Adulting Did you ever think being an adult would be this hard? Neither did our hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos. That's why they're talking it out with some of the funniest, most creative adults around. Plus, they answer the questions that haunt us all, like "What is an acceptable amount of money to spend on pillows?"Adulting is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, and Nancy.
Adulting

Adulting

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Did you ever think being an adult would be this hard? Neither did our hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos. That's why they're talking it out with some of the funniest, most creative adults around. Plus, they answer the questions that haunt us all, like "What is an acceptable amount of money to spend on pillows?"Adulting is produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, and Nancy.

Most Recent Episodes

To Hang Or Not To Hang My Partner's Trash Art? feat. Raquel Willis

Michelle and Jordan hit ALL the corners this week with author, activist, journalist, and media strategist, Raquel Willis. All is illuminated when Jordan (literal adult) reveals an early childhood hero, Michelle discusses the nuances of making requests of the service industry (it hits a little different at home!), and Raquel shares what it's like to date as a visible and accomplished Black transgender woman (so many sweaty stans and chasers!!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

My New Boyfriend's Dog is Truly the WORST—Do I Breakup!? feat. Tasha Smith

This week, Jordan and Michelle bring out their bedazzled tambourines for triple threat (actor, director, producer!!!), Tasha Smith! Michelle arrives fresh from the billing panic room after waking up to no internet (autopay has entered the chat), Jordan comforts Michelle by singing his sonorous house cleaning spiritual, and Tasha shares why acknowledging all she's overcome motivates her to create JOY and LOVE—watch your step, she's dropping bars! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Can Talk About My Personal Life But Not My Private Life! feat. Nicole Bus

Michelle and Jordan head to Holland to get personal and just a little "private" when they are joined by Dutch singer / songwriter / artist without borders / baker of exquisite breads / friend, Nicole Bus! Jordan is inadvertently unmasked as a Karaoke King while giving Michelle her flowers for hosting yet another epic house party, Michelle advises a listener to check their wants and needs before honoring unfamiliar requests in the bedroom (read: butt stuff), and in sharing her inspired writing process, Nicole walks us through her life as an artist in Amsterdam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Can Talk About My Personal Life But Not My Private Life! feat. Nicole Bus

AN ASS THAT CAN SWALLOW YOU WHOLE AND OTHER WANTS AND WISHES feat. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

It's a family affair this week as Jordan and Michelle warmly welcome esteemed executive producer / pizza machine / showrunner for "Survival of the Thickest," Danielle Sanchez-Witzel. Jordan passionately reviews parenting scenes from a Berkshires restaurant (are they ok?!), Michelle emphasizes that caretaking skills are not exclusive to parenting, and though showrunning can easily run your life, Danielle courageously pushes back with vulnerability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

AN ASS THAT CAN SWALLOW YOU WHOLE AND OTHER WANTS AND WISHES feat. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

How Do I Tell My Mom to Stop Flirting with My Friends?! feat. Georgia Hardstark

This week, Michelle and Jordan bring it in with writer, actor, OG podcast host, a BOSS / also THEIR BOSS, Georgia Hardstark! While bonding over "vintage" grandma names, Jordan transports Michelle and Georgia to the fifth dimension when he chimes in from his own family tree with names that could ONLY come from the Mississippi Delta, Michelle's twin toddlers test her anti-goop parenting style when "F" bombs are dropped and feelings are hurt (compassion, joy, and structure FTW, y'all!), and in the everlasting debate of shoes on / off households, Georgia weighs in, as one does when they have a WikiFeet! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How Do I Tell My Mom to Stop Flirting with My Friends?! feat. Georgia Hardstark

"Tickleball, Anyone?!" feat. Beth Stelling

Jordan and Michelle serve up Adulting BTS when they pull back the curtain for writer / actor / comedian / Buckeye / international field hockey phenom, Beth Stelling. Michelle's fond memories spur an introduction to pickleball (or is it tickleball?!), new research suggests life expectancy in America has shifted—Jordan shares the good news (men are down 6 years!), and Beth (real talk) reveals what it took to film her comedy special PLUS lessons learned since! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Are Women Really That Great? (Yes!!) feat. Sasheer Zamata

Michelle and Jordan take Black the night with comedian / actress / organ donor to the stars / selective history buff, and good friend, Sasheer Zamata. Jordan's kids have started doing an impression of him (which has daddy putting his phone away), Sasheer shares what makes New Orleans her go-to destination to refresh (Voodoo), and Michelle prompts a moment of reflection when she asks, what WON'T you do for money? (Bad answers only, y'all!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Michelle & Jordan Talk Their Toxic Traits! feat. Dan Ahdoot

This week Jordan and Michelle are joined by FOP (friend of the pod) comedian / actor / auth-uh / podcast host / beloved surrogate sibling, the multi-talented Dan Ahdoot. Dan's arrival prompts Jordan to shed his middle-child identity and lean into his other side (big brother feat. therapist cosplay), Dan shares his thoughts on radical honesty vs. finessed white lies (hear him out!!!), and Michelle takes a deep breath and asks: What is my toxic trait? The answer, tho!!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How Do I Tell My Parents I'm Not a Republican? feat. adrienne maree brown

This week, Michelle and Jordan welcome author / afro-futurist / pleasure activist / potentially Jordan's long-lost cuz, adrienne maree brown. Jordan gets into the 10 going on 49 of it all (his daughter's current Wednesday Addams phase), Michelle goes back to the origin of her party-host-super-powers, and adrienne shares tips for safely seeking sexual pleasure in group settings. BYO-Astroglide! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How Do I Tell My Parents I'm Not a Republican? feat. adrienne maree brown

Put Your Penis In Your Pocket Book feat. Ms. Pat

This week, Adulting is giving heavy seen, felt, AND heard energy when Jordan and Michelle welcome comedy / acting / writing triple threat, Ms. Pat. Jordan accepts affirmations after courageously sharing his childhood journey from outie to innie, Michelle gives a refresher on karaoke night etiquette, and real talk—Ms. Pat speaks on what 31 years of marriage teaches and takes (honesty and therapists!!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices