Joy, a Podcast. Hosted by Craig Ferguson

Joy, a Podcast. Hosted by Craig Ferguson

Storied late-night talk host Craig Ferguson brings his interview talents and singular world view to a discussion of the modern state of JOY, sitting down with notable guests from the worlds of entertainment, science, government, and more. How's our Joy doing? Bridled? On life support? Where do we find joy in a world that seems by any rational measure to be collapsing around us?

Episodes

February 20, 2024 55 mins

Meet Yvette Nicole Brown,  an American actress and Craig’s long time friend. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC sitcom Community, as Dani in the 2015 reboot of The Odd Couple on CBS and as Dina Rose on the ABC sitcom The Mayor. In this episode Yvette and Craig talk about religion, life, politics and why Craig thinks Yvette is the right person to run for the office! EnJOY! 

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Meet "Weird Al” Yankovic , an American treasure and best known for creating comedy songs that make light of pop culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musicians. Al and Craig are good friends in real life and the conversation shows! Al recently picked up his very first Emmy for being one of the producers of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, which also won the award for Outstanding Television Movie at the Creative Arts ...

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February 6, 2024 69 mins

Illeana Douglas is an American actress, filmmaker, and writer. Listen to Craig and Illeana chat about movies, her life in Connecticut and LA, and bunch more. Her new book called Connecticut In The Movies is out now and available here for purchase: http://tinyurl.com/3ep2ejw5, EnJOY! 

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January 30, 2024 55 mins

Meet Ronny Chieng, a stand up comedian, actor and Correspondent on "The Daily Show". In addition to two Netflix stand-up comedy specials, Ronny has starred in "Crazy Rich Asians", Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", "M3GAN", "American Born Chinese", "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.", "Vacation Friends 2", "Joy Ride" and will star in the upcoming Hulu series "Interior Chinatown”. Catch Ronny on his stand up tour named Love ...

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January 23, 2024 55 mins

Meet Colm Dillane, an American artist, fashion designer, and musician. He is the founder of KidSuper, a streetwear clothing brand based in Brooklyn, New York. Besides many accomplishments, Dillane's collaborated with the luxury fashion house, Louis Vuitton, part of the LVMH conglomerate. EnJOY this brilliant mind of Colm and check out www.kidsuper.com

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January 16, 2024 52 mins

Ed Begley Jr. needs no introduction. Beloved actor and environmental activist. Check out his new memoir To the Temple of Tranquility...And Step On It! and buy it here http://tinyurl.com/nxj4ahr8. In his memoir Ed shares hilarious and poignant stories of his improbable life, focusing on his relationship with his legendary father, adventures with Hollywood icons, the origins of his environmental activism, addiction and recovery, and ...

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January 9, 2024 41 mins

Meet Julie Demarest. Julie has worked in social/human services for 20 years predominately in emergency shelters, homeless services, drop-in centers, and supportive/transitional housing programs. She spent 10 of those 20 years being on-call for any emergencies and due to no real work/life separation experienced severe work “burn out”. She has recently switched careers to massage therapy. To say the least, Julie has an interesting st...

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January 2, 2024 41 mins

Here is Tom Welsh, Craig’s old friend and a music aficionado. Tom was the Director of Performing Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, was the Managing Director of Big Ears in 2023, and is the manager of legendary composer Terry Riley. EnJOY! 

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December 26, 2023 60 mins

Joel McHale, an Italian born-American actor, comedian, television presenter, and Craig’s long time friend. He is best known for hosting The Soup and his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community. Take a break from the holiday festivities and listen to this engaging and funny chat between two buds. enJOY! 

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December 19, 2023 53 mins

Meet Robert J. Cerfolio, MD aka “Cerf”. He is one of the world’s top thoracic surgeons and his peers have voted him one of America’s Best Doctors. He is an author of several books and certainly a very interesting and charismatic human being. This conversation is guaranteed to pique your interest. enJOY! 

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December 12, 2023 65 mins

Jay Leno needs no introduction. He is one of the greats, comedian, long time host of The Tonight Show on NBC and mainly a car enthusiast! Craig and Jay are friends and it shows in their conversation. Tune into a fun hour of jokes, stories and much more. This one is for the books. enJOY!

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December 5, 2023 54 mins

Meet Craig’s long time friend Mike Massimino. He served as a NASA Astronaut from 1996 until 2014, flew in space twice and became the first human to tweet from space. His new book titled Moonshot: A NASA Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible is available here: https://shorturl.at/uwGKR or anywhere you get your books. EnJOY! 

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November 28, 2023 61 mins

Rita Wilson, an American actress, singer, and producer. Listen to Craig & Rita talk about religion, Rita’s family history and her home town of Los Angeles. EnJOY! 

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November 21, 2023 58 mins

 Meet Craig’s dear friend Kathy Kinney. She is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. In the late 1990s she starred in the sitcom The Drew Carey Show as Mimi Bobeck, the outrageously made-up, flamboyantly vulgar, and vindictive nemesis of Drew Carey. This is a good one. EnJOY!

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November 14, 2023 75 mins

The greatest Tom Papa is on this week’s episode of JOY. Judd Apatow said it the best: "Tom Papa isn't just one of our most hilarious comic minds, he is also a big-hearted observer of the human condition.” Listen to Craig and Tom simply having a great time hanging out together. EnJOY!

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November 7, 2023 48 mins

Meet Kimbal Musk, he is a restaurateur, chief, and entrepreneur. In this first ever field trip episode of Joy, Craig visits Kimbal at his house in Colorado and Kimbal makes him his famous & very delicious scrambled eggs. They talk about food, culture and Burning Man! Kimbal’s new book titled "The Kitchen Cookbook: Cooking for Your Community" is out on March 12th, 2023 and you can pre-order it now on Amazon here: https://shortur...

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October 31, 2023 54 mins

In Craig’s words: "Welcome to Pete Holmes. Comedian and philosopher. We talk about God quite a bit so be prepared to disagree and be annoyed or perhaps to agree and be pleased or maybe even all of these things at the same time with a few chuckles thrown in. EnJoy.”

Pete's brand new stand special called I AM NOT FOR EVERYONE is available on Netflix now! Go watch it! 

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October 24, 2023 54 mins

This week on JOY, Craig’s dear friend Adriana Trigiani. Adriana is The New York Times best selling author of 20 books in fiction and nonfiction, award-winning filmmaker, and host of the blockbuster Facebook Live show, “Adriana Ink”. She now hosts the “You Are What You Read” podcast, deep, surprising, and humorous conversations with the great cultural figures of our time about the books that built their souls. EnJOY. 

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October 17, 2023 59 mins

This week on Joy, Lewis Black, in Craig’s own words “One of America’s best and crankiest comedians”. Craig and Lewis passionately discuss joy, comedy, culture and much more. Give it a listen and see for yourself what level of cranky they reach. EnJOY!

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October 10, 2023 52 mins

On this week’s episode, Craig talks to his friend of many years - Kathie Lee Gifford - an American legend who needs no introduction. Kathie highlights her views on Jesus, faith, and shares several Regis Philbin stories. This is part 2 of a two-part interview. enJOY!

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