Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

This was supposed to be our spooky Halloween-themed episode and it started that way, with horrifying talk of my new obsession with Dirty Diet Cokes and some riveting Gal Chat regarding nails but then talk turned to Greg's unanswered questions about how I met Daniel and then how Greg met his wife and how Al first described Jenna to his parents and it became a very romantic Halloween show.  But then we Halloween'd it up again with a shocking revelation about Almond Joy and Mounds, agent dating, jealousy, course titles, costumes, avocados and a scary round of Halloween-themed Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:38pm PST

Michael Showalter Returns

Michael Showalter and I go way back to 2006-ish when I did a series of interviews for Time Out New York/PS1 Radio (they were very early podcasts, actually) and he was the first person I interviewed. Over the years I've interviewed him many more times and I always love talking with him, probably because I'm such a huge fan of his work from The State to Wet Hot American Summer to Stella and now Neftlix's Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp (not to mention The Baxter and Mr. Funny Pants and all the projects I'm forgetting). It was fascinating to find out how he regards his own success and how the Netflix series, he says, "changed the narrative." Also he recently made a film called Hello My Name is Doris starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield and it was heartbreaking and beautiful. We also talked hypnotherapy (I was inspired to make an appointment after our conversation), kids, NY work ethics vs. LA work ethics (and the cultural differences in general), cats, tennis and sportiness. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. (BTW, still trying this thing where I write the episode summaries in EXTREME FIRST PERSON. Is it still working? Lemme know. Ok bye.)

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

I included Dirty Diet Coke in this episode title because ever since Jenna talked about it on the show, I can't stop thinking about it. I am to Dirty Diet Coke as Greg Heller is to Mormon Funeral Potatoes. Also, I've decided to write these show descriptions in a different way. What do you think? Lemme know. I can easily go back to taking myself out of the description however let's be real, I am writing these words. Anyhoozles, Jenna and Al and Greg were back on this episode and joined Jeff, Daniel and me for a chat about almost getting run over by a bike on the sidewalk (while I was texting), tap dancing, Adoption vs. IVF and people being kinda dickish online, Greg's fishing and surfing trip, bathroom habits, peach air freshener, the extendo version of The Fruit Song, Greg's dream about Anderson Cooper, shaking hands with the unemployed (i.e. masturbation), Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls and more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_102115_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:08pm PST

The Return of Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about his controversial past year, coming out as bisexual, his decision to make the video where he announced his sexuality and his journey to discovering his sexuality including the period of time he wondered if he was transgender, his second book (follow up to I Hate My Selfie), bulimia and body image, his relationship with his ex Lisa Schwartz, Christian guilt, shipping, Joey Graceffa, being a sad picker and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_101915_Shane_Dawson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:50pm PST

On this episode Alison is  joined by Ben Gleib, Molly McAleer, Daniel Quantz and Jeff Fox to talk about the whereabouts of Greg, Jenna and Al, people who are right for you "on paper," dating in general, BCC and whether a particular email situation Alison has been involved in twice is a thing, the merits of teriyaki, Molly's lingerie, Molly's date tank top, Soho House, the intersection of incest and voyeurism and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

Emily V. Gordon (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Indoor Kids) returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new book Super You, working with her husband (comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani), her writing process, body issues, kelp noodle salad, being married in secret, producing The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, initially wanting to write the book as a video game strategy guide, her cat Bagel, being organized, setting boundaries, identity crises and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_101215_Emily_Gordon.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:19pm PST

On this episode Alison and the Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Daniel Quantz, Greg Heller and Jeff Fox) discuss who's been to a strip club, Jenna's baby punching Allan, pee bottles, baby farts, adults who "go to the potty," learning about sex, Greg's former stand up career, Book of Mormon, having rocks thrown at you while you're a missionary, couples that fights, couples that kiss in weird annoying ways, Bogle and so much more.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

Riki Lindhome (Another Period, Garfunkel and Oates) returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about Garfunkel and Oates' new album Secretions, getting two shows on TV, working with Natasha Leggero versus working with Kate Micucci, dating and feeling disposable, freezing her eggs, London, musical theater, Phantom of the Opera, nude scenes, setting boundaries, falling asleep to Law & Order and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:34pm PST

On this episode Alison and the  Thursday gang (Jenna Kim Jones, Allan Moss, Daniel Quantz, Greg Heller and Jeff Fox) discuss Jenna's recent hospital excursion, Greg's tooth story, Alison's profound state of non-pregnancy, Greg's stint as a DJ, ice skating, moms on the podcast and mom texts, dads who've become sports trolls, extreme moose tracks ice cream, pumpkin spice, psychotic breaks, baby farts, babies, an email from a listener who had a bad experience eating THC gummy bears and so much more.  Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_100115_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:13pm PST

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