Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Television and radio personality Allie Mac Kay (KROQ's Kevin and Bean Show, KTLA) stops by the show to talk about the challenges of joining a long running radio show under difficult circumstances, second guessing herself, her path to becoming a reporter, going for what she wants and her self-described "delusional" self-confidence, the job she almost took instead of Kevin and Bean, working in Park City, sports, birds, KTLA, power struggles, online rumors 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: 8:16pm PST

Turns out a lot of people at the table are unfamiliar with Yorkshire Pudding which is shocking to Alison. David Huntsberger is back and his hair is even more luxurious than before. Alison has an update about a recent controversial topic on the show. Also, house remodeling updates, moving updates and baby updates. Plus some talk about how neatly loose ends need to be tied up in a movie heavy on symbolism, a challenge to the listeners to name a specific room in the new house, iTunes comments of the week good and bad and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis Can't Lose, The Stand, Stargate SG-1) stops by the show to talk about growing up fast as a child actor, his experiences on Webster and I Know My First Name is Steven, playing villains as he's gotten older, the particular challenges he faced playing Ted Bundy and Richard Speck, his involvement in graffiti culture, painting and art, getting community service when he was busted breaking into and tagging a high school, a special acting coach who opened his eyes to what it means to live artistically and without ego, fatherhood, relationships, working with luminaries, living in Texas, his scripted novel Venice High, the ruthlessness of showbiz and so much more.  

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:55pm PST

Renee Colvert is convinced Alison can do a heel click and Daniel can do a cartwheel but she doesn't know what she's dealing with here. Also, she used to host a show called Fear Factor Live at Universal where audience members volunteered to be electrocuted for a t shirt. Audiobook bigwig and Bubble director Eric Martin is back and he's kicked off his new work-from-home attire of sweatpants to join us. (He wore pants.) Alison is excited about her upcoming interview with Corin "Corky" Nemec and isn't sure how much of her school girl crush to reveal to him. Daniel, meanwhile, had it bad for Ally Sheedy. We also talk about St. Elmo's Fire, Alison's constant morning sickness, Amazon Prime Day deals, whether Alison ever looked cool smoking and so much more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and a "Snack Hack" version of Snack Chat.

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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