Life is Short with Justin Long


Is it just me or is time flying by? How do we make the most out of our short time here on Earth? That’s what we’re here to find out. I’m Justin Long and I’ve been an actor for most of my life, so I’m used to getting inside the heads of the characters I play. But now that I’m getting older (I’m in my forties, yikes), I want to peek inside the heads of real people to learn how they find meaning in life. I’m also very curious what their favorite snack food is, and what emoji they use most often — ya know, the REALLY important stuff. Every episode I’ll get personal with all kinds of people, from actors to musicians to deep thinkers who fascinate me. My brother Christian is on hand each episode to keep me honest, and occasionally remind me about some of the embarrassing things I’ve done over the years. Join us, or if you have more important things to do, that’s okay too — life is short!Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Jamie-Lynn Sigler 🥰

    Jamie Lynn-Sigler (MeSsy podcast) and Justin talk about landing her breakout role as Meadow in The Sopranos, how her role in Entourage was originally pitched to her, what it's been like to live and work with MS, and why she and Christina Applegate started their podcast MeSsy.

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    18 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 53 minutes 34 seconds
    Life Is Short(er): Audition Guilt, Ghost Aunt, and 5-Year-Old Body 🎬

    This week on the show, the guys wish they could send thank you notes to every person who auditioned for their new horror film, and they debate whether it’s better to be compared to Napoleon Bonaparte or Napoleon Dynamite. Salma writes in with a story about a paranormal experience involving the ghost of her aunt. Geoffa calls in from Ecuador with a mind-bending Would You Rather. 

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    14 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 1 hour 17 minutes
    Mo Willems

    Mo Willems (Mo Willems Workshop) and Justin talk about his time animating for Sesame Street, how he interacts with his young and enthusiastic fans, and 

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    11 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 51 minutes 54 seconds
    Life Is Short(er): Aggressive Stream, Substitute Brothers, and Emoji Middle Finger 🎂

    This week, the guys have updates and shout outs galore, and Justin tells us about what he did for his birthday. A listener named Keith Deal writes in about how he loves to fall asleep while listening to the show, and we debate the pros cons of being an only child versus one of many. Angelica from Jackson, WY calls in to admit she listens to the show on speakerphone while doing arduous activities, and she ends on a thought-provoking Would You Rather.

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    7 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 1 hour 16 minutes
    Ben Platt 🕺🏻💕

    Ben Platt (Honeymind) and Justin talk about Ben's upbringing in musical theater, the intense pressure and preparation he endured to star in Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen," and what inspired his latest solo album, "Honeymind."

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    4 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 52 minutes 50 seconds
    Life Is Short(er): Beach Boys, The Carny Spectrum, and Passive Aggressive Button 🎡

    This week on the show, the guys share a few humorous observations they had at a Beach Boys concert, and Justin recounts his trip with Kate to a small town carnival. Miriam writes in to correct the guys on a mistake they made in one of their ads. Alistair calls in with a good idea on how to handle road rage-y people.

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    31 May 2024, 7:01 am
  • 1 hour 14 minutes
    Kathleen Hanna

    Kathleen Hanna (Rebel Girl) and Justin talk about her upbringing in the 80s in the Pacific Northwest, her experiences in the punk scene and what it took to write her memoir, "Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk."

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    28 May 2024, 7:01 am
  • 55 minutes 18 seconds
    Life Is Short(er): Ashley Madison, Sink Bread, and Sibling Swap

    This week on the show the guys discuss how they’re both unwilling to join Ashley Madison, and Justin tells us we should read up on American journalist Dorothy Thompson. Tara writes in with a food poisoning story that rivals Justin’s Mexico misadventure, and tops it off with a couple WYRs. Diamond calls in with a fun nature fact about Palau jellyfish and she asks which brother they’d switch places with.

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    24 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 10 minutes 11 seconds
    Justin Long tells Jesse Tyler Ferguson how he met wife Kate Bosworth

    Justin Long joins Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of “Modern Family,” on his podcast Dinner’s On Me. Over dan dan noodles and shrimp wontons at Pine & Crane in Downtown Los Angeles, Justin gets into his love story with “Blue Crush” star Kate Bosworth, what it was like going on his ex-girlfriend's talk show, and he’ll do some of his impressive impressions. Episodes of Dinner’s On Me are available every Tuesday wherever you listen to podcasts. 


    Dinner’s on Me is a production of Sony Music Entertainment and A Kid Named Beckett Productions.


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    23 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 1 hour 18 minutes
    Dr. Mark Hyman 🤟

    Dr. Mark Hyman (The Young Forever Cookbook) and Justin talk about the history of the US food industry, the myths surrounding organic and healthy eating, and why he wanted to write his new book, "The Young Forever Cookbook: More than 100 Delicious Recipes for Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life new cookbook Young Forever."

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    21 May 2024, 7:01 am
  • 51 minutes 52 seconds
    Life Is Short(er): Yinging It, Versions Of Us, and Stan Stanley 🍕

    This week on the show, Justin needs to be talked into grabbing a NY slice and Christian recounts his experience time traveling via a Dave Matthews tribute band. Then, Carissa writes in about the genius way her kids marketed their lemonade stand. Amanda calls in to correct the record on her coworker John Stanley. Plus, John calls again with more nuggets of wisdom. 

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    17 May 2024, 7:01 am
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