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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!)

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend Alison Rosen

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    • 4.7, 334 Ratings

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!)

    Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and Doc Alison)

    Daniel and Alison (Your Calls and Doc Alison)

    It's Daniel's birthday and he's not very happy about it. Is Alison in line to replace Ellen? Is Daniel being a little extra mean today? Plus the most emo decade, false starts, Daniel's diet, Quantzercise, ageism, your calls and so much more.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Tim Kalpakis's Standing Desk, Jackie Johnson's Probiotics, Tony's Happy Face

    Tim Kalpakis's Standing Desk, Jackie Johnson's Probiotics, Tony's Happy Face

    First-time guest Tim Kalpakis (Birthday Boys, The Sloppy Boys) joins us from his standing desk and he's into creepy stuff but in a lovable way. Plus his band has a new album out! Jackie Johnson is here and she's pro probiotic. Tony is still happy and we're not about it to let it go unnoticed. Also Tony and Jackie are both friends with Tim so we do a spontaneous test to see who knows him better. I'm wondering if as podcasters and creators we should be thinking of the new people or the regulars and also, isn't Tim getting tired of standing? Plus Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze (black licorice) and Just Me Or Everyone and some hot Claremont Colleges consortium talk. Plus Uranus!

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Melissa Gilbert

    Melissa Gilbert

    Actor, writer and producer Melissa Gilbert joins this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend. Melissa is probably best known for her work on Little House on the Prairie where she played Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1974 to 1984. She also appeared in The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker and went on to do voice work and musical theater. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was president of SAG for four years and competed on Dancing with the Stars. She's written three books: a memoir, a cookbook and a children's book and even run for Congress. Now she has a production company with her husband Timothy Busfield and Jeff Daniels and they've just released their first feature, Guest Artist. Melissa and I talked about all of this, her quarantine chickens, plastic surgery, wanting to change the SAG culture, family secrets, her father's death, needing to live in reality, the podcast she's started with her husband Timothy Busfield and so much more. We also answered your questions.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sara Schaefer's Craft Nook, Erin Foley's Boxed Hair Dye, Tony's Love Life

    Sara Schaefer's Craft Nook, Erin Foley's Boxed Hair Dye, Tony's Love Life

    Sara Schaefer is here and she has a book coming out August 11. I inhaled her book but haven't yet written a book report on it. Erin Foley is here and she's joining from her partner's mother's condo in Naples, Florida. Tony Thaxton is here and he has personal news involving his love life. Plus we talk about dry shampoo, clutter, online behavior, whitewater rafting, cliff diving, writing, ambition, crafting, big families and so much more.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Daniel and Alison (What the History Books Got Wrong about Daniel)

    Daniel and Alison (What the History Books Got Wrong about Daniel)

    It's late at night and Alison is both wearing and drinking coffee. Daniel objects to her characterization of events. She's instituting a new policy regarding letting it mellow and Daniel is overjoyed. Also she offers a bird's eye view of Daniel's work habits. Plus a discussion of "Unorthodox" on Netflix, the Hasid community that Alison and Daniel used to live next to, your calls and more.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Doug Benson's Fish Rules, Doug Mellard's Dog Calendar, Alison's Brain Fart

    Doug Benson's Fish Rules, Doug Mellard's Dog Calendar, Alison's Brain Fart

    Doug Benson and Doug Mellard of the new podcast Wide World of Dougs join the show to take an informal Doug quiz, discuss bears and fish preparations and weigh in on our constant conversation about card shuffling, juggling and bar flair. Also I mixed up guests and no one is making me feel better about it and Doug Mellard's dog is more famous than he is. Plus we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

AmandaFCOLfan ,

Quantz for Prez

Love Monday’s with Big Al and DQuantz

Jodi Derkson ,

You really are my best friend!

Okay Alison, you haven't met me but dare I say, if we could meet, you and I would be friends. I absolutely love your show and living alone (although I have the fabulous rescue, Bubsy - I've shared his pic with you and you've commented!), yet sometimes I like to feel like I'm with others. So, when I listen to you, your interviews, and especially the Monday/Thursday regulars, I do not feel isolated. I laugh, comment, and offer my two cents but alas - none of you hear me. I'm a human rights educator and have my own biz, Imperative Education, where I teach about bullying and social and emotional learning. Your authentic and vulnerable honesty and your relationship with Daniel, Tony, and everyone is so damn healthy!! I'm proud of you and proud to call you my friend! Thank you for the years and years of keeping me company! Jodi and Bubsy!

allieawake ,

One of the best podcasts out there

I started listening to this podcast a few years ago
and I truly love it. Alison is such a great interviewer and the Thursday shows always have the most fun and funny conversations. I never miss an episode!

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