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May 14, 2024

The Conversation

featuring
Nikki Glaser

Trigger Warning for our listeners - please be advised, this episode talks about suicide and eating disorders.

Amanda welcomes comedian, writer, producer, and host Nikki Glaser this week on The Conversation. Nikki shares her experiences in Hollywood, trauma, relationships, and insight on her new HBO special, Nikki Glaser: Someday You’ll Die

Amanda and Nikki speak with humor, compassion, and brutal honesty. Nikki opens up about her struggles with eating disorders, addiction, and the road to recovery.  

Nikki Glaser is a stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and television host. Just a week before releasing her HBO special, she received a standing ovation for her roast of Tom Brady on Netflix’s The Greatest of All Time: Tom Brady. She is known for her slice of life perspective on intimate topics, balancing humor with themes including sex, trauma, dating, and mental health.

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • [1:57] Amanda and Nikki catch up on Nikki’s schedule and how she was one of the comedians on Netflix’s The Greatest of All Time: Tom Brady.
  • [2:09] The story behind naming her special and composing the theme music. 
  • [4:50] Amanda talks about the series on death she’s working on, and Nikki discusses her thoughts on life after death and self-esteem.
  • [10:03] Shame, anorexia, substance abuse, and the pursuit of healing. 
  • [13:40] Nikki shares her aspirations for a healthier lifestyle, IFS and EMDR. [15:30] Feelings around the challenges of fame.
  • [17:24] Nikki talks about being a late bloomer, sex, and her boyfriend.
  • [19:14] Experiences with intimacy and vulnerability. 
  • [29:33] Decisions regarding motherhood and the evolving dynamics of friendships.
  • [33:11] Nikki and Amanda share how they grew up in a home with an alcoholic parent and talk about being uncomfortable with attention

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Nikki has been in a relationship with her boyfriend for 10 years and is open about her late-bloomer experiences with sex. Amanda and Nikki talk about honest communication in sex and relationships helping individuals navigate their own experiences.
  • The decision to have children is a personal one, and it's okay to not want  to become a parent.

RESOURCES:

Nikki Glaser: "Someday You’ll Die" HBO Trailer
Nikki Glaser - Instagram
Nikki Glaser - Facebook
Nikki Glaser - Website
The Nikki Glaser Podcast on YouTube 

About This Podcast:

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet. Follow Amanda on Substack at amandadecadenet.substack.com

BIOGRAPHY:  

For nearly two decades at clubs across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, Nikki Glaser has honed her shockingly honest, no-holds barred style of comedy, solidifying herself as one of the funniest voices in comedy today.

Glaser is currently on the road with her global THE GOOD GIRL stand-up tour, which kicked off in January 2023 and will continue through September 2024.  

This Spring, Glaser premiered her highly anticipated second HBO comedy special. In July 2022, she headlined her first HBO comedy special, GOOD CLEAN FILTH, which was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special.

In March 2021, Glaser launched THE NIKKI GLASER PODCAST for iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network, where she provides a fun and brutally honest look into pop-culture and her own personal life in weekly episodes.  

Nikki has multiple stand-up specials and late-night tv appearances in which she jokes about her most humiliating moments as a woman in the modern world. Nikki’s past and current struggles with anorexia, depression, and anxiety are fair game in both her stand-up, and in-depth interviews with THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, WTF with MARC MARON, CONAN O ́BRIEN NEEDS A FRIEND and THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE. She has become a complete open book on mic for the laughs and as the empowering voice for women that she yearned for as a confused adolescent.