Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes
By Girlboss Radio
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Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kinda weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m gonna get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE. Please subscribe and leave a nice review with all the stars; my parents are checking them every day and I really don’t want to let them down.
||ExplicitHow To Be Your Best Self in 2018||Let’s think of this episode as "Jen’s helpful hints on how you can feel your best in 2019."||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet The Parents||Hear the best of my parents, Dr. Jamie and The Amazing Saerina!||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInside Anxiety||Today I'm going to take you on a journey—a trip, or even a voyage. OK fine, we are actually going inside one of my anxiety attacks.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Be Resilient||Learn tools to become more resilient!||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTravel Anxiety: A Helpful Update||In this episode, I'll recap the origins of my anxiety, some examples of how it rears its ugly head, and finally, how I managed to succeed in dealing with it—almost flawlessly—on a recent trip.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat I've Learned About Business, Part Two||I’ll share tips on management, hiring, and organization—and I'll tell you more about the importance of intention and transparency in your work||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat I've Learned About Business, Part One||This episode will give business advice for those in the early stages/years of a startup or small business.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Find Joy||This is an episode about how to find joy and the difference between happiness and joy,||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Advice Column Of Sorts||I’m going to answer a bunch of your questions about all things work-related: career, business growth, pursuing your passions, and professional success alongside mental health struggles.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBooks I Love That You Might Love Too (Chapter 1)||If you’re looking to enhance your personal growth, open your mind, or create more positive opportunities in your life, these books will be great tools for you.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow I Got Better (After Hitting My Lowest Low)||If you’re in a low place and need some guidance on how to find your way back to yourself, definitely give this episode a listen!||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIn Progress: An Imperfect Journey, Navigated||The best and brightest female entrepreneurs, creatives, and founders get really real with host Noor Tagouri when it comes to nurturing self-development and well-being in a bustling, always-on world. This podcast presented in partnership with TUMI.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInside Depression, Part Two||On last week’s episode of JGOK, i took you inside my depression. This week i thought i would give you some more pointed information on depression - the different types, the symptoms and some ways to identify and work through the issue.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInside Depression||This week, I wanted to share something a bit more intimate (if that's even possible) and take you inside my depression. And then, next week I'll follow up with a full, incredibly useful episode explaining everything I know about dealing with depression||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitConquering The Creative Block||Have you ever had a creative block? Yeah, me too—they are the worst. In this episode I offer solutions to get to the root of creative blocks, outline some reasons why we get them, and of course, offer some ways to get past them.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Cry At Work||Welcome to an episode about having emotions in the workplace—also known as crying at work. As a C-level work crier, I wanted to share some of my most emotional experiences with you.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet's Deal With This Anxiety||In this episode, I am going to talk about my good buddy, anxiety. I'll share some tips on how to manage it. If you’re suffering from anxiety (and 40 million of us are), this one's for you!||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAre We Addicted To Social Media?||Alright, here it is, the "Everybody quit social media right now!" episode. Not really, but at the least, I want us all to become aware of how and when we use social media and identify what our intentions are when we use it.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAll About Therapy||This episode is dedicated one of the topics I get the most requests for: THERAPY. In case you're not aware, therapy is a great way to invest in your mental health and personal development. And YOU are absolutely worth that investment!||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMedication: Friend or Foe?||Going on medication for a mental health issue is a big step and a huge responsibility. I want to use this episode to give you insight and know-how to help get to the right medication faster (with your doc).||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuilding Ban.Do: The REAL Story||In this episode I’m going to tell you how my team and I built ban.do from the ground up—with no prior business knowledge. Maybe that’s not something to brag about, but it is actually done, more often than you think||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLost in Pasta: Adventures in EMOTIONAL Eating||As kids, we are given food to soothe us, reward us and celebrate happy occasions. So, of course, we use food as a drug. If you're struggling with bad eating habits and consider McD's fries a stronger, more satisfying high than cocaine, please listen.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Feel Better RIGHT NOW||You can suffer from mental illness and still maintain good mental health. That’s not to say that every day is going to be amazing; after all, we need bad days to recognize the good ones. There are a ton of things you can do to begin to feel better.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTravel Anxiety and My Fear of the Overhead Bin||So, this is an “in the moment” episode that i recorded at the beginning of April after having several bouts of severe travel anxiety. If the thought of travel excites you, but also simultaneously paralyzes you with fear, this one's for you.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe MYTH of Perfection||So this is an episode about perfection and imperfection. The pressure and anxiety we all feel to be perfect and the idea in our head that perfection is actually a real thing, that can be achieved. It’s not.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitButtermilk Waitress: Proof You Can Have A Million Terrible Jobs & Still Find Success||In this episode I’m taking you on the journey through my twisting, turning career path so you can see how you don’t have to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life at 18, 28—or really, ever.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Bout of Self Doubt||Creating and launching a podcast is hard, especially when you have tendencies towards self doubt. This episode explores the origins of mine (hi mom, hi dad), discusses triggers, and offers potential solutions.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Rate Your Emotions & Track Your Mood||Welcome to my Emotional Rating System. It’s an adaptable, numerical rating system my mom and i created to help me identify and easily communicate my mood. This system is an easy way to get in touch with and convey how you are feeling at any given mome||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJen, Meet Bipolar - Bipolar, Meet Jen||In this episode, I chronicle my struggles with mental illness from a young age up through my early thirties when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to Me||The intro episode of my new mental health podcast let's hear my voice and decide if you like it - Hear my parents’ voices, decide if you like them - and learn the origins of the pod, the intention behind it and why it will have value for you.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" launches May 29th,||"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" launches May 29th,||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Needs editing and polish
I LOVE Jen and the subject matter this podcast covers. When depression and anxiety became a part of my life years ago, I couldn’t find “cool” people talking about it. I really wanted to know what others’ experience was, but there just weren’t people tackling these topics openly yet. JG was one of the first social media folks I eventually discovered who have helped me feel less alone with these struggles.
All that is to say I respect Jen a ton.
However, this podcast is just....all over the place. The jumping around (“Past Jen”, “Future Jen”, “the aftershow”) make the listener feel very lost. There’s a lot of explaining and re-explaining when and why something was recorded with new recorded segments jammed in between. It’s disorienting and not necessary for the host to constantly interrupt themselves.
This feels like an unfinished product without an editor or producer. This podcast could benefit from a bit of polishing and organization. A lot of it is growing pains for a new podcast, I’m sure! Hope to see more of a finished product in the future...
Real and honest
Contrary to some other reviews which think the podcast is all over the place, I think it’s a real and honest portrayal of Jen’s experiences. She has only the best intentions of passing along the learnings she’s made over the years. I truly think it’s a great podcast and am thankful it exists!!
Dont care for Jen’s food & weight relationship
I like Jen and follow her on social media too. I was into this podcast, but had to unsubscribe when she posted and talked about her weight loss being related to her “getting better.” I know she tried to explain that it was more of a symptom of what else was going on but I just can’t get behind believing in “bad” foods, or using visual representations of weight loss to equate to getting well. Jen has a huge platform and the women who struggle with not feeling good enough when looking different than what’s popular on Instagram deserve more than that kind of reductive discussion. For some women, weight can equal wellness. But for MANY MANY MORE, the toxic conversation and concern about weight would do well to take a backseat. It has been proven to cause weight gain, in fact. I was disappointed when some people reacted with a sentiment similar to mine and jen pushed back, justifying her point of view instead of hearing these women. Anti-fat points of view are some of the last acceptable prejudices in our culture and it was a bummer to see Jen avoid the hard conversation. Instead, many of her fans were inspired and excited to forego their next temptation and refocus on losing those last 10 pounds. Not cool. I’ve lost some trust and now I have a different experience of Jens perspective.