Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend" Hits 1 MILLION Downloads


 Breakout Podcast “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” Hits 1 Million downloads; Announces Live Dates 




Los Angeles, California, May 8, 2012 -- “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” announced today it hit 1 million downloads since its premier Feb. 13. The first live show dates will be on May 24 at UCB LA (guest is Garfunkel & Oates) and on June 22 at NerdMelt. 

 The show, hosted by Alison Rosen (cohost and newsgirl on “The Adam Carolla Show”) is the second most downloaded podcast on the Ace Broadcasting Network behind The Adam Carolla Show which holds the Guinness World Record for most downloaded podcast in the world.

 "She learned from the best," jokes Adam Carolla, host of The Adam Carolla Show. "In all seriousness, Alison is that rare commodity: a skilled interviewer who's smart, funny and beautiful. And what's more, she's just a nice, sweet, good person. She blew away the competition for the newsgirl position on my show so I'm not surprised at all that her own podcast is so popular and audiences are relating to her. I'm immensely proud of her. She brings a unique voice to the Ace Broadcasting Network."

The weekly podcast features a lively mix of longform interviews and short segments such as "Just Me Or Everyone?" where listeners tweet odd things they do and Alison and her guest (along with tireless Producer Gary) determine whether this behavior is common or unique. Recent examples include never taking the first straw from a dispenser but instead pumping out a new one-- everyone does this; and worrying the wind will blow your ring off your finger if you hang your hand out the car window while driving-- just you. Rosen tends to drive the discussion toward relationships and relationship history/patterns, with notable exceptions (a recent episode with bestselling author and Food Network show host Lisa Lillien focused on food and diet and, improbably, Rosen's mixed feelings about escalators). Recent guests have included Fred Armisen, Doug Benson, Marc Maron, musician Matt Nathanson, Pete Holmes, Riki Lindhome, James Gunn, Dana Gould and author A.J. Jacobs among others. Upcoming guests include YouTuber Shane Dawson, writer Joel Stein and comedian Janet Varney. 

"Alison Rosen is your New Best Friend” live show podcasts are the next great extension of the live podcast success of the Adam Carolla Show and we are very excited to offer Alison's fans the opportunity to attend her live shows at great venues nationwide," says Mike August, Adam Carolla Show Talent Executive.

"Wizzard Media would like to congratulate Alison Rosen for reaching the 1 Million Download mark in just 3 months,” says Rob Walch, VP Podcaster Relations of Wizzard Media/Libsyn. “This level of downloads in such a short period of time places her show - Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend - in very exclusive company and shows a great deal of audience approval of the excellent content she is producing.  Wizzard Media is very proud to host Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend  and again we offer our congratulations to Alison on reaching this milestone.”

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend is available on iTunes, on the Adam Carolla app and at AlisonRosen.com. For show info go to AlisonRosen.com
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About Alison Rosen 
An established journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, The NY Post, Page Six Magazine, Vibe, Spin, Maxim, The Village Voice, People, Seventeen, Yahoo and Elle and a go-to TV guest commentator, Alison Rosen has a quick wit, sharp tongue and a keen sense of pop culture, news and humor.
Alison began her career as a professional journalist early – scoring a contributing writer byline for the
Los Angeles Times while still in high school in California. A prodigious writer and guitarist in a punk
rock band, Alison worked at the OC Weekly in Orange County as a music writer and then as Features
Editor before moving to New York and helming the “Hot Seat” section of Time Out New York where she
worked from 2005 to 2008.
Alison has also carved a niche for herself as a pretty, witty and slightly devilish TV writer and guest,
appearing regularly on the late-night gab-fest “Red Eye” on Fox News Channel, where she has also
helped to develop the show’s distinctive double entendre guest introductions.
Previously, Alison’s weekly segment “Best Bets” ran on New York’s WNBC-TV from 2005
to 2008, where she highlighted and discussed events going on in the city. She has appeared on
A&E’s “Biography,” “The Montel Williams Show,” “Hannity & Colmes,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” Fox &
Friends,” Fox 5’s “Good Day New York,” the CW 11 “Morning News,” the CBS 2 News “This Morning”
and hosted numerous “Time Out On Demand” segments. In addition to “Red Eye”, Alison can most
recently be seen on E!’s “Super Epic TV Moments” E!’s “True Hollywood Story”, TV Guide Channel
and “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN.
In late 2008 she performed stand up at Gotham Comedy Club and won the title “New York’s Funniest
Reporter.”
Since January, 2011 she has been Adam Carolla’s news girl and cohost of The Adam Carolla Show, the
#1 most downloaded podcast in the world. And in early 2012, Alison launched her own podcast, Alison
Rosen is Your New Best Friend, to which her massive fanbase quickly followed. The show was #1 on the
iTunes overall chart and #1 on the iTunes comedy chart in its first week, holding the top spots through
week three and continuing to grow. Her guests have included Marc Maron, Fred Armison and Doug
Benson, to name a few.
Alison currently resides in Los Angeles where she’s sure there’s a perfect neighborhood to live in, if only
she could just find it.
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