The goop Podcast
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Gwyneth Paltrow and goop's Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEOs to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.
||ExplicitHow to Balance Your Hormones||Dr. Dominique Reade takes us through her approach, outlines what we can expect from hormonal shifts, and suggests different options for smoothing out the ride.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAre Psychedelics a Mental Health Panacea?||Psychologist, Alex Belser, talks with Elise Loehnen about the many different ways psychedelics are being used to treat depression, anxiety, addiction.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Misty Copeland: On Being the First||Ballet star and history-maker Misty Copeland sits down with GP to talk about what it’s like being the first African American woman to ever be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCan You Heal the Mind through the Body?||Our first guest in a three-part Tuesday series on mental health is psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, who believes that healing the body can be a path to healing the mind.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Create Memories That Matter||Stanford University's Chip Heath has figured out how to create moments that matter and tells why we remember certain things and not others.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Silencing of Women||Famed Author/Historian Mary Beard explores how women have been silenced throughout history—and why we still are today.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSelfishly Thankful||A. J. Jacobs and our chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, talk about how gratitude doesn’t have to be cheesy and why it might be the simplest route to happiness.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt Begins and Ends in the Gut||A medical doctor, a naturopathic doctor, and a registered dietitian give us their best advice on gut health in this special episode from In goop Health Vancouver.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Ashley Graham: On Being Put in a Corner||Model-designer-author Ashley Graham dropped by goop HQ to hang with GP.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Different Way of Looking at the Scale||Gabrielle Reece is a world-class athlete, model, and the New York Times–bestselling author of My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper. A former professional beach volleyball player, Reece was Nike’s first female spokesperson. She’s known, in part, for her thoughtful perspective on strength, beauty, and redefining our relationship to our body. In this special episode, we’re sharing a conversation with Reece from In goop Health Vancouver. We talked about navigating self-judgment, doing away with comparisons, why perfectly beautiful isn’t the path to happiness, and ways to get stronger with age. For starters, we’ll never look at a scale the same way again. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTapping Into Your Inner Creative||Tapping Into Your Inner Creative with Amy Whitaker, author of Art Thinking||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Anxious Mind||Today’s bonus episode is a stress-buster that reminds us of the power and freedom that come with surrendering to what’s out of our control.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Julia Roberts: On Seismic Life Shifts||GP asks pal Julia Roberts all our burning questions: Favorite male costar? Outlook on marriage? Parenting philosophy? The moment that changed everything for her? And more.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Move from Ally to Accomplice||DeRay Mckesson—civil rights activist, author of On the Other Side of Freedom, and host of the podcast Pod Save the People—gives us all a reason to feel hopeful.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Stella McCartney: On Being Ridiculed, Building a Brand, and Creating What’s Cool||GP chats with one her best friends, British designer and fashion icon Stella McCartney||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy “Doing It All” Is a Con||Greg McKeown is the New York Times–bestselling author of Essentialism, and he believes that we’ve been sold a bill of goods. The notion that we can (or should) do it all, that we can (or should) have it all, that this is what success is made of—it’s all a great con, says McKeown. But McKeown is not an advocate for saying no. What he does is help people identify the things that really matter to them and figure out how to make the space and time to pursue just those things. Maybe the biggest lesson he’s taught us is this: If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs Science the Way to Describe Magic?||Dr. Maya Shetreat is a New York City–based neurologist and the author of The Dirt Cure. In her practice, she sees children and adults with chronic health issues, gut imbalances, and autoimmune disorders. She believes that the best approach is one that incorporates the physical, emotional, and spiritual. She is an advocate for reconnecting with the earth, trusting the gut, and exploring the idea that science is really a system and language for explaining magic. Listening to Shetreat will make you want to talk about miracles, mysteries, and the power of acknowledging that we will never know everything. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Chrissy: On Food, Marriage, and Social Media||Chrissy Teigen is one of the funniest people we know, arguably has the best clapbacks of all time, and knows how to cook the kind of meal everyone craves. This week, GP went over to Chrissy’s, and they talked about their shared love of food and how important it is to feel good about what you’re eating, without being too dogmatic about it. They chatted about marriage, and Chrissy told GP what she really loves about being with John Legend (which isn’t what everyone thinks). Of course, they talked through social media and what makes Chrissy who she is online. We felt like (wished) we were there drinking a glass of wine with them. (For more and to get Chrissy’s new cookbook, Cravings, head to The goop Podcast hub.)||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth on Perfectionism, Criticism, and Curiosity||On the tenth anniversary of goop—which GP started from her kitchen in London—we’re turning the tables. In this special episode, GP herself is answering the questions, in an honest conversation with her friend and podcast cohost, goop’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen. Looking back, GP talks about mistakes she made in building a company, her inherent fear of intimacy, and how hard conscious uncoupling really is. She talks about getting comfortable with criticism, stepping away from perfectionism, and being curious about the different ways we can optimize our lives. Elise asks GP about getting married, parenthood, and “Faltrow-Martin” house rules. And GP shares her business philosophy, why she created a specific kind of culture at goop, and what it means to return home with a pop-up in Notting Hill. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe Are Better than the Worst Things We’ve Done||Bryan Stevenson, the New York Times–bestselling author of Just Mercy, has been called America’s Nelson Mandela by Desmond Tutu and Nicholas Kristof. As a civil rights lawyer, he’s liberated more than 100 people from death row, proving their innocence in the process. And as the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, he recently opened the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, which commemorate lynching, slavery, terrorism against African Americans, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration in this country. They are stunning tributes that compel us to never repeat the worst of our past. Because of our history, Stevenson argues that no one in this country is really free, but he paints a path to a more just society in which we can all confront and overcome racial inequality. It’s a future that Stevenson feels really hopeful about, but not one that will materialize unless we act now.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Talent Whisperer||Literary agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh runs the New York office of the mega entertainment and media company WME. And as its worldwide head of literary, lectures, and conference divisions, Walsh has a client list that reads like a who’s who of thought leadership: Oprah, Brené Brown, Alice Munro, etc. We got Walsh to pull back the curtain and tell us how she continues to find the next leading thinkers, all while taking no b******t in an industry previously dominated by men. Through her brainchild, Together Live, a nationwide storytelling event, she reminds us of the power of storytelling to connect us all and the importance of finding voices that are typically underheard and underrepresented. She also explains why being a thought follower is a highly underrated cause. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat “Problem” Kids Are Trying to Teach Us||In this must-listen—whether or not you have or even want kids—Joe Newman, the author of Raising Lions, explains his simple, systems-based approach to conflict that could have a profound effect on our entire culture. And it starts with so-called problem children. Newman knows them well: He used to be one, a typical ADHD, disobedient type. Today, he’s able to connect with kids no one else seems able to reach, and he teaches his life-changing method to parents, family members, and educators. Newman’s perspective—on why things go off track, why so many of us were misjudged as kids, and why we continue to misunderstand kids today—challenges our preconceived notions of what it means to grow up. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Sex Therapists Don’t Care about Orgasms||Sex therapist Stephen Snyder, M.D., is interested in the feelings behind sex, the feelings we get in thick of it, and the ones that sometimes keep us from connection and intimacy. Snyder is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine and has been in private practice in Manhattan for two decades. He’s come to believe that passion is inherently selfish, that sex should make you feel a little dumb, and that everyone thinks everyone else is having more (and better) sex than they are. Above all, he reminds us that we’re normal. For more, go to goop.com/thepodcast.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Autoimmune Spectrum||Will Cole, IFMCP, DC, takes an unorthodox approach to medicine, working closely with patients around the world and their primary care physicians or teams of specialists. As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Cole looks to optimize lab work beyond the range conventionally deemed “normal,” in large part to keep people off of an autoimmune spectrum he sees again and again. Cole’s approach to health is individual, but he explains why he’s a big fan of intermittent fasting, and why—good news—you can drink coffee during it. He also shares his food philosophy and the Ketotarian diet he created: a mashup of the best of the plant-based and ketogenic worlds. For more, go to goop.com/thepodcast.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mind Architect||Peter Crone refers to himself as a “mind architect”: He helps people understand how their own perceptions, self-limiting beliefs, and words have shaped their reality—and he points out how to break free. As one friend of goop explained, a session with Crone is like being gently held while he simultaneously punches you in the gut. It is not always easy, but it is certainly cathartic. (For more, head to goop.com/thepodcast.)||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHerbs, Spices, and Proteins to Live By||Dr. Josh Axe is a functional medicine practitioner who draws heavily from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine. He talks to us about making health changes more accessible to men, specifically, as well as the herbs, spices, and essential oils that he thinks we should all be leaning on. He also tackles common health concerns, like Hashimoto's, and breaks down why he thinks a ketogenic cleanse can be so effective for weight loss. His take on protein and the health benefits of collagen might change what you put on your dinner plate, too.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat Matters in the End||Dr. Lucy Kalanithi brought us to tears in this poignant, moving, and ultimately uplifting conversation about love, grief, family, and the ties that bind us long after death. Kalanithi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford and a general practitioner interested in end-of-life care. She’s the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, the author of the number one New York Times–bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air. Their journey together has changed the way so many of us think about faith, loss, and what it means to really live. (For more, head to goop.com/thepodcast.)||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGwyneth x Sarah Jessica: On Heartbreak, Business, Books, and Reality TV||Sarah Jessica Parker came over to GP’s Hamptons home to catch up on everything you’d hope they would: Carrie Bradshaw, motherhood, shoes, why they started businesses, SJP’s book short list, how things have changed (and not changed) for women in Hollywood, and Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for governor of New York. Then there’s the unexpected—like GP’s reality TV show pick and SJP’s insightful take on heartbreak. (If you’re looking for the novel SJP raves about—we’ve got A Place for Us stocked in the goop shop.)||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho Are You in Crisis?||Spiritual legend Marianne Williamson takes us on as only she could in this inspiring wake-up call. Williamson argues for compassionate resistance, real maturity, and a greater understanding of the dichotomy that is built into the DNA of America. Her insight into crisis—and the people she sees us becoming on the other side of it—lights a fire.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat We Got Wrong about Nutrition||Dr. Mark Hyman is a pioneer of a new way of thinking about both health and chronic disease. He’s the director of the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine, the founder of the Ultra Wellness Center, and a New York Times–bestselling author of books like Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? And now he answers that question for us, dispelling a host of dietary misconceptions and controversies. Using science and research, Hyman contextualizes the incredible results his patients have seen after adopting his food-first philosophy—which is poised to change the future of modern medicine.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Michaela Boehm: Creating Sexual Tension||During this one-on-one chat with GP’s trusted intimacy teacher Michaela Boehm, we learn how to bring the practice of Tantra to life and turn up what Michaela calls “Erotic Friction.” GP and Michaela dispel misconceptions around Tantra and gender, and talk about redefining feminism and polarity in modern relationships. And Michaela offers some unexpected tips and simple, tangible steps that anyone can follow to increase desire in a relationship.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Janet Mock: The Journey to Self-Acceptance||Drop into this conversation between new friends GP and the brilliant Janet Mock—who is currently a writer, producer, and director on the FX show Pose (along with GP’s fiancé Brad Falchuk). GP and Janet talk about what it’s like to be on the frontlines of a shifting culture and the moment that Janet realized she had to stop waiting for her role model and become the person she had been waiting for. They talk about giving up “dream jobs” for new dreams. Janet schools GP—in the best way—on transgender issues that are really all of our issues. And GP asks Janet’s advice for parents whose children are struggling to be seen by society for who they are.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre We All Psychic?||Laura Lynne Jackson is one of the most incredible psychic mediums of our time. She’s also the New York Times-bestselling author of the thoroughly enjoyable, uplifting read The Light Between Us. Today, she shares some of her profound intuitions with us—like why she believes we all have psychic abilities, how we can change the trajectory of grief, where we can find an endless source of love and connection, and what she thinks we’re meant to learn here on earth.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Still Recovering from Pregnancy Years Later?||When Dr. Oscar Serrallach first wrote about postnatal depletion on goop, he hit a nerve—particularly with the revelation that some women experience the aftereffects of having a child for several years. In his Australia-based practice, Dr. Serrallach has focused on helping moms new and years out to restore their health and vitality. And in this episode, he’s sharing his simple strategies, nutrition tips, and a hormone primer so that more of us can finally feel like ourselves again. (For more, see Dr. Serrallach’s new book The Postnatal Depletion Cure and visit goop.com/thepodcast.)||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOlivia Wilde on Changing Perception||Multi-hyphenate Olivia Wilde is a producer, actor, director, and activist, who believes we need to empower more women to tell their stories—and take a closer look at the stories that we’ve all told ourselves. In this episode, she tells us a few of her own that have changed her perspective. She talks about what it was like being raised by two working parents who were both war-time journalists (one is running for office now). And she talks about the process of changing peoples’ minds. She also makes us laugh—a lot.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Defeat Your Inner Critic||Psychotherapist Barry Michels—bestselling coauthor of The Tools—doesn’t believe that uncovering the roots of problems sets people free. Instead, he’s designed quick, accessible tools for getting unstuck and moving through fear, which he coaches some of the most prolific, creative, and established people in the world to use. Part of this work is learning how to find the opportunity in a problem, and part is making peace with the aspects of yourself you’ve always put down, repressed, ignored.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs Detoxing Real?||A cardiologist by training, Dr. Alejandro Junger is a trailblazer in functional medicine and the founder of the Clean program. He’s also goop’s OG expert M.D. and our constant guide through new paths of healing. One of the most powerful tools he uses to restore health is detoxification. Detox has become a hotly debated topic, but Junger says it’s not a modern concept, nor a fad, nor a method of deprivation. It’s a way, he believes, of removing blocks and filling in gaps so the body can recover its innate ability to heal itself.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuper Woman Syndrome||Functional medicine doctor Taz Bhatia, M.D., says that stress overload manifests in different ways in her patients. For some, stress contributes to weight gain or weight loss resistance; for others, stress may be a factor in thyroid disorders, anxiety, PCOS, or gut issues. Here’s what Dr. Bhatia does not tell her patients: to slow down, to calm down, to give something up—things she has no interest in being told or doing herself. Instead, she has drawn from conventional medicine, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, research, and her own health struggles to come up with a toolbox that women can use to optimize their health one simple, concrete step at a time.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs There Proof of a Spiritual Universe?||In 2008, after falling into a deep coma, academic neurosurgeon Eben Alexander had a near-death experience that defied his understanding of how the brain works. For him, it was proof of heaven, which became the name of his New York Times–bestselling memoir. Since then, he’s been exploring the science of consciousness, connection, and spirituality with Karen Newell, an innovator in sound meditation. Together, they share how they’ve learned to tap into a higher consciousness, the existing evidence of a spiritual universe, and why they think we’re on the verge of the greatest shift in human thought.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Women's Work Utopia||When Audrey Gelman opened the women-only co-working 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 push-back that women often get when they go after what they want.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow 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.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat 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.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Blythe: On Mothers and Daughters||In this personal and candid conversation, GP and her mom, Blythe Danner, talk about what it was like living and then acting together, why Blythe was hard on her daughter, and things they would have done—or said—differently. They talk about old boyfriends, Tinder, and vibrators. They talk about the strange thing that happens when you win a major award (an Oscar for GP, a Tony for Blythe) at twenty-six. They talk about co-parenting and forgiveness. They talk about what’s left to accomplish—and the beauty of letting go.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’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.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCould 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.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLessons 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.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unexpected Sparks of Creativity, Confrontation & Office Culture||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.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPostpartum Anxiety & the Motherhood Shift||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.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitResetting Hormones, Weight & the Conversation Around Women’s Health||Board-certified OB-GYN physician scientist Sara Gottfried, M.D. (educated by way of Harvard Medical School 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.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwyneth x Oprah: Power, Perception & Soul Purpose||For goop's inaugural podcast, GP spent an afternoon with the incomparable Oprah Winfrey. Their wide-ranging and honest conversation spans everything from Oprah's favorite acting role to her perspective on the MeToo movement and "the culture of enough" to the one life truth she knows for certain.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe goop Podcast debuts March 8th||Gwyneth Paltrow, goop founder and CEO, talks about The goop Podcast, which debuts with a very special guest on Thursday, March 8th.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I feel terrible commenting on something seemingly shallow, but Elise’s accent drives me nuts! It’s like she’s a lost cast member of SNL’s The Californians. The accent is a weird amalgam that seems to manifest in people after they live in LA a few years. I’m sure I had it at some point ... and I usually don’t mind it... but on this podcast It is so distracting! Some words are annoying... “gewp” ... but others are straight up indiscernible. I can’t concentrate on your amazing guests when the interviewer sounds so strange. I’m sure Elise is smart & great, but I just don’t HEAR that. Maybe hire a voice coach???
Pseudoscience and salesing
Vaginal steaming...jade eggs to stuff up the same vagina...and more garbage that marketing monetizes.
Reviews are extremely important but generally lack thoughtfulness. I prefer to provide reviews when I have enough knowledge surrounding the company or product. I’ve been a follower of Goop for several years and recently started listening to the podcast (love a good podcast!).
The content thus far has been generally quite good. Even when I do not agree with a particular subject, I still see the episode through as I likely will learn something new (and I’m not a quitter!).
I do wish there was more Gwyneth versus Elyse (Chief Content Officer). Gwyneth is quite soothing, polished, and shows her desire to sincerely be a good listener. Whereas, the CCO is the complete opposite. While coming from an Ivy League school and clearly as we’ve heard many times, a good family life; she is challenging to listen to. She uses filler words often, interrupts guests frequently, is often heard saying “Mmmhmmm” as if rushing the guests as well. Her clear lack of compassion for the listeners is distracting and off putting. It follows through into the ads she voices, too.
While I am interested in many of the subjects the Goop Podcast covers, I am weighing whether my enjoyment for Goop outweighs my distaste for the CCO. Can we the listeners have a replacement?