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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Jim Ward, Stephanie Miller and Chris Lavoie.]]

->''"It's like a UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} meeting with fart jokes!"''

''The Stephanie Miller Show'' is a syndicated liberal {{radio}} TalkShow that has been in production since September 2004. Like its TV equivalents ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and (to a lesser extent) ''Series/TheColbertReport'', it straddles the line between a straight news show and a ComedySeries. While Miller and her co-hosts (aka "The {{Mooks}}") comment on the news and interview politicians, actors and other newsmakers on a daily basis, the show has a "Morning Zoo" feel, complete with SketchComedy, celebrity impressions, wacky StockSoundEffects, and an overall atmosphere of genial goofiness.

The four people behind ''The Stephanie Miller Show'' are:

* '''Stephanie Miller''': The host, AKA "Mama", is a comedian and actress who has worked in radio since TheEighties onward. Her past career also includes three non-fiction TV series: a revision of ''Series/IveGotASecret'', a political debate show called ''Equal Time'' (co-hosted by Bay Buchanan, Pat's sister), and the original ''Stephanie Miller Show'', a "disastrous" 1995 TV TalkShow that was canceled after a 13-week run. Refers to any [[strike: single]] man she admires (most notably [[Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]]) as her "future husband".
* '''Creator/JimWard''': The show's "Voice Deity", an Emmy-winning [[VoiceActors voice actor]] and impressionist who provides the SketchComedy.
* '''Chris Lavoie''': AKA "Boy Toy Chris Lavoie". The engineer and executive producer, something of a StraightMan to Miller and Ward, although he's also quite the DeadpanSnarker. Sometimes called a "right-wing tool" for being (slightly) less liberal than his co-hosts.
* '''Rebekah Taylor (''nee'' Baker'''): The show's first associate producer, credited as being on "phones and drums". In the beginning, she was rarely heard on the air, partially due to lack of demand for her Ross Perot impression. Later, she regularly came on to insult Stephanie for a few minutes each show before she left in 2012.

Regular segments include:

* '''Right Wing World.''' Stephanie and friends play sound bites of prominent conservatives, then mock them for (in the hosts' opinions) bigotry, dishonesty, hypocrisy, stupidity, etc.
* '''Stand Up News.''' "When news breaks here, it stays broken". Stephanie reads various stories as a set up for Jim's SketchComedy.
* '''Tinsel Talk.''' "Stand Up News" meets ''Series/EntertainmentTonight'', as Stephanie and company make fun of ShowBusiness.
* '''Celebrity Hotline.''' Interview segments featuring everyone from UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter to UsefulNotes/JohnKerry to Creator/JasonAlexander.
* '''Conspiracy Corner.''' Jim Ward gives the details on a ConspiracyTheory while the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' theme plays in the background.
* '''Guess the Quote.''' As the theme from ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' plays, Stephanie reads several quotes with a common theme, then challenges Jim to guess who said them. Jim deliberately guesses wrong each time, but his answers usually have a theme of their own.

The show's official website is [[http://www.stephaniemiller.com/ here]].

In 2011, Stephanie was named Woman of the Year by ''Talkers'' magazine.

In March 2012, a televised version of the show began appearing on Current TV under the title ''Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller''. The TV version currently runs on Free Speech TV.
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!!Tropes:

* AngelsPose: Stephanie, Hal Sparks and Creator/JohnFugelsang do it on [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B006M6WCP2/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=163856011&s=dmusic the cover]] of their ''Sexy Liberal Tour'' CD.
* BigOlUnibrow: Stephanie has joked about how she had one as a child.
* BriefAccentImitation: One of Jim Ward's specialties. Now referred to as "Jimitations."
* CasanovaWannabe
* ComingOutStory: Stephanie revealed that she's a lesbian on the August 13, 2010 episode.
** SoProudOfYou: The reaction of several fans and guests to the above revelation.
* ConspiracyTheorist: As noted, Jim Ward is one in RealLife.
* DeadpanSnarker: All three co-hosts, to varying degrees.
* {{Detournement}}: The purpose of "Right Wing World".
* DoubleEntendre: A regular source of humor.
* EnforcedPlug: Overlaps with CatchPhrase; every time one of the mooks mentions the show's podcast, Steph says lightly "Just $4.95 a month if you buy a year in advance [[AudibleGleam (ding)]]"!
* TheEponymousShow
* ExpositoryThemeTune change: "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Music/TwistedSister during the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush presidency, changed to "Walking on Sunshine" by Music/KatrinaAndTheWaves the day after UsefulNotes/BarackObama was elected.
* FiremenAreHot: A RunningGag with Stephanie, even after her ComingOutStory.
* GrumpyBear: Rebekah's on-air persona.
* HeroesLoveDogs: Stephanie has several canine pets, and sometimes jokes about French kissing them.
** CrazyCatLady: One of her girlfriends had two cats, if that counts.
* ImColdSoCold: Parodied during an infamous Jim Ward sketch in which WesternAnimation/YogiBear's {{sidekick}} Boo Boo is killed by UsefulNotes/SarahPalin.
* IneffectualDeathThreats: In a RealLife example, a conservative who called himself "Sock" sent Miller a threatening letter after being offended by her appearance on ''[[FoxNewsChannel Hannity and Colmes]]''. Stephanie responded by calling Sock and talking to him on the air, and a listener actually wrote a {{jingle}} for him ("It's nice to have a friend to help you get to {{heaven}}/A special friend who's got an AK-47..."). Of course, law enforcement was called in as well.
* JeopardyIntelligenceTest[=/=]JeopardyThinkingMusic: As part of "Guess the Quote", as noted above.
* LipstickLesbian: Stephanie is a RealLife example.
* NameMcAdjective: Used to insult the targets of "Right Wing World".
* NiceHat: Stephanie ususally wears a baseball cap during her show.
* OldShame: {{Invoked}} whenever Stephanie admits that she voted for UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan in 1980. ("I was a dopey college kid! It was my own dumb decision!") This is probably because despite her current beliefs, she comes from a Republican family; her late father, U.S. Representative William E. Miller, was Barry Goldwater's running mate in 1964.
* OnceAnEpisode: The regular segments.
* PowerTrio:
** TheKirk: Stephanie
** TheSpock: Chris
** TheMcCoy: Jim
* SarcasmMode: A source of some of the humor.
* SassyBlackWoman: Three of them. The comedy team called [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Frangela"]] (aka Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton) appeared on the show almost every Friday for a while, and sometimes served as substitute hosts. Later, Aisha Tyler was a regular guest before she joined ''The Talk''.
* ScreamingPlaneBaby: Another RunningGag; whenever Stephanie flies, she always winds up on "Screaming Baby Airlines".
* SelfDeprecation: Stephanie frequently makes fun of herself and her show. Popular subjects of Miller's self-ridicule include:
** Her personal life (she didn't have one when she was single; then she dated a woman in her 30s, and the others joked about her "child bride").
** Her ShowBusiness failures (especially the TV series).
** Her age (she was born in 1961, but refers to herself as an "elderly shut-in").
** Her (allegedly) being a HardDrinkingPartyGirl[=/=]LadyDrunk.
** The absurdity of any politician or celebrity wanting to appear on her "little fart joke show".
* SixthRanger:
** Comedian[=/=]Actor[=/=]Rock Musician[=/=][[ThePornomancer real-life Pornomancer]] Hal Sparks, who regularly shows up every Wednesday for "Hump Days With Hal", and often fills in for the cast when they're on vacation.
** Also comedian Creator/JohnFugelsang, who shows up every Friday for "Fridays with Fugelsang" and later became another substitute host.
** Creator/CarlosAlazraqui is another frequent co-host.
* SketchComedy: Usually written and performed by Jim Ward.
* SongParody: Dozens of them, usually provided by a listener called Rocky Mountain Mike.
* StockSoundEffects: Plenty of them, used throughout every episode.
* TakeThat: The show delivers these to both politicians and celebrities.
* ToiletHumor: The show features a fair amount.
-->'''Stephanie''': "Senator... fart joke... senator... fart joke. That's our format."
* VocalDissonance: Several people are surprised to see that Stephanie is not blonde and/or fat. She's even been mistaken for black.
* VoiceActors: As noted, Jim Ward is one. He's even gotten Stephanie a role on one of the many shows he's worked on (the 2006 ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' {{revival}}, for which Ward won his Emmy). TomKenny has also guested a few times.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic: Stephanie occasionally mentions that she dated him once, years ago, and found him to be a nice guy.
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