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.

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May 6, 2021 32 min
Ali Wentworth revisits her conversation with bestie and supermodel Brooke Shields to discuss social media and the hyper-sexualization of teenage girls. Brooke also opens up about her own complicated relationship with sexuality and both women dig into how they’re navigating monitoring their daughters’ activity on social media. If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364-...
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On the heels of the largest student-led national protest aimed at highlighting the erasure of LGBTQ+ people in schools, Ali Wentworth revisits her conversation with Stephen Russell, Ph.D (Regents’ Professor of Child Development) to discuss ways families can support LGBTQ+ teens. Dr. Russell provides insight into the unique challenges faced by queer youth today and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting many LGBTQ+ kids ...
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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.? If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364...
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Doctors, authors, and twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite have a message for us girls and women out there to defy the world and love our bodies. Sounds simple enough, right? Uh huh. When was the last time you were ok with going up a size? Now you get it. They talk with Ali about how to combat the pressures women feel to conform to ideals set mostly by men in Hollywood, the influence of social media and comparing ourselves to millio...
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The scientific study of happiness is a relatively new field, but in the past 30 years it has exploded. Fantastic! What have we learned? First off, great news, it turns out that we are NOT completely powerless against our DNA. Sure, our genes play a significant role, but there are many very important areas of our "happiness portfolio" that are completely under our control and can thwart that biology. Harvard professor, PhD s...
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Ali is pretty cynical when it comes to meditation. She’s convinced there is nothing that can possibly calm her busy mind. Then there’s Bob. Bob Roth is the transcendental meditation teacher to the stars having taught, among many others, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hanks and, yes, George Stephanopoulos. He breaks down with Ali the approach, value, and neuroscience of transcendental meditation, which he says is different from al...
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What would you do if you went in for a COVID test and walked out with stage 4 lung cancer? Oh, and no symptoms. The unthinkable has happened to author and actress Annabelle Gurwitch. She opens up to Ali about this emotional and life changing rollercoaster. She tells Ali what she has learned about herself, her friends, and her sense of humor throughout the scariest time in any person’s life. // Annabelle is a New York Times bestsell...
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Ali gets personal with actress, producer, author, activist and feminist Marlo Thomas about her 40-year marriage to TV talk show host Phil Donahue. It was a marriage she wasn’t looking for and never saw coming, but as Marlo says, “He just became essential and I couldn’t live without him.” Well, it’s one thing to find your irreplaceable person, but how do you defy the odds through the ups and downs? Having interviewed 40 celebrated c...
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Ali loves therapy. She’s a huge proponent of it for anyone and everyone and believes in the personal growth made possible just by talking to someone. Of course not all therapists are made alike, so she’s talking to psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb about therapy: what should you look for in a therapist, what to expect out of the relationship, how it can help and why it is so important for anyone. //  Lori Gottlieb is also the New York ...
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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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