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Each week on The Absolute Worst Podcast, Dana Powell (Successful Comedian/Actor/Writer, Adequate Mom) and Alison Royer (Fledgling Comedian/Actor/Writer, Terrible Wife) seek and give free therapy by telling you their problems, asking you to tell them your problems, and then they just pray to God that any of it works out. They're basically the opposite of Oprah.

Each week on The Absolute Worst Podcast, Dana Powell (Successful Comedian/Actor/Writer, Adequate Mom) and Alison Royer (Fledgling Comedian/Actor/Writer, Terrible Wife) seek and give free therapy by telling you their problems, asking you to tell them your problems, and then they just pray to God that any of it works out. They're basically the opposite of Oprah.
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Each week on The Absolute Worst Podcast, Dana Powell (Successful Comedian/Actor/Writer, Adequate Mom) and Alison Royer (Fledgling Comedian/Actor/Writer, Terrible Wife) seek and give free therapy by telling you their problems, asking you to tell them your problems, and then they just pray to God that any of it works out. They're basically the opposite of Oprah.




Episode 67: Belly Button Fishing

We start the Absolute Feedback section with an email from a new listener who has joined us on our emotional rollercoaster. Buckle up, bitch! We also hear from an overthinking mama and a woman who diagnoses Alison with Empathy Deficiency. The feedback continues when we hear back from a woman who previously wrote in about all the drifters in her home and then another listener reveals that her running game has been ruined by Dana’s sex life. During the Absolute Worst Therapy section, we try to...


Episode 66: Unsolicited Advice & Sexting

In Episode 66, we have a literal breakthrough while living vicariously through one of our favorite listeners, “Desperately Seeking Dick.” We’re so happy for you!!! We also hear from an actual licensed professional therapist who’s responsible for most of Alison’s food porn obsessions. And we get to hear back from the woman whose story about her brother’s battle with mental illness has garnered tons of feedback. Afterwards, we hear from our “bored” listener and she essentially takes back...


Episode 65: Anxiety, Depression, and a Buttwiper

EPISODE 65 – ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND A BUTTWIPER In Episode 65, we address a lot of the emails we’ve received regarding anxiety and depression. We start with some feedback from Alison’s boyfriend, Republican Rob. We also hear from Dana’s best friend and an amazing powerhouse mother of three. In response to the Irish mom from Episode 53, another listener suggests the FB group Grown and Flown Parents, a community for parents of 15-25 year olds. We end the feedback section with a powerful...


Episode 64: Murderers & Shitty Sisters

OMG we got gifts!!! Thank you to Sweet & Salty Stiches for our incredible embroidered wall hangings! Go get your own on https://www.facebook.com/sweetandsaltystitch/ and be sure to follow her on Instagram @sweetsaltystiches. We start by reading some listener feedback and no big deal but we have a brand new Bolivian friend! We also continue to bring people together by facilitating a conversation between “Ugh” and “3am.” And obvs the bra recommendations keep rolling in! We also hear from a...


Episode 63: Richie Moriarty

Our guest this week is Richie Moriarty. Richie is something called a, “working actor.” You can check him out on his website: https://www.richiemoriarty.com/. Since Richie is an OG listener, we kick things off with some listener feedback. As usual, we got some feedback regarding Episode 45’s problem about whether or not to reach out to one’s secret sibling. AWP Listener, Half Brother, thinks you should go for it! Staying on the theme of brothers, another listener writes in response to...


Different Strokes for Different Folks

EPISODE 62 – DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS SO MUCH IS HAPPENING! We have a new website (https://www.absoluteworstpodcast.com/), Sarah has a new microphone and AWP has stickers!!! We start Episode 62 with a birthday message to an anonymous listener who is going through a lot. You can see the full message on our Instagram! We kick off the Absolute Worst Feedback section with an email from Alison’s former boss who is still telling her what to do. We then get the 500th email asking why...


Episode 61: Homophobia & Daddy Issues

During the Absolute Worst Feedback section of Episode 61, we hear from a woman who is proud to call herself our stalker! Keep up the good work, sister! We also meet a hairy babe and a woman who wants to offer her condolences to another listener who got some gel stuck in the wrong hallway. We then get additional bra suggestions and in our biggest moment of glory to date, we help a woman orgasm…literally. During the Absolute Worst Therapy section we try to help a listener combat bigotry....


Episode 60: Why Not Me?

Immediately prior to Episode 60, Dana Tommy-boyed a stranger’s car, left a note, and we then fled the scene. We’re clearly great examples of strong, capable women who should be helping you with your problems! During the feedback section we get even more responses re Canadian milkbags, central vacs, and wanting to know if we have long-lost relatives. Despite an overwhelming lack of evidence that we’re not qualified, we then answer some listener questions during our Absolute Worst Therapy...


Episode 59: Fortune Feimster

This week’s guest is Fortune Feimster! You may recognize Fortune from Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately, and The Mindy Project. She is also a hilarious stand-up! Check out her website for tour dates! http://www.fortunefeimster.com/ In Episode 59 we discuss being a failure, coming out, and CraigsList murders. During the Absolute Worst Therapy section, we try to figure out the best way to ditch a family member. We also discuss lust versus love and try to determine if it’s ok for our...


Episode 58: Water Skiing & White Weddings

In Episode 58, Alison and Dana continue with their attempts to solve the world’s problems despite their own inabilities to successfully take a pregnancy test and/or not gnaw through a mouthguard. We kick off this episode with a throwback to Alison’s pooslution that involves a driver’s seat with a toilet on it. #brilliant. We also hear from a woman whose life we changed? We then get a suggestion about how to keep our tits out of our laps and then another listener demands that we break her...


Episode 57: Absolute Yoursts (Part II)

Episode 57 is entirely dedicated to Absolute Yoursts and we being by discussing Alison’s inability to send appropriate gifts. We then hear back from a woman who thought she was in love but turns out she narrowly avoided death. We also hear from several people who, like Dana, have puking problems and then we realize we ruined some nice woman’s vacation. Halfway through the episode we meet an incredible woman whose drinking is spiraling out of control…but in like a fun way. This is followed...


Episode 56: A Pulley System Of Gratitude

We begin Episode 56 by attempting to be kind to one another by showing our gratitude. We also hear back from a listener who is making her dreams come true! She had a deep desire to start a dog rescue and NOW SHE’S DOING IT! Find out more about Scout’s Sanctuary here: https://www.facebook.com/scoutssanctuary/. She is looking for fosters in the bay area and in the central valley as well as anyone who is interested in donating land! Please reach out to her here: steph@haddadtraining.com....


Episode 55: Jillian Bell

This week our guest is Jillian Bell! You may recognize Jillian from her role alongside Scarlett Johansson in Rough Night or Jonah Hill in 22 Jump Street or maybe you noticed her in Curb Your Enthusiasm or perhaps you remember when she was a writer on SNL. Most importantly, you may have heard of her company, Neon Witch which creates t-shirts for girls and guys who want to own their anxiety or depression. Go get a shirt at neonwitch.com and don’t forget to use your promo code (AWP20) to...


Episode 54: Absolute Worst Feedback (Part 1)

Episode 54 is entirely dedicated to listener feedback. We meet an Australian who finally got married, an OG listener who’s bored, and a woman who’s sick of everyone being objectified. We also celebrate other incredible women who are creating cool stuff. Be sure to check out Fat Girls Dance!!! Facebook: @fatgirlsdance Instagram: @fatgirlsdancemovement A year of dance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zJz-nKVhjdAgOUmWMYLJg, Podcast: https://thenakedpodcast.splashthat.com/ Then we meet a...


Episode 53: Periods, More Milk Bags, & a Scared Hippo

EPISODE 53 – PERIODS, MORE MILKBAGS AND A SCARED HIPPO Alison and Dana really feel like Oprah this week as they once again discuss their fancy Swedish Sudio headphones. They also offer everyone a 15% off promo code!!! (www.sudio.com Promo Code: ABSOLUTEWORST) During our feedback section, we meet a hateful listener who demands we free our intern, Sarah. NOT A CHANCE, WITCHWOMAN! We then receive a lot of accolades for removing a woman from her boyfriend’s asshole and are re-visited by the...


Episode 52: Attitudes and Platitudes

In Episode 52, Alison makes the huge announcement that she’s now a Twinkling Star! During the feedback section, we meet a listener who wants to hear more about our Absolute Yourst segment. We also meet a lovely woman who offers some heartfelt feedback and then slips in a period reference…RUDE! Then, as usual, one of our listeners does some vagina research that we’re too lazy to do. We also meet a man who sends some feedback but we’re mostly just obsessed with his email signature line. We...


Episode 51: Ryan Gaul

EPISODE 51 – RYAN GAUL This week’s guest is Ryan Gaul!!! Ryan can currently be seen on the new TBS show, The Last OG where he plays Tiffany Haddish’s husband! The Last OG is produced by Jordan Peele and stars Tracy Morgan. It is so funny, go watch it! Ryan helps us navigate some listener problems in Episode 51 and we begin by helping a listener determine whether or not she needs to tell on her co-worker. We also try to help a woman be more selfish and another woman remove a man from her...


Episode 50: Where is Scandinavia?

This week Alison seeks help and Dana rips on her for previously-chosen Halloween costumes. Seems reasonable. We start Episode 50 by reading some listener feedback and Dana gets real excited because she gets to meet one of her applebuddys. She also gets a suggestion of something that goes great with a Cunt Waffle pencil and then she gets to meet one of our male listeners! Our feedback section ends with another listener who is very upset about AWP’S previous guest Ben Jamison’s thoughts on...


Episode 49: Highs & Lows

Alison and Dana are depressed…obviously. They spend Episode 49 recounting some of their recent highs and lows. This ends with everyone receiving a 15% off promo code for some incredible Swedish headphones!!! (www.sudio.com Promo Code: ABSOLUTEWORST) To cheer ourselves up, we decide to read some listener feedback! One person says we’re helping and then several other listeners explain how we’ve inadvertently embarrassed them in social settings. SORRY! During the Absolute Worst Therapy...


Episode 48: Dave Razowsky

This week’s guest is improv guru, Dave Razowsky! Dave is an alumni of Second City Chicago where he performed with an all-star cast including Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris. He teaches and performs improv all over the world. You can follow his whereabouts and also hear his therapy-adjacent podcast, ADD Podcast, at his website, http://www.davidrazowsky.com/. In Dave’s episode we discuss making mistakes, being honest, and why we don’t like it when people yuck our yums. We also...