Sometimes you just want to listen to something and laugh, you know?
The perfect answer to that situation is 2 Dope Queens, a weekly podcast by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. You can pick any episode at random, but I’m recommending Episode 33, because it’s the latest one so it’s easy to find at the top of that link.
Two-person podcasts hold promise for eavesdropping on hilarious friend conversations, and 2 Dope Queens, taped before a live audience, delivers. They are so dang funny. I don’t always get the language or the pop culture references (due to age), sometimes I’m embarrassed by the sexual frankness (due to age), but then I get over myself and just laugh. I mean, even an old gal gets the truth and funniness of the concept of the “home bra.” (Raise your hand if you’ve got a home bra.)
To give a sense of what you’re in for, here’s WNYC’s blurb on the show:
Join the 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t.
But seriously, if WNYC is producing it, how inappropriate can it be? They’re the Car Talk people! Weekend Edition! Home of the home bra! If it’s not your thing, pass it by, but if you can’t stop laughing, you’re welcome.