Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Dana call Dan Tipton by his full name?

Dan Tipton is Dana's husband.  She often refers to him by his full name.  Many AWP listeners have inquired about this phenomenon so we have chosen to address it here.  For starters, Dan and Dana have been married for millions of years and dated for even longer.  In the beginning of their courtship, Dana was so smitten with Dan Tipton, she couldn't help but refer to him by his full name whenever she referenced him which was (and is) literally all the time.  Furthermore, Dana kept her maiden name after marrying Dan Tipton and wants to avoid any confusion as to what Dan's last name is.  It is not Powell.  It is Tipton.  Dan Tipton.


How do I write into the Absolute Worst Podcast? 

There are a few ways to write into the podcast. You can email us at  or if you want to be super duper anonymous, just click on the Contact Us tab and even we won't know it's you. There's a space for your email, but you don't have to fill it out! All we need is a fake name, a subject, and your message. You can also DM us through our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  All feedback, questions and Absolute Yoursts are totally anonymous.  Your secrets are safe with us!


I don't want anyone to know I'm writing in. Will my question, yourst, or feedback be anonymous? 

Yes!! We always keep our listeners anonymous unless they specifically ask us to break their anonymity (we're looking at you Michelle Plyem)!


I want to write in but I don't know if what I have to say is interesting or funny. What should i write in about? 

We love to receive feedback, Absolute Yoursts, and questions for the Absolute Worst Therapy segment of our podcast! You don't have to be funny or interesting, just be honest! No question is too trivial or small. No Yourst is too boring. No feedback is unwanted. Please write in about literally anything. 


I sent awp some feedback/therapy/Yoursts and I haven't heard it on the show yet.  How long does it typically take for them to read listener messages on "the air?"

First of all, thank you for subscribing to Alison's belief that we have a radio show.  Secondly, while we typically read each message within a week of receiving it, the time in which we actually incorporate it into one of our shows is totally arbitrary.  We really just pull what we're feeling on any given week and then we start to look for naturally occurring themes which may lead to us grabbing other emails that seem similar.  We also try to structure certain episodes around our guests by pulling questions that might relate to them, specifically.  There really is a method to our madness!  That being said, you can rest assured that if you have written to us, we will absolutely be reading it on the show.  And if we have your contact info, we will always write you back to let you know when your message will be read on "the air."  Thanks!


I love your podcast and want to support you! Can I send you money or gifts? 

Wow, thank you so much! We currently have two ways you can donate to help us out with our podcast: Patreon if you’d like to give us recurring donations & GoFundMe if you’d like to do a one-time donation! You can choose whichever you prefer, and know that we are so grateful for your support!

Another great way to support us is to rate and review us on iTunes!! It helps more than you know. Oh yeah...and go to your neighbor's house, knock on their door, and tell them all about our podcast. 


Should I ask my spouse if we can have an open marriage?

No!! PLEASE write in with specifics about your marital issues before you ask your spouse for an open marriage.