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July 6, 2020
Alison claims she knows all four (or is it five) military branch theme songs and Daniel calls her bluff. Also some behind-the-scenes soundcheck chat, Alison's experience with hypnotherapy which apparently she never discussed with Daniel, a visit to her parents, listener calls, Covid testing, heartbreak, Daniel's descriptions of Owen and Elliot's personalities and more including iTunes Comments of the Week. 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 the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
July 2, 2020
Comedian Lisa Curry is here and she knows a lot about live bait and foot basins. Joe Kwaczala returns and he’s trying to convince us a comfortable futon exists. I’m barely showering and Tony trusts his tongs. 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BROOKLINEN:  http://brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 10% off your first order)  Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
June 29, 2020
Big news! Whereas you thought the termite updates were a thing of the past, it's looking like they might be returning. Before you race to turn off the podcast, know that in this episode you'll also hear a caller's favorite dumb joke, Daniel's embarrassing work call courtesy of Alison not realizing he was on the phone, a discussion of words and semiotics, how it is smart people can believe lies (or how Alison did), who is and isn't on the team and more. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week! 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by RAYCON: http://BuyRaycon.com/bestfriend (for 15% off) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
June 25, 2020
Helen Hong (Go Fact Yourself, Silicon Valley) joins us this week from her closet where she's hoarding four rolls of scented toilet paper. Jackie Johnson is here and Chooch had to go to the emergency vet where Jackie talked to a doctor on the phone whom she's convinced is hot. Is he? Helen CALLS THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL TO FIND OUT. And Alison won something in a raffle. Plus Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%),  Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
June 22, 2020
Comic, actor, writer and host Candice Thompson (Lights Out with David Spade, The New Negroes) joins the show to talk about processing world events without standup as an outlet, feeling a responsibility to speak about race, not fitting into a "box" due to her appearance, her childhood, her spirit pastry, learning to be vulnerable, doing comedy with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, her podcast The Struggle with Candice Thompson and so much more. We also did 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)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
June 18, 2020
Greg Heller AND Jenna Kim Jones AND The Hashtag Al (Allan Moss)??? That's right! We're all together on this episode. Greg has a special song he sings during diaper blowouts with his baby, Jenna and Al have periodic pests and I'm reminiscing about Orange County punk shows and that special blend of having a crush on someone but also being afraid for my life. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week, Greg Heller ASMR, Just Me Or Everyone, Jo from Supernanny and more. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by PURPLE: http://purple.com/bestfriend (use promo code bestfriend for $150 off your purchase of $1500 or more) and ANCESTRY DNA:  http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
June 15, 2020
Daniel is clean shaven for the first time in six years and neither of us recognize him. Also, he once tanned for four minutes. Is sex work exploitative? Have you ever had a positive experience with a cop? Does your face hurt? Plus your calls, personal hairs, attitudes toward money, iTunes Comments of the Week, tattoos and more. 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 the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
June 11, 2020
Jackie Johnson is back and she isn't afraid to let her feet and a seagull statue do the talking. Jordan Morris is also here and he's been seeing a nutritionist. We do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and Jackie has one involving towels and privates. Plus some timely Wayne's World talk. And we all question our beliefs about cops. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by MADISON REED: http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off) STORYWORTH http://storyworth.com/bestfriend for $20 off BROOKLINEN: http://brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 10% off your first order) and EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
June 8, 2020
Can you slam a door open? Daniel claims I can and do. He also takes issue with how I hurl my body into bed. Normally these things wouldn't be a problem however he took a supplement which has turned him into Alpha Dan and he can't sleep. We also discuss what's going on in the world, feeling unloved, the word "tushy," therapy, precancerous cells, band-aids and more. And we take your calls on fire arms and depression (separate calls). 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you MADISON REED:  http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off) FIGS: Head to http://wearFIGS.com (enter code BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off) SKYLIGHT FRAME:  http://skylightframe.com (use code ALISON for $10 off) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
June 4, 2020
Brian Keith Diaz joins the show to talk about his 18 year long friendship with producer Tony Thaxton, touring with Seal and Axl Rose and his experience at the Black Lives Matter protests (and the photo he took, proceeds from which he's donating). Renee is here and she's moving. Alison is ambushed by her family. And Tony is learning things about Brian. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by MADISON REED: http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off) and BROOKLINEN: http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
June 1, 2020
Daniel and I are back and we're in the studio this week!! We take your calls, talk about the girl that broke Daniel's heart (he even enrolled in fencing class for her!) and discuss reading signals. We also talk about a difference of opinion we had regarding lights and the show DEVS, the way he shirked his one duty for the week, Elliot's food truck, depression, Daniel's salon, Quabi, MLK Jr's "Other America" speech, uprisings and more. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by MADISON REED: http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
May 28, 2020
First time Thursday guest but second time ARIYNBF guest Lauren Lapkus is here to talk about expanding her palate, whether the fish thrown on her in The Wrong Missy was real, how you're the only one who knows what's going on in your relationship and celebrity filled zoom rooms. Jackie fills us in about her pilgrimage to Delaware and her engagement (!!!). We also talk about divorce, Mark Hoppus, triplets, snacks and so much more including a round of Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze. Watch this episode on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%), ANCESTRYDNA: http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (to get your kit and start your free trial), This show is brought to you by BETTER HELP:  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off) and MADISON REED: http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
May 25, 2020
Alison and Daniel have a difference of opinion about something and they need YOU to weigh in. There are hashtags and everything. Plus Alison recognizes what's become the new "termite update," Daniel unveils more inventions and a plan for taking this whole enterprise into the future, there was a party across the street and Alison wants to know if she was a Karen or a Mrs. Kravitz and more. Plus cleaning strategies, insomnia, Daniel's homemade haircut, a hornet's nest, iTunes Comment of the Week and your calls. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by PURPLE: http://purple.com/bestfriend (use promo code bestfriend for $150 off your purchase of $1500 or more) and MADISON REED:  http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
May 21, 2020
Jordan Morris is here to talk about his doctor suggesting he cut out carbs and the big news that broke about his scripted podcast Bubble being turned into a movie. Ken Reid joins us from his office despite the fact he has a multi-bedroom tent with a closet in his backyard. And Alison is off her game. Like moreso than usual. Plus Tony's coincidences. 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/3e4wL9D You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by MADISON REED:  http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off) BOMBAS: http://bombas.com/bestfriend (for 20% off) and BROOKLINEN:  http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
May 18, 2020
Daniel is back and he gets first billing in this title! This week we talk about nearly caving, the need to be social, Mother's Day and Alison's Birthday, Elliot's card, Daniel's rule about New York, three adjectives to describe Alison and so much more. We also take your calls, including one about remembering Becki McClure, and do Deleted Tweets. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTER HELP:  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off) and MADISON REED: http://madison-reed.com (use code ALISON for 10% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
May 14, 2020
Jackie Johnson has some news to share and share she does! Alie Ward is back and she's been whittling and talking to virologists. Also we talk about thongs, skin treatments, dog teeth and so much 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%), ANCESTRYDNA: http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (to get your kit and start your free trial) and PURPLE: http://purple.com/bestfriend (use promo code bestfriend for $150 off your purchase of $1500 or more). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
May 11, 2020
Daniel joins me this week for an episode where we recount a scary incident involving Elliot hitting his head. We also talk about my changing opinion of water, feeling your feelings, Daniel's quarantine inventions and so much more. Plus your calls! 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you BETTER HELP: http://betterhelp.com/bestfriend (use discount code BESTFRIEND for 10% off your first month). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
May 7, 2020
Kevin T. Porter is back and his lockdown beard is beautiful but deceiving. Renee is here and she's still a minimalist. Tony is still wearing his daily shoes. Alison is confused. She's also strapped in for a cascade of compliments. Plus a Hawaii Quiz! 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTER HELP:  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off) FIGS: Head to http://wearFIGS.com (and enter code BESTFRIEND15 at checkout for 15% off) and STORYWORTH: http://storyworth.com/bestfriend for $10 off Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
May 4, 2020
Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) returns to the show to talk about lockdown life, scaling back on the number of shows he does, giving Daniel Tiger credit for teaching his firstborn how to be kind to her baby sister, loving his kids more than he loves himself, live dates, being a recovering narcissist, conventions, styling and so much more. We also took your questions! Video of this episode is up on Patreon. 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 the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial      
April 30, 2020
Alie Ward is here and had some special treatment performed on her back that's left it looking like raw meat. Jackie Johnson, who just did a home audition as a gator lady for which her breasts have never looked better, might barf and I am right there with her. Also we talk about Taylor Swift (polarized opinions!), Patreon, being women in the public eye, tooth whiteness, Jackie's chest, the Playboy Mansion, dog etiquette, extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation and so much 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTERHELP:  http://betterhelp.com/bestfriend (get 10 percent off first month with code bestfriend), BROOKLINEN: http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND) PURPLE: http://purple.com/bestfriend (Use promo code bestfriend. For a limited time you’ll get $150 off any Purple mattress order of $1500 or more!)   Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
April 27, 2020
Daniel's got a whole new hair system in place involving new products and new tools. He also makes an offhand comment that nearly derails me. DID I SEEM TIRED? I drank the half-caff! Also we discuss grief, toddlers, my weird snapping habit, Daniel's Rocky montage 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME:  http://skylightframe.com (use code ALISON for $10 off) and HONEY: http://joinhoney.com/alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
April 23, 2020
Alie Ward is here but only because we aren't serving any raw tomatoes. Jackie Johnson is here too, along with her diplomas, to tell us about her adventures in the kitchen (chickpeas of the sea!) and discuss the ethics of creating her own Chooch clones. I have some sad news to share about the passing of a beloved listener but also I need to debate Swiss cheese and whether it deserves a seat my table. Plus Alie's whittling accident, an update on Jackie's exclusive scoop from last week and Tony's bananas. This episode is not as much about food as this description makes it seem! Also some Gal Chat! Check us out on Patreon (video of this episode here): http://patreon.com/alisonrosen     Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)  You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTER HELP:  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off) and SKYLIGHT FRAME http://skylightframe.com (use code ALISON for $10 off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
April 20, 2020
Why is Alison's brain offering her a non-stop loop of awkward memories from twenty-plus years ago? And what does Daniel's highly embarrassing dream featuring a bold personality indicate? These are but a few of the things we talk about this week. We also discuss whether Alison is cool (she and Daniel disagree AND NOT HOW YOU'D HOPE) and take your calls. Plus iTunes Comments of the Week! 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 the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
April 16, 2020
What the heck is Jordan Morris's upstairs neighbor doing??? We have theories. Also Alison might be a super taster, Joe's girlfriend's roommate bought $400 worth of groceries and then left town, Tony's making videos and we all have thoughts about gummy bears, Smarties, jelly beans and more. Plus Just Me Or Everyone. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone!   Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
April 13, 2020
Daniel joins me for an episode where we hear from you guys. We also offer more of Daniel's unused baby names, determine the ideal quarantine partner, challenge each other to come up with the worst food to eat in a bathroom, talk about college, Bubble Guppies, kids and so much more including iTunes Comments of the Week. 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 the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
April 9, 2020
We have an exclusive from Jackie Johnson! She managed to get tested and tells all. Meanwhile Kevin teaches us how to do remote backgrounds, we talk about how often each of us is crying and how long we think this will last, Alison throws shade at some podcasters, Tony talks about choosing to keep his apartment post-divorce and so much 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BROOKLINEN: http://brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 10% off your first order) and HYDRANT: http://drinkhydrant.com (enter promo code BFF for 25% off your first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
April 6, 2020
I've decided to spend some of this lockdown time catching up with the cast of character who were regulars on the show when it was a live streaming internet show that I did from my apartment in Brooklyn in 2010. First up is Alfred Schulz who used to do a segment called Things You Never Hear People Say which he reprises here. I also chat with him about where life has taken him in these ten years, fatherhood, how to make good radio (he's a producer and host), his brother Bill Schulz and so much 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 the HGFY ringtone! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
April 2, 2020
Wendy Molyneux and Dave Huntsberger are joining from their respective abodes to gently disagree about shoes and capes. Plus the stages of grief and my anger and so much more including a round of Just Me Or Everyone and iTunes Comments of the Week. Plus a lil Easter egg at the end. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTERHELP: http://betterhelp.com/bestfriend (get 10 percent off first month with code bestfriend) and HONEY: http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial    
March 30, 2020
Fan favorite Greg Heller joins the show to talk about the birth of his son, the crazy few months he had leading up to the birth, parenting during a lockdown, why you need two oils (one for cooking and one for finishing) and so much more. Check out a special bonus episode with Greg on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by FIGS: Head to http://wearFIGS.com and enter code BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 26, 2020
Jenna and #AL join Daniel, Tony and me remotely to discuss their lives in Georgia and how they've achieved such attractive camera angles. We also talk about intra-child violence, working from home, Tony's new dog, Daniel's brick wall, my concerns about leaving the house to record Childish and 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by BETTERHELP: http://betterhelp.com/bestfriend (get 10% off first month) BOMBAS: http://bombas.com/bestfriend (20% off) and EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 23, 2020
Atsuko Okatsuka—comedian, writer, actor and host of the very fun game show/podcast Let's Go Atsuko: A Woke Japanese Game Show—joins the show as our very first remote guest. After catching up with producer Tony and hearing his big news, we talk about concern for elderly relatives in this time, wiping down packages, relationships, depression, and the Covid-19 fifteen. We also talk about Atsuko growing up with a mother with schizophrenia, comedy school in Japan, Atsuko's adjustment to coming to America, eating disorders and so much more. Plus we took your questions.   Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by ROTHYS: http://rothys.com/alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 19, 2020
It's just Alison and Daniel and your calls (and one from Ms. Alie Ward!) as we power through the first coronavirus-affected episode of this show. But honestly I think it's a good one! Daniel and I talk about important matters like losing our minds, my worst TV appearance, guns, whether I should actually go to therapy tomorrow, elbows and more. We also listen to a bunch of messages from all of you and do iTunes Comments of the Week. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by AMERICAN HOME SHIELD:  http://ahs.com/bestfriend (for $50 off any plan),  BROOKLINEN: http://brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 10% off your first order) and HYDRANT: http://drinkhydrant.com (enter promo code BFF for 25% off your first order) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 16, 2020
Christina P (Your Mom's House, Where My Moms At?) returns to the show to talk about growing up with a mom who never let her show weakness, her resultant feelings about vulnerability, the decision to form a podcast network with her husband Tom Segura, the experience of writing a pilot about her life, antidepressants and postpartum depression after her second baby was born, episiotomies, GLOW, MTV and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and answered your questions. 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 BETTERHELP: http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off) and JENNY CRAIG: http://jennycraig.com/bestfriend (get 8 days of free food and a Free DNA Kit. Terms and conditions apply see website for details). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 12, 2020
Jackie Johnson and Ken Reid are here to make fish puns and help me get to the bottom of an uncomfortable moment that happened during Daniel and my anniversary dinner. Plus we remember some great TV theme songs and Jackie tries to get Tony to sing but Tony refuses to perform. Is this a fireable offense? We do iTunes Comment of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone and bring back HGFY but with a twist! Also some strawberry shortcake and psycho uncles talk. 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 BETTERHELP: http://betterhelp.com/bestfriend (get 10 percent off first month with code bestfriend), AWAY: http://awaytravel.com/alison, JENNY CRAIG: http://jennycraig.com/bestfriend (lose 16 pounds for $16 plus cost of food, get $100 in free food and a free weight loss DNA kit; terms and conditions apply see website for details), OMAX O-SHOT: http://oshotwomen.com (enter code ALISON to get 20% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 9, 2020
Elise Loehnen, Chief Content Officer of goop and frequent host of The goop Podcast stops by to talk about her experience making The goop Lab for Netflix, switching from magazines to online, meeting and working with Gwyneth, growing up in Montana, her relationship with her parents, love and loss, that infamous vagina-scented candle, motherhood, pattern recognition, handling criticism, trolling, time management and so much 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by ANCESTRY: http://ancestry.com/bestfriend Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 5, 2020
Alison violated a sacred marital code which she never agreed with anyway. David is here and he's sporting a new short hairdo. But lest you think he's a short hair newbie, you're mistaken. Renee doesn't know how long her arms are which really worked out for the spider on the wall. Tony's brought some Motion City Soundtrack beer for #SnackChat and Daniel, unrelated, has given up.   Download the episode from iTunes. Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%), JENNY CRAIG: http://jennycraig.com/bestfriend (get 8 days of free food and a Free DNA Kit. Terms and conditions apply see website for details), AMERICAN HOME SHIELD:  http://ahs.com/bestfriend (for $50 off any plan) and FIGS: http://wearFIGS.com (enter code BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
March 2, 2020
Comic, actor and writer Fortune Feimster joins the show to talk about growing up in North Carolina in a town of 5000, her relationship with her family, coming out, her Netflix special Sweet & Salty, her path to comedy, working as a journalist, her fiancé Jax, stage fright, waking up early to do her Sirius radio show What a Joke with Papa and Fortune, her experience on Chelsea Lately, the Groundlings, religion and so much more. We also answered your questions. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by HONEY: http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON and ROTHYS: http://rothys.com/alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 27, 2020
Jordan Morris joins us to get to the bottom of Daniel's nose hair problem. (He trims the hair and then the inside of his nose gets all irritated. If you have a solution please write in!) We also talk about Jordan's feelings about working from home, whether I'm mis-branding myself, chat shows, TV Talk and we finish with 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by JENNY CRAIG: http://jennycraig.com/bestfriend (get 8 days of free food and a Free DNA Kit. Terms and conditions apply see website for details), BROOKLINEN: http://brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 10% off your first order) and HYDRANT: http://drinkhydrant.com (enter promo code BFF for 25% off your first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 24, 2020
Lindsay DeFranco is a former YouTube personality who refers to herself as a "recovering mommy blogger." She's also the cofounder of the media literacy campaign Not So Fast and the wife of superstar YouTuber Phil DeFranco with whom she has two young sons. We talked about motherhood, moving to LA with Phil, her reasons for leaving YouTube, curly hair, home invasion, guns, her childhood in Georgia, mediocrity, her parents' divorce, self-care and compassion, anxiety, live streaming platforms and so much more. We also took your questions. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by UNDERCOVER TOURIST: http://undercovertourist.com/alison. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 20, 2020
Recorded live at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco on January 26, 2020. Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) joins the show to talk about freezer carbs (she's anti), parts of yourself, therapy, cats, oversharing, her tumultuous childhood and more. Tony Thaxton offers a Tone Zone update and Alison's old band The Angoras reunite for the first time! Plus Just Me Or Everyone! Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. 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 EVERYPLATE: http://everyplate.com (use code bestfriend3 for three weeks of meals for only $2.99 per meal) and AMERICAN HOME SHIELD: http://ahs.com/bestfriend (for $50 off any plan). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 17, 2020
Drew Van Acker (Pretty Little Liars, Tower Prep) stops by to talk about the new movie Spy Intervention which he stars in and executive produced, losing a scholarship because he appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, stability versus adventure, moving to Harlem, proposing to his girlfriend in Iceland, playing the ukulele, getting evicted, TV versus stage acting and so much more. We also took a spy music quiz. 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!   Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 13, 2020
Ben Gleib is here, still exhausted from concluding his presidential run, and he's ready to transition back to civilian life. Also he's got strong opinions about his girlfriend's choice of footwear. Alison and Daniel took Elliot to Disneyland and Renee is considering returning to her extroverted ways. Tony is going to leave us again but only for a few days. Plus a word we've never encountered and some snacks from New Zealand. 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 EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15%), ANCESTRYDNA: http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (to get your kit and start your free trial) and OMAX O-SHOT: http://omaxhealth.com (enter code ALISON for 20% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 10, 2020
Food Network star and food journalist/critic Troy Johnson stops by to talk about making the switch from writing about music to food, majoring in poetry, growing up with a gay parent, regrets, marriage, divorce, parenthood, San Diego, Fox Rox, Guy's Grocery Games, Crave, Adderall, aggressive heterosexuality, cooking and so much more. We also did a round of How Dare You. 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 the HGFY ringtone! This show is brought to you by ROTHYS: http://rothys.com/alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 6, 2020
Tone Zone Thaxton is BACK after his Motion City Soundtrack tour and he's got a gold record and everything. Alison has a dumb question about the record. Can you guess what it is? Joe Kwaczala is here and he's got a ladyfriend to witness his weird sleep behavior. Also we do a round of Yes Please or Oh Puhleeze involving coconut jellybeans but first must delineate the difference between jelly bellies and traditional jelly beans. Daniel says something that isn't intended for the podcast but he says it right into the mic. Also there's some beeping, some gentle ribbing 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 BAKED BY MELISSA: http://bakedbymelissa.com/bestfriend (use promo code bestfriend for 15% off), UNDERCOVER TOURIST: http://undercovertourist.com/alison and AMERICAN HOME SHIELD: http://ahs.com/bestfriend (for $50 off any plan). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
February 3, 2020
Jessica Chaffin (Spy, The Heat, Zoey 101) stops by to talk about her new podcast Ask Ronna with Ronna (& Bryan), growing up in Newton, Massachusetts as one of six kids, her relationship with her parents, getting into comedy, skincare, Ronna & Beverly, offering advice as Ronna, her love of England and so much more. We also took your questions. 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 HONEY: JoinHoney.com/Alison BROOKLINEN: http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND) and FIGS:  http://wearFIGS.com (enter code BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 30, 2020
Alison is back from Sketchfest with stories to tell. Renee went to Sketchfest and is wearing a number of meals on her shirt. Joe Kwaczala is here having just performed a comedy show while people drove golf balls at his head. Plus so much more including a story of a guy who didn't recognize Alison even though he would have been delighted if he knew who she was, most likely. 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!   Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 27, 2020
Newscaster Courtney Friel stops by the show to talk about her just published memoir Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News in which she tells all about living as an addict while appearing to be a put together reporter. We talk about her decision to go public with her sobriety, the fact that a story from the book about Donald Trump hitting on her went viral which pushed up the release of the book, her years at Fox News and what she witnessed there, motherhood, divorce, meditation, panic attacks, not taking things personally, rehab, celebs who were hard to interview, her video podcast Keeping It Friel: Conversations on Recovery and so much more. We also took your questions.   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!   Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial  
January 23, 2020
Wendy Molyneux is back and she had a baby complete with dramatic water breaking moment! Also if you're rude to her she might follow you to your house. Dave Huntsberger was just in Canada and it went well except for one show which was challenging. Also he made shoes and still claims he's going to cut his hair. Pete the Retailer is here being distracted by thoughts of pancakes. Plus we have several important epiphanies about fashion and VSCO girls, talk about potato clocks and Spago and do a round of iTunes Comments of the Week and Just Me Or Everyone. And an impromptu spelling test breaks out! 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  LUMINESS: http://TrySilk.com/bestfriend (for 60% off your Luminess 4-in-1 Airbrush system), ROTHY'S: http://rothys.com/alison and EMBARK: http://embarkvet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 15% off your dog DNA test kit). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 20, 2020
Joel Stein, (Time, Newsweek, LA Times) stops by to talk about his new book In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book for which he traveled the country exploring the populism that put Trump in office. We also talk about Scott Adams, our best friendship, gossipy stories involving Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, the moral cost of being a skillful journalist, Goop, meeting Jim Carrey, conferences, free will, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, the fact his book is funny but when he talks about it it isn't and so much 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!   Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 16, 2020
Who knows Jackie Johnson best? We take a quiz to find out. Plus Kevin T. Porter is here, with cookies, to fill us in on the trip to Las Vegas he took after being identified as a Mrs. Maisel influencer. He saw a show! Pete the Retailer is here and Jackie zeroes right the fuck in on his favorite color. Plus a story which details exactly how dumb Daniel thinks Alison is, an Uber for Allies, Audrina Patridge, Idaho, Puerto Rico and ziplining, slang terms and so much more including #SnackChat. 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 AWAY: http://awaytravel.com/alison and BROOKLINEN: http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 13, 2020
Comedian and actor Adam Ferrara (Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, Top Gear) stops by the show to talk about the creation of his new podcast The Adam Ferrara Podcast: 30 Minutes You'll Never Get Back, growing up on Long Island, his decision to go to college, relationships, drinking, working on himself, cars, meditation, making himself cry and so much 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 BarkBox.com/ALISON and Joybird.com/ROSEN Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 9, 2020
Jordan Morris and Dave Huntsberger join Daniel and me on this episode and Pete The Retailer (from The Star Wars Minute) is filling in for Tony while Tony plays in Motion City Soundtrack which is a band all of us are having trouble saying. Jordan fills us in on his Christmas, Dave raises some important questions about the manufacturing of voodoo dolls and throws a fair amount of shade at a specific kind of saxophone player. Daniel and I feel weird about lying about Santa, Daniel's seeking pumpkin fodder and more. Plus a quiz about Nebraska and iTunes Comments of the Week. 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 HONEY: http://joinHoney.com/alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 6, 2020
You guys sent in your picks for favorite clips of 2019 and here they are! We're nibblin' on spongecake, doling out nicknames, yawning during stories, revealing unused drops, asking questions, traveling, singing and so much more. Featuring Daniel Quantz, Tony Thaxton, David Huntsberger, Wendy Molyneux, Renee Colvert, Greg Heller, Jackie Johnson, Jordan Morris, Arden Myrin, Alie Ward, Jeff Fox and some names I'm sure I'm forgetting. 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! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
January 2, 2020
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
December 30, 2019
Gareth Reynolds (The Dollop, Arrested Development, I'm Sorry) stops by to talk about his debut album Riddled with Disease, holding koalas, his driver's license wig, relationship patterns, his relationship with his dad, quitting caffeine, writing for television, divorce, duel citizenship, depression, "yarguments" and so much more. We also took a personality/psychology quiz and Gareth did his best Tony impersonation. 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! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 26, 2019
If you listened last week you've likely been on tenterhooks waiting to find out what my question for Dave Huntsberger was. Well this week delivers in a big way. Also we (Dave, Tony Thaxton, Joe Kwaczala and I) taste nogs, puzzle over regional accents and talk about black eyes peas. 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 ROTHY'S: http://Rothys.com/Alison Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 23, 2019
Director, writer and editor Dan Schechter (Life of Crime) joins us to talk about his new movie After Class which stars Justin Long, Fran Drescher and Kate Berlant and was based on his own experiences teaching in a politically charged environment. We chat about nuance, students, keeping an open mind, white men, guilt, family, dogs, termites, mistakes, asking favors, grief and so much 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! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 19, 2019
Who knows Joe Kwaczala best? Take the quiz along with Alison Rosen, Dave Honey Huntsberger and Tony Thaxton to find out. Also how did Joe spend his Thanksgiving? How was Tony's gig the night before? And a question for Dave? Plus so much more including Joe's zippered arm pocket, carolers who lack confidence, Alison's med switch and other stuff! 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 JOYBIRD: http://Joybird.com/ROSEN25 (use code ROSEN25 for 25% off your first order),WANTABLE: http://wantable.com/bestfriend (for $25 off your first edit), STORYWORTH: http://storyworth.com/bestfriend (for $20 off) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 16, 2019
Alie Ward (Ologies, Did I Mention Invention?, Brainchild) returns to talk about the success she's experienced making something entirely her own, being a home owner and dog owner, her love life, fear of failure, love of science, premature ovarian failure, being a pseudo redhead, insects, massage chairs, list making, codependency, jobs that felt somewhat inauthentic, germs, dick fish and so much more. We also took your questions. 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 AWAY: http://awaytravel.com/alison (expedited shipping and delivery if you order by noon on 12/19) and BEST FIENDS. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 12, 2019
A rare Thursday show treat! Paul Rust and Michael Cassady are here on the eve of their new Don't Stop Or We'll Die release Diamond Skies Over Western Dreams. Tone Zone Thaxton played drums on it so it's like we have a whole band in the studio. What do you do when you have a whole band in your studio? You talk about egg nog! And eye language, Brooklyn and more. Also Daniel and I are back from Hawaii and I learned some things. Plus we do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and get a Tony Update and so much 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 BITSBOX: http://Bitsbox.com (enter promo code BESTFRIEND for $25 off plus free shipping), BOMBAS: http://Bombas.com/BESTFRIEND (to save 20%), SOCIETY 6: http://s6.co/ALISON (get 30% off and free shipping) and LUMINESS: http://TrySilk.com/bestfriend (for 60% off your Luminess 4-in-1 Airbrush system) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 9, 2019
Joe Kwaczala stops by to talk about growing up in Pittsburgh, the significance to him of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (he hosts a podcast called Who Cares About the Rock Hall?), being a self-described "mama's boy," his t-shirt system for remembering A and B days, releasing 31 videos for his 31st year, good attention versus bad attention, the things he did for attention, moving out to Los Angeles, trying to do his live talk show in LA, losing a friend, driving for Lyft, taping his Comedy Central special and so much 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 LES MILLS: http://trylesmills.com/bestfriend (21 days free access to app), ROTHY'S: http://rothys.com/alison, STITCH FIX KIDS: 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), and BEST FIENDS. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 5, 2019
We learn more about Kevin T. Porter's childhood, Tony's workload, boundaries (and whether any of us have good ones) and so much more including a kiss from a rose on the huh?, #SnackChat and a quiz about Spain. 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  http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON, http://FabFitFun.com (use coupon code ALISON for $10 off), http://EmbarkVet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test Kit) and http://StoryWorth.com/BESTFRIEND for $20 off. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
December 2, 2019
Joe Randazzo (The Onion, Adult Swim, @midnight) stops by the show to talk about working with Tiffany Haddish, growing up in New Hampshire, smoking, kids, Brooklyn, Charlie Rose and other disgraced men, Charlie Rose's crappy table, meeting his wife, Gen X, getting kicked off Twitter, his book Funny on Purpose and so much 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  http://Yousician.com/Alison (for an extended 14 day free trial of the premium plus package) and http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 28, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving from Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend! Kevin T. Porter and Renee Colvert join us for a heartwarming and sweet episode that also contains a lot of talk of Chris Matthews's recent televised toot and related offenses. Stay til the end! 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 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) and http://Joybird.com/ROSEN25 (use code ROSEN25 for 25% off your first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 25, 2019
When she was 14, Adrienne Brodeur was awakened in the middle of the night by her beloved mother who confessed that a family friend had just kissed her. She wanted to pursue a romance with this man and needed young Adrienne's help in keeping it a secret. Adrienne felt special and important—her mother had chosen her to be her confidante. Thus began a years long situation that affected every aspect of Adrienne's life and which she recounts and untangles in Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. We also talk about Aspen Words, parenting, memoir versus reality, Swatches, myths, cooking, dementia, career paths, creating Zoetrope with Francis Ford Coppola and so much 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 http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 21, 2019
David Huntsberger is back and he's just returned from Romania where he made an egregious and somewhat offensive carb-based mistake. Renee Colvert also did some traveling and her one wish is to tell her story before David so as not be outdone. Also, we take a Canada quiz sent in by a listener, learn about "sassy mouth," find out who Tugboat's real mother is 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 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), http://Joybird.com/ROSEN25 (use code ROSEN25 for 25% off your first order),  http://Everlywell.com/BESTFRIEND (and enter code BESTFRIEND for 15% off your test) and SOCIETY 6 http://s6.co/ALISON (get 30% off and free shipping). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 18, 2019
Scott Aukerman stops by to talk about Between Two Ferns: The Movie which you need to see immediately if you haven't already, how much and in what way he values audience feedback, trusting his own taste, Comedy Bang Bang, finding new comics, IVF, not being able to travel with his wife Kulap Vilaysack for much of the filming of her emotional documentary Origin Story, editing, touring, his brief foray into gambling, R U Talkin U2 To Me?, R U Talkin REM Re: Me, Threedom and so much more. We also took your questions. 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 http://EmbarkVet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test kit) and http://Bombas.com/BESTFRIEND (to save 20%). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 14, 2019
Joe Kwaczala has returned—what a speedy return!—and he once faked a limp until his mom intervened. He also has a crazy track record of calling into radio stations and winning. Jordan Morris doesn't know anything about how to fix your phone so stop asking him. Also, he's denim jacket guy now and he's here to talk about rinses! Alison once split her pants on the way to The Cheesecake Factory to see a guy who had a crush on her friend. Plus a New Zealand quiz! Play along at home! 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  http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit), http://Casetify.com/BESTFRIEND (to get 20% off your purchase), http://Bitsbox.com (enter promo code BESTFRIEND for $25 off plus free shipping) and http://Yousician.com/Alison (for an extended 14 day free trial of the premium plus package). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 11, 2019
Shawn Kathleen, the former flight attendant behind the hugely popular Instagram account @passengershaming stops by to discuss her varied career history (she'd been a cop and an EMT before her years as a flight attendant), growing up in Ohio, motherhood, the mechanics of running a popular account, whether it's ok to recline, secret flight attendant code and so much more. We also took your questions. 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  http://rothys.com/alison and http://DipseaStories.com/ALISON (for free 30 day trial) and Best Fiends (download free on Google Play or Apple Store). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 7, 2019
Greg Heller has returned and he's brought his buddy Joe Kwaczala who has a Comedy Central special coming out Nov 8. Joe is also, like Tony, definitely a "beard guy," and Greg's going to get to the bottom of it in what should probably become a new segment which Joe has many possible names for. Alison and Daniel saw Jesus Christ Superstar and Alison was wrecked by a scene that was deeply emotional and involved handfuls of glitter. Plus Yes Please Or Oh Puhleeze, Just Me Or Everyone, a tense scene near an elevator and some news from Greg. 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 http://TheFarmersDog.com/BESTFRIEND (save 50% and get free shipping), http://TryLesMills.com/BESTFRIEND (for 21 days FREE access to their fitness app), http://wearFIGS.com and enter code BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off and http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
November 4, 2019
Sabrina Jalees stops by the show to talk about growing up in Canada, The Goodie Goodie with Sabrina Jalees, coming out to her Muslim family, their journey toward acceptance, meeting her wife, being a parent, Search Party, career advice that had a negative effect, starring on the CBS comedy Carol's Second Act, writing for TV, standup and so much more. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. 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! Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 31, 2019
It's an extra spooky Halloween episode! Alison has a contingency plan for if her nose gets broken and Elliot's head-butting that morning is making her wonder if the time is now. Kevin T. Porter is here and he brought some cookies for a spontaneous #SnackChat. Renee is here too and she's got big Halloween plans. Tony weighs in on what rock stars are experiencing during a planned encore. Plus podcast recommendations, iTunes Comments of the Week. TV Time 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 http://CalmingComfortBlanket.com (promo code BESTFRIEND for 15% off), http://vetericyn.com/all-in/ (use code ALISON for 25% off plus free shipping), http://kiwico.com/ALISON (to get first month free) and http://EmbarkVet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test kit). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 28, 2019
Four years ago political pundit Mary Katharine Ham's personal tragedy was all over the news when her husband Jake Brewer died suddenly in a cycling accident. Theirs had been a picture perfect romance that read like a movie—he was former Obama staffer, she was a conservative columnist and pundit appearing regularly on Fox News (she's now employed by CNN). They had one daughter and she was seven months pregnant with their second daughter at the time of the accident. As Mary Katharine recounts here, she figured she'd probably not date again, at least not for awhile. And then a couple years later she found herself opening her heart again to a mysterious man who has no social media presence but actually exists (I met him myself). We recorded this episode the night following her surprise engagement. We also talk about masculinity, sexual harassment, hoarding, anxiety, the LadyBrains podcast, being a decisive person and so much 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 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), http://rothys.com/alison and http://FabFitFun.com (use coupon code ALISON for $10 off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 24, 2019
Jackie Johnson is back on the eve of her big move. Tony's stopped using the lotion his doctor prescribed him and his skin is better without it! Daniel and I had a very horrible incident in our shower involving maggots but Jackie has introduced us to a fun way to say it. Plus I'm workshopping some recurring questions. And iTunes Comments of The Week 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 http://Joybird.com/ ROSEN25 (use code ROSEN25 for 25% off your first order)http://Casetify.com/BESTFRIEND (to get 20% off your purchase), http://TheFarmersDog.com/BESTFRIEND (save 50% and get free shipping),  http://Everlywell.com/BESTFRIEND (and enter code BESTFRIEND for 15% off your test), http://Bombas.com/BESTFRIEND (to save 20%), http://YourSuper.com (use code ALISON to save 15%). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 21, 2019
New Yorker cartoonist and author Liana Finck stops by the show to talk about where her darkness comes from, the process of doing illustrations for the New Yorker, her latest book, Excuse Me: Complaints, Cartoons and Notes to Self and her previous graphic novels Passing for Human and A Bintel Brief, ex boyfriends, working in public, her preferred pens, paper, desk height, conservative Judaism, running and so much 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  http://Brumate.com (add code BESTFRIEND to get 15% off first order) and http://Brooklinen.com (Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code BESTFRIEND). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 17, 2019
Allan Moss is back in town so we had to catch up on his life in Atlanta with Jenna Kim Jones and their two girls. We talked golfcarting, parenting, friends they've replaced us with, snacks, career stuff, airline status and so much more. We also got into a pretty heated round of Yes Please or Oh Puh-leeze and I'm not going to name names but Daniel and Tony are wrong. 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 http://AwayTravel.com/bff20 (use promo code BFF20 during checkout for $20 off a suitcase), http://Ancestry.com/BESTFRIEND (for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit), http://Vetericyn.com/all-in (use promo code ALISON for 25% off your order), http://DipseaStories.com/ALISON (for free 30 day trial), http://TryLesMills.com/BESTFRIEND (for 21 days FREE access to their fitness app). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 14, 2019
Content Warning: This episode contains a story involving animal cruelty, death of an animal and child abuse that you may find upsetting Comedian and podcast host Ken Reid returns to the show to talk about his critically acclaimed podcast TV Guidance Counselor, knowing more about Burbank than Alison who lives there, generalized anxiety disorder and systematically trying various methods to relax, upcoming podcast guests, a truly disturbing story about his grandmother, refusal to take drugs, thoughts on ASMR, panic attacks, horror movies, skincare and more. We also took your questions. 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 BEST FIENDS (download free on Google Play or Apple Store) and http://Rothys.com/ALISON. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 10, 2019
Jackie Johnson is back so we're making her answer our questions since she's a renowned beauty expert. Daniel was forced to talk man at a furniture store recently. And Tony made a joke that I'm still laughing about days later! Plus #Snackchat with Mystery Oreos, Just Me Or Everyone and so much 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 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), http://WaltonWoodFarm.com (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off first order, http://TheFarmersDog.com/BESTFRIEND (save 50% and get free shipping), http://EmbarkVet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test kit), http://Ritual.com/ROSEN (for 10% off your first three months) and http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 7, 2019
Jonah Ray returns to the show to talk about the weird transition period he finds himself in, losing his father three weeks after he returned from touring with Mystery Science Theater 3000, seeing his dad in his final moments, getting Lasik and a vasectomy in the same year, "the artistic lifestyle," music, the album of punk Weird Al covers he's released called You Can't Call Me Al, Jonah Raydio, The Meltdown and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen [powerpress] Download the episode from iTunes. 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 AUDIBLE. Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial. Choose one audiobook and two Audible Originals absolutely free. Visit http://audible.com/BFF or text BFF to 500-500. Also FIGS! Head to http://wearFIGS.com and enter code BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
October 3, 2019
Joining us for this episode was a gigantic crane fly. New guest Dan Telfer referred to it as a May fly which may be a regional thing but regardless, the fly didn't say much but its presence was felt. Despite the intrusion we discussed Dan's balls (he has one) and kidneys (also one), his two-time battle with testicular cancer, David's upcoming trip to Romania and the reason for going, VSCO girls, a toilet seat cover update which just may teach you something, Daniel's harsh repudiation of my entire essence and so much more including a round of HGFY with a twist! 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 http://Casetify.com/BESTFRIEND (to get 20% off your purchase), http://CalmingComfortBlanket.com (promo code BESTFRIEND for 15% off), http://vetericyn.com/all-in/ (use code ALISON for 25% off plus free shipping), http://kiwico.com/ALISON (to get first month free), http://YourSuper.com (use code ALISON for 15% off) and http://WaltonWoodFarm.com (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 30, 2019
Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny) returns to the show to talk about whether he actually owes me $20 (he does), a shared love of Jesus Christ Superstar, Sarah Silverman, if Alison is the female Jimmy, conversations that make you sound arrogant, being "hosty" in real life, Jimmy's temper, the occasional fight with Matt Belknap, parenthood, random moments that pop into your head way too often, home office layouts and more. We also took your questions and did a quiz! Plus "How Dare You?" on Patreon. 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  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off) and http://DipseaStories.com/ALISON (for free 30 day trial). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 26, 2019
Kevin T. Porter is back and he's teaching us Christianese. It's very intentional and our corporate enjoyed it? I think I did that wrong. Also there's an update on my pastor-neighbors and I think this show is slowly or maybe quickly killing Daniel's soul. Plus Renee knew she should decline a marriage offer but went through with it anyway. Listen to hear how that turned out. And so much more including my review of Ad Astra and reclining seats.   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 http://Ancestry.com/PODCAST (for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit), http://HelloFresh.com/BESTFRIEND80 (use code BESTFRIEND80 for $80 off your first month), http://Brumate.com (add code bestfriend to get 15% off first order), http://bombas.com/BESTFRIEND (to save 20% off first purchase), http://Everlywell.com/BESTFRIEND (and enter code BESTFRIEND for 15% off your test). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 23, 2019
Theresa Thorn (One Bad Mother, Maximum Fun) stops by the show to talk about It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, the beautifully illustrated children's book she authored, which she says is for everyone and which was inspired by her own transgender daughter's journey and the desire for a book which could provide people with the language to discuss gender. We also talk about her involvement with the podcast network Maximum Fun which she runs with her husband Jesse Thorn, law school, meeting Jesse in high school, motherhood, being the "manager" of the house, the experience of having three kids and so much more. Plus we answer your questions. 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  http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off), http://Joybird.com/ ROSEN25 (use code ROSEN25 for 25% off your first order), BEST FIENDS (download free on Google Play or Apple Store),  http://theRealReal.com (use code REAL for 20% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 19, 2019
Greg Heller has returned to regale us with a fish quiz and let me know my dramatic story of a very small stakes car accident over the weekend is... not a good story. Also we learn about the ten minute rule, revisit extroversion versus introversion, hear about Tony's recent tour, do a round of Just Me Or Everyone and so much more. Check us out on Patreon (bonus segment with the group): 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 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), http://BetterHelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off), http://DrinkCirkul.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND to get a Cirkul bottle plus two flavor cartridges for just $5), http://TheFarmersDog.com/BESTFRIEND (save 50% and get free shipping), http://EmbarkVet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND to save 15% off your Dog DNA Test kit), http://WaltonWoodFarm.com (use code BESTFRIEND to save 10% off your first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 16, 2019
Stephanie Wittels Wachs returns to the show to talk about Lemonada Media, the new podcast network she's launching with Jessica Kordova Kramer and how the two connected and bonded over having both lost brothers to the opioid epidemic. We chat about the drive to turn tragedy into something beautiful, humanizing the crisis, medically assisted treatment, Lemonada's upcoming shows, where she is in the grief process, not passing your shit on to your kid, getting pregnant after loss, activism, the word "addict" falling out of favor, parenthood and so much more. We also took your questions. Check us out on Patreon (bonus Stephanie content there): 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 http://rothys.com/ALISON, http://Brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 10% off and free shipping) and http://TheRealReal.com (use code REAL for 20% off select items). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 12, 2019
If you can't make it to someone's event should you let them know beforehand or is it better to just explain after the fact? The table is divided! Jackie Johnson joins us to discuss NEW Jackie and why swimming with sharks was a terrible idea. Plus a LOT of #GalChat and a new nickname for Tony which I hope sticks but I bet he doesn't. 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 http://frankandoak.com/ALISON (for $25 off your first subscription box), http://wearFIGS.com (enter BESTFRIEND at checkout for 15% off first purchase), http://fabfitfun.com (use coupon code BESTFRIEND for $10 off), http://waltonwoodfarm.com (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 9, 2019
Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Groceries, History: The Shequel) stops by the show to talk about buying a multi-unit property in Santa Fe for her sick father, mother-in-law and husband's brother to live in and turning the other units into chic rentals. She shares about the process of advocating medically for her father, watching him nearly die in front of her, relocating him, learning how to effectively take care of him and the effect the experience has had on her. Turns out Santa Fe suits her in such an overpowering way that in the course of writing this summary I've sold my home and now I live in Santa Fe. Also she took advice from a witch. We also chat about her feelings about the industry, family members' reactions to Feminasty, astrology, coincidences, her many podcasts and more. P.S. Very much almost named this episode, "Erin Gibson Says 'Eat Sh*t, Denise.'" Check us out on Patreon (extra bonus segment with Erin Gibson here): 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 http://ancestry.com/PODCAST (for 20% off your AncestryDNA kit), http://ritual.com/ROSEN (10% off during first 3 months), http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON and http://TheRealReal.com (use code REAL for 20% off select items). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 5, 2019
Kevin Porter is BACK and we're never letting him go. Daniel has very strong opinions about whether a "brookie" is a thing. Alison experienced some Skype difficulties when trying to guest on Shmanners. Plus we took some of your questions 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 http://Stance.com/BESTFRIEND, http://betterhelp.com/BESTFRIEND (use code BESTFRIEND for 10% off), http://FunctionofBeauty.com/ROSEN (for 20% off your custom formula), http://kiwico.com/ALISON (for first month free). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
September 2, 2019
Erin Foley stops by to talk about her hilarious new album Deep Dive, her podcast Sports Without Balls, being a twin, coming out, not realizing she was gay when she "couldn't have been more gay," finding comedy, crystals, Los Angeles, reality TV, improv, basketball, sports heroes and so much more. We also took your questions. 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 http://NativeDeodorant.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 20% off first purchase) and http://theRealReal.com (use promo code REAL for 20% off select items). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 29, 2019
Kevin Porter joins us to talk about what might be the best show on TV right now (no spoilers) and explore Renee's new graphic t-shirt based identity. We also learn about "exvangelism," horny summer 2019, rompers, musical theater, word mispronunciations, camping, Tony's voting and so much more. Plus a round of iTunes Comments of the Week and there's a song we should have played but we didn't and it was kind of egregious on our part and I even gave it to Tony ahead of time and then just completely forgot. #fruit 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 http://Ancestry.com/PODCAST (for 25% off your AncestryDNA kit), http://joybird.com/ROSEN25 (for 25% off first order), http://Brumate.com (add code BESTFRIEND for 15% off first order) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 26, 2019
Dog trainer Laura London returns to the show to talk about the not-always-rosy real experience of shooting Animal Planet's Rescue Dog to Super Dog, her decision to move to Northern California, the challenges of picking up and moving, the differences in dog owner culture in different locations, her beef with shock collars, some sad truths about shelters and how broken the system is, saving dogs, having the courage to make hard decisions with an aggressive dog, divorce, relationships, live music and so much more. We also answered your dog questions. Check us out on Patreon (including an extra Laura London Q&A): 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 http://TheRealReal.com (use code REAL for 20% off select items). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 22, 2019
John Henson joins us and we take a fun quiz to see who knows him best. Also, Daniel heard a loud noise in the middle of the night and came face to face with a suicidal rat. Plus an update on our neighbors, puppies, car sickness and parenting! 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 http://ButcherBox.com/BESTFRIEND (for $20 off your first box plus 2lbs ground beef or 2 packs of bacon) http://AurateNewYork.com/BESTFRIEND (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 15% off your first purchase), http://AwayTravel.com/BFF20 (for $20 off a suitcase) and http://JoinHoney.com/ALISON Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 19, 2019
Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, Bill Corbett's Funhouse) stops by to talk about living in Minnesota, puppetry, his feelings about the MST3K reboot, fatherhood, theater, his dog (also named Wendy), Yale, what films work best for riffing, his podcast, working with Tony Thaxton, Eddie Murphy, his writing garret and so much more. We also took your questions.   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 http://buyraycon.com/BESTFRIEND (for 15% off your order), http://rothys.com/ALISON and http://therealreal.com (use promo code REAL for 20% off select items). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 15, 2019
Who knows Tony Thaxton best? Wendy Molyneux, David Huntsberger and Daniel Quantz join me as we endeavor to find out by playing a Tony Thaxton quiz. With special improvized-on-the-spot music by a very pregnant Wendy who has since had her baby! Plus the return of Snack Chat, David's podcast script and more. A hearty congratulations to Wendy and her family! 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 http://BarkBox.com/ALISON (for a free extra month when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan) and http://EmbarkVet.com (promo code BESTFRIEND for 15% off dog DNA test kit), http://FabFitFun.com (use code BESTFRIEND for $10 off) and http://WearFigs.com (enter code ALISON at checkout for 15% off first purchase). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 12, 2019
Matt Gourley (Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, Superego, I Was There Too) stops by to discuss being a podcast superstar, home design, whether or not he was an extra in Eyes Wide Shut, growing up in Whittier, his illegal teaching career, insomnia, Christmas, Tony Thaxton's Christmas tree, working with Conan, Superego, marriage counseling and so much more. We also answered your questions. Check us out another segment with Matt 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 http://theRealReal.com (promo code REAL for 20% off), http://CanvasOnDemand.com/BESTFRIEND, http://FrankAndOak.com/ALISON (for $25 off first subscription box) and http://HelloFresh.com/BESTFRIEND80 (enter code BESTFRIEND80 for $80 off first month) Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 8, 2019
I swear I was not intending to roast Tony more than once although that's kind of what I did. Wendy is here and she has a new cleansing routine which we almost talk about repeatedly. David has returned from his South Dakota sojourn. Alison is having a social and professional conundrum. Plus Save the Bell, dealing with hecklers, who merits their own wikipedia page 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 BEST FIENDS, http://kiwico.com/ALISON (first month free), http://functionofbeauty.com/ROSEN to get 20% off your custom formula, http://stance.com/BESTFRIEND for a free pair of socks with purchase. Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 5, 2019
Arden Myrin (Insatiable, Shameless, MadTV) stops by the show to catch us up on filming Insatiable in Georgia, trying EMDR, grief and trauma, a discussion of malls, losing both of her parents within the last two years, selling a book, writing the book, a fateful twerking class, facing her greatest fear, her podcast Will You Accept This Rose?, reality TV and so much more. Check us out on Patreon where we answered your questions in a bonus segment: 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 http://brooklinen.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND), http://rothys.com/ALISON, http://nativedeodorant.com (promo code BESTFRIEND) and http://TheRealReal.com (use promo code REAL). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
August 1, 2019
Jordan Morris doesn't frost his tips but you'd certainly be forgiven for thinking so. You might not be forgiven for asking him though, which starts a conversation about men and shame around primping. Daniel discusses his desire, at one point, to get more tattoos, and Tony is angry at other people who have beards. I was here too but I forget what I said. Probably something funny, relevant and important. Lemme check the notes. Oh yes! We also talked about religion, the pressure to be religious in our hometowns with the exception of Daniel, and Daniel and my new neighbors who are very intriguing. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone and had some hot 'sups. 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 http://KiwiCo.com/ALISON (first month free), http://CanvasOnDemand.com/BESTFRIND, http://Brumate.com (use code BESTFRIEND for 15% off). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
July 29, 2019
Erica Rhodes stops by to talk about her unconventional upbringing, her therapist's confrontational approach, a weird babysitter's parakeet attack, performing and writing on Prairie Home Companion, getting into standup, her new album Sad Lemon, Bring the Funny, high waisted pants, ballet, eating disorders, her father's MS, dysfunctional relationships and so much more including your questions. 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 http://JoyBird.com/ROSEN (use code ROSEN for 25% off first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
July 25, 2019
Have we landed on a nickname? MAYBE. Also Daniel's doodling leads to a conversation about his alter ego and his secret work life which leads back to nicknames. Ray Oldhafer calls us during the show and we answer on air and I still feel unsettled but I'm not sure why. Plus a story about a chicken nugget and a round of Just Me Or Everyone 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 http://WarbyParker.com/BESTFRIEND, http://BuyRaycon.com/BESTFRIEND (for 15% off), http://EmbarkVet.com (use promo code BESTFRIEND for 15% off) and http://Feals.com/BESTFRIEND (for 50% off first order). Try Amazon Prime Free 30 Day Trial
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