Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend (Comedy)

Stephanie Wittels Wachs returns to the show to talk about Lemonada Media, the new podcast network she's launching with Jessica Kordova Kramer and how the two connected and bonded over having both lost brothers to the opioid epidemic. We chat about the drive to turn tragedy into something beautiful, humanizing the crisis, medically assisted treatment, Lemonada's upcoming shows, where she is in the grief process, not passing your shit on to your kid, getting pregnant after loss, activism, the word "addict" falling out of favor, parenthood and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:23pm PDT

If you can't make it to someone's event should you let them know beforehand or is it better to just explain after the fact? The table is divided! Jackie Johnson joins us to discuss NEW Jackie and why swimming with sharks was a terrible idea. Plus a LOT of #GalChat and a new nickname for Tony which I hope sticks but I bet he doesn't. And more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:19pm PDT

Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Groceries, History: The Shequel) stops by the show to talk about buying a multi-unit property in Santa Fe for her sick father, mother-in-law and husband's brother to live in and turning the other units into chic rentals. She shares about the process of advocating medically for her father, watching him nearly die in front of her, relocating him, learning how to effectively take care of him and the effect the experience has had on her. Turns out Santa Fe suits her in such an overpowering way that in the course of writing this summary I've sold my home and now I live in Santa Fe. Also she took advice from a witch. We also chat about her feelings about the industry, family members' reactions to Feminasty, astrology, coincidences, her many podcasts and more. P.S. Very much almost named this episode, "Erin Gibson Says 'Eat Sh*t, Denise.'"

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

Kevin Porter is BACK and we're never letting him go. Daniel has very strong opinions about whether a "brookie" is a thing. Alison experienced some Skype difficulties when trying to guest on Shmanners. Plus we took some of your questions and more.

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

Erin Foley stops by to talk about her hilarious new album Deep Dive, her podcast Sports Without Balls, being a twin, coming out, not realizing she was gay when she "couldn't have been more gay," finding comedy, crystals, Los Angeles, reality TV, improv, basketball, sports heroes and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT

Kevin Porter joins us to talk about what might be the best show on TV right now (no spoilers) and explore Renee's new graphic t-shirt based identity. We also learn about "exvangelism," horny summer 2019, rompers, musical theater, word mispronunciations, camping, Tony's voting and so much more. Plus a round of iTunes Comments of the Week and there's a song we should have played but we didn't and it was kind of egregious on our part and I even gave it to Tony ahead of time and then just completely forgot. #fruit

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

Dog trainer Laura London returns to the show to talk about the not-always-rosy real experience of shooting Animal Planet's Rescue Dog to Super Dog, her decision to move to Northern California, the challenges of picking up and moving, the differences in dog owner culture in different locations, her beef with shock collars, some sad truths about shelters and how broken the system is, saving dogs, having the courage to make hard decisions with an aggressive dog, divorce, relationships, live music and so much more. We also answered your dog questions.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:33pm PDT

John Henson joins us and we take a fun quiz to see who knows him best. Also, Daniel heard a loud noise in the middle of the night and came face to face with a suicidal rat. Plus an update on our neighbors, puppies, car sickness and parenting! And more.

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

Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, Bill Corbett's Funhouse) stops by to talk about living in Minnesota, puppetry, his feelings about the MST3K reboot, fatherhood, theater, his dog (also named Wendy), Yale, what films work best for riffing, his podcast, working with Tony Thaxton, Eddie Murphy, his writing garret and so much more. We also took your questions.

 

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

Who knows Tony Thaxton best? Wendy Molyneux, David Huntsberger and Daniel Quantz join me as we endeavor to find out by playing a Tony Thaxton quiz. With special improvized-on-the-spot music by a very pregnant Wendy who has since had her baby! Plus the return of Snack Chat, David's podcast script and more. A hearty congratulations to Wendy and her family!

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

Matt Gourley (Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Superego, I Was There Too) stops by to discuss being a podcast superstar, home design, whether or not he was an extra in Eyes Wide Shut, growing up in Whittier, his illegal teaching career, insomnia, Christmas, Tony Thaxton's Christmas tree, working with Conan, Superego, marriage counseling and so much more. We also answered your questions.

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

I swear I was not intending to roast Tony more than once although that's kind of what I did. Wendy is here and she has a new cleansing routine which we almost talk about repeatedly. David has returned from his South Dakota sojourn. Alison is having a social and professional conundrum. Plus Save the Bell, dealing with hecklers, who merits their own wikipedia page and more.

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

Arden Myrin (Insatiable, Shameless, MadTV) stops by the show to catch us up on filming Insatiable in Georgia, trying EMDR, grief and trauma, a discussion of malls, losing both of her parents within the last two years, selling a book, writing the book, a fateful twerking class, facing her greatest fear, her podcast Will You Accept This Rose?, reality TV and so much more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

Jordan Morris doesn't frost his tips but you'd certainly be forgiven for thinking so. You might not be forgiven for asking him though, which starts a conversation about men and shame around primping. Daniel discusses his desire, at one point, to get more tattoos, and Tony is angry at other people who have beards. I was here too but I forget what I said. Probably something funny, relevant and important. Lemme check the notes. Oh yes! We also talked about religion, the pressure to be religious in our hometowns with the exception of Daniel, and Daniel and my new neighbors who are very intriguing. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and had some hot 'sups.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:17pm PDT

Erica Rhodes stops by to talk about her unconventional upbringing, her therapist's confrontational approach, a weird babysitter's parakeet attack, performing and writing on Prairie Home Companion, getting into standup, her new album Sad Lemon, Bring the Funny, high waisted pants, ballet, eating disorders, her father's MS, dysfunctional relationships and so much more including your questions.

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

Have we landed on a nickname? MAYBE. Also Daniel's doodling leads to a conversation about his alter ego and his secret work life which leads back to nicknames. Ray Oldhafer calls us during the show and we answer on air and I still feel unsettled but I'm not sure why. Plus a story about a chicken nugget and a round of Just Me Or Everyone and more.

 

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

Paul Rust (Love on Netflix, Don't Stop or We'll Die, Comedy Bang Bang) stops by to talk about first impressions, getting kicked out of a party, anti-comedy, meeting Scott Aukerman, creating a show with his now wife, relationships in general, cutting his pinkies, his childhood in Iowa, video rentals, marriage, sincerity and authenticity in life and music and so much more. We also took your questions.

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

Wendy Molyneux has returned and she's had it up to here with David's insistence his grandmother wore an item of clothing called "capri shorts." Also, turns out every single person except me (Alison) knows that you're supposed to scram when you see a certain thing in nature. Plus the family of raccoons under our house, the baby possum living among Ray's tools, Wendy's remaining weeks of pregnancy, David's sleeping arrangements, flash mobs, Tony's nickname, Just Me Or Everyone and so much more.

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

The nicest show runner, comedy writer and TV exec in the world Caissie St. Onge (Busy Tonight, Watch What Happens Live, Joan Rivers) returns to the show to talk about working with Busy Phillips on Busy Tonight, moving to the West Coast for the gig and what happens now that the show's cancelled, eating a banana in a meeting, her love of Prince, the particular kind of Prince photos she covets, the non-partisan politics of the show, how to put together a largely female writing room and staff (Busy Tonight had a 93% female staff, writing room was 100% female), parenthood, marriage, consent, dogs who are sisters and so much more. We also answered your questions.

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

Rachael O'Brien, Renee Colvert and Tony Thaxton join Daniel and me to discuss how we each responded to the pair of earthquakes over July 4 weekend. Did you know Daniel took a class in college about earthquakes? He did and despite my wanting to roll my eyes at Johnny Earthquakes, he has pretty good info to share. We also discuss reality shows, the way The Hills: New Beginnings is scrambling my brain even though I love it, Rachael's experience at Jax and Britney's Kentucky wedding, how "real" the shows really are, pancake bread, Just Me Or Everyone, gal chat and so much more.

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

Joey Fatone—yes, that Joey Fatone—is here to talk about his crazy work schedule, how to stay focused when recording six episodes a day of game show Common Knowledge, setting the record straight on the timeline of his divorce and girlfriend, how he met his manager Joe Mulvihill with whom he hosts the podcast Two Cups of Joe, fatherhood, NSync, working at Universal, his feelings about Lou Pearlman, marriage, sexuality, his friendship with Lance Bass, performing on Broadway in Rent, whether he's ever been a dick to fans and so much more including your questions.

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

Well it finally happened. I used a fancy 50-cent word and then was asked the definition and CAME UP SHORT. Damn you, liberal arts education. We discuss whether we still retain what we learned in college, my crappy mood, a joke that I hilariously bungle, the ongoing nickname search,
Lance Armstrong and what a dick he is, dead bodies, outrage, detention centers and so much more. We also do a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade, 911) stops by for the first time solo to talk about whether he's ever been too depressed to be silly, finding comedy, divorcing his husband, how he met Throwing Shade cohost Erin Gibson, live podcasts versus studio podcasts, couples counseling, filming a movie in Mexico, Mariah Carey, his childhood in Texas, coming out, his conservative parents, the pain of not being accepted and so much more. We also did a round of Hey Go Fuck Yourself.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT

We're still looking for a name for the studio and a nickname for Tony. Was one discovered during this episode? Maybe? Also Wendy is here with a new business venture that dovetails with David's passion project. Alison went to a wedding and is feeling a little melancholy. Does everyone feel this way at weddings? APPARENTLY NOT. Plus more confidential JMOES and so much more.

 

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

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

We close out the year with your picks for favorite moments of 2018. Thanks for sending in your selections and see you in 2019!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

Piping hot fresh Christmas week content! On this episode we discuss everyone's holiday plans including David's plans to give back to Puerto Rico via his tourism and possibly zip line dollars. Will Alison ever zip line? Listen and find out. Renee will be heading to Colorado, possibly to a wolf conservatory. We also talk about whether you need to doggedly pursue your dreams or relax and let it happen and David talks about his experience hosting his own television show. Plus so much more.

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

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! My gift to you is the first episode of Childish, the podcast I'm doing with Greg Fitzsimmons. I hope you love it as much as we love doing it. Back on Thurs with an all new episode. For more info check out Childishpod.com.

In the very first episode of Childish, Greg and Alison talk about getting caught “dad-splaining,” the gift of pregnancy orgasms, and give advice to a caller about how to make it through the insanity-inducing nights of sleep deprivation with an infant.


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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

The Great British Bake-Off has nothing on the bake-off at Daniel's work. And in case you're thinking Daniel doesn't have strong feelings about brownies, you're wrong. Also mustard and coconut. Jordan Morris is here talking about things he semi knows and also helping us taste fruitcake. And Alison's disrupting days are over and now she thinks inside the box. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:04pm PDT

Cole Stratton (SF Sketchfest, Nash Bridges, Pop My Culture Podcast) is a lifelong improviser and one of the founders and directors of SF Sketchfest. We discuss all facets of the acclaimed, long-running comedy festival. He also just released a limited series podcast with Janet Varney and a stable of improv heavy hitters called The Bat: Improv In the Dark. We chat about the pros and cons of literally performing in the dark as well as talk about his history with comedy, the early days of HBO, his scrappy underdog kittens, his marriage, advice for launching a festival, who's easy to work with and who's hard to work with and so much more including Topic Sombrero and Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:49pm PDT

David told a story on a recent episode about an unpleasant run in he had with a fan in Portland and THE FAN WROTE IN. You have to listen. It's very worth it. Alison shares her zillion dollar idea for a sunscreen spraying booth. Plus holiday bulb rankings, whether Alison and Daniel ooze and what it is they ooze, a listener who's had it up to here with our conformist ways, a story about key fobs and Cerritos and so much more including iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Flop House) stops by the show to talk about about his wonderful children's book Horse Meets Dog, The Flop House podcast, working his way from intern to head writer on The Daily Show and his decision to leave when Jon Stewart left, adjusting to Los Angeles, fatherhood, his love of presidents, a Clydesdale farm in Sonoma, the UCB class he took with Alison, Chester A. Arthur and so much more including Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

We've returned from an amazing Hawaiian vacation rounded by some harrowing flights. Daniel's college roommate, author Dan DeWeese, is here to tell us what Daniel was like way back when and grow uncomfortable at the attention Daniel lavishes upon his innovative napping form. Also we talk about whether learning rules for storytelling (which they learned in film school) is a help or a hindrance. Plus things teachers have said to us that have negatively impacted us, "Island Dan," Puka dogs, Thanksgiving recaps, Topic Sombrero (how to overcome fear of rejection) and so much more. 

 

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

Mark Normand returns to talk about his recent sold out live podcast (Tuesdays with Stories), being on the spectrum, relationships, pitching shows, why comedy shouldn't be put under a microscope, comedy being filled with degenerates, intimacy through injury and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:35pm PDT

When did everyone start saying "janky" and what does it mean exactly? Also does the friend zone exist? And guess which member of the Thursday gang is secretly a spelling bee star? Plus Topic Sombrero, a conversation that may or may not have happened and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone. I am on vacation right now and writing this in a hotel room and I fear this show description doesn't accurately reflect how fun this episode really was.

 

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

Asif Ali (Wrecked, Goatface) stops by the show to talk about growing up a minority in Arizona, getting into comedy, benefitting by not following the "show biz" rules, forming a sketch group with Hasan Minhaj, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras, shooting Wrecked in Fiji, scooters, the  prime white people buying monkeys era and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Watch Goatface on Comedy Central November 27!

 

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

Daniel's insane (but mercifully brief) frat experience and Renee's sorority experience are the fodder for some crazy stories that I'd never heard. Rape Rooms? THESE ARE A THING! Plus our feelings and prejudices about the Greek system, a roller coaster tooth experience, David's dark night of the soul involving a neighbor's car horn and so much more.

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

Comic, actress, writer, singer and producer Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Drop the Mic) stops by the show to talk about growing up with "NPR"-type parents, wanting to be a performance artist, her early acting experiences, the Richmond arts community, musical improv, auditions, sketchy casting experiences, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, moving around, working at hotels and so much more. We also did a round of Topic Sombrero and Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Ben Gleib returns to tell us about his star-studded Telethon for America and his longtime infatuation with Natalie Portman. At one point during the telethon he nearly got an answer to a question which has been plaguing him about whether Natalie remembered an interaction he had with her years prior but then Chelsea Handler made a joke and the moment was lost forever. Also, Alison is worried her belly button is going to explode which leads to some hard truths about lies we've been fed about innies and outies. Plus Just Me Or Everyone, a Caitlyn Jenner spotting at a fast food restaurant, Idylwild's dog mayor, the smell of Alison and Daniel's old apartment and so much more.

 

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

Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me, Adventure Zone, Schmanners), Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Bubble) and musical guest Michael Rosas join me onstage for a live show from the Big Adventure Festival in Costa Mesa, California. Plus a promo for my new podcast, Childish! To see the photos mentioned at the beginning of the episode go to the episode summary at AlisonRosen.com.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:31pm PDT

Greg is back and he had another harrowing experience with "mantra guy" when he was entirely too high to handle it. Also turns out he briefly considered doing standup. Fresh from an episode with Ray Oldhafer, Alison and Daniel recount a couple of WTF things he said. Also a recap of our fun show at Big Adventure Fest, sleep hygiene, ghosts, nighttime eating syndrome, TV Time, Busy Tonight, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and so much more. 

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

Ben Hoffman, the real identity of the person behind country superstar Wheeler Walker, Jr. stops by the show to talk about Wheeler's upcoming album, WWIII and the way Wheeler's life mirrors Ben's. For example, WWWIII is as hilarious and crass as ever but features songs about true love and settling down. Wheeler has a wife and son. Ben Hoffman has been in a solid relationship for a while now and is thinking about the future. We also talk about touring life, the Netflix animated show Ben sold and will be working on in 2019, sending Wheeler to rehab, Wheeler's politics, the woman Ben cast as Wheeler's wife, therapy and so much more. Plus we answered your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:11pm PDT

We moved and we're in a new house with a temporary new studio! Also Daniel did the keto diet and Wendy is over us and Alie Ward is here only covering her mouth to hide her new Invisalign like half the time she speaks. And Renee is here with a new roommate at home. Also Daniel claims 90 percent of the junk in this house is mine which is patently false and now my life's mission is to prove him wrong. Plus so much more including a broken snow globe and Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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

Author and radio host Courtenay Hameister (Live Wire!) stops by the show to talk about her hilarious memoir Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, her RV book tour, relationships, being a late bloomer, the mixed feelings she experienced when she stopped hosting Live Wire!, live show anxiety, the genesis of the book, having sex in public, burrito night at the sex club, breathing and mindfulness, how she knew polyamory wasn't for her and so much more. 

 

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Greg Heller is back and he may have been so loud at work he caused Busy Phillips and her whole staff to move offices. Also he refused to receive a mantra while produce shopping. Alison and Daniel are moving this week and they are stressed. Alison can't throw anything out and Daniel took a humiliating spill outside. Plus we live video streamed this episode to Patreon and made the guy running the stream chime in from time to time. (His name is Dax Schaffer.) Alison is averse to human touch, according to Daniel. And Renee and Greg bond over yoga cults. Plus an email about sopapillas and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Bert Kreischer stops by the show to talk about his Sober October progress, the bet between him, Tom Segura, Joe Rogan and Ari Shaffir, the impact of Joe Rogan and Bill Burr talking to him at the Comedy Store about prioritizing standup and The Bertcast over TV hosting, allowing people to befriend him, the jokes (#bertisfat) that put him back into therapy, parting ways with the Travel Channel after eight years, eating coffee cake with his dog, his Netflix special Secret Time, his upcoming tour, fatherhood and marriage, anal chugging, being a bro to a point, his dad's owl story 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: 8:44pm PDT

We have some ideas for car wash improvements. Jordan Morris is back and he knows a shocking amount of trivia about the La Brea Tar Pits. Alison did a corporate gig and flew semi-private and now she's been ruined for all real jobs and commercial flights. Also she had pregnant-lady cous cous disaster. (She choked on a cous and pissed herself.) Plus various cities we've spent time in, iTunes comments of the week, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and why it is that Jordan and Alison do that thing they do.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT

The list of shows Kathryn Burns has choreographed is highly impressive. In addition to her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend she's worked on Key & Peele, Workaholics, Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates, Wet Hot American Summer, Better Things, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Bang Bang and more. She's a go-to comedy choreographer but she's also worked with Carly Rae Jepsen and Pharrell. She's the first choreographer I've had on the show and I was fascinated to learn how it all works and also that there's no union that represents TV and film choreographers. We also talked about her path, UCB, nursing, body image, her family, serendipity and so much more. Plus we took questions from listeners and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

Double entendre alert! But really, I am terrible at moving and packing and decluttering and as proof, on-air, Daniel explores the contents of hastily packed box of crap that traveled with me from New York to California and has sat unopened in multiple apartments. Plus a discussion of movies that wrecked us for months, a restaurant in Denver that features cliff diving, a seasonal snackchat, a dog costume contest, JetSuiteX and so much more including Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane stops by the show to talk about My Wife Hates Me (the podcast she cohosts with her husband Rich Vos), her book You're Better Than Me, growing up on a farm without running water in Canada, her confidence in writing, becoming a comic, ingrained sexism, sexist club owners, her documentary Women Aren't Funny, her experience on Last Comic Standing, motherhood, booking TV gigs and so much more. We also took your question and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:46pm PDT

After going into a little more detail about Daniel's psyche unraveling last week, we find out that Ben Gleib spent a glorious evening hanging out with Bono in Tulum and Renee released some turtles and shimmied up a lifeguard stand in Cancun. Plus the owls that listen to my podcast, the high school morning announcement gig I didn't get, the worst fro-yo topping combination ever and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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