Ask Ronna

By Ask Ronna with Ronna (& Bryan)

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Absolutely Wonderful
 Apr 21, 2020
Ronna's no-nonsense, sometimes out-of-touch advice is none-the-less hilarious and expertly paired with Bryan Safi's goofy charm

Boverin
 Nov 6, 2019
finally, Ronna's wisdom returns.

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You have questions. I have answers.  (And so does Bryan.) A weekly podcast hosted by @RonnaGlickman and @BryanSafi. Every Tuesday, wherever you get your podcasts. Send us your questions at askronna@gmail.com 

Episode Date
A Message From Ronna & Bryan 💋💋
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Dears...we wanted to send a message from the heart. 

The Free Feed will resume next Tuesday, June 9th with a brand new episode. For our Patreon members, a new episode will post this Friday, as usual.  

With love.

Ronna & Bryan

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Jun 04, 2020
31 - When Your Neighbor's Wind Chimes Make You Go Animal with Ellie Kemper
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We've got a crazy catch-up in The Carriage House this week! It's the Red Hot Chili Peppers one minute, our favorite ice cream flavors the next, mixed in with hints about some very special upcoming events and all the "free feed" behavior you can handle. Then we welcome our guest, the lovely, the talented, the unbreakable Ellie Kemper! And we waste no time putting her to work in helping us answer some tough questions, including how to handle an office squatter and what to do when your neighbor's wind chimes make you go ANIMAL. Plus this week's giveaway is a Dash Mini Waffle Maker! As always, join us at patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday, and don't forget our new VIDEO podcast tier! $2 from every membership to the new tier in May will go to World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org).

May 26, 2020
30 - When Your Roomate Crawls Under Your Covers with Misha Collins
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Our guest in The Carriage House this week is none other than actor, philanthropist, and all around "angel" Misha Collins! After an update on Mr. Cleveland (who is absolutely desperate to see Ronna) and a lively debate on the low stakes of escape rooms, Ronna, Bryan, and Misha (from SUPERNATURAL on the CW) tackle a cornucopia of thorny issues, including dealing with your boyfriend's bratty roommate, teeth whitening during quarantine, and getting back with an ex after a complicated break-up. Plus our giveaway this week, to add a little culture to your life, is a free membership to the Criterion Channel! Want more Ronna and Bryan? Join us at patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday, and don't forget our new VIDEO podcast tier! $2 from every membership to the new tier in May will go to World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org). Swag? Why yes! Go to podswag.com/askronna for an Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt 💋 💋 

May 19, 2020
29 - Trick Your Quarantine Host into Falling in Love With You with Trixie Mattel
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Living legend, recording artist, Youtube Star and Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel is in the Carriage House! And we're talking how to save your friend from a multi-level marketing scheme, fashion refreshes, and what to do when you're in love with your quarantine host (...in the Hamptons...excuse me). Plus, this week's giveaway: a Lancer Skincare Starter Kit! Join us at Patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday and a brand new VIDEO podcast tier! $2 from every membership to the new tier in May will go to World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org). Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt is now available at podswag.com/askronna 💋💋
May 12, 2020
28 - Yes, You Should Keep Paying Your Housekeeper with Nick Kroll - Live (Online) from The 92Y!
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Ronna & Bryan are joined by none other than Nick Kroll to help support the 92Y! They're taking your questions on how to establish boundaries with a chatty employee, getting back in the dating game as a single mother with two kids (via SPERM DONOR, excuse me), and how to handle a cheap husband. Plus, this week's giveaway: a LA MER LIP BALM!

Donate at 92Y.org  or WATCH the replay at https://www.92y.org/ask-ronna-with-ronna

Join us at Patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday and a brand new VIDEO podcast tier! SAUNA PRIVILEGES! $2 from every Sauna Privileges membership for May will go to World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org).

Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt is now available at podswag.com/askronna

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--- This episode is sponsored by · rSlash Podcast: Host rSlash, a YouTuber with 1.5MM subscribers reads Reddit posts from subreddits like r/entitledparents, r/prorevenge, r/choosingbeggars and more. https://open.spotify.com/show/3hJo9o8qFqrblXu1Plkv8L?si=a7VvIF_BSi2zGv_h0NzFSg
May 05, 2020
27 - I’m Not Interested in Your Baby with Meaghan Rath & Jack Cutmore-Scott
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This week we’re joined by undeniably charming Hollywood power couple Meaghan Rath (Hawaii 5-0) & Jack Cutmore-Scott (Deception)! We discuss how to tell co-workers you’re not interested in their babies, when it’s okay to go grey, a couch potato hubby in quarantine, and give recs on some fabulous pots & pans. Plus, this week’s giveaway: A Shake Shack Kit!

Join us at Patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday and a brand new VIDEO podcast tier! $2 from every membership to the new tier in May will go to World Central Kitchen (https://wck.org). 

Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt is now available at podswag.com/askronna

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--- This episode is sponsored by · rSlash Podcast: Host rSlash, a YouTuber with 1.5MM subscribers reads Reddit posts from subreddits like r/entitledparents, r/prorevenge, r/choosingbeggars and more. https://open.spotify.com/show/3hJo9o8qFqrblXu1Plkv8L?si=a7VvIF_BSi2zGv_h0NzFSg
Apr 28, 2020
26 - How to Handle A Thirsty Tuchus with Adam Buxton
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Our very first international guest, Adam Buxton of THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST, is in The Carriage House! And we’re talking about thirsty tuchuses, milestone gifts to honor an important graduation, what to do when you’re on a romantic collision course with your boss. Plus, this week’s giveaway: our support of our favorite businesses continues with a gift basket from fabulous Blackberry Farm!

The Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt is now available at podswag.com/askronna

Join us at Patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday! $1 for every membership through April goes to Meals on Wheels America.

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--- This episode is sponsored by · rSlash Podcast: Host rSlash, a YouTuber with 1.5MM subscribers reads Reddit posts from subreddits like r/entitledparents, r/prorevenge, r/choosingbeggars and more. https://open.spotify.com/show/3hJo9o8qFqrblXu1Plkv8L?si=a7VvIF_BSi2zGv_h0NzFSg
Apr 21, 2020
25 - When Your Therapist Watches Porn During a Session...with Paul F. Tompkins & Janie Haddad Tompkins
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The Homekins — Janie Haddad Tompkins & Paul F. Tompkins — join us in The Carriage House to talk about their smash hit new coronacast “Stay F. Homekins!” Plus, what to do when you catch your therapist watching porn during a session, sunscreen recommendations, and the group gives advice to a listener who fantasizes about moving to a trailer park. We continue to support our favorite businesses with this week’s giveaway: A Russ & Daughters brunch basket!

THIS FRIDAY 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST join us & 92Y for a special "Ask Ronna LIVE in Conversation with NICK KROLL!" all details on out instagram & at 92Y.org

The Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt is now available at podswag.com/askronna

Join us at Patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday! $1 for every membership through April goes to Meals on Wheels America.

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Apr 14, 2020
24 - The Couch Potato is The New American Hero with Lauren Lapkus
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Bryan and Ronna are joined in The Carriage House by their first ever Zoom guest: the incedible Lauren Lapkus (Good Girls)! The gang are tackling everything from secret quaratine romantic relationships to how to confront uninvited guests who stayed in your mother's house while she was away over the holidays...without permission! And much more! Plus, Lauren & Ronna give impassioned speeches about how couch potatoes are the true heroes of this moment.  This week's giveaway: Zingerman's Georgia Reuben Kit!

The Ask Ronna Icons t-shirt is now available at podswag.com/askronna

Join us at Patreon.com/askronna for bonus episodes every Friday! $1 for every membership through April goes to Meals on Wheels America.

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Apr 07, 2020
23 - How to Handle A Plant Sitter Who Uses Your Toothbrush
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It's just Bryan and Ronna quarantining in The Carriage House this week, and they are keeping a safe distance from each other, but not from you!  Your latest queries: what to do when you hate the sound of your wife eating a lollipop, where to start when feeling overwhelmed by the idea of decorating a new home, what to do when your plant sitter drinks half your fireball and uses your toothbrush, and rescheduling a dream wedding due to corona. This week's giveaway: a Cowshed Body Scrub from Ronna's very own Strategic Stockpile!

Plus, join us on @patreon every Friday for even more Ronna & Bryan. April's Patreon Carriage House Book Selection is announced: HEARTBURN by Nora Ephron (to be discussed 4/24). And, The Quaratine International Film Festival (QUIFF) continues THIS FRIDAY (4/6) with an ode to Italy: A ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, and UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN. 

$1 from every subscription until April 20th  will be donated to Meals On Wheels America

Patreon.com/askronna

Mar 31, 2020
22 - Quarantining in Italy with a Roommate You Hate with Sam Pancake
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Defying several government agencies' warnings, Sam Pancake (A Million Little Things) joins us in The Carriage House! And not a moment too soon...we're tackling all kinds of issues this week like: How to deal with a roommate you despise when you're quarantined in Italy, getting comfortable initiating sex in a sexy new relationship, how to navigate very tricky workplace politics, and thanking the people in your life who rose to the occassion during an injury. Plus, an UNPRECEDENTED TWO GIVEAWAYS...Aesop Ressurection soap & their much-coveted and incredibly glamorous hand sanitizer. We all need a little something extra right now. Kiss! Kiss!.....WINK! WINK!

Send us your questions askronna@gmail.com

And join us every FRIDAY for bonus episodes Patreon.com/askronna 

This week (3/27), The Carriage House Book Club is finally here! We discuss NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET BY CRAIG BROWN! And The Quaratine International Film Festival (#QUIFF) continues with Bryan's selection DIANE. Patreon.com/askronna


Mar 24, 2020
21 - Gold Star Lesbians & Shamrock Shakes with Scott Aukerman
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*Podcast mogul, and comedy King Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Between Two Ferns) joins us in The Carriage House loaded up on Shamrock Shakes and ready to help with all of your concerns, like: a dear friend with a hoarding problem, a Gold-Star Lesbian who is considering dating men at 42, what to tell a friend who asks you repeatedly if they have bad breath (and they DO!), and let's not forget face tattoos. This week's giveaway is the Santa Maria Novella Wax Tablets in original potpourri -- straight from the Tuscan Hills!

Plus, Ronna & Bryan announce QUIFF! The Quaratine International Film Festival in the Patreon Carriage House. This week's selections: HONEYLAND & FIRST WIVES CLUB. Watch from home, then join us for a discussion this FRIDAY (3/20) at Patreon.com/askronna

And don't forget to join The Carriage House Book Club. Our first book NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET BY CRAIG BROWN will be discussed Friday 3/27!

And write to us at askronna@gmail.com

*This episode was recorded before Boston cancelled this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Stay safe everyone. Kiss! Kiss!

Mar 17, 2020
20 - You Can Only Rely on the US Postal Service with Carl Tart
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Carl Tart (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Flagrant Ones) made the trek to Marblehead, and are we having fun! This week's topics run the gambit...What to do when a neighbor steals your Timberlands -- then lies to your face about, how to handle it when a fellow Librarian isn't following the RULES, and what to do when you hate your transgender daughter's new name. Plus, ideas on how to make your closeted Kuwaiti boyfriend's 40th birthday special without ruining his life! And, this week's giveaway is truly luxurious: Santa Maria Novella Scented Wax Tablets. GOOGLE THEM! And, of course, another Patreon CLIFFHANGER... Send your questions/comments/updates to askronna@gmail.com.  And join us on Patreon every Friday for exclusive perks & weekly bonus episodes! Patreon.com/askronna
Mar 10, 2020
19 - Carriage House Kiki
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It's just Ronna & Bryan in The Carriage House this week and they're having a kiki! Bryan shares his latest trials and tribulations as he adjusts to part-time life in Marblehead (is there a lawsuit brewing?...). Plus, an update on the identical twin aunts from our very first episode, how to deal with a curmudgeon at work, a listener who wants to know if she was too nice to her ex-husband, a lady attorney with a L'eggs Sheer Energy pantyhose fixation, and a boyfriend who is turning the very worst age for a male -- 30! This episode is jam-packed! This week's giveaway: Ronna's favorite new gadget -- a life-changing  DASH Express Egg Cooker!  Write to us at askronna@gmail.com And join us every Friday on Patreon for weekly bonus episodes.
Mar 03, 2020
18 - How to Get Your Boyfriend Invited to a Wedding in Austria with Casey Wilson
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Writer/Actor/Director/Mother/BITCHSESH host extraordinaire Casey Wilson made time for a visit to Marblehead! And she's helping us address your questions: How to come clean when you've gotten back with an ex behind your best friend's back, contemplating a career overhaul after two kids, how to get your boyfriend invited to a wedding where plus-ones have been outlawed, and so much more! Plus, we're giving away an exclusive Hästens eye mask. And ANOTHER Patreon cliffhanger!
Feb 25, 2020
17 - How to Cheat on Your Hairdresser with Alison Rosen
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Podcast Queen Alison Rosen schleps all the way to Marblehead to help us solve some of life's most important problems like how to cheat on your hairdresser with another stylist at the same salon, what to do when a friend invites herself along on your European birthday trip, the tricky business of wedding registries, and how to feel when your mum gets chummy with your sister-in-law.  This week's giveaway: a Fortnum & Mason Hamper! PLUS, a Patreon CLIFFHANGER.
Feb 18, 2020
16 - When Your Boyfriend's Mother is Poisoning You with Justin Kirk
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Fan favorite Justin Kirk (Weeds, Kidding) joins Ronna (& Bryan) in The Carriage House to talk about sibling envy, birthday etiquette when a relationship is new, and what to do when your boyfriend’s mother is poisoning you. Plus, our first question from Denmark! This week’s giveaway, in honor of Ronna’s special sister: McDonald’s Breakfast.

Feb 11, 2020
15 - Throwing ShOscar 2020
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On this years THROWING SHOSCAR special, Bryan Safi and Ronna Glickman are joined by Kate Aurthur (Editor-At-Large, Variety) and Adam B. Vary (Senior Entertainment Writer - Variety) to hit all the major topics for this year's Oscars: Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood vs Bombshell, what is this year's Green Book, the worst snubs, why everyone loves Parasite, and more! Plus, two rousing performances of this year's Best Song nominations. And Ronna & Bryan award a few chocolate Oscars of their own!
Feb 04, 2020
14 - Making Your Friend Look Bad At Your College Reunion with Ben Feldman
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Ronna & Bryan are visited in The Carriage House this week by Ben Feldman (Superstore) to answer listener questions on how to buy the perfect piece of luggage, how to get the best massage, and how to give parenting advice to your husband’s cousin. Plus Bryan and Ronna give away ANOTHER Origins Feel Good Hug Bedtime Body Wrap! Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com.
Jan 28, 2020
13 - The Best Skincare Routine with Natalie Morales
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Ronna & Bryan are visited in The Carriage House this week by Natalie Morales (Room 104, Abby's) to answer listener questions on how to be a gracious houseguest, how old is too old to sell Girl Scout Cookies, and how to react when a guest steals your watch. Plus Bryan and Ronna give away SiO eye patches! Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com.

Jan 21, 2020
12- Vegas Birthday Trip Drama with Tommy Lenk
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Ronna & Bryan are visited in The Carriage House this week by Tommy Lenk (Buffy, Trashcast) to answer listener questions on whose name to take when you get married, how to make friends when traveling abroad, how to make peace with the ghost of your father and how to appeal to young voters. Plus, Bryan tells us the best way to handle a narcoleptic Grindr date! And Bryan and Ronna give away a gorgeous Bamford hand cream. Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com
Jan 14, 2020
11 - Hosting Tips with Paget Brewster
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Ronna & Bryan are joined by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Drunk History) in the carriage house in Marblehead this week. They answer listener questions on how to give your partner attention while also traveling for work, what to do when your neighbor isn't taking care of their cat, and how to let your pool boy know he's not doing a great job. Plus, Bryan and Ronna give away an Origins Feel Good Hug Bedtime Body Wrap! Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com 
Jan 07, 2020
10 - Ring In The New Year with Ronna (& Bryan)
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It's just Ronna & Bryan in the carriage house this week as they answer listener questions and prep for the new year. They give advice on how to confront noisy neighbors, how to make New Year’s special if you're staying in, and how to overcome imposter syndrome in a new job. Plus, Ronna walks you step-by-step through the Swiss First Class experience, and gives Israel travel tips! Send us your questions for 2020! askronna@gmail.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham: Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham as she sits down with some of her brilliant, inspiring and honest friends about what makes them a Pretty Big Deal. https://open.spotify.com/show/1CETIiSdFtS2HXljd04CXX?si=mQzS99HZR7eAWbiS3nKlkQ
Dec 31, 2019
9 - Possibly Racist Emojis with Atsuko Okatsuka
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Ronna & Bryan are visited this week by Atsuko Okatsuka (Let's Go Atsuko, Time Out LA Comic to Watch) in Marblehead, Massachusetts to answer listener questions about how to propose in a gay relationship, how to set boundaries when your mother comes to stay, and "Pantone deaf" use of emojis. Plus, Bryan and Ronna give away a Le Labo “Ronna’s Carriage House” candle! Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham: Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham as she sits down with some of her brilliant, inspiring and honest friends about what makes them a Pretty Big Deal. https://open.spotify.com/show/1CETIiSdFtS2HXljd04CXX?si=mQzS99HZR7eAWbiS3nKlkQ
Dec 24, 2019
8 - When Your AirBnB Host Dies with Robin Lord Taylor
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This week, Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, You) joins Ronna & Bryan in Marblehead, Massachusetts to answer listener questions about planning a wedding on a budget, friends who judge friends for bringing store-bought pies to Thanksgiving dinner, and what to do when your AirBnB host has died hours before your arrival. Plus, Ronna and Bryan give away La Mer lip balm and Robin brings Ronna a gift of her own - Zaunerstollen chocolate all the way from Austria! --- This episode is sponsored by · Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham: Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham as she sits down with some of her brilliant, inspiring and honest friends about what makes them a Pretty Big Deal. https://open.spotify.com/show/1CETIiSdFtS2HXljd04CXX?si=mQzS99HZR7eAWbiS3nKlkQ
Dec 17, 2019
7 - The 8 Days of Ronnukah
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The 8 Days of Ronnukah are here! It's just Ronna & Bryan this week in the carriage house, offering their guidance on listener questions and giving advice on the best gifts this holiday season. Plus, Ronna & Bryan break down the four different price points they're discussing, as well as exchange gifts themselves.

--- This episode is sponsored by · Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham: Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham as she sits down with some of her brilliant, inspiring and honest friends about what makes them a Pretty Big Deal. https://open.spotify.com/show/1CETIiSdFtS2HXljd04CXX?si=mQzS99HZR7eAWbiS3nKlkQ
Dec 10, 2019
6 - Firing Your Dog Walker with Adam Pally
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Ronna & Bryan recap their Thanksgivings before they're joined in Marblehead by actor & writer Adam Pally (Indebted, Happy Endings) to answer listener questions on firing their dog walker, how to deal with a boyfriend who's a slob, and a letter from an English noble. Plus, we're gifting a our gorgeous La Mer lip balm to one of our listeners in our weekly giveaway. 

--- This episode is sponsored by · Pretty Big Deal With Ashley Graham: Join supermodel, style icon and barrier-breaking body activist Ashley Graham as she sits down with some of her brilliant, inspiring and honest friends about what makes them a Pretty Big Deal. https://open.spotify.com/show/1CETIiSdFtS2HXljd04CXX?si=mQzS99HZR7eAWbiS3nKlkQ
Dec 03, 2019
5 - Favorite Winter Rituals with Arden Myrin
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Ronna & Bryan are visited this week by Arden Myrin (Insatiable, Will You Accept This Rose?) in Marblehead, Massachusetts to answer listener questions on their favorite winter rituals, how to convince house guests to take off their shoes, and how to deal with family prayers in public restaurants. Plus, an email from a lonely tech executive. 
Nov 26, 2019
4 - Laser Removing Freckles with Yassir Lester
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This week, Yassir Lester (Black Monday, My Brother's Sneaker) joins Ronna & Bryan in Marblehead, Massachusetts to answer listener questions about laser-removing freckles, how to set boundaries when meeting new friends, and the best/worst places to take a cruise. 

Nov 19, 2019
3 - Starting Over in Portland with Elizabeth Reaser
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This week, Elizabeth Reaser (The Handmaid's Tale, The Good Wife) visits Ronna & Bryan in Marblehead, Massachusettets to give listeners advice on how to uninvite a couple from a potluck dinner, whether or not to move across the country for a new job, and how to get your groove back after not dating for a while. Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com.
Nov 12, 2019
2 - Finding a Passion with Paul F. Tompkins
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Ronna & Bryan are joined by Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, The Neighborhood Listen) on a spooky episode where we review some halloween candies before getting into this week's questions. Topics include: finding a passion at 49, transitioning out of a career in show business, and a preferred batch cocktail. Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 05, 2019
1 - Identical Twin Aunts
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For the first ever episode, Ronna Glickman is joined by Bryan Safi in her carriage house in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The two talk about how their friendship started before answering questions about identical twin aunts, dating in a small town, and the question that's all on our minds: does Grace Gummer have what it takes? Email us your questions at askronna@gmail.com

Nov 05, 2019
Ask Ronna - Trailer
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Ronna Glickman (and Bryan Safi) are not professionals. They are just two fabulous people with fantastic opinions, ready to answer your questions. New episodes every Tuesday, wherever you get your podcasts. Send us your questions at askronna@gmail.com! 

Oct 16, 2019