Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend Podcast

A twice weekly podcast hosted by award-winning interviewer and everyone's new best friend Alison Rosen. Mondays are one-on-ones featuring surprisingly honest conversations that are equal parts silly, serious and revelatory. Thursdays are roundtable group shows. You will laugh, think, and feel less alone. (Unless you don't feel alone at all in which case, congrats! You've done it!)

Alison's Mounting, Tony's Camping Accident, Helen Hong's Lube Friends
Helen Hong makes her long awaited return from her new (very hot) digs and reveals some personal news about a birthmark. Jordan Morris is delighted to be the subject of a suite of new drops. Tony went camping and it did not go as planned. I'm recalling fights involving surreptitious mounting. And who knows Helen Hong best? We take a quiz to find out. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)  https://amzn.to...

Jerry O'Connell
Actor, director and host Jerry O'Connell joins the show to talk about finding a decent internet signal in Calabasas, parenting twin girls with Rebecca Romijn, his proudest roles, his love for "hot topics" and reality TV, getting nervous filling in for Wendy Williams, his favorite beverage, growing up in Manhattan, Ballbuster and so much more. We also answered your questions. Full video available on http://youtube.com/alisonrosen. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: T...

Alison's Detention Story, Joe's Cat Facetime, Tony's Birthday
Joe Kwaczala is back and he finally got some facetime with his girlfriend's cat. Renee Colvert is here but she wants to flee. Alison can't remember a pivotal detail about her show and turns to the listeners for help. Plus gender reveal parties, Alison's detention story, Breakfast Club, 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd This show is brought to ...


Your Calls, Daniel's Pregnancy Pillow, Stew/Bracelets
Daniel has purchased a body pillow that may or may not be for women who are expecting but apparently it's integral to the Quantz Method for sleep. Alison is agitated. Greg Heller calls in with some airtight impressions. Daniel has a favorite spoon that Alison attempted, unaware of its status, to throw out. Plus she never wrote an article about butterbeer despite what the internet would have you believe. And your calls about edibles, grocery stores, toddlers and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreo...

Alison's Underwear Question, Dave Hill's Toast, Jordan Morris's Worst Bite Locations
Dave Hill joins us from the wilds of Ohio, we get to the bottom of Vegemite and Marmite, Jordan Morris gets our notes on admonishing his cat, I offer a mosquito update, we discuss the typical length of a pair of underwear's tour of duty 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd This show is brought to you by BETTER HELP:  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFR...

S.E. Cupp
Television host, writer and political correspondent S.E. Cupp, host of S.E. Cupp Unfiltered on CNN, joins the show from her enviable closet. We talk about said closet, her life in the 'burbs, motherhood, her career path, the effect of pursuing ballet from age 6, praise and criticism, her political awakening, whether she still considers herself a republican, 9/11, atheism, her experience on Jeopardy, thoughts about her time at Fox News, whether her thoughts have changed since she authored Why You're Wrong Ab...


Dave Holmes's Mosquito Tip, Alison's Thought Experiment, Controversial Candy
Dave Holmes, Matt McConkey and Renee Colvert are on the show this week! We talk about the mosquitos that are ruining my life, Tugboat's new daycare, Dave's mosquito tip, a thought experiment to determine... something..., Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze involving a controversial candy, news, passive aggressive conversational ticks, dating apps, Dave's MTV days and so much more. We also do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talk about Dave and Matt's podcast Homophilia which is produced by Renee! Check us out on Pa...

Esther Povitsky Is Back!
Esther Povitsky is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. She hosts the podcasts Glowing Up and Esther Club. You’ve seen her as Izzy on Dollface and Maya on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She’s also appeared on Brooklyn 99, Love and Parks and Recreation. She co-created the series Alone Together and her hilarious comedy special Hot for My Name just debuted on Comedy Central. We talked about how she keeps her friends away from her stand-up, whether she truly thinks her parents aren't very into her, relationships, sex,...

Wendy's $275K Offer, David's Birdth, Alison's Cardistry
David Huntsberger has some big personal news to share but he was the victim of a robbery earlier in the day which is at the forefront of his mind. Wendy Molyneux is here and she's still enjoying her minimal home decor. In fact, she might want to bring it with her to the afterlife. I'm still talking about cardistry which is a word Wendy hates. Also, she would like to purchase Dave and Tony's dogs and knows nothing about going rates. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Downlo...


Wendy's $275K Offer, David's Birdth, Alison's Cardistry
David Huntsberger has some big personal news to share but he was the victim of a robbery earlier in the day which is at the forefront of his mind. Wendy Molyneux is here and she's still enjoying her minimal home decor. In fact, she might want to bring it with her to the afterlife. I'm still talking about cardistry which is a word Wendy hates. Also, she would like to purchase Dave and Tony's dogs and knows nothing about going rates. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Downlo...

Justin Willman
Magician, comedian, producer and TV personality Justin Willman (Magic for Humans, Cupcake Wars) joins the show to talk about whether he has a "magician personality," what the term "dual reality" means in a magic setting, crowd control, keeping secrets, imposter syndrome, drug addiction and going to rehab, fatherhood, grief, his childhood in St. Louis, cardistry, Magic for Susans, the Social Distancing Magician Starter Kit and so much more. We also took your questions. Watch the full episode at http://Youtub...

Justin Willman
Magician, comedian, producer and TV personality Justin Willman (Magic for Humans, Cupcake Wars) joins the show to talk about whether he has a "magician personality," what the term "dual reality" means in a magic setting, crowd control, keeping secrets, imposter syndrome, drug addiction and going to rehab, fatherhood, grief, his childhood in St. Louis, cardistry, Magic for Susans, the Social Distancing Magician Starter Kit and so much more. We also took your questions. Watch the full episode at http://Youtub...


Kevin T. Porter's Mixed Feelings, Demi's Adejuyigbe's Bagels, Wishbone the Dog
Kevin and Demi are here but they want to be known as more than the former Gilmore Guys! Kevin has mixed feelings about being so closely associated with all the Ellen stories and Demi has never reached for the food pun right in front of him. Neither have I! Plus socially-distanced karaoke, locations of kitchen spices, a blast from the past in the form of butter sandwiches and shower talk and a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tro...

Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and Doc Alison)
It's Daniel's birthday and he's not very happy about it. Is Alison in line to replace Ellen? Is Daniel being a little extra mean today? Plus the most emo decade, false starts, Daniel's diet, Quantzercise, ageism, your calls 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd This show is brought to you by FIGS! Head to http://wearFIGS.com and enter code BESTFRIEND a...

Tim Kalpakis's Standing Desk, Jackie Johnson's Probiotics, Tony's Happy Face
First-time guest Tim Kalpakis (Birthday Boys, The Sloppy Boys) joins us from his standing desk and he's into creepy stuff but in a lovable way. Plus his band has a new album out! Jackie Johnson is here and she's pro probiotic. Tony is still happy and we're not about it to let it go unnoticed. Also Tony and Jackie are both friends with Tim so we do a spontaneous test to see who knows him better. I'm wondering if as podcasters and creators we should be thinking of the new people or the regulars and also, isn'...


Melissa Gilbert
Actor, writer and producer Melissa Gilbert joins this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend. Melissa is probably best known for her work on Little House on the Prairie where she played Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1974 to 1984. She also appeared in The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker and went on to do voice work and musical theater. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was president of SAG for four years and competed on Dancing with the Stars. She's written three books: a mem...

Sara Schaefer's Craft Nook, Erin Foley's Boxed Hair Dye, Tony's Love Life
Sara Schaefer is here and she has a book coming out August 11. I inhaled her book but haven't yet written a book report on it. Erin Foley is here and she's joining from her partner's mother's condo in Naples, Florida. Tony Thaxton is here and he has personal news involving his love life. Plus we talk about dry shampoo, clutter, online behavior, whitewater rafting, cliff diving, writing, ambition, crafting, big families and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Ali...

Sara Schaefer's Craft Nook, Erin Foley's Boxed Hair Dye, Tony's Love Life
Sara Schaefer is here and she has a book coming out August 11. I inhaled her book but haven't yet written a book report on it. Erin Foley is here and she's joining from her partner's mother's condo in Naples, Florida. Tony Thaxton is here and he has personal news involving his love life. Plus we talk about dry shampoo, clutter, online behavior, whitewater rafting, cliff diving, writing, ambition, crafting, big families and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Ali...


Daniel and Alison (What the History Books Got Wrong about Daniel)
It's late at night and Alison is both wearing and drinking coffee. Daniel objects to her characterization of events. She's instituting a new policy regarding letting it mellow and Daniel is overjoyed. Also she offers a bird's eye view of Daniel's work habits. Plus a discussion of "Unorthodox" on Netflix, the Hasid community that Alison and Daniel used to live next to, your calls and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and...

Daniel and Alison (What the History Books Got Wrong about Daniel)
It's late at night and Alison is both wearing and drinking coffee. Daniel objects to her characterization of events. She's instituting a new policy regarding letting it mellow and Daniel is overjoyed. Also she offers a bird's eye view of Daniel's work habits. Plus a discussion of "Unorthodox" on Netflix, the Hasid community that Alison and Daniel used to live next to, your calls and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and...

Doug Benson's Fish Rules, Doug Mellard's Dog Calendar, Alison's Brain Fart
Doug Benson and Doug Mellard of the new podcast Wide World of Dougs join the show to take an informal Doug quiz, discuss bears and fish preparations and weigh in on our constant conversation about card shuffling, juggling and bar flair. Also I mixed up guests and no one is making me feel better about it and Doug Mellard's dog is more famous than he is. Plus we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and...


Sarah Ellis
Sarah Ellis suffered a spinal cord injury at the beginning of the year and has been re-learning how to walk in the months since. But her story gets crazier than that. After emergency surgery to preserve mobility and a number of days in the hospital she was transferred to a rehab facility where the nurses noticed she seemed short of breath. An ultrasound revealed 15 blood clots in her legs and lungs—a rare side effect from the common blood thinner she'd been put on. She nearly died. After another emergency s...

Wendy Molyneux's Pool, Dave Huntsberger's Surprise, Alison's Cool Shuffling
Imagine a scenario where someone invites you to their house for coffee and either starts shuffling cards in a fancy way, starts juggling or starts doing bar flair. Which would be the weirdest? Wendy Molyneux, David Huntsberger, Tony Thaxton and I have strong opinions. We even drew Daniel into the mix. Plus moving during quarantine, a Scotland quiz and a surprise from Dave which I would tell you about but then it wouldn't be a surprise. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Bu...

Daniel and Alison (Jason from the Bank and Open Letters)
Alison is in a feisty mood and unfortunately she wants to talk about it. Daniel is stuck in the bathroom and thinks no one should have a wedding. (He's still upset about a fight he and Alison had regarding the color of the chairs.) Also he wants to talk about energy. Meet Predictbot3000 and his earlier incarnations and find out why Daniel is at odds with lemons and cockatiels. Plus the relentless horror of human beings, secret sauce, lobotomies and your calls! And iTunes Comments of the Week! Check us out...


Jackie's Horse Thoughts, Alison's Trolling, A Ken Reid Quiz
Do you shrink from confrontation or do you seek it out? Ken Reid, who's never met the hand of a drug dealer he didn't try to break (ok just once and he spared the thumbs) has some thoughts about confrontation as do Jackie and Tony. Jackie was supposed to return to LA but didn't and Tony is a little worried about Moose. Plus mocktails, horses, a quiz to see who knows Ken Reid best (play along at home) and Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's ...

Daniel and Alison (Hypnotherapy and Military Songs)
Alison claims she knows all four (or is it five) military branch theme songs and Daniel calls her bluff. Also some behind-the-scenes soundcheck chat, Alison's experience with hypnotherapy which apparently she never discussed with Daniel, a visit to her parents, listener calls, Covid testing, heartbreak, Daniel's descriptions of Owen and Elliot's personalities and more including iTunes Comments of the Week. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Enc...

Lisa Curry's Bait Shop, Joe Kwaczala's Fishing Pole, Alison's Salad Bar
Comedian Lisa Curry is here and she knows a lot about live bait and foot basins. Joe Kwaczala returns and he’s trying to convince us a comfortable futon exists. I’m barely showering and Tony trusts his tongs. Plus 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BROOKLINEN:  http://brookline...


Daniel and Alison at Their Finest (Plus Your Calls)
Big news! Whereas you thought the termite updates were a thing of the past, it's looking like they might be returning. Before you race to turn off the podcast, know that in this episode you'll also hear a caller's favorite dumb joke, Daniel's embarrassing work call courtesy of Alison not realizing he was on the phone, a discussion of words and semiotics, how it is smart people can believe lies (or how Alison did), who is and isn't on the team and more. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week! Check us out on Pa...

Jackie's Hot Vet, Helen Hong's Phone Call, Alison's Headshot
Helen Hong (Go Fact Yourself, Silicon Valley) joins us this week from her closet where she's hoarding four rolls of scented toilet paper. Jackie Johnson is here and Chooch had to go to the emergency vet where Jackie talked to a doctor on the phone whom she's convinced is hot. Is he? Helen CALLS THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL TO FIND OUT. And Alison won something in a raffle. Plus Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze and Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tro...

Candice Thompson
Comic, actor, writer and host Candice Thompson (Lights Out with David Spade, The New Negroes) joins the show to talk about processing world events without standup as an outlet, feeling a responsibility to speak about race, not fitting into a "box" due to her appearance, her childhood, her spirit pastry, learning to be vulnerable, doing comedy with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, her podcast The Struggle with Candice Thompson and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Pa...


Greg Heller's Baby Song, Jenna & Al's Water Bugs, Alison's Mosh Pits
Greg Heller AND Jenna Kim Jones AND The Hashtag Al (Allan Moss)??? That's right! We're all together on this episode. Greg has a special song he sings during diaper blowouts with his baby, Jenna and Al have periodic pests and I'm reminiscing about Orange County punk shows and that special blend of having a crush on someone but also being afraid for my life. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week, Greg Heller ASMR, Just Me Or Everyone, Jo from Supernanny and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/aliso...

Daniel and Alison (Alison's Hair Museum and Your Calls)
Daniel is clean shaven for the first time in six years and neither of us recognize him. Also, he once tanned for four minutes. Is sex work exploitative? Have you ever had a positive experience with a cop? Does your face hurt? Plus your calls, personal hairs, attitudes toward money, iTunes Comments of the Week, tattoos and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probabl...

Jordan's Cheese Habit, Jackie's Feet, Experiences with Cops
Jackie Johnson is back and she isn't afraid to let her feet and a seagull statue do the talking. Jordan Morris is also here and he's been seeing a nutritionist. We do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Jackie has one involving towels and privates. Plus some timely Wayne's World talk. And we all question our beliefs about cops. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That S...


Daniel and Alison (Alpha Dan and Your Calls)
Can you slam a door open? Daniel claims I can and do. He also takes issue with how I hurl my body into bed. Normally these things wouldn't be a problem however he took a supplement which has turned him into Alpha Dan and he can't sleep. We also discuss what's going on in the world, feeling unloved, the word "tushy," therapy, precancerous cells, band-aids and more. And we take your calls on fire arms and depression (separate calls). Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Al...

Brian Keith Diaz's Photo, Alison's UnGothing, Renee's Move
Brian Keith Diaz joins the show to talk about his 18 year long friendship with producer Tony Thaxton, touring with Seal and Axl Rose and his experience at the Black Lives Matter protests (and the photo he took, proceeds from which he's donating). Renee is here and she's moving. Alison is ambushed by her family. And Tony is learning things about Brian. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)  https:/...

Daniel and Alison (Alison's Inspirational Speech and Your Calls)
Daniel and I are back and we're in the studio this week!! We take your calls, talk about the girl that broke Daniel's heart (he even enrolled in fencing class for her!) and discuss reading signals. We also talk about a difference of opinion we had regarding lights and the show DEVS, the way he shirked his one duty for the week, Elliot's food truck, depression, Daniel's salon, Quabi, MLK Jr's "Other America" speech, uprisings and more. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week. Check us out on Patreon: http://patr...


Lauren's Palate, Jackie's Engagement, Alison's Puffy Sleeves
First time Thursday guest but second time ARIYNBF guest Lauren Lapkus is here to talk about expanding her palate, whether the fish thrown on her in The Wrong Missy was real, how you're the only one who knows what's going on in your relationship and celebrity filled zoom rooms. Jackie fills us in about her pilgrimage to Delaware and her engagement (!!!). We also talk about divorce, Mark Hoppus, triplets, snacks and so much more including a round of Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze. Watch this episode on Patreon: ...

Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and the Party Across the Street)
Alison and Daniel have a difference of opinion about something and they need YOU to weigh in. There are hashtags and everything. Plus Alison recognizes what's become the new "termite update," Daniel unveils more inventions and a plan for taking this whole enterprise into the future, there was a party across the street and Alison wants to know if she was a Karen or a Mrs. Kravitz and more. Plus cleaning strategies, insomnia, Daniel's homemade haircut, a hornet's nest, iTunes Comment of the Week and your call...

Jordan's Pitas, Ken's Intense Tents, Alison's Discombobulation
Jordan Morris is here to talk about his doctor suggesting he cut out carbs and the big news that broke about his scripted podcast Bubble being turned into a movie. Ken Reid joins us from his office despite the fact he has a multi-bedroom tent with a closet in his backyard. And Alison is off her game. Like moreso than usual. Plus Tony's coincidences. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) https://am...


Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and Alison's Birthday)
Daniel is back and he gets first billing in this title! This week we talk about nearly caving, the need to be social, Mother's Day and Alison's Birthday, Elliot's card, Daniel's rule about New York, three adjectives to describe Alison and so much more. We also take your calls, including one about remembering Becki McClure, and do Deleted Tweets. 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 ...

Jackie's Big News, Alie's Whittling, Skincare Treatments
Jackie Johnson has some news to share and share she does! Alie Ward is back and she's been whittling and talking to virologists. Also we talk about thongs, skin treatments, dog teeth 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%), ANCESTRYDNA...

Alison and Daniel (Plus Your Calls and A Scary Incident)
Daniel joins me this week for an episode where we recount a scary incident involving Elliot hitting his head. We also talk about my changing opinion of water, feeling your feelings, Daniel's quarantine inventions and so much more. Plus your calls! 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you BETTER HELP: http://betterhelp.com/b...


Kevin's Deceit, Renee's Cascade, A Hawaii Quiz!
Kevin T. Porter is back and his lockdown beard is beautiful but deceiving. Renee is here and she's still a minimalist. Tony is still wearing his daily shoes. Alison is confused. She's also strapped in for a cascade of compliments. Plus a Hawaii Quiz! 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTER HELP:  http://BetterHelp.com/BE...

Travis McElroy is Recovering
Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) returns to the show to talk about lockdown life, scaling back on the number of shows he does, giving Daniel Tiger credit for teaching his firstborn how to be kind to her baby sister, loving his kids more than he loves himself, live dates, being a recovering narcissist, conventions, styling and so much more. We also took your questions! Video of this episode is up on Patreon. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book...

Alie Ward's Horrifying Back, Jackie Johnson's Audition, Sit Down Pee Energy
Alie Ward is here and had some special treatment performed on her back that's left it looking like raw meat. Jackie Johnson, who just did a home audition as a gator lady for which her breasts have never looked better, might barf and I am right there with her. Also we talk about Taylor Swift (polarized opinions!), Patreon, being women in the public eye, tooth whiteness, Jackie's chest, the Playboy Mansion, dog etiquette, extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http:...


Alison and Daniel (Plus Your Calls and Daniel's New Hair Routine)
Daniel's got a whole new hair system in place involving new products and new tools. He also makes an offhand comment that nearly derails me. DID I SEEM TIRED? I drank the half-caff! Also we discuss grief, toddlers, my weird snapping habit, Daniel's Rocky montage 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME:  h...

Alie's Mealbreakers, Jackie's Chickpeas, New Hobbies
Alie Ward is here but only because we aren't serving any raw tomatoes. Jackie Johnson is here too, along with her diplomas, to tell us about her adventures in the kitchen (chickpeas of the sea!) and discuss the ethics of creating her own Chooch clones. I have some sad news to share about the passing of a beloved listener but also I need to debate Swiss cheese and whether it deserves a seat my table. Plus Alie's whittling accident, an update on Jackie's exclusive scoop from last week and Tony's bananas. This...

Alison and Daniel (Plus Your Calls and Daniel's Dream)
Why is Alison's brain offering her a non-stop loop of awkward memories from twenty-plus years ago? And what does Daniel's highly embarrassing dream featuring a bold personality indicate? These are but a few of the things we talk about this week. We also discuss whether Alison is cool (she and Daniel disagree AND NOT HOW YOU'D HOPE) and take your calls. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Ot...


Jordan's Neighbor, Joe's Girlfriend's Groceries, Alison's Tastebuds
What the heck is Jordan Morris's upstairs neighbor doing??? We have theories. Also Alison might be a super taster, Joe's girlfriend's roommate bought $400 worth of groceries and then left town, Tony's making videos and we all have thoughts about gummy bears, Smarties, jelly beans and more. Plus Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) ...

Jordan's Neighbor, Joe's Girlfriend's Groceries, Alison's Tastebuds
What the heck is Jordan Morris's upstairs neighbor doing??? We have theories. Also Alison might be a super taster, Joe's girlfriend's roommate bought $400 worth of groceries and then left town, Tony's making videos and we all have thoughts about gummy bears, Smarties, jelly beans and more. Plus Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) ...

Alison and Daniel (Plus Your Calls and a Canadian Plea)
Daniel joins me for an episode where we hear from you guys. We also offer more of Daniel's unused baby names, determine the ideal quarantine partner, challenge each other to come up with the worst food to eat in a bathroom, talk about college, Bubble Guppies, kids 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 Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a the HGFY ri...


Jackie Gets Swabbed, Alison Throws Shade, Kevin Teaches You Zoom
We have an exclusive from Jackie Johnson! She managed to get tested and tells all. Meanwhile Kevin teaches us how to do remote backgrounds, we talk about how often each of us is crying and how long we think this will last, Alison throws shade at some podcasters, Tony talks about choosing to keep his apartment post-divorce 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...

Things You Never Hear (Quarantined) People Say with Alfred Schulz
I've decided to spend some of this lockdown time catching up with the cast of character who were regulars on the show when it was a live streaming internet show that I did from my apartment in Brooklyn in 2010. First up is Alfred Schulz who used to do a segment called Things You Never Hear People Say which he reprises here. I also chat with him about where life has taken him in these ten years, fatherhood, how to make good radio (he's a producer and host), his brother Bill Schulz and so much more. Check u...

Things You Never Hear (Quarantined) People Say with Alfred Schulz
I've decided to spend some of this lockdown time catching up with the cast of character who were regulars on the show when it was a live streaming internet show that I did from my apartment in Brooklyn in 2010. First up is Alfred Schulz who used to do a segment called Things You Never Hear People Say which he reprises here. I also chat with him about where life has taken him in these ten years, fatherhood, how to make good radio (he's a producer and host), his brother Bill Schulz and so much more. Check u...


Wendy's Capes, David's Slippers, Alison's Anger
Wendy Molyneux and Dave Huntsberger are joining from their respective abodes to gently disagree about shoes and capes. Plus the stages of grief and my anger and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone and iTunes Comments of the Week. Plus a lil Easter egg at the end. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HG...

Greg Heller is a Dad!
Fan favorite Greg Heller joins the show to talk about the birth of his son, the crazy few months he had leading up to the birth, parenting during a lockdown, why you need two oils (one for cooking and one for finishing) and so much more. Check out a special bonus episode with Greg on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by FIGS: Head to http:/...

Jenna and Al's Books, Tone Zone's Dog, Daniel's Bricks
Jenna and #AL join Daniel, Tony and me remotely to discuss their lives in Georgia and how they've achieved such attractive camera angles. We also talk about intra-child violence, working from home, Tony's new dog, Daniel's brick wall, my concerns about leaving the house to record Childish and more including iTunes Comments of the Week and 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 ...


Atsuko Okatsuka Is Our First Remote Guest
Atsuko Okatsuka—comedian, writer, actor and host of the very fun game show/podcast Let's Go Atsuko: A Woke Japanese Game Show—joins the show as our very first remote guest. After catching up with producer Tony and hearing his big news, we talk about concern for elderly relatives in this time, wiping down packages, relationships, depression, and the Covid-19 fifteen. We also talk about Atsuko growing up with a mother with schizophrenia, comedy school in Japan, Atsuko's adjustment to coming to America, eating...

Atsuko Okatsuka Is Our First Remote Guest
Atsuko Okatsuka—comedian, writer, actor and host of the very fun game show/podcast Let's Go Atsuko: A Woke Japanese Game Show—joins the show as our very first remote guest. After catching up with producer Tony and hearing his big news, we talk about concern for elderly relatives in this time, wiping down packages, relationships, depression, and the Covid-19 fifteen. We also talk about Atsuko growing up with a mother with schizophrenia, comedy school in Japan, Atsuko's adjustment to coming to America, eating...

Lockdown, Your Calls, The Quantz Method for Perfect Sleep
It's just Alison and Daniel and your calls (and one from Ms. Alie Ward!) as we power through the first coronavirus-affected episode of this show. But honestly I think it's a good one! Daniel and I talk about important matters like losing our minds, my worst TV appearance, guns, whether I should actually go to therapy tomorrow, elbows and more. We also listen to a bunch of messages from all of you and do iTunes Comments of the Week. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's...


Christina P is a Warrior
Christina P (Your Mom's House, Where My Moms At?) returns to the show to talk about growing up with a mom who never let her show weakness, her resultant feelings about vulnerability, the decision to form a podcast network with her husband Tom Segura, the experience of writing a pilot about her life, antidepressants and postpartum depression after her second baby was born, episiotomies, GLOW, MTV and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and answered your questions. Check us out on Patre...

Jackie's Jingles, Ken's Poodles, HGFY (with a twist!)
Jackie Johnson and Ken Reid are here to make fish puns and help me get to the bottom of an uncomfortable moment that happened during Daniel and my anniversary dinner. Plus we remember some great TV theme songs and Jackie tries to get Tony to sing but Tony refuses to perform. Is this a fireable offense? We do iTunes Comment of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone and bring back HGFY but with a twist! Also some strawberry shortcake and psycho uncles talk. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen ...

Elise Loehnen of goop
Elise Loehnen, Chief Content Officer of goop and frequent host of The goop Podcast stops by to talk about her experience making The goop Lab for Netflix, switching from magazines to online, meeting and working with Gwyneth, growing up in Montana, her relationship with her parents, love and loss, that infamous vagina-scented candle, motherhood, pattern recognition, handling criticism, trolling, time management and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book...


Alison's Search for Meaning, David's New 'Do, Renee's Attempted Murder
Alison violated a sacred marital code which she never agreed with anyway. David is here and he's sporting a new short hairdo. But lest you think he's a short hair newbie, you're mistaken. Renee doesn't know how long her arms are which really worked out for the spider on the wall. Tony's brought some Motion City Soundtrack beer for #SnackChat and Daniel, unrelated, has given up.   Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You pr...

Fortune Feimster Bet on Herself
Comic, actor and writer Fortune Feimster joins the show to talk about growing up in North Carolina in a town of 5000, her relationship with her family, coming out, her Netflix special Sweet & Salty, her path to comedy, working as a journalist, her fiancé Jax, stage fright, waking up early to do her Sirius radio show What a Joke with Papa and Fortune, her experience on Chelsea Lately, the Groundlings, religion and so much more. We also answered your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/al...

Jordan’s Workspace, Daniel’s Nose Hairs, Mickey Mouse Shorts
Jordan Morris joins us to get to the bottom of Daniel's nose hair problem. (He trims the hair and then the inside of his nose gets all irritated. If you have a solution please write in!) We also talk about Jordan's feelings about working from home, whether I'm mis-branding myself, chat shows, TV Talk and we finish with 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 ...


Lindsay DeFranco Is Happier
Lindsay DeFranco is a former YouTube personality who refers to herself as a "recovering mommy blogger." She's also the cofounder of the media literacy campaign Not So Fast and the wife of superstar YouTuber Phil DeFranco with whom she has two young sons. We talked about motherhood, moving to LA with Phil, her reasons for leaving YouTube, curly hair, home invasion, guns, her childhood in Georgia, mediocrity, her parents' divorce, self-care and compassion, anxiety, live streaming platforms and so much more. W...

Kirsten Vangsness, Tony Thaxton and The Angoras (Live from Sketchfest!)
Recorded live at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco on January 26, 2020. Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) joins the show to talk about freezer carbs (she's anti), parts of yourself, therapy, cats, oversharing, her tumultuous childhood and more. Tony Thaxton offers a Tone Zone update and Alison's old band The Angoras reunite for the first time! Plus Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Sc...

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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