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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. Patreon.com/alisonrosen

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend Alison Rosen

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    • 4.5 • 6.3K 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!) Support the show on Patreon. Sign up for a year and get two months free. Patreon.com/alisonrosen

    Allie's Vacuum Lines, Greg's DNA Results, Who Knows Alison Best?

    Allie's Vacuum Lines, Greg's DNA Results, Who Knows Alison Best?

    Allie Mac Kay, Greg Fitzsimmons, Jeff Fox, Daniel and I discover that I've been disseminating incorrect information about pineapples. Turns out it's upside down pineapples that indicate swinging. I think? Also we solve Allie's vacuum line conundrum, Greg had a very manly outing over the weekend, we discuss a news story involving a lethal amount of mayonnaise and we take a quiz to find out who knows me best. Plus Just Me Or Everyone and HGFY.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Tony Thaxton Checks In From The Road

    Tony Thaxton Checks In From The Road

    We landed the Bad Boy of Podcasting himself! Holed up in Pittsburgh hotel room, Tony Thaxton fills me in on life on the road with Motion City Soundtrack. Also apparently his mom has been listening to recent episodes of the show and now I feel bad that I've been lightly badmouthing him so much. He started it! We talk about his rough adjustment to being around humans again, the nice words about his drumming that people keep forcing upon him, other drummers, wrestling, tour bus life and so much more. We also answer your questions and then he puts me on the spot! What a dick!
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Nutella Secrets, Fake Deceased Twins, Pickle Butts

    Nutella Secrets, Fake Deceased Twins, Pickle Butts

    Canadian Andrew Hunt is finally back, after a decade of planning, and he's brought fun facts and a quiz! Caissie St. Onge returns and despite a real morning, she is shockingly fresh-faced. We're just going to say it! Jeff is filling in for Tony and ready to battle to the death to see who knows Andrew best. We recall things people said about us as kids that have stayed with us, the pronunciation of "mauve" (a continuation of a conversation from this week's Monday episode with RJ City), HGFY and more!
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Pro Wrestler RJ City

    Pro Wrestler RJ City

    Professional wrestler and Hey! (EW) host, RJ City joins the show to talk about his insane pronunciation of "mauve," not remembering a time he wasn't into wrestling, Tony Khan from AEW hiring him, his interviewing process, his complicated friendship with David Arquette, representations of masculinity in wrestling, whether anyone truly believed wrestling was real, getting dinner with Tony Thaxton in Las Vegas, his feelings about Terry Fator, growing up in Canada, making coffee in his underwear (he has a series called RJ Makes Coffee In His Underwear), social anxiety, Stanley Tucci, summer camp and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone, HGFY and answered your questions.
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Jordan's Canadian Girlfriend, Robin's Summer Sweater, Jeff's Horse Bite

    Jordan's Canadian Girlfriend, Robin's Summer Sweater, Jeff's Horse Bite

    Robin Shorr, Jordan Morris, Jeff Fox and Daniel are here for a truly shocking edition of Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze (White Chocolate) and I want to know what one thing helps everyone get out of bed in the morning. We also consider micro-dosing, some insane 80s commercials and the sexuality of the 80s in general, Jordan's elusive Canadian girlfriend that is definitely real, kissing posters, old Bravo programming and more.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Jenny Mollen Returns!

    Jenny Mollen Returns!

    New York Times best-selling author Jenny Mollen returns to the show nearly ten years later (!!) to talk about her debut novel, City of Likes, which she says might be her most honest work yet. We discuss why she mostly left Twitter, becoming an influencer, motherhood, her feelings about acting, how applying labels to sexuality is outdated, nutrition, phone addiction, celebrity, her husband Jason Biggs, Dictator Lunches and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Hey Go F*ck Yourself.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

Mister Rpederso ,

Bunch of dummies. Real dummies.

Alison is reaching for fancy words this week. Leveraging her Pomona College education. She thinks spiel and camaraderie are schpiel and camraderie. Nobody on the podcast says anything. Not Daniel and not guests. Nobody. It’s embarrassing. Daniel is no prize so he just sits there like a lump and says nothing. Later, Daniel musters up a sentence but then murders it with macademia nut, like academia nut. Jesus Daniel, just sit there quietly please. Suggestion for Alison. Next time, instead of spiel and camaraderie, just use speech or story and teamwork or cooperation.

JackieD887 ,

Alison Reaches a New Pinochle! (sic)

Guests like Paul F. Tompkins, Wendy Molyneux and David Huntsburger make everyone else up their games on this podcast. Who knew producer Tony, Toni, ToneZone and hubby Daniel Quantz were so good at conversational improv riffing?
The Wednesday edition sometimes touches on serious-ish topics, but usually veers off into the weeds of hilarity, all within the same hour.
Alison’s one-on-one Sunday edition showcases her impressive interviewing chops, often coaxing deep revelations from her guest.
Well worth sampling!

Btallon ,

Here for Tony, stayed for Alison!

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang ba ba ding a dong ding good pod!

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