Jordan Morris, Matt Zaller and Teresa Strasser


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Show Summary

As the show opens, the guys comment on yesterday’s sound quality and explain some of the work still going on at the studio. Adam also rants about Butters not putting his tools on a towel, and wonders why people don’t embrace learning more. Adam then goes on a jag about sea turtles.

Teresa Strasser joins the show next, and makes an exciting announcement. The guys also look back on their old terrestrial radio days, and Teresa presents a new segment called ‘Parents of the Week.’ As Teresa leaves, Jordan Morris and Matt Zaller step in to talk about the ‘Tour de Thrillist,’ and the experience of stunt flying and vomiting.

Alison starts up the news with more updates on George Zimmerman’s upcoming trial. They also talk about a controversial photo of Pippa Middleton, and a bizarre new extreme diet. As the show wraps up, the group talks about a creepy hologram debuted at Coachella, and one of the tricks Jennifer Love Hewitt uses to attract men.


Visit http://Thrillist.com/Adam to enter for a chance to win an epic 5-city Tour de Thrillist of your own.

Also check out Teresa’s blog, http://ExploitingMyBaby.com

You can also get more info on today’s guests via Twitter: @TeresaStrasser, @Jordan_Morris, and @MattZaller

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Show Credits

Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Newsgirl: Alison Rosen
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop
Associate Producer: Gary Smith
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. TS


    • Dolantrack

      Please Adam-as little of Teresa as possible.I can see by everyone’s remarks that she has fans but she was always WAY too political for your show. She kept bringing up “proposition hate” making sure everyone knew how pro-gay she is. Had to stop listening to your show when you were on the radio because of her. She would do a LOT better on NPR I think.Maybe a regular visit could be twice a month? Alison-you rock—with doug Benson at the Improv you were on FIRE. Get it on …………………………………………………..

      • Susie

        You write this comment as though Adam actually reads it and cares about your opinion. Ha! You’re such a douche!!

      • PropH8

        Why do you hate gay people so much?

      • TLOVER

        hey why do you suck so bad? I think thou protest too much against the gays! LOVE T and LOVE GAYS! woot woot@

  2. Lol

    Is the Teresa Strasser?? No makeup/pregnant?

  3. Geoff

    ALRIGHT! why doesn’t T-bone come on more often?

  4. Good Gravy!
    Good Gravy!04-16-2012

    Geat to see T is on the show!!!!

  5. Brazilana

    Good to see Jordan back. He was always great on the show back in the early days of the podcast.

  6. Locustar

    Love ya T!!!

  7. mel

    GOD i love T. Bring her back!

  8. Paolo

    Stop making fun of the gays, Mexicans, and sea turtles Adam.

    • BIGLV

      Stop being a Gay mexican Turtle then.

  9. Jason

    Absolutely love Teresa! It’s awesome to hear her again.

  10. Roy

    BAHAHHAHA what does kermits finger smell like? bacon???

  11. Jstabbyman

    I was just today wondering what Teresa was up to. I was a litte concerned about her well being after her last appearance. It’s good to see her back in the fold.

  12. felon

    god i miss T


    Bring back

    Dave’s of Thunder..

    Listen to EP XL if you need to know why!!!

    • Javier

      Okie Dokie

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

      Anderson is a douche, it will never happen.

      • Poochie's Uncle
        Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

        Sorry, I meant Dameshek.

  13. Takeda

    Maybe the compressor is fine, but Adam is now sitting so high on his horse that EVERY inhale is self-congratulatory.

  14. Aeroguy

    Were the mics setup incorrectly, or was Adam on coke, or both?

  15. Boner4Alison

    BARF – Go away T!

  16. MrBigDong

    hey now, hey now the tranny’s back.

  17. Cameron

    Love me some Teresa :0) “We are outside the Actor’s Studio right now.” Awesome!

  18. Sean

    Idk why but I felt awkward for Allison…..

    • Lisa

      I did too!

    • the casual observer
      the casual observer04-18-2012

      i third that emotion!!

  19. elitor8

    “Mr. Chows” Good name for T’s V

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

      Yeah it is.

  20. Mr Writing III
    Mr Writing III04-17-2012

    I’m relatively new to the podcast (3-4 months) but seemed like a test drive or a change in the show. A lot of guests and a lot of bits. No offense but this was no better than any small market “Morning Zoo” radio jocks.

    Less guests, more depth. : )

  21. Stan

    Very apprehensive seeing T on this summary, will listen and see what’s going on, but she is the true definition of a no talent. Really hope she’s not a regular again.

  22. MoneyLendingArab


  23. back sack& Ass crack
    back sack& Ass crack04-17-2012

    Someone get T a paper bag!

    • Scott

      Hmmmm I’d go plastic

  24. mia

    love hearing teresa on the air! i would love her to be a guest on alison rosen is your new best friend.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

      That’s a cat fight waiting to happen.

  25. Kevin Rubio
    Kevin Rubio04-17-2012

    The reported “hologram” is in actuality a ‘Pepper Ghost’ – an old magician’s trick from the 1800’s. It’s the same trick employed at The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland with a new twist.

  26. CaptainKidd

    Ugh Teresa. Nothing she says is exciting.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

      That’s not very nice.

  27. Chris

    Teresa is so pretty

  28. Steve Hatchett
    Steve Hatchett04-17-2012

    Teresa Strasser. The one, the only. The best.

    • Serena

      Here here. I miss her even more now.

  29. Erina

    Yay, Teresa! Can’t wait to listen.

  30. Jarrod

    Why are these nerds on the podcast?

  31. Ralph Burris
    Ralph Burris04-17-2012

    wow. Its one thing when you, Adam, criticize the tards, who may benefit from it, but when you start preaching to other species about how to behave… Time for a vacation, buddy,

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

      That’s called a bit. Radio programs used to do them to entertain the listeners.

      • Marv

        Yes, an awful, terrible, underwhelming bit.

        • Poochie's Uncle
          Poochie's Uncle04-18-2012

          They’re not all home runs.

  32. bobby

    I’d put a baby in T’s V too, god dam

  33. Alex

    Wouldn’t a middle aged white guy fit the profile of a child molester to a T?

  34. Patrick

    I do not miss Teresa and her endless conversations about Jewishness. I know tons of Jewish people. NONE of them talk about anything related to being Jewish (unless it’s a holiday of some kind).

    Teresa – round out your life and bring something besides your kid and your religion to the conversation.

  35. john

    Thanks Ace, that was enough Teresa Strasser to last me about five-ten years. Glad we got it out of the way.

  36. SchultzArt

    Finally! Teresa back in studio. Please don’t let her disappear again! Second baby equal second book?

  37. Blue Maverick
    Blue Maverick04-17-2012

    These two guys are hilarious! More please.

    • No


  38. katie

    Great Podcast! I always love hearing Teresa! Please bring her back weekly – or more!

  39. The Guy that Paints Adam's Car
    The Guy that Paints Adam's Car04-17-2012

    I cannot believe how successful my prank to taunt adam by spelling his name two different ways on the same car has been. I thought I’d get one good mention in a podcast but that joke’s been rolling strong for two years now!

  40. duke lacrosse
    duke lacrosse04-17-2012

    great to hear from T, excited that shes gonna be a regular.

  41. Meh

    Bald fucking Bryan is on fire of late…………I have no idea what Jack Silver sounds like but Baldy makes me laugh everytime he slips into that raspy voice.

  42. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

    I miss T’s V.

  43. Dave

    Aceman, you are the man! Truly proud of the man you’re becoming. You have so much positive message you’re sharing with your listeners. Now, it’s time to act on them. Much love to the ACS crew.

  44. tom

    Teresa was fantastic. Bring her back more and more.

  45. tom

    More Teresa !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. HAL

    RE workers not using beech towels, When i have a worker come over, I put drop cloths everywhere, that not only takes care of the tools but there muddy boots…If someone put paint brush down anywhere, i would told them to leave and sue for payment

  47. An Onny
    An Onny04-17-2012

    Ha! Saw the pic here and the first thing I thought was, “Man, that Alison really does look SO much like Teresa!” Then realized it WAS Teresa! Looking forward to listening to this one! Thanks for having her back on!

  48. Horus

    I am head over heels in love with Teresa Strasser. Beautiful, funny, and the smartest person in the room.

  49. Rachel

    I am married to a wonderful half-Jew and he is 6’5″. Downside? His brother is one of the rare half-Jewish criminals.

  50. Jeff

    I saw another fan list out his favorite guests of the show, and I was inspired to do the same. I’ve been listening to the show since early 2010, so the list below includes some names from way back. Without further adieu, here are my top ten (in order of awesomeness):

    1. Dr. Drew
    2. Representative Richard Martin
    3. Deaf Frat Guy
    4. Andy Dick
    5. Gilbert Godfrey
    6. Harland Williams
    7. Jason Mayhem Miller
    8. Patton Oswalt
    9. Seth MacFarlane
    10. Larry Miller

    Fellow fans – who are in your top ten?

    • Jeff

      I forgot Greg Fitzsimmons – he’s actually in the top 5.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-17-2012

      Your top 3 is pretty strong.

    • Blue Maverick
      Blue Maverick04-17-2012

      Don’t forget Dana Gould.


    • back sack& Ass crack
      back sack& Ass crack04-17-2012

      Rep.Richard Martin? You deaf frat guy?

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee04-17-2012

      Early 2010? How about Joel Mchale from terrestorial days? I guess Community will have to be put on hold again if we ever want to hear him again, how about Jimmy Kimmel? Where’s the love guy dude bro!

    • Jonesin44

      That’s a good list. I would only replace Rep. Martin with DAG.
      Mayhem with Dana Gould.
      Larry Miller with Fitzdog.
      I love Larry but hes usually on the podcast once a week.
      GET IT ON!!

    • Blake Chambers
      Blake Chambers04-17-2012

      Dana Gould has to be top 5

    • Josh

      Not a bad list but I’d remove Richard martin and put in DAG and move Patton up a lot.and Fitz sucks he tries to act like he can fight which is strange.

      • Poochie's Uncle
        Poochie's Uncle04-18-2012

        It’s an Irish thing.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-18-2012

      Jim Norton would be in my top 10.

    • Marv

      Listening to Adam since 2010? Oh yeah you go wwwwaaaayyyy back.

  51. EveryDayListener

    I ordered Teresa’s book from amazon going through the website and never received it. Its possible that it was swiped from my front porch… Congrats Teresa!!

    • Chester

      Possible? Yes. Probable? No.

  52. Randy West
    Randy West04-17-2012

    I don’t think Lynette would be as generous if she GOT A JOB.

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-19-2012

      Giving jobs is her job.
      And she better be generous with Adam when she gives a job.

  53. jc

    Love Alison and yes, love Teresa too. But Alison – and this is the most idle of threats – Teresa will always be my favorite until you disavow your wrongheaded belief that Colorado is a fucked up place on par with Florida. Not true, I say! We Voted Obama in the last election for god’s sake! We have: Clean air. Skiing and climbing. Nice weather. Relatively healthy, fit people. . Some who are bat shit crazy, sure…. But overall, it’s a nice place. Please direct your laser sharp mockery elsewhere. Like Oklahoma.

    • Colorado blows
      Colorado blows04-17-2012

      Wanna know why Colorado sucks? They voted for Obama in 2008, ferchrisakes! So did Florida.

  54. Lawrence810

    Awesome show!!! Loved hearing T’s voice on the show again… Very cool…

  55. Uncle Spooge
    Uncle Spooge04-17-2012

    Remember Adams joke about retarded people wanting Mac and cheese all the time? Great joke and totally explains the love me some T and I miss T comments I’m sure are awaiting moderation right now.

  56. Marc

    Allyson is seemed to like to talk about the poop a little too much

  57. Ian

    “All-new episode” means that it’s not a clip show. Somebody tell Adam.

  58. faulty

    Imagined Allison shooting a baby out of her v like one of those t shirt cannons. Stupid turtles.

  59. setlasmon

    its nice to see that Tom Leykis is as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside.

  60. paddym

    I agree with what Adam is saying about the background check shit, but wasn’t this the same guy talking about “the righteous have nothing to fear” when talking about increased power to search etc….?

  61. tom williams
    tom williams04-17-2012


  62. tom williams
    tom williams04-17-2012

    Now im looking forward to going to work tomorrow.I listen to the podcast while im working.

  63. Clyde Benson
    Clyde Benson04-17-2012

    Wow…Allison looks good today.

  64. molly

    Great having T back! I’m looking forward to hearing more from her. She is the best! Congrats to her and the new baby!

  65. Bob

    I think T’s shtick (low self esteem) is so tired.

  66. Alison Rosen is my new best friend
    Alison Rosen is my new best friend04-17-2012

    A rant about name/spelling fact-checking then straight into a Jag about sea-turtle nesting?

    Dude, talk about being launched from a vagina-cannon

  67. chuck

    Teresa is Alison version 1.0

    • Poochie's Uncle
      Poochie's Uncle04-18-2012

      Alison is Teresa version 2.0

      • Scott

        I would delete both versions from my hard drive

  68. sandmama2

    Yay! So glad T was on the show! Thanks for having her on and excited to hear more of her!

  69. Sliv

    I think its happened. Allison now funnier than T! still like them both. But Alison is really getting good

  70. Tom Baumgartner
    Tom Baumgartner04-17-2012

    Please! Bring back Teresa! God I miss her!!!

  71. Paul

    Wow. Teresa still looks hot!

  72. GQtaste

    Looks like T has invested in some botox. That face looks like one of Adams cars after a nice buffing.

  73. I can do this all day
    I can do this all day04-17-2012

    Well it took a whole 5 mns before we heard about her depression, lack of self esteem and her kids. God I do not miss her being on the show. What a bummer.

  74. raiderswt

    Hearing Teresa on the show reminds of how much better Alison is.

  75. Ryan

    I LOVE T. Good to hear her back on the show.

    Whoever that guest was needs to go away forever. He sounded like Charles de Mar from ‘Better off Dead’ and he wouldn’t let anyone else talk. We never needed the “how about leaving the jokes to Adam” drop more!

  76. Bobby

    I got hooked on the Adam Carolla podcast towards the tail end of the Theresa Strasser era but I remember liking her a lot. Today reminded me why. What’s not to like? She’s beautiful, got a great sense of humor, smart & quick wit, great voice, and most impressive of all she is a kind person. I was riveted listening to her guest appearance on The Mental Illness Happy Hour and was reminded that all we humans suffer on this earth one way or another regardless of how ostensibly together we seem. Alison is also very impressive just not quite as polished yet, but she’s getting there. With Alison I just want reality and experience to hurry up and cleanse her of some of that destructive naive left wing nonsense that often afflicts the young and brainwashed…uh….I mean idealistic.

  77. Mickey

    T-Bone!!! Great to have her poke her head in. When is Dameshek coming back and when can we get a Wheeze update?

  78. GreekGawd

    God Bless T!!!! Funny, Smart & Hot. MORE T!!!!!

  79. Poochie's Uncle
    Poochie's Uncle04-18-2012

    Imagine Teresa with Alison’s boots. Mmmmm.

  80. Nick

    Matt sounds JUST like David Cross only less funny

    • RobK

      I thought the exact same thing. And I don’t find David Cross to be that funny.

  81. Matt

    Great appearance Jordan! Keep him coming back.

  82. Hi There
    Hi There04-18-2012

    U2 is a good band; John Hyatt sucks ass. Please.

    Adam always talks about narcissists, but does he really not know that he’s the worst of them all?

    • ZekeG

      Wrong!!! John Hiatt is definitely better. U2 is okay in small doses, but the biggest problem for me is their fucked out handful of songs that get all the airplay.

  83. The Amazing Spider-Man
    The Amazing Spider-Man04-18-2012


  84. Rrrrr

    T needs to be on the show! She must be reinstated. She adds a great dynamic to the show!

    • Susie


  85. Julia

    More Teresa please!!

  86. Shea

    Turtles bury the eggs farther up on shore to prevent them from drowning if the surf comes up to far you jack @ss. Do a little research before you throw your foot in your mouth.

    • Susie

      Yup! Im from the beach in Florida and have seen many turtle nests wash away when there is a big storm, the mama turtle HAS to bury the eggs way up the beach.

  87. chantall

    Loved having T again, she is GREAT! I would love to hear her on the whole show next time.

  88. Dominic Montoya
    Dominic Montoya04-18-2012

    I forgot how funny T is! “I’m all nose and ears.” Haha, she always clicked well on the show. Alison will never be that funny, she’s a little too goofy and sophomoric. I like her in her own way, don’t get me wrong. But T is irreplaceable. Glad she’s gonna be on the show every week. She also knows what kind of news stories to bring. Alison just brings headlines for the most part. But T beings in wacky offbeat interesting stuff that she knows Adam will have a good reaction to.

  89. Terri

    So good to hear Teresa’s voice again. She is going to be way too busy for a full time gig but would sure be nice to hear from her more often. She is a natural. On another note…tell Alison if she will change her sign off phrase I will follow and support her podcast but for now I just get pissed every time I hear zip it XXXX. You are better than that Alison…move on to something more appropriate.

  90. Haley Potter
    Haley Potter04-18-2012

    This made me miss ol’ Teresa Strasser so much…

  91. Kelly

    Loved hearing from Teresa again! Great chemistry. Would love to have her back more often.

  92. Fazzer Sports
    Fazzer Sports04-18-2012

    Love all these episodes Adam….I am a listener!

  93. Guy DudeBrough
    Guy DudeBrough04-18-2012

    Zaller is clutching that coffee, just praying that he can muster up some sort of creative energy. Is that decaf, perhaps?

  94. Mrs JFK
    Mrs JFK04-18-2012

    Loved hearing T. More T, More T !!

  95. Susie

    It was sooo great to hear T again! Glad you will be having her on more often! She’s the best!!

  96. Bryan

    Top 5 Guests for the Podcast:

    1) Greg Fitzsimmons
    2) Dr. Drew
    3) Artie Lang & Nick Dipalo
    4) Lisa Lampanelli
    5) Patton Oswalt

    Keep up the good work Aceman!

  97. RobK

    I sometimes forget that I’m still new to the podcast since I’ve only been listening for a year or so. I missed the Teresa Strasser era altogether. She seems very likeable but I’ll stick with Alison Rosen, thank you very much.

  98. Brian

    Woohoo! So glad to hear T back again. She puts Adam (and the listeners) back into a happy place. So easy to listen to. I miss her razor sharp wit and sincerity. Glad to hear she’ll be back on a more regular basis.

  99. Hannah

    YAY SO happy to hear T was on the podcast! So wonderful to hear her voice and have her back! I agree w/ all the positive Theresa comments. Thanks for bringing her back. Keep up the excellent podcasting aceman. GET IT ON.

  100. Beth S
    Beth S04-20-2012

    Just can’t get enough Teresa!

  101. Just Me
    Just Me04-20-2012

    Thrillist guys try way too hard, and fail way too epicly. Painful segment.

    • jpg

      You got that right!

  102. JPat

    T is fine…..in small doses, once every 6 months or so. But Alison kicks so much more ass, you need T to come back on occasionally to remember how bad it could be.

    • JPat

      P.S. These dudes were obnoxious, defecating all over Adam’s jokes & rants. Drop them in the volcano.

  103. Craig

    Adam quit whoring for your sponsors during rants.

  104. Craig

    Those girls were so dumb that they didn’t even know what a swastika looks like. Three of the prongs are twisted the wrong way.

  105. Craig

    Banjo players don’t get pussy, but they get laid.
    Didn’t they see Deliverance?

  106. erick

    Sorry T, but I don’t miss you and this just confirms it.

  107. Matt

    I loved Jordan Morris…he is one of the only guests who can keep up with the Ace Man

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