• 2 Dope Queens podcast ends with Michelle Obama

    2 Dope Queens released their final podcast Wednesday. The final episode of the hit podcast features an interview with former First Lady Michelle Obama. The podcast is hosted by comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. Since 2016, they have brought their own brand of comedy, interviews, and discussion on topics important in the black community to the show’s huge fan base.

    While the two real-life-friends stayed extremely busy with their careers, they always made time for their podcast. Robinson just released her second book, Everything’s Trash, but It’s Okay, hosts a second podcast called Sooo Many White Guys, and is a frequent guest on late night shows.

    Williams is most well-known as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show—which she left in 2016—but she also starred in her own Netflix original movie, The Incredible Jessica James. This weekend she will appear in the upcoming Harry Potter film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

    The comedy duo announced that the episode would be their last episode on their show’s WNYC Studios page. The farewell begins, “We’ve got some big news, so you might want to sit back like Wendy Williams about to serve the tea. The final episode of our beloved podcast 2 Dope Queens is hitting your feeds today! In the words of Boyz II Men, it’s the “end of the road.” We want to thank you, listeners, for being with us from the very beginning.”

    The farewell also introed the episode saying, “As for this last episode, we are going out with a bang, y’all. A conversation with her majesty Michelle Obama. When the queen calls, the Queens answer! We couldn’t have dreamed up a better, more meaningful, finale.”

    Though the show hadn’t released a regular episode since December 2017, the podcast’s feed has put out a couple of off-show episodes. The Queens will still release their second round of HBO specials in 2019. The set of specials was beloved by fans and HBO ordered taped versions of 4 more live shows.

    In the surprise finale, Queens cover having black hair in the oval office, Obama’s efforts to make education more accessible for girls all over the world, the importance of talking about periods, and even got the former FLOTUS to get a little silly, making her chose between U2 and Billy Joel (for the record Obama loves Bono).

    Listen to the emotional final episode here:

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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