Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Tony Thaxton is the new producer of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend but he's also a famous drummer who toured the world and made albums with Motion City Soundtrack for years and years. We talk about his childhood in Michigan and Virginia, music, depression, social anxiety, relationships, podcasts, comedy, a disastrous late night appearance and so much more. We also answer your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:59pm PDT

It's Tony Thaxton's first official show as producer and we need a nickname for him. As Daniel points out, we also need to name the new studio. Alison messed up a scheduling thing earlier in the day and feels out of sorts given this is the kind of thing she's usually good at and about which she rides Daniel. How does everyone remember stuff? David has a system! Also we talk dysfunctional or less-than-functional relationships, Tony's trip to Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, Renee and Brene, and so much more including iTunes Comments of the Week.

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

Kristina Kuzmic stops by the show to talk about being chosen by Oprah to host her own reality show some years ago and her experience making The Ambush Cook, her frustration with television, depression, leaving her homeland of Croatia during a war, the relationship between authenticity and success, studying drama, her upcoming book, the Hope and Humor tour and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

Greg Heller and new producer Tony Thaxton join us to bid adieu to Jeff! Greg shares a startling discovery about a song we all know. I voice my concerns about getting high which I'm going to be doing the following day on Getting Doug with High. Tony talks about his exciting plans and I possibly insult him by referring to his former band as emo. Also a question about wedding attire. Plus we play some messages from friends and fans of the show and try to guess how many drops Jeff has in his unused drops folder.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:01pm PDT

Comedian, actress and writer Beth Stelling stops by the show to talk about her new talk show Drinks of My Life, studying theater, getting into standup, handling hecklers, being called "fatphobic" and listening to criticism, growing up with a challenging dad, her relationship with her sisters and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:23pm PDT

First show in the new studio! Wendy Molyneux is back to tell us about her surprise pregnancy, what she'd do if she could lucid dream and a joke that went awry. It's Jeff's penultimate show and David is sad. Alison's calls out Greg Fitzsimmons and Daniel has painted the grass. Tastefully, though. Plus an attempt at Just Me Or Everyone!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:50pm PDT

Voiceover artist, comedian and musician Grey DeLisle Griffin stops by to talk about campaigning to win a stripping contest, getting into standup and then getting back into standup, motherhood, fertility, the unusual structure of "My First Comedy Special," her first marriage, performing over 1500 cartoon voices, getting into character and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:56pm PDT

Alison took Elliot to the zoo and saw something she can't unsee. But doesn't want to! Daniel's Fro-yo Fridays (so-named by this week's guest Tony Thaxton) involve a humiliating job duty. Renee is an "extreme extrovert" whose depression lifted when she got a full time job. I don't care for any of that. And Tony Thaxton is here! And we have some show news. Plus more anonymous JMOEs and a question about bread notches.

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

Ben Gleib stops by the show to talk about his political campaign and more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:25pm PDT

This show marks the return of our signature segment (note: not our signature segment) and an update on who won the Saskatoon berry by saying Saskatchewan most authentically. I had a birthday so age is on my mind. Also, I forgot to take a pill and felt like a bean bag. Why is that? Turns out Jeff knows and his info is courtesy of a very non-punk rock job he once had but not as non-punk rock as another job he had cleaning up poop at an animal research lab. And so much more!

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

Rachael O'Brien—comedian, actress, podcaster and sometime reality star (Vanderpump Rules)—stops by to talk about growing up overweight in Astoria, Oregon, graduating early, breaking her nose, recently quitting her day job managing Air BnBs, touring Europe, dating Jax, her thoughts on Lisa Vanderpump, the Vanderpump filming process, hosting Be Here For A While and Screwed-Up Stories, her father's health and so much more. We also took your questions.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

Daniel's mix of energy drinks and fatigue finally catches up with him... during the recording of this episode. Alison turns her laser like interviewing skills first on Eric and then on Renee. And we hear from a number of Canadians via voicemail that we've been pronouncing Saskatchewan incorrectly. After being schooled, who among us says it the most authentically? Plus the proper way to use a spoon, the days it's okay to let loose and so much more including more of your racy, anonymous Just Me Or Everyones.

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

David Burtka joins us to talk about his debut cookbook Life Is A Party: Deliciously Doable Recipes to Make Every Day a Celebration, meeting his husband Neil Patrick Harris, raising twins, sobriety, performing on Broadway, growing up in the midwest, coming out, losing his mother, his relationship with his father, scallops and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of How Dare You.

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

Turns out Alison doesn't know everything about berries which is surprising considering the way she flaunts her supposed berry knowledge. Also, she once tried to go on Jeopardy. Plus iTunes comments of the week good and bad WITH A TWIST, some anonymous JMOEs, Eric Martin's love life, line readings, skincare, Accutane and so much more including poutine and owls.

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

Psychotherapist, national advice columnist (she writes "Dear Therapist" for The Atlantic) and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb stops by the show to talk about her new memoir Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed, the out-of-nowhere breakup that landed her in therapy, her circuitous career path, googling your therapist, the controversy over her previous book Marry Him, her childhood, parenting, turning down a crazy sum of money, anorexia and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:53pm PDT

The situation with Elliot's sleep (dubbed Project Flopulus) is so dire that Alison and Daniel talked to each other ON THE PHONE which rarely happens. Hear all about an early phone call that nearly ended their relationship and also a recent outburst while Daniel was talking about Game of Thrones and politics. (My eyes glazed over just writing that and yes I'm switching between first and third person.) Renee finds windchimes whimsical and Jordan needs a phone buddy for his commutes. Plus Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:13pm PDT

Josh Gondelman stops by to talk about his new album Dancing on a Weeknight, his forthcoming book Nice Try which is his first book since You Blew It, leaving Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to take a job as a writer and producer on Desus & Mero, marriage, his pug Bizzy, being published in the New Yorker, the difference between being nice and being good, giving Twitter pep talks, fainting and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

Alison had a frustratingly zany morning. David has tossed a comb into his hair tools rotation. Daniel gave kazoos as gifts and immediately regretted it. Renee isn't the bewitching auburn haired podcaster she pretends to be. Everyone is alarmed by a certain curling wand. Plus clamming, iTunes comments of the week, another personality quiz and more.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

Comedian Chad Daniels stops by to talk about his new special Dad Chaniels, practicing radical honesty now after years of lying, the kinds of stuff he used to lie about, asking Tom Segura to produce his special, shooting I Need You to Kill, his friendship with David Huntsberger, raising teenagers, living in Minnesota and so much more. We also took your questions on Patreon and Twitter.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT

Ben Gleib is here and he's obsessed with his dog, Henry Horse. He also claims he doesn't have any ill will toward France despite being mocked by their local police after being robbed across from Notre Dame. None of us is as devastated by the fire as we feel like we're supposed to be. Also I was feeling okay about myself and then took a series of selfies which torpedoed my self-confidence. Plus so much more including a sassy nightgown, a problematic trash can and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

Comedian and writer Andy Haynes stops by to talk about growing up in Seattle with a mom who took in a series of foster children, writing, unhealthy relationships, divorce, getting sober, getting arrested, word definitions, skiing and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:26pm PDT

A discussion of a carb from yesteryear—the summer berry grunt—takes a hilarious and confusing turn. Seems Alison and Daniel aren't aware of a certain slang term. BUT NOW THEY ARE. Plus talk of Jordan's hustle, tax time fun facts, the movie US (no spoilers), fidgeting, a concert David and Jordan were both at, existential dread and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:18pm PDT

Gabe Liedman, who's written for all of your favorite shows including Broad City, Pen15, Inside Amy Schumer, The Kroll Show, Brooklyn 99 and so many more stops by the show to talk about writing the upcoming animated series Q-Force, growing up in Philly, going to a surprisingly fusty Quaker school, cooking, hoagies, his new puppy Lidia, doing a DNA test on Lidia, his first experience as a show runner on Pen15, meeting his husband on twitter, producing his husband's podcast I'm Afraid That, being crazy in his 20s and so much more. We also answered your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

Alie Ward, Renee Colvert and I are going to begin kickboxing and we're very excited about all the vignettes. Alie tells us about the time she was held up at knifepoint and I share a similarly traumatic story. Then we get to know ourselves via a couple personality quizzes from this book right here click this link unless you're reading this in your podcast app which doesn't have a link. It's called Kokology and a listener told me about it. We also talk about Alie's new house, Penn Jillette's ear, martial arts, b-fans, Wendy's paws, bed sizes, honky tonkin' in and so much more.

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

Shane Dawson makes a rare-these-days podcast appearance to talk about his recent engagement to Ryland Adams, creating multiple documentary-style series for YouTube, scandals and how they affect him, his interest in sociopathy and personality disorders, anxiety and insecurity, his upcoming series with Jeffree Star, trying to be truly authentic and so much more. We also answered questions you sent in on Patreon.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

We found the commercial we were searching for last week involving a guy saying, 'Is this some kind of lamp you rub?" Is it for the product I swore it was for? You'll have to listen to find out. Plus Elliot hurt himself and I nearly passed out, Renee's taking note of notes, David's butthole definitely closes faster than Alison's, Alison is switching back and forth between first and third person, Daniel's wanting to know how I would feel about backyard guns and so much more including Deleted Tweets, Playboy, Truly Tasteless Jokes and more.

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

Kevin Allison (Risk, The State, Comedy Bang Bang) returns to the show to talk about his path to storytelling, creating Risk: True Tales, Boldly Told and the way it changed his entire life, celebrating 10 years of the show, last year's book Risk: True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share, the show's most transgressive content, the effects of working so closely and in such an intimate way with people, therapy, trying to come out at 12, teaching storytelling, kinkster life, The State and so much more. We also answered your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:25pm PDT

Daniel's looking for an excuse to stop writing intros and ALISON WILL NOT LET HIM. David has a secret workshop which we just learned about which contains magical and mysterious tools like a lathe and we don't know what else. Elliot almost pulled off his first scheme. Plus where we rate on a scale of how open we are, our earliest crushes, a commercial that Alison KNOWS exists but no one else remembers, CBD Oil reactions, Daniel's dad joke, a new TrappDog hit and so much more including the return of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Comedian, actress and author Jamie Lee (Crashing, Girl Code, Last Comic Standing) stops by to talk about writing and acting on HBO's Crashing, advocating for romance in the writer's room, her 2016 book Weddiculous which is being turned into a TV show, body issues, binging and restricting, the challenge of discussing weight, meditation, Dr. Phil and so much more. We also answered your questions and did a round of How Dare You.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:14pm PDT

Remember last week when I recounted Owen's birth story? I forgot to mention a fun and funny side effect of having an epidural. Also, Renee Colvert and Eric Martin are here and Eric just directed MERYL STREEP YES THAT ONE in a project called Heads Will Roll, yet he's still humble as ever. And Meryl is just one of the many luminaries involved. We also chat about Leaving Neverland, Newsies, a birthday party I went to and my misgivings ahead of time, Daniel almost making out with models in the desert in a Smashing Pumpkins video and so much more including a personality test thing I'm wondering if anyone else is familiar with. We also did iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. And an on-mic debut from Elliot!

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

Ginger Gonzaga (Kidding, Togetherness, Legit, Ted) stops by the show to talk about playing a cancer patient on Showtime's Kidding (opposite her real life boyfriend Jim Carrey), growing up in Modesto, doing stand up and recent changes in the stand up world, hearing rumors about Louis CK years ago, selling her own show, improv, realizing she wanted to be an actor, PMS, eating disorders, being particular with the roles she takes, meeting Jim Carrey, going public with their relationship, #Galchat and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT

Renee Colvert and Baby Owen join us for an episode where Daniel and I recount Owen's birth story. There's a lot of fluid but also some magic and I think I've revised my former belief that childbirth is always traumatic and violent. Also we talk about Renee getting into her roommate's cookies, tactics for fluffing up food, a particularly devastating flan experience and stuff that doesn't involve snacks too.

 

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

Sara Schaefer stops by the show to talk about her hilarious new comedy album Live Laugh Love, her issues with "inspirational quotes on a piece of driftwood," how productive she became when she began limiting her time on social media, reworking her memoir, playing guitar and piano, Hobby Lobby, her Etsy store, traveling and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:14pm PDT

Remember those elementary school hand clapping rhymes like "Miss Sue from Alabama" and "Miss Susie" and "Ink-a-Dink?" How did they spread and how did we all know them? This is one of the many things we discuss on this episode. We also take your questions and delve into favorite cartoons (David Huntsberger loved Mr. Magoo), imaginary friends, cereal, Rent Live and so much more.

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Direct download: AR_022819_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

Emily Heller stops by the show to talk about her recent standup album Pasta, writing and producing on HBO's Barry, being diagnosed with ADHD at age 31, creating the Retirement Party for Men, growing up in Northern California, her secret marriage, curly hair, needing to be absolutely honest in her standup and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare you and answered your questions.

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Direct download: AR_022519_EmilyHeller.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT

Oh hi. When you hear this I will likely be somewhere in the labor process. Most likely at the beginning, hence we recorded this ahead of time. Are you familiar with lawn shrimp? We only learned what they are very recently and wish we could wipe this knowledge from our brains. Also, we get into scars, answer listener questions, discuss family porn, vermin, dirt bikes and so much more.

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Direct download: AR_022119_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard (Dumb Gay Politics, Bravo's The People's Couch) stop by the show to talk about how they met, being writing partners, Brandy's lifelong interest in gay culture, her experience modeling in Japan as a teenager, writing together for Fashion Police, working with Joan Rivers, frustration with auditions, Julie's childhood, thoughts on gay/straight storytelling and culture, hosting a Vanderpump aftershow on Bravo, the real scoop on the various Vanderpump cast members, drugs and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You.

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Direct download: AR_021819_Julie_Goldman_and_Brandy_Howard.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT

David Huntsberger is finally back after his crazy tour of Puerto Rico's medical system (he needed his appendix out while there for the holidays and there were complications.) We are so happy he's finally on the mend! Plus, is a bird peeing on your good or bad luck? David has many thoughts. Also, an update on my labor situation and the extra amniotic fluid and so much more including iTunes comments of the week.

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Direct download: AR_021419_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:41pm PDT

Comedian Marcella Arguello stops by to talk about her debut album, The Woke Bully, growing up in Modesto, her father's misogyny and how it shaped her, being "white-presenting," the appeal of standup as an art form where you aren't depending on other performers, living out of her car for a period of time, her bad taste in men, dancing like Michael Jackson, which comics are rude backstage and which are kind (and she names names) and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of "How Dare You?"

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:11pm PDT

Jordan Morris joins us for a podcast wherein I pee my pants on air because something made me laugh too hard. Also we discuss living near a Sizzler and whether Daniel and I should go based on Jordan's Sizzler Quiz, playdates as children, Las Vegas commissaries, inland seafood, buffets, the woke Gillette ad, Daniel's chelada, a screen door update and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Direct download: AR_020719.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:21pm PDT

Todd Barry stops by the show to talk about being tormented by his kitten and the various measures he's taken to get a good night of sleep, growing up in the Bronx, getting into comedy, making his comedy debut in Florida, playing in a band, his love of coffee shops, disliking sushi, whether Alison has a "team" and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and Patreon.

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Direct download: AR_020419_ToddBarry.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

We start the episode with an update about David Huntsberger's whereabouts and when he'll hopefully be returning to the show. Eric Martin is here and he just traipsed around San Francisco during Sketchfest. This reminds Alison of the birthday trip Daniel took her on to SF where they went on an overly long audio tour that only Daniel listened to. Plus a Quantzizza update, a warning from Alison not to make the same home renovation mistake she and Daniel made, an Ikea story and so much more.

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Direct download: AR_013119_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:21pm PDT

Kelly Carlin stops by the show to talk about her new venture Women on the Verge coaching, why she prefers coaching to becoming a therapist with a private practice, the book she began writing after A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, the feeling of being asked to speak for her father (George Carlin), donating his items to a museum, taking time off social media, "untangling daughterhood," the roles our fathers play in our adult lives, meditation, losing Garry Shandling and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Direct download: AR_012819_Kelly_Carlin.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

Jordan Morris joins us fresh from SF Sketchfest where he actually unpacked his suitcase instead of his usual "grazing." Also he bought underwear at Walmart. Speaking of underwear, Alison left hers drying in the bathroom and a podcast guest used that bathroom and now she wants to die. And Daniel is not only "disrupting" pizzas and quesadillas with his cheese innovation but he once nearly had a public access show. Plus so much more including Just Me Or Everyone, futons, deli sandwiches and an important question about what exactly poses a threat to pies cooling in the windowsill.

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Direct download: AR_012419_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

NYC comedian Chris DiStefano joins the show to talk about whether his waist is still size 38 (the name of his new Comedy Central special is Size 38 Waist), growing up in Brooklyn, how his dad is an old world kinda guy adjusting to the new world, mob ties, his relationship with his parents, unconsciously recreating your childhood, his three year old daughter and his relationship with his daughter's mother, Stupid Questions with Chris DiStefano, his upcoming animated pilot, his CBS pilot, getting punched and so much more. We also took questions from the listeners and answered overly personal questions in a segment called How Dare You.

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Direct download: AR_012119_ChrisDistefano.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

Alie Ward is back and she made a big batch of kombucha she's afraid to drink and also afraid to throw out. Daniel is still denying his very apparent feelings for Marie Kondo. Alison took a Lyft that smelled like poo and tweeted about it but then Lyft wanted more info and she didn't want to get Mr. Stinky Pants in trouble. Plus updates on the amniotic fluid, news bloopers, Rachel Bloom, praying manti, Alison's bra and so much more.

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Direct download: AR_011719_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:31pm PDT

Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson from Comedy Central's hit scripted show Corporate stop by to talk about creating the show, what they learned after the first season, artistic vision, how they met, ideas about love and romance, cats, people they hate, the ideal marital house, childhood actions that still cause them guilt, existence in general and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of "How Dare You?"

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Direct download: AR_010719_WeismanIngebretson.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

Marie Kondo's cast a spell on Daniel via her Netflix show and he claims he just thinks she's "cute" but Alison is onto him. Ben Gleib returns and he's wearing a special hat. Renee had her aura photographed and went from a non-believer to an aura photo lover. Plus photo posing, Ben's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel audition, Alison's polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid), Kate Beckinsale and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Direct download: AR_011019_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT

Amy Miller (Solid Gold, Last Comic Standing, Doug Loves Movies) stops by to talk about being voted Portland's Funniest Comic twice, her encounters with Jon Hamm, generalized anxiety, stage fright, how a crisis year launched her into comedy, being recruited by a Baptist church in the East Bay, hosting Who's Your God?, stand up scenes and so much more. We also took your questions, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and debuted a new segment called, "How Dare You."

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Direct download: AR_010719_Amy_Miller.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:08pm PDT

We learn what summer berry grunts are in this episode plus Alison recounts the story of a classic book and film strip: Miss Nelson is Missing. We also talk about New Year's resolutions, Jordan's swim team, Alison's grocery delivery drama, pharmacist policies, chiropractor pens and so much more.

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Direct download: AR_010319_MBF.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

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