Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

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Writer, comedian and unabashed crappy television fan Alison Rosen (you know her as Adam Carolla's news girl) shares all the junk in her head in a fun and silly (but sometimes serious) weekly interview show touching on relationships, pop culture and current events, listener interaction and trying to figure out if that thing you do that you think no one else does is normal.

Episodes

Pete Holmes #4  

Pete Holmes returns to the show to talk about his new HBO show Crashing, the differences and similarities between his real life and the one portrayed on the show, lying to get at the truth, the real story of his then wife cheating on him, pitching Judd Apatow and working with Judd, comedy not needing you, lucid dreaming, Conan, sweet lady Val and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Elliot's Birth Story, Meatball Sandwiches and Jenna's Comedy Special  

Alison had a baby! Labor was long and dramatic and somewhat upsetting and then Elliot had to spend a few days in the NICU. This is that story. Plus catheters, balloons, unfavorable cervixes, epidurals, meconium, nurses, anesthesiologists who look like Larry Miller, butt stuff, meatball sandwiches and Jenna's new comedy special.

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Jenni Konner  

Girls showrunner, writer and director Jenni Konner (Girls, Lenny Letter) stops by the show to talk about the final season of Girls, being the "Mrs. Garrett of Girls," growing up a "fast kid" in Los Angeles, boarding school, her relationship with Lena Dunham, advice from Judd Apatow, working with her ex on Lenny Letter, protest marches, the power of speaking out, her career path, trolls, nudity, the nuances of power, what she was like in her 20s, having no sense of direction and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

 

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Thursday Gang, Live from Podfest  

You guys, I had a baby! While I recover, please enjoy this previously unreleased Live from LA Podfest episode featuring the whole gang plus a special message from me at the top. Back next week with a brand new episode.

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Jen Glantz  

Writer and professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz stops by the show to talk about her new book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire); Stories on Growing Up, Looking for Love and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers (out February 7), her thoughts on the wedding industry, the ad she placed on Craigslist offering her services that went viral and ultimately turned into her professional bridesmaid business Bridesmaid for Hire, her desire to help people, her path as a writer, letting her mom select dates for her on dating web sites, what she's learned about marriage and love, relationships, feeling like an outcast, consulting for a sorority, growing up in Florida and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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The Last Show Before Baby, Chocodiles and Protest Etiquette  

Alison is scheduled to be induced the following morning and has mixed feelings. Special guest David Huntsberger has an innovative idea involving irrigation, urination and alligators, Jenna knows what Chocodiles are and reassures Alison that her sudden cold feet is normal. Plus Facebook frustration, protest etiquette, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog in Louisiana named Daisy.

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John Henson  

John Henson (Talk Soup, Wipe Out) stops by the show to talk about his start in comedy, growing up in a chaotic household, getting kicked out of public high school, dabbling in illegal activities, finding himself in a Bahamian crack house, his relationship with his parents, his tenure at Talk Soup, turning down America's Funniest Home Videos, Wipe Out, marriage and fatherhood, getting back into stand up, The Knicks, the guy who got a John Henson Project tattoo and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Big Macs, 227 and Things Millennials Don't Know But Gen X Does  

Daniel ate his first Big Mac which happens to be special guest Joe DeRosa's favorite burger. Alison's feeling possessed and Jenna almost punched a nurse. Alison's genuinely over-the-moon happy for the success of Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. Plus things millennials aren't familiar with that Gen X knows intimately, horror movies and a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Lisa Schwartz Returns  

Lisa Schwartz (Party Girl, This Isn't Working, YouTube) returns to the show to discuss her two new series, the real life jobs that inspired both shows, anxiety and panic attacks, her feelings about ex-boyfriend and current best friend Shane Dawson, her divorce attorney father, office jobs and office snacks, her dog Corny, relationships, the cool kid's club dynamic of YouTube, OCD rituals and so much more. We also took your questions on Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Skunkmania, The Return of HGFY and Bear Horns!  

Alison's baby isn't budging, Jenna and Al have a skunk situation, special guest Sean Jordan agrees with Jenna's sauce-to-taco ratio and Daniel is singing a Sting song that too many people don't seem to recognize. Also Sean witnessed his mother give birth, Daniel's over breasts, Alison got into it with someone on Facebook and also Twitter and everyone has thoughts on the circus closing, Apple's potential iPhone "theater mode" function and Taco Bell's taco shell made entirely of fried chicken. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Rachel Bloom  

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) stops by the show to talk about the inspiration for her somewhat obsessed and lovesick character Rebecca Bunch, making "a romantic comedy that shits on romantic comedies," how she once was an "irresponsible asshole," growing up in Southern California, therapy, anxiety, OCD and looping thoughts, spirituality, Love and Limerence, Unrequited, discovering musical theater, the pitching process and how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend came to be, real life analogues for some of the characters and relationships on the show and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Meatball Salad, Crazy Crying Pregnant Ladies and Resolutions Revisited!  

Alison feels something peculiar in the shower and worries she's going into labor. Jeff wants to make a meatball salad and Jenna's on board. Alison can't stop crying over tiny things and worries she's turned into a cliche pregnant woman overnight. Daniel chooses his words carefully. Special guest Tony Thaxton (Feliz Navipod) crushes The Gregosity Quiz. Jenna is a big fan of Tony's old band, Motion City Soundtrack. Daniel and Alison and Daniel's phone went to Descanso Gardens. Plus Just Me Or Everyone.

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Rhea Butcher  

Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife, Put Your Hands Together) stops by the show to talk about Akron, her relationship with her parents, realizing she was gay at age 4, guilt, skateboarding, boyfriends, coming out, improv versus standup, graphic design, Jo from Facts of Life, being a vegetarian, Comedy Bang Bang, gender and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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On-Air Meltdowns, Al's Showers and Working Cats  

Alison lost ten years at the end of last year. We're going to find out who knows the most about their self-professed area of expertise. Greg ate horrifying food in Japan. Jenna tried cupping and it was amazing although Alison's reaction to the story makes Daniel sure she's going to need drugs during childbirth. Alison doesn't appreciate Daniel's reaction. Daniel doesn't appreciate Alison's pregnancy farts. Al luxuriates in the shower. Jeff and Daniel disagree strongly about France's new "right to disconnect" laws. During a discussion of Mariah Carey and Casey Kasem's on-air meltdowns Alison recalls she may have had one too. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable cat named Butch Cassidy and an explanation of "working cats."

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Jim Florentine #3  

Comedian and podcaster Jim Florentine is back to talk about life after divorce, his new special A Simple Man, loving uncomfortable situations, not googling or researching women he dates, being a single dad, the "scary" writer's block he experienced, words he hates, parenthood advice, being more disciplined with work and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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New Year's Resolutions, Placenta Eating and Goal Holes  

Alison and Daniel took a horrifying infant safety and CPR class at the hospital. Jordan wants to know what goes on when pregnant women rub their bellies. Someone's "goal hole" was discussed although as I write this I can't remember what it referred to. Look, the wheels came off this episode a little but we still managed to discuss our New Year's plans, resolutions in general, placenta eating, Skeleton Key, crumbs, walnuts and a #Snackchat involving Tastycakes. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Russell.

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Laura Kightlinger  

Laura Kightlinger (The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, 2 Broke Girls, Will & Grace, SNL) stops by to talk about not being the person Alison thought she knew from years ago, her recent engagement, being a control freak and its effects on romantic gestures, Marc Maron, expecting rejection (check out the book she wrote on the topic: Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection), greatest achievements, growing up illegitimate and her relationship with her family, discovering a boyfriend was cheating on her, being fired, working on Loveline and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Alison's Baby Shower, Everyone's Divorcing, Uber Horror Stories  

Alison's baby shower leads to a small identity crisis, Al's telling us the holidays are a popular time for breakups and Jordan Morris's maternal grandfather was named Pinuel Gatewood. Plus divorce stories, Thurl Ravenscroft, a discussion of Uber vs. Lyft, French fry bars, fro-yo, gag gifts, elf sexuality, What Does #Al Know?, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Sanford.

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Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo of Reductress  

Reductress is a hugely popular fake women's magazine satire site. Its founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo stop by the show to talk about their new book, How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having it All—And Then Some!, how they each got their start in comedy, the specifics of running the site, the Mouth Time! with Reductress podcast, Beth giving birth in a Honda, Sarah's coming out experience, the role of women's and teen magazines in culture and in their childhoods, the kind of article that men repeatedly pitch them, Girls and Broad City, Dove's Real Women campaign, Sassy, YM, Jane and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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South Dakota Brawlers, White Elephant Parties and Terrible Gifts from Alison  

Alison thought she had a great weekend full of tree decorating and movie watching until she looked at Instagram and saw all the holiday galas she wasn't invited to. Sean Jordan's from South Dakota where fights sometimes break out. Also he has a thing about extended chewing. Jenna's explaining why Janae keeps a giant mailbox inside the house during the holidays and we're all debating the merits of white elephant parties. Plus a round of What Does #Al Know, Just Me Or Everyone, #Snackchat involving snacks from Tacoma, WA and a bunch of adoptable dogs.

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