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Where Ya From?

15 EpisodesProduced by Sara BenincasaWebsite

Comedian and author Sara Benincasa talks to fascinating people about their origin stories - literal, metaphorical, and beyond. Support this podcast:

15 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

14: Heather Fink

July 23rd, 2019


Sara sits down with writer-director Heather Fink (who is also an actress, comedian, and sound professional for film and TV - she does it all!) to talk about growing up in New Jersey as the daughter of a Jewish American …

13: David Graham Wilcox

June 16th, 2019


Sara talks to chef-owner David Graham Wilcox of Hail Mary Pizza in Los Angeles, CA. He's a very talented dude and has done a lot of jobs, including …

12: Esther Tseng

May 26th, 2019


Sara talks to talented food writer Esther Tseng (Eater, Vice, LA Times and more) about life as the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants in New Berlin, Wisconsin (that's "New BER-lin," by the way); why she walked away from a …

11: Emily Robinson

May 5th, 2019


Actress Emily Robinson (Transparent, Eighth Grade, Virgin Territory) is one of the most grounded humans Sara has ever met - which is wild, because …

10: Rachel Antonoff

April 23rd, 2019


Rachel Antonoff, design genius and fabulous tiny fairy of a human, sits down with Sara to talk about clothes, family plays, transgenerational trauma, …

09: Molly Jong-Fast

April 16th, 2019


Molly Jong-Fast is the author of three books (soon four books!). She's also a progressive gal, a writer, a Twitter favorite, a badass friend, a …

08: Corinne Fisher

April 8th, 2019


Season 2 begins with stand-up comic Corinne Fisher, co-host of the wildly popular podcast "Guys We F*cked." This native of Union, New Jersey talks to …

07: Thomas Sadoski

December 24th, 2018


Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces, The Newsroom) talks to Sara about being a rebel, finding himself through community theatre in College Station, TX, …

06: Jenny Yang

December 17th, 2018


Jenny Yang, comedian and writer for "Busy Tonight" on E!, talks to Sara about how much she loved high school in Torrance, CA; her background in …

05: Adam Pally

December 10th, 2018


Adam Pally and Sara talk about his upbringing in Livington, NJ and the origin of his non-Livingstonian accent, how everyone thinks they went to camp with Adam or Sara (and why), stalking 50 Cent, Adam's musical parents, …

04: Michael Arceneaux

December 3rd, 2018


Michael Arceneaux, NY Times bestselling author of "I Can't Date Jesus," talks to Sara about Houston, Beytheism vs. Beygnosticism, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Howard University, when your dad looks like Katt Williams, …

03: Krystyna Hutchinson

November 27th, 2018


Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F*cked podcast) and Sara discuss love, ghosts, sex, comedy, parents who split up and get back together, comedy, Raya, hair salon-related nomenclature, and the magic of North Wales, PA, New …

02: Jonathan Coulton

November 20th, 2018


Jonathan Coulton and Sara talk about how she has a crush on John Mayer and then Jonathan pretends to be John Mayer; why she wouldn't listen to …

01: Ben Stiller

November 13th, 2018


Ben Stiller and Sara discuss the Upper West Side, NYC radio, his brief comedy rap aspirations, Tribbles, and his basement bar mitzvah. Also, Sara peer pressures him into trying to recite his Torah portion and they talk …

Where Ya From? Trailer

October 19th, 2018


A tiny preview of what's to come on Season 1 of "Where Ya From?" (Hint: Ben Stiller, Jonathan Coulton and more!)


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