Listen to These 7 Episodes While You Wait for the Queens' Special

By Olivia Armstrong

Now in its fourth season on WYNC radio, 2 Dope Queens is a must-listen podcast. Hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams tackle topics in the cultural zeitgeist, cementing each episode with their sharp commentary. Special guests — who have ranged from Jon Hamm to LeVar Burton — chime in too. If you’re new to the world of 2 Dope Queens, here are a few episodes to get you hooked before the duo’s special arrives in 2018.

"Black Women Are for Grown Ups"
Release Date: Oct 10, 2017
Length: 60 minutes
Special Guests: LeVar Burton, Nore Davis and Beth Stelling

Don’t feel like going back in time to hop on the 2 Dope Queens podcast revolution? This episode is from the Queens’ latest season on WNYC. It’s Jessica’s birthday and there’s reason to celebrate — and drink plenty.

"Carrie Brownstein’s First Date"
Release Date: Apr 11, 2017
Length: 47 minutes
Special Guests: Carrie Brownstein, Pete Holmes (Crashing) and Solomon Georgio

Phoebe and Jessica encourage writer-producer-comedian-musician extraordinaire Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Transparent) to dish about her life-changing first date. Plus, Pete Holmes is frustrated with weight loss and Solomon Georgio welcomes the bad with the good in his new relationship.

"A Jon Hamm Sandwich"
Release Date: Apr 4, 2017
Length: 61 minutes
Special Guests: Jon Hamm, Chris Garcia and Morgan Murphy

The actor behind the always-serious Don Draper of Mad Men lets loose with Jessica and Phoebe. Then, comedian Chris Garcia feels for his immigrant parents and Morgan Murphy navigates the discouraging dating app realm.

"Oh, Hello!"
Release Date: Nov 24, 2016
Length: 18 minutes
Special Guests: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll

Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney) join the queens in a very special crossover of 2 Dope Queens and the cantankerous two-man Broadway play, Oh, Hello!

"That Time I Had Sex With The Rock"
Release Date: Nov 22, 2016
Length: 52 minutes
Special Guests: Dan Soder, Josh Johnson and Sarah Tollemache

Phoebe talks about the time her and Dwayne Johnson had a moment on Twitter. Plus, Dan Soder talks dating, Josh Johnson confesses to his lackluster dance floor moves and Sarah Tollemache has an interesting experience with her birth control.

“Trying to Work Through the Feels”
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Length: 44 minutes
Special Guests: Langston Kerman (Insecure), Emmy Blotnick and Alingon Mitra

Still relevant nearly a year later, Jessica and Phoebe try to make sense of the world following the 2016 presidential election while comedians Langston Kerman, Emily Blotnick and Alingon Mitra try to help you forget about the bad news cycle.

“Hamilton Adjacent”
Release Date: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 61 minutes
Special Guest: Ilana Glazer

If you can’t afford to see the cultural broadway movement Hamilton, Phoebe and Jessica assure you that their show is “Hamilton adjacent” — and much cheaper. This essential episode features Broad City co-creator and star Ilana Glazer, who set Phoebe up with Phoebe’s now-ex.

2 Dope Queens premieres on HBO in 2018.