Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

In a special New Year's Eve episode-lette, Alison and Gary talk about New Year's plans and whether you HAVE to do something on New Year's eve, resolutions, the pros and cons of pursuing happiness as a goal, how to address listeners (as meat or carbs) and whether they should go back and discuss old episodes (hint: Alison wants to but Gary isn't on board!) Also, we did Fan Phone Call! Yay!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_146_NewYearsEve.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

On this special Christmas Eve episodito, Alison shares her thoughts on a variety of holiday topics and then ushers in the return of the Fan Phone Call segment which was a beloved staple of the Ustream show Alison did out of her living room in Brooklyn. We also did one Just Me Or Everyone and one HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_146_ChristmasEve.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Greg Fitzsimmons stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss feet, marriage, how he proposed to his wife, comedy, how to avoid becoming bitter, writing for Chelsea Handler, Bill Maher and Ellen among others, doing it yourself, doing yourself, his podcast Fitzdog Radio, his mother and her helpful suggestions, fatherhood and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_145_GregFitzsimmons.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

It's here! Part 2 of the Dave Attell episode! Hooray!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_144_DaveAttell_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Dave Attell stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss twins, porn, Dave's Old Porn, smoking and drinking, losing people, relationships, self-esteem, working in retail and why Alison is intimidated by him. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. This is a special two-parts-in-one-week episode. Download the second part on Thursday. Write it on your hand!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_144_DaveAttell_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Oh hi! Here's the second part of the Eli Braden episode of ARIYNBF that you've been waiting for.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_143_EliBraden_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:42pm PST

Eli Braden stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about writing songs for Howard Stern and Ellen, comedy, relationships, astrology, Jimmy Kimmel, San Francisco, love, twitter and other things. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOES we put on the screen) and HGFY. And he performed a song!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_143_EliBraden_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

It's here! The second part of a very special Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend with Christina Pazsitsky! You've waited long enough! Yay!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_142_ChristinaPazsitzky_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Christina Pazsitsky, comedian and cohost of the podcast Your Mom's House (which she records with her husband Tom Segura) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about growing up in the Valley, the answer to the question "Who's your daddy?", appearing on Road Rules, getting into fist fights, parents, body image, gaining weight in your breasts, mom jeans, baby jeans, mommies, falling in love, comedy, Bert Kreischer, male and female energy, Roseanne Barr and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY. This is a special two-parts-in-one-week episode so write a big note to yourself to download part 2 on Thursday morning. DO IT! WRITE A NOTE!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_142_ChristinaPazsitzky_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:37pm PST

Rhett Reese (Zombieland, Joe Schmo, GI Joe 2) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss writing and keeping your sanity in Hollywood, phobias, semester at sea, demerol, 3-D movies, Omnimax, Epsilon, Cowboy Ninja Viking, panic attacks and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_142_RhettReese.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:13pm PST

Oh hi! It's part two of the special two-parts-in-one-week episode of ARIYNBF featuring your and my favorite Paul F. Tompkins! (Those other Paul F. Tompkins don't even compare.)

Direct download: ARIYNBF_141_PaulFTompkins_Part2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:33pm PST

Paul F. Tompkins stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss clothes, words such as natty and Zumba, vegetables, the YMCA, guarding his house from early morning intruders, Sniglets, his career (Mr. Show with Bob and David, Kelsey Grammar Presents, Best Week Ever, DAG), the Pod F. Tompkast, relationships and therapy and having dated the wrong people and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen), Topic Sombrero and HGFY. This is a special two-parts-in-one-week episode and some of the above is discussed in the second part which you can download bright and early on Thursday morning. Set your alarm. Which one? ALL OF THEM.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_140_PaulFTompkins_Part1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

Jay Mohr stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss giraffes, heroes, salty pretzels, salt in general, whether or not he needs validation, love, fatherhood and how he learned to be more patient, his interviewing style on his podcast Mohr Stories, anagrams and abbreviations, SNL, sobriety, meeting his wife Nikki Cox, Fake Mustache Studios, legos, his humps, Fergie, Josh Duhamel and James Caan, complaining, optimism and wishing he could be more gentle. We also did a round of JMOE and debated whether certain tweets deserved blocking in a possible new segment.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_139_JayMohr.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:33pm PST

Jesse Thorn, of Bullseye (formerly The Sound of Young America), Jordan, Jesse, GO! (with cohost Jordan Morris), menswear site Put This  On and owner of Maximum Fun stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss relationships and new fatherhood, growing up with a dad who suffered from PTSD, going to an arts high school, being a podcaster from way back, fashion and design, bunny rabbits, dicks jokes versus fart jokes, naive art and pocket squares. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_138_JesseThorn.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Kevin Allison (MTV's The State, RISK! podcast) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss kink camp, attending The King and I with Sarah Jessica Parker, growing up Catholic, coming out to his parents, authenticity in storytelling, storytelling versus standup, monogamy and polyamory, Asian men, how things worked in The State and an array of other topics. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_137_KevinAllison.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Duncan Trussell, comedian, actor and host of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about the universe and the multiverse, Axe body spray, meditation, various strains of pot which Alison thinks he's making up, communicating in relationships, anger at hotels, relationships in general, his breakup with Nathasha Leggero, Deathsquad, picking up a bad vibe in your urethra and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

Direct download: ARIYNBF_136_DuncanTrussell.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Elizabeth Laime, comedy writer, poet and host of the Totally Laime podcast, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss wanting to belong to the Soho House and Club 33, growing up in St. Louis, fancy friends, losing both of her parents when she was 19, her relationship with her sister, saving animals and plastic surgery and people who save animals but get a lot of plastic surgery, periods, managers, shows about podcasts and quite a bit more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_135_ElizabethLaime.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Sara Schaefer, cohost of the You Had To Be There podcast and the forthcoming MTV late night series The Nikki and Sara Show,stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about heartache that lingers, marriage and divorce, craving affection, being attracted to nice guys, auditions, pitch meetings, the episode of YHTBT after which they decided to pitch their TV show, voiceover work, labia, growing up Southern Baptist, 9/11, meeting and working with cohost Nikki Glaser, working at Jimmy Fallon and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Justin Timberlake, strangers in her living room and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone

Direct download: ARIYNBF_134_SaraSchaffer.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

The Sklar Brothers (Randy and Jason) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss comedy, high school, college, being twins, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and other reality television, sports, tennis and onebigarmism, Fred Armisen's sneezes, Jason's father-in-law's sneezes, writing jokes with seven year olds, their two podcasts (Sklarbro Country and Sklarbro County), United Stats of America, Liverpudlians and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_133_SklarBros.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Andrew WK stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss life as a musician, motivational speaker and port-o-potty fan. Along the way he and Alison shared way too much and Alison is already wondering if she shouldn't have dialed it back. In short: don't eat while listening to this episode. Andrew WK also discussed his fashion choices, battles with depression, thoughts on relationships, love of babies and hopes and dreams for the future. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and reminisced about the time Andrew WK appeared on the Ustream talk show Alison used to do in her living room in Brooklyn.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_132_AndrewWK.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Jamie Lee, comedian and writer, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about being a female stand up, whether or not to ever talk about being a female standup, writing a "sick comedy press release" while working at Comedy Central, growing up in Texas, parents who yell a lot, Dr. Phil, having dated Pete Holmes, writing on Pete Holmes's new show, what it's like having dated Pete Holmes and now writing on his new show and her upcoming Conan appearance. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone? (Click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_131_JamieLee.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:44pm PST

Myq Kaplan, comedian and host of the forthcoming Hang Out With Me podcast, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss non-monogamy and polyamory, drugs, atheism, comedy, divorce, music and an array of other things. We also did a round of Topic Sombrero, Just Me Or Everyone and an especially magnificent HGFY. (Special thanks to Carl Lybecker for the use of his studio and talents.)

Direct download: ARIYNBF_130_MyqKaplan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Comedian Bert Kreischer stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss social anxiety, relationships, therapists, the Russian mob, his inability to say no, Hurt Bert, Trip Flip, The X Show and various other TV gigs, Joe Rogan, Deathsquad, Olive Garden, pot, marriage, children and an array of other important things. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone? (click here to see the JMOEs we put on screen) and sang a little at the end.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_129_BertKreisher.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

Comedian Pete Holmes was the guest and Michael Rosas was the musical guest at this special live version of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, recorded Aug 9, 2012 at Nerdmelt. Pete and Alison discussed sex, relationships, twizzlers, talk shows, Pete's upcoming talk show pilot being produced by Conan, sperm, breasts, crotchless panties, ducks, duck hats (thanks to Tony for the starter hat!), feeling like a fraud, Al-anon and an array of other things which Alison is possibly already regretting.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_128_PeteHolmes_Live.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Jeff Dye, comedian and host of MTV's Strangers with Money stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his perfect teeth and chiseled jaw line as well as his tousled hair and lanky physique. Actually, that's not true, and he thinks he's only good looking "for a comedian," but please. Anyway, we discussed his turbulent upbringing in the Seattle area, a health scare, religion, Ashton Kutcher, relationships, self-sabotage, dogs and flirting. We also shared our google search histories and then Alison told an embarrassing story while Gary shook his head at her and quietly judged her. Plus we tried to peel back some layers of the onion that is Gary and what did we find? More layers! The man is a riddle wrapped in stoicism wrapped in hair gel. Also Alfred Schulz stopped by to offer more Things You Never Hear People Say (with more dairy) and we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_127_JeffDye.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

Comedian and podcast host Greg Proops stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss shorts and culottes, introducing Doug Benson to pot, The Wizard of Oz, his podcast The Smartest Man in the World, wifely duties, Orange County audiences, email etiquette and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_126_GregProops.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Comedian and writer Chelsea Peretti (Parks & Recreation, The Sarah Silverman Program, Portlandia) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss poodles, relationships, keeping things positive, social media, developing viral hits Black People Love Us and The Rejection Hotline with her brother (Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti), her recent decision to leave Parks & Rec, moisturizing, Pete Holmes, 50 Shades of Grey and the way her bathroom cannot cage her. We also took a call, did round of Topic Sombrero, Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_125_ChelseaPeretti.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

Comedian, writer, host and all around awesome guy Dave Holmes, whom you may remember from his former gig as an MTV VJ, stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about pestering people til they give you a job, Jesse Camp, All My Children, reading in the bathroom, Real World and Road Rules, Tom Cruise, his shows DVD on TV and A Drink with Dave, sexuality, monogamy and an array of other assorted things including punctuation and grammar. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and Topic Sombrero.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_124_DaveHolmes.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:36pm PST

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, comedian/actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait stops by to discuss the violence in his latest film (God Bless America) and whether he really wants to kill Diablo Cody, growing up the youngest of seven kids, being homecoming king, the first thing he recalls laughing at, wanting to be heard, salt potatoes, directing Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel on The Man Show, being the object of Alison's not-so-secret celebrity crush and more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_123b_BobcatGoldthwait.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:09pm PST

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, comedian/actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait stops by to discuss the violence in his latest film (God Bless America) and whether he really wants to kill Diablo Cody, growing up the youngest of seven kids, being homecoming king, the first thing he recalls laughing at, wanting to be heard, salt potatoes, directing Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel on The Man Show, being the object of Alison's not-so-secret celebrity crush and more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_123a_BobcatGoldthwait.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

Bald Bryan Bishop, Alison's cohort on The Adam Carolla Show stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about petty grievances that are ultimately motivating, not wanting to be That Guy, the team of That Guys that are in his head, whether he and Alison should strive to be podcast ambassadors, passing Dr. Drew a demo tape of what would become The Film Vault, working at KROQ as a phone screener, whether you can be mad at people for their natural reactions to things, awful radio jingles, Adam Carolla being twenty percent more Adam on air and living with a brain tumor.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_122_BaldBryan.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

The delightful (and by delightful I mean perverted) Jim Norton stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Friend to discuss his new stand up special Jim Norton: Please Be Offended, juicy butts, bathing routines, relationships, anger, sobriety and a lot of other stuff including our mutual love of Alan Alda. Jim is the author of Happy Endings and I Hate Your Guts and a regular on Opie and Anthony,  Red Eye and the Tonight Show. In this episode we also discussed Things You Never Hear People Say with Alfred Schulz and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and Topic Sombrero. AND MORE.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_121_JimNorton.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:00pm PST

This very special episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend was recorded live at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics(referred to as NerdMelt) and featured comedian and podcast host Paul Gilmartin (Mental Illness Happy Hour) (click here for Alison's episode of MIHH), musician Michael Rosas (Smile, Satisfaction, the brand new Flying Sparks) and  beloved sidekick Dustin Goot. And some frightening Bobcat Goldthwait masks. And all the usual segments you deserve and demand. Please listen and fall in love.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_120_LiveNerdMelt.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Kerri Kenney-Silver of MTV's The State, Reno 911 and a zillion other things (Burning Love, Anger Management) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss the movie she just worked on, improv versus scripted acting, "tushie burps," burps in general, Dustin's balls, relationships, being a woman in comedy (and whether it's something she thinks about often), a panel discussion about women and comedy where she and Alison met and little league parents. Also there was a burping demonstration, Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen), HGFY and more!

Direct download: ARIYNBF_119_KerriKennySilver.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:21pm PST

Dave Hill—comedian, musician, writer, snappy dresser—stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss his new book, Tasteful Nudes. He also told us about getting slapped in the face by a few different sets of fake breasts, playing in a band with Moby, waking up in a weird bathroom, being a lazy meat warden (note: not his words) and an array of other things, one of them involving larvae.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_118_DaveHill.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:02pm PST

Garfunkel and Oates (Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci) joined the show to talk about birth control, cellulite, Bo Burnham, granola bars that taste like vitamins, spiders, the state of Virginia and an array of other assorted things. They also debuted their new song, “29/31.” Dustin joined the show as well and we read an email from his mom.Alison opened the show by reading a list which, if reduced to three key words would be: “anxiety! farts! bran!”

There was also some discussion of sex, a round of Just Me Or Everyone with audience participation, an abbreviated Hey, Go Fuck Yourself! and an even more abbreviated Topic Sombrero.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_117_Live_GO.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:33pm PST

Dave Dameshek-- radio personality, sports writer, podcaster, Jimmy Kimmel writer and all around hilarious guy --stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss Connect 4, pickles, mustard, being fired from his radio job to be replaced by Danny Bonaduce, caring too much what other people think, David Feeney's wife who doesn't care what other people think, Fancy Nancy, Amelia Bedelia, pretentious 5-year-olds and an array of other fantastic things. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and a tiny dab of HGFY. Plus iTunes Comment of the Week and more.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_116_DaveDameshek.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:03pm PST

Super funny writer Joel Stein stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his new book, Man Made (A Stupid Quest for Masculinity) for which he let people yell at him while he tried to pee and almost shot a turkey. He also did other, manlier things including fainting and something with Boy Scouts. Then he accused me of having an imaginary boyfriend and misremembering The Brady Bunch. We also talked about massages, black out sex and other stuff which I'm having trouble recalling at this moment but I'm pretty sure was amazing. And of course we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs we put up on the screen) and read your iTunes comment of the week.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_115_JoelStein.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:18pm PST

Shane Dawson (youtube superstar) and Dustin Goot (old friend of Alison's and of the show) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about weight issues (there used to be 150 more lbs of Shane), new media superstardom, Heidi Montag and the Kardashians, chicken, what makes for giant faces (is it Botox?), bullying, romance, romantic bullying (not really), living at home, farts, waterbeds and an array of other important issues. Also Just Me Or Everyone? (click here for the JMOEs we put on the screen), topic sombrero, iTunes Comment of The Week and new segment called, "Hey, Go Fuck Yourself!" which may or may not continue to the dismay of Producer Gary.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_114_ShaneDawson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:17pm PST

Janet Varney, comedian, actor, voice over actor, producer, writer and host of The JV Club podcast on The Nerdist stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about why "real life" can feel like high school, Mormon summer camp, "borrowing" garments from the drama department, high school crushes, dancing and mirror faces and a zillion more things. We also did a round of JMOE (click here to see the JMOEs we put on the screen) and Alfred Schulz called in with Things You Never Hear People Say. Plus Topic Sombrero, iTunes Comment of the Week and your emails.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_113_JanetVarney.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:06pm PST

A.J. Jacobs, bestselling author of The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible and the brand new Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to chat about his latest book, wherein he spent two years trying every single diet and exercise method out there to achieve ultimate health.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_112_AJJacobs.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

Lila Lillien, AKA Hungry Girl ("foodologist", bestselling author and Food Network show host) stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about recipe development, sending foods to a lab to double check calorie counts, tofu noodles, how she went from from being a media executive to running her own business, iCarly, ducks on a date, hair straightening, one night stands, relationships and escalators among other things. 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_111_HungryGirl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, musician Matt Nathanson stopped by to talk about going to the Claremont colleges with Alison, performing on The Bachelor and Dancing with The Stars, exfoliation, what to say when someone coughs, relationships, words that need to be reclaimed, being gluten-free, touring, getting in fights with fans from the stage, Taylor Swift writing Matt's lyrics on her arm and whether music can truly reflect the entirety of a person. We also answered your twitter questions and played a round of "Just Me Or Everyone?" 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_110_MattNathanson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:23pm PST

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, SNL and Portlandia's Fred Armisen stops by to talk about the car that he's leasing for Portland, his spooky home decor, the transition from being a drummer to being a comedian, relationships (kinda), TV and an array of other stuff including who would play him in a movie and whether or not he reads negative comments. Also we took your calls and played "Just Me Or Everyone?" with your tweets. Make sure to listen all the way through (or pay a friend to do it for you) as there's a special bit of hilarity tucked at the end.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_109_FredArmisen.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:45pm PST

Oh hi! On this super duper episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Kevin Pereira of G4's Attack of the Show stops by to talk about being a child of the internet (and how it leaves you desensitized to shocking images), his early days as a web impressario/nerd who rollerbladed yet dated a cheerleader, Multiplicity, He Said/She Said and Bring It On, daschunds, relationships, performance anxiety and myriad things which are dazzling and hilarious. And also drugs. Gary and I didn't want the episode to end. We are both in love with Kevin. Also we are in love with Alfred Schulz who called in to do a newish/oldish segment called Things You Never Hear People Say. Also also: we took your calls.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_108_KevinPereira.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:01pm PST

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, director/writer/actor/cat rescuer James Gunn (Super, Slither) stops by to chat about relationships, unhealthy relationships, his former marriage to Jenna Fischer, being superstitious, PG Porn and other career masterpieces and simple ways to make yourself happy. We take some calls including one from a 15 year old who wants to know whether to tell his best friend he has a crush on her. At the beginning of the episode Alison recommends a couple relationship books.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_107_JamesGunn.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:55pm PST

Comedian Doug Benson joins this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about how he and Alison met, costume parties, twitter, dating, deleted tweets (sort of), the advice he gave Alison when she was auditioning for The Adam Carolla Show, his podcast Doug Loves Movies, Fox News, Red Eye and other important stuff I can’t remember right now. We also took your calls and Larry Miller tried to ruin my show.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_106_DougBenson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

Writer, comedian and podcast host Dana Gould joins the show to talk about his sexy flat feet and his out of date IMDB photo. We also talk about his three children, four dogs, two guinea pigs, a fish and a wife, how he met his wife and the way she refused to let him sabotage the relationship, relationships in general, being one of many children, panic attacks (he had one on stage!), sexy Volvos and what it was like writing for The Simpsons for many years. We open the phone lines and take a call from a high school boy wanting to know how to handle the fact that he's openly gay, his boyfriend is in the closet and prom is coming up which he wants to attend, preferably with his boyfriend. 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_107_DanaGould.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:18pm PST

Actress, comedian, member of funny musical duo Garfunkel and Oates and fellow podcast host Riki Lindhome joins the show to talk about relationships, Valentine’s Day, the Nuvaring, the way you have to do fun stuff like go on trips and eat at nice restaurants even if you’re single, workaholism, setting boundaries, therapy, whether relationships make you less productive and the way Kinko’s doesn’t suck, which is nuts since everyone knows Kinko’s sucks. 

Direct download: ARIYNBF_104_RikiLindhome.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:02pm PST

On the third episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, WTF host and podcast superstar Marc Maron was kind enough to let us invade his cat ranch and interview him on his own turf. We talked about sad songs, sad sex, hateful internet trolls and how to handle them, anger and rage and anxiety and insecurity, relationships, interviewing styles, body dysmorphia, Joe Rogan, “Carolla-tards” and how to keep a relationship alive.We also took a question from the phantom topic sombrero and talked about other stuff which was fascinating and scintillating. We didn’t see any cats, which is curious.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_103_MarcMaron.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:47pm PST

Dustin Goot--Alison's old sidekick and longtime friend--joins the show to talk about relationships, humane ways to break up, Alison's dating history, Rosenating, burping contests, the difference between real production and doing a show in one's living room, threesomes (and how awkward they are), porn stars who aren't nobel laureates, embarrassing things people do in their cars and why you shouldn't go to dinner with people in business school or keep track of how many times you've been dumped. Also, your phone calls and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_102_DustinGoot.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

On the first episode we talked about my hobbit house, Pete’s first sexual experiences and what he’s looking for in a girl (hint: himself) (oooh, that’s an unintentional dirty joke!)(I really just mean he wants a girl who’s similar to him)(Okay enough parentheticals.) Also we talked about Ryan Gosling and deleted tweets and assorted other stuff, all of which is awesome.

Direct download: ARIYNBF_101.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:10am PST

Alison wants to share our official launch date: Monday, February 13th! Have you ever been more excited about anything, ever? We haven't. As a special bonus, here's a clip from her first episode with comedian Pete Holmes.  Enjoy and look for our first full length episode on Monday!

Direct download: ARIYNBF-3.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:52pm PST

As we get closer to the launch, Alison wants to share some thoughts and one of the show's songs with you. Enjoy & look for our official launch date coming soon!

Direct download: ARIYNBF-2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:47pm PST

Welcome to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend - the all new podcast from Alison Rosen. Congrats, you've found the super secret announcement episode!  All new episodes will be coming soon. In the meantime, subscribe and tell a friend!

Direct download: ARIYNBF-1.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:43pm PST

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