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Remember The Audacity of Daytime Talk Shows? (Feat. Sherri Shepherd)

Remember The Audacity of Daytime Talk Shows? (Feat. Sherri Shepherd)

Back Issue - November 9, 2020 - 56:55

Give Me A Break, You Ain't No Ricki LakeThis week, Josh and Tracy take you through the world of daytime talk shows and unpack the fun, the messy, and the hard-to-reconcile parts of shows like Ricki Lake, Oprah, Jerry Springer, and Jenny Jones. Then, they sit down with Sherri Shepherd, Emmy-winning former host of ‘The View,’ to discuss why being on that show was the best and most painful experience of her career and what it was like to sit between Rosie and Elisabeth during that unforgettable split-screen showdown.Additional Material By: Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Distribution/ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, ABC/Disney, The Smoking Gun, and CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season our co-pilot Tracy Clayton is taking a break, so Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers.