t end up winning? Andrew Yang looks back on his 2020 presidential bid and looks forward to his bid for mayor of New York City. Andrew also helps Tig advise listeners on setting boundaries if you’re an introvert, and how to gently let someone know that they’ve been calling you by the wrong name for a really long time. Get tickets to Don’t Ask Tig: Live! with Nick Kroll on April 8th at dontasktig.org/tickets! It helps support this public radio podcast! This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig). Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

2021-03-3139:082

Recorded live last December, Judd Apatow gets candid about mentorship and the ways that his personal life end up in his films. Tig and Judd give advice about initiating a breakup, motivating an unmotivated retiree to spice up his life, and getting an odorous co-worker to use deodorant. Want to check out video of the event? Get tickets to Don’t Ask Tig: Live! with Nick Kroll on April 8th at dontasktig.org/tickets! It helps support this public radio podcast! This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and Sakara (sakara.com/dontask and use code: dontask20).  Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. 
Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

2021-03-2447:142

Rebecca Walker shares her experience writing for Tig’s Amazon Prime series “One Mississippi” and what it was like growing up with a larger-than-life mother. Tig and Rebecca offer up their pearls of wisdom about teaching sexual boundaries to teens, de-scandalizing your child’s wedding music playlist, and how to stop unnecessarily apologizing. Get tickets to Don’t Ask Tig: Live! with Nick Kroll on April 8th at dontasktig.org/tickets! This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig).  Need advice?  Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.  
Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald

2021-03-1747:513

We're back! Molly Ringwald admits that she's terrible at giving teenagers advice (despite being a teen movie icon). Molly and Tig advise on dealing with lottery-winning family members, finding your life's purpose, and what to do with old love letters.   This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and Indeed (Indeed.com/Tig).   Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson

2021-01-2746:5310

Tig and Sarah Paulson give advice on receiving sub-par baked goods and correcting someone’s word usage. They also name a car and auction off a gavel! Don’t Ask Tig returns with new episodes March 10. This episode is sponsored by 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 Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny

2021-01-2042:127

Nora McInerny of Terrible, Thanks For Asking joins Tig to give advice on hard times, old friends, skater boys, and Cheap Johnnies.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and by Sakara (sakara.com/DontAsk) Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

2021-01-1343:563

Robin Roberts and Tig catch up on growing up in Mississippi in this chat from December. Plus, Tig and Robin advise on recreational space travel and making career choices, and they name a cat from Jersey! This episode is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/tig) and Betterhelp (betterhelp.com/tig discount code tig)Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil

2021-01-0644:5011

Jameela Jamil has the advice you need in the new year, whether you’re facing your nemesis or your own insecurities. Jameela and Tig talk bad kissers, loud roommates and how to stand up for yourself in all situations.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig) and by Sakara (sakara.com/DontAsk).Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

2020-12-1648:024

Reese Witherspoon drops in with her signature advice style: “super proper meets kinda country.” Reese and Tig advise on true love, trying to find friends, and how many gifts are too many gifts. Plus, they have some shoe recommendations for you.  Get tickets to Don’t Ask Tig: Live! with Judd Apatow on December 17th at dontasktig.org/tickets! This episode is sponsored by Headspace (headspace.com/tig) and BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay

2020-12-0938:007

Roxane Gay joins Tig to share her thoughts on gossip (good), cats (sometimes evil) and being social (it takes work!). Plus, Tig and Roxane trade advice for a girl stuck with a date who is “dull as tarnished silver.” Get tickets to Don’t Ask Tig: Live! with Judd Apatow on December 17th at dontasktig.org/tickets This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko Okatsuka

2020-12-0231:031

What if you accidentally broke up with your soulmate? Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka of “Let’s Go, Atsuko!” joins Tig to talk unrequited love, game shows gone wrong and mismatched hiking abilities. Get tickets to Don’t Ask Tig: Live! on December 17th at dontasktig.org/tickets This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

2020-11-2543:563

 Stephen Colbert flies in with some special holiday advice, complete with catty pilgrims and vegan eggnog. This episode is sponsored by Sakara (sakara.com/DontAskEarlyAccess) and BetterHelp Online Counseling (betterhelp.com/Tig).Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @DontAskTig.
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Comments (16)

Dee Bee

anyone know the lyrics to the opening song? thanks!

Apr 21st
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Mark

I second Paula. Take your time Tig, be the mother.

Apr 14th
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Mark

that f bomb was perfect.

Mar 24th
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Trisha Ross

Thank you for being on here

Mar 18th
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Teresa Wilkinson

you are a really great woman and enjoy your podcast, but I'm Australian and sometimes all I want to hear are Australian voices and our stories I don't think Americans understand how far the reach of your culture is across the world and it kind of dominates too much sometimes

Mar 3rd
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No thankyou

❤️

Jan 27th
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Mark

shout out to Chris Fairbanks!

Jan 20th
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Rana

I'm here for Gay ♥️

Dec 30th
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Rachel O'Leary

Dr Becky Heines🤣

Dec 13th
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Teresa Wilkinson

hi Tig, really enjoying these pods, funny, intelligent, insightful, delightful, and all your guests bring something fresh and interesting to the show 💫👍

Dec 12th
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Nickie Edwards

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Nov 26th
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Erin Duncan

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Nov 12th
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Millie Holliday

for the Bear BO question - I come from an area in the south where dear hunting is very common and there is an unscented deodorant specifically for hunting that one can use to mask their BO and human smells that all campers can use without fear of attracting large predators 🙂

Aug 25th
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Jared Simpson

Do comedians who stop getting specials just default to podcasts? The list is endless.

Aug 7th
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