Poog with Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak

Poog with Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak

Wellness is a trillion-dollar industry full of scams and snake oil salesmen but comedians and best friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak just can’t get enough. Join them as they try products and practices, consult healers and experts, and ask the ultimate question: is it truly wellness they’re after or just the thrill of the chase?

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August 9, 2022 55 min

The Hags are on an eight hour time difference from each other LA and Scotland. Indecision descends as Kate chooses her birthday treat at Sephora. Negative visualization and Stoicism are experienced via an app. Listeners may note: Jacqueline references her own metaphor from a previous episode, lake full of fish, and Kate does not recall it. Jacqueline wonders what makes a product purple, Kate finds the answer, says it twice, and Jac...

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Poog in the AM and dinner in the PM. Does Kate have Prickly heat, darling? Going out to dinner with their gals clothes. Leechee Martini plans. Trying someone else’s drink. Los Angeles. Explosive meals and remembrances. Squash blossoms, patatas bravas. Hanicure. A facialist retires. 

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July 26, 2022 62 min

Kate reclines as Jacqueline takes Kate through a depressive swirl. John Lithgow’s Churchill, the question of prosthetics and realism in film. Stella Adler. HBD, Kate. The Lychee Martini @ JAR. That which is overhead at the pool. Tearing the curtains, throwing the laptop. Experimenting with not collapsing. JN's Grub Street breakdown. A warm ceramic lantern. The fear of being misunderstood as some breadless and soulless hag. ...

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July 19, 2022 44 min

Depression’s passing through and Jacqueline discusses it at Kate’s request, nearly endorsing a sponsor to a priceless degree. Identity questions stymie her efforts. Lemon drinks continue, pith and all. Kate removed the seeds. JN brings tyrannical skincare opinions to her old pals. It's time to face the home and for KB to face the basement. Let's pull out all the stops and use all the tools. The hags are interested in rock c...

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July 12, 2022 43 min

Jacqueline had a back spasm, vasovagal symptoms, and can’t wait to talk about it. Kate is taken with a squirrel and not that interested in muscles. Spirits come alive when a new expression of lemon water is brought to the table. Jacqueline’s favorite moment in District 9 is recounted. Kate will travel with a blender. 

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July 5, 2022 50 min

Kate woke up without water. Jacqueline bought brushes at Target. Kate gears up to buy a computer and return a body shimmer. Time and space and weight in books, the internet, and ultimately math. Rose gold plastics. Self-directed hotel workouts. Some boys laugh in the gym. The hags have a mathematical break through. 

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June 28, 2022 45 min

The hags consider the angle and proximity of foot to table. Jacqueline is showing two profound signs of depletion. Kate dines alone. The courage to be a dud. Friends as need fulfillment machines. Hellish detours. Jetskis bounce along the East River. 

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June 21, 2022 54 min

Fury and rage have unraveled the hags and changed them permanently. It feels like an ugly Poog. Comfort topics include: hotels, planes, and restaurants. A fresh longing emerges to remineralize and embrace amino acids. Jacqueline visited the Fleur Noir in Palm Springs, ate Sushi in the wind, and got an IV bag of vitamins. Kate finally visited Two Bunch and found the hot spring pools too hot. Going back to coach after a taste of firs...

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June 14, 2022 47 min

This week's episode is a re-airing of a Poog classic, as the hags weave a path through: doshas, past life memories, lucid dreaming, astral projection, ghosts, and masterclasses. Anything grand is worth revisiting, no? See you next week with more of the new.

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June 7, 2022 70 min

This week the hags bring high octane energy. The Breton top is considered.  Pinkberry is reconsidered. Boutique hotels have drawbacks. Kate experienced a psilocybin side effect. Jacqueline had a dark experience with some cookies. Self-consciousness around tone of voices arises. 

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May 31, 2022 54 min

The hags return this week, meeting their minds where they’re at and having no misgivings. The symbolism of high-SPF sunscreen, cartoonish inchworms, and self-hating magicians are discussed. The nature of comedy is NOT discussed. Jacqueline fantasizes about knocking on a table, perhaps the only true form of community. Kate becomes an Ilia ambassador live on air. Long foam bendable whatevers. The promise of science. Fiberwig. The Pre...

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This week's episode is a re-airing of a Poog classic, an inside joke into which all hags are invited, a tale of restaurants past. Anything grand is worth revisiting, no? See you next week with more of the new.

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May 17, 2022 66 min

KB is ice-rolling, live. Jacqueline is derma rolling but Kate’s afraid to. Jacqueline installed Burrow shelving. Kate revisited a name brand dish fluid. Mousse is on the table again. The hags have fallen off a few regimens. Jacqueline pushes Kate to try the radio frequency device she begged for. Kate’s exercising again. A cat peed on Jacqueline’s patio and a roach was reckoned with. Kate made a grave error in her quest to get in go...

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May 10, 2022 65 min

The hags dance around the question of milk and meat. Halloween costumes, pre-school, dining. Childhood is probed. Acting class exercises and acting teachers, skirt suits and 90’s indie film. How to get in at a restaurant and send one’s compliments to the chef.  

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May 3, 2022 65 min

Kate had an interesting plane ride in Coach. Jacqueline journaled on a single sheet of parchment. A day was turned around. The hags revisit their trip into the ocean on sea bobs. Kate accepts candle hazards. Jacqueline recalls an important taco salad. Questions around the fried egg are finally answered. 

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April 26, 2022 63 min

Micro-dosing psilocybin despite the insufferable overtones. Probiotics but not just any Yoplait strain. JN did the research on NCBI. Sub-perceptual benefits don’t sell. Butterflies in the stomach, preserving energy, and anti-climactic repulsion. Bats in the hotel room and the Tetanus man. The Camelback and Drunk Elephant BabyFacial. Motility.

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April 19, 2022 58 min

The hags went to the spa together where Jacqueline’s knighthood was usurped. Kate is off dairy milk and back on Biologique Recherche p50. Ilia products are begged for. The chaos of the Notes app, the fantasy of secretary desk, Sciatica, text neck, and vocalizing during a massage.

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April 12, 2022 55 min

Kate is in NYC enjoying cocktails with twists. Are twist real? Props artisans. JN’s back from London for now where she secured an epipen through unsavory and brilliant British means thanks to generous hoteliers. She rages with jealousy to hear Kate’s found a new favorite New York restaurant. Large ice cube shapes and loud wallpaper are rudely investigated for the imagined intentions they reveal. Vomiting is considered once again, s...

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April 5, 2022 56 min

Kate is soaring on b-12 and in a full face of makeup. Freak accidents, evisceration, and food diaries in magazines are considered. The hags discuss the skin spatula and remain unclear on what it does.

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March 29, 2022 46 min

Kate and Jacqueline are puffy faced, because…it’s morning Poog, again. Fresh off an airplane, Jacqueline is researching travel bags with a fervor never seen before. Kate is interested in a new travel pillow. Martinis are touched upon as psychologically revealing. Kate has exceptional service at Houston’s. Foundation is on the horizon for the Hags.

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