Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

de Alison Rosen

A twice weekly podcast hosted by award-winning interviewer and everyone's new best friend Alison Rosen

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Mary Lynn's Jetsetting, Dave's Jetta-Setting, Do You Remember This Dude?

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International superstar and my real life friend Mary Lynn Rajskub makes her Thursday show debut and Dave Huntsberger is quick to point out that he is also my friend and yet I just glossed right over that. Daniel and I are hot to talk about LuLaRich—the documentary about MLM LuLaRoe—and we all share our own experiences with multi level marketing companies. Mary Lynn's neighbor rides a one wheel. Could there be a love connection? Plus tracing old possessions, writing on money, dog farts again, iTunes Comments of the Week, Just Me Or Everyone and a new segment: Do You Remember This Dude?

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June Diane Raphael

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Actor, author, podcast host June Diane Raphael (Grace & Frankie, How Did This Get Made?, The Deep Dive) joins the show to talk about paranormal smells, learning to feel at home in her body, hair, adolescence, allergies, her "inner shit-kicker," making time for female friendships, Filene's Basement and Strawberry and so much more. Plus Just Me Or Everyone!

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Paul Rust's Travel Mugs, Michael Cassady's Dad's Photo, A Word Pronunciation Quiz

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Paul Rust and Michael Cassady are back! Michael's broken into a new home with a different camera angle. Paul has some stuff to say about the Spice Girls. Also we break down how to work your way up from lowly passenger to pilot in one transatlantic flight. Tony didn't have to go through the formal steps because he's famous. We also talk about commuter mugs, broken glass, my interview with Emily Oster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, words with regional pronunciations, caramel, the one where Monica words a turkey on her head and so much more.

 

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Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and Daniel's Texas Rant)

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Daniel has some harsh words for Texas and he won't back down. He also has harsh words for Alison who can barely hack attending preschool for three hours in the sun with Owen. Has Alison become even more accustomed to inactivity? A caller moved from California to Texas and feels it's a big mistake. Another caller is moving to Canada. Alison thinks all moves are a little traumatic and Daniel disagrees which is so Daniel. Another caller claims to be Tony Thaxton but he sounds more like Greg Heller. Plus some TV Talk, Alison's genius wearable/disposable tech idea and more.

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Ken Reid's Fancy Ear Piece, Robin Shorr's Picnic Chic, Canadian Desserts

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Something is different about Tony and he wants us to guess. And guess we do! Ken Reid is here and he's stepped up his ear piece game. Robin Shorr makes her long awaited return from across the country where she's just crashed a wedding. I tell a really vague story and also once again I make everyone discuss whether I should move to Rhode Island. Plus Canadian desserts, voiceover, vengeance, humidity, Just Me Or Everyone and more!

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Emily Oster

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Emily Oster is an economics professor and author whose hugely popular books—Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and her latest, The Family Firm—help parents make better decisions by analyzing data. Expecting Better was recommended to me by friend of show Mary Katharine Ham when I was pregnant with Elliot and I've been a fan ever since. She's written numerous pieces during the pandemic about analyzing risk. Also, she holds a PhD from Harvard! We talked about what she loves about research, growing up the daughter of two Yale professors, the sausage roll disaster of 2020, whether she always wanted children, knowing she was done after two, her relationship with decisions, living in Rhode Island and why I should move there, hiking, being a morning person, what she was like in college, why you're probably wrong about economics (I was), her newsletter, her favorite class in school and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone, HGFY and answered your questions.

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Dave's Nevadatude, Wendy's Noisy Legs, An Animal Fart Quiz

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Things take a spicy turn when David Huntsberger gets upset over Alison forgetting which way Nevada is pronounced. Wendy Molyneux is here and despite people constantly mispronouncing her last name, she's yet to "pull a Dave." Also, she has cellophane legs. I've been giggling over farts in general, which is a sign of my continued evolution and self-actualization in that I am truly taking pleasure in the small things. We listen to some gassy animals and try to determine who dealt it. Plus Just Me Or Everyone, Slim Slimmon's Adorable Hour, Wendy's singing finger and more.

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Tony Thaxton

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Producer/drummer/podcaster Tony Thaxton, AKA "The Bad Boy of Podcasting," is back on my show as the main event when the scheduled guest needs to reschedule. Tony has been going through some stuff and I'd been hoping he would want to discuss it on the show. We do a Tony Wellness Check, discuss Kids Incorporated (recently featured on Tony's podcast Bizarre Albums), Tony's lack of dancing, pandemic anger, his divorce, the specifics of rejoining Motion City Soundtrack, grief during the pandemic, the recent loss of Brian Cain, Christmas songs, podcasting gear, hiking near a bear, dating and so much more. We also took your questions!

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Dameshek's Pint Glasses, Alison's Office Crushes, Betsy Sodaro's Anti-Fruit Stance

por Alison Rosen

Does Dave Dameshek get paid to agree with Daniel instead of Alison? You would be forgiven for thinking so after this episode. Also, his wife won't add to his pint glass collection and he has questions. Meanwhile Alison and Daniel got in a fight over a flyswatter and more. Also, Alison made an egregious error in a meeting earlier and is embarrassed. Betsy Sodaro is here and she's not a fruit head. Also, she explains why she's the last person in the world who should have a child. Plus a new segment which might be called Which is Worse? and Just Me Or Everyone!

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John Ross Bowie

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John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory, Speechless, a million other things you've seen) joins the show to talk about his new podcast Household Faces with John Ross Bowie where he interviews fellow character actors. We also talk about whether he or Tony Thaxton is nicer, nearly getting punched by a student when he taught high school, his frustration with "Fred," parenting during the pandemic, improv games, his midlife crisis, how he came to have peace with his career, punk rock, my bizarre new ability to feel joy, and so much more including Just Mr Or Everyone.

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Caissie and Josh's Duckpin Bowling, Jeff's Salt Flats, Daniel's CVS Beef

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Josh Gondelman has joined us from three hours in the future and he didn't even fall asleep while waiting for the show to start. Probably from all the cocaine he famously snorts. Caissie St. Onge is here as well and she would like to cede her time to Josh and this whole drug situation. Jeff Fox is filling in for Tony and he's fresh from the salt flats where he saw a car go 475 mph. Daniel has a CVS beef and I want to talk about White Lotus. Plus more guessing people's favorite pasta shapes and Just Me Or Everyone.

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LeeAnn Kreischer

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Writer, mother and host of Wife of the Party, LeeAnn Kreischer has always struck me as very wise and self-actualized. Turns out she really is! We talk about her incredibly challenging childhood, her desire to be happy, growing up with a borderline mother, meeting her husband Bert Kreischer, a little something called "Bert Mode," the effect of Bert's success on her marriage, realizing she preferred writing to acting, recurring fights, her years in New York, postpartum depression and rage and so much more. We also answered your questions and did a Just Me Or Everyone involving couch maintenance.

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Jackie Johnson's Tomatoes, Helen Hong's Phone Call, Tony's Commando Toes

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Helen Hong is here and she hates beans but loves her infant nephew despite his exhausting helplessness. Jackie Johnson is here and she needs advice on how to handle tomato theft. Daniel has a creative solution which leads to me wondering if Italian people really pronounce "sauce" the way Daniel insists they do. Plus Tony Thaxton's toes are occasionally going commando and I am cheating on my eye exams. Plus cotton candy grapes and some glitches in the matrix.

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Dave Dameshek is Back!

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It's been too long since football analyst, writer and radio personality Dave Dameshek (NFL Network, Extra Points Network, Daves of Thunder) has graced us with a visit! We talked about getting older, surgery, the Thaxman and Q Monster, how sports help pass time, going back to school in the fall, fruits, team names, phrases and language, donuts, kids and more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Vince Mancini's Pool Boy, Matt Lieb's Scared Eating, Power Nerds

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Vince Mancini (Uproxx, Pod Yourself a Gun) and Matt Lieb (Good Mythical Morning, Pod Yourself a Gun) joined Tony, Daniel and me for an impromptu lizard funeral, a potentially disturbing discussion of a violent Sopranos scene (I am trying to figure out why it unsettled me so much), a deep dive into what it means to accuse someone of growing up in a barn and so much more. Plus Vince's Fresno pool odyssey, Matt's ornamental nose, fact-based podcasts, eating like a chipmunk, ear wax, above ground pools, powerful nerds, Fred Durst, Matt's day bed and more.

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Jamie Loftus

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Comic, writer, podcast host and artist Jamie Loftus (My Year in Mensa, Lolita Podcast, Aack Cast, Bechdel Cast) joins us to talk about how stunt journalism led to finding her niche as a podcaster, the decision to switch from writing about her experience as a "dumb slut" who infiltrated Mensa to releasing it as a show, making the Lolita Podcast during the pandemic, wanting to do something lighter for her next project which was Aack Cast where she reconsiders Cathy comics, feminism, scoliosis, eating dog food, butt chugging milk, Dunkin Donuts specialty items, Judy Blume's Deenie, hot dogs and so much more. We also took your questions.

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Caissie St. Onge's Viral Theory, Danny Jolles's Pizza, Alison Versus Tony

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Caissie St. Onge and Danny Jolles are here to talk about old soups, false eyelashes, the way Tony is steamed at me and vice versa, my recent Covid scare, fading tattoos, non-food motivated dogs, and drinking water and the way too much of it can kill you. We also discuss Caissie's viral prognostication regarding Ben Affleck and JLo! And dating habits! Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone!

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Daniel and Alison (Rapid Tests, Kewl Beanz, Your Calls)

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Daniel and I may have been exposed and I am freaking out a bit but Daniel is tempering my freakout. Still, I take a rapid test on air. Also we take your calls, Daniel does an installment of Daniel's Kewl Beanz and Elliot makes a couple appearances. Plus drinking water and breaking up with a therapist.

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Wendy's Foot News, David's Homemade Kombucha, Double Snack Chat!

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Wendy Molyneux, Dave Huntsberger, Daniel Quantz and Tony Thaxton guest on this very special double snack chat episode! We're tasting Dave's homemade kombucha AND we're trying to guess the ingredients in Buttermilk Haystacks. Winner gets a special prize from Wendy's purse. Also, are there instances of animals being cruel to one another or is that just a human thing? Plus we discuss Dave's rodeo past, Wendy's foot news, Tony's google passion, reverse animals, poop transplants and so much more!

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Chris Gethard

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Comic, writer, actor and father Chris Gethard (Beautiful/Anonymous, Career Suicide) joins the show. We talk about his move to New Jersey, his secret bromance with Tony, fatherhood, the arc of his unconventional talk show The Chris Gethard Show which started as a live UCB show, went to public access and then cable, depression, almost needing to go to a mental hospital during the pandemic, confronting trolls, meeting his now-wife while naked, my history with his wife (our bands played together years ago), his comedy special Half My Life, knowing success doesn't bring happiness, Morrissey and so much more. We also took your questions and did Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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Jenna and Al's Budget, Jeff's Court Case, Daniel's Tear Ducts

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Jenna Kim Jones and #AL are here and Jenna is due in 3.5 weeks! Jeff Fox is here, but disguised, and he's still riding high from his labor intensive but successful court victory. Daniel is fresh from the eye doctor and they put plugs in his tear ducts. It makes me want to barf. Tony relates to Daniel's duct struggle. Also, we do a drop-off with Betsy Sodaro and Greg Heller drops. I want to know if everyone has a budget and how detailed it should be. Plus Just Me Or Everyone and so much more.

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Eliza Skinner Returns

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Comic, writer and musician Eliza Skinner returns to the show to talk about her hosting her own late night show for one night only on July 16 (get tickets here), adopting a dog right before the shut down, starting up a relationship remotely, everyone's hacky jokes about Ultimate Slip 'n' Slide getting shut down, spaying and neutering pets, Suzy Chapstick, Maria Shriver's long hair, her late night philosophy, whether there are rules around what you can joke about, air fryers, water, monologues and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Riki Lindhome's Amnesia, Jordan Morris's Panera Bathroom, The Rules for Dating

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Jordan Morris is here and he has a favorite bathroom where he'll be taking all promotional photos and meetings. Riki Lindhome is here too and someone recently called her up to apologize for something but she can't remember the offense. Daniel's nailed the Utah accent and I am having trouble letting things go. Also we recall that horrible 90s dating sensation "The Rules," talk what we did or didn't do on the fourth of July, Jordan hopes to remain on a certain invite list, Riki enjoys phone calls, Jordan received a bad Air Bnb rating and more!

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Matt Logelin

por Alison Rosen

Matt Logelin and his wife Liz were high school sweethearts. They bought a house, she got pregnant with their first child and they planned to live happily ever after. The pregnancy was complicated but their daughter was born and she was healthy. But then 27 hours after giving birth, as she was getting ready to meet the baby she hadn't yet held, Liz died of a pulmonary embolism. This is the subject of Matt's memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy, which has been turned into Fatherhood, the number one Netflix movie at the time this episode airs. Kevin Hart plays Matt. Obama has tweeted about the movie. (His production company helped bring it to the screen.) Matt stopped by the show to talk about the differences between the movie and real life, his mixed feelings about writing the book, the process of turning the book into a movie, grief, the Liz Logelin Foundation, falling in love again (he is married to Bob's Burgers writer, Great North co-creator and ARIYNBF guest Lizzie Molyneux), whether Tony seems violent, the odd life of a successful blogger, guesting on Oprah and Rachael Ray and so much more.

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Kevin T Porter's Baked Goods, Renee Colvert's Disneyland Smells, Alison’s a Slophead

por Alison Rosen

Kevin T. Porter is back and he brought his lil friend Dexter AND some sweet treats which prompts an impromptu snack chat and taste test. Renee is here and she recently went to Disneyland but missed the smells. I'm a slophead and also remember when everyone wanted to look older than they were? We discuss this and I have some old person questions about young people and cancel culture. Plus Chris Hansen, Seth Rogan, Sia, Youth and Government, Armie Hammer, F9 and social hangovers.

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Chris Hansen

por Alison Rosen

Investigative reporter Chris Hansen (To Catch a Predator, Have a Seat with Chris Hansen, Predators I've Caught) joins the show to talk about the three types of male predators, the difference between predators and pedophiles, working with law enforcement and his opinion of law enforcement, memorable To Catch a Predator moments, NBC's decision to stop producing TCAP, the kind of parent he is, compartmentalizing to keep his sanity, showing up on Onision's doorstep, the worst things he's seen, how he found himself doing this kind of work, whether he believes in rehabilitation and so much more. Full video on YouTube.com/alisonrosen

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Tim Kalpakis's Sloppy Boys Trip, Jackie Johnson's Gardener, High Tony

por Alison Rosen

Tim Kalpakis is here in the flesh! Previously I'd only known him as a face on a computer! Jackie Johnson is also here and she'll stick to the melody, thank you very much. Tony is accidentally high, which is somewhat of a tradition on this show. We celebrate Bo Honkus Jones, do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and discuss a comment that is stuck in my craw.

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Grace Helbig

por Alison Rosen

Youtuber, actor, author and media personality Grace Helbig (Not Too Deep, This Might Get Weird, Pile It On) joins the show to talk about the art of interviewing, pursuing a Masters degree, psychology, feeling burned out, social media anxiety, performing, doing improv, hosting a show on E!, hair and eyebrows and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY. Full episode on YouTube.com/alisonrosen

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Wendy and Dave's Song, Alison's Drugs, Burt Knuckles

por Alison Rosen

We're in person again! Woohoo! I forget how everything works, Wendy Molyneux and Dave Huntsberger compose a beautiful and action-packed song, everyone thinks I'm doing a bit when I talk about having experimented with drugs, Elliot is making me repeat everything, Wendy recuses herself from decorating Daniel and my walls, I've got a great impression and more. Plus Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze regarding Kombucha, Harry Potter talk and a champagne toast!

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Manon Mathews

por Alison Rosen

Comedian, actor, influencer and impressionist Manon Mathews joins the show to talk about her book Funny How It Works Out, blowing up on Vine and Tik Tok, her tendency to be a people pleaser, being an only child, discovering her husband was cheating on her shortly after their dream wedding, drinking, writing and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. And if you think millipedes didn't come up, you don't know me at all. Full video on YouTube.com/alisonrosen.

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Mike Sacks's Peanuts, Betsy Sodaro's New Pen, Alison's News Quiz!

por Alison Rosen

Betsy Sodaro returns to the show and Mike Sacks (Vanity Fair, New Yorker) makes his debut. Have you ever put peanuts in coke and if you did, would you eat the peanuts after? Also, did your mom keep you on codeine throughout most of your childhood? Have you loudly broken a chair? These are but a few of the things we discussed on this show but really, I am burying the lede. We also did a very fun news quiz. And Just Me Or Everyone!

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Robert Iler

por Alison Rosen

Robert Iler (The Sopranos, Pajama Pants Podcast) joins the show to talk about his new relationship, taking 35 tabs of Molly on his birthday, sobriety, the smoothie that changed his life, getting arrested, disliking fame, poker, his childhood, podcasting, his relationship with the media and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.

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Wiger's New Clothes, Mitch's Keg Stand, Alison's Lyft Score Update

por Alison Rosen

Nick and Mitch from The Doughboys are here! Nick recently went shopping! Mitch did a keg stand! I'm still upset about my Lyft score and I have more info to share. Daniel's connection isn't ideal and I'm concerned for goldfish in bowls in people's abandoned offices. Mitch has a story which doesn't make me feel any better. Plus how do we feel about Monte Cristo sandwiches? Also, sushi awareness and Just Me Or Everyone.

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Daniel and Alison (Your Calls, News Quiz, Daniel's Kewl Beanz)

por Alison Rosen

Has Daniel been paying attention to the news this week? I wrote a brief quiz to find out. Also, Elliot is "why?"ing us to death and Daniel wants to upstage me at my own funeral. Plus your calls and Daniel's Kewl Beanz. And some Wendy news.

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Paul Rust's Brush Poppers, Michael Cassady's Quiz, Alison's Lyft Score

por Alison Rosen

Who knows Paul Rust and Michael Cassady best? Daniel, Tony and I take a quiz to find out. You can play along at home. And despite the progress I've made becoming less dependent on external validation, my Lyft passenger score is going to drive me insane. Plus Grease vs Grease 2, swearing as children, Just Me Or Everyone, Western wear, reentry into society and more.

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