Sooo Many White Guys

46 EpisodesProduced by WNYC Studios

Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She’ll host intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields — AND who aren’t wh… read more

46 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

Phoebe and Jemele Hill Won't Shut Up

April 16th, 2019


Phoebe breaks it all the way down with sports journalist/writer Jemele Hill (The Atlantic, ESPN).  Jemele talks about her infamous tweet calling …

Phoebe and Padma Lakshmi Swim Through a Lake of Shit

April 9th, 2019


Phoebe sits down with host/author/goddess Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef)! Padma talks about the realities of Top Chef palate fatigue, growing up as an …

Phoebe and Vanessa Bayer Invite You to Brunch

April 2nd, 2019


Phoebe visits with her pal, Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live). They chat about making the movie Ibiza together, inviting Julia Roberts over for …

Phoebe and Roy Wood Jr. Bomb Their Daily Show Auditions

March 26th, 2019


Phoebe is joined by Roy Wood Jr. of the Daily Show! They get real about shitting the bed during their Daily Show auditions, on the fear of turning into your dad, and how the prospect of prison made Roy commit to …

Phoebe and Jameela Jamil Stop Being Polite

March 19th, 2019


We kick off the new season with Jameela Jamil of The Good Place! The actress, writer, and activist talks to Pheebs about her embarrassing audition to …

Season 4 Trailer: Back With a Vengeance

March 14th, 2019


Phoebe Robinson's back with a brand new season of Sooo Many White Guys - and it's gonna be fiercer than ever! This trailer is just a little taste of what you're going to hear this season. From throwing shade at Kim K. …

Phoebe and Bill Hader Go Live

May 29th, 2018


Our token white guy tells Phoebe about getting schooled by women in the writer’s room, coping with years of anxiety at SNL, and raising badass …

Phoebe and Joanna Flip the Script

May 22nd, 2018


Joanna turns the tables… with the questions she’s always wanted to ask Phoebe — from her very first joke to how she finds the funny in this trash time. Plus, how much Bono is *too* much?


About the podcast: 

Phoebe …

Phoebe and Jimmy O. Yang Watch BET

May 15th, 2018


Actor and comedian Jimmy O. Yang talks about moving from Hong Kong to LA at 13, how DJing at a strip club helped his stand up, and why filming Crazy Rich Asians felt so. damn. good. 

Jimmy O. Yang’s memoir is How to …

Phoebe and Hannibal Buress are Huge in Norway

May 8th, 2018


Phoebe meets up with Hannibal Buress in Portland, in the middle of his stand-up tour. They chat about sobriety on the road, how to deposit an empty envelope (don't), and his plans to open a new arts center in Chicago.

Phoebe and Terry Gross Make It A Girls' Night

May 1st, 2018


Radio legend Terry Gross (we’re not worthy!) is in the studio to tell Phoebe about her early days in radio, her marriage, and how the Trump administration is ruining her music listening. 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe …

Phoebe and Tyra Banks Walk The Walk

April 24th, 2018


What does it take to be a mogul? Tyra Banks knows. The model/author/producer/goddess tells Phoebe about her earliest runway days, raising her son, …

Phoebe and Sam Irby Launch a Lifestyle Brand

April 17th, 2018


Author Sam Irby sits down to chat about her New York Times best-selling memoir, her struggle with depression, and being a cool stepmom. Plus, …

Phoebe and Vivica A. Fox: Two Can Play That Game

April 10th, 2018


From Days of Our Lives to Kill Bill, the actress Vivica A. Fox has been a force in Hollywood for the last three decades. Now, she’s added “Author” to …

Phoebe and Gayle King Take The High Road

April 3rd, 2018


She’s Editor-at-Large of “O" magazine. She’s co-host of "CBS This Morning." She wakes up at 3:22am every damn day! Gayle King opens up about motherhood, black pride, how she survives the 24-hour (bad) news cycle.


Phoebe and Buck Angel Talk About Sex, Baby

March 27th, 2018


The trans activist and former adult film star joins Phoebe to talk about DIY porn, the challenges of transitioning, and his journey to self-love and …

Phoebe and Awkwafina Get Matching Tattoos

March 20th, 2018


The rapper/actress drops in to open up about Asian-American representation in Hollywood, the perils of searching for a place to pee in NYC, life on …

Phoebe and DeRay Mckesson: The Revolution Is Live & Streaming

March 13th, 2018


The Black Lives Matter activist and "Pod Save The People" host stops in to drop knowledge about revolution, combating homophobia, and hashtag …

Phoebe and Yvonne Orji Put It On God

March 9th, 2018


Actress and stand-up comedian Yvonne Orji stops in to chat about her "overnight" success, the role of religion in her life, and the nuances of being …

Phoebe and Gloria Steinem: The Buddy Movie Edition

March 6th, 2018


The famous activist and writer joins Phoebe and opens up about sex after 60, her early days in NYC, and how to make better feminists of our men. Plus, Joanie Mitch sings a song! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson …

Phoebe and Zoe Kravitz Are Witchy AF

February 27th, 2018


The fashion icon and actress joins Phoebe to talk about her experience of tokenism in Hollywood, what a lifetime of fame feels like, and how she …

Season 3 Trailer: Here We Go Again!

February 22nd, 2018


Hey boos and baes, we're back! Time to strap on those big girl lace fronts, because Season 3 is coming at you, and it's lit. We've got hot-ass guests like: famous feminist Gloria Steinem, activist DeRay McKesson, …

Phoebe and Tom Hanks Make a Biopic

March 30th, 2017


Surprise! We're back with an encore episode, and we've got Tom Hanks. Maybe you've heard of him? Plus, Joanna gets a fax! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of …

Phoebe and Chris Hayes Are Capable of Terrible Things

March 28th, 2017


Our token white guy details his harrowing journey from the middle to the top, and comes clean about his unending quest to not look fat on TV. 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black …

Phoebe and Bassem Youssef Complain About Everything

March 21st, 2017


The satirist stops in to wax intellectual about the Egyptian Revolution, the universal threat of dictatorship and Islamophobia. Plus, Joanna calls …

Phoebe and Melissa Harris-Perry Catch Some White Tears

March 14th, 2017


The author and former MSNBC host schools us on too many things to count. But let’s start with what it’s like to have a white mother, a militant black …

Phoebe Has a Threesome

March 9th, 2017


Hey boo boos, we've got a special Thursday treat for you! Comedians John Early (TBS Search Party) and Baron Vaughn (Netflix's Grace and Frankie) stop in and tell all. 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson is tired of …

Phoebe and Abbi Jacobson Order Takeout

March 7th, 2017


The Broad City co-creator and co-star admits being an alpha female, working too much and dropping out of acting school. Plus, Phoebe watches Living …

Phoebe and Nahnatchka Khan: The Showrunner Edition

February 28th, 2017


Phoebe sits down with Fresh Off The Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan, to chat diversity in television, being an outsider, and carnicerías. Plus, Phoebe and Love Jones! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson is tired of …

Phoebe and Alaska Are Casual yet Impressive

February 21st, 2017


Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2, joins Phoebe to chat about the early years in drag, subverting norms and …

Phoebe and Issa Rae Super Black It Up

February 14th, 2017


Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO's Insecure, is having a stellar year. Recently, Phoebe joined her in L.A. and the two made some black girl magic. Plus, Phoebe goes to the laundromat! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe …

Phoebe and Margaret Cho Hope They Die Alone

February 7th, 2017


The comedian and activist gets real about the end of menstruation, living in a world that's sooo white, and Tilda Swinton. Plus, Ilana apologizes to …

Phoebe and Lena Dunham Deconstruct the Toilet Selfie

January 26th, 2017


The writer and advocate joins Phoebe for an uncensored conversation about self-censoring, what Girls would look like if it debuted today, and how to …

Phoebe and St. Vincent: Behind The Music

January 24th, 2017


Indie rock queen St. Vincent joins Phoebe to swap road stories, talk tour bus pooping etiquette, queerness and living in the spotlight. Plus, St. Vincent is overcharged for a lap dance! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe …

Season 2 Trailer: I'm Back, Babies!

January 19th, 2017


You know you missed me. Well stop crying, cuz I'm back with a brand new season. It's me, my buddy Joanna, and my other buddy Ilana. Plus, hot new guests! 

Featured Guests:

St. Vincent (@st_vincent)

Charlamagne Tha God (

Phoebe Welcomes Token White Guy Mike Birbiglia

September 13th, 2016


The actor, comedian and director reveals the truth about maleness AND whiteness in a heart-stopping episode that will leave you breathless. Plus, a surprise visit from Kelsey Grammer!? 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe …

Phoebe and Constance Wu Invest in Mutual Funds

September 6th, 2016


Actress Constance Wu stops in to chat hair journeys, the representation of Asian-Americans in media and of course, JLo. Plus, Phoebe hates Halloween! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token …

Phoebe and Roxane Gay Toast to the Good Life

August 30th, 2016


Writer, professor and noted bad feminist Roxane Gay schools Phoebe on how to drink wine and write a killer memoir. Plus, a homecoming disaster! 

Vote …

Phoebe and Hasan Minhaj Talk Turkey

August 23rd, 2016


He's a successful stand-up comedian, he's the senior correspondent on The Daily Show, and he's married at thirty. Phoebe can check one of those …

Phoebe and Gina Rodriguez and Eddie Vedder Walk Into a Bar

August 16th, 2016


Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez joins Phoebe to swap virginity stories, talk representation and start a movement. Plus, Gina's summer playlist and the ghost of Eddie Vedder. Spooky! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe …

Phoebe and Nia Long Find Jesus

August 9th, 2016


They both went to Catholic school. They both love diners. And they both have great hair. But only one of them has made out with Colin Firth. Find out …

Phoebe and Hari Kondabolu Reach Peak Confidence

August 2nd, 2016


Comedian, hair icon and sexy Asian man Hari Kondabolu tells America off. Plus, Phoebe almost cries! 

Learn more about Hari and his new stand-up album …

Phoebe and Janet Mock Make Lemonade

July 26th, 2016


Trans advocate, author and TV host Janet Mock takes on Cinderella stories and the patriarchy. Plus, Pheebs gets some feedback on her orchid! 


About the podcast: 

Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black …

Phoebe and Ilana Glazer Make America Great Again

July 19th, 2016


The Broad City co-creator and Sooo Many White Guys executive producer opens up about her return to stand-up, the coming sexual revolution and …

Phoebe and Lizzo Get Lit

July 13th, 2016


One is a dope queen and the other is the next queen of rap. In this inaugural episode, Phoebe and Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Lizzo get into it …

Let's Intro This Bad Boy

June 27th, 2016


Phoebe Robinson is sick of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in her new podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She's talking to performers, musicians, actors and authors who are killing …

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