Sip on This with Ashley Nicole Black

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Need advice from some super smart women about your career, love life, or maybe what to do with all that rage you're feeling? Comedy writer Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) brings her popular DAME advice column, "Sip On This," to life, pulling in amazing guest co-hosts like Ijeoma Oluo, Samantha Bee, Rebecca Traister and more to answer listeners' questions.

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Introducing Drilled: A true-crime podcast about climate change

While you wait for the next season of Sip On This, binge season 1 of another hit Critical Frequency podcast: Drilled, a true-crime look at climate change. Season 1 explores the corporate-funded creation and spread of climate denial.


Jan 06, 2019
Introducing Peace of Mind, with Bhi Bhiman

While you're waiting for season 2 of Sip On This, check out Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman. The first full-length album released as a podcast, Peace of Mind digs into the various issues behind this political album from singer/songwriter (and SOT theme song creator) Bhi Bhiman, from immigration to gender to voting rights, with thought leaders like author Dave Eggers, podcaster and lawyer Rabia Chaudry, Snap Judgement creator and host Glynn Washington, Mueller She Wrote's Jaleesa Johnson, former district court judge and voting rights expert Ladoris Cordell and a whole lot more. 

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Dec 31, 2018
Robin Thede on Being the First, Being the Best, and Being a Boss

In the season finale, Ashley's friend, actress, writer and comedian Robin Thede (the first Black woman to be a head writer on a late night show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, after which she hosted her own talk show on BET, The Rundown with Robin Thede) joins her to give advice on navigating career drama and being a boss. 

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Dec 21, 2018
Ellevest CEO and co-founder Sallie Krawcheck Answers All Your Money Questions

Not sure when or if you should invest? Which debts to pay off first? Think "investing" just means buying stock? Sallie Krawcheck has been working for years to make investing more accessible to women; she joins Ashley to answer all your questions about money and planning. 

Dec 14, 2018
Charlotte Clymer on Owning Trolls, Managing Anger, and Fighting the Good Fight for Equality

Activist and journalist Charlotte Clymer joins Ashley to answer questions about dealing with everything from anger to oppressive gender norms and how parents can push against them. 

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Dec 07, 2018
Improv Group and "The Teachers" Stars The Katydids on Getting Your Dream and Then Living with It

The Katydids are six-woman improv group whose names are all a variation of Katie. Their popular web series was made into a hit TV Land sitcom, The Teachers, this year. In this episode they talk to Ashley and listeners about not just achieving a dream but what happens to your life once you're living that dream. 

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Nov 30, 2018
Special Thanksgiving Episode with the Mom Who Gives the Best Advice, Angela Black

In this special Thanksgiving episode, Ashley brings on her number-one go-to for advice—her mom, Angela Black—to tackle listeners' questions about parenting and family. 

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Nov 23, 2018
Samantha Bee on Balance, Fairness, and Being a Good Boss

Ashley brings on her Full Frontal boss, Samantha Bee, for advice on everything from managing kids and work to forming a fair marriage to being the sort of boss who's not too nice or too harsh. 

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Nov 16, 2018
Ijeoma Oluo on Wearing What You Love, and Talking about Race

Author Ijeoma Olua answers Ashley's question about embracing bold fashion and gives listeners advice on complex questions about race. Check out her book So You Want to Talk about Race here:

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Nov 09, 2018
Amber Tamblyn on Allies and Playing the Long Game

Author, director, actress, and activist Amber Tamblyn joins Ashley to talk about not letting other people tell you who you are, the importance of a diverse coalition in pushing forward progressive ideals, teaching men to be allies, and how women's anger keeps us in the fight for the long haul.

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Nov 02, 2018
Amber Ruffin on Getting and Staying Happy

Comedian and comedy writer Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Myers) joins Ashley to share the secret of her persistent happiness, how to meet a great husband, how to meet new friends, and more.

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Oct 26, 2018
Rebecca Traister on the Power of Women's Anger

Author Rebecca Traister joins Ashley to answer reader letters on how to move forward when they're filled with rage over everything from politics to #MeToo. Traister is the author of All the Single Ladies and, out this month Good and Mad, about the catalytic power of women's anger.

Oct 19, 2018
Welcome to Sip On This with Ashley Nicole Black

Prepare to have all your life's problems solved! This new advice podcast from comedy writer and actress Ashley Nicole Black and friends, presented by Dame Magazine, features amazing guest co-hosts like Samantha Bee, Rebecca Traister, Amber Ruffin, Robin Thede, Amber Tamblyn, Martha Plimpton, and more. Subscribe today! First episode out October 19th. New episodes every Friday through the end of 2018.

Oct 08, 2018