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 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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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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March 9, 2022 39 min

Minnie questions Christiane Amanpour, journalist, television host, and international correspondent. Christiane tells Minnie about the time she fought against a promotion, the story of when Yasser Arafat hung up on her mid interview, and her perfect book title.

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March 2, 2022 28 min

Minnie questions Shazi Visram, founder of healthynest and Happy Family Brands. Shazi shares how her son’s autism diagnosis has guided her business, the curious story of cloning her dog, and why her Ted Talk made a translator leave the stage.

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February 23, 2022 37 min

Minnie questions Sam Fragoso, writer, director and host of the podcast Talk Easy. Sam shares how a lunchtime routine in high school turned into a meeting with his childhood hero, what he’s trying to let go of, and why he might just want to be Phantom Thread-ed.

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February 16, 2022 24 min

Minnie questions Graydon Carter, journalist, former editor of Vanity Fair, and co-founder of the satirical magazine, Spy. Graydon shares stories of lasting memories from mentors, the common feature he works into all of his projects, and playing the role of Quiz Master at the dinner table.

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February 9, 2022 27 min

Minnie questions Rose Matafeo, comedian, writer, and creator/star of the TV series Starstruck. Rose describes how her radio tunes her to happiness, what her DIY celebrity height-chart has to do with love, and asks a question about eels that will leave you stumped.

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February 2, 2022 34 min

Minnie questions Anaïs Mitchell, singer, songwriter and Tony-Award winning creator of Hadestown. Anais shares late-night fried-haloumi memories, what the Greek myths teach us about love, and why it’s easier to write on a bicycle than at a desk.

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January 26, 2022 29 min

Minnie questions Goldie, musician, DJ, artist, and pioneer of the UK drum and bass scene. Goldie shares how a traumatic injury led to love letters, how access to art influenced his childhood (and why he feels it is important for our culture today), and what happens when you rush the final stages of a painting.

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January 19, 2022 25 min

Minnie questions Jeremy Clarkson, broadcaster, journalist, and host of hit TV shows Top Gear, the Grand Tour, and Clarkson’s Farm. Jeremy discusses the forbidden food he would have for his last meal, how humans struggle with the idea of infinity, and how he learned to get out of a dinner party.

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January 12, 2022 30 min

Minnie questions Debbie Harry, founding member and vocalist of the iconic rock band Blondie. Debbie shares a moment at CBGB that changed her life, how a band called “Pure Garbage” helped launch her career, and confirms that pizza is the best.

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Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver returns for Season 2 on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.

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September 1, 2021 22 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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