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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September 1, 2021 30 min

The season finale of Season 1 features some of our favorite questions and answers that didn’t make it into the first season. Featuring new conversations with Hoda Kotb, Chelsea Clinton, Colman Domingo, Anna Faris, and Tony Blair. Stay tuned for our return with Season 2!

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Minnie questions Henry Driver, TV enthusiast, “libra-tarian” and Minnie’s twelve-year-old son. Henry and Minnie discuss the lessons he learned from grief, the relationship advice he got from a series about time travel, and why his last meal would be a Thanksgiving feast (even if the turkey is a little dry).

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August 18, 2021 38 min

Minnie questions Arielle Duhaime-Ross, correspondent and host of Vice News Reports. Arielle shares the self discoveries she made while reporting on climate change in Greenland, building empathy for the parts of herself she tends to dislike, and her go-to oatmeal recipe.

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August 11, 2021 41 min

Minnie continues her conversation with actor, broadcaster, and comedian Stephen Fry. Stephen reveals how teaching someone to read changed his life, why he embraces loving both Wagner and the Kinks, and his thoughts on Amazonian tree frogs.

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August 4, 2021 38 min

Minnie questions actor, broadcaster, and comedian Stephen Fry. Stephen recounts borrowing all of Oscar Wilde’s works from a traveling library van, what the first love of his youth revealed to him, and recalls a day spent with ducks and ice cream.

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July 28, 2021 37 min

Minnie questions actor, comedian, and podcaster Anna Faris. Anna shares how her personality was shaped by growing up in Seattle, the painful story of how one of her closest friendships fell apart, and Minnie and Anna trade stories of being recognized... incorrectly.

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July 21, 2021 40 min

Minnie questions actor, writer, and director Colman Domingo. Colman shares why being a good host helped him be a better director, wonders if finding the answers to our biggest questions ruins the magic, and takes a firm stance on his favorite kind of barbecue ribs.

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July 14, 2021 39 min

Minnie questions Justin Long, actor, screenwriter, director and host of the podcast Life is Short with Justin Long. Minnie and Justin trade Daniel Day Lewis impressions, talk about blowfish (and Hootie and the Blowfish), and a new (impromptu) question exploring how they want to be remembered.

If you enjoyed this episode, don't miss my chat with Justin Long on his podcast, Life is Short with Justin Long, which will be released on...

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July 7, 2021 48 min

Minnie questions writer Jia Tolentino, author of New York Times Bestseller Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion. Jia shares how reporting on Britney Spears’ conservatorship has illuminated the challenges women face in the entertainment industry, how her upbringing within a narrow religious education taught her freedom of thought, and the story of a childhood dream about an abandoned bicycle.

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June 30, 2021 38 min

Minnie questions Chelsea Handler, comedian, writer, and television host. Chelsea explains why she always listens to her sisters, finding an orange on a ski trip, and NOT pooping her pants after taking ayahuasca.

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June 23, 2021 38 min

Minnie questions Hoda Kotb, broadcast journalist, TV host, and author. Hoda shares how the hardest year of her life prepared her to land her dream job, a heart-breaking memory of listening to James Taylor, and the phone call at 11:53 that changed her life.

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June 16, 2021 34 min

Minnie questions Cindy Crawford, supermodel, actress, and entrepreneur. Cindy shares how the world of fashion helped awaken her creativity, how her approach to modeling has evolved over time, and why her last meal wouldn’t really be about the food at all.

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Minnie questions Michelle Zauner, author and musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast. Michelle reflects with Minnie on the loss of their mothers, shares how cooking takes her out of her head, and recalls childhood memories of sneaking through a fence to the Willamette River.

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June 2, 2021 34 min

Minnie continues her conversation with Baratunde Thurston, writer, activist and host of the How to Citizen podcast. Baratunde reveals why “how” questions scare us, his mother’s story, and how social media opened up his family tree.

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May 26, 2021 32 min

Minnie questions Baratunde Thurston, writer, activist and host of the How to Citizen podcast. In this first installment of their two-part conversation, Baratunde and Minnie discuss the difference between doing right and being right, the comfort of being oceanside and how being “in” love isn’t actually a destination.

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May 19, 2021 38 min

Minnie questions Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK and current Executive Chairman of the Institute for Global Change. Tony shares the way his metrics of happiness were changed by holding public office, how he views the future of faith in society, and stories from his university days-- before he considered going into politics.

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May 12, 2021 34 min

Minnie questions Nick Jonas, singer, songwriter, and actor. Nick tells Minnie the one thing makes him competitive with his brothers, how his definition of happiness has evolved over his career, and why pizza is a dessert.

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May 5, 2021 41 min

Minnie questions Chelsea Clinton, author and global health advocate. Chelsea shares how the History Channel TV show “The Vikings” became a part of motherhood for her, the changes she experienced moving into the White House, and the intense debate around red velvet cake.

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April 28, 2021 36 min

Minnie questions Jeremy O. Harris, playwright, actor, and philanthropist. Jeremy retells his disappointment in getting cut from drama school, and finally rediscovering his voice as an artist at the prestigious MacDowell artist residency. Plus, Jeremy shares the origins of his play, Slave Play (which also happens to be the play with the most Tony nominations in Broadway history).

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April 21, 2021 33 min

Minnie questions Alan Cumming, actor, singer, and director. Alan and Minnie discuss the many times they’ve shared the screen together, how Alan’s dog wound up in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (and replaced the Queen), and how his life was shaped by his relationship with his father.

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