Popaganda Episode: Best Of Our Stories About Activism

As we’re taking a break from making new Popaganda episodes during July, we’re sharing four favorite stories on activism from our archives. First off, listen to an interview with comedian (and new political podcast host!) Hari Kondabolu. Then, we highlight an interview with problematic... Read more »

Comedian Aparna Nancherla on Puns, Family, and Her New Comedy Album

With her oddball wit, Aparna spins dorky puns into absurd ruminations on life. Read more »

Ooo! Comedian Jessica Williams Is Working on a New TV Pilot

Today is The Daily Show correspondent’s last day—but hopefully we’ll see more of Jessica Williams very soon.  Read more »

Comedian Negin Farsad Talks About "How to Make White People Laugh"

Iranian-American comedian Negin Farsad is equal parts subversive and hilarious.  Read more »

Want to Write a Memoir? Make Sure You Get a Therapist!

Advice from author and comedian Sara Benincasa, whose new book is called “Real Artists Have Day Jobs.” Read more »

Backtalk: Letting Go of Likability

This week, we’re joined by the hosts of podcast Good Muslim/Bad Muslim, Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorkbakhsh, to talk about how gender and race impact who’s seen as “likable”—and what that means both for Hillary Clinton and for the rest of us. At last summer’s Girls Write Now awards... Read more »

"2 Dope Queens" is the Hands-Down Funniest Podcast I've Ever Heard

Comedian Phoebe Robinson talks with us about the show, which delves into issues of gender, race, and pop culture.  Read more »

Cameron Esposito's Comedy Acts As a Pressure Valve For Frustrated Feminists

In “Marriage Material,” she steers our collective anger into cathartic punchlines. Read more »

In "Sisters," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Throw a Big, Dumb, Hilarious Party

In the new comedy, the duo blows off the same dopey steam that male comedians do in endless films.  Read more »

Comedy is Great for Recovering Perfectionists

Good comedians make comedy look easy. They get up on stage in a room full of strangers hoping that their set will strike a chord, get some laughs, and it's a job well done.  Comedian Jenny Yang talks about how to “befriend your fears” and get onstage.  Read more »