It’s not every day you get to hear Joan Rivers play f***/marry/kill. Or hear Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of The Daily Show, discuss dog penises. But then How Was Your Week is not your average podcast.
“Lizz was talking about how her dog is the only one in the world that can’t clean its own dick,” says the host, Julie Klausner. “But it’s not all like that. I had Sharon Needles on the other week - you know, from RuPaul’s Drag Race? And I made her cry.”
If you’ve not yet heard of Julie Klausner, you will. The 33-year-old redhead New Yorker is a comedy polymath, and she’s advancing on several fronts at once.
Her memoir, I Don't Care About Your Band has been optioned by Will Ferrell. Amy Poehler has recommended that we “read everything that Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything that she says… She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you.” And in the largely-male world of comedy podcasting, How Was Your Week has – after only one year – been praised as one of the best out there by both Rolling Stone and GQ.
DAME caught up with Klausner between podcasts, in her apartment in Nolita, New York, to ask about the secret of her success, the fine art of podcasting and how one might follow in her footsteps.