17 episodes

Adulting

WNYC Radio Comedy
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For the season finale, Jordan and Michelle sit down with Irish comedian Aisling Bea, the creator and star of the new Hulu series This Way Up, and talk about what it takes to make sad s**t into something funny. Then we go behind the scenes with DJ Donwill and producer Christian Banda as they tackle some of the toughest Adulting questions of the season. Plus, Jordan reveals the one question that he wants to ask his parents (and it’s gross). 

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While Michelle visits the Delta Sky Club, another family crashes Jordan’s family reunion and eats all the gumbo. Comedian Aparna Nancherla shares her life motto “Another day, another dread.” Transgender supermodel Geena Rocero learns how to speak her truth, and The Read’s Crissle West may not hug you, but she will share her weed. Plus: Jordan gets the one thing he’s always wanted in New York.

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Michelle accidentally stays at a plantation for her birthday. Oops! The Daily Show’s Jaboukie Young-White comes out to his parents on national television. And Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spills on her rebellious past. Plus, Jordan is shocked to learn something new about Michelle. 

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Feeling flirty? Michelle and Jordan are not having it. Plus, Joyelle Nicole Johnson explains why she had to break the law to go to school. Giulia Rozzi likes an expensive break-up. And Becky Veduccio shares both the heartbreak and joy on her journey to motherhood.  

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While Jordan was busy summering in Maine, Michelle got stuck in a New Orleans toilet. Who had a better vacation? You decide. Plus, The Daily Show’s Michael Kosta will eat just about anything. And Alternatino creator and star Arturo Castro on why salsa clubs make him feel inadequate. Plus, one man’s quest to turn Uber Pool into a dating app.

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This week, Jordan and Michelle are joined by the legendary Vanessa Williams. Yes, that Vanessa Williams - and she gives some adulting advice that will change your life forever. Plus, Comedy Knockout’s Damien Lemon finds out he’s married, Michelle gets high on mushrooms and sees Jesus, and Jordan goes on a nightmarish New York adventure. And advice on how to go on a coffee date without having to drop a deuce.

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This week, take a walk down memory lane to a time when Michelle sold zoot suits and Jordan used Civil War trivia as a pick-up line. Comedian Gina Yashere channels her inner James Bond. And Liza Treyger may just be the Lindsay Lohan of comedy. Plus, Michelle and Jordan tackle that age-old question: are you ever too old to Seamless a bagel when you’re hungover?

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Being a true adult means being a good community member. This week, while Jordan saves some trees, Michelle shares her one and only experience with communal living: a roommate who loved olive oil and left a mess. Comedian Kerry Coddett tries to end her dating dry spell. And talk show host Michelle Collins auditions for her dream role as Javert in Les Mis. 

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Join hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos as they navigate the rough waters of adulthood with the help of hilarious adult guests like Phoebe Robinson, Jim Gaffigan and Danielle Brooks. Taxes? Ew! Asking for a raise? Yuck! Killing a mouse? No thanks. Plus: answers to all your adulting questions.

Adulting is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.