Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Comedian Ben Hoffman (The Ben Show), who's currently doing interviews as his country musician alter ego Wheeler Walker Jr., agreed to be himself—the Ben part of himself that is—for his return to the show which took place on the eve of his first tour as Wheeler. Wheeler Walker Jr.'s self-financed album, Redneck Shit, is a surprise hit. It debuted at number nine on the Billboard country charts and number one on the comedy charts. The album, with songs like "Fuck You Bitch" and "Which One O Your Queers Gonna Suck My Dick?" isn't a parody, though it's been mistaken for one. It's a solid country album with genuine bonafides. And lyrically, though it's definitely comedy, it's got real emotion behind it: the emotion Hoffman doesn't get to express as himself. As he explains, Wheeler is his release. We also talked about the state of country music, being OCD, whether Wheeler is Ben's id, making an album that's unplayable on the radio, beefs with the press, relationships, dick pics and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_XXXXXX_Ben_Hoffman.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:08pm PST

Who among the Thursday gang has written a Yelp review? You'd be surprised. Also in this episode we talk about Alison's Really Rosie bender and all the nostalgia it brought up, Daniel's increasing metamorphosis from a Vanderpump Rules non-participant to the show's biggest fan, Alison and Daniel's SUR drive by, Brazil nuts and cauliflower, rolling calls, Greg's battle with a health food market, Alison and Jenna's jumpiness, nicknames, bleaching teeth, vicissitudes and so much more. We also talked about an urgent adoptable dog named Mickey and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:38pm PST

Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Interrobang, Schmanners, Can I Pet Your Dog) stops by the show to talk about being a part of numerous popular podcasts, wanting to improve the internet, his friendship with a certain Lin Manuel-Miranda and learning My Brother, My Brother and Me got a shoutout in Hamilton, the battle of two Travises, working at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, losing his mom to cancer when he was in college and the way it affected his relationships with his brothers, meeting his wife, miscarriages and how no one talks about them, his fear of death, loving attention, getting verified on Twitter 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: 7:41pm PST

Did you know #AL won a Grammy? Truly. Also, while we're asking questions, which is worse: the person who says champers or the person who says brekkie? These are a few of the many topics covered on this episode. Also Daniel's increasing and reluctant obsession with Vanderpump Rules, vocal exercises, compassion fatigue, stinky fridges, #workfridge, eating at a table versus over the garbage can, food at Jenna's family's house versus #AL's, Daniel's thoughts on cereal, mail bankruptcy and a special guest segment featuring ultrafan Rafael Castaneda who placed the winning bid to be a podcast guest during Pardcastathon. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Roberto.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

Podcaster, comedian and writer Mike Schmidt (The 40-Year-Old Boy) stops by the show to talk about which brand of bottled water tastes like rocks and filth, his girlfriend Jill from Wisconsin, the breakup of his marriage and the experience of divorce, why he feels he wasn't a good husband, the Never Not Funny backstory, people walking on eggshells around him, anger, gastric bypass surgery and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:43pm PST

Fresh from France with the taste of vomit still in my mouth (oh, did I mention I got sick there because I can't shut up about it) we recorded this episode where we talked about the trip, Jeff's Florida adventure, the weird ice cream scoop that I thought was standard but isn't, the death of Nibbles McGee, Jenna's first Mother's Day, modern dancing, Dutch snacks and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Mickey.

Direct download: AR_051216_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

Jensen Karp (Get Up On This) is a true multi-hyphenate. He's a writer, a gallery owner, an entrepreneur, a producer, a manager and a former rapper. And an author: the upcoming Kanye West Owes Me $300 (And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made it Big), due out June 7, chronicles his unlikely rise as the rapper Hot Karl. We talked about his childhood in Woodland Hills, getting bullied for loving rap and hip hop, performing at age 12, rap battles, media savvy, prognosticating trends, lapel pins, OCD, trauma, new clothes and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_XXXXXX_Jensen_Karp.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

Should you wash and dry your jeans before getting them altered? It's a complicated issue and the Thursday gang is here to weigh in. Plus we recount some glorious pants past and talk about the fact Jenna has never had a pork chop and has only recently tried fried chicken. Plus Jeff shared his weed adventure and pot epiphany and I recall the same series of thoughts I would find myself having every single time I was high. Also we did a snack chat with mulberries, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Kong.

Direct download: AR_050516_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:40pm PST

Comedian Rory Scovel returns to the show to talk about contrived honesty, people pleasing and how being a new father has affected his relationships, pretending to be easy breezy, not feeling the need to be a people pleaser onstage, eating and not eating meat and sugar, his belief that he has zero game, his friendship with Todd Glass, college bodies, being your own boss, Catholic school guilt and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Direct download: AR_050216_Rory_Scovel.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

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