Ask Iliza Anything
By Iliza Shlesinger | Wondery
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Comedian Iliza Shlesinger has a unique outlook on life. From the best way to eat Sour Patch Kids to the least offensive way to break up with a friend, Iliza has cultivated a hilarious take on society's problems, ranging from thought-provoking to rage-fueled. She enjoys nothing more than giving life advice to total strangers, sometimes with a celebrity guest in tow. She's here for you to ask about life and ask about yourself, so ask Iliza anything.
||ExplicitEmily Osment||Iliza and actress Emily Osment (The Kominsky Method, Young & Hungry) give listeners advice and discuss the worst Christmas songs and who would win in a fight. This week's sponsors: Fabletics: Get 2 pairs of leggings for $24 when you sign up for VIP at fabletics.com/iliza. Living Proof: Visit livingproof.com/iliza and use code ILIZA to get a free sample of dry shampoo with your order. Burst Oral: Go to burstoralcare.com to get your rose gold BURST sonic toothbrush today and use code ILIZA at checkout for 10% off your order.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPack Mentality||Iliza explains unimportant vendettas, where to find friends, and how she lures strangers into having dinner with her. This week's sponsors: Hello Fresh: Visit www.hellofresh.com/iliza60 and use code iliza60 for $60 off your first 3 boxes. BURST Oral Care: Go to www.burstoralcare.com to get your BURST sonic toothbrush today and use code ILIZA at checkout to get 10% off your order.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRebecca Serle||Author and screenwriter Rebecca Serle joins Iliza to advise listeners on wearing whatever they want, how to start writing, and how to react to someone knocking on your public bathroom stall. If you live in Los Angeles, you can see Rebecca and Iliza discussing Rebecca's book "The Dinner List" at The Grove Barnes & Noble on November 28th! This week's sponsors: Poshmark: Get $5 off your first purchase if you use invite code ASKILIZA when you sign up. Stitch Fix: Visit stitchfix.com/iliza and you'll get an extra 25% when you keep all items in your box.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou're My Roz||Iliza realizes she's living her Frasier fantasies, explains who she thinks has BDE, and asks listeners to tell their grandmas the truth.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoey Diaz||Comedian Joey Diaz brings a new perspective to AIA as he joins Iliza to talk about the Comedy Store, how every woman has game, and what makes him feel alive. This week's sponsors: BURST Oral Care: Go to www.burstoralcare.com to get your BURST sonic toothbrush today and if you use code ILIZA at checkout, you'll get 10% off your order. Living Proof: Visit www.livingproof.com/iliza and use the code ILIZA to get a free sample of dry shampoo with purchase.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPot Bellies Out||It's 2018 and we finally learn whether Ross and Rachel were on a break. Iliza also talks about deliberate controversy and recommends against small talk.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJustin Willman||Magician/comedian Justin Willman helps Iliza address listeners' questions about overly flirty friends, what's off limits in marriage, and what the most useful magical abilities would be in real life. This week's sponsor: Living Proof: Visit www.livingproof.com/iliza and use code ILIZA to get a free sample of dry shampoo with purchase.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnjelah Johnson||Comedian Anjelah Johnson and Iliza bond over touring and tell listeners about the healing properties of pho and who they'd trade places with if given the chance.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJo Koy||Iliza is joined by comedian Jo Koy who helps her remind people she's not a licensed therapist, explains hugging vs handshake etiquette, and theorizes why women love tacos.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMay Nip||Iliza welcomes you to the first ever episode of Ask Iliza Anything, where she answers questions about her tour, explains how to gain a baby's trust, and discusses why whispering can be so much more authoritative than yelling.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing Ask Iliza Anything||Ask Iliza Anything is a fun life advice and discussion podcast where comedian Iliza Shlesinger answers your questions. Sometimes a celebrity friend will drop by and they'll give their opinion and sometimes it's just Iliza. This is a podcast that's here for you to ask about life, to ask about yourself, and to ASK ILIZA ANYTHING. Go on now, don't be shy.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Doing What Iliza Loves Most: Complaining!
I tried to get on board with this podcast. I really did! I've listened to every episode since the beginning, and I'm stopping because I am clearly not Truth and Iliza's target audience. But I'm still giving her 3 stars because I'm sure someone out there will enjoy it. But it's not me, and here's why.
Iliza styles her podcast as a 45 minute "kvetch" session, which I thought could be hilarious until I realized her problems are almost exclusively "Hollywood" problems and "hot girl" problems. Maybe it's just the way show's format unfolds. Maybe I'm used to Marc Maron's personal honesty and humility. Or maybe I'm just not getting the joke, but Iliza comes off as mean-spirited and snobby, and with a lack of self-awareness that, if present, might still make this podcast pretty great.
Usually I love mean-spirited humor (Tosh, Jeselnik) but there's nothing tongue-in-cheek about the way Iliza presents herself. Every time she wines she draws a class divide between her and the people who might actually buy tickets to see her, and I'm bored with it. There's too much good comedy on iTunes to waste time listening to anything you don't love 100% of the time and unless you're hot, female, and a little rich, you might not.
Having said all that I love Shlesinger's stand-up. If she changed her format and didn't insist on 45 minutes of first-world-problems-without-zero-awareness-of-how-trivial-they-actually-sound, I'd probably still listen.
If you find her funny then I just don't know what to say. She tries way too hard and is just simply never even slightly humorous...or even particularly insightful. She's really just very annoying. That's all.
Wow, pretty negative.
I listened to the Joe Rogan episode, at least the first half of it. After that hearing her talk about how people who don’t make it in Hollywood should be forced to leave I had to turn it off. I’ve met people like her in my own life and they’re intolerable to be around. She’d say she’s just honest, but, honest or not, it’s pretty nasty and depressing.