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#9 - Naturally our moms go together: The Mother's Day special!

Finally fufiling a dream of ours, we get our moms together. Kelly and I are friends, and we're friends with our moms, so we wanted to see if our moms could be friends! Join us on a very special Mother's Day adventure, including bear encounters, and cats wearing solar panels! Please subscribe to us, whether on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Google Play... really anywhere you like. And we'd love to hear from you--leave a compliment, won't you? You can also write in your own compliment,...


#8 - We are crushin' on Kitty Lindsay!

It's episode 8, the final episode of our first season of Complimentary! The Podcast! We're going to take a short break, but we'll be back before you know it. In the meantime, we hope you'll share our show with a friend or two. Maybe over a bowl of steel cut oats? On a seaworthy raft made of milk cartons...? As a writer, theatre maker, and feminist, Kitty Lindsay is committed to creating opportunities for women and girls to share their stories. A Ms. blogger and regular weekend...


#7 - Cat Durickas and Miki Yamashita are the cat's meow!

Join us on a wonderful daydream about cats, libraries, opera singers, comedians, and disco floors on the ocean. This week's complimentary features another purr-fect pairing of two guests: Catherine Durickas and Miki Yamashita. Catherine Durickas is a writer, actor, and improviser. She performs with a sketch team at the Pack Theater, and they also have a YouTube channel of their work. This summer she will be backpacking across Europe. Cat is a cat person: she's always fostering kittens...


#6 - Jessie Evans has delectable taste!

Prepare your taste buds, because this week we speak with actor and food enthusaist Jessie Evans! Jessie's passion for food led her to start her own food blog/vlog "Jessie Eats." She's a food lover who shares her adventures in eating! Instagram: @Jessie_Eats Watch "Jessie Eats": or on Please subscribe to us, whether on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Google Play... really anywhere you like. And we'd love to hear from you--leave a compliment,...


#5 - Cory Rouse builds amazing stories!

Hold on to your churros and Mouse Ears folks--this week we have an honest-to-goodness Imagineer on Complimentary! If you aren't familiar with the term, it's the official title of people who use their imaginations to design new attractions in Disney theme parks. YESSSS!!!! Cory Rouse is an award winning Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering where his focus is using cutting edge technology mixed with Improv techniques to bring new, fantastic experiences to life. His design...


#5.1 - Cory Rouse EXTRA STUFF!

We had such a great time talking with Cory, that we had to make a bonus track! In it we delve into a Harry Potter debate, and we also play a fun game. More Cory Rouse (@CoryRouse), more Kelly Lohman, more Amanda Troop. More fun! Please subscribe to us, whether on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Google Play... really anywhere you like. And we'd love to hear from you--leave a compliment, won't you? You can also write in your own compliment, complement, or complimentary idea at...


#4 - Brandon Jones has a virtually boundless imagination!

Close your eyes and throw your imagination into gear: you're about to be immersed in compliments and complements! From that perfect fall afternoon, to what to pair at California Adventure, episode 4 is a delight to the senses. Brandon Jones is this week's guest. He's the co-founder of, and now a founder of, which is a video game media YouTube and streaming entertainment company. You can see them on streaming live all week long,...


#3 - Cats grok quality: Emily Schwartz and Ahsan Butt are excellent together!

This week we pair in the best way: two people we admire and think would like each other! Ahsan Butt is a writer, whose short fiction and essays have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Pacifica Literary Review, The Offing, The James Franco Review, and more. He loves to read and finds writing mostly excruciating. His interests are confusingly scattered and if looked at closely, may reveal some pattern he's not yet ready to see. Among his favorites: author interviews, essays on Twin...


#2 - Laura Nickerson goes really well with pajamas!

Yay! It's episode 2 of "Complimentary! The Podcast!" This week we go on a trek into the mountains, while eating perfectly cooked soft-boiled eggs and asapargus. We also talk to Laura Nickerson; she is a TV and radio personality known in the Mom space as The MomBuster. You can see her new show "Mom Vs. Player" on the Kyoot YouTube Channel, created with America's Funniest Home Videos. Find her at @the_mombuster on Instagram and The MomBuster on Facebook. She has 2 kids, 1 husband, and 0...


#1 - Kelly Holden Bashar is super duper!

In episode 1 of "Complimentary! The Podcast!" it's a plethora of positivity as we talk about pairing shortbread with tea, fantastic free yoga, Reese Witherspoon's third leg, plus we compliment wonderful actor and improviser, Kelly Holden Bashar (Fargo, 2 Broke Girls, Parks and Recreation, Speechless). We really like Kelly--she's super duper! Find her on Twitter and Instagram: @kellybashar We're excited to announce that we're on ALL (or maybe most) of the places you like to listen to...


A Complimentary Idea

"Complimentary! The Podcast!" is based on a two person improv show featuring Kelly Lohman and Amanda Troop, in which they compliment each other into extremely weird, but somehow uplifting scenarios. In the podcast, we'll be complimenting not only each other, but also things and people in the world, a variety of guests, and also suggesting pairings that we hope will delight you. And maybe some free stuff along the way as well. Complimentary, complementary, complimentary! We're excited to...