87 episodes

Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos provides real life advice with a heaping portion of hilarity topped with a dollop of truth. Their conversations with comics, experts and celebs answer listeners' most complex questions like: "How much should you pay for a pillow?”, "How should I treat my one-night stand?" or "When is it time to tell my DJ boyfriend to give up on their career?"

Jordan and Michelle are longtime best friends and comedians based in New York. You can find them doing Adulting live shows at The Bell House in Brooklyn or touring and performing standup all over the country. Past guests include Sarah Cooper, Roy Wood Jr., Joel Kim Booster, Tone Bell and more! Cue the airhorns!

Adulting is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, science, pop culture and more. Podcasts on the network include My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, This Podcast Will Kill You, Bananas and more.

Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos Exactly Right

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos provides real life advice with a heaping portion of hilarity topped with a dollop of truth. Their conversations with comics, experts and celebs answer listeners' most complex questions like: "How much should you pay for a pillow?”, "How should I treat my one-night stand?" or "When is it time to tell my DJ boyfriend to give up on their career?"

Jordan and Michelle are longtime best friends and comedians based in New York. You can find them doing Adulting live shows at The Bell House in Brooklyn or touring and performing standup all over the country. Past guests include Sarah Cooper, Roy Wood Jr., Joel Kim Booster, Tone Bell and more! Cue the airhorns!

Adulting is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including true crime, comedic interviews, science, pop culture and more. Podcasts on the network include My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast, This Podcast Will Kill You, Bananas and more.

    WTF Do We Do with AI Bots on the Dating Apps? feat. Liza Treyger

    WTF Do We Do with AI Bots on the Dating Apps? feat. Liza Treyger

    FINE AF from the Bell House stage, Michelle and Jordan sound the air horn for the triumphant return of comedian, actor, and friend of ze pod, Liza Treyger! Jordan sheds light on Texan parlance and reclaims the origin of the cowboy with FACTS (welcome to his Tex Talk), Michelle serves a hilarious BTS moment from "Survival of the Thickest," proving tea is best spilt on a hot mic, and Liza opens up about letting go of old habits and relationships that don’t serve her while entering her ‘Thrive Era.'
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    • 1 hr
    Should I Date Someone Who Still Lives with Their Parents? feat. The Illustrious Blacks

    Should I Date Someone Who Still Lives with Their Parents? feat. The Illustrious Blacks

    Live at the Bell House, Jordan and Michelle turn UP as they welcome ICONS of the highest order, Afro-Electro-Disco-Space-Punks, The Illustrious Blacks! Michelle prompts a discussion on 'Yo Mama' jokes and the genre’s forgotten (aka cringe) pop culture moments, Jordan arrives to the chat with an Adulting question for Michelle who serves a WIN-WIN solution, and Manchildblack and Monstahblack graciously share the origin story of their 20+ year creative / romantic collab! Let the bass drop!!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Is It Weird To Send A Holiday Card As a Single Person? feat. Qween Jean

    Is It Weird To Send A Holiday Card As a Single Person? feat. Qween Jean

    This week Michelle and Jordan are honored to be in conversation with costume designer, co-founder / co-conspirator of Black Trans Liberation, and Adulting kindred spirit, Qween Jean. Jordan “No Regrets Carlos” tells the tale of younger Jordan capturing the attention of a Hollywood bombshell, beyond college parties and her first taste of Alize, Michelle shares why Miami will always be in her heart, and through memories of childhood and the writings of James Baldwin, Qween Jean discusses the journey to living her truth—so you can live yours!
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    • 36 min
    What Do You Do with Jealousy? feat. Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

    What Do You Do with Jealousy? feat. Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

    It’s an Adulting Homecoming at the Bell House when Jordan and Michelle bring it in with four-time Grammy-winning rapper / NYT best-selling author / co-founder of The Roots (THAT PART!), Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. Jordan walks back in time to the fateful night he met his man crush in a bar (DENZEL!!!), in the midst of mistaken identity Michelle exemplifies going high with humor and class while seated in economy, and Tariq arrives, "Irk List" in hand, 1.) to hilariously go off on the surprising things that yuk his yum (shoelaces???), and 2.) to sound off on any and all things adulting including navigating jealousy in oneself and others.
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    • 1 hr
    I Don’t Like My BFF’s Bae, Is It Possible to Get Along? feat. Dylan Marron

    I Don’t Like My BFF’s Bae, Is It Possible to Get Along? feat. Dylan Marron

    Live from Brooklyn’s Bell House, Michelle and Jordan welcome Ted Lasso writer, actor, and podcast host of Conversations with People Who Hate Me, Dylan Marron. Jordan reflects on his adulting journey from BC (before Costco) to his present 40s form (doomsday pantry as the new stunting and flossing), Michelle shows her earliest receipts for preparedness when she details her intense, age 5 morning routine, and Dylan, married for 8 years now(!!!), explains why productive fights are essential to maintaining a healthy relationship.
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    • 47 min
    Is It Too Soon to Meet Them in Paris after Two Months of Dating? (Relatable!!!) feat. Norah Jones

    Is It Too Soon to Meet Them in Paris after Two Months of Dating? (Relatable!!!) feat. Norah Jones

    This week, Michelle and Jordan welcome a bucket list guest to the Bell House stage—the icon, the symbol, the legend, Grammy-awarded singer-songwriter, Norah Jones [AIRHORN!!!]. Jordan shares a harrowing story that sparks a family debate over the diff between a pet and a pest, Michelle recounts the dramatic transformation of her eccentric roommates cat from white to pink fur—an NYC tale (or is it tail?) as old as time, and Norah speaks candidly about developing intuition as an artist, powering through stage mishaps, and one hilarious meet-cute.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ReinaDesi ,

You make gray Irish days a bit brighter

I’m a Californian currently residing in Ireland...cos I married a hot Irishman. I’m a podcast junkie and recently found yours after listening to Michelle on So Many White Guys, and I’m hooked! You two are hilarious and keep me from being bored out my skull whilst I while away my days on the misty moors waiting for my husband to return home. I mean not really but kinda.
Anyway, thanks for the laughs and the company.
Cheers, Desirée Fernandez-Griffin

DJ Bambina ,

Thank you for this podcast

It’s just lovely. Funny, real, energetic, makes me laugh out loud on my commute which is no small task.

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