Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best

Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best

It's me, your friend Busy Philipps! My creative partner Caissie St. Onge & I love making things that we believe people need & will love & we’ve had so many plans. We had plans to do a TV show that would shake up late night! And we think it kinda did! For six months. We adored our genius, scrappy creative team at “Busy Tonight” as much as we loved our audience, so when we broke the news that we’d been canceled, we vowed to get back up & make even bigger plans to invent a whole new way of doing things in the entertainment biz, to reunite our beautiful staff & change the game for everyone! An entertainment Utopia! And we were so close, then...the world changed. Now those plans are, at the very least, on hold. So, we've shifted gears, like everyone has had to, & with our friends, we're just doing our best, taking it slow & talking to fascinating friends about how *they* are doing *their* best. They’ll tell us all about those times in their lives when a setback actually led to the right thing. Maybe it was a job that didn't pan out, but opened the door to an even more perfect one, or maybe it's how they studied for years to do the thing they thought was their calling, only to fall into something else that felt like kismet. The thing is, we want to share those moments because right now EVERYBODY is having one of those moments. Maybe we'll all learn something life-changing or maybe we'll just have a conversation where we break down in tears, then laugh at ourselves for crying. Whatever happens, we can assure you, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best!

Episodes

December 1, 2021 122 min
This week, Busy discusses how the third time was the charm when seeing Harry Styles. And she breaks down what happened on the float during the Thanksgiving Day parade & why she had a panic attack right on the Peacock. Caissie talks about what happened during Thanksgiving dinner at her house & how a potentially devastating disaster was narrowly averted. Mostly. Both women share how they are doing their best this week & B...
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This week, Busy & Caissie discuss the problematic origins of Thanksgiving as we know them & suggest alternative themes for celebration. Plus, they discuss whether gossip is ever okay or not, and they reveal a giant lie they once told a bunch of people. As Busy prepares to mount a giant Peacock to ride through Times Square in the Macy’s Day Parade, she ponders a potentially explosive question & both women share how they’...
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November 17, 2021 171 min
This week, Busy & Caissie attempt an experiment where instead of recording the podcast all at once, they record a little bit every day. How did they do? You’ll find out! Plus Busy has a couple important announcements to make because there are a couple of big changes happening in her life. And Caissie shares a customer service experience that almost drove her to a life of crime. And, their friend Heather Matarazzo make a little ...
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November 9, 2021 132 min
This week, it’s just Busy & Caissie. Biz suspects someone of sabotage & Cais explains how to slide slightly into more debt while actually physically injuring yourself enacting a plan that was specifically engineered to keep you from injuring yourself! They explore the online dragging of a certain celebrity fella who authored a certain social media post that certainly struck many of you as weird at best, but kinda sad & ...
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November 3, 2021 168 min
This week, Caissie tries to share some thrifting tips with Busy, who suspects she’s maybe been at least slightly swindled her whole life. Then, actors, writers, directors & beloved hilarious internet stars, Brian Jordan Alvarez & Stephanie Koenig swing through to talk about their new project, “A Spy Movie” & their hopes that it goes *BIG VIRAL*! Sponsors: OliveandJune.com PROMO CODE: BEST for 20% off your first mani s...
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October 27, 2021 152 min
Busy’s back to work on Girls5Eva, exhausted and unfiltered. Find out what happened right before that time Taylor Swift Facetimed her in the jungle! Caissie is also dishing a little bit of goss on a celebrity who has a fascinating phobia. They’re both doing their best at some things, including overcoming Busy’s loose microphone cord, which did cause some chaos. But then, the wonderful Andrea Barber who you know and love as Kimmy Gib...
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October 20, 2021 161 min
This week, Busy & Caissie are guestless & a little bit restless. Find out what happened when Busy found herself alone and a little stoned with a small electric device. And speaking of energy, Busy feels like there’s a weird one between her & Caissie. Is Caissie being mean to Busy? You decide! SPONSORS:  ZocDoc.com/DoingHerBest Download the app to sign up for free OliveandJune.com PROMO CODE: BEST for 20% off your firs...
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October 13, 2021 199 min
This week, Biz & Cais are still trying to get to the bottom of who IS a bad art friend. Plus, Busy had another theater drama. Good news, though, there is a small crack in the clouds over her recent hasty move to temporary housing. You’ll get this joke when you listen! Then, their friend, actor John Ross Bowie from “The Big Bang Theory” and “Speechless” stops by to discuss the 3 Ps, preschools, pivots and his new podcast “Househ...
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October 6, 2021 182 min
This week Busy and Caissie discuss how the after-effects of Busy’s retreat are holding up. Is she still feeling the bliss? Caissie talks about what she thinks is the difference between a job and a calling, and somebody cries a couple times. You’ll find out who! Then, the truly wonderful BenDeLaCreme swings through to talk about RuPaul’s Drag Race, making movies and the many pivots that have shaped her life. SPONSORS: Jinjer.us/BE...
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September 29, 2021 165 min
This week, things are a little different. Busy has returned from her retreat at last and has lots and lots to share with everyone. Is she feeling her best? Find out! Then, actor Piper Perabo dials in to talk about the pivot that changed her career even though she’d already been acting for many years. SPONSORS: Zocdoc.com/DoingHerBest to download the app & sign up for FREE HelixSleep.com/Best up to $200 off mattress orders, pl...
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September 22, 2021 192 min
This episode was pre-recorded at the end of last week in preparation for Busy’s absence *this* week as she attends “Crying Camp.” Busy and Caissie did their bests to predict how the Emmys would turn out and how Busy would handle it if the retreat tried to make her drink unfiltered water without electrolytes. Were they right about anything? Find out! Then their friend, writer/comedian/actor, Phoebe Robinson from Two Dope Queens come...
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September 15, 2021 189 min
As Busy prepares to go off to “crying camp” she and Caissie reflect on how they did their best despite the heaviness this week has carried, but also how much lighter they both are feeling. Perhaps that’s because their guests are two of their dearest friends, the hosts of the Stay F. Homekins podcast, comedian Paul F. Tompkins and actor/writer Janie Haddad-Tompkins! PFT and Janie share some really important personal and career pivot...
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September 8, 2021 175 min
Busy & Caissie are doing their best, but, not gonna lie, it’s been a rough several days…in our world, in our country and in Busy’s flooded basement. However, this episode’s guest appearance is rare and special. Once in a lifetime, really. This week marks 7 years since Joan Rivers has been gone and, by chance, Caissie recently found a long-lost interview she recorded with Joan, her friend and mentor and colleague, ten years ago,...
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September 1, 2021 188 min
This week Busy arrived back in New York & was immediately faced with an impossible task. Did she succeed? You’ll find out! Caissie is doing her best to have perspective. She also reveals her recently discovered secret that can help you when you’re looking in the mirror & about to make a bad hair decision. Then iconic comedic actress Julia Duffy joins Biz & Cais to talk about how she almost didn’t go to her audition for ...
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August 25, 2021 171 min
This week, Biz & Cais are doing their best. But, things *could* be better. What do they have to worry about? Worms, getting needles stuck in places they’d rather not, finding out what the doctor at the end of that needle has to say, loneliness, neediness and whether or not they’ll ever be able to make a playlist on Spotify. Then, star (and writer) of Rutherford Falls on Peacock, comedian Jana Schmieding, comes thru to discuss t...
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August 18, 2021 183 min
It’s the one year anniversary of “Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best” and Busy and Caissie are celebrating by…having some sound issues! Whatever, it’s fine. See the name of the podcast. Busy isn’t really sure what she’s doing her best at, but she knows what isn’t going so great for her right now. She does successfully guess what happened to Caissie that may have scarred her son for life, though. Then, actor Meredith Salenger stops by ...
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August 11, 2021 170 min
This week, Busy & Caissie welcome a guest co-host, their friend & American Horror Story star, Leslie Grossman! They discuss how they are each doing their best. Topics include old Hollywood tricks for dealing with farts, anti-vaxxer angst, literally taping your own mouth shut, why celebrities can’t stop bragging about not bathing, how Sarah Paulson is the best and so much more. Then, Sheena Meade, the executive director of T...
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August 4, 2021 191 min
This week, Busy and Caissie continue to break every podcast rule by doing another audio unboxing where nobody can see what is being unboxed and just have to take their word for how cool everything is! Caissie has a vision for yet another invention that she thinks could be a life-changer for her, but Busy worries that her inventions that never come to fruition might be standing in the way of Caissie’s true calling. Busy is doing her...
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July 28, 2021 203 min
Busy and Caissie are back after an unplanned week off last week and Busy can finally tell everyone about the big secret she has been doing her best at keeping! It’s a good one! Meanwhile, Caissie fills us in on the reason there was no podcast last week and how she’s been doing her best at handling that. PLUS, B and C have an in-depth discussion of BPIDHB’s very first incredibly viral moment. Spoiler alert: It concerns Bennifer Agai...
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July 14, 2021 204 min
This week, Busy and Caissie are both away from home. Busy is in South Carolina, and Caissie is on a road trip, calling in from the Radisson in Duluth, Minnesota and a Taco Bell parking lot in Wyoming. They both are doing their best at some things, but let’s be honest, they could always be doing better! Caissie talks about visiting Prince’s shoes at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis and carrying arou...
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