Tig and Cheryl: True Story

Comedy #10All Genres #87

Join Tig Notaro (One Mississippi, Star Trek) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as they discuss a new documentary every week, with plenty of hilarious diversions and memorable stories along the way!

Recent Episodes
  • Orgasm Inc: The Story of OneTaste
    Dec 5, 2022 – 01:00:35
  • Killer Sally
    Nov 28, 2022 – 00:51:00
  • God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty
    Nov 21, 2022 – 01:01:20
  • The Fastest Woman on Earth
    Nov 14, 2022 – 00:53:23
  • Love, Gilda (Gilda Radner doc)
    Nov 7, 2022 – 01:02:23
  • Haunters: The Art of the Scare
    Oct 31, 2022 – 00:56:00
  • Beanie Mania
    Oct 24, 2022 – 00:57:59
  • Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons
    Oct 17, 2022 – 00:55:15
  • The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist
    Oct 10, 2022 – 00:57:49
  • Trainwreck: Woodstock 99
    Oct 3, 2022 – 00:49:52
  • Sins of Our Mother
    Sep 26, 2022 – 00:53:43
  • Introducing: Wolves Among Us, Season 1, The Larry Lavin Story
    Sep 21, 2022 – 00:03:53
  • Inside the Mind of a Cat
    Sep 19, 2022 – 00:54:36
  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist
    Sep 12, 2022 – 01:04:15
  • The Speed Cubers
    Sep 5, 2022 – 00:58:20
  • Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl (ep 100!)
    Aug 29, 2022 – 01:00:14
  • The Most Hated Man on the Internet
    Aug 22, 2022 – 00:59:46
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
    Aug 15, 2022 – 00:51:41
  • How to Change Your Mind
    Aug 8, 2022 – 00:56:51
  • Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
    Aug 1, 2022 – 00:59:51
  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey
    Jul 25, 2022 – 00:53:25
  • Tab Hunter Confidential
    Jul 18, 2022 – 00:57:56
  • Jennifer Lopez: Halftime
    Jul 11, 2022 – 01:00:11
  • The Alpinist
    Jul 4, 2022 – 00:55:51
  • The Best of True Story (Volume One)
    Jun 27, 2022 – 01:06:08
  • Navalny (political thriller)
    Jun 20, 2022 – 00:54:23
  • Holy Hell (cult doc)
    Jun 13, 2022 – 00:51:12
  • Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
    Jun 6, 2022 – 00:57:57
  • Our Father
    May 30, 2022 – 00:56:34
  • Sheryl (Sheryl Crow doc)
    May 23, 2022 – 00:59:06
  • Dead Asleep
    May 16, 2022 – 00:52:33
  • White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch
    May 9, 2022 – 00:59:00
  • Man On Wire
    May 2, 2022 – 01:02:28
  • The Social Dilemma
    Apr 25, 2022 – 00:55:36
  • Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.
    Apr 18, 2022 – 01:01:24
  • The Donut King
    Apr 11, 2022 – 00:52:08
  • Lucy and Desi
    Apr 4, 2022 – 00:59:38
  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
    Mar 28, 2022 – 00:53:16
  • Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall
    Mar 21, 2022 – 00:54:12
  • GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
    Mar 14, 2022 – 00:50:06
  • The Mole Agent
    Mar 7, 2022 – 00:48:38
  • Inventing David Geffen, with guest Rachael Harris!
    Feb 28, 2022 – 00:59:10
  • The Tinder Swindler
    Feb 21, 2022 – 01:04:22
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
    Feb 14, 2022 – 00:56:04
  • The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For
    Feb 7, 2022 – 00:52:16
  • Chicken People
    Jan 31, 2022 – 01:01:20
  • Listening to Kenny G
    Jan 24, 2022 – 00:59:52
  • Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art
    Jan 17, 2022 – 00:53:42
  • A Secret Love
    Jan 10, 2022 – 00:52:44
  • The Rescue
    Jan 3, 2022 – 00:59:08
Recent Reviews
  • Akladybird
    Murder is brutal…
    … no matter what time of day. Just one example of the important insights these two serious documentary reviewers will open your eye to. My favorite part of this podcast is you don’t even need to watch the documentaries. These two will go over every detail (and never get sidetracked) so you can impress your friends with all your knowledge of these documentaries. I feel so much smarter now. Thank you Tig & Cheryl for spilling my beans.
  • Diamond Doodle
    Nice rapport between them
    Often funny and sometimes even informative enough for me to watch some of the documentaries.
  • Me - DU
    Do you take any suggestions?
    Hey Ladies Hey! I just watched the documentary “Dying Laughing “. It is a little dated, but gives a non comic person a little insight to a stand up comedians drive. Would love to hear both of your responses to that documentary. From your loving Snurfble
  • jess7schreck
    Im so excited. This is the happiest I’ve ever been.
    Got real sad that i was all caught up on Dont Ask Tig. So I started this one and I am Ssoooo ready to binge. Listened to the episode on Tig and im obsessed already.
  • susanlang
    Woke my baby up from laughing so hard
    Discovered this podcast recently and cannot stop listening. The other night, I was rocking my infant daughter to sleep as I listened to Tig and Cheryl ponder penguin sex. I tried so hard to stifle my laughter but still managed to startle my baby awake as I listened to Tig yell “They walked 70 MILES to touch orifices?!” After that, as my husband and I were bathing the baby, I made him listen to the penguin penis conversation, which he also found hilarious. Some people turn on soothing music to give their baby a bath. I force my husband (and as a by-product, my baby) to listen to Tig and Cheryl talk about penguin cloacas and skin flaps. Thanks for the laughs!
  • Russell the kid
    Friends to laugh with!
    I found this podcast right before receiving a diagnosis that required a surgery. While in the hospital, this is what I listened while falling asleep because the happy chatter made me feel like I was with two good friends. Especially with all the laughter, so comforting. My recovery is going great and I take True Story with me on a walk every week. Hey, girls, hey - you’re the tops!
  • Slazdom
    Favorite Podcast
    This has quickly become my favorite podcast. I originally went in thinking I’d just listen to murder doc episodes and get some laughs with serious topics, but quickly learned that the documentaries are only sort of important. I love how seriously Cheryl tries to keep beans from being spilt, as if the entire show where they break down what happens isn’t beans spilling. Also I have only watched like 10 of the docs, so… no we’re not all watching the docs first. I have loved listening to every episode. It is a true highlight in my day and I now have many inside jokes I have shared with friends who have not listened because there’s no way to know.
  • Create Now
    Start at the beginning
    It’s important to start at the beginning . So you can laugh and laugh and laugh. And then you will cry because you are caught up and they need to take a week off… everyone needs a week off right? …no worries go back and listen again and you’ll laugh and laugh and laugh. And hopefully the neighbors don’t report you for walking and laughing to yourself. We should all aspire to laugh this much in our daily life. It’s a goal!
  • Dianalorene
    My favorite podcast
    I look forward to the next episode every week and laugh out loud every episode. Tig and Cheryl have a great banter and they are endlessly entertaining, especially when they veer away from the topic of the episode!! Thanks so much Tig and Cheryl for doing the work to make my ear balls happy!!
  • Mother Bates
    Makes my day!
    Tug and Cheryl have the best chemistry! I wish this show came out more than once a week. Love it!
  • Baseline B
    Tig and Cheryl: True Story
    Absolutely love this show - Tig, Cheryl (and Thomas) keep me laughing week after week.
  • Gwen585
    It’s great
    From tick-tacking safewords, tug boating defining, snerkboiyl, they’re the greatest. You can sit back and listen for a guaranteed snort. True friends! Love you ladies. I paid good money to see Cheryl slap Tig in the face with a tortilla if that tells you anything.
  • Dork Queen
    Pod is great!!!!!!
    I love a synopsis 🎉🖖
  • NikkiRof
    Don’t Miss this podcast!
    I look forward to this one every week! I’ve always loved documentaries and having Tig & Cheryl’s review as a follow-up to watching a documentary is hilarious. This is especially fun to listen to when it’s a particularly difficult documentary to get through. Their “scholarly” approach can’t be matched, nor would I want it to be. This one is not for listening with kids, and that’s okay since the whole reason I listen to podcasts is to block the kid noise out and listen to Tig & Cheryl through my AirPods.
  • 💕brener
    ❤️ one of my favorite podcasts
    Listen every Monday, thanks Tig and Cheryl. SO excited about Cheryl’s Celebrity IOU! Sorry Tig but pickle ball scarred me for life so I won’t be watching that. Back in the late 80s in Spokane Washington my PE teachers made pickle ball the go to way too often. But I won’t hold it against you!
  • boggypeak
    Hard to describe but…
    very worth it! They make me laugh and that’s all I care about! Have watched nary a documentary. And have no plans to do so.
  • Stephanie Drcar
    I Followed Directions
    Tig! At the end of The Fastest Woman on Earth episode, you told me to stop what I was doing, pause the show, and leave a review. Now I’m sitting in a grocery store parking lot, on a rainy Midwest day, leaving my review. Of course this is a five star show! Duh! Thank you for both for always making me laugh and bringing us Snerkbowls (spelled right? There’s no way to know) into your worlds. I hope you’ll continue making this show for many years to come.
  • dedicated snerfbl
    I love it!
    I love their humor and oddly enough recommendations for documentaries that I might enjoy. These two are absolutely the best don’t sleep on this podcast. Definitely add it to your list.
  • Ashley A DaCar
    Always needed!
    Truly grateful for this silly and ridiculously amazing podcast. Love each personality, the much needed banter and all the stories. I may not learn the most about documentaries, but that is not why I listen ! Thank you for always lifting up my days ! You all are the best !
  • snrkbl
    Best Podcast.
    Thank you so much for creating & producing. Love you two so much!
  • Skwyatt0530
    The funniest podcast EVER!
    These two make me laugh so hard! I love it when they get off track , and talk about other random things ! I look forward to Mondays now!
  • Jaybird Matthews
    Taking the long way home
    This podcast has me cackling in the car! I get quite a few looks at stop lights. I drive the long way home so I can listen to it longer! Tig and Cheryl are my spirit celebrities!
  • nokaydokey
    Tig and Cheryl are the real moral majority
    I love your podcast and look forward to it every week. I was especially excited to hear the review of God Forbid. I am a gay snerkbl who grew up in Lynchburg, VA and all too familiar with the despicable Falwells! This episode was therapeutic for me. I’m going to listen to it again! It’s good to feel validated on the madness of Liberty “universal” and the unfortunate mess of the Falwells. Just think, their tax free “non profit” evangelical dollars funded that Comfort Inn stay. Anywho, thanks for making me laugh every Monday!
  • JennySChi
    Public LOL’s
    There is a risk, when listening to this podcast with earbuds or headphones while on a plane, on your daily commute, on a walk in the park- any public place really- that you will burst out laughing. Let them stare! Scram clown! I may just start ordering Tart-meanies (sp?) to see which bartenders are snerkbols. Each week I look forward to some random rapping or maybe mouth horn competitions, and always, some documentary chats.
  • Faithful Chickie
    Take a break from politics
    It’s a great way to take a break from politics. Every Saturday morning, my roommate and I play video games while listening to Tig and Cheryl. We rarely watch the documentaries but we never skip the podcast. Hilarious, random and sometimes wacky. We love it.
  • MyCatHasAsthma
    Lesson learned
    For the first time I decided to “do the homework” and I watched God Forbid specifically so I would be able to maybe know what they were trying to talk about. This was a mistake. My wife did not want to watch this one with me and she was correct. It was well done and interesting but I finished it feeling less than optimistic for humanity and just generally bummed out. Cut to Monday and I’m listening at work doing everything I can to stifle laughter so as not to draw attention to myself. I mean, I can’t really unsee/know what I learned by watching myself but at least it was funny having it explained back to me. I learned a lot from this episode. Mainly, maybe don’t watch ahead of time. Let them do that work for you. Sometimes you don’t need to know 🙃 Oh, and maple day was my (so far) one and only first “guess” wordle. Don’t be afraid to share your premonitions Cheryl.
  • kjeoktx
    Only good things to say about this duo.
    My favorite hour of the week. Please never stop.
  • Janet in Bothell
    Tig and Cheryl: True Story
    These two are hilarious and so fun to listen to as they report back on documentaries they sort of watch! I listen as I’m out walking and laugh out loud - people must wonder what’s going on!!
  • Soon-to-be RN
    There are ways to know
    Hey, ladies, hey, Many times you’ve suggested we rate and review the pod. I was not sure how and so about one year in, I finally scrolled down in the show notes (I think they’re called) and saw the link to to rate/review. I can’t believe it was this easy all along. Right under my nose. For the review: This show is a breath of hot chuckles. It’s the thing we’ve needed all along. I’m a nurse (braggadocious alert) and it’s truly been my medicine through these crazy couple of years. Lots of crinkled nose laughs in my car while the person in the lane next to me may or may not notice my joy. I hope they do. Lots of breathless laughs while I attempt a workout while listening. It’s a comfortable and familiar feeling you provide. And Mondays are cool now. I am glad you decide to do it again and again. <3 Katie
  • already taken.
    Abolish All religious organizations
    Thanks for this podcast. Thanks for reinforcing that religious people are all horny horn dogs.
  • Jodi lele
    Genuine LOLs!
    Out of a thousand podcasts in my rotation, this is THE podcast I look forward to each week!! I’m so glad that these two have found each other as real life friends and podcasters because their unexpected chemistry is so fun to experience. Even though I don’t watch the documentaries, I appreciate their perspectives, their funny attempts at staying on track, and “does it really matter” attitude toward the facts of the docs!
  • Jessypa
    Highlight of my week
    I look forward to hearing these witty women’s banter every week. I am usually out for my walk and have to pause and have a belly laugh on the side of the road like a lunatic. Thanks, Tig and Cheryl!
  • Shel503
    Can’t get enough of Tig & Cheryl!
    The laughs don’t stop! I look forward to new episodes each week, and always wish there were more. Listening to you with EarPods in is always a risk as people side eye me not sure of why I’m laughing to, or at, myself.
  • GD 100594
    I try to save up episodes so I can binge, but I just end up listening every Monday, because I just can’t help myself. Love you guys. Thanks for being so silly, and entertaining me. ❤️
  • Madascala
    Silliness abounds
    If you hold documentaries sacred, do not listen to this podcast. If you like to snort laugh through your fruit loops while hearing two funny ladies talk about a lot of things and occasionally a documentary, then do listen. And if you hate documentaries, but love to laugh, then definitely touch that arrow icon that means play…like now.
  • SK.Clarkie
    I have never laughed so hard at such nonsense. Thanks for the guffaws, ladies!
  • AshPhile
    As Per Tig’s Request
    I stopped what I was doing to rate and review.
  • KelsWilli
    So funny. What a dynamic duo!
    You guys are the best. I laugh out loud at work all the time and get funny stares, but who cares! This podcast is my favorite. It is a great change up from the True crime podcasts I mostly listen too. I constantly use “braggadocious alert!”, “blue bell”, and my favorite… “there is no way to know”. Thank you for all the laughs ladies! #snerkbol4life
  • Snpshotofme
    What were we talking about?
    Long time listener first time reviewer. I listen while I exercise and today you stopped me in my tracks. I was listening to God Forbid when you got off topic and couldn’t remember what you were talking about (neither could I). Thank goodness for Thomas, when he broke in with “sleeping”, then again with “The Apprentice”. I am the same age as Tig and feel so much better about my date over the weekend! Our conversation felt like a game show. The fake brick on the wall_”paneling”, my first concert, the guy that sings My kind of lover _ “Billy Squier”. I need a Thomas to get me through conversations! I couldn't stop laughing! Get ready for a braggadocious alert: Tig may remember my obnoxious laughing. She had to stop her Tampa show for the woman in the second row because I couldnt stop laughing. By the way I googled almost all of this review. Thanks for the laughs, you always make my day!
  • christina69
    Keeping you afloat
    Psychologist here! Long time listener and first time reviewer. Tig and Cheryl are experts at conveying the most important information and never get off topic. Just playing, they take hilarious tangents and they’re super cool women who are so relatable. I love this show and want it to continue to exist, hence the review. Thank you so much for the entertainment and keep up the good ladies!
  • Mr. Magoo's mom
    Love love love
    The only thing that brings me more joy than this podcast is snuggling with my puppy and spending time with my daughter. Keep it up!
  • J Allison
    Regular rotation!
    Tig and Cheryl have broken into my top weekly rotation. Their synergy as hosts is so fun to listen to, and they talk just enough about the docs that it’s intriguing but not too weedy (you won’t find yourself skipping back for missed details). All the stars!
  • GlenmooreMom
    Saved My Life
    This show is a wonderfully irreverent mix of laughs and love between two friends. Who cares what the documentary is - you will not regret listening! Tig’s openness about her past health issues made me seek immediate help when I was experiencing similar symptoms, and I truly believe she saved my life. Thanks to Tig and Cheryl for brightening every Monday! From an OG Snerkbol
  • Ljohnson05
    Snerkbol forever! If you get it, you get it!
    I love this podcast. It’s a funny cliff notes version of a documentary. I originally found it because I love documentaries and stayed because of the friendly banter with Tig and Cheryl. This helps me weed out documentaries I will watch. The only downside is trying to explain the show to other people.
  • Scram Clown to Puss Town
    Tig and Cheryl
    I laugh so hard my cheeks hurt! Thank you my Podcast friend!s!
  • snw ladies
    Looking forward to next ep
    Love love love. I laugh like a crazy person with headphones in & don’t care when people look at me …. Like a crazy person
  • snerkball in MA
    Love love love
    Best comedy podcast - no need to watch the documentaries, Cheryl and Tig tell you everything you need to know!!!
  • Timewaster33
    Love the two of you! We Snerkels are also guilty of bragadocious moments when we share our weekly fun times laughing with you two. Even when the topic becomes serious, whatever it is reflects our human experience. Thanks for keeping the Snerkel community aware of documentaries, even if it’s barely mentioned in the weekly podcast. Long time listener and weekly laugher. Keep the podcasts coming:-)
  • RosyF50
    Things I Like and Dislike
    Like how interesting the docs are, how interesting, smart, and funny Tig and Cheryl are. Dislike that I found it at the beginning, so I can’t binge and have to wait a whole week in between eps and that I have to stifle my laughs so I don’t wake my partner.
  • FayeMurphouse
    Great chemistry
    These two together are fantastic!
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