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Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

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A twice weekly podcast hosted by award-winning interviewer and everyone's new best friend Alison Rosen. Mondays are one-on-ones featuring surprisingly honest conversations that are equal parts silly, serious and revelatory. Thursdays are roundtable group shows. You will laugh, think, and feel less alone. (Unless you don't feel alone at all in which case, congrats! You've done it!) Support the show on Patreon. Sign up for a year and get two months free.


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A twice weekly podcast hosted by award-winning interviewer and everyone's new best friend Alison Rosen. Mondays are one-on-ones featuring surprisingly honest conversations that are equal parts silly, serious and revelatory. Thursdays are roundtable group shows. You will laugh, think, and feel less alone. (Unless you don't feel alone at all in which case, congrats! You've done it!) Support the show on Patreon. Sign up for a year and get two months free.






Emily Fleming's Brass Knuckles, Jordan Morris's Food Fears, Daniel's Zagat Review

Emily Fleming is here for the first time, fresh from working the door at what I'm pretty sure is a modern-day rave. No one gets my "exchange an egg" reference, not even Jordan Morris who is also here and doesn't have big lunch energy (he's a dinner dude). Daniel and I went to dinner the previous night and a perplexing thing kept happening and I need to talk about it. Was it because of the two tartares? Plus some Good Mythical Morning chat, self-defense, food fears and so much more. Products...


Laurel Bristow

Infectious disease researcher and pandemic superstar Laurel Bristow joins the show to talk about the lab leak theory, whether the pandemic is over, sharks, tuberculosis, her pet Axolotl, Bob's Burgers, tropical diseases, negative comments and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of JMOE and HGFY! Products I Use/Recommend/Love: Check us out on Patreon: Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and...


Cool Girl Neck Parties, Joel Vs. Leo DiCaprio, Robin's TV Trivia

Joel Stein is here and I need to know what he meant by a certain comment he made when we took a photo together. Also he interviewed Leonardo DiCaprio and now ol' LDC hates him and I need to know more about this. Robin is here and you can name any TV show and she pretty much knows everything about it. Also she's attracted to P-22 (RIP). I too ran afoul of a member of the Hollywood Elite: Bam Margera. Also have you noticed cool girls are wearing tons of necklaces? Plus so much more. Products...


Kerri Kenney-Silver (Encore)

Owen joined me at the top to explain why you're hearing this delightful throwback, which originally aired June 17, 2012 instead of the new episode I was planning. He even regales you with a song! Original description: Kerri Kenney-Silver of MTV’s The State, Reno 911 and a zillion other things (Burning Love, Anger Management) stopped by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to discuss the movie she just worked on, improv versus scripted acting, “tushie burps,” burps in...


Renee's Weird Ranch Life, Tod's Tortoises, Beef Dunkies!

Tod Perry is here in person and can you believe this is the first time we're meeting in person after a year plus of hosting a podcast together? Renee Colvert is also here and she's worried her new home-among-the-horses is going to make her become weird. I'm a little confused about railroad ties and tortoise excrement and I want to know if everyone's childhood is littered with hard truths. Tony chimes in with something amazing. Plus some Vanderpump chatter confined to 90 seconds in new...


Elizabeth Laime Is Back!

Podcaster and TV writer Elizabeth Laime (A Million Little Things, Totally Laime!) is back and we had so much we needed to catch up about. We talked about her return to podcasting with Nobody's Listening, Right? and The One Sure Thing, pubic grooming, lasers, parenthood, embarrassing family names for private parts, her path to becoming a TV writer, grief, difficult discussions with your kids and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY. Products I...


Peter Madrigal Speaks Out, Vanderpump Tea, Girls Who Squat

You guys, Peter Madrigal of Vanderpump Rules and Rob Shulte of Vanderpump Robs were scheduled on this group episode of my show BEFORE the crazy VPR news (#scandoval) broke which really worked out well for me and if you don't know what we're talking about, don't worry, we break it down for those unfamiliar. Also joining us is Robin Shorr and she brought two pages of notes. Tony Thaxton is here and trying to follow along. We talk about Peter's dates with Raquel, the role production played,...


Tiffany Gabrus

Florist-to-the-stars Tiffany Gabrus joins us to talk about her decision to change careers (she's a former entertainment executive), meeting her husband Jon Gabrus, being the oldest of three, flower design, creating pieces for Lady Gaga and Harry Styles, marketing, old Hollywood glam, mascara, eyeliner, favorite and least favorite colors, what she'd design for Tony, working with chicken wire and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY and answered your...


Vicky's Hush Hush, Alison's Baby Food Cover Story, Lizzy Does a Tarot Reading

Lizzy Cooperman is back and her life has taken quite an interesting turn of late thanks to her new and unexpected job. Plus she read my tarot cards! Goodbye Daniel, hello rewarding creative pursuits! Robin Shorr is here and she knows all about Lizzy's new place of employment. And Tony is doing his best to hang with the ladies. Plus I'm considering switching from coffee to energy drinks which might be a terrible idea. And more! Products I Use/Recommend/Love:...


Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and Alison's New Face)

Daniel and I practically swam from the house to studio, battling the elements, to bring you this show. We talk about regional mispronunciations, attempts to "get" opera, whether I truly drink coffee too loudly as was alleged recently, Daniel's refusal to yawn more quietly, unthreatening school mascots, in-office teeth whitening, the IPL laser thingie I just did, Daniel's childhood Swatch collection and so much more. We also took your calls! Products I Use/Recommend/Love:...


Gate-Keeping, Guest Bathroom Etiquette, Owen’s Birthday

RJ City has returned and I need to talk about something I overheard when he used the guest bathroom at my house last month. Also he refuses to tell me the plot of a movie I'm not going to watch. Ken Reid is also here and he was once slapped because a parrot wolf-whistled and he got blamed. Plus Daniel and I are barely functioning because our son, who is having a birthday, no longer sleeps. Is it because newspapers are delivered at four in the morning. Everyone rudely shuts down my theory. We...


Cole Imperi

Cole Imperi is a thanatologist which means she studies death, dying, loss and grief. Friend of the show and frequent guest Alie Ward recommended her some time ago when I was looking to talk to someone about loss in 2020. We finally made it happen—in person, no less—since Cole now lives in Los Angeles. Also, she brought bread and butter! And she made the butter herself while hanging out with Alie Ward earlier in the day! On this episode we discussed pepperoni rolls, Kentucky, her relationship...


Close Calls with Cults, Joel's Fancy Romantic Dinner, Email Mishaps

Robin Shorr and Joel Stein join Tony Thaxton and me to discuss cults, cultiness, Robin's close call, the celebrity Robin has been working out next to who apparently "drips sex," the way Facts of Life affected Joel Stein's virginity, losing friendships over email mishaps, how seriously the Super Bowl players take the whole thing, the halftime show, Valentine's Day, Andy Cohen and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY and talked about an adoptable dog named...


Dalton Castle

Pro wrestler Dalton Castle has been a guest on the Thursday group version of my show numerous times but I felt like I needed a one-on-on-plus-Tony to really get to the core of what makes him the enviable weirdo he is. We talked about Punxsatawney Phil, worrying, how he maintains a positive outlook even when things are going awry, head shops, Jimmy Pardo, growing up in Rochester with three siblings, getting beat up by his brothers, cutting/making weight AKA "seasonal bulimia," amateur vs...


Al’s Motorboat Merit Badge, Jenna Below Deck, Tony’s New Glasses Personality

Jenna Kim Jones and #AL are here to talk about sugar sausage, Tony's new glasses and the new personality he seems to have to accompany them, when people around you suddenly change and it's threatening, the stylist who ruined my childhood, a certain merit badge, prepping, the RV, black and white cookies, celebrity cruises, riding bikes in the city, Jenna's hair routine, Michael Vick, homeschool, robes, an adoptable dog named Chanel and more. Products I Use/Recommend/Love:...


Sarah Edmondson

Sarah Edmondson (HBO's The Vow, A Little But Culty, Scarred) joins the show to talk about her experience escaping the NXIVM cult, her feelings speaking at the screening of the season two finale, realizing she'd been misled about what her brand (yes, she was branded) represented, her reactions to Keith Raniere, her thoughts on the loyalists (her husband and ALBC cohost Anthony "Nippy" Ames makes a brief appearance too), whether she thinks Nancy Salzman was sincere, recruiting/enrolling...


Mike's Oral Hygiene, Jeff's Foot Dexterity, Words and Phrases We Hate!

Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis and Jeff Dutton of The Sloppy Boys and The Birthday Boys are here in person and we are getting to the bottom of words and phrases we can't stand. We're also talking about how Jeff cleans his feet before bed, dogs in the bed, how they all chose their bedrooms when they roomed together, water, the live show I attended, baths, robes, Manders and so much more. Plus a round of Just Me Or Everyone, HGFY and our adopt a dog segment. Products I Use/Recommend/Love:...


Matt Lieb

Comedian, writer, actor, musician and podcaster Matt Lieb (Pod Yourself a Gun, Frotcast, Good Mythical Morning) joins the show to talk about the miniseries Fresno, Pan-Asian buffets, the timeline of his recent marriage and brand new baby, doulas, good and bad books to read to prepare for childbirth, being 13 years sober, being addicted to heroin, having a seizure, literally hitting rock bottom, shocking videos, musicals, Good Mythical Morning and so much more. We also took your...


Gigachads, Canada's Big Apple, Revolting Fantasies

Bridget Todd makes her Thursday show debut (she was a previous guest on a Monday show) and now I want to do hallucinogens and move to Portugal. Andrew Hunt is back and he did not try to steal a date's personal info but he once drew a completely straight line in high school freehand! Also he loves to move which is insane. I'm so discombobulated I'm acting professional and an embarrassing story of what prompted my move to NYC, which I don't even recall mentioning, is remembered by Andrew. Plus...


Daniel and Alison (Your Calls, Is Alison Becoming A Furry?)

Daniel and I have reconvened after the chaos of last week to talk about graduation tassels and a ridiculous mortar board debacle, an outrageous school meeting Daniel attended, a series of Hey Go F*ck Yourselves, whether I'm on the fast track to becoming a furry and more. Plus we took your calls and you're all killing it with the name sandwich! Products I Use/Recommend/Love: Check us out on Patreon: This episode is brought...