Any successful partnership—business, romantic, or creative—starts with a meaningful connection between 2 people. Partners is a podcast about the people whose journey together led to the creation of something extraordinary.
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This season comedian Jenny Yang sits down with 15 notable guests to reflect on their Going Through It moments and what they learned from the elders who influenced them at just the right time.
Actor Kelly Marie Tran on her father’s example.
Civil Rights Attorney Chase Strangio on Trans Rights Activist Lorena Borjas.
Writer Randa Jarrar on support from Leslie Marmon Silko.
Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on advice from her mother, Margaret Prescod.
Astrologer Chani Nicholas on inspiration from her step-grandmother.
Writer Ijeoma Oluo on being seen by her childhood friend.
Sports Executive Melissa Proctor on her mother’s career-starting advice.
Comedian Sasheer Zamata on encouragement from Professor Theresa M. Davis.
New York Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani on tough love from his father.
Actor Aunjanue Ellis on her grandmother and Michael K. Williams.
The Black List founder Franklin Leonard on real talk from attorney Nina Shaw.
Writer Alexander Chee on his grandmother’s boldness.
Actor and Director Fawzia Mirza on connecting with her mother.
Actor Tia Mowry on the legacy of her grandmother.
Comedian Margaret Cho on Joan Rivers and understanding your worth.