Dear Albie

By Albie and Chris Manzo

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Albie and Chris Manzo have a new advice show. Kind of. They at least have this: Chris digs up old advice column questions that they try to answer. More often than not, it goes off the rails and becomes tips on how to greet naked aliens when a question was about table etiquette. Join Albie and Chris -- along with a rotating cast of friends and family members -- as they dispense advice you may not even know you needed.

Episode Date
Episode 31: The Lauren Show

You've been asking for it since we started. And here it is. 


Jun 19, 2019
Episode 30: "They will stomp on your head"

We are back with Don and we cover everything from: Is Markie carrying her weight in Albie's Instagram videos? Listeners take over the podcast reviews. How did Caroline and Dolores Catania meet? Some behind the scenes talk from RHONJ. Jaqueline's epic texts when the show was airing. Greg has demands for his podcast appearance. What did Albie mean when he said dating should be like sports? Mailbag & more! Write in:

Jun 12, 2019
Episode 29: Mailbag with the Don!

Albie and the Don discuss Greg Bennett's engagement, his bachelor party, life in the public eye, breaking up with a guy whose family you really like, can you be friends with your exes?, why Albie hates birthdays, and more!

Be part of the next mailbag:

Jun 05, 2019
Episode 28: Albie, Caroline, and Chris review Chris' 30th birthday party

Al, Caroline, and Chris are live (kind of) from the basement two days after Chris' big 30th birthday party at the Brownstone. Which special guests showed up? Is Rich Wakile hairy? And what were the highlights of the night? Plus, we open up the Dear Albie mailbag and opine on a 26-year-old virgin. Write in with your advice questions!

May 29, 2019
Episode 27: Dad Makes His Debut

Dad makes his debut & it's giving The Don anxiety. We get into mom's mind games at the beginning of their relationship. Brownstone stories. In-laws gifting lingerie as a wedding gift. Was housewives a waste of time? And more! Send in your Dear Albie questions and be part of the show!!

May 23, 2019
Episode 26: A Very Special Mailbag Episode With Mom!

We have an all-mailbag episode with the Don! What was the finale of each RHONJ season like for Caroline and Albie as they waited for unpredictable things to happen to them? Who is "Fal"? What's "Watch What Happens Live" like? Which of Albie's exes does mom like best? And more!

Get in the next mailbag!! And let Albie know what a good job he did as a sound engineer for this show!

May 17, 2019
Episode 25: Sex, Sex, Sex!!

Alex (instagram: mother.ofvegans) is back!... and we have a lot of questions about sex -- including 1970s role playing, dating someone much younger (or older), washing a box full of sex toys, Alex and Albie's birthday plans, and more. Send in your questions: and be part of the show!

May 01, 2019
Episode 24: "Someone's Getting Engaged!"

Mom is back after the insane Ep. 23, and we're now looking at old Dear Abby and Miss Manners questions on marriage, wedding etiquette, and engagement with our resident diamond expert, Chuck Adanalian from Adamine Group. How did Al and Caroline get engaged? What is a "four flusher"? Stalking vs romantic gestures with an Uber driver. And Chuck gives insider tips on rings and diamonds! Write in! and be sure to subscribe!

Apr 12, 2019
Episode 23: The Don Drops Bombs

We invited mom back on the show...and wowweee. She reveals Real Housewives of New Jersey news and major personal news. What more do you need? Listen now! Subscribe! And write to us: 

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 22: "Chris Manzo Ate"

We're back from vacation! And joined at Chris' restaurant by personal jeweler Chuck Adanalian. Albie got a tattoo! Do you leave tips for pickup orders? Is the grocery store on Sunday a great place to meet women? Softball team drama! Is Roomba etiquette a thing? Mom calls in! Chuck gives tips on buying engagement rings and talks about the diamond mines he works in. Send in your questions: and subscribe to not miss a show (we have a BIG one coming)

Mar 27, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: "The Daily Dish"

As their vacation draws to a close, Albie and Chris stopped by Bravo’s HQ to talk to the hosts of "The Daily Dish" about all things Real Housewives, Bravo, their lives, and Dear Albie. They even brought some Dear Albie questions with them. 

They were kind enough to float us a copy of the show to post here. We'll be back next week with a full slate of shows, new exciting guets, an argument about whether we should have sponsors, possibly a Lauren appearance, and so much more. We're refreshed and have a lot of new insane questions, too. 

And you can tweet/tag/DM The Daily Dish on Twitter and Instagram @BravoTV using #BravoDailyDish. You can find Megan @megsegura and Erik @erikjmac. And keep sending in emails to

Mar 20, 2019
Episode 21: "Dear Albie is filmed before a live studio audience"

We're LIVE(ish) from 10th Street Pasta and Pizza in Hoboken and it's our longest Dear Albie ever. We've invited some friends to come listen, ask their own questions, and be part of the show. And we're talking everything from dating apps to guys who lie about their height to the best drinks to throw at an ex in a bar. PLUS, is ghosting a thing? Is "saddled" a real word? How long does it take Chris to make drinks? And we unleash Lily on the world. Subscribe, rate, and send in your own questions:

Feb 27, 2019
Episode 20: "I need a drink"

Albie and Chris are live from 10th Street Pasta & Pizza with special guest Hannah Taub from TalkDirty2YourFood, and we're talking all things drinking -- from drunk texting exes (and why we do it) to Albie's Fritos "chaser" experience. PLUS, a couple classic Dear Abbys, the mailbag questions are on fire, a torrid affair with a chubby brother-in-law, and the time Albie passed out during a lightning storm periscope. Make sure you subscribe! And send in your questions to

Feb 20, 2019
Episode 19: Our Valentine's Day Special

Happy Valentine's Day! Teagan Presley and Sean are back! Albie shares a romantic story he painted a wall, Chris sets the record straight on Manzo children not working, Albie thinks he can name all the states on a map, and Chris gives everyone homework. Write in with your questions:!

Feb 13, 2019
Episode 18: "Dear Teagan"

Albie and Chris welcome Teagan Presley (and her husband Sean) as they open up the mailbag and answer listener questions. We talk hidden cameras, fingers in butts, Chris' wedding hashtagging skills, the weirdest poop story you'll ever hear, how adult film stars handle fame, how Greg Bennett is doing, and much, much more. Write in with your own questions!:  

Feb 06, 2019
Episode 17: "Dear Caroline"

Caroline is back and she's answering any and all questions you have for her. Will she ever go back to Real Housewives? Who is Markie's favorite? Who gets married first, Chris or Albie? How do you raise a teenager? How was she cast in Real Housewives? And more! Send in your questions for a future episode to and subscribe to never miss a show!

Jan 30, 2019
Episode 16: "My husband thinks it's super"

We've dug up new old advice questions...and oh man. OH MAN. You'll never forget the line, "my husband thinks it's super." Plus, a special behind-the-scenes bonus commentary from Chris, we open the mailbag and set a new bar for listener questions, what do you do when a guy asks to trade drugs for sex?, and so much more. 

Jan 23, 2019
Episode 15: "Better Late Than Never"

Chris is running late for the show, so Albie starts it without him and dives into some classic advice questions on...tardiness. Plus, Albie shares a crazy story about his first time trying weed in Colorado, which includes teleportation, Jurassic Park, room service, and a hotel roof.

Joined by food truck extraordinaire Hoda (founder of Molly's Milk Truck), we tackle everything from sexless relationships to how Chris is going to spend all his Venmo money. 

Send in your questions to and you could have your question answered by Albie and Chris!

Jan 16, 2019
Episode 14: Mom is back for mailbag! We talk Markie, the Wakiles, Manzo'd insight, and more!

Albie welcomes back his mom, Caroline, and we open up the mailbag with topics including their relationship with Markie, some Manzo'd insider insight, the time Albie was kicked in the head at Cirque du Soleil, which Housewife Caroline would start a business with, some love for the Wakile family, modern parenting, dating women with kids, and more!

Jan 09, 2019
Episode 13: Mailbag! Albie's Instagram, Chris' Cajun voice requests, the ham game, RHONJ relationships, and more

We're going back to the mailbag and answering listener questions, which gets us topics like:

-Albie's emo song lyric Instagram captions and overdoing Markie photos

-Chris gets two separate Cajun accent requests

-we reveal a pretty big Ham Game secret

-we answer a question about the relationships on RHONJ

-Australian toilets vs. American toilets

...and more!

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Dec 12, 2018
Episode 12: Catfish update, dating fans, "Colyn" and a toy drive!

We have a catfish update! She mayyy have shown up to Chris' restaurant last week...we're not sure. But Albie has been in contact, and there will be a podcast appearance soon. 

Plus, how do Albie and Chris react to a listener mail question about dating fans of the Real Housewives? Would they date a divorcee?

How do you pronounce the name "Colyn"?

AND we got listener mail about prison pen pal relationships so we dug up some old Dear Abby columns dealing with the subject. 


Dec 05, 2018
Episode 11: Albie gets catfished

Albie calls an emergency podcast session with Chirs and Alex (mother.ofvegans on Instagram), because he was catfished and doesn't know what to do. Should he cut off all communication? Should we invite her over to Chris' apartment and have her on the show?

Albie goes over, in detail, how the catfishing happened and how he figured out not only that he was being scammed, but how. 

As a bonus, Albie reveals a tip he learned from Chris on how to find out who owns that mystery number texting you, without having to pull the "new phone, who's this?" line. 

Nov 28, 2018
Episode 10: Our Thanksgiving Special

Albie and Chris are celebrating Thanksgiving, and we've invited Alex Lafata back for the fun!

In this episode, we tackle family feuds at Thanksgiving, Albie has brought way too many women home to meet his mom, Alex's planned slaughterhouse protest at 7am on Thanksgiving, what does it take to get Al and Chris out of bed early?, nasty mother-in-laws on Thanksgiving, Thanksgivings at the Brownstone, and how do you pronounce "ogle"?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! We'd love if you'd subscribe and rate the podcast... and you know we hate asking this!

Nov 21, 2018
Episode 9: The All-Housewives Special

You've asked and we're doing it -- an all Housewives special!

Albie and Chris talk about the Joe Giudice situation, they share some production secrets (like when are confessionals filmed), they answer a mailbag question about their Millionaire Matchmaker experience, and another about Albie's shirtless photos and abs.

Plus, have they been asked to come back? Would Chris trade anything for his experience on the show? And more!

Send in your questions for future mailbags at and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a show!

Nov 14, 2018
Episode 8: Albie's not into blondes, Chris wants to quit, what's a structured settlement?

Chris and Albie are back in Hoboken at Chris' makeshift podcast studio in his living room, and this has pushed Chris to the edge. He threatens to quit once again. 


-Does Albie hate blondes?

-Chris inadvertently invents political debates

-We answer a Dear Abby question about concert ticket etiquette

-And we tease a Housewives episode coming up!


Nov 07, 2018
Episode 7: Caroline returns and we answer listener emails!

Mom (Caroline) returns to the show! ...and we tiptoe the fine line between chaos and advice. Special episode from our new studio at Chris' apartment (excuse the audio blips), which was rearranged with mom's touch minutes before we went live. 

In this episode:

-We do the "email and subscribe" plug with much more fervor and passion thanks to some coaching from mom.

-Caroline stops the show to point out how comfortable she is on Chris' couch.

-Chris, Albie, and Caroline talk about growing up with learning disabilities. 

-We answer a listener email about disinviting family to a wedding.

-Albie reveals just how small he wants his wedding to be.

-We try to help "Meghan" figure out what to do about a torrid affair between married people and how to move on from it.

-Can you use "carrot" creatively in a review?

...and more!


Oct 30, 2018
Episode 6: Mailbag! Movies to make love to, Housewives, aliens, and more

We're opening up the mailbag with Alex Lafata (@alex.lafata) and former NFL linebacker Markus Kuhn. In this episode, we're answering all kinds of mailbag questions, including:

-Does Albie believe in aliens?

-What color is lemon line Gatorade?

-WHo shaves where and what?

-Did Albie and Chris ever eat off someone else's half-finished plate at the Brownstone?

-Albie claims a robin is his favorite bird and Chris doesn't believe he's ever seen one

-Alex has a peacock obsession...but why?

-A bunch of Housewives questions

-The time Albie and Chris were attacked by monkeys at Six Flags

-What are the best movies to have sex to?


Albie and Chris are re-joined by Alex Lafata (@alex.lafata) and former New York Giant Markus Kuhn. In this episode:

Oct 08, 2018
Episode 5: Albie talks about the law school episode, we debate couples showering, and sex quotas

Lillian is back! And Albie and Chris have a new set of questions, including:

-How much sex is too much?

-Should a husband set a minimum of lovemaking sessions each year?

-"Poke and a snore"

-Husbands blocking all the hot water when showering together

-Albie doesn't know what "Falcon Crest" is

-Couples baths vs. couples showers

-Do women pee on public toilet seats?

-Being duped into thinking a formal high society affair is a costume party

-Albie addresses getting thrown out of law school while on TV


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Sep 14, 2018
Episode 4: Albie doesn't Tinder, boobs and penises, and worrying moms

Albie and Chris are re-joined by Alex Lafata (@alex.lafata) and former NFL player Markus Kuhn. In this episode:

-Moms who don't want their teenage sons dating loose women

-The birds and the bees – and seeing penises in showers

-What does Albie think of dating apps? And why didn't he use one when he was on TV?

-A throwback question involving modems, computer bulletin boards, and a cheating wife

-Shaving armpit and leg hair

-Why is there resistance to women going topless?


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Sep 14, 2018
Episode 3: Special guest: Caroline Manzo...probably for the last time!

Albie and Chris are joined by "Life Coach Mike" Reddin and their mother, Caroline. In this episode:

-Albie and Chris uncomfortably talk about birth control with mom in the room

-Albie and Chris uncomfortably talk about sleeping in the nude with mom in the room

-Albie and Chris REALLY uncomfortably talk about preparing breakfast in the nude with mom in the room

-"Naked breakfast is not what makes marriages last"

-Albie and Chris hear some unsettling details about their father

-How much should you fart in front of your significant other?


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Sep 14, 2018
Episode 2: Love, marriage, and Lillian's crazy high school story

Albie and Chris are joined by actor/comedian Lillian Thakuria (@lilythakuria). In this episode:

-Should your neighbors say something if your spouse is cheating on you?

-If you're 30, is dating an 18-year-old too young?

-Lillian shares a crazy story about her high school boyfriend dumping her for his 32-year-old grocery store boss

-You're tired from working all day -- are you a jerk if you don't want to make sweet love?

-The origins of oral sex

-Albie and Chis are asked to rank the top three hottest current Real Housewives

-How fake is reality TV?

-Did Albie and Chris like their Housewives experience?

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Sep 14, 2018
Episode 1: Welcome to "Dear Albie"

Albie and Chris are joined by Alex LaFata (@alex.lafata) and former New York Giant Markus Kuhn. In this episode:

-Walter Cronkite's trolls

-Striking department store customers with corsets

-How does Alex deal with creepy bar patrons?

-Who should the guys cosplay as?

-Which way should toilet paper hang – over or under?  

-The weird thing The Real Housewives producers use condoms for

-Do real men sleep on the bed side closer to the door?

-Is biting during sex weird?


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Sep 14, 2018