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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
 
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Wait a minute. Is it really him? It is! He's back! After his fabulous trip to England and Scotland, (Bryan) is back for a Carriage House Catch-up for the ages. And when we say "catch-up," we mean it, excuse me. We get so excited to chat that we literally set off the fire alarm. Then it's on to giving advice on a husband's dental issue, a deteriorat…
 
Now wait a minute. (Bryan) is still galavanting abroad in gorgeous England and Scotland, but have we got a special guest for you this week or what! Joining us in The Carriage House is none other than Nahant, Massachusetts' favorite son Jason Mantzoukas! You know him from literally a million things on TV and in the world of podcasts (HOW DID THIS GE…
 
(Bryan) is off on his wanderlust walkabout, which means Ronna is in need of a guest host this week. And who better to join her than the man behind one of her favorite Insta accounts, actor and comedian John Milhiser! You know John from his work with UCB, College Humor, and SNL along with shows like DRAMA CLUB and FOURSOME. And you should do yoursel…
 
You'll have to forgive (Bryan) for being a bit out of sorts this week. He chipped his tooth eating lobster salad that was way too creamy, and, to top it all off, he thinks his dentist is much more chic than he is. But, as Ronna insists, the show must go on, and have we got a show for you this week, excuse me. Joining us in The Carriage House is non…
 
Now wait a minute. Any time we have authors in The Carriage House they become INSTANT best-sellers, and we're sure this week will be no different. We are so fortunate to welcome writer, actor, comedian, and our dear, dear friend Jessi Klein! Jessi is having one of the best weeks of her life, pardon me. Not only does she premiere her new show I LOVE…
 
Now wait a minute. We always joke about how close we are to becoming a legitimate show, but we're long past that. It's already happened, excuse me...especially when we land guests like this. Joining us in The Carriage House this week is our DEAR friend (and Ask Ronna superfan, pardon me) Richard Lawson! Richard is the chief critic for VANITY FAIR (…
 
Now wait a minute. Ronna has a lot to say this week, and not only because she just learned about Mac OS's Do Not Disturb Function. We're so excited to welcome to The Carriage House none other than writer and comedian Alex Edelman! If you live in New York you've no doubt heard about his SMASH hit Off-Broadway solo show JUST FOR US. It's currently en…
 
Now wait a minute. Don't start with Ronna that "oh, boo hoo, there was no Oscar show this year," ok? That'll be back next year. But this week we've got a Hollywood insider in The Carriage House that you wouldn't believe. To help us navigate this rollercoaster of a week in Entertainment we've got none other than Editor-at-Large of Variety Kate Aurth…
 
It's another Carriage House Catch-Up this week as Ronna (& Bryan) talk everything from parking at the FOX Lot (no Galaxy parking for Ronna, excuse me) to London to Baby Steve's impeccable genes. Then we've got some spectacular follow-ups about the infamous Cathy/Becky Costa Rica trip and the overseas French gendarme lover. And of course we don't fo…
 
We're still impressed with the caliber of guests that we've had in The Carriage House the past few weeks. We can't wait for our dinner date with Sandra Bernhard in New York, but until then, we've got a Carriage House Catch-Up for the ages for you this week! We cover everything from London theatre to sexting to Love Is Blind to Real Housewives and m…
 
Now wait a minute. The caliber of guests we've had in The Carriage House this year is truly remarkable, to absolutely no one's surprise, pardon me. We're so excited to welcome, for his second visit, no less, writer/producer extraordinaire Mike Schur! Of course you know him from THE OFFICE, PARKS AND REC, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE GOOD PLACE, and a mi…
 
Now wait a minute. We've had icons in The Carriage House before. We're no strangers to rubbing elbows with legends, pardon me, but we've really outdone ourselves this week. We're THRILLED to welcome to The Carriage House none other than the legendary Sandra Bernhard! Of course you know her from her iconic comedy shows and TV appearances, but if you…
 
Now wait a minute. (Bryan) is off conquering Hollywood again this week, but Ronna is joined in The Carriage House by none other than her dear friend Mitch Silpa! You know Mitch from BRIDESMAIDS, his many appearances on ALL RISE (and a million other shows), as well as his work with the equally hilarious Drew Droege (TWO OLD QUEENS WHO'VE JUST A MINU…
 
Ronna had to go out of town for personal reasons this past week, but we've got something fun for you none the less. The response over last week's cliffhanger about the boyfriend from hell was OFF. THE. CHARTS. So we're giving you a little taste (a "snack" as Ronna puts it) of the advice (Bryan) and producer Adam gave on the most recent Patreon. A L…
 
Now wait a minute. We can't thank those of you who joined us at the live show enough. We haven't had that much fun in ages, and yes, we're sure Conor's cocktail helped! We really should have taken this week off to recuperate, but we're here with a FANTASTIC show nonetheless! We give advice on workplace etiquette regarding a pregnant coworker, wheth…
 
Now wait a minute. Ronna is beside herself because it seems (Bryan) isn't quite as lonely as he lets on. He had to take a "personal" day today (keep your eye out for any lobster boats on the bay that seem to be rocking a bit more than the others). In any event, we're so fortunate to have the absolutely delightful Jean Villepique as a guest host tod…
 
Now wait a minute. Ronna (& Bryan)'s buttons may be getting pushed by this damn Zoom recording voice, but that doesn't change the fact that we have yet another Ask Ronna superfan on the show this week! We've got none other than comic artist, author, and soon to be movie mogul, excuse me, Adam Ellis! Adam joins us in The Carriage House to help give …
 
Look, there's no need to be modest here. Ronna looks fabulous today and she's fully embracing it. Plus we also have a show that we know you'll fully embrace too, pardon me. Joining us in The Carriage House is actor and producer Peter Kim! You know him from the hit Netflix movie THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION and Billy Eichner's upcoming rom-com BROS. P…
 
Our new year just got better...he's back! (Bryan) is back from vacation, and it sounds like he had quite the time, excuse me. And if that's not enough, we're so excited to be joined in The Carriage House this week by a true Ask Ronna superfan: writer and activist Scarlett Curtis! Scarlett's books of curated essays, FEMINISTS DON'T WEAR PINK & OTHER…
 
Now wait a minute. If you think we're resting on our laurels in the new year, you've got another think coming, excuse me. We're joined by not one, but TWO Adams this week. We've got producer Adam O'Byrne filling in for (Bryan) while he's on vacation, and our special guest is none other than former US National Champion and Olympic bronze medalist in…
 
Now wait a minute. We've reached a true Carriage House Milestone. Our 100th Free Feed episode is here, and it might be the fanciest this show has ever been, excuse me. Joining us this week is none other than acclaimed journalist, author, and producer Frank Rich! Frank was with the New York Times from 1980 to 2011 and is currently writer at large fo…
 
This week we present the Free Feed to you, as Jean Dujardin says at the end of THE ARTIST, "with pleasure." We've got a real, honest to God actor in The Carriage House today, excuse me. You know him from OZARK, you know him from SCANDAL, you know him from RAY DONOVAN and a million other things: it's Jason Butler Harner! Jason, who turns out to be q…
 
Now wait a minute. Things may be getting tense between (Bryan) and his new nemesis Steve, but that doesn't change the fact that we have a SPECTACULAR guest in The Carriage House this week, excuse me. Joining us is comedian, actor, and writer Fortune Feimster! You know her from THE MINDY PROJECT, her Sirius XM show WHAT A JOKE WITH PAPA AND FORTUNE,…
 
Look, we know it's exciting. We know this is our first Free Feed of the new season with a special guest, excuse me. And we know we're back to gifting some fabulous giveaways to a lucky letter writer, pardon me...but Ronna has to address something with (Bryan) immediately, and it involves the literally dozens of messages she's received asking about …
 
Happy Thanksgivukkah! There's so much happening in The Carriage House this week! Thanksgiving, of course, is Thursday. Hanukkah begins on Sunday. And Steve's nursery is in the process of being redesigned with the most gorgeous De Gournay wallpaper you've ever seen, excuse me. And, if that weren't enough, we're back on the Free Feed with our first C…
 
We're baaack! And just in time for our most anticipated episode of the year. It's Ronnukah! After Ronna drops an announcement for the ages (to say she had her hands full during her time off is an understatement), we give our suggestions for the perfect holiday gift at any price point. In fact, we have so much to say and share that we had to split R…
 
We're baaack! And just in time for our most anticipated episode of the year. It's Ronnukah! After Ronna drops an announcement for the ages (to say she had her hands full during her time off is an understatement), we give our suggestions for the perfect holiday gift at any price point. In fact, we have so much to say and share that we had to split R…
 
Here it is! Another little bite-sized portion of our most recent Patreon for you to nibble on this week. To hear the rest, join us on Patreon! And don't forget, next week Ronna (& Bryan) return to the Free Feed with Ronnukah 2021! We've got our gift recommendations ready for you, and if you have any gifting questions or ideas, be sure to let us kno…
 
It's time for another little amuse-bouche Patreon preview, but be sure to listen for the VERY special announcement at the top. We think you'll like it, excuse me. Now, wait a minute...anyone watching on video will have to pardon the darkness at the top of the show. We're just doing a dramatic reveal of Ronna's (& Bryan)'s Halloween costumes for thi…
 
It's time for another Free Feed preview of our most recent Patreon episode! We're beyond excited about Halloween here in Marblehead. (Bryan) is getting his Chucky costume ready, though he has a second costume he's preparing specifically for The Carriage House, excuse me. Until then, we've got another absolutely fantastic show for you this week! Aft…
 
Now wait a minute. The reaction to this past week's Patreon episode was INCREDIBLE, pardon me, and we couldn't agree more. Was Paul F. Tompkins a delight? Of course he was. Was our discussion of the Bad Art Friend from the New York Times everything we said it would be and more? Of course it was. And was our Halloween Candy Tasting a high/low treat …
 
It's another amuse-bouche this week to give you a taste of our most recent episode over on Patreon! This is an excerpt from this past weekend, "The Twink with a Clairvoyant Streak" (Patreon 87). As the title suggests, there's a lot to talk about. The town of Marblehead may be making a racket outside The Carriage House today with their tree trimming…
 
Hello, dears! This week we thought we'd try something a little different on the Free Feed. Here's an excerpt from our latest Patreon episode from this past weekend, "The (W)hole Shebang" (Patreon 86). Think of it as an amuse-bouche to whet your appetite for the main course, pardon me. Ronna doesn't even know where to begin this week. She and (Bryan…
 
We're back inside The Carriage House for a Patreon Sneak Peek thanks to Yadvina. This week we travel back to the holiday season of 2020. The low winter sun is shining through the windows while we have a delightful Carriage House Catch-Up, excuse me. Today is all about advice, so after our cliffhanger about a family's gift-giving drama we answer que…
 
It's the gift that keeps on giving! Yadvina's keys are still under the doormat, so come inside The Carriage House for a sneak peek at Patreon 35 from early October 2020. Fall is in full swing in Marblehead. Ronna's got her cardigan (with a gorgeous “I Coffee & Voted" brooch, excuse me) and (Bryan) is dazzling with his Navy SEAL haircut and well-fit…
 
Time for another sneak peek inside The Carriage House courtesy of Yadvina! This week we go back a little over a year to Labor Day weekend of 2020. Ronna's off to the Vineyard for the holiday, and (Bryan) and the Lobsterman are planning a little tour of Massachusetts that they would totally be willing to cancel for a chance to play shirtless tennis …
 
Ronna (& Bryan) are still on their Free Feed break, but a certain Ukrainian housekeeper is back in Marblehead with a little gift for you. Once again, it's the keys to The Carriage House and a sneak peek at Patreon! This week we travel back to August 7, 2020, with Patreon 26. Agent Provocateur Ronna & CCEO (Bryan) are here with a doozy of a question…
 
It seems as though Yadvina's kindness (or maybe it's mischief) knows no bounds. She's lending you her keys again so you get another sneak peek inside The Carriage House! This week, we go back in time to May 22, 2020, with Patreon 15. It's early on in quarantine and (Bryan) is feeling a bit squirrely (he may or may not have caused a massive power ou…
 
Ronna (& Bryan) are on a well-deserved break from the Free Feed, but Yadvina is still keeping The Carriage House in pristine condition while they're away...and she has a treat for you all. She is going to let you borrow her keys to The Carriage House so everyone on the Free Feed can get a taste of what they're missing on Patreon. Normally Ronna wou…
 
She's back! After a week away, Ronna has returned in all her glory, but we don't even have time to talk about her doubles tournament with Hugh Moscowitz because of (Bryan)'s mischief while she was away. But no need to worry...she has a forensic plumber on the case. In any event, this show is our end of Season 2 blowout extravaganza! We're taking a …
 
Now wait a minute. The tension is palpable. You could cut it with a knife. Ronna's doubles tennis tournament was moved to today, and she absolutely couldn't miss it, so she asked a dear friend to fill in for her on the show. But what happens when this dear friend is one of (Bryan)'s biggest rivals? Can they put their competitiveness for Ronna's app…
 
I mean, have we got a great show this week or have we got a great show this week? We can assure you it exceeds our wildest "exceptations." After some serious Judge Judy talk and reminiscing about Jerry Hall, we welcome comedian and podcast host Megan Gailey to The Carriage House! You know her from her countless appearances on Comedy Central and the…
 
We absolutely love giving our Free Feed listeners a little taste of what they're missing in The Carriage House over on Patreon every now and then (though we hesitate to use the word "taste" this week, as you'll see). It's time for another edition of Classic Cliffhangers! For this illustrious volume, we're bringing you some of our dirtiest cliffhang…
 
We have a VERY special episode today as we welcome one of our oldest and dearest friends to The Carriage House. He may even expect us to roll out the red carpet, Hollywood star that he is, as this is, technically, his THIRD appearance on Ask Ronna, excuse me. Get ready for the always fabulous Justin Kirk! You know him from WEEDS, ANGELS IN AMERICA,…
 
Summer is officially in full swing. Ronna's 4th of July gala was as good as it's ever been (despite (Bryan) flirting with every man there) and we're sipping Negronnas poolside daily. Life is good! What could make it better? Maybe inviting into The Carriage House our dear friend, and one of the most prominent soccer broadcasters in the US, pardon me…
 
OK, Ronner...today's show is filled to the brim with energy and follow-ups, or "F.U.'s" as (Bryan) calls them. In fact, we have so much to get to that we barely have time to chat about all the incredibly exciting things happening in The Carriage House this month (the Negronna launch, our Instagram Live last week, the gorgeous Pride stickers coming …
 
Here we are, just the two of us! It's another back-to-basics Carriage House Catch-Up this week, and not a moment too soon. (Bryan)'s in a mood (you'll never guess who the Lobsterman left him for...), but luckily Ronna's here to lift his spirits! After some great follow-ups (we don't know exactly what a Norwegian Forest Cat is, but it sounds scary) …
 
How excited are we that summer is officially here? We can't wait to get to the Vineyard and sip Negronnas all season long. Unfortunately the Lobsterman won't be joining us, as (Bryan) and he have officially ended things, but you know who might join us in his place? This week's guest, the legendary Jason Mantzoukas! You know him from BIG MOUTH, PARK…
 
Now wait a minute. Are we excited or are we excited? Not only do we have a great show and an amazing guest, but we have an announcement so thrilling we can't even contain ourselves. After a quick conversation about the magic of Salonpas™️, we welcome to The Carriage House the absolutely fabulous Caleb Hearon! You know Caleb from his incredible Twit…
 
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