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Cover to Cover with Chris Franjola

Chris Franjola is a writer and comedian, who you may know from his years on Chelsea Lately and After Lately with Chelsea Handler, from his stand up work, or from his podcast Cover To Cover. He’s also a fan favourite with Heather McDonald’s Juicy Scoop crowd, and that’s how I was lucky enough to connect with him.

In this episode, I revealed much of my not-so-secret, decades long, obsession with Elvis and we unpacked some of the tragedy that played out on the big screen in Baz Luhrmann’s epic recent production of “Elvis”. We also chatted about Will Smith and that Oscars apology, the life-altering impact on mental health that stratospheric fame brings and Chris’ former friendship with arguably one of the most famous people on the planet, Meghan Markle.

There's plenty more as we took a dive into pop culture, American gun culture and life as touring comedian.

Chris shares much of his insights on Hollywood from his own perspective and what it is that keeps him feeling grounded and well from a mental health perspective.

Listen now on all the podcast apps.

You can follow Chris on socials at @chrisfranjola or at

Find us at @thecuriouslifepodcast and please leave us a rating or review and share this episode with your friends!

Edited and VO’d by Julie Reynolds of Audio Lemonade. Hit her up for all your audio needs at

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