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!


September 27, 2023 149 mins
This week, Busy has an interesting discovery about her sexuality. Plus, something that Caissie never intended for anyone to see was seen…by a lot of people. And http://MoveOn.org’s Rahna Epting cruises by to talk about their “Banned Bookmobile Tour”! SPONSORS: http://BEISTRAVEL.COM/best for 15% off your first luggage purchase http://blueland.com/BEST for 15% off your first order of beautiful, endlessly refillable home cleaning p...
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This week, Busy made a brisket and broke it off with a friend. Caissie is getting set for her plus size clothing sale and explains why she’s too lazy to sell clothes online like Busy does. Then, comedian Chris Fleming stops by to talk about EVERYTHING including his new special, his bath addiction and the growth he has on his shoulder that is identical to one Emily BB also has! SPONSORS: http://Cariuma.com/BEST for 15% off stylish...
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September 13, 2023 127 mins
This week, even though Busy has Covid again and is stuck inside her apartment, she and Caissie are delighted to have their old friend and co-host, Shantira Jackson, joining them for a reunion! They had so much to talk about including what Shantira’s new passion is now that she’s been on strike for months, what happened when Caissie’s husband opened the glass shower door box that has been sitting outside their bathroom for months an...
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September 6, 2023 179 mins
This week, Busy wasn’t sure she was ready to return to the podcast, but she showed up to remember her friend Kate. Then, Broadway’s Bonnie Milligan talks about how the recent loss of her father affected her Tony Award-winning performance in “Kimberly Akimbo.” Trigger Warning: Discussion of death and dying SPONSORS: http://AthleticGreens.com/BUSY for a 1 year-supply of Vitamin D, plus 5 free travel packs of AG1’s special blend of ...
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August 30, 2023 215 mins
This week, Busy and Caissie take a look back at some of their favorite moments with Andrew Rannells, Rosie O’Donnell, David Letterman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond! SPONSORS: At any store, you can buy 1 JuneShine package of premium canned cocktails with no added sugar, and get the 2nd for only a penny ($0.01). Go to JUNESHINE.com/BUSY, text them a photo of your receip...
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August 23, 2023 99 mins
Busy and Caissie asked if any of you needed any advice from us and boy did you ever! So, they did our best to answer some of them and they hope it helps! SPONSORS: http://Wildgrain.com/BUSY for $30 off your first box of bake from frozen artisanal breads, pastries and pastas. PLUS FREE CROISSANTS! http://NUTRAFOL.com/scalp CODE: BUSY for $10 off your first scalp care order http://BEISTRAVEL.COM/best for 15% off your first luggag...
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August 16, 2023 178 mins
Every week, Busy and Caissie ask their guests about a major pivot they’ve faced in their lives. Whenever anyone chooses to generously share something that is so deeply personal while also being incredibly relatable, their stories are unforgettable. This week, author and queer activist Glennon Doyle, journalist Lisa Ling, actor and director Natalie Morales, actor Julia Duffy, comedian Nikki Glaser, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-S...
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August 9, 2023 110 mins
This week, Busy and Caissie are answering some of YOUR questions! Like, how do they stop life from flying by and what skincare products they use and what celebrities they’ve worked with who surprised them the most. You get the picture! SPONSORS: At any store, you can buy 1 JuneShine package of premium canned cocktails with no added sugar, and get the 2nd for only a penny ($0.01). Go to JUNESHINE.com/BUSY, text them a photo of you...
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August 2, 2023 154 mins
This week, Busy has felt a shift in something. The atmosphere, the energy in the Universe. Something! Meanwhile, Caissie shares a professional memory of Paul Reubens while Busy’s got a personal one.  SPONSORS: http://BEISTRAVEL.COM/best for 15% off your first luggage purchase http://Greenpan.us PROMO CODE: BEST for 30% off your order, plus free shipping on orders over $99 http://Wildgrain.com/BUSY for $30 off your first box of ...
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July 26, 2023 161 mins
This week, Busy & Caissie compare their experiences seeing the movie everyone is talking about, which they can’t name, because of the strike. Caissie also clarifies what she wasn’t doing to her husband in broad daylight in the parking lot of a big box home repair store. Then, actor, dancer, singer, model and one of the stars of a massively popular hit TV show that also shan’t be named, Heather Morris, joins the party to talk about ...
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July 19, 2023 173 mins
This week, Busy describes a horrible accident she had on the street where there were several serious casualties! Then she and Caissie welcome their first post SAG-AFTRA strike guest, Samantha Bee, and things get weird as they try to talk without breaking any strike rules by not mentioning any TV projects, past or present. Instead, they discuss whether or not they are having sex, weird Canadian soda habits, a gossip site rumor about...
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July 12, 2023 145 mins
This week, Busy is feeling burnt out and Caissie can’t take the TikToks she used to watch. They discuss Jonah Hill’s texts to his ex, the Colleen Ballinger controversy and the best wedding Busy ever attended in her life. SPONSORS: http://BEISTRAVEL.COM/best for 15% off your first luggage purchase http://ForiaWellness.com/BEST for 20% off your 1st order of all-natural plant based intimacy products http://AthleticGreens.com/BUSY ...
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July 6, 2023 199 mins
This week, Busy and Caissie discuss how it happened that they were both in New York City, sleeping in the same house, yet barely saw each other at all. Plus Busy describes a transcendent meeting with one of her heroes and how she is now in possession of a magic hat that is changing her life, while Caissie shares a hat story that is the OPPOSITE of magical. Then, actor and writer, Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds...
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June 28, 2023 136 mins
This week, Busy’s in Los Angeles for one part of the podcast and New York for the other. Find out what 9000 Instagram followers saw before she deleted her post! And find out why Caissie had to slink out of a performance Busy was doing without giving her a ride home like she had offered. Then, listen as Modern Family star, the sparkling Jesse Tyler Ferguson, relives one of his most awkward celebrity encounters and find out how his r...
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June 21, 2023 178 mins
This week, even though LA is still giving Busy very intense mixed signals, she’s looking forward to her upcoming live show with “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” and performing onstage with a bunch of lifelong friends. Caissie brags about the vegan hot fudge she made for pizza night at Emily BB’s house. Then, award-winning comedian Alex Edelman enters the chat to talk about imposter syndrome, pottery and what it’s like to suddenly be ...
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June 14, 2023 193 mins
This week, Busy is back in Los Angeles even though she might feel like Los Angeles doesn’t want her here, and Caissie has embarked on a strength training program she may not need based on what she accidentally did to her sons’ bathroom door. Then, author, yoga teacher, entrepreneur and advocate, Jessamyn Stanley joins the party to talk about her experience as a fat, Black, queer woman who is bringing yoga to every body, while makin...
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This week, Busy’s packing and moving AGAIN, while also trying to juggle some semblance of a social life with being a mom. Caissie is experiencing a menopause symptom she had never heard of in her life. Then, their friend Marcella Kroll (@savedbythespell on Instagram) joins the chat to talk about her intuitive gifts and how embracing them saved her life. SPONSORS: http://AthleticGreens.com/BUSY for a 1 year-supply of Vitamin D, pl...
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May 31, 2023 202 mins
This week, it’s Caissie’s birthday and she’s finally back from Cape Cod, and Busy is feeling so many things, both as a Taylor Swift fan and a parent whose oldest will be off to boarding school soon. Then, author and hilarious person Samantha Irby stops by to talk about her new bestseller “Quietly Hostile” while comparing IBS notes with Busy and contemplating what one should do after seeing a Satanically sacrificed pigeon in Manhatt...
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May 24, 2023 156 mins
This week, find out how things went on the Whale Watch Memorial for Caissie’s mom and what happened when Busy decided to stop for the night because of a torrential downpour on her way to Cape Cod. Then, Busy’s friend, Christa Miller pops in to talk about working not only as an actor on Scrubs, Cougar Town and now Shrinking on Apple+, but also being the music supervisor on all those shows and more. And, she doesn’t just work with ro...
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May 17, 2023 153 mins
This week, Busy breaks down how she spent her Mother’s Day, driving to Philly for a Taylor Swift concert. Caissie describes her infuriating overly casual traveling style. Then, human sunshine Ellie Kemper drops by to discuss some memories from The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and to talk about her new gig, The Great American Baking Show on Roku. Plus, Ellie shares something she did recently that she swears she will never, ever...
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