Stephanie has hosted local radio shows on KABC and KFI in Los Angeles and is a former co-host of CNBC's "Equal Time" as the liberal counterweight to Bay Buchanan. Most recently, she hosted "I've Got a Secret" on the Oxygen network.
She is a comedienne and daughter of former Republican U.S. Representative William Miller, Barry Goldwater's running mate in the 1964 Presidential election.
The Stephanie Miller Show was launched in September 2004. It is produced by Democracy Radio, the Pioneer of Progressive Talk, and WYD Media Management. Jones Radio Networks distributes the show.
A guide to the quirky words and phrases of the show
Ack The sound Hillary Clinton makes, according to Stephanie, brought about by her Great Lakes regional ("flat-a") pronunciation and her less-than-smooth speaking style.
Alan Smithee production a show credited to the fictitious Alan Smithee because the producer is too embarrassed to take credit; Chris jokes about doing this on some days.
Alba saor the signoff phrase of Jim's impression of Sean Connery, Gaelic for free (saor) Scotland (Alba), a slogan for Scottish independence from Great Britain.
Beaver stack see "Stack"
Caribou Barbie a nickname for John McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin that achieved widespread popularity after frequent use by Stephanie, eventually being uttered by the candidate herself on Saturday Night Live. Stephanie was the first national broadcaster to use the term, on 9/2/08, which was coined a few days earlier on the Democratic Underground website by user "sfexpat2000".
Celebrity Hotline the purported phone line dedicated to celebrity call-ins to the show.
Celebutard a blend of celebrity, debutante, and retard; essentially, a celebrity who regularly behaves like an idiot.
Conspiracy Snausage a single brief item related to a conspiracy theory, named for the snack-size dog treat.
Dick Vader Dick Cheney, perhaps in reference to the Vice President's tendency to be ruthlessly evil to protect his vision of the empire. Perhaps.
Donde los yikes a nonsense Spanglish phrase used to express astonishment and alarm (roughly equivalent to "holy s~~~"), a signature expression of Stephanie's.
Double kitty a sound that Stephanie can make which resembles two kittens meowing at once.
ESFOAD one of the slang military acronyms (like the better-known FUBAR) used by Jim's version of the ill-tempered John McCain; it stands for "eat s~~~, f~~~ off, and die."
Extra crispy bucket of ... extremely; for example, Michael Savage is an extra crispy bucket of crazy.
Flavin a nonsense word in the style of classic wacky Jerry Lewis (or The Simpsons' Professor Frink), most often used as the last item on a list similar to "et cetera" or "whatnot" ("tell your friends and flavins").
Fox question a style of question popular on Fox News in which an unsupportable viewpoint is made to sound plausible by the question itself. Actual example: "Is the liberal media helping to fuel terror?"
Foxpert a guest on a Fox News show billed as an expert, but who is actually a partisan with little or no credentials (coined by Jim).
Freeper a member of the Free Republic internet forum, a conservative activist website; freepers are suspected of calling talk shows while misrepresenting their affiliation.
Fun stack see "Stack"
Future husband a crush of Stephanie's, usually caused by the person making bold or eloquent public statements that she agrees with.
Gay ray a supernatural effect, claimed by Stephanie to be beyond her control, that turns men gay after meeting her.
Hizzie a variation of "hizzouse", hip hop slang for house, as said by Jim's characterization of North Korean dictator "K to the J to the I L".
Insane o'clock see "Stupid o'clock"
Itchy Kitty the fictitious Reseda club where Stephanie says she started her show business career as a dancer.
Jiggles a sexist nickname for Stephanie inspired by a sound bite from The Simpsons.
Lady lumps bazooms, from the Black Eyed Peas song "My Humps" (sometimes preceded by the word "lovely").
Liar cannon a varying series of audio clips related to lying, played after an obviously false statement.
Magic purple sweater a specific item of clothing that, according to Stephanie, enhances her "lady lumps" (q.v.) when she wears it.
Mizrahi the conjectured "safeword" in the hypothesized Bill O'Reilly/Geraldo Rivera BDSM activities, a reference to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
Mook a male associate whose usefulness may not compensate for the irritation he causes; used by Stephanie to refer to Jim and Chris.
Official ... a title given to some celebrity friends of the show, such as Melissa Etheridge being the "Official Rock Star of The Stephanie Miller Show"; the designation is also assigned by request to some callers with characteristics unlikely to be shared by other listeners, such as the "Official radical militant librarian of The Stephanie MIller Show".
Out-of-Context Theater a brief bit in which a snippet of conversation from a right-wing show is presented in a different context, playing into the accusation that the liberal media takes quotes out of context.
Participation ribbon a minor award given by Stephanie to a caller for decent comedy; even better comedy may earn a "tee ball trophy".
Penalty box where a host or caller "gets sent" after saying something inappropriately suggestive or mean.
Right wing love muffin a conservative caller who's hot for Stephanie (or vice versa).
Right wing tool a media figure who blindly supports Republican policies and candidates; sometimes used jokingly by Stephanie to refer to Chris.
Spectacular ass Chris' assessment (no pun intended) of Stephanie's derri¨re.
Squeezy lascivious behavior similar to Squeezy McFeelpants, a Jim Ward character originally inspired by a Texas legislator who wanted to ban sexy teenage cheerleading; related characters include Britain's "Mashy McGrabass" and Australia's "Fingers Billabong".
Stack a set of related news items; for instance, 'beaver stack' for stories related to beavers. Stop giggling.
Stick-up-the-butt liberal a person who is excessively politically correct, taking offense at jokes made about some aspect of their ideology (often preceded by the word "humorless").
Stupid o'clock the time of day the show hosts have to go to bed, because they have to get up at insane o'clock to do the show.
Tee ball trophy see "Participation ribbon"
Unibrow a continuous eyebrow, supposedly a feature of Stephanie as a teenager.
• Minnesota Viking Kicker and straight ally Chris Kluwe calls in at 7:30pm to talk about Jason Collins, the first gay professional athlete to come out
• Australian Rugby Star turned Actor Ian Roberts calls in at 8:30pm to talk about how coming out in 1995 changed his life and where he is at 18 years later
• President Barack Obama on Tuesday forcefully defended his policy toward Syria, his handling of the Boston Marathon bombing, the future of Obamacare and even his political relevance in a wide-ranging press conference 100 days into his second term. He also again promised to close Gitmo.
• Massachusetts primary voters on Tuesday picked Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez as their candidates in the June 25 special election, the second such race the state has seen in three years
• Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties.
• A new Kaiser Foundation poll indicates many Americans are still unclear about the details of Affordable Care Actand, in some cases, unaware it’s actually law of the land.
• Gay P.R. guru Howard Bragman calls in at 8pm to talk about NBA player Jason Collins coming out and making history at the first openly gay pro athlete
• Investigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks. FBI agents have removed bags of evidence including DNA samples from the home where Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow has been living.
• Prosecutors and lawyers for surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have begun very early discussions about a possible deal, in which he would cooperate in exchange for avoiding the death penalty, legal sources said Monday.
• Jason Collins received an outpouring of support and admiration from the sporting world and many other influential voices on Monday after announcing he was gay. The 12-year NBA veteran became the first active player in a major men’s North American team sport to announce his homosexuality.
• Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor expressed doubts that the nation’s highest court should have ruled on the controversial Bush v. Gore case that decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election.
• The Rude Pundit calls in at 7:30pm to talk about the latest in gun control and the Boston Bombings
• Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 9pm to talk about his new book, “On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good”
• The Boston Bombings suspects’ mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son.
• President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Saturday for approving a plan to ease air-traffic delays caused by federal spending cuts while leaving budget cuts that affect children and the elderly untouched.
• A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.
• Journalists, celebrities, and politicos converged in D.C. Saturday night for the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, laughing along as President Obama and Conan O’Brien took the stage to skewer targets in Washington, Hollywood, and beyond.
• Darren Criss (Blaine on “Glee”) calls in at 7:50pm to talk about his upcoming 16-city North American tour
• Comedian and author Richard Belzer calls in at 9pm to talk about the Boston Bombings and about the gun control controversy
• Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was transferred to prison Friday from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest by police a week ago.
• New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters Thursday that the surviving suspect in last week’s marathon blasts that killed three and wounded scores more told investigators that he and his brother were targeting New York next.
• President Obama, standing before a line of flag-draped coffins, consoled family and friends on Thursday at a memorial service for firefighters killed in a massive explosion last week at a Texas fertilizer plant.
• The Senate moved quickly Thursday evening to help ease the Federal Aviation Administration’s ability to handle automatic spending cuts set forth in the sequester. The House takes up the bill today.
• President Obama and the other four living presidents along with other dignitaries gathered in Dallas to mark the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
• The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks but did so before he was advised of his constitutional right to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
• With deep federal spending cuts known as the sequester beginning to affect air travel and forcing some public-sector layoffs, the White House on Wednesday seemed to offer public support for Sen. Harry Reid’s proposal to temporarily pay down the sequester without generating new tax revenue.
• The number of U.S. states allowing gay marriage is set to enter double digits now that Rhode Island’s state Senate has taken a landmark vote. Legislation allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed passed Wednesday evening by a comfortable 26-12 margin. Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will sign it into law.
• All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center today.
• Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to Russia last year, renewing criticism from after the Sept. 11 attacks that failure to share intelligence may have contributed to last week’s deadly assault.
• A man accused of plotting with al-Qaida members in Iran to derail a train in Canada was due to appear in a Toronto court Wednesday after declaring at his initial court appearance that the charges against him are unfair. Law enforcement officials in the U.S. said the target was a train that runs between New York City and Canada.
• Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man suspected of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and other public officials — as authorities searched the home of another man hoping to find clues in the expanding investigation.
• On Tuesday, hackers took over the Associated Press Twitter account and falsely claimed that there had been explosions at the White House and that the president was hurt. The tweet was up for a few minutes before Twitter took the account offline.
• The Justice Department late Tuesday formally filed its case against Lance Armstrong and his company Tailwind Sports for millions of dollars that the U.S. Postal Service spent to sponsor the cycling team.
• The hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction has told investigators that he and his brother were motivated by religion but were not in contact with overseas terrorists or groups, officials said.
• Two men face a bail hearing today after their arrest on charges of plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, authorities said. The case has raised questions about Shiite-led Iran’s murky relationship with the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network.
• Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal sequester budget cuts.
• River flooding that’s already swamping part of the Midwest from Oklahoma to Michigan could get worse today and Wednesday with more rain and snow spreading over the region.
• The Rude Pundit calls in at 7:30pm to talk about what he missed during last week’s busy news week
• Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in at 8pm to talk about media coverage of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings
• Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and “responding sporadically in writing to questions … about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, ” law enforcement sources told ABC News on Sunday evening.
• President Barack Obama late Friday praised Boston police and law enforcement cooperation for their week-long response to the Boston Marathon bombings and acknowledged “many unanswered questions” about what drove the suspects to violence.
• The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
• Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang joins us in the New York Bureau at 9pm for Fridays With Fugelsang
• A late-night police chase and shootout has ended with one Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead and another on the run, police said early Friday morning. One police officer was killed and another was seriously wounded during the violent spree.
• President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered a message in Boston to those in the city touched by Monday’s deadly bombings, as well as to individuals worldwide watching the country’s response: We will persevere.
• Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.
• Members of the “Gang of Eight” promoted their 844-page immigration bill, which was released earlier in the week, on Capitol Hill Thursday. It’s the product of months of intense private negotiations that supporters say will secure the borders and provide a path to legality for nearly 12 million people currently living in the nation illegally.
• Rescuers searched on Thursday for survivors in the rubble of homes destroyed by a fiery fertilizer plant explosionin a rural Texas town that the mayor said had killed at least 14 people.