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On Good Friend, Jamie Lee Curtis sits down for a conversation with her closest friends and people she just wants to get to know better. Jamie and her guests tell the truth about friendship, discuss how to deal with conflict between friends and how to know when it’s time to let a friendship go. These are unscripted conversations that reveal the ins and outs of friendship and explore what it means to be a truly good friend.
 
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On today's episode of Good Friend, Jamie speaks with her friend Melanie Griffith. They discuss being the daughters of Hitchcock blondes, how they met, and the importance of reconnecting with friends. Tune in to find out how Melanie found herself with a full-grown lion in her room as a child. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
On today's episode of Good Friend, Jamie has a funny and warm conversation with her friend, Diana Walker. Diana and Jamie share a love of photography, and Diana is a professional with a storied career. Tune in to hear about how they met, Diana's views on friendship, and join in on the debate over a certain roll of film. See omnystudio.com/listener …
 
On this episode of Good Friend, Jamie has a conversation with her friends Merrily Eckel and Jan Cox. They make up a triumvirate that originally came together because of their children. Over time, however, the three of them have created a wonderful shared friendship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnyst…
 
Today Jamie has a conversation with Cathy Waterman, someone who has taught her as much about friendship as anyone she knows. They discuss the importance of friendship without judgment, finding a friend who is your "missing piece," and how their time rock climbing together is a great metaphor for their friendship. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
 
On today's episode, Jamie sits down with Naomi Foner for a beautiful conversation about their friendship. They discuss the importance of curiosity and honesty, how their families have brought them closer together, and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor…
 
Today, Jamie talks to Cassandra Grey and Samantha Ronson, who are friends and partners. Cassandra and Samantha talk about how they met, discuss having family members as friends and talk about knowing when it’s to let friends go. Plus Samantha gives Jamie headphone wearing tips! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.co…
 
This week, Jamie speaks with her one of her very best friends, Suzanne Yankovic. She’s the kind of friend who is so close that people regularly ask Jamie how Suzanne’s doing. Tune in to find out all about their friendship and the meaning of their nickname for each other, F.I.A. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.co…
 
This week, Jamie sits down with musicians Margaret Glaspy and Emily King. Yes -- the Emily King responsible for the Good Friend theme song! They discuss the meaning of the song ‘Good Friend’, the loneliness of making art and their favorite songs about friendship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudi…
 
On the season two premiere of Good Friend, Jamie leans in for a conversation with her friend Demi Moore. They discuss how small gestures can have a large impact in a friendship, the difficulty of keeping in touch with friends when you finish a movie project and importance of female friendships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart…
 
Good Friend with Jamie Lee Curtis is back with 16 all-new episodes! This season Jamie once again sits down to have heartfelt, deep and insightful conversations all about friendship. Guests include Demi Moore, Dani Shapiro and Jennifer Grey. The first episode premieres next Thursday, February 17th. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ihe…
 
Today Jamie talks with her friend Ruth Pontvianne -- or as Jamie says, "Truth" Pontvianne. Ruthie is a healer and longtime friend who isn't afraid to be honest -- and that's a great thing. Find out why Jamie thinks Ruth should be the Czar of Mindfulness on this episode of Good Friend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnet…
 
On this episode of Good Friend, Jamie talks with her husband Christopher Guest and his best friend David Nichtern. Christopher and David were born two weeks apart and have been friends since a very early age. They talk about their shared love of music and how their friendship has evolved over the years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://w…
 
On today's Good Friend Jamie talks to best friends Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff. They tell Jamie about how they were inseparable during their time together in the musical Spring Awakening, the only time they had a big fight, and the beauty of growing as friends through all of life's changes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartp…
 
On this episode of Good Friend, Jamie has a deep conversation with partners Mark Nepo and Susan McHenry. They discuss how you can be a better friend by honoring your limitations, the beauty of feeling natural and comfortable with a friend, and how sometimes it’s OK to encourage conflict to reach a better place. Learn more about your ad-choices at h…
 
This week Jamie talks to Amanda de Cadenet, a friend she wants to get to know better. They compare their demeanors as teenagers, discuss the right way to let go of toxic relationships, and talk about how your friends can become your family. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
This week Jamie talks with Michelle Williams about how books cemented their friendship. They discuss how art can bring people together and how friends can have a lasting impact on your life — even when you don’t see them every day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor…
 
On today's episode of Good Friend, Jamie talks with her friend Niecy Nash and Niecy's 'hersband' Jessica Betts. Niecy and Jessica tell Jamie heartwarming stories about how they met and how Niecy didn't even know their first date was a date. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
Jamie talks with her good friends Jennifer Garner and Judy Greer about the beginnings of their friendship, how to make time for friends when life gets in the way, and whether or not it's OK to break up with a friend over email. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
On the premiere episode of Good Friend, Jamie has a conversation with her new friend Lena Dunham. They talk about the intense friendships that inspired the show Girls, how to know when it’s time to move on from a friend group, and how knowing yourself better can help you become a good friend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpo…
 
On Good Friend, Jamie Lee Curtis sits down for a conversation about friendship with both her closest friends and people she just wants to get to know better. Jamie and her guests tell the truth about friendship, discuss how to deal with conflict between friends and how to know when it’s time to let a friendship go. These are unscripted conversation…
 
Abigail Tucker in her book, Mom Genes, explains how mothers’ brains are transformed during pregnancy. And as far as transformations go, this is the final episode of Five Things that Make Life Better. All 150 episodes are available at lisabirnbach.com as well as on apple podcasts, google play, stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio etc. Watch this space fo…
 
Senator Al Franken has returned to civilian life. He is a hands-on grandpa, a podcaster, a talker, and a policy wonk. When we met for breakfast recently -- duly separated by 6 feet -- he was interrupted constantly by supportive New Yorkers urging him to run for something, anything. He still wants to help Americans, by providing help for the needy o…
 
You already know Kenneth Cole from his irreverent messaging, cool footwear, and from his longstanding, passionate support for HIV-Aids research. But now Kenneth is trying to help people find the courage to deal with their mental health issues, through the Mental Health Coalition, a group of resources that you can find online at TheMentalHealthCoali…
 
Who is the cool jeweler on the block? It is Marla, whirlwind on Instagram. In real life she gave up a substantial career in Corporate America to make jewelry inspired by hardware -- tools and gizmos. Now she gives away charms to single moms and is raising money for the hurting restaurant business through a sterling silver chair. Lisa Birnbach’s 5 T…
 
We may be two white women talking about this judicial moment, but the Minneapolis police brutality case was a crucible for everyone in this country, regardless of race. Is progress a victory? What about the hundreds of other police brutality cases from coast to coast? How will the national curriculum change and how will that change affect the thous…
 
Nancy Jo Sales is known for her ability to connect with “the youths” of America. Her new book, Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno, is a window into how the apps have taken over our lives both from interviews, and from being a subject of her own experimentation with the apps. In this week’s podcast interview, Lisa Birnbach di…
 
In her illustrious career as a filmmaker, Liz Garbus has made films that make you think, and often, make you act. Her documentaries have earned countless awards, and she has added scripted films to her portfolio. Her newest movie, All In: The Fight for Democracy is of the moment. With Stacey Abrams as her guide, she shows us both historically and p…
 
The cards weren't stacked for writer/actor Annabelle Gurwitch when she divorced. If she sold her house, she would never be able to buy back into the real estate market, so she had to find a new way to earn. With trepidation, she began renting out a bedroom to strangers. As a funny, thoughtful, and woke writer, Annabelle writes about regaining her f…
 
You know her from her major roles in meaty tv series, but Gloria Reuben is one of the most prominent women of color to lead an international environmental organization, the Waterkeeper Alliance. With 350 groups under its watch, the goal of the alliance is to provide clean water to the people who live within its purviews. How does this busy actress/…
 
Guests Joey and Daniella Pantoliano talk frankly and with humor about their own struggles with mental health. The award-winning actor (The Soprano's, Memento, The Matrix) and his daughter, a filmmaker have just launched a new podcast, “No Kidding, Me Too” to fight the stigma of talking about emotional troubles of all kinds. Daniella’s Five Things: …
 
Meet Joyce White Vance, the MSNBC legal analyst, law professor, podcaster, and chicken raiser (among her many talents). You know her from tv where she uses her experience as a prosecutor to explain the consequences of the bad and very bad behavior we experienced for four years. An incredibly well-rounded person, the five things that make her life b…
 
Lisa Birnbach’s guest this week, Journalist Mark Harris, met the director Mike Nichols when he directed "Angels in America", the iconic play written by Harris' husband, Tony Kushner, for HBO. The Broadway and film director of "Barefoot in the Park," "The Graduate", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", "Carnal Knowledge", "Heartburn," "The Real Thing" …
 
Lisa Birnbach chats with journalist Casey Schwartz, who was offered her first Adderall during her first semester in college. The concentration! The ability to focus became the best thing in her life; more appealing than hanging with her friends. Eventually Casey had to tackle what had become an addiction. She decided to interview scientists in the …
 
Lisa Birnbach invites Norm Eisen to remind us why the nation may still survive despite the acquittal of Donald Trump after his second impeachment. Norm's background, intelligence, and optimism make him the perfect guest for this week. Also, did you know that Norm was a first-generation American who grew up in Los Angeles with a dad who owned a hamb…
 
Chris Frantz has it all — a great story, a wife he adores, and membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Drummer and co-founder of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Frantz joins Lisa to discuss his new memoir. Travels with the Ramones, working and falling out with David Byrne, love, marijuana, and happiness with Tina Weymouth, and a recording stu…
 
After watching Mary Trump speak out for months on tv, it was terrific to have a longer conversation with the author, a psychologist by training and the niece of the former president. Which is her favorite of his three wives (so far), why was the Trump homestead so toxic, and after all is said and done, is Donald intelligent? You won't want to miss …
 
If you think the oath of office of the president is sacred, wait until you hear the true meaning of "conservancy of the Union" as explained by Lisa's guest this week - former FBI special agent - and now MSNBC contributor, Frank Figliuzzi. If the FBI has been compromised, what happens to what Frank calls the 7 C's he lays out in his new book, The FB…
 
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