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?"

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...

The Game of Seduction, Anchovy Whispers, Spelling Bees
When did everyone start saying "janky" and what does it mean exactly? Also does the friend zone exist? And guess which member of the Thursday gang is secretly a spelling bee star? Plus Topic Sombrero, a conversation that may or may not have happened and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone. I am on vacation right now and writing this in a hotel room and I fear this show description doesn't accurately reflect how fun this episode really was.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alis...

Asif Ali Knows a Shocking Amount About Exotic Birds
Asif Ali (Wrecked, Goatface) stops by the show to talk about growing up a minority in Arizona, getting into comedy, benefitting by not following the "show biz" rules, forming a sketch group with Hasan Minhaj, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras, shooting Wrecked in Fiji, scooters, the  prime white people buying monkeys era and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Watch Goatface on Comedy Central November 27!   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tr...


Happy Thanksgiving, The Greek System, Daniel's Life of Crime
Daniel's insane (but mercifully brief) frat experience and Renee's sorority experience are the fodder for some crazy stories that I'd never heard. Rape Rooms? THESE ARE A THING! Plus our feelings and prejudices about the Greek system, a roller coaster tooth experience, David's dark night of the soul involving a neighbor's car horn 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 bu...

Eliza Skinner Knows What They Might Say About Her
Comic, actress, writer, singer and producer Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Drop the Mic) stops by the show to talk about growing up with "NPR"-type parents, wanting to be a performance artist, her early acting experiences, the Richmond arts community, musical improv, auditions, sketchy casting experiences, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, moving around, working at hotels and so much more. We also did a round of Topic Sombrero and Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Pat...

Belly Buttons, Cryochambers, Ben Gleib's Telethon
Ben Gleib returns to tell us about his star-studded Telethon for America and his longtime infatuation with Natalie Portman. At one point during the telethon he nearly got an answer to a question which has been plaguing him about whether Natalie remembered an interaction he had with her years prior but then Chelsea Handler made a joke and the moment was lost forever. Also, Alison is worried her belly button is going to explode which leads to some hard truths about lies we've been fed about innies and outies....


Travis McElroy, Jordan Morris, Michael Rosas (Live from Big Adventure Festival)
Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, Adventure Zone, Schmanners), Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Bubble) and musical guest Michael Rosas join me onstage for a live show from the Big Adventure Festival in Costa Mesa, California. Plus a promo for my new podcast, Childish! To see the photos mentioned at the beginning of the episode go to the episode summary at AlisonRosen.com. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrase...

Nibbles Hazing, Greg's Standup, Ray's Insults
Greg is back and he had another harrowing experience with "mantra guy" when he was entirely too high to handle it. Also turns out he briefly considered doing standup. Fresh from an episode with Ray Oldhafer, Alison and Daniel recount a couple of WTF things he said. Also a recap of our fun show at Big Adventure Fest, sleep hygiene, ghosts, nighttime eating syndrome, TV Time, Busy Tonight, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and so much more.  Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's ...

Ben Hoffman Sent Wheeler Walker, Jr. to Rehab (But He's Out Now)
Ben Hoffman, the real identity of the person behind country superstar Wheeler Walker, Jr. stops by the show to talk about Wheeler's upcoming album, WWIII and the way Wheeler's life mirrors Ben's. For example, WWWIII is as hilarious and crass as ever but features songs about true love and settling down. Wheeler has a wife and son. Ben Hoffman has been in a solid relationship for a while now and is thinking about the future. We also talk about touring life, the Netflix animated show Ben sold and will be worki...


New House, Daniel's Keto Experience, Wendy's Preferred Family
We moved and we're in a new house with a temporary new studio! Also Daniel did the keto diet and Wendy is over us and Alie Ward is here only covering her mouth to hide her new Invisalign like half the time she speaks. And Renee is here with a new roommate at home. Also Daniel claims 90 percent of the junk in this house is mine which is patently false and now my life's mission is to prove him wrong. Plus so much more including a broken snow globe and Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://pat...

Courtenay Hameister Is Too Anxious For Polyamory
Author and radio host Courtenay Hameister (Live Wire!) stops by the show to talk about her hilarious memoir Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, her RV book tour, relationships, being a late bloomer, the mixed feelings she experienced when she stopped hosting Live Wire!, live show anxiety, the genesis of the book, having sex in public, burrito night at the sex club, breathing and mindfulness, how she knew polyamory wasn't for her and so muc...

Greg Heller Returns, Alison's Zip Fly Confusion, Daniel's Fall
Greg Heller is back and he may have been so loud at work he caused Busy Phillips and her whole staff to move offices. Also he refused to receive a mantra while produce shopping. Alison and Daniel are moving this week and they are stressed. Alison can't throw anything out and Daniel took a humiliating spill outside. Plus we live video streamed this episode to Patreon and made the guy running the stream chime in from time to time. (His name is Dax Schaffer.) Alison is averse to human touch, according to Danie...


Bert Kreischer Wishes You'd Stop Calling Him Fat
Bert Kreischer stops by the show to talk about his Sober October progress, the bet between him, Tom Segura, Joe Rogan and Ari Shaffir, the impact of Joe Rogan and Bill Burr talking to him at the Comedy Store about prioritizing standup and The Bertcast over TV hosting, allowing people to befriend him, the jokes (#bertisfat) that put him back into therapy, parting ways with the Travel Channel after eight years, eating coffee cake with his dog, his Netflix special Secret Time, his upcoming tour, fatherhood and...

Car Wash Innovations, Jordan's Tipping Shades, Tar Pits
We have some ideas for car wash improvements. Jordan Morris is back and he knows a shocking amount of trivia about the La Brea Tar Pits. Alison did a corporate gig and flew semi-private and now she's been ruined for all real jobs and commercial flights. Also she had pregnant-lady cous cous disaster. (She choked on a cous and pissed herself.) Plus various cities we've spent time in, iTunes comments of the week, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and why it is that Jordan and Alison do that thing they do. Check u...

Kathryn Burns No Longer Keeps Her Emmy in the Bathroom
The list of shows Kathryn Burns has choreographed is highly impressive. In addition to her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend she's worked on Key & Peele, Workaholics, Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates, Wet Hot American Summer, Better Things, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Bang Bang and more. She's a go-to comedy choreographer but she's also worked with Carly Rae Jepsen and Pharrell. She's the first choreographer I've had on the show and I was fascinated to learn how it all works and also that there's no union that represen...


Scary Movies, Cliff Diving, What's in Alison's Box?
Double entendre alert! But really, I am terrible at moving and packing and decluttering and as proof, on-air, Daniel explores the contents of hastily packed box of crap that traveled with me from New York to California and has sat unopened in multiple apartments. Plus a discussion of movies that wrecked us for months, a restaurant in Denver that features cliff diving, a seasonal snackchat, a dog costume contest, JetSuiteX and so much more including Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patr...

Bonnie McFarlane Doesn't Do Farm Girl Comedy
Comedian Bonnie McFarlane stops by the show to talk about My Wife Hates Me (the podcast she cohosts with her husband Rich Vos), her book You're Better Than Me, growing up on a farm without running water in Canada, her confidence in writing, becoming a comic, ingrained sexism, sexist club owners, her documentary Women Aren't Funny, her experience on Last Comic Standing, motherhood, booking TV gigs and so much more. We also took your question and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: ...

Ben Gleib's Bono Adventure, Renee's Turtle Release, Terrible Fro-Yo Toppings
After going into a little more detail about Daniel's psyche unraveling last week, we find out that Ben Gleib spent a glorious evening hanging out with Bono in Tulum and Renee released some turtles and shimmied up a lifeguard stand in Cancun. Plus the owls that listen to my podcast, the high school morning announcement gig I didn't get, the worst fro-yo topping combination ever and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Bo...


Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir of Forever 35 Were Raised by Teen Magazines
Kate Spencer (The Dead Moms Club) and Doree Shafrir (Buzzfeed, Startup: A Novel) of hit podcast Forever 35 stop by the show to talk about the intention behind their show, skincare challenges, not sleeping in makeup, anxiety, the book writing process, whether eye cream works, being raised by teen mags, pregnancy and infertility, hemorrhoid treatments you can buy in bulk, haircuts, self-care, meeting on Tumblr, slow fashion and so much more. We also took questions from listeners and a did a round of Just Me O...

Daniel's Crisis, David's Snake Story, Coyote Hazing
Daniel can't understand what Trader Joe's carrot cake spread is used for and experiences a psychic unraveling that threatens to derail the show. Alison needs glasses and is hoping they'll add some spice to her face but has a disappointing frame shopping experience. David has a terrifying snake story and we all have some snake questions. Alison has a door update. Elliot gets a haircut. Renee is on board with our #Snackchat item and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone and some coyote hazing....

Ralph Garman Doesn't Hold Grudges... Anymore
Ralph Garman (KROQ, The Joe Schmo Show, Hollywood Babble-On) stops by to talk about his new Monday-through-Friday show The Ralph Report, his idyllic childhood, losing weight to play the lead in a number of high school musicals, living with Adam Carolla, his feelings about radio, being ousted from The Kevin & Bean Show, trying to let go of resentment, his friendship with Kevin Smith, the loss of his son, living with grief and how it's impacted the way he fathers his daughter and more. We also took your quest...


Alison's Rage, Lululemon Horseplay, An Upsetting Snackchat
Alison is FIRED UP! You know how books burn at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, apparently? Alison's rage is burning at 452! And it has nothing to do with the event she's missing to do this recording. Also Renee used to work at a fancy yoga store and got let go for the best reasons. Plus Daniel shares some of his cult knowledge, David tells a harrowing boat story that Alison had a teeeeeeensy weeeeeeeensy bit of trouble following because of aforementioned rage and then everyone tried the Cynthia Nixon bagel abominat...

Nikki Glaser is Monogamous with Her Hatred
(CW: This podcast contains a discussion of suicidal thoughts.) Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central, Sirius XM's You Up w/Nikki Glaser, Dancing with the Stars) stops by the show to talk about why she finds nihilism to be soothing, her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, the huge impact meditation has made on her life, giving guys PTSD, becoming best friends with a guy who broke her heart whom she actively hated for over a decade, how she got over the hate, jokes you can and can't make on Comedy Central...

Alison's Medical Scare, Alie's Sleep Tracking, Cynthia Nixon's Bagel
Alison had a frightening doctor's appointment and is having trouble shaking it off. Alie Ward is here to fondly recall the cupcake she gave Alison a bite of and share news of how tracking her sleep has resulted in sleeping better. Daniel scratches his back and eats peanuts like a dad, both of which started before children. Plus we talk about some important topics such as Marky Mark's hate crimes and crazy schedule and Cynthia Nixon's sweet/savory bagel order. And a round of Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out...


Ken Marino and I Have a Date to Get Facials
Ken Marino (Dog Days, The State, Burning Love) stops by the show to talk about male grooming products, whether he's ever had a facial, working with his wife (screenwriter Erica Oyama), directing Dog Days and the challenges of filming animals, whether he feels typecast, how he got into comedy, exercise, the relationship among members of The State, fatherhood, that Rock n Rollercoaster pre-ride video, catchphrases and so much more. We also took your questions over Patreon and Twitter and did a round of Just M...

Hiccup Remedies, Standardized Birthdays, Social Jeff Warriors
Where's Jeff been on recent Monday shows? Why won't Alison allow him to talk or plug his projects? The listenership demands answers and we have them. Plus some hiccup remedies, a plea for whoever sent the nice "Nibbles" tray to reveal their identity, some talk about giant olives and Las Vegas over the years, financial and existential anxiety, a terrible idea that everyone except Alison seems to like regarding how people should celebrate their birthdays, a misunderstanding about cereal, an egregious parking ...

John Henson Wants to Teach You The Basics
John Henson (Talk Soup, Wipeout!) returns to the show to regale us with stories of Judge Judy's distractingly soft coat, the emotional letter his father wrote to his grandchildren, his new pilot where he quickly takes you through the news of the day with a comedic left-leaning slant, hosting for Food Network, why improv is "36 hour Cialis," the tough questions raised by Louis CK's recent performance, what kind of parent he is, The Big Picture, falling asleep during a recent tattoo and so much more. We also ...


Email Loops, Valley Girl Voiceovers, Malicious Blueberries
Alison forgot to close an email loop creating temporary scheduling chaos and this isn't the first time this has happened. Eric Martin is here, fresh from Korean BBQ and pinball. Alison is afraid of her beloved blueberries and also thinks her feet might be shrinking. Renee is impressed with Daniel's knowledge of Rogers and Hammerstein. Alison is wondering what's going on with a certain voiceover style she keeps hearing. And she relates strongly to Glynnis MacNicol's book No One Tells You This. Plus iTunes Co...

Erin Gibson Thinks You're Nasty
Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Gay of Thrones) stops by to talk about her forthcoming tome, Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself To Death. I loved this book. It's as informative as a textbook but as readable and hilarious as a memoir which is quite a feat. We talked about the writing process, how Erin became a font of info, the book she originally set out to write, her DIY divorce from her first husband, being aware of inequality from a young age, how s...

Alison's Million Dollar Idea, "Virtue Signaling," Fan Phone Call
Alison has a million dollar idea for a product called Hidden Bite Henries. What are they? See if you can guess! (But then listen to find out.) Demi Adejuyigbe is back after far too long and now he writes for late night! Alison wants to know how to handle a certain type of online interaction. Daniel's all about Country Garden magazine. Renee Colvert is here and she's a good person but not nearly as good as our fan phone call recipient, Todd Campbell, who donated a kidney to a stranger and then hiked the Gran...


James Gunn (orig. aired 3/25/12)
I really like James Gunn—I disagree with his firing—and I wanted to replay one of the episodes he's been on. Decided to go all the way back to the near-beginning of this show. He was one of my first guests, appearing on the fifth episode of this podcast. The show has changed in big and small ways since then. I say more about this at the top of the episode. He also appeared in 2015 and talked a lot about Guardians of the Galaxy. What follows is the original show description: On this episode of Alison Rosen...

Alison's Eyebrow, Daniel's Shame Face, Eating Songbirds
Alison recalls something she heard that always confused her when she was a teacher's aide at Vacation Bible School many years ago. Renee Colvert is back and she's dressed like supergirl. Danielle Radford is back and she was once hit by a bus. Not to be outdone, Jeff's been hit twice by cars. We also talk about toxic fandom, hair texture types, wearing a wig, Alison's eyebrow, Alison's windedness and a tiny bit of marital serendipity that Daniel and Alison experienced. Plus so much more including a bizarro S...

Sara Schaefer Is Sick of Social Media
Comedian Sara Schaefer is back to talk about her upcoming memoir and how the process of revisiting old diaries allowed her to see herself more clearly. We talk about the traumatic turning point in her childhood when her father admitted to criminal activity, her relationship with religion, concerns that entertainment was a selfish pursuit, being a rule follower, the experience of having a show on MTV (Nikki and Sara Live), working with Nikki Glaser, pitching shows, feeling understood by her boyfriend and the...


Daniel's Birthday, Baby Gender Reveal, Alison's Self-Tanning Fiasco
It's Daniel's birthday and it's a big one. My God he's old! Alison and Daniel celebrated at a picturesque romantic restaurant that was neither. Renee and David are here and Renee snorted at a client. David won't tell us his birthday. Alison finds out that there's... oh no I started this sentence and then got a text and now I can't remember what I found out. Oh yes! I found out there's a podcast which shares a similar name to one of our segments and should I send a cease and desist? Also should I switch back...

Greg Fitzsimmons Needs a Good Cry
My future podcasting partner joins me for a candid talk about the second season of Crashing on HBO, the rough few months he's had with the passing of his father in law and his wife's emergency surgery, fatherhood and relationships with fathers in general, needing a good cry and a line of cry spas he wants to open, the Me Too movement, the difficulty in talking about aspects of the Me Too movement and so much more.  Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire En...

Daniel's Baby Names, Dr. Laura's Legos, Old Timey Pranks
It's been a heady week with National Lipstick Day and National Cheesecake day and we determine early on that businesses should hire us to consult for them since we have a lot of stuff figured out. Except we don't have any baby names at the ready so Daniel's put together a list. We also talk about Dr. Laura, whether to read other people's emails if they're handed to you, picking up money on the street, old timey pranks, Daniel's butt crack awareness, "The Rooster," and so much more. Plus we did a round of Ju...


Allie Mac Kay Doesn't Care What You Think... Anymore
Television and radio personality Allie Mac Kay (KROQ's Kevin and Bean Show, KTLA) stops by the show to talk about the challenges of joining a long running radio show under difficult circumstances, second guessing herself, her path to becoming a reporter, going for what she wants and her self-described "delusional" self-confidence, the job she almost took instead of Kevin and Bean, working in Park City, sports, birds, KTLA, power struggles, online rumors and so much more. We also took your questions and did ...

Life Updates, Pudding Revisited, David's Luxurious Extensions
Turns out a lot of people at the table are unfamiliar with Yorkshire Pudding which is shocking to Alison. David Huntsberger is back and his hair is even more luxurious than before. Alison has an update about a recent controversial topic on the show. Also, house remodeling updates, moving updates and baby updates. Plus some talk about how neatly loose ends need to be tied up in a movie heavy on symbolism, a challenge to the listeners to name a specific room in the new house, iTunes comments of the week good ...

Corin Nemec Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis Can't Lose, The Stand, Stargate SG-1) stops by the show to talk about growing up fast as a child actor, his experiences on Webster and I Know My First Name is Steven, playing villains as he's gotten older, the particular challenges he faced playing Ted Bundy and Richard Speck, his involvement in graffiti culture, painting and art, getting community service when he was busted breaking into and tagging a high school, a special acting coach who opened his eyes to what it means to live...


Heel Clicks, Vape Lords, Daniel's Ally Sheedy Crush
Renee Colvert is convinced Alison can do a heel click and Daniel can do a cartwheel but she doesn't know what she's dealing with here. Also, she used to host a show called Fear Factor Live at Universal where audience members volunteered to be electrocuted for a t shirt. Audiobook bigwig and Bubble director Eric Martin is back and he's kicked off his new work-from-home attire of sweatpants to join us. (He wore pants.) Alison is excited about her upcoming interview with Corin "Corky" Nemec and isn't sure how ...

Maria Menounos Is Pressing Pause
Maria Menounos stops by the show to talk about the craziness of discovering she had a brain tumor while caring for her mom who, herself, was battling stage 4 brain cancer, the surprising gifts the experience gave her, her relationship with God, trying to stay positive, learning guitar, the letters she wrote her parents and boyfriend (now husband) before surgery, what she fights about with her spouse, mending fences with her brother, whether she'll take another position on air, her Sirius show and podcast Co...

Jordan's Druggy Drugs, Jeff's Homemade Cheez-Its, The Summer of Toodles
Jordan Morris and Danielle Radford (Bubble) are here to help weigh in on Snack Chat featuring Jeff's surprisingly gourmet homemade Cheez-Its (recipe below). And Jordan has some questions about everyone's drug use which ushers in too many confessions. The summer of toodles is underway but Jordan isn't so sure he's on board. Plus we talk about secret parrothead concerts and the lifestyle in general, semantics, the Bodega Boys, Sweet Valley High, Daniel's missing Starbucks wife and so much more. We also do a r...


Ray Oldhafer, Chris Boehm, Colin Cheer and a Question from Dr. Drew
Ray Oldhafer, Chris Boehm and Colin Cheer of the home improvement podcast Do Tell Ray stop by to help Alison decide which direction to go with her new backyard before taking some questions over voicemail and twitter including a surprise call from the one and only Dr. Drew. We also talk about everyone's pasts including Colin's history of being a "chaos magnet," Chris's addiction and rehab experiences, Ray's OCD notebook, Ray and Colin's childhood friendship with Adam Carolla, home improvement pet peeves, sta...

Alie Ward's Fishnet Burn, Call Centers, DQ's Beautiful Butt Crack
Alie Ward joins us on this episode to talk about her experience working in call centers, the special challenges faced by summer goths (fishnet sunburn) and the specific poultry Ron Popeil hates. I share an update on the personal news I revealed last week (being vague for people who aren't up to date) and Daniel and I discuss Daniel's underwear strategy and why he'd prefer people see his gorgeous butt crack instead the top of his underwear. Also questions about how thick human skin is, wormholes and the spac...

Jen Gotch Hates Nutshells; Likes Emotional Rating Systems
Entrepreneur and mental health advocate Jen Gotch (founder and CCO of Ban.do) stops by to talk about how she created the multimillion dollar lifestyle brand, being bipolar, her emotional rating scale, self-awareness, how Ban.do developed and why she doesn't really consider it a "fashion" brand, creating the sell out necklaces that said "anxiety" and "depression" and what both feel like to her, her career path, her relationship with her parents, her new Girlboss Media podcast Jen Gotch Is OK... Sometimes, a ...


Personal News, David's Potato Salad, Alison's Hand Flapping
Alison has two to three bits of personal news to share, some of which Daniel doesn't even know yet. But first, David shares the important role potato salad played in his life and talks about the experience of  being filmed for the documentary Tig and Last Comic Standing. Then a heated round of our "signature" segment that we don't know the name of, "Yes Puh-leeze, Oh Puh-leeze or Bitch Please?" breaks out regarding milk versus dark chocolate. Tempers flare! Then we determine the best email sign off which gi...

Stephanie Allynne Isn't Joining Your Group
Stephanie Allynne (One Mississippi, Twin Peaks: The Return, Pistol Shrimps) stops by the podcast to talk about the times in her life she had a gut feeling of revulsion upon encountering tight knit groups and the way it pushed her life in different directions; growing up in Claremont, Buffalo and Temecula; going to a born again high school; meeting comedian (and now her wife) Tig Notaro and feeling drawn to her but being certain she was straight; coming to terms with her sexuality; bringing twins into the wo...

Savory Puddings, Errant Nails, The Rise of Fascism
Everyone on the show is disturbed with the state of the world. After introducing our guests (Renee Colvert and Daniel Van Kirk join us) and talking about unflattering nicknames, ice box cakes, various tri-state areas and a sitcom about Dinosaurs that Alison never knew existed, we discuss historical parallels and the guilt of doting on our own kids in our comfortable homes while migrant families are being separated and detained. Then we read an email from a listener who backs up Alison's fear that Daniel's l...


Sarah Colonna Is Addicted to Not Getting Murdered
Comedian, actor and author Sarah Colonna (Chelsea Lately, Has Anyone Seen My Pants?, Life as I Blow It) stops by the podcast to talk about playing an alcoholic pageant mom on the new Netflix show Insatiable, Clutch Women (the line of stadium regulation size handbags she created as a clever response to the NFL's strict policy about bags), her marriage to The Seahawks' Jon Ryan, his intense love of Christmas, concerns about injuries, playing a woman with addiction issues, her fear of knives and love of Lifeti...

Russian Stink Eye, Daniel's Starbucks Wife, Jordan's Noseplay
Daniel is convinced he's going to be murdered by the Russian mob and it's not for the reasons you might think. Jordan Morris is here and he's brought the director of Bubble, Eric Martin, who himself if an accomplished voiceover, audiobook and podcast guy who has a hot tip regarding a neti pot. Alison is cool with Daniel's special Starbucks wife. Also, Alison has some embryos inside her right now, just hanging out and deciding which way they want this whole thing to go. Plus Jordan's new addiction, a round o...

Alison Hour (News, Your Qs, The Return of Fan Phone Call)
I briefly talk about the horror of separating migrant kids from their parents and my concerns about the extent of this crisis. Then I move on to lighter fare, taking your questions on everything from how I knew Daniel was The One to favorite X song, aversion to change, a difference of opinion I had with my therapist regarding whether another woman is a bitch or not (she is) and the Romance Writers of America. Plus more including the return of Fan Phone Call!     Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/a...


Army Duffels, The Psychopath Test, Traveling Alone
Alison and Daniel have added a new/used car to their lives but Alison is bristling at her new straight-down-the-middle mom-in-her-40s identity. Also, there was a guy at the dealership who couldn't believe Alison didn't want to buy an extended warranty and Daniel is sure he's a psychopath. Jeff concurs, based on this book and the framed predator skin print. David has some hilarious skiing stories, Renee is here to talk to dudes about hair and we're now the number one army surplus duffel bag podcast. Plus Kil...

Lauren Sivan Speaks Out
Television and radio journalist Lauren Sivan (Oxygen's Abuse of Power, KABC with Dr. Drew) found herself part of the news cycle late last year when she spoke out about her own disturbing Harvey Weinstein experience. We talk about the incident and bizarre aftermath, why she chose to come forward (though really, she says she'd been telling everyone who would listen for years), her experiences with harassment, the culture at Fox News where she worked for many years, feeling betrayed by her most recent employer...

Jordan's Hugs, Possible Intruders, Alison's Crackling
Jordan Morris announces a secret scripted podcast he's put together called Bubble, based on his popular pilot of the same name. Not only that, his hugs are incredible and you should get one if you can. Alison and Daniel have intruders. The stress of a new house and this whole car situation is threatening to made Alison crackle. Crackle? Just go with it. And some Elliot news, a discussion of the ethics of marital television watching, TV Talk, Stan Lee, whether Daniel has high or low self-regard, a Greg Helle...


Alison Tackles the Big Questions
Do I believe in fate? Do I believe in an afterlife? What would I eat if food had no calories? I tackle the important questions in this solo show including why I have no guest for the second week in a row. Also I talk about an annoying life situation that leads to what feels like an epiphany, if I can put it into practice. Also I gossip and name names and dish some dirt but in a respectable way, I hope.  Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (...

Smarmy Car Guys, Hair Hacks, David's Grossout Threshold
Remember when going to a car dealership wasn't a miserable experience? Seems like there was a honeymoon period for car dealerships where they didn't make you want to immediately want to take a shower but those days are behind us, if Alison and Daniel's weekend excursion is any indication. Also, Renee has returned to Brazilian straightening after Japanese straightening and she teaches Alison a tip for taming cowlicks. Plus more bra talk and general discomfort-all-the-time talk, a conflict between Alison and ...

Alison Solo Show
I answer your questions and talk about a breaking news story. A listener wants to know what I learned from my experience on the Adam Carolla Show. Plus a car and home update, my general discomfort regarding bras, what TV shows I'm watching, pot smoking, thoughts about I Feel Pretty, the way going back to bed kills your day, sneaky diet soda calories, topics I avoid if Daniel is on the show and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encourag...


Alison Got High, Alie's Emmy Dress, Smelly Sneezes
Alison recounts her experience on Getting Doug With High plus shares about the book signing and her birthday. Alie Ward is back and she attended the Emmy's. Pitbull's fragrance makes an appearance at the table. Plus some heated pickled egg talk, a remembrance of Daniel's accidental pot cookie ingestion, 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 need to buy a new ARIYNBF ...

Ali Segel Is An Accidental Art Star
Ali Segel began drawing pictures of celebrities with braces for fun and now her art is on billboards and she's about to be designing clothes for one of her favorite clothing shops. She's also a writer, host, former teacher, survivor of domestic violence and the younger sister of a famous movie star. (But she doesn't want to be your friend if this fact excites you too much.) We talked about all of this, answered your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon....

Dave's Terrible ID, Alison's Iced Epiphanies, Daniel's Ball of Denim
Alison had two epiphanies however with Daniel out of the room for a bit, she has to put them on ice. Meanwhile, David once had a legendarily bad fake ID, six pounds found their way onto this podcast courtesy of daytime Nibbles, we discuss wine coolers and The Simpsons, David thinks what is and isn't a Chooch is a cool people game which it so isn't, everyone is afraid of teenagers, Alison and Daniel have a laundry kerfuffle and so much more including iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. Check...


Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson, host of beauty, skin care and self-care podcast Natch Beaut stops by to talk about teen magazines, growing up in Dallas, her relationship with her sister in high school, being vegan and cruelty-free, her virginal stink, the Lululemon story, micro-blading, why all the people thinking of moving to LA should stay home, how she found her dog Chooch, oil cleansing, her husband Adam, my stinky flat iron, wedding planning and so much more including a segment she did with the weather person Jackie J...

Finnish Hospitality, The Grand Canyon, Jordan's Sizable Gift Card
Jordan Morris is here with a Jordan quiz! Daniel has an amazing story involving the Grand Canyon and Finnish hospitality that Alison had never heard before. David Huntsberger had fantasies of stealing one of Maria Menounos's floofy office pillows. Nibbles is no longer nocturnal. And more! Plus 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 S...

Mandy Stadtmiller Is Sorry
Journalist Mandy Stadtmiller (NY Post, xoJane, Penthouse, New York) stops by the show to talk about her page-turning memoir Unwifeable, meeting and marrying comedian Pat Dixon whom she says is the first man she's 100% herself around, developing empathy for Trump supporters (her husband is one), dating Aaron Sorkin and finding a version of herself played by Hope Davis on The Newsroom, being tasked with writing a "takedown" piece on Bethenny Frankel, being a "first person human trafficker," attending a Rageah...


Frozen Embryos, Alie's Goth Past, Gross Nature
Remember when John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars? Jeff was unfamiliar so we had to dig up the clip to celebrate it. Alie Ward is back and we get to the bottom of how goth she used to be. Also, she had relations with a man who sported a top knot. Alison has some baby making business to discuss.  Plus a review of Love Never Dies and talk of laser hair removal, My So Called Life, mice, whether nature is gross or not, iTunes Comment of the Week, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable do...

Jimmy Pardo Owes Me $20
I'm experimenting with making the title of the one-on-one interview shows a full sentence or phrase like the above instead of just the guest's name. What do you think? Make your mind up after you listen to this  delightful episode featuring the always hilarious Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny)! Once again we trekked to his studio since he's allergic to not just dogs but also, we learned, cats and horses. And other stuff! We chatted about the weight he's lost in his face, his new passion for sweating, how he me...

The Alison Quiz V.2, Tropical Attire Encouraged, Problematic Peanut Butter
Who knows Alison best? Is it her husband? Her producer? Her pals? The listeners? Play along at home. Also the backstory of Alison's book Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me), good peanut butter versus problematic peanut butter, birthday blues 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) This show is brought to you by Whistle (use...


Moshe Kasher
Moshe Kasher stops by to talk about The Honeymoon Stand Up Special—the three-part comedy special he shot with his wife Natasha Leggero which is available on Netflix April 17. We also talked about his six-week old daughter, his relationship history, how he met and began dating Natasha, panic eating, The Road Less Traveled, Love and Limerence, calling couples onto the stage and roasting them as part of the special, the loneliness of the road and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.  Check...

Number One Tooth Podcast, Disappearing Butts, Renee Colvert Quiz
Alison was the guest monologist at Theme Park Improv at Dynasty Typewriter and she shares about her experience. (She can't stop talking about teeth, basically.) Daniel is experiencing a pants problem. Renee is back with a quiz that has Alison and David fiercely competing. And David has some harsh words for the listeners. Plus 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 n...

Ali Rosen
Ali Rosen—cookbook author, food journalist and host of the Emmy-nominated food-and-wine show Potluck with Ali—stops by the show and she's easily one of my new favorite people and I would say that even if she didn't have the same name as I do. We talked about her path from serious news to food, growing up in South Carolina, motherhood, name stuff, her cookbook Bring It! and the process of putting it together, the notion of potlucks, local news, the Easter Egg Roll, uni and more. And we heard from another Ali...


Burrito Butts, Piss Vixens, The Alie Ward Quiz
You know how when you have a crush on someone you're willing to travel great lengths to see them? Alison wants to feel that way but applied to being willing to deal with annoying parking situations. Dave had a frustrating encounter with an age-confusing lady in the express lane. Alie Ward has brought her serum. Also we take a quiz to see who knows Alie Ward best. Plus the best part of the burrito, myriad sliding doors moments for Alie, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and so much more. Check us out on Patreon...

Adam Conover
Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything, Bojack Horseman) stops by to talk about growing up with ADHD, choosing comedy over philosophy (and what they have in common), cooking and umami, why MSG isn't bad for you, the episode of his show that got the biggest push back, therapy, self-improvement, joke writing, roundabouts and so much more. We also took questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Preorder Alison's Book! You probably need to buy a new ...

Alison's Kuato, Jordan's Xplicit Vapes, The David Huntsberger Quiz
The quizzes are back! This week we find out who knows ol' Honey Huntsberger the best. Alison learns who Kuato is. Jordan may have been looking to buy his cat a sweater. Plus an epiphany that almost happened, deleted tweets, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and more!   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Brandless (use promo code HELLO), Havenly and True Religion (enter ROSEN at chec...


Alice Wetterlund
Comedian Alice Wetterlund of television (Silicon Valley, People of Earth, Glow), film (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and podcast (Treks and the City, Mrs. Maisel Goys) fame is on the show to talk about her growing up with a mom who wouldn't let people compliment her looks, wanting to be a very short model, her path through the world of fine art, entitlement, getting sober, her relationship with her ex-husband, relationships in general, improv and stand up, fear of being alone and so much more including...

Serums, Scones, Dave's Night Nurse Service
Alie Ward is back and she's been using a serum. Alison went on a sister's trip over the weekend and didn't order the scones. David Huntsberger is offering to put Elliot to sleep. Alison is tapering off Lexapro and doesn't know what's real, feelings wise. Plus book promo news, talk of anxiety, iTunes comments of the week, the return of Deleted Tweets and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Lega...

Ken Reid
Ken Reid hosts the TV Guidance Counselor podcast where a guest picks an issue of the TV Guide from his vast collection and they discuss what the guest used to watch in primetime. He's also a comedian with an intense day job and has a crazy backstory. And three dogs including a standard poodle. We discussed Boston, the punk band he was in as a teenager, all the dead bodies he's seen, his suicide attempt at five years old, family, drug addiction, violence, how he lands great guests and so much more. We also d...


Alison's Nitrous Epiphany, Dave's Rancid Cheesecake, Jordan AKA Stassi
I had nitrous at the dentist's office and it led to an epiphany that wasn't nearly as profound as it felt at the time. Dave loves cheesecake and won't hear any cheesecake guff. Jordan's going on a date with Daniel and me. Plus so much more including the return of Yes Please Or Oh Puhleeze which we're going to rename and the return of iTunes Comment of the Week. And we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy S...

Alison Answers Your Questions
I answered your questions on this episode and also talked about a horrendous bit of Dr. Laura advice. Would I clone my dog like Barbra Streisand? Most awkward on air moment? Was I ever pressured to be a conservative on Fox News? 'Sup with my hair? These are just a few of the topics discussed. Also skin products, food issues, parenting stuff, Greg Fitzsimmons podcast update, book news, behind the scenes info AND MORE. Plus #snackchat, #galchat and a round of Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http...

Fair Warnings, Alison's Airbag Anxiety, Jordan's Mean Dentist
We get more detail about Wendy Molyneux's straight-from-college San Francisco sojourn. Jordan's here to discuss tantric dentistry. Alison's freaking out over the airbag recall and also other stuff in general. Wendy's pointing out that we're inside a giant experiment that isn't going well. Plus some Bachelor talk, "fair warning," a surgery recap, becoming a cartoon of yourself and so much more including Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy ...


Stephanie Wittels Wachs
Stephanie Wittels Wachs, sister of beloved comedy writer Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation, Humblebrag) stops by the show to talk about Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss; writing the book in real time; the grief process; the manic investigative phase; feeling liberated by the realization that nothing means anything; loving an addict; anger; pregnancy; future-tripping; parenting a child with hearing loss; fighting to get Texas to cover hearing aids ...

Alison's Wicker Basket, Alie's NoPoo, The Semiotics of Emma Gonzalez
I'm recovering from surgery (the surgery discussed on the podcast) and a little too out of it to write a good summary but there was #GalChat involving Alie Ward's cleansing conditioner, a discussion of Emma Gonzalez, Alison's adventures in advocating for herself, an overflowing wicker basket, bill pay chat which David Huntsberger was not into, honey, worm hollering, laser printers and more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone. And the dogs Alie rescued are up for adoption! Check us out on Patreon: http://pa...

John Roderick and Benjamin Harrison
John Roderick (The Long Winters, Roderick on the Line, Omnibus) and Benjamin Harrison (The Greatest Generation) stop by to talk about Friendly Fire—the podcast on which they discuss war movies with their pal Adam Pranica—how they met, growing up with military parents, John's political career, the advent of a psychological understanding of PTSD, John's romantic entanglements, parenthood, Nanotubes Quantz, Ben's documentary, Seattle bands and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just ...


Circus Circus, Alie's Quiz, The Silverlake Roasters
Inspired by Alie Ward's reunion talk on the last episode, Alison shares her own very recent reunion of a Sklar and his computer. This prompts a discussion of computer bags versus backpacks versus briefcases. Alison is having surgery soon and she's anxious. How do you advocate for yourself in a medical setting? David believes in presenting a united front. Plus the difference between being assertive and being a jerk. And a very special ologies quiz! And some steaming Circus Circus and cold soup talk and a rou...

Jason and Randy Sklar
The Sklar Brothers return to the show to talk about their new documentary Poop Talk for which they interviewed a number of comedians and experts. They did not interview Alison even though she has so much to say about poop and one feels this is a grave oversight. (She's been promised a spot in Poop Talk Number Two.) We also talk about parenting, Randy's surprising knowledge of Jennifer Aniston's love life, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Grey's Anatomy, individuating, their initial reluctance to do Poop Talk...

Alie Ward's Drone Reunion, Daniel's Wine Pint, It's Alison's Show
Alie Ward successfully reunited a drone with its owner which turns out to be just one of many reunions she's orchestrated. Daniel is drinking a tall pint of wine and puts his foot in his mouth. Alison thinks her doctor is having an affair and also she uses the phrase "tip your mitt" which apparently no one is familiar with. Plus details about her upcoming book! David attempts a volleyball reunion. And we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probab...


Phil Rosenthal Returns
Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal (Somebody Feed Phil, I'll Have What Phil's Having) stops by to talk about the new season of his food and travel show, great theme songs, working with Netflix, persistence, fulfilling the promise he made to himself as a child, meditation, umami, quitting, unsettling things he's eaten, working with comics versus working with chefs, anxiety and so much more. He also dispenses travel advice, answers your questions and does a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us...

Alison's Mean Segue, Wendy's Grudge, Philly Sports Chants
Daniel watched the Superbowl and Daniel yelled things at the screen and Alison wants to know how he knew what to yell. Good thing Wendy with her extensive knowledge of sports and specifically Philly sports chants is here to explain. Wendy's been holding a grudge since grade school and now Alison is worried Wendy will hold a grudge against her after a mean segue. Plus a basic woman doll, herder, Veg-all, Alison being approached by the woman who tormented her in 7th grade, David Huntsberger's hair and so much...

Ray Oldhafer
Ray Oldhafer returns to the show to talk about construction, being fired from Ace on the House, therapy, his love of baths, Bill Pullman's oranges, sloshing sounds, his new podcast Do Tell Ray, Jimmy Kimmel, fighting and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial...


House Hunting, Curly Hair Probs, Daniel's Apology
Alison and Daniel put an offer on a house and now Alison is second guessing everything. Alie Ward is here and her hair is causing green screen problems so she allowed the patriarchy to straighten her hair. Daniel has a message for the people who were offended with his dismissal of English crime dramas set in the countryside. Plus lettuce talk, Nibbles-proofing the house, dating stories, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and more.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to ...

Jess Rona
Comedian, director, and dog-groomer-to-the-stars Jess Rona joins the show to talk about her new book Jess Rona's Groomed, how she got into dog grooming, the instagram account that started it all, her "crazy raver" phase, having "a mouth" on her, music, ska, Rachel Bloom, Andy Garcia, Tegan and Sarah, meeting her husband, meditation, waiting tables, new agey stuff and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.    Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download th...

Event Anxiety, Celeb Snubs, Lizzie's Crime Spree
Throwing a party feels like a minefield for Alison. David Huntsberger was snubbed by a well known celeb and Jeff Fox guessed who it was! Lizzie Molyneux (Bob's Burgers) is here to talk about lunch and crime. Daniel is wrong about British crime dramas. Plus games of emotional chicken, water, dog knickers, small waves, snack chat with treats from Germany and so much more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone!   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Leg...


Janeane Garofalo and Matt Nathanson (Live from Sketchfest!)
Special STEREO release! Janeane Garofalo and Matt Nathanson join me onstage live from the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco! Chatting! Tap Dancing! Music! AND MORE!   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial...

Sketchfest Recap, Jeff's Hair Routine, Wendy's Afterlife Plans
We're back from Sketchfest and Alison can't stop talking about it. Jeff packed light to accommodate audio equipment so he had to perform his previously-unknown-to-us hair routine on the fly. Wendy Molyneux's got plans for the afterlife. David Huntsberger may or may not have gotten tiny hair extensions. Alison's relationship with grocery stores is unsettling to Daniel. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. ...

Natalie Coughlin
Twelve-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin stops by the show to talk about the life of a competitive swimmer, headless chickens, vacuuming a vacuum, falling asleep in class, her upcoming cookbook, learning all about wine for her wine label Gaderian Wines, how she met her husband, cold water, waiting, drug tests, getting in the right mindframe for competition, Dancing with the Stars and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.  Check us out on Patreon:...


Low Cal Baby Sunscreen, Sleep Disorders, Cosmic Vertigo
Alie Ward is back! Alison's making a snack in the middle of the night but don't worry, it's "approved." Daniel invented cowboy shirts. Alie Ward has a name for the feeling you get when you try to imagine living forever. Alison reveals way more than she intended about her weird sleeping and eating patterns. Plus seven hour plays, Emilia Clarke, 90s clothing, cold soup and so much more. And we did iTunes Comments of the Week (good and bad), Just Me Or Everyone and featured an adoptable dog named Beignet.   Ch...

Kurt Braunohler & Lauren Cook
Married couple Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick, Lady Dynamite) and Lauren Cook (Floaters, Radio Picture Show) stop by to talk about Wedlock (the podcast and live show they host exploring various aspects of relationships), how parenthood has affected each of their identities, being an only child, being raised by single mothers, the specifics of recording a podcast segment at a nudist colony, tantric shamans, cam girls, how they met, bedbugs, fighting, couples therapy and so much more. We also did a round of Ju...

Demi's Semis, Dave's Falcons, Alison's New Year's Teeth
It's the first Thursday show of 2018 and Alison has news about Sketchfest and her teeth. Also her eyelids. Demi's joined the fledgling business that is Dave's Dives and Dan's Vans. Daniel is trying to be less cynical. Alison is drinking water. Jeff surfed. Dave has some questions about playing a state fair. Plus Just Me Or Everyone!   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Quip, Mole...


Jake Weisman
Jake Weisman stops by to talk about his new Comedy Central show Corporate which he describes as a cross between American Psycho and Office Space. We also talk about existence, death, apologies, anxiety, his Twitter persona, privilege, a personal experience with wage disparity, seltzer nose, Greg Heller, talking on the phone, The Rules and so much more. Plus we took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a ne...

Mike Lawrence, Hutch Harris, Rachel Ratner Live from Bumbershoot
This "lost," never-previously-aired episode was recorded live at Bumbershoot in late 2015 and features Mike Lawrence, Hutch Harris (The Thermals) and Rachel Ratner (Wimps). Trapp Dog flew out from New York to play the jingles live! I love everyone on this show. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial...

Tiffany Haddish (orig air date 4/24/16)
Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays! Hope you enjoy this replay of my Tiffany Haddish episode with a brand new beginning. Come see me at Sketch Fest!  And buy Tiffany's book! I first met comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish (Keanu, The Carmichael Show) when we both appeared on a radio show and ever since then I’ve hoped to have her on ARIYNBF. I’d heard bits and pieces of her story and got the sense she’d had a rough upbringing but I wasn’t quite prepared for the intensity of what she’d experienced. Abusive paren...


Lizard People Probing Alison, Beth and David's Street Team, A Defense of Keanu
Alison discovers a disturbing mark on her hand. Special guest Beth Hoyt joins us but leaves her poison oak at home. Beth and David have possibly formed a business together. Daniel is now Philip. Plus a surprising debate about the word amphitheater, a defense of Keanu Reeves, iTunes Comments of the Week good and bad, Just Me Or Everyone, January zero and so much more.  Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. You probably need to buy a new ARIYNB...

Kristen Carney
Kristen Carney (Mentally Ch(ill), Ask Women) stops by the show to talk about hosting a podcast exploring mental health issues, the suicide of her cohost Stevie Ryan, growing up in Utica, being bullied for a number of years, getting into comedy via advertising, cutting her own hair, makeup, Christmas tree styles and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. You probably need to buy a new ...

Alison's Beach Saga, Wendy's Panic Sweats, Daniel's Jams
Wendy Molyneux wishes she could monetize the thing she's best at—word scrambles. Alison has an update about the guy known for saying, "You look like you've been chowin' box, man." David Huntsberger's inquiring about a circling car. Daniel wore a lot of neon as a kid. Alison's concerned her voice is too sing-songy. Plus panic sweats, coughing attacks, The Gal Brothers, Nibbles, eating your own, the saga of Alison's getting Hand, Foot and Mouth from a contaminated beach (maybe), a round of Just Me Or Everyone...


Search Party's Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers
Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, who along with Michael Showalter created the hit TBS show Search Party, stop by to talk about the show's unique tone, how it changes from season 1 to season 2, taking a class from Michael Showalter at NYU and what kind of professor he was, the lost episode they've never publicly discussed, challenges in the writing process, childhood trauma, embarrassing moments, writing for Search Party's cast, the unique strengths of Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early and Meredi...

Garbage Fish, Alison's Mrs. Maisel Beef, Alie Ward's Four O'Clock Salad
Alison has an issue with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Alie Ward had a 4pm salad. Will Alison eat cephalopods? Is the problem the tentacles? Plus Daniel's butt epiphany, a book that everyone at the table needs to get, David's alarming height, an update from Jenna and Al, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Grits. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Storyworth, H...

Rob Huebel
Rob Huebel (Children's Hospital; I Love You, Man; Transparent) stops by to talk about his new series Do You Want to See a Dead Body? (and the guest stars who wonder if the show features actual dead bodies), the role UCB has played in his life, his "micropreemie" daughter who was born at 26 weeks and his experience in the NICU, his love of cute things, whether people are surprised he loves cute things, baby suntanning, growing up in the South, humiliation, who he considers his best friend and so much more. W...


Dave's Dives, Dan's Vans and Special Guest Demi Adejuyigbe
We recap everyone's Thanksgiving and learn that special guest Demi Adejuyigbe (Gilmore Guys) has gone through an alarming number of roommates. Talk of frequent guest Jordan Morris's dating life prompts David Huntsberger and Daniel to team up on a zillion dollar idea. Plus comics opening for musicians, Alison's eggs, Flem Spectrum, geckos, Daniel's dad album, a discussion of pumpkin pie, Cheetos from China and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Bo...

John Early
John Early (Search Party, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 30 Rock) stops by the show to talk about the challenges of shooting the second season of the TBS hit Search Party, his affection for his character, growing up in Nashville, coming out, his friendship with Kate Berlant, comedy heroes and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. You probably need t...

Jordan's Parisian Nudity, Alison's Cough and Happy Thanksgiving!
Jordan went to Paris and had himself a Parisian good time. Renee's family is in town for the holidays. Jeff is recovering from a plague. Alison had a different plague. Plus what we're thankful for and Daniel's battle of wills. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Betsy Ross.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Daily Harvest (enter pr...


A.J. Jacobs Returns
A.J. Jacobs (Twice Removed, The Year of Living Biblically) is back to talk about his new book, It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree and his experience attempting to throw the world's largest global family reunion. We talk about being an immersion journalist, what he learned hosting the critically acclaimed and very demanding podcast Twice Removed, the popularity of genealogy, tribalism and family, compassion, exercise, his writing process and so much more. We also took questions...

Alison's Bathroom Buddy, Alie's Eyebrow Prank, Daniel's Lifehack
Alie Ward is back, having just experienced waitress weirdness. Also she has a great idea for what to do after you pluck your brows. Daniel has a lifehack to share. Alison made a friend in the bathroom. David has returned from Eerie, PA. Plus lekking, hormones, sleeping outside and more. We also did iTunes Comment of the Week and talked about an adoptable dog named Reagan.   Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! T...

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