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Lit with Melinda Hill

47 EpisodesProduced by melinda hillWebsite

Comedian Melinda Hill talks about things, people and experiences that light her up and creatives who are making their dreams come true.Past guests include: Margaret Cho, Ben Lee, Tara Strong, EG Daily, Grey DeLisle, Yassir Lester, Broadway Barbara, Danny Zuker, Liz Feldman, and many more. Hosted on … read more

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Sitting N Spinning w/ Debbie Jhoon

April 13th, 2023


Melinda catches up with the gorgeous and amazing Debbie Jhoon on all that has transpired since they came up together in the LA storytelling scene, reading personal essays together at the fab Sit N Spin show at Comedy …

Dangerous Cookies w/ Drew Droege

March 27th, 2023


Melinda and Drew reminisce about their friendship spanning from their humble beginnings in an improv troupe called Dangerous Cookies, how Los Feliz happy hours led to becoming next door neighbours in paradise & how …

Melinda's Manifestation Manual

March 21st, 2023


Melinda shares how to harness the power of the Equinox to manifest your dreams and live your best life in 2023.

Topics covered

1) How to be a winner by creating Winventory, Wintuition, Winsights, Wintentions

2) How to …

A Beautiful Day w/ Jennifer Day

March 14th, 2023


Melinda reconnects with old friend and fabulous astrologer Jennifer Day (website to talk planetary alignment and enjoys …

Put a Ring on It! (My Engagement Story)

March 7th, 2023


This is the story of my engagement from ring shopping to double proposals at Ojai valley Inn and Two Bunch Palms Resorts. I always love to hear …

Caroline Portu: Protect Your Voice

February 28th, 2023


The bride from LOVE, WEDDINGS AND OTHER DISASTERS stops by to chat about her role in the upcoming film and how she got her voice back.--- This …

Dennis Staroselsky: Own Your Power

February 28th, 2023


Melinda's LOVE, WEDDINGS AND OTHER DISASTERS castmate Dennis Staroselky (also known for DETROIT directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, THE DEUCE, NURSE JACKIE, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA) drops by to process …

5 Ways to Be There For a Friend Who Is Having Marriage Troubles

February 27th, 2023

We’ve all been there: You’re out for girls’ night and one of your friends is complaining about her husband. Or, worse, she’s on the phone with you describing how her marriage is currently in a freefall and begging you …

I went on a date with my dead ex-boyfriend

February 22nd, 2023

This is a very special episode. It is near and dear to my heart. Have you ever wanted to have one last chance to say things to a deceased loved one? …

I Gamified the Dating Apps with This Spreadsheet Method

February 13th, 2023

On this episode, we start things off with 'Texts fm My Friends' and then I'll share with you the special spreadsheet method that I personally used to gamify the dating apps. Also included: Packing Essentials for YOUR …

My Self-Partnered Honeymoon Accidentally Manifested My Fiancé

February 6th, 2023

So this episode is about the concept of a self-partnered honeymoon, how I came up with it, why I did it and my whole experience and journey with it. …

My Year of Dicks w/ Pamela Ribon & Sara Gunnarsdóttir

January 18th, 2023


Pamela Ribon explains how she parlayed her year of dating dicks into a memoir and a spot on the Oscar short list while her director Sara Gunnarsdóttir visits from Iceland.  Melinda aspires to delegation and automation …

The Cult of Podcasting w/ Ben Lee

January 11th, 2023


Musician Ben Lee shares how to add value and create community by podcasting with Ione Skye, how to make relationships work and how to escape a cult + …

Becoming Broadway Barbara w/ Leah Sprecher

January 4th, 2023


You know Broadway Barbara from her viral videos, Fosse tutorials and her sold out live shows but do you know the secrets of Broadway Barbara? Melinda …

The Superhero is You w/ Steve Zim

June 28th, 2022


Personal trainer Steve Zim, who trains Marvel characters and also trained Melinda for LOVE, WEDDINGS AND OTHER DISASTERS, stops by to share his process for writing four books and becoming #1 on Amazon and his new …

Trust Your Instincts w/ Nicole Paone

November 26th, 2020

Nicole Paone stops by on Thanksgiving to talk about her movie FRIENDSGIVING. The first feature Nicole wrote and directed is produced by Ben Stiller’s …

How to Be Better Now w/ Holly Ramos

November 26th, 2020


Holly Ramos is an iconic singer song-writer and frequent collaborator of Jesse Malin's who discusses her new album about healing scars and making …

Nerd Circus w/ Todd Stashwick

November 23rd, 2020


Melinda's LOVE, WEDDINGS AND OTHER DISASTERS cast mate Todd Stashwick shares how the movie helped him process his father's passing. As a writer, actor and alumnus of Second City, he also explains his creative process …

Listen to Your Inner Voice(s) w/ Tara Strong

November 18th, 2020


Ray of sunshine Tara Strong chats about the extreme positivity that saves her, bullying, the #MeToo and #BLM movements, activism, veganism, voice …

Accessible Activism w/ Jason Daley Kennedy

November 18th, 2020


Meditation teacher and founder of Meditation for Assholes, accessible activist, husband and parent of three adopted children Jason Daley Kennedy …

Fixing Up Houses Instead of Men w/ Grey DeLisle-Griffin

November 18th, 2020


Grey is a prolific voice actress, comedian, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and super manifestor. The little girl whose mom forgot to take her to …

Story Queen w/ Kristen McGuiness

November 18th, 2020


Navigating the journey from growing up with a drug dealer dad to becoming a bestselling author and writing coach, Kristen McGuiness discusses what she finds inappropriate about parenting in a pandemic, how to craft and …

How to Become a TikTok Star w/ Stephen Kramer Glickman

November 18th, 2020


Stephen of Big Time Rush fame discusses how he turned a devastating deadbeat dad debacle into a network TV show and his Tik-tok formula for attaining …

All Apologies w/ Paul Gilmartin

November 13th, 2020


The host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour discusses how to pivot out of toxic masculinity and the power of taking responsibility for one's actions.

INAPPROPRIATE conversation w/ Mary Lynn Rajskub & Melinda Hill

November 13th, 2020


Mary Lynn stops by Melinda's virtual screening to discuss her new comedy special "Inappropriate" now avail at

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Cancel Culture & Wet Ass Pussy w/ Margaret Cho

November 12th, 2020


Margaret reflects on Cardi B's WAP, where cancel culture makes cancelled people go, and overcoming invisibility as an Asian woman in comedy on the …

Primary Purpose w/ Ant

August 20th, 2020


Fresh off of Tinder, comedian Ant has been many things: a flight attendant who became an overnight comedy sensation, a judge on LAST COMIC STANDING, and a TV star with a secret drug habit but today he is clear that his …

CAKE w/ Dwayne Perkins

July 29th, 2020


Dwayne Perkins chats about his process for staying positive & prolific with his unique CAKE system which helped him write, produce and star in a …

The Self-made Struggle is Real w/ Tom Stern

July 22nd, 2020


Tom Stern, filmmaker, writer, director known for FREAKED,  KEVIN HART'S GUIDE TO BLACK HISTORY, ANDY MILONAKIS SHOW, CRANK YANKERS and more, discusses overcoming depression, self medicating induced psychotic breaks, and …

Punk Pilates w/ Billy Morrison

May 19th, 2020


Billy Idol guitarist/Royal Machines co-founder/ fine art painter Billy Morrison discusses his journey from a heroin addiction that had him pushing a …

Truth is Beauty w/ Michelle L’Amour

May 19th, 2020


Fabulous Michelle, prolific burlesque superstar who was banned from YouTube, overcame the heartbreak of alopecia when she stopped hiding and realized …

Feeling is Healing w/ Myq Kaplan

May 19th, 2020


Vegan activist comedian Myq Kaplan (from Conan and Comedy Central) walks us through overcoming divorce and high school hardships with the healing …

Self Awareness is key w/ Yassir Lester

May 12th, 2020


Yassir Lester from Showtime's BLACK MONDAY and GIRLS talks about the hustle that brought him from door man at Hollywood Improv to TV writer & how …

Power of the Ugly Cry w/ Kate Miller

May 12th, 2020


Kate Miller from HIGHTOWN for STARZ discusses her journey fm NYC go-go dancer to Broadway actress, her upcoming appearances in film & TV like Hightown & how she found her husband John Dimaggio (he was always …

Go with Your Gut w/ John DiMaggio

May 12th, 2020


John Dimaggio, best known for Futurama, Adventure Time, Disenchantment and Better Call Saul talks about the importance of not questioning your …

The Creation of DEAD TO ME w/ Liz Feldman

May 6th, 2020


Liz Feldman, creator and showrunner of Netfix's DEAD TO ME, discusses her trajectory from child comedian to head honcho of one of the hottest shows …

From Chasing a High, to Creating HIGHTOWN w/ Rebecca Cutter

May 1st, 2020


Fabulous Rebecca Cutter (creator and showrunner of HIGHTOWN) shares her writing process and secrets for creating a hit show.

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Overcoming Perfectionism in a Pandemic

April 28th, 2020


"Some trauma survivors become perfectionists, perpetually working to prove worthiness. I hope in this mandatory season of stillness, we come home to the truth that we are enough. We have nothing to prove. Any moment we …

The Power of Six Minutes w/ Mary Lynn Rajskub

April 28th, 2020


Mary Lynn Rajskub, actress and comedian best known for playing  Chloe O'Brian in 24  and Elizabeth in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, …

Save Yourself w/ Brian Dannelly

April 28th, 2020


The great Brian Dannelly (writer/director SAVED, WEEDS, IN THE DARK) discusses the importance of humility, overcoming evangelical trauma, second chances and working with strong women. 

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Happy w/ Neda Disney

April 28th, 2020


Wonderful Neda Disney graciously rolls with the trauma of our technical difficulties to discuss how happiness affects ambition,  her writing process, …

Right Now is the Show w/ EG Daily

April 21st, 2020


Dear friend EG Daily is a singer & actress best known as Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls.  We've had many …

How to Marry Yourself w/ Tracy McMillan

April 21st, 2020


Tracy McMillan is television writer whose credits include Mad Men and Good Girls Revolt, a relationship expert whose Ted talk “The Person You Really …

Brushstrokes with Bridget w/ Bridget McManus

April 15th, 2020


Bridget McManus had a MeToo moment but she didn't let it stop her from becoming a television host, screenwriter, producer, director and award-winning performer who created and hosted two television shows for the Logo …

Don’t Take BS From Fu**ers w/ Greg Behrendt

April 15th, 2020


Greg Behrendt, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, musician, life coach and and positivity trainer who’s sold over 4 million books and …

Love Me Daddy w/ Danny Zuker

April 15th, 2020


Hilarious Danny Zuker is best known for his Emmy Award winning work as a writer and executive producer of ABC's Modern Family. He discusses his fascinating journey with overcoming cocaine addiction & how daddy …

Lit with Melinda Hill (Trailer)

April 14th, 2020


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