Onward with Rosie O'Donnell

Onward with Rosie O'Donnell

Legendary entertainer Rosie O'Donnell shares her take on fame, family and fun from her vantage point at 61. Onward Folks! We have no other choice. During her weekly show, Rosie will speak with friends, celebrities, newsmakers, artists, poets and TikTokers.


September 26, 2023 59 mins

This week on Onward, Rosie has a fascinating conversation with Lyle Menendez. 

Many of a certain age will remember the sensational trials of Lyle and his brother Eric, found guilty of the murder of their parents. So sensational within the American zeigeist; this case has been made into movies and tv shows, it has also been studied in law school as well as a mainstay of cultural conversation.

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This week's special guest is none other than Kathy Griffin. Join us as these two long term cohorts hang out, chatting about life and stuff; both big and small.

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September 12, 2023 48 mins

This week Rosie has a very special guest, American hero, Alexander Vindman.Vindman, in honoring his oath to democracy and the constitution, reported Trump's quid pro quo phone call to Ukraine's President Zelensky.

Rosie and Alexander talk about his childhood as an immigrant growing up in NYC, his service careers in both the military and the White House, and the decision to expose Trump's abuse of power, leading to Trump's first im...

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September 5, 2023 50 mins

Writer, Actor, Producer, and Creator Lena Waithe joins Rosie for this dynamic episode! The two bond over manifesting their careers as they dreamed from a very young age and their incredible love for Mary Tyler Moore. Waithe produced the doc, 'Being Mary Tyler Moore', that Rosie also appears in...

Their powerful conversation is a true heart to heart about how different a person and their persona might be; using their voice and plat...

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August 29, 2023 53 mins

This week Rosie chats with standup comedian, actress, and author, Maria Bamford.

Listen in for their laugh out loud funny and honest conversation about dealing with mental illness, getting through day to day obstacles, and shared experiences as standup comedians.

Maria Bamford's new memoir, Sure I'll Join Your Cult, is available on Sept 5th.

Please Note: Mental Illness and OCD Issues are discussed in this episode. 

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August 22, 2023 43 mins

This week, Rosie sits down with chef and filmmaker, Elizabeth Falkner, who is a multi-award winning celebrity chef and author, a Food Network and Bravo TV regular, and has appeared as both a competitor on Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef, and as a judge on Top Chef Masters and Top Chef Just Desserts.  She also happens to be Rosie's personal chef! Together they speak passionately about and Chef Falkner's first documentary SO...

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August 15, 2023 48 mins

Rosie's guest this week is comedian, political commentator, host, mother and old friend, Samantha Bee.

Tune in as they chat about everything under the sun, including feeling like their kids' private Uber drivers, the shocking loss of hard fought for rights, and the untold issues and insanity of menopause!

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August 8, 2023 47 mins

This weeks guest, Marci Marie Simmons, is building a new life after surviving 10 years in a Texas Prison. With over 250K followers on Tiktok, Marci answers questions about what life was really like behind bars. She's become an activist and advocate for those still inside. She's also become a friend of Rosie's, having captured her interest and respect - first online with her prison cooking antics and then in person as a fierce woman...

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August 1, 2023 47 mins

This week, Rosie has a conversation with dear friend, collaborator and mentor, and documentary empress, Sheila Nevins. Throughout her tenure, Nevins has focused the lens on character-driven stories, allowing real people to do the talking. Lauded by both audiences and critics, Nevins’ unique theatrical style has garnered numerous awards for her and her team throughout her career. A New Yorker through and through, Nevins is famous fo...

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July 25, 2023 46 mins

This week, Rosie chats with bariatric surgeon, Dr. Daniel Rosen. Rosie was recently prescribed Mounjaro to control her diabetes. (Mounjaro is approved strictly to treat Type 2 diabetes and it has not yet been F.D.A approved as a weight loss drug.) Since being on it, Rosie has experienced slow and steady weight loss and, even more surprising, she's been able to say goodbye to the non-stop food chatter she's had to deal with for year...

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July 18, 2023 50 mins

On this week's episode, Rosie catches up with her dear friend and 'little sister,' Kristin Chenoweth. In 1999, after Rosie saw Kristin in the Broadway show, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, in the role of Sally, Rosie predicted she was going to be a "huge huge huge star." And as we now know, Rosie was correct. But what neither of them realized back when Kristin first came on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, was that that was the beginning...

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July 11, 2023 43 mins

This week, Rosie welcomes the dynamic lead singer of the Go-Go's, Belinda Carlisle, who has also had an incredibly successful solo career. Rosie and Belinda have met several times before in that 'showbiz' way, but it's not until this conversation that they realize they have a ton in common, both in their paths and their perspectives. Listen to their friendship blossom, and you'll understand why Rosie now calls Belinda her new best ...

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July 4, 2023 55 mins

In 2018, Rosie heard about a case involving a woman named Reality Winner, who was arrested and charged with sending a classified document anonymously to the news outlet The Intercept. The leaked document confirmed Russian interference in the 2016 election. In the immediate aftermath of her arrest, Winner was vilified in the press and by the sitting president and his administration. And that propelled Rosie to work even harder to fi...

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June 27, 2023 38 mins

Our final guest for Pride Month couldn't have set the bar higher. Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award Winning actor, singer, writer, and director Billy Porter sits down with Rosie to mark the occasion. Rosie and Billy's friendship, love and support for each other dates back to the Grease Broadway revival in the mid 90's and they travel through it all together in this conversation, as long as the Wi-Fi connection allowed it!

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June 20, 2023 40 mins

Unrivaled Sensation, Activist and Gay Icon Cyndi Lauper, is the third very special guest of our Pride Month episodes. Listen in as two dear friends catch up with each other in a funny, heartbreaking, wacky and poignant way, as only two longtime friends could. They gab about their latest life happenings, their careers, and the day-to-day battle to use your voice and platform to unite for the good of mankind and the world. (And do yo...

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June 13, 2023 45 mins

To continue our Pride Month celebration, one of our very favorite LGBTQ+ allies', star of stage and screen, Bridget Everett, joins Rosie this week. Listen in for some real talk about what authentic visibility means when you're different and growing up in small town America. It's a fast and fun roller coaster through Bridget's amazing life, career and family of friends and how that manifested into her hit show on HBO Max, Somebody, ...

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June 6, 2023 51 mins

To kick off Pride Month, we could not be prouder or more honored to share Rosie's conversation with multi-award-winning actor, Holland Taylor. Together, Rosie and Holland traverse their storied lives: from psilocybin trips, to the work that goes into acting, to how Holland wrote and produced her one-woman show "ANN," to never even being asked about sexual preferences back in the day, and to present day loves and life experiences.


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May 30, 2023 46 mins

MegaSuperStar rapper, producer and best-selling author, Logic, has way more in common with Rosie O'Donnell than one could ever imagine. Listen as their budding friendship and mutual respect grows with each sentence, as they cover everything from family, mental illness, succeeding against all odds, and then taking a pause at the pinnacle of fame. Plus, finding out how they found each other will bring a tear to your eye.

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May 23, 2023 47 mins

Singer, Actress, Broadway Star and Ferocious Mom, Stephanie Mills, catches up with her friend Rosie O'Donnell. Sharing stories and experiences, about and with their special needs' kids, neither will back down from truth and it makes for a fantastically lively, fun and poignant conversation.

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May 16, 2023 46 mins

Ricki Lake and Rosie chat and giggle about sex, drugs and hosting talk shows! Just say YES Nancy Reagan!

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