Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend (comedy)

Alison is FIRED UP! You know how books burn at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, apparently? Alison's rage is burning at 452! And it has nothing to do with the event she's missing to do this recording. Also Renee used to work at a fancy yoga store and got let go for the best reasons. Plus Daniel shares some of his cult knowledge, David tells a harrowing boat story that Alison had a teeeeeeensy weeeeeeeensy bit of trouble following because of aforementioned rage and then everyone tried the Cynthia Nixon bagel abomination and the results may surprise you. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone!

 

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

(CW: This podcast contains a discussion of suicidal thoughts.) Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central, Sirius XM's You Up w/Nikki Glaser, Dancing with the Stars) stops by the show to talk about why she finds nihilism to be soothing, her struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, the huge impact meditation has made on her life, giving guys PTSD, becoming best friends with a guy who broke her heart whom she actively hated for over a decade, how she got over the hate, jokes you can and can't make on Comedy Central roasts, not wanting penises in her mouth, plastic surgery, Match Game, giving up her beloved dogs and so much more. We also took your questions over Patreon and Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. If you're struggling with suicidal thoughts call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

 

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Alison had a frightening doctor's appointment and is having trouble shaking it off. Alie Ward is here to fondly recall the cupcake she gave Alison a bite of and share news of how tracking her sleep has resulted in sleeping better. Daniel scratches his back and eats peanuts like a dad, both of which started before children. Plus we talk about some important topics such as Marky Mark's hate crimes and crazy schedule and Cynthia Nixon's sweet/savory bagel order. And a round of Just Me Or Everyone!

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Ken Marino (Dog Days, The State, Burning Love) stops by the show to talk about male grooming products, whether he's ever had a facial, working with his wife (screenwriter Erica Oyama), directing Dog Days and the challenges of filming animals, whether he feels typecast, how he got into comedy, exercise, the relationship among members of The State, fatherhood, that Rock n Rollercoaster pre-ride video, catchphrases and so much more. We also took your questions over Patreon and Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Where's Jeff been on recent Monday shows? Why won't Alison allow him to talk or plug his projects? The listenership demands answers and we have them. Plus some hiccup remedies, a plea for whoever sent the nice "Nibbles" tray to reveal their identity, some talk about giant olives and Las Vegas over the years, financial and existential anxiety, a terrible idea that everyone except Alison seems to like regarding how people should celebrate their birthdays, a misunderstanding about cereal, an egregious parking violation and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone. 

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John Henson (Talk Soup, Wipeout!) returns to the show to regale us with stories of Judge Judy's distractingly soft coat, the emotional letter his father wrote to his grandchildren, his new pilot where he quickly takes you through the news of the day with a comedic left-leaning slant, hosting for Food Network, why improv is "36 hour Cialis," the tough questions raised by Louis CK's recent performance, what kind of parent he is, The Big Picture, falling asleep during a recent tattoo and so much more. We also took your questions over Patreon and Twitter.

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, director/writer/actor/cat rescuer James Gunn (Super, Slither) stops by to chat about relationships, unhealthy relationships, his former marriage to Jenna Fischer, being superstitious, PG Porn and other career masterpieces and simple ways to make yourself happy. We take some calls including one from a 15 year old who wants to know whether to tell his best friend he has a crush on her.

 

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Direct download: AR_082018_James_Gunn.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:20pm PDT