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It's me, your friend Busy Philipps! My creative partner Caissie St. Onge & I love making things that we believe people need & will love & we’ve had so many plans. We had plans to do a TV show that would shake up late night! And we think it kinda did! For six months. We adored our genius, scrappy creative team at “Busy Tonight” as much as we loved our audience, so when we broke the news that we’d been canceled, we vowed to get back up & make even bigger plans to invent a whole new way of doin ...
 
Let's talk about some of life's simple and deepest truths! A solo podcast about any and everything from existentialism to your typical love life bullcrap. Life is a winding road of twists and turns, with plenty of talking to do in betweensoooo, let's talk! I believe our purpose in this place is to evolve! Just like everything! We have been stuck in a rut, but the end is coming. It’s time that we raise our vibrations and journey upwards in consciousness. Collectively, but first, Individually! ...
 
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Caissie St. Onge: This week, Busy and Caissie did their best at some pretty basic stuff, but nevertheless, they are proud of it! Plus, they discuss the Vulture profile of Joss Whedon & try to finally get to the bottom of what cryptocurrency is & why celebrities are suddenly tweeting about NFTs. Does anybody cry? You’ll find out! SPONSORS: HelixSlee…
 
This week, Busy’s got a sick co-worker & a sick kid & one less set of sheets. But she’s doing her best! Even when it’s cold outside, Busy’s just “Dolly Parton-ing It!” She also shares something at which she hasn’t been doing her best. Meanwhile, Caissie is thinking a lot about the actual meaning of self-care AND she tells the Nicolas Cage story she…
 
Busy & Caissie are back from their various holiday breaks. They missed you! Did they make any New Year’s resolutions? Are they sticking to them? How did Busy’s attempt at posting a thirst trap go? What should that little nub of armpit fat be called? What unusual Christmas gifts did Caissie receive? The answers to all this and more are in this episo…
 
It’s Christmas Eve-eve-EVE! And Busy & Caissie are alternately freaking out while trying to stay calm about Omicron. Can it still be a magical holiday? Probably not in the way we all hoped it would be, but nevertheless, they’re doing their best. And they have a few things they’d like to say to all of you who have spent time hanging out with BPIDHB …
 
This week, Busy is not feeling her best & is on a bit of bed rest. Caissie had a truly terrible bad day that she is still not quite over, clearly. And regarding the broken Snowbaby saga, a possible solution has hit a bit of a snafu. Then, Busy’s former LMU classmate & the showrunner of “One Day at a Time,” Gloria Calderón Kellett stops by to talk a…
 
This week, Busy feels like her podcast energy is unhinged. Caissie isn’t feeling like anything, especially Christmas. But they’re doing their best! Find out how Busy inadvertently started a massive Hollywood rumor, which Beatle she wants to bone & who she’s not gonna talk about! TRIGGER WARNING: This episode does contain conversation about self-har…
 
This week, Busy discusses how the third time was the charm when seeing Harry Styles. And she breaks down what happened on the float during the Thanksgiving Day parade & why she had a panic attack right on the Peacock. Caissie talks about what happened during Thanksgiving dinner at her house & how a potentially devastating disaster was narrowly aver…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie discuss the problematic origins of Thanksgiving as we know them & suggest alternative themes for celebration. Plus, they discuss whether gossip is ever okay or not, and they reveal a giant lie they once told a bunch of people. As Busy prepares to mount a giant Peacock to ride through Times Square in the Macy’s Day Parade, …
 
This week, Busy & Caissie attempt an experiment where instead of recording the podcast all at once, they record a little bit every day. How did they do? You’ll find out! Plus Busy has a couple important announcements to make because there are a couple of big changes happening in her life. And Caissie shares a customer service experience that almost…
 
This week, it’s just Busy & Caissie. Biz suspects someone of sabotage & Cais explains how to slide slightly into more debt while actually physically injuring yourself enacting a plan that was specifically engineered to keep you from injuring yourself! They explore the online dragging of a certain celebrity fella who authored a certain social media …
 
This week, Caissie tries to share some thrifting tips with Busy, who suspects she’s maybe been at least slightly swindled her whole life. Then, actors, writers, directors & beloved hilarious internet stars, Brian Jordan Alvarez & Stephanie Koenig swing through to talk about their new project, “A Spy Movie” & their hopes that it goes *BIG VIRAL*! Sp…
 
Busy’s back to work on Girls5Eva, exhausted and unfiltered. Find out what happened right before that time Taylor Swift Facetimed her in the jungle! Caissie is also dishing a little bit of goss on a celebrity who has a fascinating phobia. They’re both doing their best at some things, including overcoming Busy’s loose microphone cord, which did cause…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie are guestless & a little bit restless. Find out what happened when Busy found herself alone and a little stoned with a small electric device. And speaking of energy, Busy feels like there’s a weird one between her & Caissie. Is Caissie being mean to Busy? You decide! SPONSORS: ZocDoc.com/DoingHerBest Download the app to si…
 
This week, Biz & Cais are still trying to get to the bottom of who IS a bad art friend. Plus, Busy had another theater drama. Good news, though, there is a small crack in the clouds over her recent hasty move to temporary housing. You’ll get this joke when you listen! Then, their friend, actor John Ross Bowie from “The Big Bang Theory” and “Speechl…
 
This week Busy and Caissie discuss how the after-effects of Busy’s retreat are holding up. Is she still feeling the bliss? Caissie talks about what she thinks is the difference between a job and a calling, and somebody cries a couple times. You’ll find out who! Then, the truly wonderful BenDeLaCreme swings through to talk about RuPaul’s Drag Race, …
 
This week, things are a little different. Busy has returned from her retreat at last and has lots and lots to share with everyone. Is she feeling her best? Find out! Then, actor Piper Perabo dials in to talk about the pivot that changed her career even though she’d already been acting for many years. SPONSORS: Zocdoc.com/DoingHerBest to download th…
 
This episode was pre-recorded at the end of last week in preparation for Busy’s absence *this* week as she attends “Crying Camp.” Busy and Caissie did their bests to predict how the Emmys would turn out and how Busy would handle it if the retreat tried to make her drink unfiltered water without electrolytes. Were they right about anything? Find out…
 
As Busy prepares to go off to “crying camp” she and Caissie reflect on how they did their best despite the heaviness this week has carried, but also how much lighter they both are feeling. Perhaps that’s because their guests are two of their dearest friends, the hosts of the Stay F. Homekins podcast, comedian Paul F. Tompkins and actor/writer Janie…
 
Busy & Caissie are doing their best, but, not gonna lie, it’s been a rough several days…in our world, in our country and in Busy’s flooded basement. However, this episode’s guest appearance is rare and special. Once in a lifetime, really. This week marks 7 years since Joan Rivers has been gone and, by chance, Caissie recently found a long-lost inte…
 
This week Busy arrived back in New York & was immediately faced with an impossible task. Did she succeed? You’ll find out! Caissie is doing her best to have perspective. She also reveals her recently discovered secret that can help you when you’re looking in the mirror & about to make a bad hair decision. Then iconic comedic actress Julia Duffy joi…
 
This week, Biz & Cais are doing their best. But, things *could* be better. What do they have to worry about? Worms, getting needles stuck in places they’d rather not, finding out what the doctor at the end of that needle has to say, loneliness, neediness and whether or not they’ll ever be able to make a playlist on Spotify. Then, star (and writer) …
 
It’s the one year anniversary of “Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best” and Busy and Caissie are celebrating by…having some sound issues! Whatever, it’s fine. See the name of the podcast. Busy isn’t really sure what she’s doing her best at, but she knows what isn’t going so great for her right now. She does successfully guess what happened to Caissie th…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie welcome a guest co-host, their friend & American Horror Story star, Leslie Grossman! They discuss how they are each doing their best. Topics include old Hollywood tricks for dealing with farts, anti-vaxxer angst, literally taping your own mouth shut, why celebrities can’t stop bragging about not bathing, how Sarah Paulson …
 
This week, Busy and Caissie continue to break every podcast rule by doing another audio unboxing where nobody can see what is being unboxed and just have to take their word for how cool everything is! Caissie has a vision for yet another invention that she thinks could be a life-changer for her, but Busy worries that her inventions that never come …
 
Busy and Caissie are back after an unplanned week off last week and Busy can finally tell everyone about the big secret she has been doing her best at keeping! It’s a good one! Meanwhile, Caissie fills us in on the reason there was no podcast last week and how she’s been doing her best at handling that. PLUS, B and C have an in-depth discussion of …
 
This week, Busy and Caissie are both away from home. Busy is in South Carolina, and Caissie is on a road trip, calling in from the Radisson in Duluth, Minnesota and a Taco Bell parking lot in Wyoming. They both are doing their best at some things, but let’s be honest, they could always be doing better! Caissie talks about visiting Prince’s shoes at…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie are hanging out with guest co-host, Ashley Ray, whose standup is currently being featured on HBO Max’s Queer Comedy Showcase “Human By Orientation” & they’re all doing their best in their own ways. Topics include: hosting THE party of the half century, how to get hotel upgrades using psychological tactics, meat etiquette, …
 
This week, Busy and Caissie welcome guest co-host, comedian, Chris Gethard. They discuss his new special “Half My Life” and share what they’ve been doing their bests at this week. Even though her kids listen to the podcast, Caissie gets real about something bad that happened in the bedroom and Busy takes pride in not getting into it with a stranger…
 
This week, Busy and Caissie talk to influencer, Megababe entrepreneur, body acceptance activist and author of the amazing book “Body Talk,” Katie Sturino about the pivot that took her from doing PR for others to launching a career that our thighs can’t thank her enough for! Then…open your hearts, open your minds, because medium Jamie Vos Love calls…
 
This week, Busy and Caissie welcome their friend, co-host of the “Add to Cart” podcast, Kulap Vilaysack! The women share what they are doing their bests at this week and their deepest, most shameful shape wear secrets. Busy teases everyone with a big announcement and Caissie talks about the one thing she really is kind of bitter about not being rec…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie have a very *special* guest co-host, from “Special” on Netflix it’s the Emmy-nominated Punam Patel! The women share what they tried to do their best at this week, and Busy shares a misadventure in solo parenting that had her spiraling so hard this past weekend she “couldn’t even Instagram story it”! Then, actor, writer, di…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie welcome guest co-host, Danielle Henderson. She’s a TV writer, has a podcast “I Saw What You Did,” is the author of the new memoir “The Ugly Cry” which Augusten Burroughs says is the funniest memoir he has ever read AND is the person that once got Caissie & her husband so drunk their teenage son had to drive them home from …
 
This week, Busy & Caissie welcome guest co-host, writer, actor, director, LGBTBIA+ activist, disability advocate & the hilarious creator & star of “Special” on Netflix, Ryan O’Connell! They talk about what they are doing their best at this week & Caissie reveals her mind-blowing Ben & J. Lo theory. Then guest, Jessica St. Clair is here to discuss h…
 
This week, Busy & Caissie welcome a guest co-host Trevor Noah called a “cultural icon,” author Rebecca Carroll. The women discuss Rebecca’s memoir “Surviving the White Gaze” and also how success is hard to define and also how sometimes you are so tired and upset you hit send on a scathing email you don’t remember in the morning. Then, comedic power…
 
This week, Busy and Caissie welcome Busy’s sister Leigh Ann as their guest co-host. Find out how the Philipps sisters pulled off the Mother’s Day surprise of a lifetime! Then, Tony and Grammy Award winner and Busy’s Girls5Eva co-star Renee Elise Goldsberry swings by to talk about the alternate career path she almost took. Then Busy reveals how she …
 
This week, Busy and Caissie are joined by guest co-host, comedian and SiriusXM host Michelle Collins, to discuss Busy’s potential future wardrobe malfunction, the time Caissie witnessed an unfortunate celebrity liver cleanse incident and Michelle relives the time she tried her best interviewing Harry Styles. Plus, Ben Affleck’s big week being the m…
 
This week, Busy is in a full mood as she & Caissie welcome guest co-host, creator & writer of Girls5eva, Meredith Scardino! Busy confesses how she blew it at mom drinks, Caissie shares an unexpected surprise that showed up in her inbox & they all dissect the latest sex cult news. Plus, Happy Endings & Black Monday star, Casey Rose Wilson, stops by …
 
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