Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham

Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham Podcast

Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham as she sits down with some of her brilliant, inspiring and honest friends about what makes them a Pretty Big Deal. Absolutely nothing is off limits, so get ready.

Casey Neistat
Ashley Graham sits down with Casey Neistat! Casey is a filmmaker and boundary-breaking creator. After landing a show on HBO, Casey left traditional formats behind and took his talents to the internet – before that was the thing to do. His incredible videos made waves well before the birth of YouTube, and cemented the concept ‘going viral’ once the platform exploded. He’s a world class trailblazer and business owner that’s inspired a generation to do the impossible. HOST Ashley Graham GUEST Casey Neistat ...

Amanda Nguyen
Ashley Graham sits down with a real life superhero, Amanda Nguyen! Amanda is the CEO of civil rights start up Rise —an organization she started after becoming a sexual assault survivor during her senior year of college. At the age of 28, Amanda has already written and passed more 30 laws for 80 million people. She’s also worked at NASA, the White House, and been nominated for the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Throughout her impressive activism, Amanda has never lost sight of her goal to travel to space — and with her ...

Kathy Ireland
Ashley Graham sits down with the dynamic Kathy Ireland! When Kathy burst on the modeling scene in the 80s, she quickly became a household name. She was featured in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated issues with three covers of her own. In 1993, she launched kathy ireland Worldwide to much skepticism, but its success has landed her on the cover of Forbes twice. The company is now worth billions and has been named the 25th most powerful brand in the world by License! Global Magazine. Vitruvi is offering 20% of...


Jay Shetty
Ashley Graham sits down with the ever-inspiring Jay Shetty! His motivational videos have garnered over 4 billion views. After spending three years as a monk, Jay knew his purpose was to bring messages of positivity to the masses. With his podcast On Purpose, Ellentube series Press Pause, and upcoming book, he’s furthering that exact mission. Vitruvi is offering 20% off your purchase at: vitruvi.com/prettybigdeal using code "PBD" HOST Ashley Graham GUEST Jay Shetty EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ashley Graham Penni...

Scooter Braun
Ashley Graham sits down with the incomparable Scooter Braun! Scooter is one of the most well-known music managers in the world. You know him for bringing us Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and countless other amazing musicians. That said, he’s also broken barriers outside the music industry. Scooter’s business interests span across all industries. He’s seen incredible success in film, TV, tech and has revolutionized the role of philanthropy in pop culture. Vitruvi is offering 20% off your purchase at: vitruvi...

Ibtihaj Muhammad
Ashley Graham sits down with the trailblazing Ibtihaj Muhammad! Ibtihaj is a world class fencer, 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist, and 5-time Senior World Champion. She was the first member of Team USA to compete in a hijab and has broken more barriers than we can count. In 2017, Barbie announced its SHERO line including a doll made in her likeness — fencing sword and all. To top it off, Ibtihaj is an accomplished author with books including her memoir Proud and the best-selling children’s book The Proudest Blu...


Elaine Welteroth
Ashley Graham sits down with the prolific Elaine Welteroth! Elaine is an accomplished magazine editor, television personality, and best-selling author. She was the youngest Editor-in-Chief at Teen Vogue and only the second black woman to hold that title in Conde Nast’s 107-year history. Through her leadership, Teen Vogue became the voice of a generation. These days, you can see Elaine as a judge on Project Runway, on the red carpet or traveling the world promoting her book More Than Enough. Vitruvi is offe...

Liza Koshy
Ashley Graham sits down with the unstoppable Liza Koshy! Liza is an internet sensation turned actress, director, host, and so much more. In 2019, she was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People on the Internet and has made Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice — she’s only 23, people! Liza was the fastest YouTuber ever to reach 10 million subscribers and has since more than doubled that number between her two channels. She’s gotten billions of views on her hilarious videos and is now breaking more reco...

The Skimm
Ashley Graham sits down with the amazing co-founders and co-CEOs behind theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg! Carly and Danielle are two journalists turned media mavens that show no signs of slowing down. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of their newsletter — The Daily Skimm.  You may even be one of their 7 million subscribers. At The Skimm, their mission is to “make it easier for millennial women to live smarter,” and they’ve accomplished that and then some. Between their newsletter, subscription ...


Demi Lovato
Ashley Graham sits down with a true beacon of strength, Demi Lovato. Demi is a two-time Grammy-nominated singer, actress, and activist who stole our hearts from the moment she first flashed that winning smile. Her powerhouse vocals catapulted her to global stardom and the hits have never stopped. Over the years, Demi has been incredibly inspirational through her transparency and mental health advocacy. She’s a GLAAD Vanguard Award recipient with over 108 Million followers on social. She’s conquered platinum...

Cleo Wade
Ashley Graham sits down with the always uplifting, Cleo Wade! Cleo is an artist, poet, and author. Her best-selling books Heart Talk and Where to Begin offer comfort to those journeying towards healing and creating change in their lives and beyond. HOST Ashley Graham GUEST Cleo Wade EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ashley Graham Penni Thow Scooter Braun EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Michael D. Ratner Scott Ratner Miranda Sherman CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Kelsey McWilliams Ava Coleman Kfir Goldberg Elias Tanner DIRECTED BY Heidi Burk...

Justin Ervin
Ashley Graham sits down with one of her favorite people on the planet — her husband Justin Ervin. Justin is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and... new father! You’ve seen glimpses of their life together on social media and most recently in the pages of Vogue. Join us for this very special episode of Pretty Big Deal featuring an appearance from a super tiny guest, the couple’s baby boy! HOST: Ashley Graham GUEST: Justin Ervin AND INTRODUCING: Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ashley Graham, P...


Christian Siriano
Ashley Graham sits down with trailblazing designer, Chrisitian Siriano! Christian has been a champion of size inclusivity in fashion long before it started making headlines. Since the beginning of his career, his work has touched all size and price ranges — a balance few designers have attempted. After winning Project Runway in 2008, Christian capitalized on his newfound platform, grabbing prime placements in your favorite stores and runways across the world. He continues to make waves as a red carpet darli...

Sophia Bush
Ashley Graham sits down with a force to be reckoned with, Sophia Bush! Sophia is an actress, activist and host of the Work in Progress podcast. She is an outspoken change agent taking on the entertainment industry and the world at large. You’ve seen her in One Tree Hill, Chicago P.D. and countless other projects with work in front of and behind the camera. No matter where she is or what she’s doing, Sophia is an allstar ally using her platform to create change. Zola is offering 50% off your save-the-dates,...

Meghan Trainor
Ashley Graham sits down with Grammy Award winning artist, Meghan Trainor! You've seen Meghan dominating radio, touring around the world, and judging on Fox's The Four and The Voice UK. Her first hit "All About that Bass" is a body positive anthem for the ages--and she's got plenty more where that came from. Her third major-label album Treat Myself drops January 21st 2020 #PrettyBigDeal Instagram: https://instagram.com/prettybigdealpod/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/prettybigdealpod/ Twitter: https://twitte...


Shay Mitchell
Ashley Graham sits down with a true multihyphenate, Shay Mitchell! Shay is an actress, entrepreneur, content creator, author and so much more. After her breakout role in Pretty Little Liars, she built a loyal platform of millions across social media and YouTube. Her success on the screen and online brought her to a lifetime goal: business owner. Forbes Magazine has called travel and lifestyle accessory brand BEIS  “mega-successful” and business grown 200% in its first year Upcoming sponsor spoiler: Zola! Th...

Arianna Huffington
Ashley Graham sits down with the incredible Arianna Huffington! You may know her name from The Huffington Post — the incredibly successful media platform she founded in 2005. Its unique style and reporting went on to win a Pulitzer prize. In addition, Arianna found great success as a political commentator and author of over 15 books. In 2016, Arianna left The Huffington Post in order to pursue a new passion — wellness. Her company Thrive Global aims to tackle burnout culture across the world — something Ari...

Dapper Dan
Ashley Graham sits down with fashion icon and Harlem legend, Dapper Dan! You may know him as the Father of Logo Mania — and you’ve definitely seen his designs on artists, athletes, and runways across the world. Dap found his way into the fashion world when he was inspired to put his signature spin on looks from famous European brands. Decades after being forced to close his first shop and take business underground, Dap has returned to the mainstream, reopened his Harlem atelier, and taken his rightful seat ...


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Ashley Graham sits down with the incredible Rosie Huntington-Whiteley! Rosie is a model, beauty enthusiast, and badass business owner. Her company Rose Inc is a wildly successful online forum that keeps visitors on the cutting edge of all things beauty. Rosie got her start as a catalogue model and jumped to the big leagues as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. After years on the catwalk, she capitalized on her platform by launching brands with companies she'd long-admired. Rosie's unique taste and business savvy ha...

Whitney Cummings
Ashley Graham sits down with the hilarious Whitney Cummings! Whitney is a comedian, actress, writer, director, producer, show-runner, author, and most recently — host of the Good For You podcast. Her latest comedy special Can I Touch It? debuted on Netflix this summer featuring a life-sized robot clone of Cummings. In this episode, we talk about comedy, codependency and so much more. HOST: Ashley Graham GUEST: Whitney Cummings EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ashley Graham, Penni Thow, Scooter Braun EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS...

Emily Ratajkowski
Ashley Graham sits down with the dynamic Emily Ratajkowski! Emily aka Emrata is a badass business woman and iconic sex symbol. After Emily burst on the scene in 2013, she capitalized on her platform and began building businesses. Outside of fashion, she’s an outspoken activist who educates her followers just as much as she flexes on the Gram. In this episode, they talk about her fashion career, sex appeal, and her insane work ethic. HOST: Ashley Graham GUEST: Emily Ratajkowski Executive Producers: Ashley G...


Paloma Elsesser
Ashley Graham sits down with Paloma Elsesser. Paloma is a a model and style icon that got her big break when she was discovered by renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath on Instagram. After being chosen as Pat’s muse, things never slowed down. She’s covered magazines all over the world — including Vogue Arabia with yours truly. You can catch her on runways and working with brands like Glossier, Nike and Fenty Beauty. On top of it all, she’s a steadfast advocate for diversity and inclusion, body positivity, and ...

Cindy Eckert
Ashley Graham sits down with Cindy Eckert, self-made CEO and advocate for women. Cindy is the powerhouse behind Addyi aka The Little Pink Pill — or to some, Female Viagra. In the past 10 years, Cindy has sold two pharmaceutical companies. Her most recent sale, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, went for a whopping $1 BILLION. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Cindy and her shareholders reacquired the company two years after selling — FOR FREE! Cindy is also the creator of The Pink Ceiling aka The Pinkubator — a fu...

Gayle King
Ashley Graham sits down with the one and only, Gayle King. You know Gayle as an accomplished journalist, co-host of CBS This Morning and Editor-At-Large of O Magazine. Gayle is a Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame inductee and was selected as one of Time’s Most Influential People in 2019. She is undoubtedly one of TV’s most versatile personalities. You can find her delivering the news bright and early on CBS, laughing with her best friend on reruns of The Oprah Winfrey Show or conducting a hard hitting inter...


Serena Williams
The season finale of Pretty Big Deal wraps in a pretty major way with all-time great athlete, mother, businesswoman, and overall super human Serena Williams. Filmed live with some of her biggest fans surrounding her, Serena gives Ashley the low down on her life as a professional athlete, being a positive role model for women everywhere, and more that you never knew about her. She'll leave you with a smile on your face and even more admiration for all that she's accomplished. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Product...

Lindsey Vonn
Olympian, elite athlete, best-selling author and youth mentor Lindsey Vonn sat down with Ashley to talk training hard, rolling with the punches and loving who you are no matter what. Listen in to hear them get real on everything important, plus a few fun secrets you might not have known about Lindsey. It’ll be easy to see why she’s a Pretty Big Deal. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Production Executive Producers: Kelsey McWilliams & Paul Leys Producers: Ava Coleman, Ann Lupo Associate Producer: Sam Alpert Director...

The Aftershow: Part 6
The Pretty Big Deal Aftershow is your chance to ask Ashley and her #1 Darsell anything (really, anything) on the Anchor app. Listen as they answer some of their favorite voice messages and give some (sometimes unsolicited) advice and words of inspiration to PBD followers from all over....


Amy Schumer
You might normally know her for making you laugh, but there's another side to Amy Schumer that Ashley uncovers on this week's episode. She gets into body positivity, her marriage, and how activism is playing a role in her life. So while comedy might be what you know her for, you'll leave this conversation with a newfound perspective on the amazing things she's accomplishing outside of it. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Production Executive Producers: Kelsey McWilliams & Paul Leys Producers: Ava Coleman, Ann Lupo ...

The Aftershow: Part 5
The Pretty Big Deal Aftershow is your chance to ask Ashley and her #1 Darsell anything (really, anything) on the Anchor app. Listen as they answer some of their favorite voice messages and give some (sometimes unsolicited) advice and words of inspiration to PBD followers from all over....

Halima Aden
She's breaking barriers, owning the runway, and making a difference across the world as a UNICEF ambassador, so naturally Halima Aden had a lot to talk about with Ashley Graham on this episode of Pretty Big Deal. Listen in to hear their deep conversation that will be sure to leave you with some valuable new perspectives. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Production Executive Producers: Kelsey McWilliams & Paul Leys Producers: Ava Coleman, Ann Lupo Associate Producer: Sam Alpert Director/Editor: Ann Lupo Appearance ...


The Aftershow: Part 4
The Pretty Big Deal Aftershow is your chance to ask Ashley and her #1 Darsell anything (really, anything) on the Anchor app. Listen as they answer some of their favorite voice messages and give some (sometimes unsolicited) advice and words of inspiration to PBD followers from all over....

Lilly Singh
YouTuber, comedian, author, UNICEF ambassador... Lilly Singh truly is a superwoman. Listen to her and Ashley talk about how she got to where she is today (from psych degree to YouTube), how she deals with online trolls (write it out, then delete), her take on diversity in the industry (there should be more than one seat at the table), and lots more. It's a talk full of a lot of laughs, and even more important lessons. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Production Executive Producers: Kelsey McWilliams & Paul Leys Pro...

The Aftershow: Part 3
The Pretty Big Deal Aftershow is your chance to ask Ashley and her #1 Darsell anything (really, anything) on the Anchor app. Listen as they answer some of their favorite voice messages and give some (sometimes unsolicited) advice and words of inspiration to PBD followers from all over....


Noor Tagouri
It’s not always easy to ask questions about the unknown, but having the right intention behind them is half the battle. Listen as friends Ashley Graham and activist, journalist, and feminist Noor Tagouri sit down for an honest conversation about what it’s like to be viewed as an outsider in today’s culture and how sometimes being your own role model is all you need. It’s full of inspiration, encouragement, and will leave you with more than a few reasons to feel grateful today. A warning to our listeners: T...

The Aftershow: Part 2
The Pretty Big Deal Aftershow is your chance to ask Ashley and her #1 Darsell anything (really, anything). This week they’re also joined by Ashley’s best friend Rachel. Watch as they answer some of their favorite voice messages from the Anchor app and give some (sometimes unsolicited) advice and words of inspiration to PBD followers from all over....

Gabrielle Union
Actress, producer, entrepreneur, and fellow Nebraskan Gabrielle Union joins us this week for some important conversations, and of course, a glass of wine. Nothing is off the table as we dive into being comfortable in your own skin, raising kids in the age of social media, and how silence on issues can lead to even bigger problems. It’s real. It’s serious. But it's also uplifting and will leave you with lessons, inspiration, and so much more. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Production Executive Producers: Kelsey M...


The Aftershow: Part 1
The Pretty Big Deal Aftershow is your chance to ask Ashley and her #1 Darsell anything (really, anything) on the Anchor app. Watch as they answer some of their favorite voice messages and give some (sometimes unsolicited) advice and words of inspiration to PBD followers from all over....

Kim Kardashian West
It's our first episode, and we're joined by entrepreneur, fashion muse, TV star, and social media genius Kim Kardashian West! She's here to talk beauty, body, relationships, and what happens when you mix family and business. A 368 & Pretty Big Deal Production Executive Producers: Kelsey McWilliams & Paul Leys Producers: Ava Coleman, Ann Lupo Director/Editor: Ann Lupo Appearance By: Darsell Obregon Camera Operators: Ann Lupo, Livia Coullias Blanc, Christian Chapman, Nadine Martinez, Griffin Yu, Aaron Pryka ...

Coming Soon: Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham
Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham and trailblazing guests for intimate, off the cuff conversations about culture, beauty, business and owning who you are. With the biggest, boldest and most influential people discussing heartfelt and hilarious issues that really matter... this is a Pretty Big Deal....