Just Between Us

Just Between Us

Just Between Us is a comedic variety show where Allison Raskin and Gabe 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.

Episodes

September 6, 2023 64 mins
In this very special episode, the trio share an entire play by play of Allison's wedding weekend! Was it everything Allison wanted?? And were there enough animals? Also, there are some changes coming and we could REALLY use your help! Please support the show at patreon.com/justbetweenus P.S. Due to the strike, we bleeped a movie name, but if you know, you know. UNION STRONG! This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Me...
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Gabe's hips aren't cooperating. Ask Reddit digs up old rivalries--mostly for Gabe. Should dibs be allowed? Melisa manages to find a since deleted Am I The Asshole post that angers everyone. Next up, a shocking confession, bad family behavior and Marilyn Monroe's ghost!  This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Melisa D. Monts Post-Production by Coco Llorens Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, and Alex Ramsey. ...
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Gabe and Allison love candy and Greek food. A filmmaker listener writes in to ask if they need to tell their parents, who worry about their job security, that they're successfully making queer porn. Then, Southeastern Guide Dogs' Katie McCoy joins the show to talk about training dogs, what makes a dog a good service animal, and everything you've ever wanted to know about guide dogs! Which is a lot! And finally, ethical wealth? Is i...
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Melisa's home is a Skymall and Gabe is falling apart. r/youshouldknow teaches us about bar etiquette, which sparks a debate about Gabe's flirting practices. Also, what counts as revenge? Next r/history brings an adorable story from olden(ish) times. And finally, how did people survive without glasses?  This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Melisa D. Monts Post-Production by Coco Llorens Executive produced by Brett Bo...
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Write in with your new merch ideas! A listener writes in to ask about what to do when they are their partner might grow in different directions, specifically when it comes to monogamy. Then, author Rainesford Stauffer joins the podcast to talk about OCD and ambition, reimagining striving for "all the gold stars," and walking the line between having a purpose and self-hatred over "failure." In Hypotheticals, Joan Sloane returns and ...
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A man pays to become a dog and our reactions are mixed. Gabe reveals what animal they hate. A friend rents a room to another friend who is using it for nefarious purposes. One subreddit asks, does a tourist have to stand for the American national anthem? Plus, stop asking Reddit for help with your homework! This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Melisa D. Monts Post-Production by Coco Llorens Executive produced by Bre...
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In a shocking twist, Allison has a zit and Gabe has a water bottle! A listener writes in with a question about how to "properly" flirt. Then, comedian Alison Leiby joins the chat to discuss her experiences with doing a show about abortion, eliminating stigma (especially between generations), and the future of reproductive rights. And in Hypotheticals, a Marilyn Monroe clone causes chaos and political tension in a relationship. Fina...
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What do you call your parents? And is it Mommy and Daddy? Another Allison writes in to explain the Reddit third party app drama. r/pettyrevenge brings us a beautiful karmic tale. Then, a listener sends in a malicious compliance story about flute lessons that asks are you a terrible parent? Gabe needs r/legaladvice and Allison reads a wild post about an ex making everyone's lives a living hell and then sending... nudes? Plus, how to...
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tw: celebrity rape trials, child abuse Gabe and Allison reminisce about the beginning of their friendship and Allison's acting debut. A listener writes in about a friend whose problematic take ruined their friendship. It raises the question, how much can you disagree with a friend? Then, podcast royalty Chelsey Weber Smith of American Hysteria joins to talk about all things moral panics and why they happen. And finally, union powe...
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tw: infant death The trio start off by sharing some words they don't know how to pronounce. Then, a r/bridezilla is cruel af to her friend who just lost a baby. Why do people let brides act this way?? Gabe falls down a rabbit hole of people sharing horrible stories from working at the front desk of hotels. Then, a WILD cheating story from r/cakeeaters that causes the duo to continue their disagreement about whether someone who che...
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tw: fatphobia, alcoholism Gabe and Allison have queer and feminist book recommendations galore! A listener writes in worried about body image, fatphobia, infertility, and pregnancy. Then, climate change tech reporter Molly Wood joins the chat to provide a surprisingly optimistic view of our planet's future. Can technology really save us all? And finally, why did Gabe end their sobriety?  This has been a Forever Dog production  Pr...
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The trio start off with a subreddit dedicated to people who can't follow cooking directions. It brings up everyone's strong beliefs around food. Next, what does main character energy even mean? And what the heck is a glue ball? Finally, SCAMS!  This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Melisa D. Monts Post-Production by Coco Llorens Executive produced by Brett Boham, Joe Cilio, and Alex Ramsey. To listen to this podcast...
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Allison is about to graduate, but might also drop out. The duo then give advice to a listener who wants closure on a friendship that ended without reason. Allison and Gabe share their own stories of ended friendships and their infamous falling out in 2019. Then, Fantastic Fungi filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg joins for a spicy conversation about the importance of mushrooms to the cycle of life, and gets into it with Allison about psyc...
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No stupid questions is a perfect place for Allison to explore. Next, an r/oopsdidntmeanto post somehow leads the group to talking about people who are obsessed with Jesus. Followed by the long awaited deep dive into the Blink 182 subreddit, an adorable r/datingover30 post and tips for glitter removal!  This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Melisa D. Monts Post-Production by Coco Llorens Executive produced by Brett Bo...
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Gabe talks about some stuff we probably wouldn't have talked about if we knew SAG would be on strike! Next, the duo try to help a listener who has just discovered her partner has been having an emotional affair. Liz Glazer then joins the chat for a moving, vulnerable and funny discussion of how she has been able to move forward following a stillbirth--and what role comedy and creativity has played in her healing. Finally, risk! Wha...
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A traveler laments a r/mildlyinfuriating hotel door situation. Then, the trio talk about the Jonah Hill "therapized" text situation and Keke Palmer's controlling partner. Gabe reads a harrowing r/creepyencounters involving a babysitter, an arcade and a kidnapping attempt. Finally, the gang tries to stump Reddit with pigeon science and... kisses. This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by Melisa D. Monts Post-Production by...
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Allison loves IHOP, but hates when the menu changes. The duo try to help a listener who feels weird telling her emotionally absent dad she loves him when...she doesn't. Then, Sequoia Holmes of the podcast Black People Love Paramore joins to talk about appropriating Black culture, why there are so many underrepresented Black interests, and how Black culture IS culture. Finally, Allison gets a huge surprise but almost blows it by bei...
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The trio try to figure out why Reddit went dark. They aren't great at it! Allison worries her memory is making her "lie." r/AskScience wants to know about loose hairs floating on the International Space Station. Good thing Melisa and Gabe actually know a lot about this! r/books roasts people who buy a bunch of books but don't read them. Allison won't stop talking about Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache. And finally, dogs on vacation...
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Gabe and Allison discuss going grey and Allison hates when men wear cardigans. First, a queer listener writes in asking if it's unhealthy that she is okay with being in back to back situationships. Then, Gabe and Allison are joined by Kae Ravichandran who won the non-binary division of the Boston Marathon to talk about trans people and sports. And finally, Allison is looking into whether she has hypermobility spectrum disorder and ...
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A psychic subreddit brings questions about the ethics of predicting death. Next up, men get asked their (problematic) opinions about their wives. Do any of our real life friends listen to this show?! Plus, look out for these r/scams! Then, an r/AmITheAsshole post riles everyone up and includes a bad roommate and a camel. And finally, dumb birds and bald guys. (Justice for both!)  This has been a Forever Dog production  Produced by...
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