Episodes
It's a good thing we've purveyors of some of the best coffee around, pardon me, because we'll need a few cups to deal with our spectacular and vivacious guest this week! After a little conversation about honeycrisp apples and a trip through (Bryan)'s laundry, we welcome to The Carriage House none other than drag performer, recording artist, and winner of the second season of "Drag Race All-Stars" Alaska Thunderf*ck! Catch her all new show "Extra Special Comedy Special" on Apple TV and OUTtv...
Published 05/04/21
Now, wait a minute. This is it. The time has arrived. One of our most eagerly anticipated guests we've ever had in The Carriage House. Joining us this week is none other than "instant" New York Times Bestseller (just add water) Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney! Her second book, GOOD COMPANY, is out now, and it's a must-read smash hit. Cynthia is eager to make her Free Feed debut, and she doesn't disappoint when she helps us give advice on dealing with a very strained family relationship, the pitfalls...
Published 04/27/21
Now, wait a minute. We may be exhausted from this past weekend (Ronna's tootsies are still hurting) but it's only because we hit it out of the waterpark with our Oscars Preview Party Live Show (if you'll pardon (Bryan)'s mixed metaphor). Thank you all for coming! It was a BLAST, but we're not done entertaining you this week. We're beyond excited to welcome to The Carriage House comedian, actress, and writer Greta Titelman! You know Greta from her podcast THE WORST as well as from HBO's quirky...
Published 04/20/21
Now wait a minute. You know her as Ronna. A few people call her Ronnie, and only Andy Cohen calls her Rona, but, whatever you call her, she and (Bryan) are here this week with a truly fabulous guest. We're so excited to welcome comedian, writer, and presenter London Hughes to The Carriage House! You know her from her Netflix special TO CATCH A DICK as well as her appearances on THE HISTORY OF SWEAR WORDS. London helps us give advice on offending your in-laws, living a lie with your barber,...
Published 04/13/21
Look, we receive hundreds of letters a month here at Ask Ronna. But with the number of letters we get about issues of the boudoir, we might be two steps away from becoming the Penthouse Forum. Not that we're complaining! You've written in with some, shall we say, titillating questions during the pandemic, and, as you know, we save our most titillating letters for our cliffhangers. So, without further adieu, we present you with Classic Cliffhangers: Carnal Knowledge, Part Deux, a collection of...
Published 04/06/21
Have we got a show this week or what? First off, it's Comedy Week on Stitcher and we're absolutely thrilled to be included. And with (Bryan) back in The Carriage House again (and not off on a commercial shoot as Marblehead's most vaccinated actor), we thought it was the perfect time for a good old fashioned Carriage House Catch-Up. And, between you and me, I think we deliver in spades! After covering everything from grooming to television to physics, we give our advice on whether or not to...
Published 03/30/21
Now wait a minute. First off, yes, (Bryan) is back with us after his star turn as the new face of Barry's Tow Trucks, but we have GOT to get to our guest today. We've had some heavy hitters on recently, including some high-ranking government officials (we're looking at you, Senior Advisor to President Biden on COVID Policy, Andy Slavitt, excuse me), but we may have outdone ourselves this time, and you deserve nothing less. Joining us in The Carriage House this week is none other than former...
Published 03/23/21
After getting a Sputnik vaccine from Yadvina's husband, (Bryan) is off shooting a commercial for a local business in Marblehead and isn't with us this week. Of course he'll be back next week, but, until then, we've managed to find an absolutely delightful celebrity guest/host, excuse me... star of PLAYING HOUSE, host of the upcoming podcast DEEP DIVE, and Ronna's dear, dear friend Jessica St. Clair! After a quick catch-up, Jessica helps us give advice on a best friend who's missing in action,...
Published 03/16/21
This week we welcome to The Carriage House utterly delightful writer, actor, and host of the wonderful podcast I SAID NO GIFTS, Bridger Winegar! He helps us give our pearls of wisdom on topics ranging from body image to befriending neighbors to suspicions about a spouse with the "itch." Some exciting things are happening over on Patreon! March's QUIFF selections are past Oscar winners THE APARTMENT and CASABLANCA. And this month's Carriage House Book Club selection, courtesy of (Bryan), is...
Published 03/09/21
With his Wi-Fi mishap from last week behind him, we're happy to report that (Bryan) is back! And not a moment too soon as we welcome a living legend to The Carriage House. There's no way you're ready for this guest. Brace yourselves! We're thrilled to welcome legendary comedian, actor, and producer Margaret Cho! Now THIS is a get, excuse me. Margaret joins us to give advice to an essential worker trying to find some personal time for herself, how to ask a coworker about her perfume without...
Published 03/02/21
Are you ready for some Carriage House firsts? We've had quite the week in Marblehead, excuse me. We had a HUGE guest planned for today, but they were affected by the horrible situation in Texas and had to cancel because they didn't have any power. Then, speaking of electricity, a power line went down right in front of The Carriage House and Ronna lost power! Public works got an earful from her, rest assured. So Ronna headed up to her brother's cabin in New Hampshire and (Bryan) stayed with...
Published 02/23/21
Now wait a minute. Was last weekend great or was it great? The Live Show was a HUGE hit! There were plenty of Negronnas to go around, @roryography danced the night away, and we all know a little more about entertainment mogul (Bryan). Thanks so much to everyone who joined us! But if you think we're resting on our laurels after our success, think again. We've got a double dose of guests this week in The Carriage House as we welcome the hosts of the fascinating and hilarious BANANAS podcast,...
Published 02/16/21
Baby, it's cold outside! Marblehead has been slammed with yet more snow. It's gorgeous, though (Bryan) has an awkward quandary he wants to raise at the next town council meeting that's sure to win him lifelong friends. In the meantime, we've got another multi-talented guest in The Carriage House this week. It's actor, model, comedian, and host Sydnee Washington! You know her from her Comedy Central specials and her hit Instagram Live cooking show SYD CAN COOK. You can also hear her on the...
Published 02/09/21
Now wait a minute. How excited are we this week? We're a mere ten days away from our live show (we're polishing our tap shoes as we speak), it's Groundhog Day (and we're feeling good), and we're welcoming a return character back to The Carriage House. That's right...after proving herself as one of the best advice givers we've ever had on the show, she's back to grace us with her insight and wisdom. It's Meaghan Rath! Meaghan joins us to give advice on mending a broken friendship after some...
Published 02/02/21
Now, wait a minute. How fabulous was the inauguration? The history...the pageantry...the fashion...Amanda Gorman. We LOVED it. Some exciting things are in store! And speaking of excitement, we couldn't be happier to welcome actor and comedian Cole Escola to The Carriage House! You know Cole from AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, and, one of Ronna's favorite shows, SEARCH PARTY (new season out now!). And if you're not subscribed to their Instagram, you're truly missing out. Cole...
Published 01/26/21
Now wait a minute. I mean did we return last week or did we return last week? Conan was a HUGE hit in The Carriage House and everyone was so excited, but there seemed to be an air of "Oh, Ronna (& Bryan) have outdone themselves." You should know we're always reaching for the stars here, excuse me. Our influence extends beyond the world of culture and entertainment, and, we hate to tell you, we delivered again. This week we welcome former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and...
Published 01/19/21
We're back! After our little hiatus from the Free Feed we're excited to get going again...though (Bryan) might be a little TOO excited (Ronna's going to have to pull every string she has at the town council to fix that). Zoom scandals aside, we have reason to be excited. We've teased you for weeks about our huge guest for the new year, and we think we've delivered in a BIG way, excuse me. Joining us in The Carriage House this week is the one, the only, the legendary Conan O'Brien! Conan helps...
Published 01/12/21
We made it! The last Free Feed of the year! We can't thank you all enough. We appreciate when you say that we helped you get through a rough year, but, really, it's us who should be thanking YOU. 2020 was a horror show, yes, but it also gave us some, shall we say, "interesting" cliffhangers...cliffhangers that could have only happened in this monstrosity of a year. So, without further ado, we present to you the next installment of Classic Cliffhangers: "Only in 2020!" Join us as we relive a...
Published 12/29/20
Ronna's house looks beautiful in ANY season, excuse me...but there really is nothing like seeing it wrapped in a blanket of fresh snow. Marblehead is stunningly gorgeous after this week's snowfall, even if (Bryan) needs a moment to 'settle his feathers' before he can fully appreciate it. And speaking of being appreciative, how blessed are we to welcome Gayle Rankin to The Carriage House this week! You know her from PERRY MASON, GLOW, HER SMELL, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, and more. Gayle helps us...
Published 12/22/20
Ronna is absolutely glowing today. Maybe it's her fresh cut peonies, or maybe it's the oil from all the latkes she's been making. In any event, everyone in The Carriage House is in high spirits! And what better way to keep things festive than with our second week in a row of having TWO guests! This week we welcome SuChin Pak and, back for her second time in The Carriage House, excuse me, the absolutely delightful Kulap Vilaysack! SuChin and Kulap are hosts of the new podcast ADD TO CART, a...
Published 12/15/20
We have a very rare treat in The Carriage House this week, as we're joined by not one but TWO special guests, though Ronna has some trepidation in having two nice Jewish girls on to talk about murder (isn't that against the Talmud?). But when the guests are this witty and fabulous, who cares! This week we welcome the multi-hyphenate talents of Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger! You know them from their stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix , but they're joining forces for "That's Messed...
Published 12/08/20
Ronnukah, O Ronnukah, come light the menorah! It's finally here! We've been busy for weeks curating a list of our favorite gifts for the holiday season, and we think you won't be disappointed. If you don't have any gift ideas after this, then we don't know what to tell you, excuse me. Our suggestions run the gamut from the simplest and most inexpensive of presents all the way to our fantasy gifts (it won't be long before Ronna is cruising around the Vineyard in her new Land Rover). Don't...
Published 12/01/20
Now, wait a minute. Are we Thankful. How did we get this far? There were moments we thought we wouldn't get here, but we kept going, and, with some hard work and a LOT of support from you, we're still going strong over one year later AND we're able to bring you the best selling Hanukkah blend ever! Talk about a lot to be thankful for, excuse me. This past summer's installment of Classic Cliffhangers was such a hit we wanted to bring you Volume 2 for the holiday! These cliffhangers were...
Published 11/24/20
2020 may have been a trying year (to say the least, excuse me), but the end of it is shaping up to be a VERY exciting time in The Carriage House! We're getting ready to end the year with a bang, and who better to join us as we kick it all off than actress and TV maestra Lennon Parham! You know Lennon from her work on PLAYING HOUSE, BLESS THIS MESS, VEEP, WOMP IT UP and so much more. Lennon helps us answer questions about dealing with family members who don't share your politics, apartment...
Published 11/17/20
This past week has felt like a MONTH, excuse me. We couldn't be happier now, but we recorded this episode the day before the race was called. We were feeling good, but still on pins and needles. What better way to pass the time as we awaited results in The Carriage House than with our very special guest, author, journalist, activist, and internationally renowned columnist Dan Savage! Dan, no stranger to giving advice, of course, helped us answer questions about age differences in...
Published 11/10/20