‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik Hilariously Recalls Matthew McConaughey Having No Idea Who She Was

by Liz Holland

‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik visited The Kelly Clarkson show this week to talk about her podcast, ‘Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown’. 

The actress also recently had Kelly Clarkson on her podcast as a guest. Alongside Bialik’s cohost, Jonathan Cohen, the three chatted about mental health, body image, and how Clarkson handles it all. Bialik offered an explanation for The Kelly Clarkson show audience about what exactly her podcast entails. “For people who may not know, I have a podcast! It’s called ‘Miyam Bialik’s Breakdown,’ and I host it with my partner Jonathan Cohen,” Bialik explains. 

The game show host continues, “It’s all about mental health, but also the stories behind the things we’ve been told by doctors and therapists. It’s really fun, and when you[Kelly Clarkson] came on, I was so excited. We ended up talking a lot about body image, and how we present ourselves,” Bialik recalls. “I have a tremendous amount of anxiety about that and a lot of respect for the way that you present yourself. We [Me and Jonathan] actually talked a lot about it. To this day, Jonathan says to me, ‘What would Kelly Clarkson tell you?,” she laughs. 

Mayim Bialik Is Much More Than An Actress

Many know Bialik for her hosting duties on “Jeopardy!” or from her role as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom, “Big Bang Theory”. However, Mayim Bialik also earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007. Her degree certainly qualifies her to deep dive into mental health issues. 

It seems Bialik’s guests are definitely comfortable on her show. Clarkson shared she could have talked to the hosts for “hours”. She went on to say what it is that she feels makes Bialik’s podcast so special. “I’m telling you, it’s such a comfortable environment, and it’s fun, and it’s informative. You’re talking about stuff that maybe everybody doesn’t talk about, I love that,” Clarkson said. The singer elaborated, saying, “What’s special about yours, I think is [that] all the walls are down, talking about everything, everything’s on the table.” She went on to say that she talked about things on the podcast she doesn’t really talk about anywhere else. 

Matthew McConaughey Had No Idea Whose Podcast He Was On

Bialik says that happens a lot. “That’s what a lot of our guests say,” Bialik recalls. “Like, ‘Gosh, I’ve never shared this before,’ or ‘I’ve never talked about this before.” The “Blossom” star jumped to share a funny story regarding one of her podcast guests. “We had Matthew McConaughey on, and the first thing I said to him is, ‘Do you have any idea who I am?’ and he was like, ‘No.’,” Bialik shares through light-hearted laughter.

 “And I was like well, my publicist is from Texas, and I think that’s how you got [on the show]. I was like, ‘I don’t know who had to have sex with who to get you here, but it’s amazing,” she joked. Clarkson was shocked McConaughey wasn’t familiar with Bialik’s work, to which she simply replied, “He’s Matthew McConaughey, he can do whatever he wants!” She later added, “He’s very busy being himself, but I just thought it was amazing …. This is so much fun. Now he knows who I am!”

You can check out Mayim Bialik’s podcast on whichever service you use to stream podcasts. You can also check out the website for the show here.