Is Allison driving people away?? (Again?!) The duo then try to help a listener who HATES to exercise even though it's been so helpful for their mental health. Robert Hartwell then joins to talk about his years as a Broadway performer, how you keep the same show fresh and the inner workings of one of the most magical industries in the world. And finally, the Overton Window. What is...
Our guest had a power outage! So you know what that means: A TALKING EPISODE! Allison gets to share her FULL engagement story for the first time! (1000/10 proposal! Very good job, John!) Gaby, Allison and Melisa then address a listener who doesn't know how to handle people not liking them. (Gaby can relate!) We wrap it all up with a rousing game of hypotheticals! Turns out, being a parent is tricky!
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tw: drowning, child abuse
Allison relives medical trauma regarding her knee while Gaby inquires as to what AV and JV means in Allison's relationship with her fiance John. A listener then writes into the show about her AMAB (assigned male at birth) partner wanting to wear women's clothes and how his gender identity is affecting her attraction to him. Next, puppeteer David Bizzaro joins the podcast to talk about the wild world of puppeteering, how to build a grounded and iconic puppet...
Huge reveal to start: Allison looks cute in a hat and Gaby owns a hat they never wear. The duo then address a listener who is afraid they are too emotionally dependent on their long distance partner. They're then joined by Kelli Richardson Lawson to talk about her SonRise Project which provides resources for parents of children who are struggling with mental wellness. She shares...
tw: abuse, sexual abuse, medical abuse
First up, Allison learns that way more people listen to this podcast than she thought! What great news for her! Next, a listener writes in needing advice about dating when penetration has been historically painful. Is it possible to date without knowing if sex is on the table? The duo is then joined by Dr. Lily Kay Ross and Dave Nickels of...
Gaby is stressed and Allison is doing pilates! They then address a question from a listener about how to know when you are ready to purchase a house with a partner. Writer and illustrator Florence Given joins the chat to talk about her book, Women Don't Owe You Pretty, and why feminism can be a hard topic to productively talk about. The male gaze, internalized misogyny and the...
Gaby spins a rollercoaster of a tale of how they and their partner found themselves on a stranger's yacht during a funeral that they were assured wasn't a funeral. Then, Allison and Gaby answer a listener's question about if they have to come out as asexual to everyone and why the queer community feels entitled to people's sex life details. Next, Claire and Emma from Love To See It...
In a moving tribute, Gaby talks about their beloved uncle who passed away last week. The duo then answer a listener's question on whether the listener should ask for more in a situationship. (You don't ask! You don't get!) Ella Hart, digital producer and our old coworker from Buzzfeed, joins to spill all the tea about the mental health struggles that come with sharing your life...
Allison has trouble navigating her way...to the bagel shop. The duo then address a somewhat triggering question about sharing your feelings for a coworker despite being a polyamorous relationship that doesn't (yet) allow the listener to hook up with cis men. Clinical psychologist Dr. Monica Vermani joins to talk about finding balance, combating negative thinking and her own...
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Gaby starts off by questioning their therapist's professionalism. What is and isn't allowed?? The duo then address a listener who worried their lack of romantic experience means they are doomed or broken. Podcaster Mitra Kaboli joins the chat to talk about spending a summer in Provincetown and what it taught her about queer community, queer hierarchies and her own needs. And...
Gaby starts off by defending why it's okay that they don't respect their partner's boundaries. (Spoiler: it's not!) The duo then address a trans listener who isn't sure how to dress appropriately for their friend's wedding given their gendered instructions. Arachnologist, Catherine Scott, joins the chat to blow our mind about all things spiders! Did you know they can talk to each other through...
tw: in IQ, discussion of cheating, attempted sexual assault
Gaby is back in LA and reminiscing about their road trip to Allison's DREAM destination. The duo then address a listener who feels uncomfortable because their friends keep cheating on their significant others in front of her. Therapist Britt Frank joins the chat to talk about her balanced approach to mental health, the...
Allison's new hair color sparks a surprising confession from Gaby. They then address a listener who hates their friend's boyfriend and doesn't know if they should say anything. (Relatable!) During this convo, a past incident comes up that DERAILS the podcast and is very much worth listening to even though Allison is mortified. (Gaby's fiance Mal joins the confrontation. Oh boy.)...
Gaby is six months sober! And Allison doesn't want to drink a mushroom! After these equally huge announcements, the duo answer a listener's question about what to do when her boyfriend wants the room hot, and she wants it cold. How do they sleep?! Plus what is fox fur? Next, they're joined by friendship coach Danielle Bayard Jackson who discusses navigating conflict in adult...
TW: In Topix, some slurs for gay people, disabled people, little people, and others are discussed
First, Allison tries to explain to a newly engaged Gaby why marriages can bring out a lot of emotions and complicated family dynamics. (Gaby remains confused.) The duo then address a listener's question about potentially leaving a hard job behind for a lower salary but a happier...
The duo comes out of the gate with some strong points on nihilism and the purpose of life. (NBD!) They then attempt to answer a listener who wonders if she needs to "be alone" in order to have a healthy relationship in the future. Armand King joins the conversation to talk about his work helping kids avoid going down bad paths by pulling from his own experience. What did he wish he...
Gaby is engaged!!! Allison and Gaby are sad to not be in person for this monumental moment! But they carry on with gossiping about their families anyway. A listener asks a question about being uncomfortable networking post-college. Allison tells a wild story about working for a man who was in the Swedish mafia. The duo talk about running yourself ragged to meet the right people and...
The duo is LOOPY in the intro. Allison drinks blood. The anti-depressant pills are too big to swallow. And Mafioso names are discussed. Allison and Gaby eventually get it together to answer a listener's question about how to deal with a friend who won't accept help despite being in a bad situation. ADHD comedian Blaire Postman then joins the pod for a hilarious and insightful...
First, Gaby and Allison discuss the state of their texting friendship. Then, they answer a listener's question about morality OCD and worrying about being a "good" person adhering to all of their morals all the time. Next, C**t Talk host and sex educator Katie Roberts joins the show to talk about her journey of sexual repression to focusing on her pleasure and increasing her...
How do we get people to watch the full length YouTube videos?? Is it an earwax candle?? Should they each do one on camera? We'll try almost anything! First, Allison and Gaby discuss a listener who writes in upset that they still check their ex's social media daily, even though they're not still in love with him. What gives? Then, they're joined by author Dr. Simran Jeet Singh to...
First, Allison shares her new diagnosis of SIBO, which has brought her so much relief (and many antibiotics!). The duo then answer a listener's question about how to handle her brother not wanting her to be as involved in his life as she wants to be. Next, facial equality activist Phyllida Swift joins to talk about her experiences with facial scarring, her fascinating advocacy work...
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Gaby and Allison are BIG MAD about Roe v. Wade being overturned. But they get it together enough to address a listener who wants to feel more comfortable taking up space in her friendships. They then interview Gayla Turner about her new book which uncovers the secret queer life of her grandma in the '20s! And finally, the January 6th Hearings. Do they matter? And if so,...