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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.

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How to Deal with Assholes

“For better or worse, I’m the asshole guy,” Robert Sutton once told us. Sutton is a professor at Stanford and the author of The Asshole Survival Guide. Of course, his work encompasses a lot more. Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, workplace dynamics, friction. Today, we’re talking a lot about assholes though: What makes someone act like one? How can we identify the tendencies in others and ourselves? How do you get rid of assholes in your office and personal life? And when you can’t, what are the best coping strategies for dealing with one? (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Feb 21, 2019
How to Be with the Partner You Picked

“Our memory is shit,” says couples therapist and author of We Do Stan Tatkin. “It can’t be relied on, and our perception is like a fun-house mirror…. And so that should give way to more cautiousness, more consideration, and more curiosity than we tend to have, especially in love relationships.” Tatkin’s approach to helping couples develop “secure-functioning relationships” is both realistic and optimistic. His work helps people better understand their partners so that they can become the best possible team together. Tatkin is a proponent of dependency in a relationship—and of not making that a dirty word anymore. His perspective on parenting—and not putting a child at the center of your universe—is also compelling. As for deal breakers in a relationship: Yes, he says, they exist, although sometimes what might appear to be a deal breaker is actually wholly resolvable. And if you’re looking for a relationship, Tatkin says forget thinking about the perfect person, and consider your perfect relationship. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Feb 19, 2019
On Addiction and Recovery

“I didn't think that anybody thought or felt or experienced the world the way that I did until I came into recovery,” Bill Clegg tells our chief content officer, Elise Loehnen. Clegg is the author of two harrowing, poignant memoirs: Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Ninety Days. (He’s also a novelist—read Did You Ever Have a Family—and one of the most respected literary agents in publishing.) Clegg doesn’t often talk about his experience with addiction and recovery these days, which makes today’s conversation feel all the more intimate. Whether or not you recognize some piece of his story as your own or as belonging to someone you love, it’s a conversation that will stick with you. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Feb 14, 2019
Miracles from a Magic Shop

“When we promote, if you will, acting compassionately, there’s a subset of people who look at this as a soft science,” says neurosurgeon James Doty, MD. But his research and that of others has demonstrated on a scientific level “that when you practice compassion with intention, it has a profound effect on your mental and physical health and wellness and even your longevity.” Today, Doty shares his unlikely personal story with us; we’ll call it miraculous, but he’s an atheist (who is best friends with the world’s great spiritual leaders). Doty, who had a challenging childhood, learned a few lessons—in a magic shop—at the age of twelve that changed his life forever. One was how to manifest, which set him on a course to becoming a successful neurosurgeon, Stanford professor, and wealthy entrepreneur. But it wasn’t until he went bankrupt and lost it all that he felt like he had gained everything. He wrote a book about it—Into the Magic Shop—and now runs the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. His work helps us understand the soul of human relationships, their effect on the brain, and the immense power that each of us has to shape how we see the world and how it reacts to us. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Feb 12, 2019
Sticking to Plan A

“I think we build up this thesis of who we are, and then it gets shook.” This is how Abbi Jacobson—one of the creators, executive producers, and stars of Broad City—begins to describe the ups and downs of her love life. And the road trip she departed on with a broken heart. It was this adventure that eventually became her poignant collection of personal essays, I Might Regret This. And it was on a different cross-country trek that she caught up with our chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, to talk about humor, aura readings, being a workaholic, how it’s hard to ask for help, and why we need to know it’s okay to rely on other people. Jacobson made us laugh—a lot. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Feb 07, 2019
Why Love Starts with Loneliness

“The more that ambivalent feelings can be brought to the surface, the safer the relationship is,” says philosopher and writer Alain de Botton. The bestselling author (On Love, The Course of Love, How to Think More About Sex, etc.) sits down with our chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, to talk about the complexities of falling into, and out of, relationships. De Botton’s perspective on intimacy is incredibly wise. He says that we are all still and will always be students of love. That no relationship should be judged by its length. That there’s a lot of “politeness” in relationships that gets in the way of a deeper connection. And that the best insurance policy is remembering that we can never own or even fully know another person—and that we shouldn’t skip the “little moments of tenderness” along the way. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Feb 05, 2019
How We Relate to Money

Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi is the author of books including When She Makes More and the host of the podcast So Money. She knows how to help people get out of debt—and also when and why it might be wise to go into debt. She explores how people relate to money and everything that affects this relationship, beginning with the first messages we internalize as children. And she’s opened up the conversation around gender and money, pushing us to reconsider how we perceive female breadwinners and how we receive the masculine energy that typically surrounds wealth and power. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 31, 2019
How to Avoid the Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones

How do endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect our health—and what can we do about them that isn’t all-consuming and overwhelming? This is the focus of Jessica Helm’s research. Helm is a postdoctoral fellow at Silent Spring Institute, and some of her most important work has examined ethnic disparities in chemical exposure and hormone-related health conditions. She’s brilliant at coming up with simple ways that we can reduce our exposure to the chemicals of concern that show up in the products we use every day and in the environments where we spend most of our time. (See her app, Detox Me.) And Helm puts us at ease: You don’t have to make over your home or swap every product you rely on all at once, she says. Take your time; do your best: “A single step and then another single step add up eventually to a journey.” (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 29, 2019
Gwyneth x Howard Schultz: On the Entrepreneur’s Dream

Howard Schultz, former Starbucks chairman and CEO, sits down in a New York City café with GP. Schultz, the author of the new book From the Ground Up, tells stories about the time Starbucks almost slipped away from him and about a moment that gave him a sense of spirituality. They talk about profit and conscience. About building a business with a core purpose in the midst of conflict. And about what Schultz calls “servant leadership,” or recognizing that almost everything in life is a team sport. They talk about the country—about the American dream, political challenges, and where we might go from here. And of course, they swap coffee routines. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 24, 2019
Detox without Deprivation

Functional nutritionist and author of The Rainbow Diet Deanna Minich, PhD, sees detox in part as a way of letting go of things that don’t serve us. It is, she says, probably one of the oldest practices of humankind—to cleanse, to reevaluate what we need in our lives and what we don’t. But she also believes that health should be a joy—pleasurable, fun—not deprivation. Which is why her approach to detox focuses on what we can add back in to really nourish the body, the mind, and the spirit. She thinks about well-being in terms of color and chakras, and she outlines her seven systems of health for us, which tie it all together. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 22, 2019
Why Optimism Is a Better Match for Reality

If you think the world is coming to an end, Steven Pinker says, think again. The experimental psychologist, Harvard psychology professor, and bestselling author of Enlightenment Now explains our tendency to look at the past through rose-colored glasses and view the present world much more pessimistically. He shows how our perception is distorted by headlines and gives us the real information that shows just how we’re progressing. He makes the case that good news is just as worthy of reporting as bad news. And he makes us feel hopeful. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 17, 2019
Is Intermittent Fasting the Key to Health?

Longevity researcher Valter Longo is one of the world’s leading experts on fasting. He’s the director of the USC Longevity Institute and the author of The Longevity Diet. He’s known in part for his exploration of intermittent fasting and the five-day Fasting Mimicking Diet that he developed in kit form. Elise Loehnen asks him to break down the phenomenon of intermittent fasting and share the forthcoming science that he’s most excited about—the lifestyle interventions that could have massive impacts on how long we live and how healthy we are. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 15, 2019
The Man Who Defies What's Possible

Wim Hof is known as the Ice Man. He’s done some wild things. He can hold himself in ice water for nearly two hours with an elevated body temperature. He climbed to an insane height on Mt. Everest, in shorts and no shirt. Hof ran a half-marathon, barefoot, above the Arctic Circle. He also ran a full-marathon, in the desert, without drinking any water. He let a group of scientists shoot him full of endotoxins and didn’t have an immune response. Why? Hof believes that our bodies are capable of doing extraordinary things. And he’s really curious about just how much control we have over our instincts, our thoughts, our health, and our happiness. He talks to Elise Loehnen about his breathing method and how nearly anyone can apply it to their life, even if they are not running a marathon in a desert. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 10, 2019
Gwyneth on Detoxes, Cleanses, and How She Eats

GP’s new cookbook, The Clean Plate, lands today, and she’s sitting down with goop’s food editors to talk about cleansing, cooking styles, and the foods she actually eats and enjoys. They cover memorable detoxes, easy clean swaps, beloved ice cream counters, and the most respectable form of French fry. After the chat, they go through the food questions everyone wants GP to answer in a lightning AMA session. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 08, 2019
Are We Lying More?

Jeff Hancock spends his days looking at the lies we tell one another online and in real life—and figuring out why, exactly, we do lie, and when it matters. He studies sociopaths, language patterns, deception, and trust. Hancock is the founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab and a professor at Stanford University; he’s also a Canadian and an optimist. Trust, he suggests, may be not declining but, perhaps, evolving. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Jan 03, 2019
Why We Use Food to Shame Ourselves

Geneen Roth—author of This Messy Magnificent Life—has explored our relationship with food, our bodies, weight, the way we eat, and our inner emotional lives for decades. “Losing weight on any program in which you tell yourself that, left to your real impulses, you would devour the universe is like building a skyscraper on sand,” says Roth. She believes that most of us sit with this sense that we’re always in the waiting room of our life. We’d rather want than have, and we rush through life as if there’s a big get at the end. Roth helps people stop, unpack their hang-ups around food, let go of shame and deprivation, and feel something much more pleasurable and long-lasting in their bodies. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 27, 2018
The Orgasm Myth

Nicole Daedone is a longtime proponent and teacher of a practice called orgasmic meditation, which has been called the yoga of sex. She’s also the author of Slow Sex, and she unpacks the complexities surrounding orgasm like no one we know. In today’s conversation, she tells us why climax is just like sugar or a drop in the ocean and how to get to the real thing we’re looking for. We talk about allowing feeling to take precedence over how things appear. And we see how she’s redesigning sexuality and sexual practices that have previously been defined by men but really serve no one today. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 20, 2018
The Power of the Unconscious Mind

In partnership with our friends at The Outnet. We tend to obsess over how much and how well we focus, but psychiatrist Srini Pillay makes the case that the time we spend unfocused is more important. Pillay is a brain researcher, an assistant professor at Harvard, and the author of Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind. He helps people understand how to manage risk, harness creativity, and access the unconscious. He talks to us about brain function (the majority is outside of conscious awareness), strategic ways to unfocus (most of us daydream ineffectively), and the key to possibility thinking (which allows for self-esteem optimization). Pillay thinks that we should all become scientists in our relationships and lives: Intuition, he says, is a hypothesis that needs to explored rather than rejected. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 18, 2018
How to Balance Your Hormones

Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read focuses on preventive and anti-aging medicine, helping women through the hormonal changes and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. (She also works with men on hormonal issues.) In her practice, the aging process feels nearly imperceptible. She takes us through her approach, outlines what we can expect from hormonal shifts, and suggests different options for smoothing out the ride. And there’s a lot you can do, says Fradin-Read: “We should not be the victims of our hormones anymore.” (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 13, 2018
Are Psychedelics a Mental Health Panacea?

In partnership with our friends at Prime Video and their new series Homecoming

Psychologist Alex Belser is a clinical research fellow at Yale and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU. While he has a practice, on the research side, he’s been involved in some fascinating studies looking at the potential intersection of psychotherapy and psychedelics. He talks with Elise Loehnen about the many different ways psychedelics are being used to treat depression, anxiety, addiction. They explore how the mind works, why the brain can change, and what might transform the way we see the world. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 11, 2018
Gwyneth 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—something Copeland is intimately familiar with. She is the first African American woman to ever be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. (She’s also the New York Times–bestselling author of books including Life in MotionBallerina Body, and her new guided journal for kids, Your Life in Motion.) She shares some of her incredible life story with GP, along with the tools she’s leaned on to heal from the past and find her place moving forward. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 06, 2018
Can You Heal the Mind through the Body?

Our first guest in a three-part Tuesday series on mental health is psychiatrist Kelly Brogan. She’s the New York Times–bestselling author of A Mind of Your Own. She’s most known for her holistic—and sometimes controversial—approach to identifying the root causes of disease and depression. She believes that healing the body can be a path to healing the mind. And she helps us get comfortable with uncertainty, paradoxes, and complexity. Sitting in the grey area when the truth is still emerging might turn out to be the most rewarding part of being human. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Dec 04, 2018
How to Create Memories That Matter

Chip Heath has figured out how to create moments that matter. Heath is a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and he’s co-written four books with his brother; their latest is The Power of Moments. This is what he tells us about today: why we remember certain things and not others, what makes a good memory, why it’s important to celebrate, and how to make vacations, work experiences, and time with our family more impactful. Routines are great, Heath says, but it’s often the unexpected, script-breaking moments that we carry with us for the rest of our lives. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 29, 2018
The Silencing of Women

Although Mary Beard is a famous historian, she’s often in the middle of the global conversation on gender roles and women and power. Beard is a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge and the author of several books, including Women and Power and How Do We Look. She explores how women have been silenced throughout history—and why we still are today. Her work—and perhaps even more so, her personal life—suggests ways we might all speak up and change the culture of power. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 27, 2018
Selfishly Thankful

A. J. Jacobs is a journalist and the author of several New York Times bestsellers, in which he does stunts like choosing to follow the bible literally for a year or reading the entire encyclopedia. His new book, Thanks a Thousand, is a survey on gratitude, as A. J. goes on a trip to thank every person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. In this fun conversation, A. J. 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. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 21, 2018
It 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. You’ll hear what to steer clear of from functional medicine trailblazer Dr. Alejandro Junger. You’ll hear why Dr. Nigma Talib finds the health of our skin and gut—how we look and feel—to be inextricably linked. And nutritionist Karlene Karst shares a way of eating that reminds us to just go easy on ourselves. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 20, 2018
Gwyneth x Ashley Graham: On Being Put in a Corner

Model-designer-author Ashley Graham dropped by goop HQ to hang with GP. It was the first time since our inaugural Oprah episode that GP cried on the podcast. But mostly they laughed their way through the conversation. They talked about the experience of being put in a corner or a box, and what it’s like breaking out of an industry’s confines. Ashley talked about being a body activist, dealing with insecurities, and making space for all kinds of beauty—on magazine covers and out in the world. They also shared relationship challenges, big loves, spirituality practices, and Ashley’s wild, beautiful marriage story. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 15, 2018
A 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.)

Nov 13, 2018
Tapping Into Your Inner Creative

Amy Whitaker, author of Art Thinking, is a bit of a unicorn, in that she has both an MBA and an MFA. She has taught business to artists and art to businesspeople, which is why she’s sometimes called a business poet. And she makes both the economic world and the creative realm less intimidating and more accessible for us all. Whitaker describes art as a life process: It’s not about getting from point A to point B. It’s about inventing point B. We asked her for help carving out space for vulnerability and risk and balancing the practical and creative self.(For more, see The goop Podcast hub.) 

Nov 08, 2018
The 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. In this conversation straight from In goop Health Vancouver, we talk about the angst and anxiety that so many of us feel right now. Three experts who tackle stress with different sets of tools weigh in: Ellen Vora, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who often begins by helping her patients heal the physical body. Jennifer Freed, PhD, is a psychotherapist and psychological astrologer known for helping people find clarity and purpose in their lives. And Andrew Kerklaan, DC, spent two decades as a chiropractor looking at stress and pain in the body before turning to study the potential significance of the endocannabinoid system to our well-being. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 06, 2018
Gwyneth x Julia Roberts: On Seismic Life Shifts

GP asks pal Julia Roberts all our burning questions: Who is her favorite male costar? What’s her outlook on marriage? Parenting philosophy? The moment that changed everything for her? What does she do with her best friends? Does she have a self-care or wellness routine? What’s for dinner? And what can she say about her new series, Homecoming—omitting spoilers? (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Nov 01, 2018
How 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. Part of Mckesson’s work is rooted in the highest form of make-believe: telling stories about a more just future, a world we haven’t seen yet. The next part of this important work is getting people ready to live in that world. Our broken systems, Mckesson reminds us, were made up—and so we can make better ones. For many of us, this requires understanding our privilege and seeing that we can use it now for good. But you can (and should) start small, Mckesson says. And whatever you do, get curious: “Find your thing and fight like hell.” (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Oct 25, 2018
Gwyneth x Stella McCartney: On Being Ridiculed, Building a Brand, and Creating What’s Cool

British designer and fashion icon Stella McCartney is one of GP’s best friends. But there’s one thing they haven’t spent a lot of time talking about: business. This is where their chat from inside Stella’s 23 Old Bond Street shop in London begins. From talking about building a brand, they move to designing for women and all the various elements that make up a woman and the way she feels in her clothes. They talk about believing deeply in a value and also making an effort to not be so passionate about it. They talk about their families, what a real partnership looks like, and the main things they love about the British. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)

Oct 18, 2018
Why “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.)


Oct 11, 2018
Is 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.)

Oct 04, 2018
Gwyneth 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.)

Sep 27, 2018
Gwyneth 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.)

Sep 25, 2018
We 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.

Sep 20, 2018
The 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 bullshit 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.)

Sep 13, 2018
What “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.)

Sep 06, 2018
Why 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

Aug 30, 2018
The 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  

Aug 23, 2018
The 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

Aug 16, 2018
Herbs, 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.


Aug 09, 2018
What 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

Aug 02, 2018
Gwyneth 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.)

Jul 26, 2018
Who 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.

Jul 19, 2018
What 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.

Jul 12, 2018
Gwyneth 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.

Jul 09, 2018
Gwyneth 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.

Jul 09, 2018
Are 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.

Jul 05, 2018
Are 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

Jun 28, 2018
Olivia 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.

Jun 21, 2018
How 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.

Jun 14, 2018
Is 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.

Jun 07, 2018
Super 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. 

May 31, 2018
Is 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.  

May 24, 2018
A 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.

May 17, 2018
How 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.

May 10, 2018
What 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.

May 03, 2018
Gwyneth 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.

Apr 26, 2018
It’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.

Apr 19, 2018
Could 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.

Apr 12, 2018
Lessons 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.

Apr 05, 2018
The 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.

Mar 29, 2018
Postpartum 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.


Mar 22, 2018
Resetting 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.

Mar 15, 2018
Gwyneth 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.

Mar 08, 2018
The 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.

Feb 23, 2018