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May 17, 2018

A Women’s Work Utopia

When Audrey Gelman opened the women-only coworking and community space the Wing in the fall of 2016, she had no way of knowing that it would quickly become swept up in a larger movement around women’s rights. As the Wing expands around the US and the world, we asked Gelman about navigating this highly charged cultural moment and the pushback that women often get when they go after what they want.

May 10, 2018

How to Move On from Your Imperfect Childhood

No one emerges from childhood unscathed, says psychiatrist and author of Permission to Parent Robin Berman. Her great talent lies in helping people come to terms with their imperfect past and move beyond any self-limiting beliefs, attachment issues, or disappointments they collected along the way. Whether you had a narcissist for a role model, you didn’t get everything you needed as a kid, or you’ve never been able to forgive your dad’s one mistake, her insight makes it possible to re-parent yourself and finally say goodbye to the baggage that isn’t you. (Note that identifiable patient information in this episode was changed to protect confidentiality.)

May 3, 2018

What Turns You On

Sought-after sexuality expert and psychotherapist Esther Perel peels away the layers of desire to reveal some surprising truths about what actually turns women and men on. For one: The secret to female sexuality, Perel says, is how narcissistic it is. She also has some revelatory ideas about why desire dries up in long-term relationships and how to reinvent your intimate life, and she even makes a compelling case for reconsidering the way we think about jealousy as well as infidelity.

April 19, 2018

It’s Normal to Occasionally Hate Your Spouse

Family therapist and teacher Terry Real has steered many troubled couples away from the brink of divorce, coaching them through struggles with intimacy, honesty, and transparency. In his unconventional approach, he actually gets off the therapist bench and gets involved, lending his own experience to the conversation. He is full of tips for promoting passion in long-term relationships—something he says we aren’t taught how to do.

April 12, 2018

Could Changing Your Diet Heal Autoimmune Disease?

Dr. Steven Gundry’s career in cardiac surgery took a surprising turn when he met a seemingly hopeless patient who reversed heart damage with food and supplements. Curious, Gundry went on to explore the power of nutrition and search for cures for notoriously difficult-to-treat conditions. He’s become known for cutting lectins (plant proteins) out of his patients’ diets and for his books The Plant Paradox and The Plant Paradox Cookbook. His take on why too many women have been dismissed in the doctor’s office is also compelling. End-of-episode bonus: GP does a round of AMA on being blonde.

April 5, 2018

LESSONS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Anita Moorjani, the author of Dying to Be Me and What If This Is Heaven?, takes us on a crazy ride through her near-death experience and spontaneous healing from cancer. Apart from that wild story, what’s most striking is how she learned to take autonomy over her health without shouldering self-blame or guilt. For Moorjani, the secret to striking this balance lay not in doing more—but in discovering how to be who she already was. In turn, GP answers a question on her own spirituality.

March 29, 2018

The Unexpected Sparks of Creativity, Confrontation & Office Culture

In partnership with our friends at Boll & Branch

Adam Grant, Ph.D., a top-rated Wharton professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, has become an expert in what makes organizations and people really good at innovating. And it’s not what he expected. Why is criticism central to success? Can you see your blind spots? Does arguing at home foster creativity in kids? How do we create more diverse, inclusive workplaces—where white men step up? After Grant gives us a crash course on evolving office culture, GP answers a question from one of you on something she’d like to change about herself.

March 22, 2018

Postpartum Anxiety & the Motherhood Shift

In partnership with our friends at Boll & Branch

There is often a great divide between what motherhood is supposed to be and the way people experience it in actuality. Psychiatrist Catherine Birndorf, M.D., unpacks that disconnect and the entire postpartum spectrum of mood, anxiety, and depression swings and makes the compelling case that we all need to be mothered a bit more. Following a good dose of reparenting love, GP fields an AMA on cleansing and what she eats every day.

March 15, 2018

Resetting Hormones, Weight & the Conversation Around Women’s Health

In partnership with our friends at Boll & Branch

Board-certified OB-GYN physician scientist Sara Gottfried, M.D. (educated by way of Harvard and MIT) debunks myths about out-of-whack hormones, weight loss resistance, the significance of genetics, age, and motherhood—to show how it’s possible to reset your health one small change at a time. After, GP answers her first podcast AMA on her clean lifestyle.

March 8, 2018

GWYNETH X OPRAH: POWER, PERCEPTION & SOUL PURPOSE

In partnership with our friends at Boll & Branch

When GP asks if anyone is writing down all the books that Oprah says you need to read “if you’re going to be a human being,” don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in the goop shop, which we also stocked with our favorite inspirational reads from Oprah herself.

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THE GOOP PODCAST DEBUTS MARCH 8TH

GP gives a sneak peek at what else you can expect to hear from us: Every Thursday, we’ll talk through some of life’s big questions with a barrier-breaking guest. Like—how do we take autonomy over our health, what can we learn about living from the other side, who makes the best slice of pizza, and can you actually meditate to Tupac? Plus, GP will be doing rounds of Ask Me Anything—hit us up @goop on Instagram or Facebook with any questions—nothing is off limits.