Did you ever think being an adult would be this hard? Neither did our hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos. That’s why they’re talking it out with some of the funniest, most creative adults around. Plus, they answer the questions that haunt us all, like “What is an acceptable amount of money to spend on pillows?”Adulting is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, and Nancy.
For the season finale, Jordan and Michelle sit down with Irish comedian Aisling Bea, the creator and star of the new Hulu series This Way Up, and talk about what it takes to make sad s**t into something funny. Then we go behind the scenes with DJ Donwill and producer Christian Banda as they tackle some of the toughest Adulting questions of the season. Plus, Jordan reveals the one question that he wants to ask his parents (and it’s gross).
While Michelle visits the Delta Sky Club, another family crashes Jordan’s family reunion and eats all the gumbo. Comedian Aparna Nancherla shares her life motto “Another day, another dread.” Transgender supermodel Geena Rocero learns how to speak her truth, and The Read’s Crissle West may not hug you, but she will share her weed. Plus: Jordan gets the one thing he’s always wanted in New York.
Michelle accidentally stays at a plantation for her birthday. Oops! The Daily Show’s Jaboukie Young-White comes out to his parents on national television. And Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spills on her rebellious past. Plus, Jordan is shocked to learn something new about Michelle.
Feeling flirty? Michelle and Jordan are not having it. Plus, Joyelle Nicole Johnson explains why she had to break the law to go to school. Giulia Rozzi likes an expensive break-up. And Becky Veduccio shares both the heartbreak and joy on her journey to motherhood.
While Jordan was busy summering in Maine, Michelle got stuck in a New Orleans toilet. Who had a better vacation? You decide. Plus, The Daily Show’s Michael Kosta will eat just about anything. And Alternatino creator and star Arturo Castro on why salsa clubs make him feel inadequate. Plus, one man’s quest to turn Uber Pool into a dating app.
This week, Jordan and Michelle are joined by the legendary Vanessa Williams. Yes, that Vanessa Williams - and she gives some adulting advice that will change your life forever. Plus, Comedy Knockout’s Damien Lemon finds out he’s married, Michelle gets high on mushrooms and sees Jesus, and Jordan goes on a nightmarish New York adventure. And advice on how to go on a coffee date without having to drop a deuce.
This week, take a walk down memory lane to a time when Michelle sold zoot suits and Jordan used Civil War trivia as a pick-up line. Comedian Gina Yashere channels her inner James Bond. And Liza Treyger may just be the Lindsay Lohan of comedy. Plus, Michelle and Jordan tackle that age-old question: are you ever too old to Seamless a bagel when you’re hungover?
Being a true adult means being a good community member. This week, while Jordan saves some trees, Michelle shares her one and only experience with communal living: a roommate who loved olive oil and left a mess. Comedian Kerry Coddett tries to end her dating dry spell. Talk show host Michelle Collins auditions for her dream role as Javert in Les Mis. Plus, Michelle and Jordan help an audience member deal with a boss who’s being a jerk.
Part of being an adult is knowing how to negotiate. This week, Jordan drives a hard bargain with his new roof guy, while Michelle talks her husband into a mani-pedi. Black Thought from The Roots interrupts date night with his wife to share his s*** list. And comedian Seth Herzog and Michelle compare notes on having twins (yes, he does have a favorite).
Tensions run high as Jordan calls out Michelle for being bougie AF. They are joined by comedian Alzo Slade for a conversation about meat sweats, and MTV’s Franchesca Ramsey refuses to sniff Michelle Obama. Plus, practical tips for getting out of your friends invitations.
Jordan Carlos and Michelle Buteau believe that a true adult’s worth can be measured by one unit only - the amount of milk in your fridge. Plus, Michelle tries to avoid walking the dog, while Jordan continues to struggle with his pants. Wet Hot American Summer’s Michael Ian Black is glad his son thinks he’s lame, First Wives Club’s Malik Yoba calls someone out over a Kit Kat, and Orange is the New Black’s Jessica Pimental becomes the lead singer of a metal band (seriously)!
Sometimes part of being an adult is unloading toxic energy in your life - let this episode be your guide. Special guest Danielle Brooks from Orange is the New Black never lets anyone steal her light, while Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd trashes someone’s office (deservedly). Plus, comedian Yamaneika Saunders offers up a master class in ending those friendships that just aren’t working. And Michelle shares some big news!
Jordan has a close encounter with a mouse while Michelle tells the gospel truth to a hesitant dater. Nore Davis proposes. Sara Schaefer gets brave in the Grand Canyon. And Ben Sinclair tells Michelle and Jordan about losing his virginity.
Michelle and Jordan dig into some Adulting relationship basics. Rule number one: Don’t pay for a date’s drink entirely with quarters. Rule number two: Never fight with your partner in front of friends. They are joined by Sasheer Zamata who meets a magic witch at Afropunk and Kate Walsh explains why she was a “human mullet” in high school.
Michelle and Jordan’s struggles with Adulting continue. Michelle shares a harrowing tale from a haunted bed and breakfast, while Jordan revisits a traumatic kickball experience. Plus, comedian Chris Distefano tries to protect a Brooklyn woman from a confrontation in an elevator and Jim Gaffigan explains how he ended up with so many kids.
Welcome to Adulting! The show where hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos help us figure out how to grow the f**k up. Together. In this inaugural episode, Michelle and Jordan plan Naomi Ekperigin’s entire wedding in under a minute, Wyatt Cenac does his best muppet impression, and Phoebe Robinson shares some bathroom etiquette tips (which involve an open flame). Plus, some advice on what to do if you’re catching feelings for your dealer.
Did you ever think being an adult would be this hard? Neither did hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos.
That’s why they’re talking it out with some of the funniest, most creative people around, including Jim Gaffigan, Wyatt Cenac, Danielle Brooks, Phoebe Robinson and so many more. Plus, they answer the questions that haunt us all, like “What is an acceptable amount of money to spend on pillows?” and “How do I stop watching Netflix?”
Listen to this preview and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Episode 1 will be here before you know it! Let’s grow the f**k up. Together.