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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee host Samantha Bee sits down for weekly unscripted, in-depth conversations with the best and rightest people about how to navigate the ever-changing world and what to laugh about along the way.
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Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

2021-09-2858:56

Samantha Bee sits down with activist, author, and founder of the Me Too movement, Tarana Burke to discuss her new memoir, Unbound, what it's like to realize Oprah knows your name, and if the world would have been a better place if we had just stuck with MySpace.
Ken Burns

Ken Burns

2021-09-2101:05:44

Samantha Bee sits down with legendary filmmaker Ken Burns to discuss his new project, Muhammad Ali, how to edit years worth of footage, the impact of streaming services, and working with your kids. Plus he dares to say there are too many podcasts--the horror!
Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro

2021-09-1401:02:051

Samantha Bee sits down with comedian Tig Notaro to talk about loving old people, cats that nurse raccoons, and her new animated comedy special, Drawn. Plus, Tig invites Sam's whole family to stay with her!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

2021-09-0754:37

Samantha Bee sits down with Joseph Gordon-Levitt to discuss how making music has changed in their lifetimes, what happens when tech gets ahead of the law, staying grateful, and the joys of visiting Sesame Street.
Sara Schaefer

Sara Schaefer

2021-08-3154:08

Samantha Bee sits down with comedian Sara Schaefer to talk about releasing a book during a pandemic, her miniature comedy club the Haha Hole, and what's scarier — live TV or cliff jumps.
Jen Psaki

Jen Psaki

2021-08-2442:202

Samantha Bee sits down with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to discuss her favorite parts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (hint: it's not the name), what to say to people who don't think childcare is infrastructure, and why people keep sending her hair berets (thanks Esther!).
Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford

2021-08-1701:00:091

Samantha Bee sits down with Emmy-nominee Bradley Whitford to discuss how The West Wing became "progressive porn," who in the Trump administration he would be cast to play, his new documentary Not Going Quietly, and his deep relationship with Sam's dad.
Samantha Bee sits down with Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to talk about the bipartisan infrastructure bill, electric vehicles, and if he'd like to travel to Space. Listen now for some out of this world answers!
In a special episode, Samantha Bee welcomes Twitter's unofficial gynecologist, Dr. Jen Gunter, back to the show to discuss her new book, The Menopause Manifesto, and tackle everything from reforming the word menopause, why women hate the word moist, and the joys of trolling dangerous feminine products on social media. This episode was initially recorded for the Commonwealth Club and Inforum.
Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner

2021-07-1354:562

Samantha Bee sits down with the legendary actor and director Rob Reiner to discuss when she saw This Is Spinal Tap with her grandmother, why Ted Cruz loves The Princess Bride, and joining Twitter just to take on Donald Trump.
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay

2021-07-0601:06:351

Samantha Bee sits down with Roxane Gay, The New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, to discuss everything from fixing your own plumbing, to the problems facing the publishing industry, and dealing with Twitter trolls.
Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn

2021-06-2901:09:21

Samantha Bee sits down with fashion legend Tim Gunn to talk about how he ended up on TV, the message we all send with our clothes, and to finally settle the debate on skinny jeans once and for all.
Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

2021-06-2201:09:58

Samantha Bee sits down with Padma Lakshmi to discuss the lasting impact of the pandemic on the restaurant industry, how to look at the immigrant experience through food, why everyone should spend at least a year of their life working in the service industry, and how to run a show with "Big Uterus Energy."
Charlotte Clymer

Charlotte Clymer

2021-06-1556:161

Samantha Bee sits down with activist and writer Charlotte Clymer to discuss why the military has historically been a bellwether for equality, why Republicans are hell-bent on curtailing trans rights, and the arm workout that comes with using a typewriter. Plus some strong opinions on cherry pits!
In a free bonus episode of Full Release for Stitcher Premium, Sam answers listener questions about interviewing people who don't like her (wow, rude!), being a boss-ass-bitch, and her very specific surprising pet peeve about journalists.
Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

2021-06-0801:05:031

Samantha Bee sits down with retired basketball star and Hall of Fame inductee Chris Bosh to talk about his new book Letters To A Young Athlete and discuss everything from paying student athletes and teaching his kids about civil rights, to living in the only fancy building in Toronto and keeping bees.
Jaime Harrison

Jaime Harrison

2021-06-0153:241

Samantha Bee sits down with DNC Chair Jaime Harrison to discuss the plan for the--gulp--2022 midterms, how to build on Joe Biden's early success, and how to turn off politics when it's your whole life.
Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill

2021-05-2501:05:092

Samantha Bee sits down with the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP-LDF Sherrilyn Ifill to discuss the one year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd, voter suppression tactics, and living in a world that is basically fact free.
Anna Faris

Anna Faris

2021-05-1801:06:532

Samantha Bee talks to fellow funny lady Anna Faris about podcasting, puzzles, pitching new shows, and being...too funny?
Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren

2021-05-1159:502

Samantha Bee talks with Senator Elizabeth Warren about her new book Persist, how childcare is the granny-panties of policy proposals, and whether or not Bailey would be allowed to have a puppy playdate with Major Biden.
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Comments (7)

Heidi M. Fanning

It's strange, I don't care about fashion, but I adore Tim Gunn. He is such a wholesome person who clearly loves art, so it's really impossible to dislike him!

Jun 30th
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Bea Nelson

LOVE the interview!

Jun 3rd
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Darnius Terix

super fun and informative, simply said...Good ol' Sammy B!

Nov 29th
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Akai Arnez

I absolutely enjoyed this podcast.... who knew I needed to hear a conversation on voting with Samantha Bee and Dan Rather??? ... Oh I know who .... God .. She knew😇

Nov 4th
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Bea Nelson

I love all your episodes and people you interview are so interesting! Thank you for taking my mind off the craziness of the world today.

Aug 27th
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Doug Stewart

Sam B and show, please have Andy Slavitt on the podcast and the TV show. (let me know if you need help reaching him)😎

Aug 19th
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Scarlet Bonnet

Would adore episodes with Katie Porter and Jake Tapper. So much opportunity for some smart snark with either of them + Sam B. Much ❤, stay safe.

Jul 18th
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