The goop Podcast

The goop Podcast

goop CEO and founder Gwyneth Paltrow and longtime goop collaborator Erica Chidi, CEO and cofounder of LOOM, take turns hosting the brightest thinkers and culture changers.

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June 28, 2022 34 min
Erica Chidi is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, author of Inspired: Understanding Creativity—A Journey through Art, Science, and the Soul. They talk about where creativity comes from, how to harness it, and why the creative process is often embedded with fear. Richtel explains that the fear begins early—around the fourth grade—when kids start internalizing what society deems as right and wrong. They close b...
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Phillip Picardi is known in part for his work as an award-winning journalist and editor. He rebranded Teen Vogue (where he became the chief content officer at age twenty-six) and he launched and founded Them, a community-driven platform for LGBTQ+ youth. After years of working in journalism, Picardi decided to go back to school—Harvard Divinity School, where he just received his master’s degree in religion and public life. In t...
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June 14, 2022 39 min
In Fariha Roísín’s book, Who Is Wellness For, she explores how wellness culture has been distilled and commodified from the cultural traditions of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. Today, she joins Erica Chidi to discuss her path through wellness, how we can care for ourselves and be in relationship to one another, and how we can invest in both individual healing and the collective well-being of our planet and our people. Learn ...
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“I teach people how to put themselves aside and listen and respond with generosity,” says therapist Terry Real. “Our culture doesn’t teach us how to do these things. We have to learn them.” In this open conversation with GP, Real explains why individualism and patriarchy has damaged our ability to be in healthy and loving relationships. They talk about why it’s important for couples to take each other on, and Real shares his honest...
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Kourtney Kardashian joins GP to talk about what shaped her life before she and her family ever appeared on television. They discuss blended family dynamics, what Kardashian turns to her husband Travis Barker for, the one thing she regrets being filmed, and how she and GP feel about the comparisons that have been made between goop and poosh. P.S. If you haven’t heard, the pair also teamed up to create a limited-edition candle—and it...
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“The last eight years I shifted into another gear,” says Cameron Diaz. “I went in and did some really deep, personal healing.” In this conversation between two friends, GP and Diaz talk about the mechanisms they use for self-protection, why aging is a mindset, and how they’re approaching their fifties together. Diaz explains why she’s given herself permission to honor her instincts and how GP finally convinced her to be a mother. L...
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Kelly McDaniel is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal from Lost Nurturance. In this conversation, McDaniel joins cohost Erica Chidi to talk about the experience of yearning for maternal love. McDaniel explains how this type of longing impacts our sense of self and other types of relationships as we become adults. “Depending on what we each did to earn our mo...
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May 10, 2022 50 min
In this special episode, psychotherapists and collaborators Barry Michels (New York Times–bestselling coauthor of The Tools) and Kristan Sargeant guide us through exercises designed to help us connect with our shadow. The shadow, as they explain it, is an often maligned part of your personality that has the potential to change your life in unexpected ways. “You can have intimacy with a part of yourself that you've been judging,...
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GP catches up with her good friend, actress and author Ali Wentworth. They chat about their daughters (they're best friends), and GP asks Wentworth for advice on how to cope when Apple leaves for college. Wentworth shares what has fueled her marriage over the years, and she explains how humor became her currency growing up and how she uses it during dark times. After you listen, preorder Wentworth's hilarious new book, Ali&...
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Alok Vaid-Menon is a writer, performer, public speaker, and the author of Beyond the Gender Binary, which examines gender fluidity and why the binary hurts us all. Vaid-Menon joins GP to discuss their journey as a nonbinary artist, how they’ve reclaimed their peace, and why it’s important to become familiar with your pain. “It’s actually through doing this intimate work of self-discovery and self-acceptance that we unlock a deep se...
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GP is joined by a new friend, author Fanny Singer, for a special conversation (originally hosted by Book Passage) about Singer's book Always Home. They talk about what it was like to both grow up with famous mothers (Singer is the daughter of Alice Waters, the food icon and chef behind Chez Panisse). And Singer shares why she’s finally given herself permission to engage with her mother’s work. They chat about the connection bet...
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Edwina von Gal is a landscape designer and the founder of the Perfect Earth Project and Two Thirds for the Birds, two nonprofits raising awareness around the positive environmental impact of low-intervention lawns and bird-friendly landscapes. In this conversation, von Gal joins GP to discuss what we can do to take care of the ecosystems that we often overlook in our own backyard. “Nature is not really messy,” says von Gal. “Nature...
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Kimberly Johnson is a trauma educator, somatic guide, and the author of Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It For Good. She shares practices for understanding—and befriending—our nervous system. And she explains her approach to unpacking what our body is telling us, how sound can be used for healing, and why simple things (such as moving your body or connecting with others) can be therapeutic. “Our ...
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“For me growing up, the dark skinned women who had a spotlight or were celebrated had to be exceedingly, almost super humanely beautiful,” says culture and film critic Zeba Blay. “You couldn’t just be a pretty dark skinned Black girl.” In Carefree Black Girls, Blay explores the impact Black women have had on popular culture throughout history—and how pop culture has shaped Black womanhood. In this conversation, Blay and Erica Chidi...
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In Sacred Rest, Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, proposes the idea that there are seven different types of rest. Dalton-Smith says that sometimes the reason we can’t seem to replenish our energy is because we aren’t getting the kind of rest we need. In this episode she explains the characteristics of each and talks with GP about how to maintain healthy boundaries around work, relationships, and technology. “If you’re not intentionally fil...
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March 15, 2022 34 min
“We're really indoctrinated with the idea that mental health issues are this genetically determined chemical imbalance,” says holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora. “And that plays a role. I don't deny that, but it's not the whole story.” Vora’s new book, The Anatomy of Anxiety, explores holistic strategies for supporting our mental health, from nutrition to sleep to herbs and supplements. She joins Erica Chidi to talk about...
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“So often I see women come into nonmonogamy better equipped to have difficult conversations,” says Jessica Fern, author of Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Nonmonogamy. Fern is a psychotherapist who specializes in providing support for individuals, couples, and people in multiple-partner relationships. She joins Erica Chidi to discuss what makes nonmonogamy work. They talk about attachment theory, how it relates to no...
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GP is joined by award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright Billy Porter. In this intimate and vulnerable conversation, Porter tells pieces of his life story—the moment he challenged himself to live authentically, what’s inspired his art, therapies he’s found useful in a nonlinear path toward healing, roles that have been difficult and joyful. Please note this episode covers sexual abuse that may be triggering f...
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Kathleen Nadeau is a clinical psychologist and the founder and director of the Chesapeake Center for ADHD Learning and Behavioral Health in Maryland. She joins GP today to discuss how ADHD is often overlooked in young women and girls and why she believes that the name, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a misnomer. Nadeau explains how symptoms can differ between boys and girls, why women aren’t diagnosed as early as men, ...
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February 15, 2022 39 min
Erica Chidi is joined by spiritual teacher and #1 New York Times–bestselling author Gabby Bernstein. Bernstein’s new book, Happy Days, explores her journey navigating through trauma and the path that led to healing. In this conversation, Bernstein talks about what it means to feel safe in your body, how to build a framework for excavating your inner wisdom, and her tools for identifying and processing triggers. After you listen, pr...
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