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.

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May 29, 2024 26 mins

Minnie questions Romy Gill MBE, chef, food and travel writer, and broadcaster. Romy reminisces about childhood train rides through India, writing letters to some of the world’s top chefs when she was a young chef in training, and why a meal from a food cart was one of the best things she’s ever eaten.

Minnie Questions will be going on a short break for a few months over the summer. We'll be back soon with brand new guests!

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For the first time, Minnie questions two people on one episode! Minnie is joined by Garrett McNamara, who holds the world record for largest wave ever surfed, and Nicole McNamara, his wife and spotter. Garrett and Nicole explain their incredible connection both on and off the waves, how being on the water helps Garrett process trauma, and the most reckless thing they’ve ever done.

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May 15, 2024 40 mins

Minnie questions Samantha Bee, comedian, political commentator, and author. Samantha talks about her childhood news program, her Friday Night Lights fandom, and shares her most recent Google search.

 

Listen to Samantha's podcast, Choice Words with Samantha Bee

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May 8, 2024 26 mins

Minnie questions Rufus Wainwright, composer, singer, and songwriter. Rufus shares why operas are one of his first true loves, how feeling ecstatic doesn’t necessarily mean he’s happy, and why he couldn’t have made it to rehab without the help of Shrek.

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May 1, 2024 31 mins

Minnie questions Gabby Reece, former Olympic volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model, and podcast host. Gabby shares how she and her husband, surfer Laird Hamilton, balance each other out when it comes to fun and wonder, the people who stepped up in her childhood to help raise her, and how important it is to keep inventory of your relationships.

 

Hear more from Gabby on her podcast, The Gabby Reece Show.

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April 24, 2024 31 mins

Minnie questions Courteney Cox, star of Friends, Scream, Shining Vale, and more. Courteney shares why her temporary breakup with partner made their relationship stronger, why she’s more interested in where we come from than where we’re going, and tells the story of a steak on her Instagram.

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April 17, 2024 37 mins

Minnie questions Lucy Boynton, star of Bohemian Rhapsody, The Ipcress File, the Greatest Hits, and more. Lucy shares how playing the young Beatrix Potter made her into the antithesis of her sister, why she embraces the unknown, and then Minnie and Lucy share funny entries in their childhood journals.

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April 10, 2024 26 mins

Minnie questions Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach, Candy House, and more). Jennifer shares how fondly she looks back on sharing a crowded hotel room in Ireland with her family, why she doesn’t write about love, and Minnie tries to find a way to be a character in Jennifer’s next book.

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April 3, 2024 28 mins

Minnie questions Jameela Jamil, actor, activist, and podcaster. Jameela shares how a Nat King Cole song changed her idea of love, how breaking her back as a teenager led to the greatest year of her life, and why she will feel generally pretty good about herself as long as she can pee without help.

Listen to Minnie on Jameela's podcast, I Weigh with Jameela Jamil.

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March 27, 2024 25 mins

Minnie questions Sophia Roe, James Beard Award winning chef, writer, and TV host. Sophia shares why she loves when people ask for substitutions in their meal, what she learned from her mother’s substance abuse and struggles as a parent, and gives an answer to “what relationship defines love” that is one of Minnie’s favorite answers in the history of the show.

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March 20, 2024 38 mins

Minnie questions Rob Delaney, comedian, actor, and writer. Rob shares stories of dealing with the grief from losing his son, why his career in tech companies didn't last long, and how a Boston Red Sox hat led to him meeting his wife.

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March 13, 2024 33 mins

Minnie questions Liz Phair, singer/songwriter and indie rock pioneer. Liz shares her early dreams of being a visual artist, her initial reluctance to be in front of the camera, and Minnie and Liz spontaneously start writing a song during the recording.

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March 6, 2024 4 mins

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, March 13th, 2024!

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December 7, 2022 31 mins

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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November 30, 2022 46 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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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