Just Between Us

Just Between Us

Just Between Us is a comedic variety show where Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn openly discuss everything from mental health to sex and all the stuff in-between. Each week, they’ll answer a question from a listener seeking advice, interview someone fascinating, participate in a rarely winnable game show and discuss a random topic affecting the world. Jump from highbrow to lowbrow in a single episode! Sometimes multiple times! Nothing is off limits for these New York Times best selling authors who are trying to destigmatize the world one hilarious episode at a time. Produced by Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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May 14, 2021 63 min

This episode of MENTAL HEALTH 101 we are exposing an important truth: there is such a thing as bad therapy! But how the heck can you spot it?! Therapists and hosts of the podcast, Very Bad Therapy, Caroline Wiita and Ben Fineman join Gaby and Allison to talk about what constitutes bad therapy, why people don't know what good therapy is and how to bring up problems with your therapist. Plus, should your therapist ever touch you?...

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It's Mental Health 101, baby! And this week we're answering the question on everyone's mind: How the heck do you find the right therapist?! Marriage and Family Therapist Esther Boykin joins us to provide some helpful tips and tricks. We discuss everything from different theoretical orientations to whether o...

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We're back with MENTAL HEALTH 101! This episode we are asking Dr. Pooja Lakshmin all sorts of questions about psychotropic medication! Do you have to be on medication forever? Can you be on medication while pregnant? When is therapy not enough!? We finish up with our new segment: Three Questions! Because even menta...

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Welcome to our mental health focused mini-season for the month of May! Our inaugural episode focuses on trauma--Big T and little t. Trauma specialist Dr. Shaili Jain joins us to talk about how untreated trauma impacts our daily lives, historical trauma, the most effective treatments and how to live our lives through a ...

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Gaby is battling a migraine but that doesn't stop the duo from having one of their most informative interviews ever! Amethyst Schaber, of the YouTube channel Neurowonderful, joins the pod to talk about all things autism including popular misconceptions, how to be more accommodating, the impact of misleading media ...

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Allison and Gaby start off with an age old debate: what is the difference between murder and assassination? They then try to help a listener who can't tell if she is self-sabotaging her relationship OR if her concerns about her boyfriend are valid. And finally, Melisa joins in to discuss the controversy surroundin...

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First, Gaby and Allison discuss when it's appropriate to ask marginalized people questions about the correct terminology and how to do that in a thoughtful and appropriate way. Then, they have a delightful conversation with comedian and sex worker Bree Essrig all about making content for OnlyFans and Patreon, gett...

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Insurance forms! Electricity bills! Plants! Are we adults? Should Gaby and Allison just marry each other at this point? We're on the fence. Then, Gaby and Allison give a listener advice about helping a friend who has severe OCD. And finally, beliefs vs. behaviors. What says more about who you are?


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This is one for the books! Allison and Gaby have their handwriting analyzed by graphologist Elaine Charal, which is a 10/10 experience! They then learn all about the theories behind handwriting analysis and how it can help people better understand themselves. And finally, a rousing game of hypotheticals with even more ...

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We are loopy in the intro to this one! Gaby and Allison get it together in time to discuss a listener's question about whether or not it's strange she isn't more upset following a breakup. Do you grow more cynical about love as you get older? Is it bad not to be devastatingly heartbroken by a break up? And finally, a listener writes in to call Gaby in about trigger warnings and the duo breaks down the need for them and ...

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First, lots of food, acid reflux, and coffee talk--we are a couple of Jews about all. Then, we talk to Megan McNamara (@famtasticfertility) about fertility awareness, natural birth control, being in control of your body, and how to effectively do the Fertility Awareness Method. Plus, charting your cervical mucus an...

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First, Gaby and Allison talk about vaccines, lip fillers, gender dysphoria and not putting yourself into a box. (Love to ease you in!) They then give a listener advice on being conflict avoidant and what to say when you're being called in or confronted. And lastly, Melisa, Gaby and Allison break down love at first ...

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First, a fan makes an incredibly accurate parody video of the Just Between Us podcast that really tickled us. (Go check it out on @serenapalmer_ on Instagram.) PS: Make us more fan art! Then, Tony Verheyen, author of In Our Reach, joins us to talk about mental health at work and employee benefits for your physical...

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First, some adorable stories about Allison and Gaby's attention-loving grandmothers and the tributes they deserve. They then offer advice to a listener whose self-identity is tied to her academic achievements. And finally, goals! Melisa joins in for a lively discussion of what all three hope to accomplish some day ...

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What have you been reading lately? What is time? Weren't we all babies yesterday? The girls are feeling philosophical today! Allison and Gaby are then joined by cookbook author Julia Turshen to talk about the connections between food, mental health, social justice and body image. And finally, hypotheticals! Is that...

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Gaby starts the episode by bringing up some nuance they'd previously ignored regarding mental illness and the pandemic, especially when it comes to high school and college students. Allison and Gaby then answer a listener's question about obsessing over a timeline of achievement and feeling like a late bloomer ...

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Gaby's dog Beans has been acting out! Turns out dogs can get bored too! Allison and Gaby are then joined my Planned Parenthood's sex educator Dr. Sara Flowers to discuss all things pandemic and sexual health. We're talking skin hunger, sex toys and decreased libido. And finally, HYPOTHETICALS. Sometimes yo...

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Storytime! Allison suffered a massive knee injury in an airport bathroom and learned the extent of her resilience. A listener then asks for advice on whether they can continue watching The Bachelor despite its racism and toxicity. This causes Gaby, Allison and Melisa to go over their own problematic faves and whether o...

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First, personality tests. What's our enneagram number? What's our Myers-Briggs? Are personality tests even useful? Then, they're joined by relationship expert, columnist, and love coach Damona Hoffman who talks all about what makes a great, effective online dating profile, the skills you need to go from pre-date to pre-marriage, the racial biases of dating app data, and how to find exactly what you're looking for. P...

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Bangs or no bangs, that is the question? The girls start off the show with a VERY important hairstyle discussion. Allison and Gaby then advise a listener who feels guilty that she doesn't enjoy being around her partner's nine year old. And the episode wraps up with a lovely discussion of who we should or should...

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