Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison forgot to close an email loop creating temporary scheduling chaos and this isn't the first time this has happened. Eric Martin is here, fresh from Korean BBQ and pinball. Alison is afraid of her beloved blueberries and also thinks her feet might be shrinking. Renee is impressed with Daniel's knowledge of Rogers and Hammerstein. Alison is wondering what's going on with a certain voiceover style she keeps hearing. And she relates strongly to Glynnis MacNicol's book No One Tells You This. Plus iTunes Comment of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Gay of Thrones) stops by to talk about her forthcoming tome, Feminasty: The Complicated Woman's Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself To Death. I loved this book. It's as informative as a textbook but as readable and hilarious as a memoir which is quite a feat. We talked about the writing process, how Erin became a font of info, the book she originally set out to write, her DIY divorce from her first husband, being aware of inequality from a young age, how she and her Throwing Shade cohost Bryan Safi met, dealing with haters, Susan Faludi's Backlash and Gail Collins's America's Women, dating older men but marrying a younger man, being the guardians of her husband's brother who has Down's Syndrome, cosmetic companies owned by women, getting kicked out of Olive Garden, her experience of the Throwing Shade TV show 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: 8:00pm PST

Alison has a million dollar idea for a product called Hidden Bite Henries. What are they? See if you can guess! (But then listen to find out.) Demi Adejuyigbe is back after far too long and now he writes for late night! Alison wants to know how to handle a certain type of online interaction. Daniel's all about Country Garden magazine. Renee Colvert is here and she's a good person but not nearly as good as our fan phone call recipient, Todd Campbell, who donated a kidney to a stranger and then hiked the Grand Canyon. Plus Just Me Or Everyone and more!

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I really like James Gunn—I disagree with his firing—and I wanted to replay one of the episodes he's been on. Decided to go all the way back to the near-beginning of this show. He was one of my first guests, appearing on the fifth episode of this podcast. The show has changed in big and small ways since then. I say more about this at the top of the episode. He also appeared in 2015 and talked a lot about Guardians of the Galaxy. What follows is the original show description:

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.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:20pm PST

Alison recalls something she heard that always confused her when she was a teacher's aide at Vacation Bible School many years ago. Renee Colvert is back and she's dressed like supergirl. Danielle Radford is back and she was once hit by a bus. Not to be outdone, Jeff's been hit twice by cars. We also talk about toxic fandom, hair texture types, wearing a wig, Alison's eyebrow, Alison's windedness and a tiny bit of marital serendipity that Daniel and Alison experienced. Plus so much more including a bizarro Snack Chat (inspired by the Ortelan eating scene in Succession, don't worry we didn't eat them), dogs we're in love with and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Comedian Sara Schaefer is back to talk about her upcoming memoir and how the process of revisiting old diaries allowed her to see herself more clearly. We talk about the traumatic turning point in her childhood when her father admitted to criminal activity, her relationship with religion, concerns that entertainment was a selfish pursuit, being a rule follower, the experience of having a show on MTV (Nikki and Sara Live), working with Nikki Glaser, pitching shows, feeling understood by her boyfriend and the need to feel understood, how free speech and the #MeToo movement intersect in comedy, her podcast Loner at Coyowolf Creek, problems with social media, college shows and so much more. 

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

It's Daniel's birthday and it's a big one. My God he's old! Alison and Daniel celebrated at a picturesque romantic restaurant that was neither. Renee and David are here and Renee snorted at a client. David won't tell us his birthday. Alison finds out that there's... oh no I started this sentence and then got a text and now I can't remember what I found out. Oh yes! I found out there's a podcast which shares a similar name to one of our segments and should I send a cease and desist? Also should I switch back to third person? Alison reveals her baby's gender and also recalls an embarrassing self-tanning disaster. Plus we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone. 

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

My future podcasting partner joins me for a candid talk about the second season of Crashing on HBO, the rough few months he's had with the passing of his father in law and his wife's emergency surgery, fatherhood and relationships with fathers in general, needing a good cry and a line of cry spas he wants to open, the Me Too movement, the difficulty in talking about aspects of the Me Too movement and so much more. 

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

It's been a heady week with National Lipstick Day and National Cheesecake day and we determine early on that businesses should hire us to consult for them since we have a lot of stuff figured out. Except we don't have any baby names at the ready so Daniel's put together a list. We also talk about Dr. Laura, whether to read other people's emails if they're handed to you, picking up money on the street, old timey pranks, Daniel's butt crack awareness, "The Rooster," and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

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