Adulting

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 Aug 13, 2019
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Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos provides real life advice with a heaping portion of hilarity topped with a dollop of truth. Their conversations with comics, experts and celebs answer listeners' most complex questions like: "How much should you pay for a pillow?”, "How should I treat my one-night stand?" or "Should I get a pet turtle?"


Episode Date
What's the Difference Between a 401k and an IRA? feat. Shalewa Sharpe
00:55:18

In Jordan and Michelle's studio conversation with Shalewa Sharpe, they learn about Shalewa's inspiring, later-in-life journey in stand-up, and why strip clubs in Atlanta always serve chicken wings. 

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Jun 29, 2022
What Is The Most Adult Thing You Own? feat. ALOK
00:58:18

In this live episode of Adulting, Jordan and Michelle kiki with the inspirational ALOK. Among other things, they discuss ALOK's Texas roots, the perils of dating as a certified genius, how much fun it will be to dress ALOK'S future child -- the heels alone, hunny!

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Jun 15, 2022
When Should Your Boyfriend Give Up On His Rap Career? feat. Maeve Higgins
00:50:37

On the Exactly Right premiere of Adulting, Michelle and Jordan catch up with their friend and Irish comic, Maeve Higgins. Together, they explain why a shared love of butter equals romance in Ireland, when it’s ok to turn down being a bridesmaid, and Maeve makes Jordan very uncomfortable by revealing she is actually his stepmother.

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Jun 08, 2022
Introducing: Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos
00:02:11

After a two year hiatus, Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos is back, now on the Exactly Right Network! Michelle and Jordan provide real life advice with a heaping portion of hilarity topped with a dollop of truth. Their conversations with comics, experts, and celebs answer listeners' most complex questions about all things adulting. 

Want Michelle and Jordan to answer YOUR adulting questions? Send them to adultingquestions@gmail.com. 

Be sure to follow the show on Instagram @adultingthepod.

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May 18, 2022
How Many Pairs of Underwear Do I Pack for a Weekend? feat. Aisling Bea
00:33:36

For the season finale, Jordan and Michelle sit down with Irish comedian Aisling Bea, the creator and star of the new Hulu series This Way Up, and talk about what it takes to make sad s**t into something funny. Then we go behind the scenes with DJ Donwill and producer Christian Banda as they tackle some of the toughest Adulting questions of the season. Plus, Jordan reveals the one question that he wants to ask his parents (and it’s gross). 

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Sep 03, 2019
How Do I Get Out of Going to Work on Monday? feat. Aparna Nancherla, Geena Rocero, and Crissle West
00:39:21

While Michelle visits the Delta Sky Club, another family crashes Jordan’s family reunion and eats all the gumbo. Comedian Aparna Nancherla shares her life motto “Another day, another dread.” Transgender supermodel Geena Rocero learns how to speak her truth, and The Read’s Crissle West may not hug you, but she will share her weed. Plus: Jordan gets the one thing he’s always wanted in New York.

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Aug 27, 2019
Is Tired the New Normal? feat. Jaboukie Young-White and Samantha Bee
00:36:18

Michelle accidentally stays at a plantation for her birthday. Oops! The Daily Show’s Jaboukie Young-White comes out to his parents on national television. And Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spills on her rebellious past. Plus, Jordan is shocked to learn something new about Michelle. 

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Aug 20, 2019
Is Getting a Turtle Too Much Responsibility? feat. Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Giulia Rozzi, and Becky Veduccio
00:43:07

Feeling flirty? Michelle and Jordan are not having it. Plus, Joyelle Nicole Johnson explains why she had to break the law to go to school. Giulia Rozzi likes an expensive break-up. And Becky Veduccio shares both the heartbreak and joy on her journey to motherhood.

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Aug 13, 2019
Is $250 Too Much to Spend at the Bar? feat. Michael Kosta and Arturo Castro
00:38:00

While Jordan was busy summering in Maine, Michelle got stuck in a New Orleans toilet. Who had a better vacation? You decide. Plus, The Daily Show’s Michael Kosta will eat just about anything. And Alternatino creator and star Arturo Castro on why salsa clubs make him feel inadequate. Plus, one man’s quest to turn Uber Pool into a dating app.

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Aug 06, 2019
Are Real Adults Allowed to Cry on the Subway? feat. Damien Lemon and Vanessa Williams
00:39:57

This week, Jordan and Michelle are joined by the legendary Vanessa Williams. Yes, that Vanessa Williams - and she gives some adulting advice that will change your life forever. Plus, Comedy Knockout’s Damien Lemon finds out he’s married, Michelle gets high on mushrooms and sees Jesus, and Jordan goes on a nightmarish New York adventure. And advice on how to go on a coffee date without having to drop a deuce.

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Jul 30, 2019
When Does a Venmo Request Become Petty? feat. Gina Yashere and Liza Treyger
00:35:17

This week, take a walk down memory lane to a time when Michelle sold zoot suits and Jordan used Civil War trivia as a pick-up line. Comedian Gina Yashere channels her inner James Bond. And Liza Treyger may just be the Lindsay Lohan of comedy. Plus, Michelle and Jordan tackle that age-old question: are you ever too old to Seamless a bagel when you’re hungover?

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Jul 23, 2019
My Boss Is a Jerk and No One Believes Me. What Should I Do? feat. Kerry Coddett and Michelle Collins
00:40:42

Being a true adult means being a good community member. This week, while Jordan saves some trees, Michelle shares her one and only experience with communal living: a roommate who loved olive oil and left a mess. Comedian Kerry Coddett tries to end her dating dry spell. And talk show host Michelle Collins auditions for her dream role as Javert in Les Mis.

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Jul 16, 2019
Who's on Your S*** List? feat. Black Thought and Seth Herzog
00:39:27

Part of being an adult is knowing how to negotiate. This week, Jordan drives a hard bargain with his new roof guy, while Michelle talks her husband into a mani-pedi. Black Thought from The Roots interrupts date night with his wife to share his s*** list. And comedian Seth Herzog and Michelle compare notes on having twins (yes, he does have a favorite).

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Jul 09, 2019
Is It Okay to Eat Cereal Three Times a Day? feat. Alzo Slade and Franchesca Ramsey
00:37:30

Tensions run high as Jordan calls out Michelle for being bougie AF. They are joined by comedian Alzo Slade for a conversation about meat sweats, and MTV’s Franchesca Ramsey refuses to sniff Michelle Obama. Plus, practical tips for getting out of your friends' invitations.

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Jul 02, 2019
Is There Enough Milk in Your House Right Now? feat. Michael Ian Black, Malik Yoba, and Jessica Pimentel
00:37:37

Jordan Carlos and Michelle Buteau believe that a true adult’s worth can be measured by one unit only - the amount of milk in your fridge. Plus, Michelle tries to avoid walking the dog, while Jordan continues to struggle with his pants. Wet Hot American Summer’s Michael Ian Black is glad his son thinks he’s lame, First Wives Club’s Malik Yoba calls someone out over a Kit Kat, and Orange is the New Black’s Jessica Pimentel becomes the lead singer of a metal band (seriously)!

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Jun 25, 2019
How Do I Break Up With a Friend Who’s Holding Me Back? feat. Danielle Brooks, Chris Redd, and Yamaneika Saunders
00:50:04

Sometimes part of being an adult is unloading toxic energy in your life - let this episode be your guide. Special guest Danielle Brooks from Orange is the New Black never lets anyone steal her light, while Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd trashes someone’s office (deservedly). Plus, comedian Yamaneika Saunders offers up a master class in ending those friendships that just aren’t working. And Michelle shares some big news!

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Jun 18, 2019
Do I Have to Wash New Underpants Before I Wear Them? feat. Nore Davis, Sara Schaefer, and Ben Sinclair
00:44:07

Jordan gets a brutal lesson in Adulting when he faces off with a mouse, while Michelle tells the gospel truth to a hesitant dater. Plus, Nore Davis remembers his worst bullies, Sara Schaefer gets brave in the Grand Canyon, and Ben Sinclair loses his virginity at camp and gets a special souvenir.

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Jun 11, 2019
Sock, Sock, Shoe, Shoe OR Sock, Shoe, Sock, Shoe? feat. Sasheer Zamata and Kate Walsh
00:39:06

Michelle and Jordan dig into some Adulting relationship basics. Rule number one: Don’t pay for a date’s drink entirely with quarters. Rule number two: Never fight with your partner in front of friends. They are joined by Sasheer Zamata who meets a magic witch at Afropunk and Kate Walsh explains why she was a “human mullet” in high school.

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Jun 04, 2019
What Should I Name the Baby? feat. Chris Distefano and Jim Gaffigan
00:34:48

Michelle and Jordan’s struggles with Adulting continue. Michelle shares a harrowing tale from a haunted bed and breakfast, while Jordan revisits a traumatic kickball experience. Plus, comedian Chris Distefano tries to protect a Brooklyn woman from a confrontation in an elevator and Jim Gaffigan explains how he ended up with so many kids.

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May 28, 2019
What Is an Acceptable Amount of Money to Spend on Pillows? feat. Naomi Ekperigin, Wyatt Cenac and Phoebe Robinson
00:43:36

Welcome to Adulting! The show where hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos help us figure out how to grow the f**k up. Together. In this inaugural episode, Michelle and Jordan plan Naomi Ekperigin’s entire wedding in under a minute, Wyatt Cenac does his best muppet impression, and Phoebe Robinson shares some bathroom etiquette tips (which involve an open flame). Plus, some advice on what to do if you’re catching feelings for your dealer.

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May 21, 2019