Tig and Cheryl: True Story

By Tig Notaro and Cheryl Hines

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Join Tig Notaro (One Mississippi, Star Trek) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as they discuss a new documentary every week, with plenty of hilarious diversions and memorable stories along the way!

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BONUS: Amanda Knox Interview!

Today, on a very special BONUS episode of True Story, Amanda Knox herself pays a visit to the podcast to discuss the documentary that shares her name. Tig and Cheryl get answers on Amanda's police interrogation, her time in prison, and what her life is like now. Amanda gives our doc-duo a candid, behind the scenes look into a story that continues to attract controversy and fascination. (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Nov 23, 2020
Amanda Knox

Tig and Cheryl discuss Netflix's "Amanda Knox," a look back at the tabloid-headline making murder case that includes a host of interviews from key players, including Amanda herself. Cheryl celebrates the anniversary of a memorable massage, Tig speculates on how Cheryl would react if she started dating Amanda, and our doc-duo shares some laughs over Amanda's a-meat-a-balls! *this episode contains spoilers* (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Nov 16, 2020
The Queen of Versailles

Join Tig and Cheryl for a tour of an unfinished mega-mansion on the outskirts of Orlando, as they discuss the hit documentary "The Queen of Versailles"! Tig and Cheryl share laughs over doggie bags and dog doors, swap timeshare stories, and give advice for cleaning up poop as they review one of the most bizarre and entertaining "riches to rags" stories ever told. *this episode contains spoilers* (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Nov 09, 2020
20 Feet From Stardom

Tig and Cheryl explore the long walk to the spotlight as they discuss the Oscar-winning backup singer doc "20 Feet From Stardom". Our doc-duo swaps stories about discovering their singing abilities (or lack thereof), get chills from listening to "Gimme Shelter," and yes... even take a shot at singing some songs themselves! *this episode contains spoilers* (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Nov 02, 2020
Boys State

Tig and Cheryl elect to discuss Boys State, a timely 2020 documentary following a group of teenage boys as they run for office at an annual  mock government summer camp held in Austin, Texas. Our hosts are impressed by the political ability of some of the boys-- but dismayed by the "talent show" portion of the doc. Tig also ponders why guys chant "hoo, hoo."

*this episode contains spoilers* (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Oct 26, 2020
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Enter Sandman, as well as Tig and Cheryl, as our favorite doc-duo discusses this alternately heavy and hilarious documentary chronicling the interpersonal drama of one of the biggest rock acts of all time. From one band member's questionable fashion sense, to another's confident use of the word "squillions," Tig and Cheryl have plenty of insights and stories to share, whether you've seen the documentary or not! 

*this episode contains spoilers* (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Oct 19, 2020
The Staircase

Tig and Cheryl take on their first true crime documentary with the classic docuseries The Staircase. Aside from analyzing whether an owl might have commited the crime, Cheryl can't get over the poor cooking skills of a convicted murderer, and Tig talks about a certain criminal defense attorney she feels could be her "type." 

*this episode contains spoilers* 


Oct 12, 2020
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Tig and Cheryl discuss daring performance artist Marina Abramovic on this extremely revealing (in more ways than one) episode of True Story! Our two hosts review which moments in the film made them cry, before nearly crying laughing at their recollections of performance art mishaps in their past. Plus, Tig talks about how Marina has personally inspired her.

 *This episode contains spoilers* (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)

Oct 05, 2020
Tiger King, with Director Eric Goode

Tig and Cheryl welcome their first guest to the podcast, Tiger King director and producer Eric Goode! Tig and Cheryl get answers on some of their biggest questions about the bizarre world of Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and captive tigers, as Eric provides candid insight into the behind-the-scenes making of the biggest documentary of 2020.  

*This episode contains spoilers*


Sep 28, 2020
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Tig and Cheryl discuss Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, a doc chronicling the most infamous fiasco in music festival history. The duo make plans to save the swimming pigs, review potential lessons Tig could learn from "The Secret", and debate how to talk (or not talk) about the birds and the bees with their respective kids.

*This episode contains spoilers*


Sep 21, 2020
A Band Called Death

On the very first episode of True Story, Tig and Cheryl discuss A Band Called Death, a doc about a trio of brothers who formed a '70s punk band in Detroit that gets rediscovered decades later. Tig shares a story about a firsthand experience with the band, and the two discuss their least favorite band names, include Hoobastank and "Chubbawubba."

*This episode contains spoilers!*

Sep 14, 2020
Announcing Tig and Cheryl: True Story!

Tig Notaro (Star Trek, One Mississippi) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) are excited to announce their new podcast! Every week they'll discuss a different documentary, with plenty of memorable stories and hilarity along the way.


Subscribe now-- the first episode of Tig and Cheryl: True Story arrives September 14th!

Sep 08, 2020