Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Lindsay DeFranco is a former YouTube personality who refers to herself as a "recovering mommy blogger." She's also the cofounder of the media literacy campaign Not So Fast and the wife of superstar YouTuber Phil DeFranco with whom she has two young sons. We talked about motherhood, moving to LA with Phil, her reasons for leaving YouTube, curly hair, home invasion, guns, her childhood in Georgia, mediocrity, her parents' divorce, self-care and compassion, anxiety, live streaming platforms and so much more. We also took your questions.

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

Recorded live at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco on January 26, 2020. Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) joins the show to talk about freezer carbs (she's anti), parts of yourself, therapy, cats, oversharing, her tumultuous childhood and more. Tony Thaxton offers a Tone Zone update and Alison's old band The Angoras reunite for the first time! Plus Just Me Or Everyone!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:48pm PST

Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars, Tower Prep) stops by to talk about the new movie Spy Intervention which he stars in and executive produced, losing a scholarship because he appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, stability versus adventure, moving to Harlem, proposing to his girlfriend in Iceland, playing the ukulele, getting evicted, TV versus stage acting and so much more. We also took a spy music quiz.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:57pm PST

Ben Gleib is here, still exhausted from concluding his presidential run, and he's ready to transition back to civilian life. Also he's got strong opinions about his girlfriend's choice of footwear. Alison and Daniel took Elliot to Disneyland and Renee is considering returning to her extroverted ways. Tony is going to leave us again but only for a few days. Plus a word we've never encountered and some snacks from New Zealand.

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

Food Network star and food journalist/critic Troy Johnson stops by to talk about making the switch from writing about music to food, majoring in poetry, growing up with a gay parent, regrets, marriage, divorce, parenthood, San Diego, Fox Rox, Guy's Grocery Games, Crave, Adderall, aggressive heterosexuality, cooking and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:32pm PST

Tone Zone Thaxton is BACK after his Motion City Soundtrack tour and he's got a gold record and everything. Alison has a dumb question about the record. Can you guess what it is? Joe Kwaczala is here and he's got a ladyfriend to witness his weird sleep behavior. Also we do a round of Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze involving coconut jellybeans but first must delineate the difference between jelly bellies and traditional jelly beans. Daniel says something that isn't intended for the podcast but he says it right into the mic. Also there's some beeping, some gentle ribbing and more.

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

Jessica Chaffin (Spy, The Heat, Zoey 101) stops by to talk about her new podcast Ask Ronna with Ronna (& Bryan), growing up in Newton, Massachusetts as one of six kids, her relationship with her parents, getting into comedy, skincare, Ronna & Beverly, offering advice as Ronna, her love of England and so much more. We also took your questions.

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

Alison is back from Sketchfest with stories to tell. Renee went to Sketchfest and is wearing a number of meals on her shirt. Joe Kwaczala is here having just performed a comedy show while people drove golf balls at his head. Plus so much more including a story of a guy who didn't recognize Alison even though he would have been delighted if he knew who she was, most likely.

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

Newscaster Courtney Friel stops by the show to talk about her just published memoir Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News in which she tells all about living as an addict while appearing to be a put together reporter. We talk about her decision to go public with her sobriety, the fact that a story from the book about Donald Trump hitting on her went viral which pushed up the release of the book, her years at Fox News and what she witnessed there, motherhood, divorce, meditation, panic attacks, not taking things personally, rehab, celebs who were hard to interview, her video podcast Keeping It Friel: Conversations on Recovery and so much more. We also took your questions.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:08pm PST

Wendy Molyneux is back and she had a baby complete with dramatic water breaking moment! Also if you're rude to her she might follow you to your house. Dave Huntsberger was just in Canada and it went well except for one show which was challenging. Also he made shoes and still claims he's going to cut his hair. Pete the Retailer is here being distracted by thoughts of pancakes. Plus we have several important epiphanies about fashion and VSCO girls, talk about potato clocks and Spago and do a round of iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. And an impromptu spelling test breaks out!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:12pm PST

Joel Stein, (Time, Newsweek, LA Times) stops by to talk about his new book In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book for which he traveled the country exploring the populism that put Trump in office. We also talk about Scott Adams, our best friendship, gossipy stories involving Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, the moral cost of being a skillful journalist, Goop, meeting Jim Carrey, conferences, free will, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, the fact his book is funny but when he talks about it it isn't and so much more.

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

Who knows Jackie Johnson best? We take a quiz to find out. Plus Kevin T. Porter is here, with cookies, to fill us in on the trip to Las Vegas he took after being identified as a Mrs. Maisel influencer. He saw a show! Pete the Retailer is here and Jackie zeroes right the fuck in on his favorite color. Plus a story which details exactly how dumb Daniel thinks Alison is, an Uber for Allies, Audrina Patridge, Idaho, Puerto Rico and ziplining, slang terms and so much more including #SnackChat.

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

Comedian and actor Adam Ferrara (Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, Top Gear) stops by the show to talk about the creation of his new podcast The Adam Ferrara Podcast: 30 Minutes You'll Never Get Back, growing up on Long Island, his decision to go to college, relationships, drinking, working on himself, cars, meditation, making himself cry and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:36pm PST

Jordan Morris and Dave Huntsberger join Daniel and me on this episode and Pete The Retailer (from The Star Wars Minute) is filling in for Tony while Tony plays in Motion City Soundtrack which is a band all of us are having trouble saying. Jordan fills us in on his Christmas, Dave raises some important questions about the manufacturing of voodoo dolls and throws a fair amount of shade at a specific kind of saxophone player. Daniel and I feel weird about lying about Santa, Daniel's seeking pumpkin fodder and more. Plus a quiz about Nebraska and iTunes Comments of the Week.

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

You guys sent in your picks for favorite clips of 2019 and here they are! We're nibblin' on spongecake, doling out nicknames, yawning during stories, revealing unused drops, asking questions, traveling, singing and so much more. Featuring Daniel Quantz, Tony Thaxton, David Huntsberger, Wendy Molyneux, Renee Colvert, Greg Heller, Jackie Johnson, Jordan Morris, Arden Myrin, Alie Ward, Jeff Fox and some names I'm sure I'm forgetting.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:59pm PST

Jenna Kim Jones came to town for one day only and we recorded a Patreon bonus episode and this Thursday show. Happy New Year! We talk about resolutions, life in Georgia, Santa Clause, periods, #galchat, another Tone Zone update and we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:01pm PST

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