The last time we pointed you to a new podcast worth listening to, it was for crucial information about the changing borough around you. That’s very important stuff, but we know tales of priced-out residents and infinitely expanding high rents can get you a bit down. So as a counterbalance to that, here’s a new show to lighten your spirits a little: 2 Dope Queens, a brand new WNYC podcast starring comedian Phoebe Robinson and The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams is out today! The two comedy besties and Brooklynites are using it highlight diversity in the comedy scene (something even progressive New York entertainment circles are still not very good at).
It’s a comedy/storytelling/talk show that grew out of the duo’s Union Hall show, Blaria Live. It’s already promising to feature some of our favorite comedians including Naomi Ekperigin, Aparna Nancherla and Michelle Buteau. The debut episode, available here, was recorded at the Bell House in Gowanus. Give it a listen (and it’s free, of course)!