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Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen

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 t...Show More

1:27:05 | Sep 9th

Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Groceries, History: The Shequel) stops by the show to talk about buying a multi-unit property in Santa Fe for her sick father, mother-in-law and husband's brother to live in and turning the other units into chi...Show More

1:17:57 | Sep 5th

Kevin Porter is BACK and we're never letting him go. Daniel has very strong opinions about whether a "brookie" is a thing. Alison experienced some Skype difficulties when trying to guest on Shmanners. Plus we took some of your questions and more. C...Show More

1:23:55 | Sep 2nd

Erin Foley stops by to talk about her hilarious new album Deep Dive, her podcast Sports Without Balls, being a twin, coming out, not realizing she was gay when she "couldn't have been more gay," finding comedy, crystals, Los Angeles, reality TV, impr...Show More

1:25:41 | Aug 29th

Kevin Porter joins us to talk about what might be the best show on TV right now (no spoilers) and explore Renee's new graphic t-shirt based identity. We also learn about "exvangelism," horny summer 2019, rompers, musical theater, word mispronunciatio...Show More

1:35:29 | Aug 26th

Dog trainer Laura London returns to the show to talk about the not-always-rosy real experience of shooting Animal Planet's Rescue Dog to Super Dog, her decision to move to Northern California, the challenges of picking up and moving, the differences ...Show More

1:32:21 | Aug 22nd

John Henson joins us and we take a fun quiz to see who knows him best. Also, Daniel heard a loud noise in the middle of the night and came face to face with a suicidal rat. Plus an update on our neighbors, puppies, car sickness and parenting! And mor...Show More

1:26:37 | Aug 19th

Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, Bill Corbett's Funhouse) stops by to talk about living in Minnesota, puppetry, his feelings about the MST3K reboot, fatherhood, theater, his dog (also named Wendy), Yale, what films work best for ...Show More

1:12:21 | Aug 15th

Who knows Tony Thaxton best? Wendy Molyneux, David Huntsberger and Daniel Quantz join me as we endeavor to find out by playing a Tony Thaxton quiz. With special improvized-on-the-spot music by a very pregnant Wendy who has since had her baby! Plus th...Show More

1:36:09 | Aug 12th

Matt Gourley (Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Superego, I Was There Too) stops by to discuss being a podcast superstar, home design, whether or not he was an extra in Eyes Wide Shut, growing up in Whittier, his illegal teaching career, insomnia, Christ...Show More

1:15:01 | Aug 8th

I swear I was not intending to roast Tony more than once although that's kind of what I did. Wendy is here and she has a new cleansing routine which we almost talk about repeatedly. David has returned from his South Dakota sojourn. Alison is having a...Show More

1:10:21 | Aug 5th

Arden Myrin (Insatiable, Shameless, MadTV) stops by the show to catch us up on filming Insatiable in Georgia, trying EMDR, grief and trauma, a discussion of malls, losing both of her parents within the last two years, selling a book, writing the book...Show More

1:30:33 | Aug 1st

Jordan Morris doesn't frost his tips but you'd certainly be forgiven for thinking so. You might not be forgiven for asking him though, which starts a conversation about men and shame around primping. Daniel discusses his desire, at one point, to get ...Show More

1:31:23 | Jul 29th

Erica Rhodes stops by to talk about her unconventional upbringing, her therapist's confrontational approach, a weird babysitter's parakeet attack, performing and writing on Prairie Home Companion, getting into standup, her new album Sad Lemon, Bring ...Show More

1:25:29 | Jul 25th

Have we landed on a nickname? MAYBE. Also Daniel's doodling leads to a conversation about his alter ego and his secret work life which leads back to nicknames. Ray Oldhafer calls us during the show and we answer on air and I still feel unsettled but ...Show More

1:40:25 | Jul 22nd

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 ...Show More

1:34:07 | Jul 18th

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 ...Show More

1:21:45 | Jul 15th

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 an...Show More

1:20:57 | Jul 11th

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 m...Show More

1:06:51 | Jul 8th

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 me...Show More

1:36:59 | Jul 4th

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 bung...Show More

1:01:13 | Jul 1st

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 podcast...Show More

1:24:58 | Jun 27th

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 ...Show More

1:17:11 | Jun 24th

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,...Show More

1:28:05 | Jun 20th

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 thi...Show More

1:11:11 | Jun 17th

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, th...Show More

1:22:50 | Jun 13th

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 t...Show More

1:08:27 | Jun 10th

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 challeng...Show More

1:18:52 | Jun 6th

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 Dan...Show More

1:28:41 | Jun 3rd

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 Spec...Show More

1:18:48 | May 30th

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 sh...Show More

1:06:15 | May 27th

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 ne...Show More

1:19:19 | May 23rd

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 fel...Show More

1:05:07 | May 20th

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 E...Show More

1:36:32 | May 16th

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 ...Show More

1:15:49 | May 13th

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, c...Show More

1:29:38 | May 9th

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 anonymou...Show More

1:06:13 | May 6th

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 ...Show More

1:29:57 | May 2nd

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 w...Show More

1:25:59 | Apr 29th

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, ma...Show More

1:17:53 | Apr 25th

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 c...Show More

1:13:03 | Apr 22nd

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 friend...Show More

1:23:50 | Apr 18th

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 ...Show More

1:35:23 | Apr 15th

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...Show More

1:31:31 | Apr 11th

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 spo...Show More

1:25:35 | Apr 8th

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 Phill...Show More

1:26:48 | Apr 4th

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 coupl...Show More

1:51:21 | Apr 1st

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 disorder...Show More

1:21:52 | Mar 28th

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'...Show More

1:38:55 | Mar 25th

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...Show More

1:26:25 | Mar 21st

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 ...Show More

1:21:05 | Mar 18th

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...Show More

1:23:01 | Mar 14th

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 Wil...Show More

1:07:45 | Mar 11th

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 ...Show More

1:38:16 | Mar 7th

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...Show More

1:06:17 | Mar 4th

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 me...Show More

1:08:42 | Feb 28th

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 quest...Show More

1:11:21 | Feb 25th

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, cur...Show More

58:29 | Feb 21st

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 ...Show More

1:24:07 | Feb 18th

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 to...Show More

1:04:20 | Feb 14th

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 go...Show More

1:15:01 | Feb 11th

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 ...Show More

1:12:17 | Feb 7th

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 com...Show More

1:13:15 | Feb 4th

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 o...Show More

1:31:05 | Jan 31st

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 Dan...Show More

58:41 | Jan 28th

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 ...Show More

1:33:51 | Jan 24th

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 ...Show More

1:03:21 | Jan 21st

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 ...Show More

1:35:47 | Jan 17th

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...Show More

1:11:29 | Jan 14th

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...Show More

1:34:11 | Jan 10th

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 phot...Show More

1:16:15 | Jan 7th

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 rec...Show More

1:23:20 | Jan 3rd

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 ...Show More

43:39 | Dec 31st, 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 Ph...Show More

51:18 | Dec 27th, 2018

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...Show More

1:06:30 | Dec 24th, 2018

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 Childishp...Show More

1:31:34 | Dec 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:14:17 | Dec 17th, 2018

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 limite...Show More

1:00:23 | Dec 13th, 2018

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 rank...Show More

1:44:32 | Dec 10th, 2018

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...Show More

1:29:23 | Dec 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:19:39 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:17:16 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:27:27 | Nov 26th, 2018

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, shooti...Show More

1:17:54 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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 coaste...Show More

1:32:35 | Nov 19th, 2018

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 exp...Show More

1:49:08 | Nov 15th, 2018

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 remem...Show More

53:09 | Nov 12th, 2018

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 p...Show More

1:32:38 | Nov 8th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:02:28 | Nov 5th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:36:39 | Nov 1st, 2018

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 roo...Show More

1:36:44 | Oct 29th, 2018

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, bein...Show More

1:40:15 | Oct 25th, 2018

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...Show More

1:47:35 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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 Bertcas...Show More

1:31:10 | Oct 18th, 2018

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 fligh...Show More

1:12:36 | Oct 15th, 2018

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, ...Show More

1:29:27 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 multipl...Show More

1:45:24 | Oct 8th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:31:02 | Oct 4th, 2018

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...Show More

1:28:14 | Oct 1st, 2018

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,...Show More

1:33:23 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 shopp...Show More

1:28:15 | Sep 24th, 2018

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 Carol...Show More

1:31:54 | Sep 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:31:27 | Sep 17th, 2018

(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 depressi...Show More

1:39:29 | Sep 13th, 2018

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 hi...Show More

1:31:23 | Sep 10th, 2018

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...Show More

1:31:55 | Sep 6th, 2018

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,...Show More

1:20:47 | Sep 3rd, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:35:47 | Aug 30th, 2018

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 mig...Show More

1:36:25 | Aug 27th, 2018

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...Show More

1:36:37 | Aug 23rd, 2018

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 ha...Show More

1:35:38 | Aug 20th, 2018

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 podc...Show More

1:39:42 | Aug 16th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:24:19 | Aug 13th, 2018

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 ac...Show More

1:20:01 | Aug 9th, 2018

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...Show More

1:16:07 | Aug 6th, 2018

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 gen...Show More

1:34:57 | Aug 2nd, 2018

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 D...Show More

1:22:32 | Jul 30th, 2018

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 repor...Show More

1:24:59 | Jul 26th, 2018

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. ...Show More

1:27:52 | Jul 23rd, 2018

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 cha...Show More

1:31:47 | Jul 19th, 2018

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 electro...Show More

1:19:12 | Jul 16th, 2018

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, tryin...Show More

1:33:50 | Jul 12th, 2018

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....Show More

1:23:52 | Jul 9th, 2018

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...Show More

1:36:53 | Jul 5th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:22:03 | Jul 2nd, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:36:15 | Jun 28th, 2018

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...Show More

1:18:57 | Jun 25th, 2018

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 di...Show More

1:25:39 | Jun 21st, 2018

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...Show More

1:21:12 | Jun 18th, 2018

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 regulati...Show More

1:36:18 | Jun 14th, 2018

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...Show More

1:13:32 | Jun 11th, 2018

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, ...Show More

1:29:47 | Jun 7th, 2018

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 warrant...Show More

1:07:47 | Jun 4th, 2018

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 biz...Show More

1:33:06 | May 31st, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:08:26 | May 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:31:50 | May 24th, 2018

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...Show More

1:12:55 | May 21st, 2018

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 smoki...Show More

1:44:33 | May 17th, 2018

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 re...Show More

1:23:08 | May 14th, 2018

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 viole...Show More

1:33:06 | May 10th, 2018

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 cooler...Show More

1:40:10 | May 7th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:35:52 | May 3rd, 2018

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. Ni...Show More

1:19:35 | Apr 30th, 2018

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 empat...Show More

1:24:15 | Apr 26th, 2018

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 w...Show More

1:25:21 | Apr 23rd, 2018

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 alway...Show More

1:24:39 | Apr 19th, 2018

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...Show More

1:23:23 | Apr 16th, 2018

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, h...Show More

1:36:30 | Apr 12th, 2018

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 Dav...Show More

1:25:27 | Apr 9th, 2018

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 talk...Show More

1:43:08 | Apr 5th, 2018

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-confus...Show More

1:24:14 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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 bigg...Show More

1:40:59 | Mar 29th, 2018

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 Ever...Show More

1:17:36 | Mar 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:40:43 | Mar 22nd, 2018

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 w...Show More

1:21:36 | Mar 19th, 2018

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....Show More

1:29:36 | Mar 15th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:12:34 | Mar 12th, 2018

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? Th...Show More

1:35:31 | Mar 8th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:34:36 | Mar 5th, 2018

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...Show More

1:43:58 | Mar 1st, 2018

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...Show More

1:43:52 | Feb 26th, 2018

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 wit...Show More

1:36:07 | Feb 22nd, 2018

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 an...Show More

1:26:45 | Feb 19th, 2018

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 grav...Show More

1:38:02 | Feb 15th, 2018

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 sh...Show More

1:22:19 | Feb 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More

1:31:36 | Feb 8th, 2018

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 hold...Show More

1:30:16 | Feb 5th, 2018

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 yo...Show More

1:54:58 | Feb 1st, 2018

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...Show More

1:30:02 | Jan 29th, 2018

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, musi...Show More

1:42:43 | Jan 25th, 2018

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...Show More

1:42:53 | Jan 22nd, 2018

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 e...Show More

1:37:37 | Jan 18th, 2018

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 Huntsbe...Show More

1:24:10 | Jan 15th, 2018

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 Gaderia...Show More

1:43:47 | Jan 11th, 2018

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 s...Show More

1:27:43 | Jan 8th, 2018

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 ea...Show More

1:42:31 | Jan 4th, 2018

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 s...Show More

1:38:48 | Jan 1st, 2018

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 expe...Show More

57:17 | Dec 28th, 2017

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...Show More

1:31:57 | Dec 25th, 2017

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) whe...Show More

1:46:15 | Dec 21st, 2017

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...Show More

1:23:39 | Dec 18th, 2017

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 ad...Show More

1:36:42 | Dec 14th, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:40:11 | Dec 11th, 2017

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 wh...Show More

1:51:13 | Dec 7th, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:42:49 | Dec 4th, 2017

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 "m...Show More

1:48:41 | Nov 30th, 2017

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 zil...Show More

1:12:43 | Nov 27th, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:22:18 | Nov 23rd, 2017

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 ...Show More

1:05:33 | Nov 20th, 2017

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...Show More

1:46:57 | Nov 16th, 2017

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,...Show More

1:12:19 | Nov 13th, 2017

Karina Longworth, host of You Must Remember This (an acclaimed podcast which explores the secret and/or forgotten history of Hollywood's first century), stops by to talk about no longer considering herself a movie critic despite years of working as o...Show More

1:39:00 | Nov 9th, 2017

Alison, Daniel and Wendy enjoyed an escape room over the weekend and now Alison is obsessed. Wendy saw a certain movie more than once. Also, she's less passionate about church architecture than her husband claims. David knows about deer blinds and ge...Show More

1:15:04 | Nov 6th, 2017

NY Times best-selling author Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, is back to talk about changing attitudes and terminology in the diet industry, Hungry Girl Clean and Hungry OBSESSED! (her twelfth book), her upcoming Hungry Girl cruise and Hungry Girl maga...Show More

1:38:59 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Alison recently learned Daniel used to collect Smurfs and has so many questions. Alie Ward is here to regale us with stories of being a crazy sleeper and a cool uncle. Alison made an agreement with herself regarding what she wasn't going to blurt out...Show More

1:07:52 | Oct 30th, 2017

Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, the hosts of Comedy Film Nerds, founders of the LA Podcast Festival and guys behind Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary stop by to discuss the challenges of shooting their documentary, traveling to Japan and remote A...Show More

1:38:33 | Oct 26th, 2017

Are Daniel's crazy word puzzles the beginning of his shift into exclusively dad jokes? Did Alison talk too fast while recording her audiobook? Are "scaractors" a real thing? (Yes, just ask Renee who dislikes horror movies but loves haunted houses.) P...Show More

1:33:44 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Las Vegas shooting survivor Lacey Newman recalls the horrific scene at the Route 91 Harvest Festival including the realization she'd been shot, the nightmarish experience of trying to find cover, calling her husband from the bed of a truck, what the ...Show More

1:35:59 | Oct 19th, 2017

Wendy Molyneux and David Huntsberger are back to discuss the frustration of caravanning, pumpkin patches, Alison's epiphany and whether it's really an epiphany, competitive loop groups, a Western Words quiz, kissy stuff, a hot new wide catcher from C...Show More

1:43:35 | Oct 16th, 2017

Podcaster, artist, TV correspondent and science nerd Alie Ward stops by to talk about her new podcast, Ologies, where she talks to ologists of all stripes including a volcanist who may or may not have given an acceptable answer regarding her least fa...Show More

1:22:16 | Oct 12th, 2017

John Henson, Jordan Morris and David Huntsberger joined the Thursday Gang live at the LA Podcast Festival for this episode where we did a live Just Me Or Everyone/Deleted Tweets/HGFY game, discussed euphemisms, congratulated Jenna on the birth of her...Show More

59:20 | Oct 9th, 2017

Christina Pazsitzky (Your Mom's House, That's Deep Bro) and I are madly in love with each other and did a big crossover bonanza where I was on an episode of That's Deep Bro and then she was on this episode of my show. We talked about identity, trans...Show More

1:41:00 | Oct 5th, 2017

Jeff had a less than sanitary Airbnb experience. Robin Shorr is back and she used to be the voice of Biore! Dave's old-timey guy and Daniel's "cool guy" make appearances and Alison is have a histamine reaction that will necessitate a new identity. Pl...Show More

1:52:13 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Author and radio/podcast personality (and Alison's former coworker) Bryan Bishop (Shrinkage, The Adam Carolla Show, Film Vault) returns to the show to talk about entering into fatherhood with a brain tumor, concerns about a natural pregnancy after ch...Show More