Empty Inside

Empty Inside

"Empty Inside" is a podcast where host Jennette McCurdy talks with a different guest each episode, doing a deep dive into a specific topic. General topic areas are comedy, eating disorders, filmmaking, jealousy, therapy, and the crippling sense of doom we all face as we desperately try to fill the void within.

Episodes

May 12, 2021 49 min

guest: elsie fisher. topic: self-doubt.

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guest: lea waters. topic: toxic mothers.

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April 28, 2021 66 min

guest: karan brar. topic: child acting.

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April 21, 2021 54 min

guest: misha osherovich. topic: identity.

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March 24, 2021 83 min

guest: james robertson. topic: storytelling.

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March 17, 2021 55 min

guest: caroline miller. topic: overcoming bulimia.

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March 10, 2021 69 min

guests: joshua fields millburn and ryan nicodemus. topic: minimalism.

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March 3, 2021 62 min

guest: audrey brianne. topic: mental health stigmas.

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February 24, 2021 81 min

guest: anna faris.  topic: fish out of water.

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November 25, 2020 63 min

i talk with whitmer thomas (his special “the golden one” is out now on HBO) about our dead moms. how have we processed our grief ? do we feel anger toward our deceased mothers ? what horrific and hilarious memories can we conjure from our mothers’ terminal months ?

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November 18, 2020 76 min

i talk with my friend and brilliant comedian daniel sloss (his special “x” is on hbo. his specials “dark” + “jigsaw” are on netflix) about confidence. how can you differentiate between legitimate confidence and false, ego-based confidence ? where does confidence come from and is it possible to fake it ?

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November 11, 2020 66 min

i talk with bestselling author / harvard psychology professor susan david about handling difficult emotions. how can we avoid brooding in or bottling up our feelings ? how does knowing our values help us to manage our emotions ? what's the matter with today's increasingly popular happiness movement ?

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November 4, 2020 47 min

i talk with comedian/actress esther povitsky (her special Hot For My Name is out on Comedy Central now) about antidepressants. how did getting on antidepressants change esther's life ? what led her to get on them in the first place ? and should i get on them immediately ?!?!?

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October 28, 2020 61 min

i talk with best-selling author / life coach christine hassler about the challenges of being in your 20s. how do you start to take accountability for your life ? how can you establish boundaries and healthy family dynamics ? and most importantly, why did no one tell us that our 20s would be such a shit show ? i mean seriously, what is this shit ?

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October 21, 2020 58 min

i talk with olympic runner/bobsledder lolo jones about her various olympic experiences as well as her turbulent upbringing that paved the way for her olympic dreams. 

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October 14, 2020 64 min

i talk with author / this american life editor / yale graduate susan burton (her memoir empty is out now) about our adolescent experiences with eating disorders . what were our first memories of wanting to change our bodies ? how did we feel when we were on various rungs of the eating disorder “hierarchy”  ? did our eating disorders stem from a fixation on little girlhood and wanting to stay child-like ?

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October 7, 2020 52 min

i talk with comedy producer / photographer / my dear friend mandee johnson (her book super serious is out now) about adjusting and how covid has changed our courses in life .

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September 30, 2020 37 min

i talk with comedian taylor tomlinson about dating. what are the most important lessons we’ve learned from past relationships ? would we still have chemistry with any of our exes if we met them today ?  in which relationship were we the worst versions of ourselves ?

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September 23, 2020 62 min

i talk with comedian/actress arden myrin about humor. when were our senses of humor the cringiest ? when have we used humor as a defense mechanism to mask our pain ? what eventually led us to develop senses of humor that were more genuine to us ? (arden’s book Little Miss Little Compton is out September 29th !! you can pre-order it now at www.ardenmyrin.com).

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September 16, 2020 56 min

i talk with influencer / skincare expert hyram yarbro about how he came to terms with his sexuality while growing up in the LDS church, our opposite experiences with our mormon upbringings (for me, church was an escape. for hyram, a prison), and the danger of suppressing our emotions .

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