Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Interrobang, Schmanners, Can I Pet Your Dog) stops by the show to talk about being a part of numerous popular podcasts, wanting to improve the internet, his friendship with a certain Lin Manuel-Miranda and learning My Brother, My Brother and Me got a shoutout in Hamilton, the battle of two Travises, working at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, losing his mom to cancer when he was in college and the way it affected his relationships with his brothers, meeting his wife, miscarriages and how no one talks about them, his fear of death, loving attention, getting verified on Twitter and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

Did you know #AL won a Grammy? Truly. Also, while we're asking questions, which is worse: the person who says champers or the person who says brekkie? These are a few of the many topics covered on this episode. Also Daniel's increasing and reluctant obsession with Vanderpump Rules, vocal exercises, compassion fatigue, stinky fridges, #workfridge, eating at a table versus over the garbage can, food at Jenna's family's house versus #AL's, Daniel's thoughts on cereal, mail bankruptcy and a special guest segment featuring ultrafan Rafael Castaneda who placed the winning bid to be a podcast guest during Pardcastathon. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Roberto.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

Podcaster, comedian and writer Mike Schmidt (The 40-Year-Old Boy) stops by the show to talk about which brand of bottled water tastes like rocks and filth, his girlfriend Jill from Wisconsin, the breakup of his marriage and the experience of divorce, why he feels he wasn't a good husband, the Never Not Funny backstory, people walking on eggshells around him, anger, gastric bypass surgery and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:43pm PDT

Fresh from France with the taste of vomit still in my mouth (oh, did I mention I got sick there because I can't shut up about it) we recorded this episode where we talked about the trip, Jeff's Florida adventure, the weird ice cream scoop that I thought was standard but isn't, the death of Nibbles McGee, Jenna's first Mother's Day, modern dancing, Dutch snacks and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Mickey.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:56pm PDT

Jensen Karp (Get Up On This) is a true multi-hyphenate. He's a writer, a gallery owner, an entrepreneur, a producer, a manager and a former rapper. And an author: the upcoming Kanye West Owes Me $300 (And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made it Big), due out June 7, chronicles his unlikely rise as the rapper Hot Karl. We talked about his childhood in Woodland Hills, getting bullied for loving rap and hip hop, performing at age 12, rap battles, media savvy, prognosticating trends, lapel pins, OCD, trauma, new clothes and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

Should you wash and dry your jeans before getting them altered? It's a complicated issue and the Thursday gang is here to weigh in. Plus we recount some glorious pants past and talk about the fact Jenna has never had a pork chop and has only recently tried fried chicken. Plus Jeff shared his weed adventure and pot epiphany and I recall the same series of thoughts I would find myself having every single time I was high. Also we did a snack chat with mulberries, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Kong.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

Comedian Rory Scovel returns to the show to talk about contrived honesty, people pleasing and how being a new father has affected his relationships, pretending to be easy breezy, not feeling the need to be a people pleaser onstage, eating and not eating meat and sugar, his belief that he has zero game, his friendship with Todd Glass, college bodies, being your own boss, Catholic school guilt and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_050216_Rory_Scovel.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Layoffs, Takeoffs and Greg's Greatest Poop Story

A few episodes ago we teased a particular Greg story and then didn't get to it and you guys were none too pleased. Here, finally is Greg's spiritual evacuation journey plus some news about Alison and Daniel (no, not THAT news), a Janae story that does not disappoint, sleeping with the lights on and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Boogie.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

I first met comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish (Keanu, The Carmichael Show) when we both appeared on a radio show and ever since then I've hoped to have her on ARIYNBF. I'd heard bits and pieces of her story and got the sense she'd had a rough upbringing but I wasn't quite prepared for the intensity of what she'd experienced. Abusive parents, foster care, living in her car, an abusive first husband, care taking from the age of 8, and even as I write this I feel as if I'm not conveying the particulars that make her story so powerful. And yet throughout, she's joking and positive. In addition, we talked about the importance of trusting your first mind, when she was misquoted by TMZ, auditioning for SNL, the help she received from Kevin Hart, arguing with Dane Cook, Six Flags abortions, eating rat meat, peach jello, audition makeup and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

Direct download: AR_042516_Tiffany_Haddish.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT

Ornery Jones and Old Bones Jones make an appearance on this episode as well as Craftsy Joe, Moss the Sauce, Helldog and The Supervisor. Because we were talking about nicknames. Which led to a discussion of The Juice and the revelation that Greg's Mom knew OJ Simpson in college. Plus my new drug, The Walking Dead, disaster preparedness, bed making, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Marbles.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:34pm PDT