Go Ask Ali

Go Ask Ali

Ali Wentworth has become a comedic authority on dissecting the shit show that is modern life. This season Ali speaks with experts, friends, celebrities, and moms about how to grow a teenager in the middle of a pandemic and how to grow your relationships, all of your relationships, including the one with yourself.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 42 min
This week, Ali explores authentic love with guest Glennon Doyle. Both of their stories suggest that once it hits you it is undeniable, but what happens when that authentic love is with a person that is not at all what you were looking for? What if choosing that person means rocking the boat? The “Untamed” author opens up about the life experiences that led her to take that leap for true love with Abby Wombach and she makes us rethi...
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What is it about girlfriends? Our friendships are special. Meeting a new soul sister can zap you just like that other lightning bolt when you meet THAT person. Ali and her longtime bestie actress Mariska Hargitay talk about why their relationship is special, but not unusual for women. We need, nurture and support each other in ways guys just don’t. And if you’re feeling a little isolated these covid days, it’s a reminder how much o...
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February 18, 2021 2 min
Ali Wentworth has become a comedic authority on dissecting life and all of its mess. For the first part of the season, Ali spoke with moms and experts on how to grow a teenager...in a pandemic. For Part Two, Ali picks up with how to grow and strengthen your relationships - ALL of your relationships: your friends, family, kids, UPS hero, spouse or luvah, and most of all your SELF.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.i...
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December 17, 2020 55 min
In the season finale on how to grow a teen in a pandemic, Ali Wentworth speaks with “Girls & Sex” author Peggy Orenstein about positive sexuality in teens. The two discuss virginity, how porn and mainstream media plays into sex education, and how parents can raise sexually healthy kids. Plus, what does “hookup” actually mean in today’s culture? Go Ask Ali returns in 2021 with all new episodes on how to grow a relationship in a...
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Anna and Audrey, two of Ali Wentworth’s friends, share personal stories and advice from their experience of being around the dark web as teens.  Ali then speaks to Julie Cordua, the CEO of Thorn, an international anti-human trafficking organization (co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore). Julie chips away at who is most vulnerable to sex trafficking, what all can be found on the deep web, and more. Beware of where you end u...
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This week, Jeanne Blake (founder of Blake Works) speaks with Ali Wentworth about how teens can grow from adversity. The “Words Can Work” author talks post-traumatic growth, and offers three key ways people can foster resilience in the face of the pandemic. Using real life stories from teens in her life, Jeanne shares how parents can help their kid build competencies, and be a source of support for them through this difficult time. ...
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Jessica Lahey (teacher, NYT bestselling author of “The Gift of Failure”) joins Ali to discuss how parents can help teens learn from failure and rejection to become more resilient and successful people. Jessica outlines parenting styles, praise that’s actually helpful, how boys and girls deal with failure differently, and if it’s ever ok to let kids quit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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November 19, 2020 39 min
Ali Wentworth welcomes Stephen Russell, Ph.D (Regents’ Professor of Child Development) to discuss LGBTQ+ teens.  Stephen provides insight into the unique challenges faced by queer youth today and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting many LGBTQ+ kids in quarantine. They take a closer look at gender identity and expression and Stephen offers ways parents can create more inclusive and affirming environments both in and out o...
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November 12, 2020 44 min
Dr. Lisa Damour (psychologist and author of “Untangled” and “Under Pressure”) joins Ali to discuss teens and emotional health. Dr. Damour touches on different types of stress and how parents can manage the dreaded meltdowns, instill academic confidence in their daughters, and navigate social turmoil in a socially distanced world.  @Mentions & Guest Names/Org Names: www.drlisadamour.com Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
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Dr. Harold Koplewicz, founding president and Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute, joins Ali to discuss the most common mental health disorder in America – anxiety disorders. With the added stressors of today’s climate, Dr. Koplewicz breaks down the impact COVID-19 is having on teens and he outlines ways parents can prevent anxiety from taking over the household. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcas...
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Ali Wentworth speaks with Dr. Jen Ashton (ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent) about teen suicide prevention and healing.  Informed by her own experience losing a loved one to suicide, Dr. Ashton shares how families can talk (and keep talking) to their adolescents about the topic. She also briefs parents on suicide prevention resources, and warning signs to look out for if a teen might be in distress. Life After Suicide by Jennife...
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October 15, 2020 61 min
Join Ali Wentworth and clinical social worker Jeanette Friedman as they discuss teens and addiction. The women dive into the effects of drugs, including alcohol, vaping and weed. They also explore how to tell if teenagers are on drugs, how they can get addicted, and how parents can educate their teens about the dangers of substance abuse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Elliott, Ali Wentworth’s eldest daughter, is back this week to provide her perspective on teenage boys. Ali then invites pediatrician and consultant Cara Natterson (author of “Decoding Boys”) to the table. The two discuss how teen sons throughout the world are being affected by this unprecedented time - from their brains and raging hormones to what they are really doing behind closed doors. Learn more about your ad-choices at http...
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September 17, 2020 56 min
Ali Wentworth asks two higher education experts what parents need to know about the new college landscape in light of the pandemic. First,Logan Powell (President of Admissions, Brown University) reveals how universities are adjusting to the ‘new normal’ - from campus de-densification to going test optional. Then, Martin Bonilla (Director of College Counseling, The College Preparatory School) outlines how COVID-19 may influence the ...
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Ali Wentworth’s eldest daughter drops in to give her take on social media and Gen Z, then Ali consults with child psychological researcher Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (author of “Media Moms & Digital Dads”) on how to approach parenting in the digital age. The two discuss validation, upward social comparison, and the impact social media is having on teens during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastn...
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Ali Wentworth invites bestie and supermodel Brooke Shields to discuss social media and the sexualization of teenage girls. Brooke opens up about her own complicated relationship with sexuality and both women dig into how they’re navigating monitoring their teen daughters’ activity on social media. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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August 17, 2020 2 min
Ali Wentworth has become a comedic authority on dissecting life and all of its mess. This season Ali speaks with moms and experts as she tackles not only how to grow a teenager...but how to do so in the middle of a pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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