November 17, 2022

EP. 137 — Jena Friedman

Stand-up comedian and writer Jena Friedman joins Jameela this week to discuss what she is experiencing in new motherhood, why she hasn’t yet changed a diaper (don’t worry her partner has), why parenthood makes her more passionate about reproductive rights, why it is important to look at the structural issues behind the true crime stories, her advice for new fathers, and more.

 

Check out Jena’s newest special – Ladykiller – on Peacock!

Follow Jena Friedman on Instagram & Twitter @jenafriedman

 

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Transcript

IWEIGH-137-20221117-JenaFriedman-ACv01-DYN.mp3   Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well and I hope you’re ready for an incredibly candid chat between two women who clearly have no media training. By that I mean myself and my excellent guest, Jena Friedman. She is an American standup comedian, a writer, director and host. You might know her from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She’s also Oscar nominated. She’s extremely talented and funny. And she has a very, very funny and very, very sharp and fucking ruthless standup special called Lady Killer, which is on Peacock at the moment, as she also hosts and directs a true crime series called Indefensible, which she explains to me a little bit about because I’m very, very new to true crime. It’s not really my genre because I’m a fucking coward and I don’t like to hear about scary shit because I find

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