Dear Chelsea

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On this weekly advice show, comedian & author Chelsea Handler answers listener questions with the hilarious edge you know her for. Joined each week by co-host Catherine Law and celebrity guests, Chelsea never shies away from giving her honest opinion on everything from love, sex and weed to family issues or losing a loved one. Every episode takes you on a ride from funny and informative to inspirational and heartbreaking – and back again.

Do you need advice from Chelsea? Send us your question at: DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com

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Our Editor's Take

Dear Chelsea is all about advice and attitude. Host Chelsea Handler presents this hilarious, candid, and honest podcast. She is here to help solve people's problems and isn't holding anything back. She tells it like it is and has no problem sharing her unfiltered, unvarnished opinions. Listeners have fallen in love with her style and candor. They laugh, gasp, and come back for more.

Chelsea finds the perfect balance between funny and sincere. The topics can be light and silly, but she balances them with informative moments. She also likes helping people with challenging issues, and nothing is off limits. Audiences will find solace in her discussions of pain, heartbreak, and trauma. They may find inspiration in tales of triumph. Chelsea takes on all the highs and lows of life, and listeners love being able to connect with her on this deeper level.

Chelsea's long-time fans and people discovering her for the first time will all find something to enjoy. Listeners can pick and choose the episodes that interest them—there is no right or wrong way to listen. Dear Chelsea takes the initiative to cover everything listeners could want in a podcast. It is a heartfelt and personal discussion with Chelsea, Catherine, and their guests.

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Episodes

The Future We Are Fighting For with Jane Fonda
6d ago
The Future We Are Fighting For with Jane Fonda
The iconic Jane Fonda is in-studio with Chelsea today to talk about fighting for the future you want to see, why being resilient is key, and why she surrounds herself with good broads.  Then: A former sex worker struggles to find a man who won’t fetishize her.  A fresh divorce after a 4-month marriage makes a 20-something doubt her self worth.  And a dad mistakenly sends sexts to his daughter… that aren’t about her mom.   *  Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An Indecent Proposal with Chelsea + Catherine
Apr 4 2024
An Indecent Proposal with Chelsea + Catherine
Chelsea and Catherine get together to gab about the books they loved as kids, why you should indulge in things that bring you joy, and deciding that you don’t need to control the outcome of things.  Then: A newly-sober New Yorker struggles with guilt over her past mistakes.  A trans woman wonders if she should reignite a relationship with her sister who wasn’t always there for her.  And a boss targets an employee with an indecent proposal. *  Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Finding Gratitude After Loss with Allison Holker Boss
Mar 28 2024
Finding Gratitude After Loss with Allison Holker Boss
So You Think You Can Dance’s Allison Holker Boss joins Chelsea to talk about finding gratitude amidst loss, filling your cup before you can help others, and why not moving your feet when you dance is terrible advice.  Then: Things left unsaid leave a friend feeling guilty after ghosting.  The owner of a therapeutic farm finds her wife won’t stick around if she spends all her time working.  And a daughter wonders if she should tell her mom about her dad’s girlfriend. * To donate or find out more about volunteering with Jess and her therapeutic farm, visit: https://wegrowroots.org *  Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Choose the Bigger Life with Gretchen Rubin
Mar 21 2024
Choose the Bigger Life with Gretchen Rubin
Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin joins Chelsea to talk about the impact of both novelty and repetition on the human brain, what she learned by visiting the Met on a daily basis, and how using your five senses can help improve mindfulness… and your life. Then: An ex-mormon flirts with psychedelics. A teacher considers trading in her life for a new one.  And a small-town girl wonders if her May-December relationship has been a fetish all along.    * Get your copy of A Life in Five Senses here Neglected Senses Quiz * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Writing Your Way Through with Kristin Hannah
Mar 14 2024
Writing Your Way Through with Kristin Hannah
Celebrated author Kristin Hannah joins Chelsea this week to talk about how to make the muse appear, why careers are made in the aggregate, and why Chelsea thinks Alaska is the last place on earth she’d want to be.  Then: A new author wrestles with the last 50 pages of his novel.  The writer of a feminist newsletter wonders whether to reveal her past.  And a woman who lost her dad on 9/11 struggles to tell her story. * Books mentioned in this week’s episode: The Women The Great Alone The Nightingale Shadow of the Wind Remarkably Bright Creatures In the Belly of the Elephant The Square of Sevens Over the Top Into Thin Air * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
International Women’s Day with Monica Lewinsky
Mar 7 2024
International Women’s Day with Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky joins Chelsea to talk about the power of using your voice, surviving public shaming, and the growth that comes with adversity and lots of therapy. Then: An almost-50-year-old wants to ask for help but isn’t sure how.  An almost-30-year-old can’t let go of the pain around her father’s death.  And a young doctor struggles with sexism in the workplace. * See some of Monica’s anti-bullying work: Stand Up For Yourself In Real Life The Epidemic Defy the Name * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
*Happy Enough* Isn’t Enough with Abby Wambach
Feb 29 2024
*Happy Enough* Isn’t Enough with Abby Wambach
Soccer star, author and podcaster Abby Wambach joins Chelsea to talk about doing the hard work, why life gives you whispers that come at just the right time, and how it feels to see your hard work pay off tenfold - for somebody else.  Then: A techie struggles to be taken seriously because of her look.  A sister is therapized and ready to apologize.  And a woman finds her marriage may be over… even though everything seems almost perfect.  * Check out Abby’s podcast We Can Do Hard Things here * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Can’t Vape While You’re Pregnant with Rosebud Baker
Feb 22 2024
Can’t Vape While You’re Pregnant with Rosebud Baker
Rosebud Baker joins Chelsea to talk about the body torture of pregnancy, her husband stealing her post-partum thunder, and her new set on Netflix’s Verified Stand-Up (which she filmed while 8 months pregnant).  Then: A woman is terrified of having a second child.  A 20-something struggles to find the right time for the DTR (defining-the-relationship convo).  And a daughter wrestles with the decision to out her Grandmother’s cheating ways.   * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is OnlyFans Cheating? with Anna Roisman
Feb 8 2024
Is OnlyFans Cheating? with Anna Roisman
Comic and host of the Big Wigs podcast Anna Roisman is in with Chelsea this week to chat about flying commercial dressed as Kris Jenner, why D&D almost destroyed her relationship, and how delusion can bring you the life of your dreams.  Then: A reality show producer struggles with a sabbatical.  A cheating co-worker gets found out. And a girlfriend wonders if she should overlook her honey’s 0nlyFans habit. * Check out Anna’s podcast Big Wigs here! * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think You’ll Be Happy with Nicole Avant
Feb 1 2024
Think You’ll Be Happy with Nicole Avant
Producer, writer and former US Ambassador Nicole Avant joins Chelsea to talk about the night her mother was killed in a violent tragedy - and what gifts can come from grief.  Then: A brother struggles to find purpose after moving to a small town to care for his late sister’s kids.  A co-worker wants to find lovingkindness after a promotion goes to someone else. And a daughter finds it too painful to create after her mother’s passing - but is there joy to be found in the things her mom loved? * Think You’ll Be Happy by Nicole Avant * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Find Your Person with Yanise Monét
Jan 25 2024
Find Your Person with Yanise Monét
Chelsea’s friend Yaya joins her in-studio this week to talk about how to break up a marriage, what it means to find your person,  and the one thing Yaya can’t call Chelsea in public.  Then: Family drama erupts and a husband and wife aren’t sure who should still be in their lives.  A remote worker finds herself stuck in a red state. And a longsuffering wife is disappointed in her man… and wonders if being with a man is the problem.     * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nineteen with Ziwe
Jan 11 2024
Nineteen with Ziwe
Happy New Year!  Chelsea’s back in-studio this week, joined by Ziwe Fumudoh to talk about walking alone in the woods, the secret ingredient to the best conversations, and their mutual love of chow-chows.  Then: A wife worries that her husband’s porn preferences are too young for comfort.  And a New Yorker’s dating life runs afoul of a wicked curse.     * Books in today’s episode: Cassandra at the Wedding  Black Friend: Essays * Need some advice from Chelsea? Email us at DearChelseaPodcast@gmail.com * Executive Producer Catherine Law Edited & Engineered by Brad Dickert * * * * * The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the Podcast author, or individuals participating in the Podcast, and do not represent the opinions of iHeartMedia or its employees.  This Podcast should not be used as medical advice, mental health advice, mental health counseling or therapy, or as imparting any health care recommendations at all.  Individuals are advised to seek independent medical, counseling advice and/or therapy from a competent health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issues, health inquiry or matter, including matters discussed on this Podcast. Guests and listeners should not rely on matters discussed in the Podcast and shall not act or shall refrain from acting based on information contained in the Podcast without first seeking independent medical advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.