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Just Between Us

Just Between Us is a comedic variety show where Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn openly discuss everything from mental health to sex and all the stuff in-between. Each week, they’ll answer a question from a listener seeking advice, interview someone fascinating, participate in a rarely winnable game show and discuss a random topic affecting the world. Jump from highbrow to lowbrow in a single episode! Sometimes multiple times! Nothing is off limits for these New York Times best selling authors who are trying to destigmatize the world one hilarious episode at a time. Produced by Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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Portland Protests with Tuck Woodstock, Rich Privilege and Cohabitating

Allison and Gaby attempt to help a listener whose wealthier friends refuse to talk about money and privilege. They’re then joined by journalist Tuck Woodstock to discuss the horrors of federal troops in Portland. And finally, Gaby shares what it’s been like to officially be living with her partner! Content Warning: Discussion of race, class and police violence.Resources: Tuck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tuckwoodstock Tuck on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gender Tuck on Venmo: https://venmo.com/Tuck-Woodstock More Links For Tuck: https://linktr.ee/montucky Call to support independent journalists on the ground in Portland: https://tinyurl.com/y5f2xd94 Defense Fund PDX on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/defensefundpdx/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 18mins

29 Jul 2020

Rank #1

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Meet Allison’s New FIANCÉ, Teletherapy and Perspective

BREAKING NEWS: Allison is engaged! But first, Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who is struggling to feel comfortable with teletherapy. Then, they talk to Allison’s new fiancé, Jake Hirsch, all about proposing TO ALLISON during a pandemic! Then, they discuss the power of perspective and how it can help your mental health. ALSO ALLISON IS ENGAGED!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

3 Jun 2020

Rank #2

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Occupational Therapy With Vanessa Gorelkin, Gender Identity Disclosure and Education

Allison reads a listener's question about navigating and sharing their gender identity with their partner and Gaby takes the opportunity to share their own gender journey. They're then joined by occupational therapist Vanessa Gorelkin to explain what the hell occupational therapy is (and provide some much needed support to Allison). And finally, education! What's wrong with it and how can we reimagine what it means to learn? TW: transphobiaPodcast transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRwnpaIYypkF4nSDaGwD0NN5TV2dOfzkAeg9FHbxmZw/edit?usp=sharing

1hr 21mins

16 Dec 2020

Rank #3

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Online Dating with Relationship Coach Damona Hoffman and HYPOTHETICALS

First, personality tests. What's our enneagram number? What's our Myers-Briggs? Are personality tests even useful? Then, they're joined by relationship expert, columnist, and love coach Damona Hoffman who talks all about what makes a great, effective online dating profile, the skills you need to go from pre-date to pre-marriage, the racial biases of dating app data, and how to find exactly what you're looking for. Plus, hypotheticals starring a girlfriend in a coma and an alien who needs to make sure you're not wearing sandals. This has been a Forever Dog production Produced by Melisa D. MontsExecutive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio and Alex RamseyTo listen to this podcast ad-free Sign up for Forever Dog Plus at foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCheck out video clips of our podcasts on Youtube at youtube.com/foreverdogteamAnd make sure to follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook at ForeverDogTeam to keep up with all of the latest Forever Dog News

57mins

12 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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Letting Go of Resentment, Erin Gibson’s Aging Parents and N00dz!

How do you move on? Allison and Gaby offer advice to a listener struggling to let go of complicated and spiteful feelings towards a former friend. They’re then joined by “Throwing Shade” podcaster Erin Gibson to discuss aging parents and how to make them listen (to reason). And later, a long overdue chat about sending nudes, baby! Trigger Warnings: Revenge porn, rape and assault.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Being Friends With A Friend's Ex And Narrative Therapy

Surprise! Just Between Us is now on both Wednesdays and Fridays. Twice a week, baby! On Wednesdays, we have international questions and topix. On Friday, our interview with a highly esteemed guest. Amazing! In this inaugural Wednesday episode, Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who wants to maintain a friendship with her friend's ex and they get way too personal about their own break ups. Then, they talk about narrative therapy, the language we use to describe ourselves, and reframing our beliefs about who we are. (tw: domestic violence, fat-shaming, alcoholic parent)Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GzikiCRo9bEtIzhaRIwFeOmTI9sU_plb1cAsbTbvvW0/edit?usp=sharing This has been a Forever Dog production Produced by Melisa D. MontsExecutive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio and Alex RamseyTo listen to this podcast ad-free Sign up for Forever Dog Plus at foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCheck out video clips of our podcasts on Youtube at youtube.com/foreverdogteamAnd make sure to follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook at ForeverDogTeam to keep up with all of the latest Forever Dog News

49mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Little Person Activist Sinead Burke, Getting Over Your Ex and New Year’s Resolutions

Allison and Gaby offer advice to a listener struggling to get over her ex while in a relationship with someone else. (Uh oh!) They’re then joined by disability activist Sinead Burke, who is breaking ground in the fashion industry for little people. And later, Allison and Gaby get into the hype surrounding New Year’s resolutions even though it’s October. Whoops!This episode is sponsored by Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: BETWEENUS) and Bombas (www.bombas.com/betweenus).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Local Politics with Nithya Raman, Confronting Grief and Examining Our Values

This week, Gaby and Allison help a listener who wants to speak more openly to her family about grief following her mother’s passing. They then speak to community advocate and city council candidate Nithya Raman about running for office as a woman of color, defunding the police and why it’s so important to care about local politics. And finally, a look at our values. Is it possible for them to align with our daily life? What are our values? (Mostly dogs.) (JK.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

23 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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Maybe You Should Talk To Someone’s Lori Gottlieb, Different Financial Backgrounds and Past Misconceptions

Why are we SO UNCOMFORTABLE talking about money? Allison and Gaby offer advice to a listener dating someone who is having a tough time with his finances. They’re then joined by Lori Gottlieb, a best-selling author and therapist, who talks about her own journey through therapy. And later, we share some of our biggest misconceptions! Hindsight is 2020! (Pun alert!)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 10mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Look Who’s Bringing Up The Patriarchy! (w/ Dan De Lorenzo)

Searching for a way to cope with failure? So are we! This week, Allison and Gaby talk through how to work past the low points in life, help a listener figure out how to share finances with her partner, and grill one of Allison’s ex-boyfriends (Dan De Lorenzo) on their past, failed relationship.This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/BETWEENUS code: BETWEENUS), HUM Nutrition (www.humnutrition.com/get_started code: BETWEENUS), and Aura Frames (www.auraframes.com code: BETWEENUS).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Moving In, Allison’s Mom and Weddings w/ Ruth Raskin

Trigger Warning: SuicideAllison and Gaby help a listener figure out when it’s kosher to move in with a new partner. They’re then joined by Allison’s mom, Ruth Raskin (ruthraskinphoto), who discusses the challenges of raising a child with mental illness and the importance of facing it head on. Later they give all their thoughts and feelings about weddings. SPOILER: Do not have it outside.  This episode is sponsored by Amour Vert (www.shopgreenlove.com/betweenus) and Petal (www.petalcard.com/betweenus).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

24 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Intimacy, Baby! (w/ Kara Brown)

Serious question: where do you put your anger? Allison and Gaby dissect how anger manifests for them and what they do about it. They also answer Tamara's International Question about corporations profiting off of mental illness and where they draw the line. Then, the marvelous Kara Brown (@KaraRBrown), writer and co-host of Keep It! shares how she made her career transition from critiquing TV shows to writing for them. Plus, find out if you’re a terrible parent in a rousing round of Hypotheticals! It’s NASTY! (Not really.) Trigger warning: Allison and Gaby talk about self-harm during this week’s Topix.Follow Just Between Us on Instagram at @jbupodcast, and email your International Questions to justbetweenuspod@gmail.com.This episode is sponsored by Smile Direct Club (www.smiledirectclub.com/podcast code: BETWEENUS), National Partnership for Women and Families (www.nationalpartnership.org/StandTogether), HUM Nutrition (www.humnutrition.com/get_started code: BETWEENUS), Snowe (www.snowehome.com/BETWEENUS), and ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/JBU).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Wags And Walks’ Founder Lesley Brog, Your Partner’s Family and How To Flirt

Allison and Gaby try to help a listener determine whether their partner’s annoying family should be a deal breaker. They’re then joined by Lesley Brog, founder of the fabulous dog rescue Wags and Walks where both girls got their beloved pooches. (We love you Sugar and Beans!) And later, Allison and Gaby share best tips for flirting with a new crush!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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LGBTQ and Religion with Phillip Picardi, Setting Boundaries with A Partner and QAnon

Gaby and Allison give advice to a listener who wants to set boundaries around her boyfriend’s friendship with a girl who tried to sabotage their relationship. (YIKES!) They then speak to journalist Phillip Picardi about his new religion podcast, Unholier Than Thou, being queer and spiritual and how his relationship to God has changed over the years. Lastly, QAnon! What the actual fuck?! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

30 Sep 2020

Rank #14

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Interracial Love with Ashley C. Ford, Proving Mental Illness is Real and Understanding Social Skills

Happy self-quarantine, everyone! Allison and Gaby discuss how they’re handling the coronavirus crisis (lots of games). They then offer advice to a listener whose mom won’t take their mental illness seriously. They’re also joined by writer Ashley C. Ford, who shares a heartwarming story about real love. And later, we analyze and dissect our own social skills in possibly the nerdiest way ever. Chef’s Kiss! Content Warnings: self harm, suicide, mention of an eating disorderSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 8mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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Career Counseling with Brian Hutchison, How To Not Carry Your Old Baggage Into New Relationships and Happiness

Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ylymnhomgj_6sq3D8AYQmpXtlhsjf90oHu80TpD-w70/edit?usp=sharingHow do you know what to do with your life? How does work affect mental health? Are we more than JUST our jobs and education? Global Career Guy Brian Hutchison joins Gaby and Allison to discuss modern job counseling, prioritizing your health, and crossing your skills over into multiple career paths. But first, they give advice to a listener who is worried about bringing old baggage into new relationships. And finally, happiness! Does it exist?!This has been a Forever Dog production Produced by Melisa D. MontsExecutive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio and Alex RamseyTo listen to this podcast ad-free Sign up for Forever Dog Plus at foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCheck out video clips of our podcasts on Youtube at youtube.com/foreverdogteamAnd make sure to follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook at ForeverDogTeam to keep up with all of the latest Forever Dog News

1hr 28mins

17 Feb 2021

Rank #16

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How To Be An Ethical Slut With Janet Hardy, Different Forms of Therapy and Facts Vs. Opinions

Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CjVv8nXxQTQvLRJwowUzWIkrG0YbM-ZbOFQoG5M3k8M/edit?usp=sharingAllison and Gaby try to help a listener who thinks she might be too self-aware for therapy to be helpful. They're then joined by Janet Hardy, the coauthor of The Ethical Slut, to talk all about kink, polyamory and word choice. And finally, fact vs. opinion. Why can no one seem to tell the difference anymore? (tw: d*ke and f*g usage during interview discussion)THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY BETTERHELPFor 10% off, visit https://www.betterhelp.com/justbetweenus This has been a Forever Dog production Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio and Alex Ramsey To listen to this podcast ad-free Sign up for Forever Dog Plus at foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus Check out video clips of our podcasts on Youtube at youtube.com/foreverdogteamAnd make sure to follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook at ForeverDogTeam to keep up with all of the latest Forever Dog News

1hr 7mins

10 Feb 2021

Rank #17

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Scam Goddess Laci Mosley, How To Know If You’re Ready For Love and All About Porn

Are you ready to be in love? Allison and Gaby offer advice to a listener wondering how to tell when a “lust crush” could become something more. They’re then joined by “Scam Goddess” Laci Mosley, who shares some of her most hilarious scams, plus tips to avoid getting scammed yourself! And later, Allison and Gaby debate the pros and cons of porn, fanfiction and graphic romance novels! Trigger Warning: Assault.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Disability Visibility with Alice Wong, Harmful Therapy and Compliments

Transcription: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ukvhq_ajfWneEOpn519lpbYIPzUyi_b9lpFLSWsbT5Y/edit?usp=sharingHappy 2021 Everyone! To start off the New Year, Allison and Gaby discuss a listener's email that brings attention to the existence of harmful therapy and institutionalization. They're then joined by one of the podcast's greatest guests of all time (in our humble opinion), disability activist Alice Wong to discuss ableism, covid and the importance of filling your bookshelf with diverse voices. And finally, compliments! The good, the lovely and the harmful! Also Allison reveals how she chooses the topics and it's goofy as hell. tw: rape, suicide, ableism, weight Alice’s Links: Books: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/book/ Essays About The Pandemic:https://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/4/4/21204261/coronavirus-covid-19-disabled-people-disabilities-triageWorking definition of ableism by Talila A. Lewis  https://www.talilalewis.com/blog/january-2021-working-definition-of-ableism THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY HELLOFRESH! Visit HelloFresh.com/10betweenus and use code 10betweenus to get $90 off, for 10 free meals, including free shipping! This has been a Forever Dog production Produced by Melisa D. MontsExecutive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio and Alex RamseyTo listen to this podcast ad-free Sign up for Forever Dog Plus at foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusCheck out video clips of our podcasts on Youtube at youtube.com/foreverdogteamAnd make sure to follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook at ForeverDogTeam to keep up with all of the latest Forever Dog News

1hr 35mins

6 Jan 2021

Rank #19

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Olympic Superstar Simone Biles, Toxic Beauty Standards with Jackie Johnson and When We Feel Beautiful

Get ready for a special episode featuring Simone Biles and SK-II! Gaby and Allison answer a listener’s question about whether she actually enjoys her feminine presentation or if she’s a victim of societal beauty pressures. They then interview the greatest gymnast of our time, Simone Biles, about SK-II’s Beauty is #NOCOMPETITION campaign, toxic beauty standards and her involvement in SK-II Studios’ six-part animated series “VS.” They’re also joined by beauty expert and the host of the podcast Natch Beaut, Jackie Johnson, who shares her insight on the positives and negatives of the beauty world. And finally, Gaby and Allison discuss what makes them feel beautiful. Because beauty is #NOCOMPETITION.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #20