Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) stops by the show to talk about the inspiration for her somewhat obsessed and lovesick character Rebecca Bunch, making "a romantic comedy that shits on romantic comedies," how she once was an "irresponsible asshole," growing up in Southern California, therapy, anxiety, OCD and looping thoughts, spirituality, Love and Limerence, Unrequited, discovering musical theater, the pitching process and how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend came to be, real life analogues for some of the characters and relationships on the show and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Direct download: AR_011617_Rachel_Bloom.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:09pm PST

Alison feels something peculiar in the shower and worries she's going into labor. Jeff wants to make a meatball salad and Jenna's on board. Alison can't stop crying over tiny things and worries she's turned into a cliche pregnant woman overnight. Daniel chooses his words carefully. Special guest Tony Thaxton (Feliz Navipod) crushes The Gregosity Quiz. Jenna is a big fan of Tony's old band, Motion City Soundtrack. Daniel and Alison and Daniel's phone went to Descanso Gardens. Plus Just Me Or Everyone.

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Direct download: AR_011217_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife, Put Your Hands Together) stops by the show to talk about Akron, her relationship with her parents, realizing she was gay at age 4, guilt, skateboarding, boyfriends, coming out, improv versus standup, graphic design, Jo from Facts of Life, being a vegetarian, Comedy Bang Bang, gender 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: 8:00pm PST

Alison lost ten years at the end of last year. We're going to find out who knows the most about their self-professed area of expertise. Greg ate horrifying food in Japan. Jenna tried cupping and it was amazing although Alison's reaction to the story makes Daniel sure she's going to need drugs during childbirth. Alison doesn't appreciate Daniel's reaction. Daniel doesn't appreciate Alison's pregnancy farts. Al luxuriates in the shower. Jeff and Daniel disagree strongly about France's new "right to disconnect" laws. During a discussion of Mariah Carey and Casey Kasem's on-air meltdowns Alison recalls she may have had one too. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable cat named Butch Cassidy and an explanation of "working cats."

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Direct download: AR_010517_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

Comedian and podcaster Jim Florentine is back to talk about life after divorce, his new special A Simple Man, loving uncomfortable situations, not googling or researching women he dates, being a single dad, the "scary" writer's block he experienced, words he hates, parenthood advice, being more disciplined with work and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:50pm PST

Alison and Daniel took a horrifying infant safety and CPR class at the hospital. Jordan wants to know what goes on when pregnant women rub their bellies. Someone's "goal hole" was discussed although as I write this I can't remember what it referred to. Look, the wheels came off this episode a little but we still managed to discuss our New Year's plans, resolutions in general, placenta eating, Skeleton Key, crumbs, walnuts and a #Snackchat involving Tastycakes. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Russell.

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Direct download: AR_122916_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:49pm PST

Laura Kightlinger

Laura Kightlinger (The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, 2 Broke Girls, Will & Grace, SNL) stops by to talk about not being the person Alison thought she knew from years ago, her recent engagement, being a control freak and its effects on romantic gestures, Marc Maron, expecting rejection (check out the book she wrote on the topic: Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection), greatest achievements, growing up illegitimate and her relationship with her family, discovering a boyfriend was cheating on her, being fired, working on Loveline and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Direct download: AR_122616_Laura_Kightlinger.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Alison's baby shower leads to a small identity crisis, Al's telling us the holidays are a popular time for breakups and Jordan Morris's maternal grandfather was named Pinuel Gatewood. Plus divorce stories, Thurl Ravenscroft, a discussion of Uber vs. Lyft, French fry bars, fro-yo, gag gifts, elf sexuality, What Does #Al Know?, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Sanford.

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Direct download: AR_122216_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Reductress is a hugely popular fake women's magazine satire site. Its founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo stop by the show to talk about their new book, How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having it All—And Then Some!, how they each got their start in comedy, the specifics of running the site, the Mouth Time! with Reductress podcast, Beth giving birth in a Honda, Sarah's coming out experience, the role of women's and teen magazines in culture and in their childhoods, the kind of article that men repeatedly pitch them, Girls and Broad City, Dove's Real Women campaign, Sassy, YM, Jane and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Direct download: AR_121916_Reductress.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:55pm PST

South Dakota Brawlers, White Elephant Parties and Terrible Gifts from Alison

Alison thought she had a great weekend full of tree decorating and movie watching until she looked at Instagram and saw all the holiday galas she wasn't invited to. Sean Jordan's from South Dakota where fights sometimes break out. Also he has a thing about extended chewing. Jenna's explaining why Janae keeps a giant mailbox inside the house during the holidays and we're all debating the merits of white elephant parties. Plus a round of What Does #Al Know, Just Me Or Everyone, #Snackchat involving snacks from Tacoma, WA and a bunch of adoptable dogs.

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Direct download: AR_121516_MBF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm PST