Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver questions everything... and her acclaim as an actor and musician is undoubtedly rooted in her enraptured observations of the world around her. Now, Minnie sits down with experts and trailblazers across disciplines and asks them the same seven mini questions, showing even small questions can uncover larger truths about happiness, failure, love, loss and belonging. In interviewing a range of characters, Minnie questions... how are we the same? How are we different? How do we become who we are? Minnie questions... because it is the questions we ask that help us understand the world around us, and ourselves.

Episodes

December 7, 2022 31 min

The season finale of Season 2 features some of our favorite questions and answers that didn’t make it into the second season. Featuring new conversations with Anthony Doerr, Katie Nolan, Sam Fragoso, Rose Matafeo, Brooke Shields, Graham Norton, and Christiane Amanpour. Stay tuned for our return with Season 3!

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Minnie questions actor, author, and former White House staff member, Kal Penn. Kal shares stories of hearing his grandparents' stories of marching with Ghandi, first-hand experiences of systemic racism in auditions, and the secret ingredient to his favorite vegetarian tacos.

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November 23, 2022 39 min

Minnie questions neuroscientist and author, David Eagleman. David shares how a childhood fall influenced his life's work, the impact his teachers had on him outside the classroom (including the legendary Francis Crick), and why a chain restaurant is the secret to his writing success.

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November 16, 2022 26 min

Minnie questions Brooke Shields, actress, model, and author. Brooke shares stories of dancing down the beach, finding strength while being alone in the hospital, and a story about a young boy she met that liked her bicycle.

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November 9, 2022 42 min

Minnie questions Simon Pegg, actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Simon shares what his daughter has taught him about love, reveals how he became a part of the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises, and Simon and Minnie come up with the next big holiday movie.

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November 2, 2022 38 min

Minnie questions Julia Samuel, psychotherapist, pediatric counselor, and author. Julia shares the importance of balancing love and work, the importance of going for a good walk to help work through grief and anxiety, and why she kept her old work lanyard.

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October 26, 2022 38 min

Minnie questions Madison Cunningham, singer and songwriter. Madison shares the inspiration that changed her songwriting, what she learned on tour with Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, and answers a new mini question: what is orange wine?

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October 19, 2022 32 min

Minnie questions comedian and chat show host Graham Norton. Graham shares an unexpected lesson from a drama school reunion, what Peanuts taught him about happiness, and the (albeit simple) recipe for his famous “Graham soup.” Plus, a bonus pet psychic story from Minnie you have to hear to believe!

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October 12, 2022 37 min

Minnie questions Pulitzer Prize winning author Anthony Doerr. Anthony shares the unexpected gift that came from early challenges he and his wife had while trying to grow their family, his advice for writers on creating something that sticks, and why efficiency is overrated.

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October 5, 2022 26 min

Minnie questions Constance Wu, actress and author. Constance shares lessons from the one teacher who believed in her, the love story she had to step away from, and why her daughter isn’t fooled by empty La Croix cans.

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September 28, 2022 4 min

Minnie Questions is returning with brand new episodes! Minnie sits down with authors, actors, psychotherapists, musicians, and more. Season 2 resumes Wednesday, October 5th with the inspiring Constance Wu.

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May 11, 2022 26 min

Minnie Questions Dr. Edith Eger, author, professor and Holocaust survivor. Edith shares the story of being liberated from Auschwitz, how she teaches to prevent atrocities, and everything you need to know about Einstein’s odd choice in footwear.

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May 4, 2022 37 min

On today’s special Mother’s Day episode, guest host Henry Driver questions Minnie Driver, actress, podcast host, author, singer, songwriter, and Henry’s mother. Minnie finally answers all seven questions that she’s been asking her guests. Minnie shares stories of her acting big break, how love requires a sense of surrender, and why she kept getting fired as a waitress.

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April 27, 2022 34 min

Minnie questions Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. Anne shares how her childhood community influenced her business approach, a story of a divided family united by a surprising genetic connection, and the time she went to Siberia in search of peace and quiet.

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April 20, 2022 35 min

Minnie questions Ruth Reichl, chef, food writer, and the last editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. Ruth shares how her mother’s bipolar disorder helped her discover a love of cooking, how her introduction to parenthood started with a tragedy that turned into a miracle, and where to find the elusive perfect peach.

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April 13, 2022 32 min

Minnie questions Lindsey Jacobellis, the most decorated female snowboard cross athlete of all time and four time Olympian. Lindsey shares the story of a fateful fire, how her brother helped shape her athletic career, and how it felt finally receiving an Olympic Gold Medal.

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April 6, 2022 35 min

Minnie questions Katie Nolan, sports television and podcast host. Katie shares the story of celebrating on the field at Super Bowl 51, what The Matrix taught her about finding “The One,” and the rude awakening of grocery shopping in New York City for the first time.

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March 30, 2022 32 min

Minnie questions David Duchovny, actor, writer, musician, and director. David shares the creative introspection that comes after a loss, a dream about his grandmother, and stories of being on set with Minnie (even when Minnie wasn’t there).

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March 23, 2022 27 min

Minnie questions Laura Brown, journalist and fashion critic. Laura shares why she’s grateful to have found love later than she expected, how she’s happiest living a "split-screen life," and her best baby kangaroos impression.

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March 16, 2022 31 min

Minnie questions Bob Pittman; co-founder, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc. and the co-founder of MTV. Bob shares why he’s grateful for a childhood injury, lessons from growing up in the South during the Civil Rights movement, and why plans are bad for business.

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