Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison and Daniel are both having anxiety dreams, Alison bought a maternity jacket that happens to be a regular jacket plus 30 dollars and Greg's pulled out his old journals to regale us all. This episode also has palindromes, advice for listeners regarding zoos and moving into your own place, #SnackChat featuring chips from Paris, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Rex.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:49pm PDT

Spike Feresten

Spike Feresten (Seinfeld, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, Car Matchmaker) stops by to talk about nicknames, childhood mischief, going to Berklee School of Music and realizing it was a mistake, being silly and getting paid for it, working for Letterman and SNL, dealing with the real soup nazi in New York, writing the "Soup Nazi" Seinfeld script, realizing there was a pattern to the way his relationships ended, therapy, his love of cars, his batting average on Car Matchmaker and car advice in general. We also took listener questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT

Alison's Crisis, Daniel's Bing Bong Theory and One Helluva Sister Problem

Alison comes face to face with herself in great lighting at DSW and is horrified by what she sees. Greg has a fantastic metabolism but can't sleep. Jenna's back from Utah with Snack Chat items and advice for Alison regarding maternity clothing. Also, love for discontinued sweatpants, Daniel's workplace bathroom problem and advice for a listener who needs to move on from an abusive relationship and a listener whose best friend's fiancé is cheating with the listener's sister. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Mackie and the upcoming Clear the Shelters event. Also Zimba and Marabella!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:52pm PDT

Jonah Ray (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Hidden America, Nerdist) returns to the show to talk about the dream come true experience of being chosen to host the upcoming MST3K reboot, feelings of unworthiness the opportunity has brought to the surface, having multiple TV shows on the air and straight white male guilt, the experience of growing up with drug addict parents, finding his parents' sex toys, advice from comedians he didn't take 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: 5:52pm PDT

Alison's having crazy pregnancy dreams, Greg is looking into his neighbor's trash and Jeff has suffered an underwear massacre. Also on this episode, Daniel accidentally agrees with Alison when she refers to herself as a big gal, #AL correctly explains it was a trap and Susie Meister is filling in for Jenna who's still in Utah, high on Janae's candy sweepstakes win. Also we had some advice for a young listener currently working a job that isn't as advertised, had a heated debate about Swedish fish and Red Vines, talked about the bullshit of people who claim to be no bullshit, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Memphis. 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:35pm PDT

Neal Brennan (Chappelle's Show, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Inside Amy Schumer) returns to the show to talk about the creation of his ingenious new one man show 3 Mics, where he alternates between three microphones on stage, one designated for "one liners," one for "emotional stuff" and one for "stand up." We also talk about being the tenth of ten kids, growing up with an alcoholic father and the ensuing rage and chaos, going on a six day silent meditation retreat, his approach to directing commercials versus TV shows, being a self-diagnosed star fucker, feeling small, relationships and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:47pm PDT

Your Questions and The Great Poll Results Reveal

On this episode we finally reveal the very important results of the Twitter poll we ran to get to the bottom of whether we should continue to talk about reality shows or not. We also dusted off Deleted Tweets and discussed whether we'd rather never have to put gas in our cars or never have to pee again, if given the choice. Plus we offered some advice, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone, talked about toiletries and olives and featured an adoptable dog named Zimba.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:13pm PDT

Mary Katharine Ham, author of End of Discussion and CNN political commentator, makes her fourth appearance on the show to talk about life after the sudden and tragic loss of her beloved husband Jake Brewer. He was killed in a cycling accident in September during a ride for charity. Because both Mary Katharine and Jake were public figures (Jake worked at the White House and had previously worked at Change.org), there was a bit of a media circus that surrounded the news. We discussed this experience as well as the adjustment from happily married mother with another on the way (she was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident) to widow with two young children. In the midst of it all, Mary Katharine made a career transition as well, leaving Fox News and joining CNN. We also talked about childbirth, the way young children form and keep memories, grieving as an extrovert, a memory of Jake that Mary Katharine's older daughter recently shared, meditative prayer, therapy, strength, what Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper are like behind the scenes, mini quiches and Starbucks, the current election, a PSA about wills and what Mary Katharine wants people to remember about Jake. In addition we took listener questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

This episode starts with a little bit of sad news before moving into a discussion of Greg's obsession with giant bugs. Also Jenna feels a trifle betrayed by Alison, Al got a pedicure and Greg wants to know if Al and Jenna ever swear in their minds. We also did a #SnackChat involving Swiss snacks, answered some listener questions about long distance relationships and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Plus we talked about an adoptable dog named Carmela.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:27pm PDT

Greg Fitzsimmons (Fitzdog Radio on iTunes and Sirius/Howard 101) joins the show to talk about participating in a recent Best Buddies bike race for charity, catching one of Tom Brady's passes, visiting JFK's bedroom, not having cable or internet for the past month, his mockingbird problem and the ethical ramifications of how to solve it, vermin, dating people much older and/or younger than you, being addicted to opiates, a particular summer Greg spent in the Hamptons and being a fan of third reich stories. We also gave some advice to listeners including one who's an ostomate in a newish advice segment and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT