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ARIYNBF 105 with Dana Gould

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, writer, comedian and podcast host Dana Gould joins the show to talk about his sexy flat feet and his out of date IMDB photo. We also talk about why it is he has three children, four dogs, two guinea pigs, a fish and a wife, how he met his wife and the way she refused to let him sabotage the relationship, relationships in general, being one of many children, panic attacks (he had one on stage!), sexy Volvos, unsexy Volvos, unsexy vulvas, semi-sexy uvulas, and what it was like writing for The Simpsons for many years. There’s no Huell Howser (you didn’t really think there would be, right?) but we open the phone lines and Dana Gould proves he’s awfully good at giving advice when a high school boy calls in wanting to know how to handle the fact that he’s openly gay, his boyfriend is in the closet and prom is coming up which he wants to attend, preferably with his boyfriend. There are other calls as well. I think we either fix or ruin someone’s marriage. Then I insult Gary. And other fun stuff!

Please enjoy this episode and rate it highly and tell your friends and ask them to subscribe or just go on their computers and subscribe for them. They’ll appreciate it and more importantly, I will appreciate it. (I know I say stuff like this often but it really does make a difference in keeping the podcast near the top of the charts on iTunes!)

Also I should come clean and tell you we didn’t really talk about vulvas or uvulas. Volvos, yes. And anal sex.

I am a liar!

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Executive producer: Alison Rosen

Producer: Gary Smith

Music: Tom Rapp

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  • Andrew

    Another great show! Maybe you best guest yet. Dana is awesome. Will DAG be on soon? And if so will he fall asleep during the whole show? Take care.

  • boinkity

     hahaha… I actually would consider paying to listen to DAG on Alison's show. I think DAG really would kick ass.

  • Andrew

    Another great show! Maybe you best guest yet. Dana is awesome. Will DAG be on soon? And if so will he fall asleep during the whole show? Take care.

  • boinkity

    I just want to say that I feel that Adam & Eve should have a larger presence on this page

  • boinkity

     hahaha… I actually would consider paying to listen to DAG on Alison’s show. I think DAG really would kick ass.

  • boinkity

    I just want to say that I feel that Adam & Eve should have a larger presence on this page

  • Alison Fan

    Alison, love your work on ACP and really love what your doing on this podcast. Have to say you look super cute in this picture.

  • Alison Fan

    Alison, love your work on ACP and really love what your doing on this podcast. Have to say you look super cute in this picture.

  • Haha!

  • Thank you!

  • Thanks!

  • Mrmind10

    Dana Gould is always great! Love you Alison.

  • Haha!

  • Thank you!

  • Thanks!

  • Mrmind10

    Dana Gould is always great! Love you Alison.

  • girlphnx

    You and Dana Gould were great!  And you were totally HI-larious on ACP in the Butt Plug segment.  So funny!  Quick question and NOT a complaint:  is it intentional to interview comics for the most part?  Do you think you will be booking actors/writers/etc?  Thanks!

  • girlphnx

    You and Dana Gould were great!  And you were totally HI-larious on ACP in the Butt Plug segment.  So funny!  Quick question and NOT a complaint:  is it intentional to interview comics for the most part?  Do you think you will be booking actors/writers/etc?  Thanks!

  • Wendy

    love the show, Alison! 
    You really get to show off your personality on the show away from Carolla’s podcast. I’ve been a fan of Adam since his loveline days. So glad I checked this out.

  • Takeda

     I feel like you should change the name of the show to “I feel like I…”

  • Alison, I just wanted to comment on the show in general – It's great to hear you doing long form on your own.  You're terrific on the ACP but most of the time it sounds like Adam paints over your input and doesn't give you enough credit and room to speak and I'm sick of hearing Bryan belittle you with his snidey drops.  It's great to hear you taking the conversations in your own direction and not getting sidelined by people that haven't even heard the puzzle about the twins who only speak truth or lies.

  • Takeda

     I feel like you should change the name of the show to “I feel like I…”

  • I had to listen to this one twice, because I feel like this was the show of missed opportunities with phone callers.  

    First call was Matt, the 17 year-old gay guy with the closeted Hispanic boyfriend.  Matt's problem is that he really-really wants to go to prom with his boyfriend, but his boyfriend's family would never accept it, even though all of his friends know.   At least, that's what he SAYS his problem is; but more on that in a minute.   Second call was Edgar, obviously Hispanic, with the 17-18 year-old closeted gay brother who everyone knows is gay, but who still plays John-Wayne-straight around his family.  There was more to milk from that great coincidence.    But back to Matt, who wasn't being totally honest with us.  Matt has no interest in a long-term, snuggly relationship with his boyfriend (even though his boyfriend does), he just wants someone with whom he can be open at events like prom.   He wants an arm jewel.  Matt, dude, YOU'RE the problem in this relationship.   Maybe you should consider that your boyfriend wants to work at being something more than just a show pony for you.   Good call, though.  Curve ball.

    I'd also ask people to listen again to the third call from Lou, and particularly the part where Alison asks if he's intimate with the wife he wants to divorce.   Read between the lines – Lou wants to swing but his wife won't go for it.  “Been no progress in our relationship”. . . . “She wants kids, but why complicate things”. . . . “Our life if pretty boring”. . . . and so on.   She, being uncomfortable with it, has responded by retreating back into the safety of her family.   I think Alison actually picked up on this early in the call by asking about their intimacy, but then let Lou off the hook by let him talk all about his wife and setting boundaries with her family.   My friend, you're scaring the shit out of your wife and you're labeling it HER problem.  

    Thought provoking show.  Interesting.  And, as I said, I had to listen twice.   Cheers.

  • Alison, I just wanted to comment on the show in general – It’s great to hear you doing long form on your own.  You’re terrific on the ACP but most of the time it sounds like Adam paints over your input and doesn’t give you enough credit and room to speak and I’m sick of hearing Bryan belittle you with his snidey drops.  It’s great to hear you taking the conversations in your own direction and not getting sidelined by people that haven’t even heard the puzzle about the twins who only speak truth or lies.

  • I had to listen to this one twice, because I feel like this was the show of missed opportunities with phone callers.  

    First call was Matt, the 17 year-old gay guy with the closeted Hispanic boyfriend.  Matt’s problem is that he really-really wants to go to prom with his boyfriend, but his boyfriend’s family would never accept it, even though all of his friends know.   At least, that’s what he SAYS his problem is; but more on that in a minute.   Second call was Edgar, obviously Hispanic, with the 17-18 year-old closeted gay brother who everyone knows is gay, but who still plays John-Wayne-straight around his family.  There was more to milk from that great coincidence.    But back to Matt, who wasn’t being totally honest with us.  Matt has no interest in a long-term, snuggly relationship with his boyfriend (even though his boyfriend does), he just wants someone with whom he can be open at events like prom.   He wants an arm jewel.  Matt, dude, YOU’RE the problem in this relationship.   Maybe you should consider that your boyfriend wants to work at being something more than just a show pony for you.   Good call, though.  Curve ball.

    I’d also ask people to listen again to the third call from Lou, and particularly the part where Alison asks if he’s intimate with the wife he wants to divorce.   Read between the lines – Lou wants to swing but his wife won’t go for it.  “Been no progress in our relationship”. . . . “She wants kids, but why complicate things”. . . . “Our life if pretty boring”. . . . and so on.   She, being uncomfortable with it, has responded by retreating back into the safety of her family.   I think Alison actually picked up on this early in the call by asking about their intimacy, but then let Lou off the hook by let him talk all about his wife and setting boundaries with her family.   My friend, you’re scaring the shit out of your wife and you’re labeling it HER problem.  

    Thought provoking show.  Interesting.  And, as I said, I had to listen twice.   Cheers.

  • Ticjewelry

    Hi ! I'm new to the podcast world, and really like the shows !!  I listen every day while working. I am interested in the origin of your sign off on the Adam Carolla show. What led you to come up with that ?

  • Ticjewelry

    Hi ! I’m new to the podcast world, and really like the shows !!  I listen every day while working. I am interested in the origin of your sign off on the Adam Carolla show. What led you to come up with that ?

  • The Rob

    Is “clear your cookies” a sexual reference?  Because if you're doing the the clearing I have cookies.  🙂

    Now that I see those words written out, it may be more hygiene-oriented…

  • The Rob

    Is “clear your cookies” a sexual reference?  Because if you’re doing the the clearing I have cookies.  🙂

    Now that I see those words written out, it may be more hygiene-oriented…

  • Tjohn33791

    Alison,

        Love yo, love the show but, for all that is good and holy in this world please, please DO NOT HAVE DAG ON!!!!!

  • bmhorn

    Love the podcast Alison and you're my favorite part of the ACP. However, as a Calvin & Hobbes fan I feel it my duty to say that Calvin would NEVER piss on Hobbes, even in sticker form. He's usually pissing on the competition (IE, if it's a Ford pickup he'll piss on the Chevy logo). Heard you say it on the Adam Carolla podcast as well 🙂 

  • Tjohn33791

    Alison,

        Love yo, love the show but, for all that is good and holy in this world please, please DO NOT HAVE DAG ON!!!!!

  • bmhorn

    Love the podcast Alison and you’re my favorite part of the ACP. However, as a Calvin & Hobbes fan I feel it my duty to say that Calvin would NEVER piss on Hobbes, even in sticker form. He’s usually pissing on the competition (IE, if it’s a Ford pickup he’ll piss on the Chevy logo). Heard you say it on the Adam Carolla podcast as well 🙂 

  • JewCelt

    Alison, I doubt that DAG would give you a long and extended version of the treatment that he usually gave Teresa.  Teresa, for as much as I loved her on the ACS (I love your presence just as well) has a passive aggressive anger in her interaction with others.  You DO NOT, whatsoever (Plus, you never dated/rejected DAG).  The two of you would make “great pod.”

  • JewCelt

    Alison, I doubt that DAG would give you a long and extended version of the treatment that he usually gave Teresa.  Teresa, for as much as I loved her on the ACS (I love your presence just as well) has a passive aggressive anger in her interaction with others.  You DO NOT, whatsoever (Plus, you never dated/rejected DAG).  The two of you would make “great pod.”

  • boinkity

     Am I the only Calvin & Hobbes fan that realizes that Alison just misspoke and didn't mean to say that Calvin would ever piss on Hobbes… for that matter, I don't even think Calvin would piss on Ford or Chevy. I think it is easy to forget that people that talk for a living often say things impromptu and make dorky mistakes. I'm over it.

  • boinkity

     Am I the only Calvin & Hobbes fan that realizes that Alison just misspoke and didn’t mean to say that Calvin would ever piss on Hobbes… for that matter, I don’t even think Calvin would piss on Ford or Chevy. I think it is easy to forget that people that talk for a living often say things impromptu and make dorky mistakes. I’m over it.

  • bmhorn

    oh,btw…I'm an architect and heard you say numerous times that architects are dicks. i agree actually… but probably for different reasons. it'd be fun to hear you explain what you don't like about architects on the show sometime (seriously, please roast my profession!)

  • bmhorn

    oh,btw…I’m an architect and heard you say numerous times that architects are dicks. i agree actually… but probably for different reasons. it’d be fun to hear you explain what you don’t like about architects on the show sometime (seriously, please roast my profession!)

  • Sabrina

    Alison!!!!! First, I think I fucked up and hit reply instead of posting my own. Whatever. Anywhoo, I love you! I have a stockpile of Adam's podcasts that I'm catching up on and heard you talking about yours and got super excited (!!!!!) so I had to come here to check it out. Haven't listened to you yet but they are downloaded and will be played on my way to work tomorrow. So happy for you!! All the best, Sabrina

  • Alphaofrejects

    This episode is both informative and entertaining.

  • Sabrina

    Alison!!!!! First, I think I fucked up and hit reply instead of posting my own. Whatever. Anywhoo, I love you! I have a stockpile of Adam’s podcasts that I’m catching up on and heard you talking about yours and got super excited (!!!!!) so I had to come here to check it out. Haven’t listened to you yet but they are downloaded and will be played on my way to work tomorrow. So happy for you!! All the best, Sabrina

  • Alphaofrejects

    This episode is both informative and entertaining.

  • Gonenow

    Alison, you are a really good interviewer.  I like the long format of your show.  When you and Dana spoke to a caller, I kept waiting for you to quickly answer and move on.  Thanks for taking time with the callers – and for having interesting guests.

  • Gonenow

    Alison, you are a really good interviewer.  I like the long format of your show.  When you and Dana spoke to a caller, I kept waiting for you to quickly answer and move on.  Thanks for taking time with the callers – and for having interesting guests.

  • Like the show, was wondering if you ever get shit from anyone that you look so much like Teressa Strasser, and that is in no way a bad thing, but hey yall could practically be twins

  • Like the show, was wondering if you ever get shit from anyone that you look so much like Teressa Strasser, and that is in no way a bad thing, but hey yall could practically be twins

  • laterRosen

    Gould is yet another celebrity that doesn't know anything about the car he drives. 94 was the last year for the convertible “shoe box 240SX”…93' for the closed coupe version. Either way, love the show.

  • laterRosen

    Gould is yet another celebrity that doesn’t know anything about the car he drives. 94 was the last year for the convertible “shoe box 240SX”…93′ for the closed coupe version. Either way, love the show.

  • Like the show, was wondering if you ever get shit from anyone that you look so much like Teressa Strasser, and that is in no way a bad thing, but hey yall could practically be twins

  • laterRosen

    Gould is yet another celebrity that doesn't know anything about the car he drives. 94 was the last year for the convertible “shoe box 240SX”…93' for the closed coupe version. Either way, love the show.

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