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ARIYNBF 348: Another New Beginning, Shane Dawson's Dead Grandma, Daniel's New Hair Regime

After a sobering announcement about the fate of the BoBo Boys, Alison introduces this week’s guests, Jenna Kim Jones, Shane Dawson, old pal Trevor Stockinger and Alison’s husband Daniel Quantz. The gang discusses Alison’s conundrum, wax munchers, Trevor’s new relationship and his obsession with Taylor Swift, Shane’s conflict with Taylor Swift, Shane’s dead grandma, phenomena around death, Alison and Daniel’s relationship with the universe, coincidence and deja vu, hot round brush talk, Daniel’s new hair regime, froyo, Ohio, Tucson and waving. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs from this episode).

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  • AndrewviaMR

    Your sense and instincts are correct. There are no rebuttals to be had because it is a mental issue that the person has built false rationales around. They made all this happen, btw. Keep calm and carry on.

  • AndrewviaMR

    You know what it really is I bet? Young kids. That is what pushes people who have their issues precariously balanced over the edge. Unfortunately you can't fire your kids. Btw, how is the fertility treatment going?

  • Al

    No response to Adam's accusations, which is a shame. Would be nice to know the truth.

  • Adam Relayson

    Very sorry to hear that the guys won't be on the show anymore. More disappointed by this than you be fired by ACS. That said, you are the heart of the show. You built ARIYNBF up to the point where something like The Thursday Gang could work and I have no doubt that you can build something new and different, but just as good. Good luck to Matt, Gary, Chris and Caelen. Excited for more episodes of the show.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Your sense and instincts are correct. There are no rebuttals to be had because it is a mental issue that the person has built false rationales around. They made all this happen, btw. Keep calm and carry on.

  • AndrewviaMR

    You know what it really is I bet? Young kids. That is what pushes people who have their issues precariously balanced over the edge. Unfortunately you can’t fire your kids. Btw, how is the fertility treatment going?

  • Al

    I don't know who to believe, but I've come up with a solution.
    Listen to both shows but only support Alison's sponsors 🙂

  • Mysterious K

    I'm sorry without the old gang there is no reason now to listen to this show, time for me to move on.

  • Mysterious K

    It's one thing that you don't want to vent but you didn't address Adam's key points on why he fired you. Such bullshit. And really,there is no where in the Gary's, Matt contract why they couldnt attend a podcast on the side for their personal life, sounds an easy sell out way.

    RIP show

  • Honorarius

    RIP BoBo Boys 🙁

  • Al

    No response to Adam’s accusations, which is a shame. Would be nice to know the truth.

  • Adam Relayson

    Very sorry to hear that the guys won’t be on the show anymore. More disappointed by this than you be fired by ACS. That said, you are the heart of the show. You built ARIYNBF up to the point where something like The Thursday Gang could work and I have no doubt that you can build something new and different, but just as good. Good luck to Matt, Gary, Chris and Caelen. Excited for more episodes of the show.

  • Fieldengineer

    Alison Great Episode:

    You are being forced to learn a valuable lesson about the business world. You were part of an organization and now you are not. The day after you were LET GO (not fired – people are fired for stealing, insubordination, disloyalty, lack of good work ethic, etc – you were not fired.) the sun rose, the birds sing and life moves on.

    You are HURT because you were rejected and it was not your choice.

    Please get SPECIFIC private counseling to help with quieting the inner voice that is playing in your head about (Coulda, woulda, shoulda) – every normal person has these feelings.

    From my listening to both podcasts (and yes I will still listen to both) – that your personality was not going to be able to stay on ACS – that is all. Adam made a decision – end of trying to fix the unfixable “problem”.

    You wish that you were “dismissed” so casually – but what did you expect from Adam? Adam does not like conflict (who does) – unfortunately when you are “the boss” then you need to man up. Adam is not a good employer (he is a good businessman). Adam does not evaluate soft skills as something to “succeed at”. He equates success as making the most money.

    You equate success as “is everybody's boat rising?”.
    Adam equates success as “is MY boat rising?”.

    Hope this makes sense.

    P.S.: another thing – Adam has stopped thinking about you (this is his personality) please try to do the same.
    HINT: Think of a private moment that both you and Adam shared where you both smiled and remember that when your mind wants to go back and have a “redo” on the ACS network.

  • AndrewviaMR

    “Hobophobic.” This is what makes you the best. You hit for power and for contact. Do people not understand because of all the other noise in their heads? Again, the only other person I've ever heard who hits home runs but also never lets “the” joke get past them is Bryan Johnson (Steve-Dave).

  • Al

    I don’t know who to believe, but I’ve come up with a solution.
    Listen to both shows but only support Alison’s sponsors 🙂

  • Guest

    I’m sorry without the old gang there is no reason now to listen to this show, time for me to move on.

  • Guest

    It’s one thing that you don’t want to vent but you didn’t address Adam’s key points on why he fired you. Such bullshit. And really,there is no where in the Gary’s, Matt contract why they couldnt attend a podcast on the side for their personal life, sounds an easy sell out way.

    RIP show

  • BeachyOne

    Agree with Shane. The fact that the old Thursday crew cannot do your show speaks volumes. Nothing more needs to be said.

  • Honorarius

    RIP BoBo Boys 🙁

  • tapedeck mike

    Big cop out from Rosen. You can defend yourself without slinging mud.

  • Fieldengineer

    Alison Great Episode:

    You are being forced to learn a valuable lesson about the business world. You were part of an organization and now you are not. The day after you were LET GO (not fired – people are fired for stealing, insubordination, disloyalty, lack of good work ethic, etc – you were not fired.) the sun rose, the birds sing and life moves on.

    You are HURT because you were rejected and it was not your choice.

    Please get SPECIFIC private counseling to help with quieting the inner voice that is playing in your head about (Coulda, woulda, shoulda) – every normal person has these feelings.

    From my listening to both podcasts (and yes I will still listen to both) – that your personality was not going to be able to stay on ACS – that is all. Adam made a decision – end of trying to fix the unfixable “problem”.

    You wish that you were “dismissed” so casually – but what did you expect from Adam? Adam does not like conflict (who does) – unfortunately when you are “the boss” then you need to man up. Adam is not a good employer (he is a good businessman). Adam does not evaluate soft skills as something to “succeed at”. He equates success as making the most money.

    You equate success as “is everybody’s boat rising?”.
    Adam equates success as “is MY boat rising?”.

    Hope this makes sense.

    P.S.: another thing – Adam has stopped thinking about you (this is his personality) please try to do the same.
    HINT: Think of a private moment that both you and Adam shared where you both smiled and remember that when your mind wants to go back and have a “redo” on the ACS network.

  • “The fact that the old Thursday crew cannot do your show speaks volumes.”

    Life is starting to get tough on Adam's prison ship. Expect a lot of people to jump overboard from that ship this year…

  • “there is no where in the Gary's, Matt contract why they couldnt attend a podcast on the side for their personal life”

    Adam can fire anyone from his prison ship at any time for any reason. They have been informed this will happen to them if they have fun in their personal life and go on this show. By restricting their activities outside of his show, Adam can then make it hard for them to develop careers outside of his show and therefore make them more dependent on him.

  • AndrewviaMR

    “Hobophobic.” This is what makes you the best. You hit for power and for contact. Do people not understand because of all the other noise in their heads? Again, the only other person I’ve ever heard who hits home runs but also never lets “the” joke get past them is Bryan Johnson (Steve-Dave).

  • Mike Johnson

    Still loving the show! Alison, I produce the http://www.ballhogsradio.com show and the http://www.hardwoodhustle.com and I own the web design company http://www.briteworxdigital.co…. Let me know if I can help in any way with web design, production or anything

  • Fei Fong Wong

    “Adam's prison ship”..?

    Working at McDonalds, okay maybe you can call that a “prison ship”.

    Working at a high-end studio on one of the biggest podcasts in a world, with an easy schedule, good pay and access to connections that can someday lead to even more money in the future? A “prison ship”?

    You, sir, are a fool.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Not in Adam's mind you can't, and then he escalates, in kind of a stupid way, but still. All Alison said was that she wished Adam had talked to her first. This to him violated his wish to just unceremoniously dump her and then move on as if nothing happened. She isn't responsible for all of social media, but she will be blamed for it. I've pointed out point-by-point all his justifications are first at odds with his original reasoning and secondly petty, wrong, silly or all 3. Besides, Alison knows there is no defending herself, that would have been 2 years ago when one of the things she did Adam took as a sleight would have been brought up to her personally.

  • AndrewviaMR

    “Think of a private moment that both you and Adam shared where you both smiled and remember that…”

    Remember that Adam was probably thinking about a Philly Cheesesteak.

  • AndrewviaMR

    The truth is he had a gut feeling, got called out by his fans (because his gut was perhaps wrong), then had to make up a bunch of semi-plausible reasons. Full stop.

  • Mysterious K

    Delete this comment, you have enough crap to deal with.

  • Shawn McDonald

    <— NOT BEING A DICK: Throw a heavy blanket over the table before you place the microphones down. Quick and easy way to reduce the hot bounce and “studio-up” the sound. That dining room table is the #1 culprit in your amateur sound issue. (Too many guests is another.)

    Good luck and a bright future.

  • Dwayne Takeda

    Can you be on Stitcher now?

  • 1JRJ1

    It's simple. Adam doesn't do well with human interactions and fired her in a bad way. Shhhhhhhh……shhhhhhhhocker. As far as his crew working for someone who is not associated with his podcast.. that can be seen as a creative conflict…no brainer there either. There were missteps on both sides, and that is life. This show (ARIYNBF) is all about emotions, ACS is about directive…. Once again, shocking things didn't work out.

  • MMDC

    Now we really see Adam's true colors. Consider that he could very easily have transitioned Alison from ACS to focus on her own show on Carolla digital; complete win win and basically everyone would have been happy. Instead without any discussion or negotiation he fires her with no zero notice, terminates their business relationship and her access to the Carolla digital studios, and now is forbidding his employees from continuing to work with her even outside his facility. Alison is smart and will revamp her show, but for the time being Adam has ruined it. And for no real reason. It might be perfectly reasonable to replace her as news girl on ACS, but nothing Adam has described on his show, even if it is 100% accurate, remotely justifies a sudden firing and the damage to Alison's own show. The treatment Carolla has given her is not only mean spirited, but when it comes to interfering with own relationships outside of ACS may even be illegal. Alison should consider suing him — what does she have to lose? To think Adam rallied fans around his crowdfunding and patent troll efforts, and he treats people like this? Time to shut off ACS and find other things to do.

  • Angie Twombly

    So sad that the Bobo Boys are not part of the show, but I understand. They have to keep their steady, paying jobs. Maybe if there had been more of a build up for the Treehouse or whatever you decide to call the House of Rosen-Quantz, they could have jumped ship. (Side note, seeing your last names put together reminds me of Rosencrantz and Gildenstern) Anyway, so excited that Jenna is still on board and that Daniel is joining you. I enjoyed the last time Shane Dawson was on the show. Hopefully he will be a regular visitor/part of the show. Maybe you guys can do a couples show and have you, Daniel, Shane, Lisa, JKJ and #Al Can't wait to hear more from you, my love for the ACS is quickly fading and I am so disappointed that I won't get to hear Gary, Chris, Matt and Caelan. Maybe they can eventually work things out and revisit……I will keep hoping

  • Lesley

    Maybe you should give the new gang a try? Just for the heck of it 😀

  • Micky Bungle

    what accusations

  • Al

    I liked the new gang, you know what they have in common? They all are nice people. In a world where brash personalities get rewarded, it's cool to see nice authentic people chat and have fun.

    Alison is very classy and in a way I'm glad she hasn't refuted Adam's accusations. It would be great to hear her side to bring justice to the universe, but I can see where it's in poor taste.

    Thanks Alison for all you do!

  • BeachyOne

    Agree with Shane. The fact that the old Thursday crew cannot do your show speaks volumes. Nothing more needs to be said.

  • tapedeck mike

    Alison blabbed about getting fired by email which made Adam look like a huge dick. If she didn't want a bunch of shit about her getting out maybe she should have kept that to herself.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Okay. Got it. If that's you you really feel…Adam.

  • tapedeck mike

    Big cop out from Rosen. You can defend yourself without slinging mud.

  • Was surprised to hear the news, but maybe it's not such a bad thing. I like the fresh new mix of personalities. And it's nice to hear more from Daniel…love the dynamic between you two. Perhaps you can get Dustin back on one of these days too?! Best of luck!

  • “The fact that the old Thursday crew cannot do your show speaks volumes.”

    Life is starting to get tough on Adam’s prison ship. Expect a lot of people to jump overboard from that ship this year…

  • “there is no where in the Gary’s, Matt contract why they couldnt attend a podcast on the side for their personal life”

    Adam can fire anyone from his prison ship at any time for any reason. They have been informed this will happen to them if they have fun in their personal life and go on this show. By restricting their activities outside of his show, Adam can then make it hard for them to develop careers outside of his show and therefore make them more dependent on him.

  • Mike Johnson

    Still loving the show! Alison, I produce the http://www.ballhogsradio.com show and the http://www.hardwoodhustle.com and I own the web design company http://www.briteworxdigital.com. Let me know if I can help in any way with web design, production or anything

  • Id

    “Adam’s prison ship”..?

    Working at McDonalds, okay maybe you can call that a “prison ship”.

    Working at a high-end studio on one of the biggest podcasts in a world, with an easy schedule, good pay and access to connections that can someday lead to even more money in the future? A “prison ship”?

    You, sir, are a fool.

  • AndrewviaMR

    That was fact. It was likewise Germaine to the point that he never expressed displeasure or offered any guidance. She explained that it was social media that made that the story. It is not the story. I have written thousands of words here and have never mentioned it once. Alison feels bad about that being made the story. Adam only feels bad about the consequences of being caught being dick, which he accomplished entirely independently of committing the act by e-mail. He could still help make it right, except any truth is perceived by him as attack which results in retaliation which also may hurt Alison AND her friends. This is part of what I suspect she wants to avoid by addressing accusations that can't help but sound silly and petty. She is making the right move. Maybe in a few months she can do a post mortem for her own growth. I'd even suggest she send a conciliatory personal letter but it is none of my business.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Not in Adam’s mind you can’t, and then he escalates, in kind of a stupid way, but still. All Alison said was that she wished Adam had talked to her first. This to him violated his wish to just unceremoniously dump her and then move on as if nothing happened. She isn’t responsible for all of social media, but she will be blamed for it. I’ve pointed out point-by-point all his justifications are first at odds with his original reasoning and secondly petty, wrong, silly or all 3. Besides, Alison knows there is no defending herself, that would have been 2 years ago when one of the things she did Adam took as a sleight would have been brought up to her personally.

  • AndrewviaMR

    “Think of a private moment that both you and Adam shared where you both smiled and remember that…”

    Remember that Adam was probably thinking about a Philly Cheesesteak.

  • AndrewviaMR

    The truth is he had a gut feeling, got called out by his fans (because his gut was perhaps wrong), then had to make up a bunch of semi-plausible reasons. Full stop.

  • AndrewviaMR

    So. Did you fire the old gang by e-mail?

  • Mysterious K

    Delete this comment, you have enough crap to deal with.

  • Shawn McDonald

    <— NOT BEING A DICK: Throw a heavy blanket over the table before you place the microphones down. Quick and easy way to reduce the hot bounce and "studio-up" the sound. That dining room table is the #1 culprit in your amateur sound issue. (Too many guests is another.)

    Good luck and a bright future.

  • Dwayne Takeda

    Can you be on Stitcher now?

  • 1JRJ1

    It’s simple. Adam doesn’t do well with human interactions and fired her in a bad way. Shhhhhhhh……shhhhhhhhocker. As far as his crew working for someone who is not associated with his podcast.. that can be seen as a creative conflict…no brainer there either. There were missteps on both sides, and that is life. This show (ARIYNBF) is all about emotions, ACS is about directive…. Once again, shocking things didn’t work out.

  • MMDC

    Now we really see Adam’s true colors. Consider that he could very easily have transitioned Alison from ACS to focus on her own show on Carolla digital; complete win win and basically everyone would have been happy. Instead without any discussion or negotiation he fires her with no zero notice, terminates their business relationship and her access to the Carolla digital studios, and now is forbidding his employees from continuing to work with her even outside his facility. Alison is smart and will revamp her show, but for the time being Adam has ruined it. And for no real reason. It might be perfectly reasonable to replace her as news girl on ACS, but nothing Adam has described on his show, even if it is 100% accurate, remotely justifies a sudden firing and the damage to Alison’s own show. The treatment Carolla has given her is not only mean spirited, but when it comes to interfering with own relationships outside of ACS may even be illegal. Alison should consider suing him — what does she have to lose? To think Adam rallied fans around his crowdfunding and patent troll efforts, and he treats people like this? Time to shut off ACS and find other things to do.

  • Angie Twombly

    So sad that the Bobo Boys are not part of the show, but I understand. They have to keep their steady, paying jobs. Maybe if there had been more of a build up for the Treehouse or whatever you decide to call the House of Rosen-Quantz, they could have jumped ship. (Side note, seeing your last names put together reminds me of Rosencrantz and Gildenstern) Anyway, so excited that Jenna is still on board and that Daniel is joining you. I enjoyed the last time Shane Dawson was on the show. Hopefully he will be a regular visitor/part of the show. Maybe you guys can do a couples show and have you, Daniel, Shane, Lisa, JKJ and #Al Can’t wait to hear more from you, my love for the ACS is quickly fading and I am so disappointed that I won’t get to hear Gary, Chris, Matt and Caelan. Maybe they can eventually work things out and revisit……I will keep hoping

  • Lesley

    Maybe you should give the new gang a try? Just for the heck of it 😀

  • Micky Bungle

    what accusations

  • Al

    I liked the new gang, you know what they have in common? They all are nice people. In a world where brash personalities get rewarded, it’s cool to see nice authentic people chat and have fun.

    Alison is very classy and in a way I’m glad she hasn’t refuted Adam’s accusations. It would be great to hear her side to bring justice to the universe, but I can see where it’s in poor taste.

    Thanks Alison for all you do!

  • tapedeck mike

    Alison blabbed about getting fired by email which made Adam look like a huge dick. If she didn’t want a bunch of shit about her getting out maybe she should have kept that to herself.

  • Michelle B

    The Thurs Crew were probably given an ultimatum. Clearly. Either stick with ACS or else. Conflict of Adam's interests, the one who cuts their checks. They are not going to walk away from that anytime soon. Time to move on Alison and not spend anymore energy on this. We are all flawed. It was handled poorly, that was addressed as was a detailed list of his “examples” of reasons. Whatever.

    High road taken on your part. Continue that path unless he orders a “digital fatwah” on you in the future for some reason.

    *Learn from the Donny lawsuit…it never ends well if you press.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Okay. Got it. If that’s you you really feel…Adam.

  • AndrewviaMR

    The new gang finds out where you live. They stick the mic directly in your ear. Nobody knows why, it’s very inefficient that way.

  • Was surprised to hear the news, but maybe it’s not such a bad thing. I like the fresh new mix of personalities. And it’s nice to hear more from Daniel…love the dynamic between you two. Perhaps you can get Dustin back on one of these days too?! Best of luck!

  • AndrewviaMR

    That was fact. It was likewise Germaine to the point that he never expressed displeasure or offered any guidance. She explained that it was social media that made that the story. It is not the story. I have written thousands of words here and have never mentioned it once. Alison feels bad about that being made the story. Adam only feels bad about the consequences of being caught being dick, which he accomplished entirely independently of committing the act by e-mail. He could still help make it right, except any truth is perceived by him as attack which results in retaliation which also may hurt Alison AND her friends. This is part of what I suspect she wants to avoid by addressing accusations that can’t help but sound silly and petty. She is making the right move. Maybe in a few months she can do a post mortem for her own growth. I’d even suggest she send a conciliatory personal letter but it is none of my business.

  • Joshua Roberts

    Great show today Alison! I'm sad about the BoBo Boys, but I really enjoyed the group you had with you today! Stay strong and carry on.

  • AndrewviaMR

    So. Did you fire the old gang by e-mail?

  • badabingo

    I don't think anyone who works in the biz (for AC or not) would describe their schedule as easy.

  • badabingo

    great suggestion! also, it sounds like some guests need to be closer to their mics

  • Michael

    The only reason I would listen to Adam retell his same old stories and rants again and again and again and again and again and again and again is because Alison would lighten up the show and provide the yin to his yang. Anytime I saw that ACS was a one-on-one long-form interview, I never bothered to listen to it because Adam is terrible by himself. Bald Bryan is ok, but his smarmy level is at 11 and it's really grating at times. So we're now left with Adam, Bryan, and, plopping her fat ass down where tiny Alison used to sit, Gina Grad. This skuzz sounds like an extra on Hee Haw. Her laugh makes me want to punch myself in the nuts, and on top of that, she is obviously about as sharp as a bag of wet mice.

    I doubt I'm going to miss much by unsubbing ACS – LA traffic, emotional support dogs, the school-to-prison pipeline – that tired old stuff will undoubtedly still be there if I ever return, but in the meanwhile I'll be in the trunk of the Fiat!

  • Honorarius

    This was my thinking as well… Nothing in a contract saying they can't do it, but what's to stop Adam sending them an email of their own if they do your show???

    Really hope you all get together and have that skating party…

  • badabingo

    Great episode and many thanks to all who participated. I look forward to getting to know the new people in the group and seeing how Thursday episodes evolve. I'm supporting ARIYNBF sponsors as per usual AND would love to buy the heck out of some merch (tee shirts? mugs?) should my best friend start selling them. 🙂

    To the missing bobo boys: I miss you but I understand you guys are in a super tough situation.

    I figured something like this (the loss of the bobo boys) would happen. It's disappointing, but not unexpected, given how AC usually rolls.

    I realize that regardless of legality and whatnot a cooling off period is a good idea…..and I'm all for moving forward and staying positive………………….

    ……………….however it may interest certain parties to know that California has some pretty darn strict employment laws. There is a big diff between being a contract employee, an at-will employee and an independent contractor. What one practices (instead of what one simply preaches / writes in the handbook) is generally what counts when it comes to employment law. There is also a difference in employment laws (just in CA, I believe) depending upon which industry one works in. So, just planting some seeds for those who may or may not be interested in pursuing options. Also, in tort situations, many legal pros work on a contingency basis. Just sayin……………………

  • Michelle B

    The Thurs Crew were probably given an ultimatum. Clearly. Either stick with ACS or else. Conflict of Adam’s interests, the one who cuts their checks. They are not going to walk away from that anytime soon. Time to move on Alison and not spend anymore energy on this. We are all flawed. It was handled poorly, that was addressed as was a detailed list of his “examples” of reasons. Whatever.

    High road taken on your part. Continue that path unless he orders a “digital fatwah” on you in the future for some reason.

    *Learn from the Donny lawsuit…it never ends well if you press.

  • Tamara

    want to give a shout out to the bobo boys, hope that they can come by once in a while. Appreciate all the past shows, I am grateful for Adam who introduced me to Alison, who in turn introduced me to many guests on her Monday show & then the Carolla Crew who work behind the scenes.

  • Lew Harper

    I wholeheartedly support the way you're handling this transition period. There's no need for you to go back and forth with Mr. Carolla. Your future success will speak volumes.

  • Josh.R

    Great show today Alison! I’m sad about the BoBo Boys, but I really enjoyed the group you had with you today! Stay strong and carry on.

  • jenaht

    So very sad to have lost the BoBo Boys at this time. I do hope that won't always be the case. However, I found the guests you had today very fun and charming. It was a good mix. It will be great to see how things evolve with these guests, or others on your Thursday chats. I do recommend like I read in some other comments, to try and put some heavy blanketing down as well as coach folks to be steadier with the Mics. There were times we couldn't hear Shane (?) or was it Trevor (?) at all, and some other sound inconsistencies. All of this is to be expected with the growing pains of moving your recording to your home; only meant to be solid feedback.

  • badabingo

    I don’t think anyone who works in the biz (for AC or not) would describe their schedule as easy.

  • badabingo

    great suggestion! also, it sounds like some guests need to be closer to their mics

  • Michael

    The only reason I would listen to Adam retell his same old stories and rants again and again and again and again and again and again and again is because Alison would lighten up the show and provide the yin to his yang. Anytime I saw that ACS was a one-on-one long-form interview, I never bothered to listen to it because Adam is terrible by himself. Bald Bryan is ok, but his smarmy level is at 11 and it’s really grating at times. So we’re now left with Adam, Bryan, and, plopping her fat ass down where tiny Alison used to sit, Gina Grad. This skuzz sounds like an extra on Hee Haw. Her laugh makes me want to punch myself in the nuts, and on top of that, she is obviously about as sharp as a bag of wet mice.

    I doubt I’m going to miss much by unsubbing ACS – LA traffic, emotional support dogs, the school-to-prison pipeline – that tired old stuff will undoubtedly still be there if I ever return, but in the meanwhile I’ll be in the trunk of the Fiat!

  • Honorarius

    This was my thinking as well… Nothing in a contract saying they can’t do it, but what’s to stop Adam sending them an email of their own if they do your show???

    Really hope you all get together and have that skating party…

  • badabingo

    Great episode and many thanks to all who participated. I look forward to getting to know the new people in the group and seeing how Thursday episodes evolve. I’m supporting ARIYNBF sponsors as per usual AND would love to buy the heck out of some merch (tee shirts? mugs?) should my best friend start selling them. 🙂

    To the missing bobo boys: I miss you but I understand you guys are in a super tough situation.

    I figured something like this (the loss of the bobo boys) would happen. It’s disappointing, but not unexpected, given how AC usually rolls.

    I realize that regardless of legality and whatnot a cooling off period is a good idea…..and I’m all for moving forward and staying positive………………….

    ……………….however it may interest certain parties to know that California has some pretty darn strict employment laws. There is a big diff between being a contract employee, an at-will employee and an independent contractor. What one practices (instead of what one simply preaches / writes in the handbook) is generally what counts when it comes to employment law. There is also a difference in employment laws (just in CA, I believe) depending upon which industry one works in. So, just planting some seeds for those who may or may not be interested in pursuing options. Also, in tort situations, many legal pros work on a contingency basis. Just sayin……………………

  • Tamara

    want to give a shout out to the bobo boys, hope that they can come by once in a while. Appreciate all the past shows, I am grateful for Adam who introduced me to Alison, who in turn introduced me to many guests on her Monday show & then the Carolla Crew who work behind the scenes.

  • Lew Harper

    I wholeheartedly support the way you’re handling this transition period. There’s no need for you to go back and forth with Mr. Carolla. Your future success will speak volumes.

  • jenaht

    So very sad to have lost the BoBo Boys at this time. I do hope that won’t always be the case. However, I found the guests you had today very fun and charming. It was a good mix. It will be great to see how things evolve with these guests, or others on your Thursday chats. I do recommend like I read in some other comments, to try and put some heavy blanketing down as well as coach folks to be steadier with the Mics. There were times we couldn’t hear Shane (?) or was it Trevor (?) at all, and some other sound inconsistencies. All of this is to be expected with the growing pains of moving your recording to your home; only meant to be solid feedback.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Alison, some of us suspected what you were likely getting into. In fact perhaps it was your presence that made us think maybe his bully act was mostly act. Maybe this is one reason he brought you in and tolerated you for so long. Maybe we all participated in wanting to be deluded for as long as we could. “We have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from us.” Well, poot.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Tell your guests to not punch the mic. Make sure to say it many many (MANY) more times than we actually hear any mic punching- only to people on or below your status level to re-emphasize how relatively pro audio you are. And get a clothespin to pinch your nose.

    Well. I make myself laugh anyway. So it is worth it, to me.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Alison, some of us suspected what you were likely getting into. In fact perhaps it was your presence that made us think maybe his bully act was mostly act. Maybe this is one reason he brought you in and tolerated you for so long. Maybe we all participated in wanting to be deluded for as long as we could. “We have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from us.” Well, poot.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Tell your guests to not punch the mic. Make sure to say it many many (MANY) more times than we actually hear any mic punching- only to people on or below your status level to re-emphasize how relatively pro audio you are. And get a clothespin to pinch your nose.

    Well. I make myself laugh anyway. So it is worth it, to me.

  • the40yroldvirgin

    Will take time to get used to the new Thursday show and crew. I was a bit disappointed when Shane started telling the story about Zachary Quinto being a douche. While this may be true, I think trash talking or airing dirty laundry about other celebs has not been the tenor or spirit of ARIYNBF. I just hope this doesn't become the norm.
    Other than that, let's move forward and hope for the best.

  • catsmeow05

    Will take time to get used to the new Thursday show and crew. I was a bit disappointed when Shane started telling the story about Zachary Quinto being a douche. While this may be true, I think trash talking or airing dirty laundry about other celebs has not been the tenor or spirit of ARIYNBF. I just hope this doesn’t become the norm.
    Other than that, let’s move forward and hope for the best.

  • 1JRJ1

    oops

  • Remo Z

    I thought Alison was absolutely great on the ACS. Smart as a whip, fun, funny, etc. It seemed that it was exactly what Adam had imagined when he was auditioning people. I was surprised when I tuned in and found out the news that Alison was gone. I sat there dumbfounded. I also hated the Bonaduce-throwback reason that “Alison is a lead and needs to be on her own” which sounded like Adam was doing Alison a favor and she should realize it. (Bonaduce and Alison were very different situations). I thought that there must have been some sort of back story to Alison's departure so I was glad that Adam finally addressed it. Maybe Adam got nitpicky in the list of reasons regarding Alison's departure. Picking a few example of times when Alison didn't chime over a four year period seemed petty.
    And the issues of not having some content on one particular road show? It could happen. You talk about it with Alison (and Bryan) after the show and move on. But based on some other issues Adam started to believe that Alison came to have some small measure of disdain for him and that is tough to work around. Was Alison trying to have her cake and eat it too? Was she trying to be part of the ACS for financial reason and career reasons but distance herself at the same time? Was a part of Alison slowly more and more embarrassed to be associated with Adam? If Alison thought she was losing ARIYNBF guests due to her affiliation with Adam maybe she should have looked at the personality flaws of those potential guests (I'd think Alison would agree that Adam is not the racist, misogynistic ogre that some prefer portray him to be). As for the other issues, if Alison trusted Adam I'd think that the short period of patent troll funding seemed like something that should have been done especially when Alison would ultimately depend on the campaign's success to continue as a podcaster. Also, I'm not sure why Alison would have such an issue with the Carolla Digital banner on her podcast if she was using studios, personnel, web site, etc. So maybe there is something there or maybe something was developing. I understand that Alison started ANIYNBF and felt a need to protect it on some level but maybe to a fault. Maybe Alison did not want to be “all in” to the ACS/Carolla Digital and that slowly became clear to him. Either way something came to a head in his mind. I think Adam probably could have worked a little harder to iron out any issues he had with Alison. To me Alison seemed well worth it. But, despite Adam's appreciation of Alison's immense talents, it seems that he came to feel a possible small contempt from Alison. Worse than that he must have thought things could not be worked out for some reason.

    As I listened over the years I've always felt that Adam had been very generous to Alison, in a business sense, and also as a performer on stage. On his show he gave her room to breathe and grow. He always tried to make her shine. I thought they worked well together and the product reflected that. It was fun to listen to. He also definitely supported her podcast with plugs and by allowing the staff, that he had spent a long time cultivating, to be a huge part of her show. I think Adam wanted Alison to succeed. I just think that after a while he felt that Alison was riding the fence and maybe he even started to feel a little used.

    I hope Gina Grad works out. I heard all of the original auditions four years ago and thought Gina and Alison were the two best candidates. Now, listening to Gina for a few short shows, although I wouldn't necessarily call Gina the “hack with the rack”, I think she is a far cry from Alison Rosen. Not as smart, not as quick, not as well-informed.

    I know that Alison took some time to get comfortable in the on air relationship with Adam. As a newcomer you don't want to come into an previously existing setup and fully inject yourself into the show like you've been there for 10 years. Strangely people resent you when that happens. Assuming that Gina is not a “temp” and actually will get the job I'm going to give Gina that same break-in period although she has already worked with Adam and is quite comfortable so I get the feeling that what I hear now is what I will hear 3 months from now.

    Alison, your career got a nice boost from being a part of the ACS. It's only natural for Adam to not want his staff on ARIYNBF. It puts him and his staff in a weird place each week. It's time for a clean break. (I always knew we were a litigious society but all this talk about lawsuits over this make me laugh and at the same time makes me sad). Alison Rosen is on my radar now and I've enjoyed learning about you over the years. I've watched clips of you on Redeye clips, clips of you in your band, etc. Keep up all your “wonderfulness”.

    I'm pretty sure you appreciated working with Adam, loved watching his quick wit working right in front of you, and got to witness, firsthand, how to build what you are trying to build with ARIYNBF.

    I only wish you the best of luck and hope that one day you'll truly look back on those 4 years with warmth.

    {Remo Z}

  • ShabamNuggets

    Saw this today– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T

    If there's a Toast Sandwich, then there has to be a Butter Sandwich.

  • Alison, quit being such a puss and talk about it now. You are losing listener everyday you don't talk abou it. No one cares about you taking the high road.
    The only way I will tune into this amateur sounding show is if DFG is on. Hell yeah, delta fu!

  • 1JRJ1

    oops

  • Remo Z

    I thought Alison was absolutely great on the ACS. Smart as a whip, fun, funny, etc. It seemed that it was exactly what Adam had imagined when he was auditioning people. I was surprised when I tuned in and found out the news that Alison was gone. I sat there dumbfounded. I also hated the Bonaduce-throwback reason that “Alison is a lead and needs to be on her own” which sounded like Adam was doing Alison a favor and she should realize it. (Bonaduce and Alison were very different situations). I thought that there must have been some sort of back story to Alison’s departure so I was glad that Adam finally addressed it. Maybe Adam got nitpicky in the list of reasons regarding Alison’s departure. Picking a few example of times when Alison didn’t chime over a four year period seemed petty.
    And the issues of not having some content on one particular road show? It could happen. You talk about it with Alison (and Bryan) after the show and move on. But based on some other issues Adam started to believe that Alison came to have some small measure of disdain for him and that is tough to work around. Was Alison trying to have her cake and eat it too? Was she trying to be part of the ACS for financial reason and career reasons but distance herself at the same time? Was a part of Alison slowly more and more embarrassed to be associated with Adam? If Alison thought she was losing ARIYNBF guests due to her affiliation with Adam maybe she should have looked at the personality flaws of those potential guests (I’d think Alison would agree that Adam is not the racist, misogynistic ogre that some prefer portray him to be). As for the other issues, if Alison trusted Adam I’d think that the short period of patent troll funding seemed like something that should have been done especially when Alison would ultimately depend on the campaign’s success to continue as a podcaster. Also, I’m not sure why Alison would have such an issue with the Carolla Digital banner on her podcast if she was using studios, personnel, web site, etc. So maybe there is something there or maybe something was developing. I understand that Alison started ANIYNBF and felt a need to protect it on some level but maybe to a fault. Maybe Alison did not want to be “all in” to the ACS/Carolla Digital and that slowly became clear to him. Either way something came to a head in his mind. I think Adam probably could have worked a little harder to iron out any issues he had with Alison. To me Alison seemed well worth it. But, despite Adam’s appreciation of Alison’s immense talents, it seems that he came to feel a possible small contempt from Alison. Worse than that he must have thought things could not be worked out for some reason.

    As I listened over the years I’ve always felt that Adam had been very generous to Alison, in a business sense, and also as a performer on stage. On his show he gave her room to breathe and grow. He always tried to make her shine. I thought they worked well together and the product reflected that. It was fun to listen to. He also definitely supported her podcast with plugs and by allowing the staff, that he had spent a long time cultivating, to be a huge part of her show. I think Adam wanted Alison to succeed. I just think that after a while he felt that Alison was riding the fence and maybe he even started to feel a little used.

    I hope Gina Grad works out. I heard all of the original auditions four years ago and thought Gina and Alison were the two best candidates. Now, listening to Gina for a few short shows, although I wouldn’t necessarily call Gina the “hack with the rack”, I think she is a far cry from Alison Rosen. Not as smart, not as quick, not as well-informed.

    I know that Alison took some time to get comfortable in the on air relationship with Adam. As a newcomer you don’t want to come into an previously existing setup and fully inject yourself into the show like you’ve been there for 10 years. Strangely people resent you when that happens. Assuming that Gina is not a “temp” and actually will get the job I’m going to give Gina that same break-in period although she has already worked with Adam and is quite comfortable so I get the feeling that what I hear now is what I will hear 3 months from now.

    Alison, your career got a nice boost from being a part of the ACS. It’s only natural for Adam to not want his staff on ARIYNBF. It puts him and his staff in a weird place each week. It’s time for a clean break. (I always knew we were a litigious society but all this talk about lawsuits over this make me laugh and at the same time makes me sad). Alison Rosen is on my radar now and I’ve enjoyed learning about you over the years. I’ve watched clips of you on Redeye clips, clips of you in your band, etc. Keep up all your “wonderfulness”.

    I’m pretty sure you appreciated working with Adam, loved watching his quick wit working right in front of you, and got to witness, firsthand, how to build what you are trying to build with ARIYNBF.

    I only wish you the best of luck and hope that one day you’ll truly look back on those 4 years with warmth.

    {Remo Z}

  • ShabamNuggets

    Saw this today– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toast_sandwich

    If there’s a Toast Sandwich, then there has to be a Butter Sandwich.

  • badabingo

    Forgot to mention – in my experience dogs don't like unexpected / different-to-them walking gaits. For example, if someone is elderly and shuffling their feet or has a hurt foot and kind of drags it or swings it to walk. I think I heard once that it signals to them that “that animal is hurt and therefore dangerous” or something like that. I know dogs that freak out when they see someone wearing a “doctors coat” but are fine when the same person takes it off. Same thing with Daniel's zombie arms. Different = alarming. Also, it sounds like Wendy is a little high strung in general anyways so small things are likely to set her off.

    I swore I would never use kid harnesses. However, when you have a kid who is an early walker / RUNNER they can save you. Serious. My nephew started walking at 9 mos. and became obsessed with elevators, stairs, all kinds of things that he wasn't ready for yet and that little bugger was FAST. Also, kids sometimes literally refuse to hold your hand and will squirm like crazy, slippery eels and dart around objects and you will sweat in exertion and fear. The harness was the only compromise (he would scream if put in a stroller or carried for too long) he needed to walk on his own and explore but still be safe. We used it at the doctor's office, grocery store, etc. Also, it was still hard to keep up with him with the harness but at the end of the day he was safer so that won out. 🙂

  • the40yroldvirgin

    Phew! Well Said Remo Z! Holla at the BoboBoys!

  • badabingo

    Forgot to mention – in my experience dogs don’t like unexpected / different-to-them walking gaits. For example, if someone is elderly and shuffling their feet or has a hurt foot and kind of drags it or swings it to walk. I think I heard once that it signals to them that “that animal is hurt and therefore dangerous” or something like that. I know dogs that freak out when they see someone wearing a “doctors coat” but are fine when the same person takes it off. Same thing with Daniel’s zombie arms. Different = alarming. Also, it sounds like Wendy is a little high strung in general anyways so small things are likely to set her off.

    I swore I would never use kid harnesses. However, when you have a kid who is an early walker / RUNNER they can save you. Serious. My nephew started walking at 9 mos. and became obsessed with elevators, stairs, all kinds of things that he wasn’t ready for yet and that little bugger was FAST. Also, kids sometimes literally refuse to hold your hand and will squirm like crazy, slippery eels and dart around objects and you will sweat in exertion and fear. The harness was the only compromise (he would scream if put in a stroller or carried for too long) he needed to walk on his own and explore but still be safe. We used it at the doctor’s office, grocery store, etc. Also, it was still hard to keep up with him with the harness but at the end of the day he was safer so that won out. 🙂

  • catsmeow05

    Phew! Well Said Remo Z! Holla at the BoboBoys!

  • skmj9

    Never listened to ACS, but I never miss a Thursday show of ARYNBF. Thanks for keeping it going even with everything you're having to deal with. Love you and love the show.

  • skmj9

    Never listened to ACS, but I never miss a Thursday show of ARYNBF. Thanks for keeping it going even with everything you’re having to deal with. Love you and love the show.

  • DAVIDPD

    Agreed. They are subject to very erratic schedules with no compensation other than the perks of meeting various celebrities. I also would not call their workplace a “prison ship” either. It is just different from most peoples' 9-to-5.

  • stevo

    Alison needs to become a business woman at this point. The sympathy is in her court and she really needs to promote membership and donations to her podcast. Set specific financial goals and perhaps build your own studio and hire some of the old gang. You have the audience, you have the loyalty of your fans, time for the fans to come up with a few dollars to support you. I just donated a little money. The best revenge is becoming a independent success. I believe Alison has the talent to do that, but you got to mention on each podcast the importance of the financial support to continue what you are doing and promote membership. Have a $2 a month option for your loyal, but less than wealthy, fans as well. Most everyone who is listening can come up with $2 a month or $24 a year for membership. Create a membership campaign with some rewards. Now is the time to strike, Adam's fans enjoy listening to him, but your fans genuinely love you.

  • Honorarius

    If a butter sandwich is thing (and I'm not saying it is), then that means that I can give someone a buttered piece of bread and classify it as an open-faced butter sandwich right???

  • DAVIDPD

    Agreed. They are subject to very erratic schedules with no compensation other than the perks of meeting various celebrities. I also would not call their workplace a “prison ship” either. It is just different from most peoples’ 9-to-5.

  • stevo

    Alison needs to become a business woman at this point. The sympathy is in her court and she really needs to promote membership and donations to her podcast. Set specific financial goals and perhaps build your own studio and hire some of the old gang. You have the audience, you have the loyalty of your fans, time for the fans to come up with a few dollars to support you. I just donated a little money. The best revenge is becoming a independent success. I believe Alison has the talent to do that, but you got to mention on each podcast the importance of the financial support to continue what you are doing and promote membership. Have a $2 a month option for your loyal, but less than wealthy, fans as well. Most everyone who is listening can come up with $2 a month or $24 a year for membership. Create a membership campaign with some rewards. Now is the time to strike, Adam’s fans enjoy listening to him, but your fans genuinely love you.

  • Honorarius

    If a butter sandwich is thing (and I’m not saying it is), then that means that I can give someone a buttered piece of bread and classify it as an open-faced butter sandwich right???

  • David Dudley

    Why would Adam let his employees do a competitor's podcast? Alison is now a competitor.

    And, after what was said by members of the Thursday Crew, whether coerced, or not, how uncomfortable would this Thursday's episode be? I'm glad Alison made the divorce final.

  • David Dudley

    Why would Adam let his employees do a competitor’s podcast? Alison is now a competitor.

    And, after what was said by members of the Thursday Crew, whether coerced, or not, how uncomfortable would this Thursday’s episode be? I’m glad Alison made the divorce final.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Why? Well to start with to not be a dick. In short, he invented this idea of being in opposition and made it happen himself, and is the one escalating it. And nor even in the direction of a “good pod” radio feud angle. Surprising. Bryan has a podcast out of network. Was Alison his competition when she did the same thing for his network? Maybe he thought so. But it isn't a consistent position. Alison is now considered competition because he is making himself look bad and she is involved because of his bad judgment.

  • AndrewviaMR

    Why? Well to start with to not be a dick. In short, he invented this idea of being in opposition and made it happen himself, and is the one escalating it. And nor even in the direction of a “good pod” radio feud angle. Surprising. Bryan has a podcast out of network. Was Alison his competition when she did the same thing for his network? Maybe he thought so. But it isn’t a consistent position. Alison is now considered competition because he is making himself look bad and she is involved because of his bad judgment.

  • Chris

    I love you Alison…but these people arent going to expand your fan base…or cut it with regular listeners. It's a fair temparory fill in fix…but no. You have chemistry with BoBo boys that cant be matched, find a way to make it work. Plus, we need you to respond to Adams reasons he wasnt happy with you, for our curiosity's sake

  • therealnitzilla

    I suspect Adam's a smarter businessman than you seem to give him credit for but you're right; it doesn't hurt to check if you can get it on contingency.

  • Travis Richburg

    Guess the truth hurts and isn't wanted

  • Roger Grant

    I might be done with Carolla digital. I've read a lot of comments comparing podcast employees to corporate employees, thus it makes sense that Adam would not want his crew working with Alison. This is a weak argument. Moonlighting in the corporate world is almost always a cause for termination. It makes sense to keep talent from working for a competitor that might take business away. Consider this. Between work and home I listen to numerous podcasts during the workweek, a few less on the weekends, across a wide range of subjects. I consume all the output of my favorites every week and often run out of episodes to listen to. Am I unusual? I really doubt it. So tell me again how Adam would be hurt by allowing his crew to help Alison? The answer is that the only person hurting Adam in this situation is Adam, if in fact he is preventing his crew from helping Alison. If he's really done this, I'm moving on.

  • Roger Grant

    I might be done with Carolla digital. I've read a lot of comments comparing podcast employees to corporate employees, thus it makes sense that Adam would not want his crew working with Alison. This is a weak argument. Moonlighting in the corporate world is almost always a cause for termination. It makes sense to keep talent from working for a competitor that might take business away. Consider this. Between work and home I listen to numerous podcasts during the workweek, a few less on the weekends, across a wide range of subjects. I consume all the output of my favorites every week and often run out of episodes to listen to. Am I unusual? I really doubt it. So tell me again how Adam would be hurt by allowing his crew to help Alison? The answer is that the only person hurting Adam in this situation is Adam, if in fact he is preventing his crew from helping Alison. If he's really done this, I'm moving on.

  • Roger Grant

    I might be done with Carolla digital. I've read a lot of comments comparing podcast employees to corporate employees, thus it makes sense that Adam would not want his crew working with Alison. This is a weak argument. Moonlighting in the corporate world is almost always a cause for termination. It makes sense to keep talent from working for a competitor that might take business away. Consider this. Between work and home I listen to numerous podcasts during the workweek, a few less on the weekends, across a wide range of subjects. I consume all the output of my favorites every week and often run out of episodes to listen to. Am I unusual? I really doubt it. So tell me again how Adam would be hurt by allowing his crew to help Alison? The answer is that the only person hurting Adam in this situation is Adam, if in fact he is preventing his crew from helping Alison. If he's really done this, I'm moving on.

  • Roger Grant

    I might be done with Carolla digital. I've read a lot of comments comparing podcast employees to corporate employees, thus it makes sense that Adam would not want his crew working with Alison. This is a weak argument. Moonlighting in the corporate world is almost always a cause for termination. It makes sense to keep talent from working for a competitor that might take business away. Consider this. Between work and home I listen to numerous podcasts during the workweek, a few less on the weekends, across a wide range of subjects. I consume all the output of my favorites every week and often run out of episodes to listen to. Am I unusual? I really doubt it. So tell me again how Adam would be hurt by allowing his crew to help Alison? The answer is that the only person hurting Adam in this situation is Adam, if in fact he is preventing his crew from helping Alison. If he's really done this, I'm moving on.

  • Chris

    I love you Alison…but these people arent going to expand your fan base…or cut it with regular listeners. It’s a fair temparory fill in fix…but no. You have chemistry with BoBo boys that cant be matched, find a way to make it work. Plus, we need you to respond to Adams reasons he wasnt happy with you, for our curiosity’s sake

  • David Dudley

    Tucson = Laid back. The most unenthusiastic audience in the country. Not because they don't like something, they'd just rather give a nod in appreciation instead of clapping and yelling. It's the land of introversion.

  • therealnitzilla

    I suspect Adam’s a smarter businessman than you seem to give him credit for but you’re right; it doesn’t hurt to check if you can get it on contingency.

  • Travis Richburg

    Guess the truth hurts and isn’t wanted

  • Roger Grant

    I might be done with Carolla digital. I’ve read a lot of comments comparing podcast employees to corporate employees, thus it makes sense that Adam would not want his crew working with Alison. This is a weak argument. Moonlighting in the corporate world is almost always a cause for termination. It makes sense to keep talent from working for a competitor that might take business away. Consider this. Between work and home I listen to numerous podcasts during the workweek, a few less on the weekends, across a wide range of subjects. I consume all the output of my favorites every week and often run out of episodes to listen to. Am I unusual? I really doubt it. So tell me again how Adam would be hurt by allowing his crew to help Alison? The answer is that the only person hurting Adam in this situation is Adam, if in fact he is preventing his crew from helping Alison. If he’s really done this, I’m moving on.

  • David Dudley

    Tucson = Laid back. The most unenthusiastic audience in the country. Not because they don’t like something, they’d just rather give a nod in appreciation instead of clapping and yelling. It’s the land of introversion.

  • Andrea K

    It seems sadly insecure of Adam to not allow the original Thursday crew to continue to record. I was even a little surprised that, while Alison would no longer be on ACS, she would no longer be on the entire AC digital network. Why the “complete” firing? His network hosts many other podcasts, like Larry Miller's and Penn Jillette's shows, and I doubt either of them are paid employees. So why the banning from the entire network and banning employee contact? It seems out of character for the reasons he listed for termination. For a guy who complains all the time that he has to remind everyone over and over and over again about simple things, he sure didn't seem to give Alison much of a chance. He said something like he mentioned to her once she should talk more, and she didn't follow through, and he saw that as a problem. Well, hey man, maybe talk a little more about what you want. I donno… there just still seems to be something weird about the whole thing…

  • Andrea K

    It seems sadly insecure of Adam to not allow the original Thursday crew to continue to record. I was even a little surprised that, while Alison would no longer be on ACS, she would no longer be on the entire AC digital network. Why the “complete” firing? His network hosts many other podcasts, like Larry Miller’s and Penn Jillette’s shows, and I doubt either of them are paid employees. So why the banning from the entire network and banning employee contact? It seems out of character for the reasons he listed for termination. For a guy who complains all the time that he has to remind everyone over and over and over again about simple things, he sure didn’t seem to give Alison much of a chance. He said something like he mentioned to her once she should talk more, and she didn’t follow through, and he saw that as a problem. Well, hey man, maybe talk a little more about what you want. I donno… there just still seems to be something weird about the whole thing…

  • ShabamNuggets

    I'd like to see (or hear) more 'segments' on the show. Just Me or Everyone is such a smart way to pull interesting insights from everyday life–it's brilliant on its own, but I think more could be done to make the segment her own and turn it into something big. I'd also like to hear a news segment similar to what Alison did on the ACS, but obviously with less ranting.

  • george bush

    I like the team on this episode!! I hope to hear more! I especially like Alison and Daniel podding together!

  • ShabamNuggets

    I’d like to see (or hear) more ‘segments’ on the show. Just Me or Everyone is such a smart way to pull interesting insights from everyday life–it’s brilliant on its own, but I think more could be done to make the segment her own and turn it into something big. I’d also like to hear a news segment similar to what Alison did on the ACS, but obviously with less ranting.

  • george bush

    I like the team on this episode!! I hope to hear more! I especially like Alison and Daniel podding together!

  • Rens Erickson

    Ughhhh… frustrating. Allison needs to vent and let out her feelings regarding Adam and leaving the show. She said it herself that she could use the mental relief but much much more importantly, it would be EXTREMELY GOOD POD!! I'm a huge fan of Adam and Allison and hearing about specifics would be insanely entertaining. I personally like it best when Adam or Allison share personal stories on the shows. The thing is Adam understands talking about it is very good podcast, thats why on his show he began to go over very specific issues he had with Allison. Allison needs to absolutely do a rebuttal. She does not have to get nasty at all!! Just talk about it rationally without slinging mud, thats very possible. Ugh this show was so bottled I couldnt take it. They started to elude to it in the beginning but then switched topics to the normal show.. which by the way is about a bunch of random people we know nothing about or have no relationship with. But I definitely have a relationship with Adam Allison and the whole show, I wanna hear the details about that! You guys must agree with me righT?

  • Rens Erickson

    Ughhhh… frustrating. Allison needs to vent and let out her feelings regarding Adam and leaving the show. She said it herself that she could use the mental relief but much much more importantly, it would be EXTREMELY GOOD POD!! I’m a huge fan of Adam and Allison and hearing about specifics would be insanely entertaining. I personally like it best when Adam or Allison share personal stories on the shows. The thing is Adam understands talking about it is very good podcast, thats why on his show he began to go over very specific issues he had with Allison. Allison needs to absolutely do a rebuttal. She does not have to get nasty at all!! Just talk about it rationally without slinging mud, thats very possible. Ugh this show was so bottled I couldnt take it. They started to elude to it in the beginning but then switched topics to the normal show.. which by the way is about a bunch of random people we know nothing about or have no relationship with. But I definitely have a relationship with Adam Allison and the whole show, I wanna hear the details about that! You guys must agree with me righT?

  • AndrewviaMR

    I think people are confused about “the troubles.” If I’m right, there simply isn’t much to say about it. Anything that is said about it will be misunderstood and contorted…the way it already has. Most of the people I see nagging for more dirt seem to be the “other” fans or just bored adults without kids who want to see more internet carnage.

    I like the solo show.

  • Michael

    You say “without kids” as though that’s a bad thing. Kids are gross and I get to do whatever I want because I am as free as a bird.

  • AndrewviaMR

    That is what I just said.

    Alison, the book you should write is one where the first half is full of idealism about your coming bundles of joy. The second half is your complete and utter (no pun intended) breakdown after the little shits arrive.

  • Clark Shipley

    That show was rough. Happily it was a short one. Honestly, it would be better to wait until you’ve developed the format and have your partner upright. Made it seem like you were just desperate to get some content out there and you don’t have to do that. You have a following and we’ll wait the extra day or two. Just my 2 cents.

  • badabingo

    I disagree – Alison’s show is purposely confessional and to hear her and Daniel just being themselves is wonderful. Also, I think Alison sounds so much happier and unburdened since before the holiday break that I want to hear whatever she wants to say, even if it’s reading a shampoo bottle out loud 🙂

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