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Join Lauren and Jesi as they re-watch their hero, Murphy Brown, navigate the waters of journalistic integrity and female empowerment, discussing 1990s nostalgia and the glaring relevance this show still has in our culture today. Plus, interviews with the cast and creators! www.Murphybrownpod.com

Join Lauren and Jesi as they re-watch their hero, Murphy Brown, navigate the waters of journalistic integrity and female empowerment, discussing 1990s nostalgia and the glaring relevance this show still has in our culture today. Plus, interviews with the cast and creators! www.Murphybrownpod.com
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Join Lauren and Jesi as they re-watch their hero, Murphy Brown, navigate the waters of journalistic integrity and female empowerment, discussing 1990s nostalgia and the glaring relevance this show still has in our culture today. Plus, interviews with the cast and creators! www.Murphybrownpod.com

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Episodes

2.08: And The Whiner Is...

9/9/2019
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It’s the pod’s first Humblot episode! Yes, the first send-up of awards season in the series. In what the gals see as a continuation of Season One’s “Devil With The Blue Dress” we build on Murphy (Candice Bergen) and Corky’s (Faith Ford) relationship. Topics include: Awards parallels, what actually is “Old Couple Day” in TV history, and a real-life pageant winner who defied expectations. Also, Lauren talks about the illustrious and interesting life of Emmy-winning TV legend and episode guest...

Duration:01:03:40

2.07: Whose Garbage Is It Anyway? Part 2 of 2

8/26/2019
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Jesi and Lauren take on Murphy Brown’s Season 2 environmental discussion with their most topical episode yet! So topical it took them two installments to cover it! Part Two topics include: the myths of recycling, what sparked letters of complaint (hint: they weren’t from Exxon), and a new installment of “Retcon Theater.” For more on the character of Jerry Gold and his origins check out our episode from Season 1, “It’s How You Play The Game.” Links discussed in Part 1 and 2: The Plastic Tide...

Duration:00:56:40

2.07: Whose Garbage Is It Anyway? - Part 1 of 2

8/12/2019
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Jesi and Lauren take on Murphy Brown’s Season 2 environmental discussion with their most topical episode yet! So topical it took them two installments to cover it! Part One topics include: Similarities and connections from 1989 to 2019 in regards to the planet, childhood memories, and the life & career of guest star Jay Thomas in the first of his Emmy Winning role as recurring character Jerry Gold. Join us next week for Part Two! For more on the character of Jerry Gold and his origins check...

Duration:00:49:15

Interview: Jacqui Shine: (Media Historian; Journalist)

7/22/2019
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You may know Jacqui’s media writings from such publications as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and Buzzfeed. Most recently she recapped the Murphy Brown revival series for Vulture. Co-host Lauren sits down with Jacqui to discuss her fascination with the classic series as a media historian and a journalist. Topics include: Murphy Brown’s significance in media history, gender in television in the 1990s, the meta nature of the series, Jerry Gold, and more! A wonderful interview you...

Duration:01:01:56

2.06: Buddies Schmuddies

7/8/2019
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Jesi and Lauren go in-depth into Episode Six of Season 2, Buddies Schmuddies, an episode that tests Murphy and Frank’s relationship when they fight for the same story. Topics include: the origins story of Pat Corley a.k.a. Phil, jokes that seem seminal to the 1990s, and a Candice Bergen quote from 1989 takes the ladies on an off-topic discussion of the changing of words in society through social context or misinformation and how many communities are reclaiming words for their greater...

Duration:01:29:58

2.05: Miles' Big Adventure

5/13/2019
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The gals are here to discuss Episode 5 of Season 2: “Miles’ Big Adventure” by Tom Seeley and Norm Gunzenhauser (former guest of the pod!) Topics include: The best way to pack for a trip, special guest star Yeardley Smith (“The Simpsons”) pre-Lisa Simpson career, and the building of Murphy and Miles relationship. Also, Jesi brings us a real-life story from the 1980s that may have loosely inspired a major plot point of the episode!

Duration:01:09:03

2.4: TV or Not TV

4/29/2019
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Brush up your Murphy Brown… “Start learning her now!” Yes, it’s the fourth episode of Season 2: “TV or Not TV.” Learn the interesting backstory on what inspired this epic meta episode direct from the writer as well as sidebars on Emmy nominated (for this role) guest star Morgan Fairchild ("Friends", "Roseanne", "Dallas") and special guest star Connie Chung. Check out our website for extra info on this episode including Connie Chung talking about her appearance on the episode!

Duration:01:15:31

2.03: The Memo That Got Away

4/1/2019
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The gals and the FYI gang start saying goodbye to the 1980s as the pod talks 80’s highlights and memories referenced in this week’s episode written by Sy Dukane & Denise Moss (Frasier, Roseanne). Topics include: Journalistic integrity, the history of Redbook, and the real-life stolen memo that inspired this episode’s plot! Check out show notes for extra info (under episodes!) And to join our Patreon or donate to the pod! www.murphybrownpod.com Rate and review us on iTunes!

Duration:01:10:52

Interview: Mary Pat Gleason (Season 1 Guest Star)

3/18/2019
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Interview: Mary Pat Gleason (Season 1 Guest Star) What we love about the podcast is being able to bring you not only Murphy Brown but the history of Television it intersects! Mary Pat Gleason played Olga the Russian Secretary in Season 1, Episode 16 “Moscow On The Hudson” and you know her from so much more, like WIll & Grace (both versions), Gilmore Girls, & Friends! We also chat about her working with Whoopi Goldberg and the cult classic “Troop Beverly Hills”! You will love Mary Pat’s...

Duration:00:53:48

2.02: Anchor's Away

3/4/2019
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The gals are back and so is the Jim love on the Dial-centric episode, “Anchor’s Away” (Season 2, Episode 2). Topics include: The introduction of new anchor and recurring character Miller Redfield, relevance and legacy, as well as the geo-political background of the episode. But first, Lauren and Jesi use this episode to talk about Aretha Franklin and her legacy. Check out our patreon for extra content from this episode! www.murphybrownpod.com/donate for ways to join our Patreon or give a...

Duration:01:19:15

ENCORE: 1.13 Soul Man

1/8/2019
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WELCOME TO THE BEST OF THE POD! Jesi and Lauren have a jam-packed episode as they talk about a Season One favorite, Episode 13: “Soul Man’ written by Tom Seeley and friend and guest of the pod, Norm Gunzenhauser. (We recommend we go back and listen to his interview - link below - if you haven’t already!) Topics include: Accepting progress, Friendship, Inclusion, and how women can be just as crude as men. Also, Jesi talks Charles Kimbrough’s origins story and connection to Stephen Sondheim,...

Duration:01:08:40

Revival Talk #5 “Tradition”

1/3/2019
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Jesi and Lauren close out Season 11 with a chat about the finale and beyond. Topics include: Background on the real-life New York Times article that inspired Episodes 12 & 13, how production designer Jane Musky built and rebuilt the old and new sets for the revival, and how you can help bring Murphy Brown back for Season 12!

Duration:00:50:55

Revival #4 "This Is What We Do..." (Season 11)

12/27/2018
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Jesi and Lauren discuss what they are calling “Act 3 of Season 11” of the Murphy Brown revival, leading up to the finale in the New Year! They will be looking at themes, arcs, and standout moments of “Beat The Press” (11.10), “The Wheels On The Dog Go Round and Round” (11.11), and “AWOL” (11.12). Topics include: Frank and Avery’s relationship, the stellar guest stars, and Lauren recounts behind-the-scenes stories of being on set during the filmings. You won’t want to miss this one! Join us...

Duration:00:57:52

Interview: Diane English (Creator; Executive Producer) Part 2 of 2

12/20/2018
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Jesi and Lauren close out the pod’s Season 11 Interviews with Part 2 of 2 with “Real Murphy Brown” herself, creator Diane English! Topics include: The writers and the Writers Room, the real answer about Corky and Miles, what you can do to help bring on Season 12! Plus, questions from YOU on Twitter! Don’t forget to watch the season 11 finale tonight 12.20 on CBS 930/830c www.MurphyBrownpod.com/donate

Duration:00:42:37

Interview: Diane English (Creator; Executive Producer) Part 1 of 2

12/17/2018
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Jesi and Lauren close out the pod’s Season 11 Interviews with Part 1 of 2 with “Real Murphy Brown” herself, creator Diane English! Topics include: Diane and the Murphy Brown origin story, why Murphy isn’t streaming, writing, and tales from the revival and classic series. Also, for those following us from the beginning, we finally ask Diane about the famous “Chet” story that Norm Gunzenhauser told us about in our first interview for the pod! Join us Thursday for Part 2 of our interview with...

Duration:01:01:29

Revival Talk # 3 “Bette(r) Angels & The Butterball Hotline” (Season 11)

12/13/2018
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Jesi and Lauren discuss what they are calling “Act 2 of Season 11” of the Murphy Brown revival. They will be looking at themes, arcs, and standout moments of “A Lifetime of Achievement” (11.7), “The Coma and The Oxford Comma” (11.8), and “Thanksgiving and Taking” (11.8). Topics include: The return of Bette Midler, the great Patricia Field’s costumes, the power of television in bringing issues to the forefront, and Lauren recounts behind-the-scenes stories of being on set during the filmings....

Duration:00:59:43

Interview: Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) Part 2 of 2

11/29/2018
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The gals welcome the dynamic wunderkind Miles Silverberg himself, Grant Shaud, for Part 2 of their discussion! Topics include: An actor’s process, comedy influences, Jay Thomas, Murder, She Wrote, and Jesi & Lauren teach Grant what “canon” means. Also, we have Grant take the www.cbs.com “Which Murphy Brown Character Are You?” quiz. Who will he get?! To Take the Quiz Yourself: www.cbs.com/shows/murphy-brown/…character-are-you-/

Duration:00:55:05

Interview: Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) Part 1 of 2

11/19/2018
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The gals welcome the dynamic wunderkind Miles Silverberg himself, Grant Shaud! Topics include: His origin story and early theatre life, auditioning Now vs the Late ‘80s, his Murphy Brown audition story, and the greatness of Diane English. Also, the trio does a little impromptu version of “Retcon Theatre” with Miles & Corky’s relationship. www.patreon.com/MurphyBrownPod Check out the free swag and special features! Check out Show Notes at www.MurphyBrownPod.com for extra info on what we...

Duration:01:09:33

Revival Talk #2 “Jim! Jim! Jim!” (Season 11)

11/8/2018
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Jesi and Lauren delve straight into what they are calling “Act 1 of Season 11” of the Murphy Brown revival. They will be discussing themes, arcs, and standout moments of “We (Don’t) Heart Huckabee” (11.2), “Three Shirts To The Wind” (11.4), “The Girl Who Cried Wolf” (11.5), and “Results May Vary” (11.6). Topics include: Murphy and Adult Avery’s (Jake McDorman) relationship, Patricia Field’s wonderful costume choices, Corky’s (Faith Ford) growth from the original series to now, easter eggs...

Duration:01:07:38

Interview: Writers Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (11.3: #MurphyToo) Part 2 of 2

10/25/2018
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Jesi and Lauren are elated to welcome the writing team of Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim (Story Editors) from the revival writing team to the pod! The gals chat with Gina and Skander about their first episode of Murphy Brown, last week’s “#MurphyToo” episode! Topics include: Working in the writers’ room, how they developed the episode itself, being “the young people” in the room, and a frank discussion about the themes and meaning of the episode. Also, we have Gina and Skander take the...

Duration:00:37:39