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Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

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

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Bald Bryan

Author and radio/podcast personality (and Alison's former coworker) Bryan Bishop (Shrinkage, The Adam Carolla Show, Film Vault) returns to the show to talk about entering into fatherhood with a brain tumor, concerns about a natural pregnancy after chemo, how the Adam Carolla Show has and hasn't changed since Alison was there, going on a cruise with fans, earthquake preparedness, disagreeing with Adam, things that are "on brand" for Alison, home ownership, dogs, conservative podcast guests and favorite drops. Plus we answered listener questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF LEGACY SHIRT and the HGFY ringtone!

1hr 52mins

2 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Alison Doesn't Care, Jordan Is Commuting, Renee Digs Windchimes

The situation with Elliot's sleep (dubbed Project Flopulus) is so dire that Alison and Daniel talked to each other ON THE PHONE which rarely happens. Hear all about an early phone call that nearly ended their relationship and also a recent outburst while Daniel was talking about Game of Thrones and politics. (My eyes glazed over just writing that and yes I'm switching between first and third person.) Renee finds windchimes whimsical and Jordan needs a phone buddy for his commutes. Plus Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BakedByMelissa.com (use promo code ALISON), thirdlove.com/ALISON and shopflamingo.com/ALISON. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 29mins

2 May 2019

Rank #2

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Shane Dawson Is Nervous

Shane Dawson makes a rare-these-days podcast appearance to talk about his recent engagement to Ryland Adams, creating multiple documentary-style series for YouTube, scandals and how they affect him, his interest in sociopathy and personality disorders, anxiety and insecurity, his upcoming series with Jeffree Star, trying to be truly authentic and so much more. We also answered questions you sent in on Patreon. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Rothys.com (use code ALISON) and ThirdLove.com/ALISON Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 51mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Canadian Service Berries, Eric's Love Life, Getting on Jeopardy

Turns out Alison doesn't know everything about berries which is surprising considering the way she flaunts her supposed berry knowledge. Also, she once tried to go on Jeopardy. Plus iTunes comments of the week good and bad WITH A TWIST, some anonymous JMOEs, Eric Martin's love life, line readings, skincare, Accutane and so much more including poutine and owls. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by TakeCareOf.com (enter code ALISON30), Brumate.com (enter code Joybird.com/ROSEN Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 29mins

9 May 2019

Rank #4

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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. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF LOGO pin! This show is brought to you by Amazon (Clicking through the Amazon banner helps support the show. Thank you in advance for your support! Clear your cookies first and what the hell, make a bookmark!) and Spring (use my code ROSEN) and Zola and Blue Apron.

1hr 35mins

16 Feb 2017

Rank #5

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Frozen Embryos, Alie's Goth Past, Gross Nature

Remember when John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars? Jeff was unfamiliar so we had to dig up the clip to celebrate it. Alie Ward is back and we get to the bottom of how goth she used to be. Also, she had relations with a man who sported a top knot. Alison has some baby making business to discuss.  Plus a review of Love Never Dies and talk of laser hair removal, My So Called Life, mice, whether nature is gross or not, iTunes Comment of the Week, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Sweet Pea! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by modcloth.com (enter code ALISON at checkout), Scentbird.com/rosen (use code ROSEN for 50% off) and myblu.com (enter code ROSEN at checkout). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 24mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Ray Oldhafer

Ray Oldhafer returns to the show to talk about construction, being fired from Ace on the House, therapy, his love of baths, Bill Pullman's oranges, sloshing sounds, his new podcast Do Tell Ray, Jimmy Kimmel, fighting and so much more. We also took your questions and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 30mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #7

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Secrets, Kazoos, Gleeking

Alison had a frustratingly zany morning. David has tossed a comb into his hair tools rotation. Daniel gave kazoos as gifts and immediately regretted it. Renee isn't the bewitching auburn haired podcaster she pretends to be. Everyone is alarmed by a certain curling wand. Plus clamming, iTunes comments of the week, another personality quiz and more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by WanderBeauty.com/BESTFRIEND, Ritual.com/ROSEN and BruMate.com Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 17mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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David and The Tickler, Action Movie Suspense, Holiday Bulb Wars

David told a story on a recent episode about an unpleasant run in he had with a fan in Portland and THE FAN WROTE IN. You have to listen. It's very worth it. Alison shares her zillion dollar idea for a sunscreen spraying booth. Plus holiday bulb rankings, whether Alison and Daniel ooze and what it is they ooze, a listener who's had it up to here with our conformist ways, a story about key fobs and Cerritos and so much more including iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Storyworth.com/bff, Alison.robinhood.com and Brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

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13 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Daniel's Smurf Collection, Alison's Versed Monologues, Alie Ward's Avuncular Halloween

Alison recently learned Daniel used to collect Smurfs and has so many questions. Alie Ward is here to regale us with stories of being a crazy sleeper and a cool uncle. Alison made an agreement with herself regarding what she wasn't going to blurt out under anesthesia. Also, she has too much to say about drugs. And David's celebrating Nevada day! Plus iTunes comment of the week, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Nellie. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Just Fab, Blue Apron and Daily Harvest (enter promo code ALISON.) 

1hr 38mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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Alison's Funway, Daniel's TV Ghost, Sassy Dog Shirts

Alison can't remember what Chuck E. Cheese type places are called. Arcades? That doesn't sound right. Daniel's edgy again. Special guest Jason Horton is also edgy but in a different way. Plus he once auditioned for the Sham Wow guy. Renee's collecting looks for her zed card. Plus the pedi ped pod, an update from Jenna and #AL, the merits and trendiness of sleep training, how to get verified on Instagram, a round of #SnackChat involving Super Dickmann's from Germany, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Belle. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF LEGACY SHIRT! This show is brought to you by Society 6 (enter code ALISONROSEN at checkout), Brooklinen (promo code ALISON) and Proflowers  (use code ALISONROSEN at checkout).Also: Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 35mins

7 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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Nibbles McGee's Big Adventure

You guys, I fell off the carb wagon, and how, so I talked about that in a shameful #SnackChat segment. We also talked about Scotch kisses, butterfly kisses, people who live in glass houses, something called Meat Dip, a stirring open letter to the salsa industry, the mindfuck pulled by The Bachelor's Caila, an upcoming ski trip and so much more. Plus we did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and talked about a dog named Gwen who is available for adoption.

1hr 36mins

25 Feb 2016

Rank #12

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Alison's Genius Comeback, Dave's Trash Issues, Backpfeifengesicht

How much work will Alison put into executing the "perfect" Twitter retort? Also, it's time for Alison to stop saying a certain thing when people tell her they relate to something she shared. Daniel loves when people flip him off. Dave can't toss an empty trash bag box into the bag it once housed. Plus commemorative spoons, punchable faces, a round of Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Leroy. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF LOGO pin! This show is brought to you by Amazon (Clicking through the Amazon banner helps support the show. Thank you in advance for your support! Clear your cookies first and what the hell, make a bookmark!) and Hubble, Boll and Branch (use promo code ALISON) and ProFlowers (enter code ALISON ROSEN).

1hr 39mins

9 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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Gorilla Breakfasts, Humiliating Job Duties, Some Show News

Alison took Elliot to the zoo and saw something she can't unsee. But doesn't want to! Daniel's Fro-yo Fridays (so-named by this week's guest Tony Thaxton) involve a humiliating job duty. Renee is an "extreme extrovert" whose depression lifted when she got a full time job. I don't care for any of that. And Tony Thaxton is here! And we have some show news. Plus more anonymous JMOEs and a question about bread notches. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Rothys.com/Alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 18mins

30 May 2019

Rank #14

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Alie Ward

Podcaster, artist, TV correspondent and science nerd Alie Ward stops by to talk about her new podcast, Ologies, where she talks to ologists of all stripes including a volcanist who may or may not have given an acceptable answer regarding her least favorite aspect of studying volcanoes. Also grandparent inspections, mini binders, massage chairs, the size of her hair, appearing on Grey's Anatomy, how long each Ologies episode takes to make, perfectionism, growing up Catholic, her love of insects, a strand of hair called Kevin, premature ovarian failure, podcast equipment, her goth phase and more. We also took questions from listeners and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Brooklinen (use promo code ALISON). 

1hr 43mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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John Henson, Jordan Morris, David Huntsberger (Live from Podfest)

John Henson, Jordan Morris and David Huntsberger joined the Thursday Gang live at the LA Podcast Festival for this episode where we did a live Just Me Or Everyone/Deleted Tweets/HGFY game, discussed euphemisms, congratulated Jenna on the birth of her new baby and so much more.  Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Daily Harvest (enter promo code ALISON), Hubble contacts and Casper (use promo code BFF). Also: Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 22mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Wendy's Fave Movie, David's Deer Blinds, Alison's Dipping Dots

Alison, Daniel and Wendy enjoyed an escape room over the weekend and now Alison is obsessed. Wendy saw a certain movie more than once. Also, she's less passionate about church architecture than her husband claims. David knows about deer blinds and gets schooled about Nevada Day. Alison had some disappointing dots. Also guns, screen time, back photography, haterz, Cameron Diaz, Smurfs revisited and more. Plus iTunes Comment of the Week, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Chug. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Omaha Steaks (enter ROSEN in search bar), Hubble and FabFitFun (use promo code ROSEN).  

1hr 39mins

9 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Jenna Kim Jones's Status, Happy New Year, Another Tone Zone Update

Jenna Kim Jones came to town for one day only and we recorded a Patreon bonus episode and this Thursday show. Happy New Year! We talk about resolutions, life in Georgia, Santa Clause, periods, #galchat, another Tone Zone update and we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF Legacy Shirt! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by STITCHFIX: http://StitchFix.com/kids/bff (use this URL and StitchFix will waive the $20 styling fee; get 25% off when you keep everything in your box), ROTHYS: http://rothys.com/alison and LUMINESS: http://TrySilk.com/bestfriend (for 60% off your Luminess 4-in-1 Airbrush system). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 53mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Insults Involving Salad Dressing, David's Intruder, The Trail of Robin

Alison finally reveals the long ago insult involving salad dressing that she's been thinking about lately and then in a surprising turn of events, David Huntsberger and Daniel share their own salad dressing related conflicts. Robin Shorr (Los Feliz: The Podcast) makes a rare two-in-one-week appearance and tells stories of Tucson lovers, a fateful earthquake morning, the "trail of Robin," and offers some useful restaurant tips. Plus a scary story involving David, the cops and a man on the loose; dermatology slang; crack smoking; sunscreen and more. And Just Me Or Everyone, iTunes Comment of the Week and an adoptable dog named Buddy. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF LEGACY SHIRT and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Noom. (Visit Noom.com/BESTFRIEND to start your two week free trial and get up to half-off your subscription) and ABC's American Housewife. Also: Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial

1hr 43mins

21 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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Jenna and Al's Farewell Show, Alison's Fart Crutch, Otters Who Bring It

You guys, this is Jenna and Al's last show before they move to Atlanta! Also, David Huntsberger is back and has some harsh words for Pocatello, Idaho. Plus Alison realizes she has a bad attitude, Daniel has to give someone the finger, river otters, a Korean chest, iTunes comments, tears, some surprises for Jenna and Al from friends of the show, Just Me Or Everyone and an adoptable dog named Burt. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen You probably need to buy a new ARIYNBF LOGO pin! and the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by Omaha Steaks (type ROSEN in the search bar), Wag! (text ROSEN to 25324) and Thumbtack. 

1hr 44mins

22 Jun 2017

Rank #20