Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend Podcast

A twice weekly podcast hosted by veteran interviewer and everyone's new best friend, Alison Rosen, featuring surprisingly honest conversations that are equal parts silly, serious, revelatory and sometimes involving a sombrero. Plus an eternal quest to find out if that thing you think or do is normal in a segment called "Just Me or Everyone?"

Drew Van Acker Likes Jumping From Planes
Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars, Tower Prep) stops by to talk about the new movie Spy Intervention which he stars in and executive produced, losing a scholarship because he appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, stability versus adventure, moving to Harlem, proposing to his girlfriend in Iceland, playing the ukulele, getting evicted, TV versus stage acting and so much more. We also took a spy music quiz. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encou...

Ben's Campaign Trail Stories, A Disneyland Adventure, New Zealand Snacks
Ben Gleib is here, still exhausted from concluding his presidential run, and he's ready to transition back to civilian life. Also he's got strong opinions about his girlfriend's choice of footwear. Alison and Daniel took Elliot to Disneyland and Renee is considering returning to her extroverted ways. Tony is going to leave us again but only for a few days. Plus a word we've never encountered and some snacks from New Zealand. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: ...

Troy Johnson Has Some Regrets
Food Network star and food journalist/critic Troy Johnson stops by to talk about making the switch from writing about music to food, majoring in poetry, growing up with a gay parent, regrets, marriage, divorce, parenthood, San Diego, Fox Rox, Guy's Grocery Games, Crave, Adderall, aggressive heterosexuality, cooking and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare ...


Alison's Dumb Question, Tony's Gold Record, TJBs
Tone Zone Thaxton is BACK after his Motion City Soundtrack tour and he's got a gold record and everything. Alison has a dumb question about the record. Can you guess what it is? Joe Kwaczala is here and he's got a ladyfriend to witness his weird sleep behavior. Also we do a round of Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze involving coconut jellybeans but first must delineate the difference between jelly bellies and traditional jelly beans. Daniel says something that isn't intended for the podcast but he says it right int...

Jessica Chaffin
Jessica Chaffin (Spy, The Heat, Zoey 101) stops by to talk about her new podcast Ask Ronna with Ronna (& Bryan), growing up in Newton, Massachusetts as one of six kids, her relationship with her parents, getting into comedy, skincare, Ronna & Beverly, offering advice as Ronna, her love of England and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to ...

Sketchfest Recap, Joe’s Travels, Renee’s Wilderness Adventure
Alison is back from Sketchfest with stories to tell. Renee went to Sketchfest and is wearing a number of meals on her shirt. Joe Kwaczala is here having just performed a comedy show while people drove golf balls at his head. Plus so much more including a story of a guy who didn't recognize Alison even though he would have been delighted if he knew who she was, most likely. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Sc...


Courtney Friel Doesn't Take It Personally
Newscaster Courtney Friel stops by the show to talk about her just published memoir Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News in which she tells all about living as an addict while appearing to be a put together reporter. We talk about her decision to go public with her sobriety, the fact that a story from the book about Donald Trump hitting on her went viral which pushed up the release of the book, her years at Fox News and what she witnessed there, motherhood, divorce, meditation, panic attacks, not ...

Wendy's 14 Hour VHS Special, Dave's Canada Trip, An Impromptu Spelling Test
Wendy Molyneux is back and she had a baby complete with dramatic water breaking moment! Also if you're rude to her she might follow you to your house. Dave Huntsberger was just in Canada and it went well except for one show which was challenging. Also he made shoes and still claims he's going to cut his hair. Pete the Retailer is here being distracted by thoughts of pancakes. Plus we have several important epiphanies about fashion and VSCO girls, talk about potato clocks and Spago and do a round of iTunes C...

Joel Stein Owns Salmon Pants
Joel Stein, (Time, Newsweek, LA Times) stops by to talk about his new book In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book for which he traveled the country exploring the populism that put Trump in office. We also talk about Scott Adams, our best friendship, gossipy stories involving Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, the moral cost of being a skillful journalist, Goop, meeting Jim Carrey, conferences, free will, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, the fact...


Kevin's Maisel Trip, A Jackie Quiz, Alison's Palindromes
Who knows Jackie Johnson best? We take a quiz to find out. Plus Kevin T. Porter is here, with cookies, to fill us in on the trip to Las Vegas he took after being identified as a Mrs. Maisel influencer. He saw a show! Pete the Retailer is here and Jackie zeroes right the fuck in on his favorite color. Plus a story which details exactly how dumb Daniel thinks Alison is, an Uber for Allies, Audrina Patridge, Idaho, Puerto Rico and ziplining, slang terms and so much more including #SnackChat. Check us out on ...

Adam Ferrara Is Changing
Comedian and actor Adam Ferrara (Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, Top Gear) stops by the show to talk about the creation of his new podcast The Adam Ferrara Podcast: 30 Minutes You'll Never Get Back, growing up on Long Island, his decision to go to college, relationships, drinking, working on himself, cars, meditation, making himself cry and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably nee...

Jordan's Frolic Room, Dave's Voodoo Dolls, Dr. Dance
Jordan Morris and Dave Huntsberger join Daniel and me on this episode and Pete The Retailer (from The Star Wars Minute) is filling in for Tony while Tony plays in Motion City Soundtrack which is a band all of us are having trouble saying. Jordan fills us in on his Christmas, Dave raises some important questions about the manufacturing of voodoo dolls and throws a fair amount of shade at a specific kind of saxophone player. Daniel and I feel weird about lying about Santa, Daniel's seeking pumpkin fodder and ...


Favorite Moments of 2019 (Listener Picks!)
You guys sent in your picks for favorite clips of 2019 and here they are! We're nibblin' on spongecake, doling out nicknames, yawning during stories, revealing unused drops, asking questions, traveling, singing and so much more. Featuring Daniel Quantz, Tony Thaxton, David Huntsberger, Wendy Molyneux, Renee Colvert, Greg Heller, Jackie Johnson, Jordan Morris, Arden Myrin, Alie Ward, Jeff Fox and some names I'm sure I'm forgetting. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's ...

Jenna Kim Jones's Status, Happy New Year, Another Tone Zone Update
Jenna Kim Jones came to town for one day only and we recorded a Patreon bonus episode and this Thursday show. Happy New Year! We talk about resolutions, life in Georgia, Santa Clause, periods, #galchat, another Tone Zone update and we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is broug...

Gareth Reynolds
Gareth Reynolds (The Dollop, Arrested Development, I'm Sorry) stops by to talk about his debut album Riddled with Disease, holding koalas, his driver's license wig, relationship patterns, his relationship with his dad, quitting caffeine, writing for television, divorce, duel citizenship, depression, "yarguments" and so much more. We also took a personality/psychology quiz and Gareth did his best Tony impersonation. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical A...


Egg Nog Snack Chat, Dawn/Don Again, A Question for Dave
If you listened last week you've likely been on tenterhooks waiting to find out what my question for Dave Huntsberger was. Well this week delivers in a big way. Also we (Dave, Tony Thaxton, Joe Kwaczala and I) taste nogs, puzzle over regional accents and talk about black eyes peas. And more! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY rington...

Dan Schechter Knows It's Complicated
Director, writer and editor Dan Schechter (Life of Crime) joins us to talk about his new movie After Class which stars Justin Long, Fran Drescher and Kate Berlant and was based on his own experiences teaching in a politically charged environment. We chat about nuance, students, keeping an open mind, white men, guilt, family, dogs, termites, mistakes, asking favors, grief and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other...

Canadian Colorblindness, Joe Kwaczala's Quizzala, Dave's Nervous Carolers
Who knows Joe Kwaczala best? Take the quiz along with Alison Rosen, Dave Honey Huntsberger and Tony Thaxton to find out. Also how did Joe spend his Thanksgiving? How was Tony's gig the night before? And a question for Dave? Plus so much more including Joe's zippered arm pocket, carolers who lack confidence, Alison's med switch and other stuff! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to...


Alie Ward Has a Cold
Alie Ward (Ologies, Did I Mention Invention?, Brainchild) returns to talk about the success she's experienced making something entirely her own, being a home owner and dog owner, her love life, fear of failure, love of science, premature ovarian failure, being a pseudo redhead, insects, massage chairs, list making, codependency, jobs that felt somewhat inauthentic, germs, dick fish and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Boo...

Paul Rust's Eye Language, Michael Cassady's Nog Thoughts, T'Zone Update
A rare Thursday show treat! Paul Rust and Michael Cassady are here on the eve of their new Don't Stop Or We'll Die release Diamond Skies Over Western Dreams. Tone Zone Thaxton played drums on it so it's like we have a whole band in the studio. What do you do when you have a whole band in your studio? You talk about egg nog! And eye language, Brooklyn and more. Also Daniel and I are back from Hawaii and I learned some things. Plus we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and get a Tony Update and so much more. ...

Joe Kwaczala Doesn't Eat Napkins Anymore
Joe Kwaczala stops by to talk about growing up in Pittsburgh, the significance to him of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (he hosts a podcast called Who Cares About the Rock Hall?), being a self-described "mama's boy," his t-shirt system for remembering A and B days, releasing 31 videos for his 31st year, good attention versus bad attention, the things he did for attention, moving out to Los Angeles, trying to do his live talk show in LA, losing a friend, driving for Lyft, taping his Comedy Central special and...


Kevin's Vaccines, Tony's Workload, A Spain Quiz
We learn more about Kevin T. Porter's childhood, Tony's workload, boundaries (and whether any of us have good ones) and so much more including a kiss from a rose on the huh?, #SnackChat and a quiz about Spain. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you  http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON, http://FabFitFun.com...

Joe Randazzo Brought a Little Hug Club to The Onion
Joe Randazzo (The Onion, Adult Swim, @midnight) stops by the show to talk about working with Tiffany Haddish, growing up in New Hampshire, smoking, kids, Brooklyn, Charlie Rose and other disgraced men, Charlie Rose's crappy table, meeting his wife, Gen X, getting kicked off Twitter, his book Funny on Purpose and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF...

Kevin's Tease, Alison's Annual Pie Thoughts, Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend! Kevin T. Porter and Renee Colvert join us for a heartwarming and sweet episode that also contains a lot of talk of Chris Matthews's recent televised toot and related offenses. Stay til the end! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by htt...


Adrienne Brodeur Is Done with Secrets
When she was 14, Adrienne Brodeur was awakened in the middle of the night by her beloved mother who confessed that a family friend had just kissed her. She wanted to pursue a romance with this man and needed young Adrienne's help in keeping it a secret. Adrienne felt special and important—her mother had chosen her to be her confidante. Thus began a years long situation that affected every aspect of Adrienne's life and which she recounts and untangles in Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. We also talk ...

Adrienne Brodeur Is Done with Secrets
When she was 14, Adrienne Brodeur was awakened in the middle of the night by her beloved mother who confessed that a family friend had just kissed her. She wanted to pursue a romance with this man and needed young Adrienne's help in keeping it a secret. Adrienne felt special and important—her mother had chosen her to be her confidante. Thus began a years long situation that affected every aspect of Adrienne's life and which she recounts and untangles in Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. We also talk ...

A Canada Quiz, David's Big Travels, Tugboat's Sassy Mouth
David Huntsberger is back and he's just returned from Romania where he made an egregious and somewhat offensive carb-based mistake. Renee Colvert also did some traveling and her one wish is to tell her story before David so as not be outdone. Also, we take a Canada quiz sent in by a listener, learn about "sassy mouth," find out who Tugboat's real mother is and more! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)...


Scott Aukerman Gets Real
Scott Aukerman stops by to talk about Between Two Ferns: The Movie which you need to see immediately if you haven't already, how much and in what way he values audience feedback, trusting his own taste, Comedy Bang Bang, finding new comics, IVF, not being able to travel with his wife Kulap Vilaysack for much of the filming of her emotional documentary Origin Story, editing, touring, his brief foray into gambling, R U Talkin U2 To Me?, R U Talkin REM Re: Me, Threedom and so much more. We also took your quest...

Scott Aukerman Gets Real
Scott Aukerman stops by to talk about Between Two Ferns: The Movie which you need to see immediately if you haven't already, how much and in what way he values audience feedback, trusting his own taste, Comedy Bang Bang, finding new comics, IVF, not being able to travel with his wife Kulap Vilaysack for much of the filming of her emotional documentary Origin Story, editing, touring, his brief foray into gambling, R U Talkin U2 To Me?, R U Talkin REM Re: Me, Threedom and so much more. We also took your quest...

Joe's Fake Limp, Jordan's Jean Jacket, A New Zealand Quiz
Joe Kwaczala has returned—what a speedy return!—and he once faked a limp until his mom intervened. He also has a crazy track record of calling into radio stations and winning. Jordan Morris doesn't know anything about how to fix your phone so stop asking him. Also, he's denim jacket guy now and he's here to talk about rinses! Alison once split her pants on the way to The Cheesecake Factory to see a guy who had a crush on her friend. Plus a New Zealand quiz! Play along at home! Check us out on Patreon: htt...


Shawn Kathleen AKA @PassengerShaming
Shawn Kathleen, the former flight attendant behind the hugely popular Instagram account @passengershaming stops by to discuss her varied career history (she'd been a cop and an EMT before her years as a flight attendant), growing up in Ohio, motherhood, the mechanics of running a popular account, whether it's ok to recline, secret flight attendant code and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged ...

Greg Heller's News, Joe Kwaczala's Beard, Just Me Or Everyone
Greg Heller has returned and he's brought his buddy Joe Kwaczala who has a Comedy Central special coming out Nov 8. Joe is also, like Tony, definitely a "beard guy," and Greg's going to get to the bottom of it in what should probably become a new segment which Joe has many possible names for. Alison and Daniel saw Jesus Christ Superstar and Alison was wrecked by a scene that was deeply emotional and involved handfuls of glitter. Plus Yes Please Or Oh Puhleeze, Just Me Or Everyone, a tense scene near an elev...

Sabrina Jalees Is Fully Herself
Sabrina Jalees stops by the show to talk about growing up in Canada, The Goodie Goodie with Sabrina Jalees, coming out to her Muslim family, their journey toward acceptance, meeting her wife, being a parent, Search Party, career advice that had a negative effect, starring on the CBS comedy Carol's Second Act, writing for TV, standup and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged ...


Kevin's Cookies, Tony's Encore, Alison's Face
It's an extra spooky Halloween episode! Alison has a contingency plan for if her nose gets broken and Elliot's head-butting that morning is making her wonder if the time is now. Kevin T. Porter is here and he brought some cookies for a spontaneous #SnackChat. Renee is here too and she's got big Halloween plans. Tony weighs in on what rock stars are experiencing during a planned encore. Plus podcast recommendations, iTunes Comments of the Week. TV Time and Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http...

Mary Katharine Ham Finds Love Again
Four years ago political pundit Mary Katharine Ham's personal tragedy was all over the news when her husband Jake Brewer died suddenly in a cycling accident. Theirs had been a picture perfect romance that read like a movie—he was former Obama staffer, she was a conservative columnist and pundit appearing regularly on Fox News (she's now employed by CNN). They had one daughter and she was seven months pregnant with their second daughter at the time of the accident. As Mary Katharine recounts here, she figure...

Tony's Face, Jackie's Big Move, Saggin' Maggins
Jackie Johnson is back on the eve of her big move. Tony's stopped using the lotion his doctor prescribed him and his skin is better without it! Daniel and I had a very horrible incident in our shower involving maggots but Jackie has introduced us to a fun way to say it. Plus I'm workshopping some recurring questions. And iTunes Comments of The Week and more! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You p...


Liana Finck is Tired of Interruptions
New Yorker cartoonist and author Liana Finck stops by the show to talk about where her darkness comes from, the process of doing illustrations for the New Yorker, her latest book, Excuse Me: Complaints, Cartoons and Notes to Self and her previous graphic novels Passing for Human and A Bintel Brief, ex boyfriends, working in public, her preferred pens, paper, desk height, conservative Judaism, running and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropica...

The Return of Allan Moss, Vicadaniel, Yes Please Or Oh Puh-leeze
Allan Moss is back in town so we had to catch up on his life in Atlanta with Jenna Kim Jones and their two girls. We talked golfcarting, parenting, friends they've replaced us with, snacks, career stuff, airline status and so much more. We also got into a pretty heated round of Yes Please or Oh Puh-leeze and I'm not going to name names but Daniel and Tony are wrong. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)...

Ken Reid Can't Relax
Content Warning: This episode contains a story involving animal cruelty, death of an animal and child abuse that you may find upsetting Comedian and podcast host Ken Reid returns to the show to talk about his critically acclaimed podcast TV Guidance Counselor, knowing more about Burbank than Alison who lives there, generalized anxiety disorder and systematically trying various methods to relax, upcoming podcast guests, a truly disturbing story about his grandmother, refusal to take drugs, thoughts on ASMR...


Ken Reid Can't Relax
Content Warning: This episode contains a story involving animal cruelty, death of an animal and child abuse that you may find upsetting Comedian and podcast host Ken Reid returns to the show to talk about his critically acclaimed podcast TV Guidance Counselor, knowing more about Burbank than Alison who lives there, generalized anxiety disorder and systematically trying various methods to relax, upcoming podcast guests, a truly disturbing story about his grandmother, refusal to take drugs, thoughts on ASMR...

Jackie's Gal Chat, Daniel's Dude Chat, Snack Chat
Jackie Johnson is back so we're making her answer our questions since she's a renowned beauty expert. Daniel was forced to talk man at a furniture store recently. And Tony made a joke that I'm still laughing about days later! Plus #Snackchat with Mystery Oreos, Just Me Or Everyone and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ...

Jonah Ray Gets Personal
Jonah Ray returns to the show to talk about the weird transition period he finds himself in, losing his father three weeks after he returned from touring with Mystery Science Theater 3000, seeing his dad in his final moments, getting Lasik and a vasectomy in the same year, "the artistic lifestyle," music, the album of punk Weird Al covers he's released called You Can't Call Me Al, Jonah Raydio, The Meltdown and so much more. We also took your questions.   Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison'...


Dan Telfer's Organs, David's Transylvanian Trip, VSCO Girls
Joining us for this episode was a gigantic crane fly. New guest Dan Telfer referred to it as a May fly which may be a regional thing but regardless, the fly didn't say much but its presence was felt. Despite the intrusion we discussed Dan's balls (he has one) and kidneys (also one), his two-time battle with testicular cancer, David's upcoming trip to Romania and the reason for going, VSCO girls, a toilet seat cover update which just may teach you something, Daniel's harsh repudiation of my entire essence an...

Jimmy Pardo Makes Good on a Bet
Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny) returns to the show to talk about whether he actually owes me $20 (he does), a shared love of Jesus Christ Superstar, Sarah Silverman, if Alison is the female Jimmy, conversations that make you sound arrogant, being "hosty" in real life, Jimmy's temper, the occasional fight with Matt Belknap, parenthood, random moments that pop into your head way too often, home office layouts and more. We also took your questions and did a quiz! Plus "How Dare You?" on Patreon. Check us out ...

Kevin's Lingo Lesson, Renee's Past Marriage, Alison's Movie Experience
Kevin T. Porter is back and he's teaching us Christianese. It's very intentional and our corporate enjoyed it? I think I did that wrong. Also there's an update on my pastor-neighbors and I think this show is slowly or maybe quickly killing Daniel's soul. Plus Renee knew she should decline a marriage offer but went through with it anyway. Listen to hear how that turned out. And so much more including my review of Ad Astra and reclining seats.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   ...


Theresa Thorn Says Listen to Your Kids
Theresa Thorn (One Bad Mother, Maximum Fun) stops by the show to talk about It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, the beautifully illustrated children's book she authored, which she says is for everyone and which was inspired by her own transgender daughter's journey and the desire for a book which could provide people with the language to discuss gender. We also talk about her involvement with the podcast network Maximum Fun which she runs with her husband Jesse Thorn, law school, mee...

Greg Heller's Fish Quiz, The Ten Minute Rule, The Diaper Bag Story
Greg Heller has returned to regale us with a fish quiz and let me know my dramatic story of a very small stakes car accident over the weekend is... not a good story. Also we learn about the ten minute rule, revisit extroversion versus introversion, hear about Tony's recent tour, do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and so much more. Check us out on Patreon (bonus segment with the group): http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You...

Stephanie Wittels Wachs Is a Doer
Stephanie Wittels Wachs returns to the show to talk about Lemonada Media, the new podcast network she's launching with Jessica Kordova Kramer and how the two connected and bonded over having both lost brothers to the opioid epidemic. We chat about the drive to turn tragedy into something beautiful, humanizing the crisis, medically assisted treatment, Lemonada's upcoming shows, where she is in the grief process, not passing your shit on to your kid, getting pregnant after loss, activism, the word "addict" fa...


Alison Attends Preschool, Jackie Johnson is Reborn, Party Flaking Etiquette
If you can't make it to someone's event should you let them know beforehand or is it better to just explain after the fact? The table is divided! Jackie Johnson joins us to discuss NEW Jackie and why swimming with sharks was a terrible idea. Plus a LOT of #GalChat and a new nickname for Tony which I hope sticks but I bet he doesn't. And more! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to ...

Erin Gibson Will Make You Love Santa Fe
Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Groceries, History: The Shequel) stops by the show to talk about buying a multi-unit property in Santa Fe for her sick father, mother-in-law and husband's brother to live in and turning the other units into chic rentals. She shares about the process of advocating medically for her father, watching him nearly die in front of her, relocating him, learning how to effectively take care of him and the effect the experience has had on her. Turns out Santa Fe suits her in su...

Erin Gibson Will Make You Love Santa Fe
Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Groceries, History: The Shequel) stops by the show to talk about buying a multi-unit property in Santa Fe for her sick father, mother-in-law and husband's brother to live in and turning the other units into chic rentals. She shares about the process of advocating medically for her father, watching him nearly die in front of her, relocating him, learning how to effectively take care of him and the effect the experience has had on her. Turns out Santa Fe suits her in su...


Kevin's Adult Friendships, Daniel's Brookies, Alison's Skype Struggles
Kevin Porter is BACK and we're never letting him go. Daniel has very strong opinions about whether a "brookie" is a thing. Alison experienced some Skype difficulties when trying to guest on Shmanners. Plus we took some of your questions and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you http://Stance...

Erin Foley Is Tired of Hearing About Ghosts
Erin Foley stops by to talk about her hilarious new album Deep Dive, her podcast Sports Without Balls, being a twin, coming out, not realizing she was gay when she "couldn't have been more gay," finding comedy, crystals, Los Angeles, reality TV, improv, basketball, sports heroes and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF ...

Kevin's Horny Summer, Renee's Avocado Shirt, TV Talk
Kevin Porter joins us to talk about what might be the best show on TV right now (no spoilers) and explore Renee's new graphic t-shirt based identity. We also learn about "exvangelism," horny summer 2019, rompers, musical theater, word mispronunciations, camping, Tony's voting and so much more. Plus a round of iTunes Comments of the Week and there's a song we should have played but we didn't and it was kind of egregious on our part and I even gave it to Tony ahead of time and then just completely forgot. #fr...


Laura London Is Giving it a Year
Dog trainer Laura London returns to the show to talk about the not-always-rosy real experience of shooting Animal Planet's Rescue Dog to Super Dog, her decision to move to Northern California, the challenges of picking up and moving, the differences in dog owner culture in different locations, her beef with shock collars, some sad truths about shelters and how broken the system is, saving dogs, having the courage to make hard decisions with an aggressive dog, divorce, relationships, live music and so much m...

The John Henson Quiz, Daniel Versus The Rat, A Neighbor Update
John Henson joins us and we take a fun quiz to see who knows him best. Also, Daniel heard a loud noise in the middle of the night and came face to face with a suicidal rat. Plus an update on our neighbors, puppies, car sickness and parenting! And more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by http...

Bill Corbett Is Smarter and Nicer Than You
Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, Bill Corbett's Funhouse) stops by to talk about living in Minnesota, puppetry, his feelings about the MST3K reboot, fatherhood, theater, his dog (also named Wendy), Yale, what films work best for riffing, his podcast, working with Tony Thaxton, Eddie Murphy, his writing garret and so much more. We also took your questions.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases ...


The Tony Quiz, Snack Chat, David's Podcast Script
Who knows Tony Thaxton best? Wendy Molyneux, David Huntsberger and Daniel Quantz join me as we endeavor to find out by playing a Tony Thaxton quiz. With special improvized-on-the-spot music by a very pregnant Wendy who has since had her baby! Plus the return of Snack Chat, David's podcast script and more. A hearty congratulations to Wendy and her family! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You proba...

Matt Gourley Hates Your Fake Tree
Matt Gourley (Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Superego, I Was There Too) stops by to discuss being a podcast superstar, home design, whether or not he was an extra in Eyes Wide Shut, growing up in Whittier, his illegal teaching career, insomnia, Christmas, Tony Thaxton's Christmas tree, working with Conan, Superego, marriage counseling and so much more. We also answered your questions. Check us out another segment with Matt on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire ...

Wendy's Cleansing, David's Trip, Alison's Roast of Tony
I swear I was not intending to roast Tony more than once although that's kind of what I did. Wendy is here and she has a new cleansing routine which we almost talk about repeatedly. David has returned from his South Dakota sojourn. Alison is having a social and professional conundrum. Plus Save the Bell, dealing with hecklers, who merits their own wikipedia page and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Sca...


Arden Myrin Is Vivacious and Grieving
Arden Myrin (Insatiable, Shameless, MadTV) stops by the show to catch us up on filming Insatiable in Georgia, trying EMDR, grief and trauma, a discussion of malls, losing both of her parents within the last two years, selling a book, writing the book, a fateful twerking class, facing her greatest fear, her podcast Will You Accept This Rose?, reality TV and so much more. Check us out on Patreon where we answered your questions in a bonus segment: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Trop...

Jordan's Tips, Daniel's Tattoos, Alison's New Neighbors
Jordan Morris doesn't frost his tips but you'd certainly be forgiven for thinking so. You might not be forgiven for asking him though, which starts a conversation about men and shame around primping. Daniel discusses his desire, at one point, to get more tattoos, and Tony is angry at other people who have beards. I was here too but I forget what I said. Probably something funny, relevant and important. Lemme check the notes. Oh yes! We also talked about religion, the pressure to be religious in our hometown...

Erica Rhodes Regrets Those Pants
Erica Rhodes stops by to talk about her unconventional upbringing, her therapist's confrontational approach, a weird babysitter's parakeet attack, performing and writing on Prairie Home Companion, getting into standup, her new album Sad Lemon, Bring the Funny, high waisted pants, ballet, eating disorders, her father's MS, dysfunctional relationships and so much more including your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Ot...


Daniel's Doodles, A Call from Ray, Claude Kent
Have we landed on a nickname? MAYBE. Also Daniel's doodling leads to a conversation about his alter ego and his secret work life which leads back to nicknames. Ray Oldhafer calls us during the show and we answer on air and I still feel unsettled but I'm not sure why. Plus a story about a chicken nugget and a round of Just Me Or Everyone and more.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably ...

Paul Rust Has Injured His Pinkies
Paul Rust (Love on Netflix, Don't Stop or We'll Die, Comedy Bang Bang) stops by to talk about first impressions, getting kicked out of a party, anti-comedy, meeting Scott Aukerman, creating a show with his now wife, relationships in general, cutting his pinkies, his childhood in Iowa, video rentals, marriage, sincerity and authenticity in life and music and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon (where you'll find a bonus segment with Paul): http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   ...

Wendy's Flash Mob, David's Capri Shorts, Alison's Raccoons
Wendy Molyneux has returned and she's had it up to here with David's insistence his grandmother wore an item of clothing called "capri shorts." Also, turns out every single person except me (Alison) knows that you're supposed to scram when you see a certain thing in nature. Plus the family of raccoons under our house, the baby possum living among Ray's tools, Wendy's remaining weeks of pregnancy, David's sleeping arrangements, flash mobs, Tony's nickname, Just Me Or Everyone and so much more. Check us out...


Caissie St. Onge Loves a Power Move
The nicest show runner, comedy writer and TV exec in the world Caissie St. Onge (Busy Tonight, Watch What Happens Live, Joan Rivers) returns to the show to talk about working with Busy Phillips on Busy Tonight, moving to the West Coast for the gig and what happens now that the show's cancelled, eating a banana in a meeting, her love of Prince, the particular kind of Prince photos she covets, the non-partisan politics of the show, how to put together a largely female writing room and staff (Busy Tonight had ...

Earthquakes, Reality Shows, Wedding Hashtags
Rachael O'Brien, Renee Colvert and Tony Thaxton join Daniel and me to discuss how we each responded to the pair of earthquakes over July 4 weekend. Did you know Daniel took a class in college about earthquakes? He did and despite my wanting to roll my eyes at Johnny Earthquakes, he has pretty good info to share. We also discuss reality shows, the way The Hills: New Beginnings is scrambling my brain even though I love it, Rachael's experience at Jax and Britney's Kentucky wedding, how "real" the shows really...

Joey Fatone Sets the Record Straight
Joey Fatone—yes, that Joey Fatone—is here to talk about his crazy work schedule, how to stay focused when recording six episodes a day of game show Common Knowledge, setting the record straight on the timeline of his divorce and girlfriend, how he met his manager Joe Mulvihill with whom he hosts the podcast Two Cups of Joe, fatherhood, NSync, working at Universal, his feelings about Lou Pearlman, marriage, sexuality, his friendship with Lance Bass, performing on Broadway in Rent, whether he's ever been a d...


Lance Armstrong, Simulacrums & Biorhythms, Kermit's Finger
Well it finally happened. I used a fancy 50-cent word and then was asked the definition and CAME UP SHORT. Damn you, liberal arts education. We discuss whether we still retain what we learned in college, my crappy mood, a joke that I hilariously bungle, the ongoing nickname search, Lance Armstrong and what a dick he is, dead bodies, outrage, detention centers and so much more. We also do a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropic...

Bryan Safi Doesn't Want Your GD Egg Whites
Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade, 911) stops by for the first time solo to talk about whether he's ever been too depressed to be silly, finding comedy, divorcing his husband, how he met Throwing Shade cohost Erin Gibson, live podcasts versus studio podcasts, couples counseling, filming a movie in Mexico, Mariah Carey, his childhood in Texas, coming out, his conservative parents, the pain of not being accepted and so much more. We also did a round of Hey Go Fuck Yourself. Check us out on Patreon (where we did a ...

David's Spider Jars, Wendy's Night Ladies, No-Robe Tony
We're still looking for a name for the studio and a nickname for Tony. Was one discovered during this episode? Maybe? Also Wendy is here with a new business venture that dovetails with David's passion project. Alison went to a wedding and is feeling a little melancholy. Does everyone feel this way at weddings? APPARENTLY NOT. Plus more confidential JMOES and so much more.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That S...


Tony Thaxton is Kind of a Big Deal
Tony Thaxton is the new producer of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend but he's also a famous drummer who toured the world and made albums with Motion City Soundtrack for years and years. We talk about his childhood in Michigan and Virginia, music, depression, social anxiety, relationships, podcasts, comedy, a disastrous late night appearance and so much more. We also answer your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and O...

Alison Messes Up, Tony Needs a Name, David Does True Crime
It's Tony Thaxton's first official show as producer and we need a nickname for him. As Daniel points out, we also need to name the new studio. Alison messed up a scheduling thing earlier in the day and feels out of sorts given this is the kind of thing she's usually good at and about which she rides Daniel. How does everyone remember stuff? David has a system! Also we talk dysfunctional or less-than-functional relationships, Tony's trip to Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, Renee and Brene, and so much more inclu...

Kristina Kuzmic Is a Cheerleader for Moms
Kristina Kuzmic stops by the show to talk about being chosen by Oprah to host her own reality show some years ago and her experience making The Ambush Cook, her frustration with television, depression, leaving her homeland of Croatia during a war, the relationship between authenticity and success, studying drama, her upcoming book, the Hope and Humor tour and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire ...


Greg Nibbles, Tony Gets Ready, Jeff Says Goodbye
Greg Heller and new producer Tony Thaxton join us to bid adieu to Jeff! Greg shares a startling discovery about a song we all know. I voice my concerns about getting high which I'm going to be doing the following day on Getting Doug with High. Tony talks about his exciting plans and I possibly insult him by referring to his former band as emo. Also a question about wedding attire. Plus we play some messages from friends and fans of the show and try to guess how many drops Jeff has in his unused drops folder...

Beth Stelling Didn't Mean to Hurt Your Feelings
Comedian, actress and writer Beth Stelling stops by the show to talk about her new talk show Drinks of My Life, studying theater, getting into standup, handling hecklers, being called "fatphobic" and listening to criticism, growing up with a challenging dad, her relationship with her sisters and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! an...

Wendy's Bird Show, New Studio, Prankaroo
First show in the new studio! Wendy Molyneux is back to tell us about her surprise pregnancy, what she'd do if she could lucid dream and a joke that went awry. It's Jeff's penultimate show and David is sad. Alison's calls out Greg Fitzsimmons and Daniel has painted the grass. Tastefully, though. Plus an attempt at Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a ne...


Grey DeLisle Griffin Has Performed Over 1500 Cartoon Voices
Voiceover artist, comedian and musician Grey DeLisle Griffin stops by to talk about campaigning to win a stripping contest, getting into standup and then getting back into standup, motherhood, fertility, the unusual structure of "My First Comedy Special," her first marriage, performing over 1500 cartoon voices, getting into character and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases ...

Gorilla Breakfasts, Humiliating Job Duties, Some Show News
Alison took Elliot to the zoo and saw something she can't unsee. But doesn't want to! Daniel's Fro-yo Fridays (so-named by this week's guest Tony Thaxton) involve a humiliating job duty. Renee is an "extreme extrovert" whose depression lifted when she got a full time job. I don't care for any of that. And Tony Thaxton is here! And we have some show news. Plus more anonymous JMOEs and a question about bread notches. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical A...

Ben Gleib is Running for President
Ben Gleib stops by the show to talk about his political campaign and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial...


Jeff's Non-Punk Rock Jobs, Getting Older, SSRIs
This show marks the return of our signature segment (note: not our signature segment) and an update on who won the Saskatoon berry by saying Saskatchewan most authentically. I had a birthday so age is on my mind. Also, I forgot to take a pill and felt like a bean bag. Why is that? Turns out Jeff knows and his info is courtesy of a very non-punk rock job he once had but not as non-punk rock as another job he had cleaning up poop at an animal research lab. And so much more! Check us out on Patreon: http://p...

Keanu Owes Rachel O'Brien an Email
Rachael O'Brien—comedian, actress, podcaster and sometime reality star (Vanderpump Rules)—stops by to talk about growing up overweight in Astoria, Oregon, graduating early, breaking her nose, recently quitting her day job managing Air BnBs, touring Europe, dating Jax, her thoughts on Lisa Vanderpump, the Vanderpump filming process, hosting Be Here For A While and Screwed-Up Stories, her father's health and so much more. We also took your questions.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen...

Canada Calls In, Alison Is Wrong, Daniel Comes Undone
Daniel's mix of energy drinks and fatigue finally catches up with him... during the recording of this episode. Alison turns her laser like interviewing skills first on Eric and then on Renee. And we hear from a number of Canadians via voicemail that we've been pronouncing Saskatchewan incorrectly. After being schooled, who among us says it the most authentically? Plus the proper way to use a spoon, the days it's okay to let loose and so much more including more of your racy, anonymous Just Me Or Everyones. ...


David Burtka Is Living A More Authentic Life
David Burtka joins us to talk about his debut cookbook Life Is A Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration, meeting his husband Neil Patrick Harris, raising twins, sobriety, performing on Broadway, growing up in the midwest, coming out, losing his mother, his relationship with his father, scallops and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of How Dare You. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged ...

Canadian Service Berries, Eric's Love Life, Getting on Jeopardy
Turns out Alison doesn't know everything about berries which is surprising considering the way she flaunts her supposed berry knowledge. Also, she once tried to go on Jeopardy. Plus iTunes comments of the week good and bad WITH A TWIST, some anonymous JMOEs, Eric Martin's love life, line readings, skincare, Accutane and so much more including poutine and owls. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You...

Lori Gottlieb Doesn't Bullsh*t Her Patients
Psychotherapist, national advice columnist (she writes "Dear Therapist" for The Atlantic) and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb stops by the show to talk about her new memoir Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed, the out-of-nowhere breakup that landed her in therapy, her circuitous career path, googling your therapist, the controversy over her previous book Marry Him, her childhood, parenting, turning down a crazy sum of money, anorexia and so muc...


Alison Doesn't Care, Jordan Is Commuting, Renee Digs Windchimes
The situation with Elliot's sleep (dubbed Project Flopulus) is so dire that Alison and Daniel talked to each other ON THE PHONE which rarely happens. Hear all about an early phone call that nearly ended their relationship and also a recent outburst while Daniel was talking about Game of Thrones and politics. (My eyes glazed over just writing that and yes I'm switching between first and third person.) Renee finds windchimes whimsical and Jordan needs a phone buddy for his commutes. Plus Just Me Or Everyone. ...

Josh Gondelman Didn't Faint During This Podcast
Josh Gondelman stops by to talk about his new album Dancing on a Weeknight, his forthcoming book Nice Try which is his first book since You Blew It, leaving Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to take a job as a writer and producer on Desus & Mero, marriage, his pug Bizzy, being published in the New Yorker, the difference between being nice and being good, giving Twitter pep talks, fainting and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alis...

Secrets, Kazoos, Gleeking
Alison had a frustratingly zany morning. David has tossed a comb into his hair tools rotation. Daniel gave kazoos as gifts and immediately regretted it. Renee isn't the bewitching auburn haired podcaster she pretends to be. Everyone is alarmed by a certain curling wand. Plus clamming, iTunes comments of the week, another personality quiz and more.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably...


Chad Daniels Doesn't Lie... Anymore
Comedian Chad Daniels stops by to talk about his new special Dad Chaniels, practicing radical honesty now after years of lying, the kinds of stuff he used to lie about, asking Tom Segura to produce his special, shooting I Need You to Kill, his friendship with David Huntsberger, raising teenagers, living in Minnesota and so much more. We also took your questions on Patreon and Twitter. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phr...

Alison's Potato Face, Ben's Baby Police, Instant Coffee Review
Ben Gleib is here and he's obsessed with his dog, Henry Horse. He also claims he doesn't have any ill will toward France despite being mocked by their local police after being robbed across from Notre Dame. None of us is as devastated by the fire as we feel like we're supposed to be. Also I was feeling okay about myself and then took a series of selfies which torpedoed my self-confidence. Plus so much more including a sassy nightgown, a problematic trash can and a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us ou...

Andy Haynes Skied Over a Two-Lane Highway
Comedian and writer Andy Haynes stops by to talk about growing up in Seattle with a mom who took in a series of foster children, writing, unhealthy relationships, divorce, getting sober, getting arrested, word definitions, skiing and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Thi...


Tax Time Fun Facts, Bumbling Grundles, Jordan's Hustle
A discussion of a carb from yesteryear—the summer berry grunt—takes a hilarious and confusing turn. Seems Alison and Daniel aren't aware of a certain slang term. BUT NOW THEY ARE. Plus talk of Jordan's hustle, tax time fun facts, the movie US (no spoilers), fidgeting, a concert David and Jordan were both at, existential dread and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to...

Gabe Liedman Will Swab a Bitch
Gabe Liedman, who's written for all of your favorite shows including Broad City, Pen15, Inside Amy Schumer, The Kroll Show, Brooklyn 99 and so many more stops by the show to talk about writing the upcoming animated series Q-Force, growing up in Philly, going to a surprisingly fusty Quaker school, cooking, hoagies, his new puppy Lidia, doing a DNA test on Lidia, his first experience as a show runner on Pen15, meeting his husband on twitter, producing his husband's podcast I'm Afraid That, being crazy in his ...

Alie's Mugging, Personality Quizzes, Suzy Wetfeet
Alie Ward, Renee Colvert and I are going to begin kickboxing and we're very excited about all the vignettes. Alie tells us about the time she was held up at knifepoint and I share a similarly traumatic story. Then we get to know ourselves via a couple personality quizzes from this book right here click this link unless you're reading this in your podcast app which doesn't have a link. It's called Kokology and a listener told me about it. We also talk about Alie's new house, Penn Jillette's ear, martial arts...


Shane Dawson Is Nervous
Shane Dawson makes a rare-these-days podcast appearance to talk about his recent engagement to Ryland Adams, creating multiple documentary-style series for YouTube, scandals and how they affect him, his interest in sociopathy and personality disorders, anxiety and insecurity, his upcoming series with Jeffree Star, trying to be truly authentic and so much more. We also answered questions you sent in on Patreon. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire...

We Found the Commercial, Knock Out Tales, Facing Mortality
We found the commercial we were searching for last week involving a guy saying, 'Is this some kind of lamp you rub?" Is it for the product I swore it was for? You'll have to listen to find out. Plus Elliot hurt himself and I nearly passed out, Renee's taking note of notes, David's butthole definitely closes faster than Alison's, Alison is switching back and forth between first and third person, Daniel's wanting to know how I would feel about backyard guns and so much more including Deleted Tweets, Playboy, ...

Kevin Allison Has Heard It All
Kevin Allison (Risk, The State, Comedy Bang Bang) returns to the show to talk about his path to storytelling, creating Risk: True Tales, Boldly Told and the way it changed his entire life, celebrating 10 years of the show, last year's book Risk: True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share, the show's most transgressive content, the effects of working so closely and in such an intimate way with people, therapy, trying to come out at 12, teaching storytelling, kinkster life, The State and so much m...


Football Phones, David's Secret Workshop, Getting High on CBD Oil
Daniel's looking for an excuse to stop writing intros and ALISON WILL NOT LET HIM. David has a secret workshop which we just learned about which contains magical and mysterious tools like a lathe and we don't know what else. Elliot almost pulled off his first scheme. Plus where we rate on a scale of how open we are, our earliest crushes, a commercial that Alison KNOWS exists but no one else remembers, CBD Oil reactions, Daniel's dad joke, a new TrappDog hit and so much more including the return of Just Me O...

Jamie Lee Will Attend Your Wedding
Comedian, actress and author Jamie Lee (Crashing, Girl Code, Last Comic Standing) stops by to talk about writing and acting on HBO's Crashing, advocating for romance in the writer's room, her 2016 book Weddiculous which is being turned into a TV show, body issues, binging and restricting, the challenge of discussing weight, meditation, Dr. Phil and so much more. We also answered your questions and did a round of How Dare You. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book:...

Irish Potatoes, Postpartum Body Image, Leaving Neverland
Remember last week when I recounted Owen's birth story? I forgot to mention a fun and funny side effect of having an epidural. Also, Renee Colvert and Eric Martin are here and Eric just directed MERYL STREEP YES THAT ONE in a project called Heads Will Roll, yet he's still humble as ever. And Meryl is just one of the many luminaries involved. We also chat about Leaving Neverland, Newsies, a birthday party I went to and my misgivings ahead of time, Daniel almost making out with models in the desert in a Smash...


Ginger Gonzaga Will Turn Down Your Super Lucrative Offer
Ginger Gonzaga (Kidding, Togetherness, Legit, Ted) stops by the show to talk about playing a cancer patient on Showtime's Kidding (opposite her real life boyfriend Jim Carrey), growing up in Modesto, doing stand up and recent changes in the stand up world, hearing rumors about Louis CK years ago, selling her own show, improv, realizing she wanted to be an actor, PMS, eating disorders, being particular with the roles she takes, meeting Jim Carrey, going public with their relationship, #Galchat and so much mo...

Owen's Birth Story, 2 Non Flans, Candy Cousins
Renee Colvert and Baby Owen join us for an episode where Daniel and I recount Owen's birth story. There's a lot of fluid but also some magic and I think I've revised my former belief that childbirth is always traumatic and violent. Also we talk about Renee getting into her roommate's cookies, tactics for fluffing up food, a particularly devastating flan experience and stuff that doesn't involve snacks too.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire...

Sara Schaefer Has Discovered the Secret to Productivity
Sara Schaefer stops by the show to talk about her hilarious new comedy album Live Laugh Love, her issues with "inspirational quotes on a piece of driftwood," how productive she became when she began limiting her time on social media, reworking her memoir, playing guitar and piano, Hobby Lobby, her Etsy store, traveling and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Sc...


Beef Stroganoff, Miss Sue from Alabama, Saturday Morning Cartoons
Remember those elementary school hand clapping rhymes like "Miss Sue from Alabama" and "Miss Susie" and "Ink-a-Dink?" How did they spread and how did we all know them? This is one of the many things we discuss on this episode. We also take your questions and delve into favorite cartoons (David Huntsberger loved Mr. Magoo), imaginary friends, cereal, Rent Live and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases Tha...

Emily Heller Can Only Be Honest
Emily Heller stops by the show to talk about her recent standup album Pasta, writing and producing on HBO's Barry, being diagnosed with ADHD at age 31, creating the Retirement Party for Men, growing up in Northern California, her secret marriage, curly hair, needing to be absolutely honest in her standup and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare you and answered your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Ph...

Jordan's Forehead Scar, Family Porn, Lawn Shrimp
Oh hi. When you hear this I will likely be somewhere in the labor process. Most likely at the beginning, hence we recorded this ahead of time. Are you familiar with lawn shrimp? We only learned what they are very recently and wish we could wipe this knowledge from our brains. Also, we get into scars, answer listener questions, discuss family porn, vermin, dirt bikes and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phra...


Julie and Brandy Have Stopped Doing Drugs
Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard (Dumb Gay Politics, Bravo's The People's Couch) stop by the show to talk about how they met, being writing partners, Brandy's lifelong interest in gay culture, her experience modeling in Japan as a teenager, writing together for Fashion Police, working with Joan Rivers, frustration with auditions, Julie's childhood, thoughts on gay/straight storytelling and culture, hosting a Vanderpump aftershow on Bravo, the real scoop on the various Vanderpump cast members, drugs and so mu...

David's Puerto Rico Saga, A Baby Update, Bird Pee: Good or Bad Luck?
David Huntsberger is finally back after his crazy tour of Puerto Rico's medical system (he needed his appendix out while there for the holidays and there were complications.) We are so happy he's finally on the mend! Plus, is a bird peeing on your good or bad luck? David has many thoughts. Also, an update on my labor situation and the extra amniotic fluid and so much more including iTunes comments of the week. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire...

Marcella Arguello Has a Temper (But She Doesn't Yell)
Comedian Marcella Arguello stops by to talk about her debut album, The Woke Bully, growing up in Modesto, her father's misogyny and how it shaped her, being "white-presenting," the appeal of standup as an art form where you aren't depending on other performers, living out of her car for a period of time, her bad taste in men, dancing like Michael Jackson, which comics are rude backstage and which are kind (and she names names) and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of "How Dare You?" ...


Jordan's Sizzler Quiz, A Screen Door Update, Alison Pees Herself On Air
Jordan Morris joins us for a podcast wherein I pee my pants on air because something made me laugh too hard. Also we discuss living near a Sizzler and whether Daniel and I should go based on Jordan's Sizzler Quiz, playdates as children, Las Vegas commissaries, inland seafood, buffets, the woke Gillette ad, Daniel's chelada, a screen door update and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire ...

Todd Barry Would Rather Play Guitar
Todd Barry stops by the show to talk about being tormented by his kitten and the various measures he's taken to get a good night of sleep, growing up in the Bronx, getting into comedy, making his comedy debut in Florida, playing in a band, his love of coffee shops, disliking sushi, whether Alison has a "team" and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and Patreon. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases ...

Daniel's Audio Tour, Eric's Traipsing, A Huntsberger Update
We start the episode with an update about David Huntsberger's whereabouts and when he'll hopefully be returning to the show. Eric Martin is here and he just traipsed around San Francisco during Sketchfest. This reminds Alison of the birthday trip Daniel took her on to SF where they went on an overly long audio tour that only Daniel listened to. Plus a Quantzizza update, a warning from Alison not to make the same home renovation mistake she and Daniel made, an Ikea story and so much more. Check us out on P...


Kelly Carlin is Untangling Daughterhood
Kelly Carlin stops by the show to talk about her new venture Women on the Verge coaching, why she prefers coaching to becoming a therapist with a private practice, the book she began writing after A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, the feeling of being asked to speak for her father (George Carlin), donating his items to a museum, taking time off social media, "untangling daughterhood," the roles our fathers play in our adult lives, meditation, losing Garry Shandling and so much more. We also t...

Jordan's Popcorn Suitcase, Alison's Underwear, Daniel's Public Access Show
Jordan Morris joins us fresh from SF Sketchfest where he actually unpacked his suitcase instead of his usual "grazing." Also he bought underwear at Walmart. Speaking of underwear, Alison left hers drying in the bathroom and a podcast guest used that bathroom and now she wants to die. And Daniel is not only "disrupting" pizzas and quesadillas with his cheese innovation but he once nearly had a public access show. Plus so much more including Just Me Or Everyone, futons, deli sandwiches and an important questi...

Chris DiStefano Is a Guy Who's Been Punched
NYC comedian Chris DiStefano joins the show to talk about whether his waist is still size 38 (the name of his new Comedy Central special is Size 38 Waist), growing up in Brooklyn, how his dad is an old world kinda guy adjusting to the new world, mob ties, his relationship with his parents, unconsciously recreating your childhood, his three year old daughter and his relationship with his daughter's mother, Stupid Questions with Chris DiStefano, his upcoming animated pilot, his CBS pilot, getting punched and ...


Alie's Sentient 'Booch, Daniel's Continued Crush, Alison's Lyft
Alie Ward is back and she made a big batch of kombucha she's afraid to drink and also afraid to throw out. Daniel is still denying his very apparent feelings for Marie Kondo. Alison took a Lyft that smelled like poo and tweeted about it but then Lyft wanted more info and she didn't want to get Mr. Stinky Pants in trouble. Plus updates on the amniotic fluid, news bloopers, Rachel Bloom, praying manti, Alison's bra and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's ...

Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson on Absurdity of Existence; Cuteness of Cats
Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson from Comedy Central's hit scripted show Corporate stop by to talk about creating the show, what they learned after the first season, artistic vision, how they met, ideas about love and romance, cats, people they hate, the ideal marital house, childhood actions that still cause them guilt, existence in general and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of "How Dare You?" Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tro...

Alison's Fluid, Ben's Homemade Hat, Daniel's Marie Kondo Crush
Marie Kondo's cast a spell on Daniel via her Netflix show and he claims he just thinks she's "cute" but Alison is onto him. Ben Gleib returns and he's wearing a special hat. Renee had her aura photographed and went from a non-believer to an aura photo lover. Plus photo posing, Ben's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel audition, Alison's polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid), Kate Beckinsale and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alis...


Amy Miller's Crisis Year Launched Her Into Comedy
Amy Miller (Solid Gold, Last Comic Standing, Doug Loves Movies) stops by to talk about being voted Portland's Funniest Comic twice, her encounters with Jon Hamm, generalized anxiety, stage fright, how a crisis year launched her into comedy, being recruited by a Baptist church in the East Bay, hosting Who's Your God?, stand up scenes and so much more. We also took your questions, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and debuted a new segment called, "How Dare You." Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com...

Summer Berry Grunts, Miss Nelson is Missing, New Year's Resolutions
We learn what summer berry grunts are in this episode plus Alison recounts the story of a classic book and film strip: Miss Nelson is Missing. We also talk about New Year's resolutions, Jordan's swim team, Alison's grocery delivery drama, pharmacist policies, chiropractor pens and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ring...

Listener Picks: Favorite Moments of 2018
We close out the year with your picks for favorite moments of 2018. Thanks for sending in your selections and see you in 2019! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial...


Ziplining, TV Show Hosting, Wolf Conservatories
Piping hot fresh Christmas week content! On this episode we discuss everyone's holiday plans including David's plans to give back to Puerto Rico via his tourism and possibly zip line dollars. Will Alison ever zip line? Listen and find out. Renee will be heading to Colorado, possibly to a wolf conservatory. We also talk about whether you need to doggedly pursue your dreams or relax and let it happen and David talks about his experience hosting his own television show. Plus so much more. Check us out on Pat...

Introducing CHILDISH! (Podcast Crossover)
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! My gift to you is the first episode of Childish, the podcast I'm doing with Greg Fitzsimmons. I hope you love it as much as we love doing it. Back on Thurs with an all new episode. For more info check out Childishpod.com. In the very first episode of Childish, Greg and Alison talk about getting caught “dad-splaining,” the gift of pregnancy orgasms, and give advice to a caller about how to make it through the insanity-inducing nights of sleep deprivation with an infant. ...

Daniel's Work Bake-Off, Jordanberries, Alison in Forbes
The Great British Bake-Off has nothing on the bake-off at Daniel's work. And in case you're thinking Daniel doesn't have strong feelings about brownies, you're wrong. Also mustard and coconut. Jordan Morris is here talking about things he semi knows and also helping us taste fruitcake. And Alison's disrupting days are over and now she thinks inside the box. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical At...


Cole Stratton Won't Pursue 'Tornadoes'
Cole Stratton (SF Sketchfest, Nash Bridges, Pop My Culture Podcast) is a lifelong improviser and one of the founders and directors of SF Sketchfest. We discuss all facets of the acclaimed, long-running comedy festival. He also just released a limited series podcast with Janet Varney and a stable of improv heavy hitters called The Bat: Improv In the Dark. We chat about the pros and cons of literally performing in the dark as well as talk about his history with comedy, the early days of HBO, his scrappy unde...

David and The Tickler, Action Movie Suspense, Holiday Bulb Wars
David told a story on a recent episode about an unpleasant run in he had with a fan in Portland and THE FAN WROTE IN. You have to listen. It's very worth it. Alison shares her zillion dollar idea for a sunscreen spraying booth. Plus holiday bulb rankings, whether Alison and Daniel ooze and what it is they ooze, a listener who's had it up to here with our conformist ways, a story about key fobs and Cerritos and so much more including iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patr...

Elliott Kalan Has Impostor Syndrome
Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Flop House) stops by the show to talk about about his wonderful children's book Horse Meets Dog, The Flop House podcast, working his way from intern to head writer on The Daily Show and his decision to leave when Jon Stewart left, adjusting to Los Angeles, fatherhood, his love of presidents, a Clydesdale farm in Sonoma, the UCB class he took with Alison, Chester A. Arthur and so much more including Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreo...


A Great Vacation, Awful Teachers, Daniel's College Roommate
We've returned from an amazing Hawaiian vacation rounded by some harrowing flights. Daniel's college roommate, author Dan DeWeese, is here to tell us what Daniel was like way back when and grow uncomfortable at the attention Daniel lavishes upon his innovative napping form. Also we talk about whether learning rules for storytelling (which they learned in film school) is a help or a hindrance. Plus things teachers have said to us that have negatively impacted us, "Island Dan," Puka dogs, Thanksgiving recaps,...

Mark Normand Is On The Spectrum
Mark Normand returns to talk about his recent sold out live podcast (Tuesdays with Stories), being on the spectrum, relationships, pitching shows, why comedy shouldn't be put under a microscope, comedy being filled with degenerates, intimacy through injury and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! an...