Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Greg Fitzsimmons is back! The episode starts with a bet between Alison and Greg and moves on to talk of a potentially uncomfortable conversation with Marc Maron, Greg's colonoscopy, quitting drinking and drugs, Stanford's recent decision to ban hard alcohol and whether drinking makes men more prone to rape. Then Alison shares an experience from her past that she's never spoken about. Plus we took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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

Alison's body is changing, Greg's answering the siren call of adventure and we all learn a little more about life in a Mormon Singles' Ward. Plus Alison had a career meltdown but pulled herself out of it and also dropped three to five boxes of popsicles at the grocery store. And we offered some advice, got news about apples from a man on the inside, did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about an adoptable dog named Pumpkin.

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

Heather McDonald (Juicy Scoop, Chelsea Lately, You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again) stops by the show to talk about abusive adult siblings, her unfortunate feud with Chelsea Handler (and its resolution), getting her start via a Learning Annex class, getting her driver's license before she got her period, being a virgin until she was 27, motherhood and marriage, Studs, Andrew Shue and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:03pm PDT

Daniel's dream cheating again so Alison comes up with an ingenious way to stop it. Plus Jeff reads from his journal, we discuss whether cats really like lasagna or if Garfield is an outlier, Alison tells the story of the time she crashed a brand new car into another brand new car at a dealership and we offer some advice to a listener who works with mean girls. Plus #SnackChat with Swedish Fish Oreos and a round of Just Me Or Everyone. (Back next week with another adoptable dog!)

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

Erin McGathy (This Feels Terrible, Human Conversation with Wayne Federman, Harmontown) stops by the show to talk about her marriage to and divorce from Dan Harmon, clashing love languages, moving to Ireland, growing up a military kid, losing her mom young and her evolving relationship with her father, live shows, the ice cream crown she wore at her bachelorette party, losing herself in her relationship, insecurities, discount wedding dresses, agoraphobia and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT

Jenna reads an excerpt from her college journal on this episode and it does not disappoint. Plus Alison has a nerve-wracking genetic testing experience and the listener who wanted advice about her best friend's fiance cheating with the listener's sister has provided us with an update. Plus a conflict about zucchini bread, Jenna's dad at the Olympics, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Gordon.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT

Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life, Scooby-Doo) stops by the show this week and if you know anything about me it's that I'm a huge lifelong fan so you can only imagine how excited and nervous I was. Mindy did not disappoint. We talked about her unusual childhood—being discovered by Norman Lear, Alan Horn and Charlotte Rae when they were researching girls' schools to bring authenticity to Facts of Life, attending regular school while also working on the show, having "once in a lifetime experiences all the time," going "hog ass wild" when she was 17, the discrepancy between how she appears and how she feels inside, wanting to be a doctor at one point and eventually realizing she was already doing the thing she loved, realizing you don't have to be friends with someone just because they want to be friends with you, feeling drawn to alcoholics, drug addicts and narcissists, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, romance, reality shows, the movie she's currently shooting and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Also: a Facts of Life quiz!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Alison and Daniel are pretty sure they know what they're having. Plus the overwrought journal entry-reading continues this week with a couple soul-crushing pages from Alison's journal (Jenna's next week and then either Jeff or Greg again. We're keeping this going!), plus talk of exes, Janae's advice for making friends, Mindy Cohn-chat, advice to a young listener in love with her best friend, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Adler.

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

Dave Coulier (Full House, Fuller House) stops by the show to talk about his new digital songbook and album The Adventures of Jimmy Bugar as well as to regale us with celebrity fart impressions. We also talk about working clean, growing up in Michigan, his start in comedy, hand farts versus mouth farts, the period where he worried his career was over, Alanis Morrisette, an intervention his friends performed when they worried he was with the wrong woman, fatherhood, divorce, getting married after divorce, Lori Loughlin's gas 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: 8:00pm PDT