Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

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, trying to stay positive, learning guitar, the letters she wrote her parents and boyfriend (now husband) before surgery, what she fights about with her spouse, mending fences with her brother, whether she'll take another position on air, her Sirius show and podcast Conversations with Maria Menounos, the Afterbuzz network, secret pockets of disorganization, what she thought of Trump over the years (he attended her birthday party one year) and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:05pm PDT

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. The summer of toodles is underway but Jordan isn't so sure he's on board. Plus we talk about secret parrothead concerts and the lifestyle in general, semantics, the Bodega Boys, Sweet Valley High, Daniel's missing Starbucks wife and so much more. We also do a round of iTunes Comment of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Jeff's Homemade Cheez-Its recipe:

8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 tsp kosher salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp garlic powder

2 to 3 tbsp ice water

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a bread machine on dough setting, mix the cheese, butter, and salt on low speed until combined.

Combine the flour, mustard and garlic powder. Add to the mix on low until pebbly.

Slowly add 2 tablespoons of cold water and mix as the dough forms a ball. If needed, add the additional tablespoon of water a little at a time until the dough forms.

Pat the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Divide the dough into two pieces and roll each into a very thin 10×12-inch rectangle (the dough should be no more than ⅛-inch high).

Using a fluted pastry wheel or a pizza cutter, cut the rectangles into 1-inch squares, then transfer them to the baking sheets.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until puffed and browning at the edges.

Immediately move the crackers to wire racks to cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

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 one and only Dr. Drew. We also talk about everyone's pasts including Colin's history of being a "chaos magnet," Chris's addiction and rehab experiences, Ray's OCD notebook, Ray and Colin's childhood friendship with Adam Carolla, home improvement pet peeves, stamped concrete versus stone, "earning your face," solo parenting and so much more.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

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 week (being vague for people who aren't up to date) and Daniel and I discuss Daniel's underwear strategy and why he'd prefer people see his gorgeous butt crack instead the top of his underwear. Also questions about how thick human skin is, wormholes and the space-time continuum, words used incorrectly, iTunes Comments of the Week, Gilly and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:47pm PDT

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 doesn't really consider it a "fashion" brand, creating the sell out necklaces that said "anxiety" and "depression" and what both feel like to her, her career path, her relationship with her parents, her new Girlboss Media podcast Jen Gotch Is OK... Sometimes, a forthcoming book, going to a food therapist and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT

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 Last Comic Standing. Then a heated round of our "signature" segment that we don't know the name of, "Yes Puh-leeze, Oh Puh-leeze or Bitch Please?" breaks out regarding milk versus dark chocolate. Tempers flare! Then we determine the best email sign off which gives Alison a new lease on life, discuss grudges and Alison divulges the weird way she takes pills. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

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 directions; growing up in Claremont, Buffalo and Temecula; going to a born again high school; meeting comedian (and now her wife) Tig Notaro and feeling drawn to her but being certain she was straight; coming to terms with her sexuality; bringing twins into the world via surrogate; working on the forthcoming series First Ladies starring Tig Notaro and Jennifer Aniston; challenging herself to be a better person; thoughts on Louis CK; hating gloomy weather and so much more. We also answered your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

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 Alison never knew existed, we discuss historical parallels and the guilt of doting on our own kids in our comfortable homes while migrant families are being separated and detained. Then we read an email from a listener who backs up Alison's fear that Daniel's laundry will swallow her own, the short culinary shrift pudding and tapioca receive, whether there's a market for savory puddings, Daniel Van Kirk's new show Pen Pals Podcast and a gross story involving flying bits of fingernails. We also talk about Ray Oldhafer and his podcast and do a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT

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 regulation size handbags she created as a clever response to the NFL's strict policy about bags), her marriage to The Seahawks' Jon Ryan, his intense love of Christmas, concerns about injuries, playing a woman with addiction issues, her fear of knives and love of Lifetime movies 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: 8:21pm PDT

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 guy who has a hot tip regarding a neti pot. Alison is cool with Daniel's special Starbucks wife. Also, Alison has some embryos inside her right now, just hanging out and deciding which way they want this whole thing to go. Plus Jordan's new addiction, a round of Just Me Or Everyone AND MORE.
 
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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:45pm PDT