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.