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I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle Glennon Doyle & Cadence13

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I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. We laugh and cry and help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, free-er, less alone.

    Why We Should Stop Doing Our Best

    Why We Should Stop Doing Our Best

    1. Abby’s new nightly ritual of 80’s parties and Amanda’s wild adventure at a crawfish boil.
    2. Glennon’s transition out of depression, and how she’s moving off “The Landing.”
    3. Why our parents are so triggering – and how we can see them differently.
    4. Glennon, Abby, and Amanda answer pressing Pod Squad questions.
    5. Amanda pays tribute to a particular Pod Squader, Lexi – and to all women of her generation.  

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    • 51 min
    Presenting Reflections of History with Jon Meacham

    Presenting Reflections of History with Jon Meacham

     C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.

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    • 2 min
    Martha Beck & Rowan Mangan: Polyamory & Throuple Life

    Martha Beck & Rowan Mangan: Polyamory & Throuple Life

    1. What is Polyamory – and how Martha, Rowan, and Karen make their relationship work. 
    2. How Martha felt – after years of marriage to Karen – when Karen told her she was in love with Rowan, too. 
    3. The hilarious moment Martha, Karen, and Rowan told their friends they were now a throuple.
    4. A huge lesson for couples based on the revolutionary ways they deal with conflict, jealousy, and daily rituals to stay close.  

    About Martha:
    Dr. Martha Beck is a New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” Her newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller.

    TW: @TheMarthaBeck
    IG: @themarthabeck

    About Rowan: 
    Rowan Mangan is a writer, podcaster and mom to a vivacious toddler. Salty, klutzy and Aussie, Ro co-hosts the Bewildered podcast with her wife, Martha Beck. She also runs the Wild Inventures newsletter and community on Substack. Ro is currently pursuing publication for her first novel, a magical realist thriller set on the west coast of Ireland.

    TW: @rowanmangan
    IG: @rowan_mangan

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    • 58 min
    Jen Hatmaker’s Back! Forgiveness & the Audacity to Rebuild

    Jen Hatmaker’s Back! Forgiveness & the Audacity to Rebuild

    1. Why Jen believes none of us is safe from betrayal – but how she knows with certainty it will never happen to her again.
    2. The useful part of unforgiveness, the worst thing about forgiveness, and how to know when it’s time to forgive. 
    3. Brené Brown’s advice to Jen for how to begin rebuilding brick by brick after the life you built implodes. 
    4. The steps Jen took to learn to trust her body for the first time – and what she calls her body now. 
    5. What Jen would go back and tell her kids about marriage and divorce if she could do it differently.

    About Jen: 
    Jen Hatmaker is the New York Times bestselling author of For the Love and Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire, along with twelve other books. She hosts the award-winning For the Love podcast, is the delighted curator of the Jen Hatmaker Book Club, and leader of a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week. Jen is a co-founder of Legacy Collective, a giving organization that grants millions of dollars toward sustainable projects around the world. She is a mom to five kids and lives just outside Austin, Texas.

    TW: @JenHatmaker
    IG: @jenhatmaker

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    It’s OK to Want What You Want: Cheryl Strayed as Dear Sugar

    It’s OK to Want What You Want: Cheryl Strayed as Dear Sugar

    1. Pod Squad Qs about co-parenting after infidelity, setting boundaries with friends, and reconciling an estranged parent relationship.
    2. How to know when it’s time to leave, and whether your partner deserves to be free of you. 
    3. Why every problem Cheryl’s ever had has been solved by a list–and how to use her strategy. 
    4. Ways to be a better advice-giver, and how to keep “floating in the direction of your own life.”
    5. How to gather the courage to know a truth thing–and to live by it.

    About Cheryl
    Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, as well as the bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things, Brave Enough, and Torch.

    Wild was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.

    Tiny Beautiful Things is currently being adapted for a TV show for Hulu and will star Kathryn Hahn.

    In addition to writing her widely acclaimed essays, stories and scripts, Strayed has hosted two hit podcasts for the New York Times — Sugar Calling and Dear Sugars, which she co-hosted with Steve Almond.

    She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Brian Lindstrom and their two teenagers.

    TW: @CherylStrayed
    IG: @cherylstrayed

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Cheryl Strayed: Don’t Let Your Dreams Ruin Your Life

    Cheryl Strayed: Don’t Let Your Dreams Ruin Your Life

    1. Why Cheryl chose Strayed as her last name – the only one not given to her by a man.  
    2. How she ruined her life when her mom died, and how we can bear the unbearable.
    3. Cheryl’s greatest lesson from her 3-month hike of the PCT, and her mom’s advice she uses everyday. 
    4. How to make peace with our ITS – “inner terrible someone” – who lives in each of us. 
    5. Why and how Cheryl is now exploring: “Can I be happy if my kids aren’t?”

    About Cheryl:
    Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, as well as the bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things, Brave Enough, and Torch. 

    Wild was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. 

    Tiny Beautiful Things is currently being adapted for a TV show for Hulu and will star Kathryn Hahn. 

    In addition to writing her widely acclaimed essays, stories and scripts, Strayed has hosted two hit podcasts for the New York Times — Sugar Calling and Dear Sugars, which she co-hosted with Steve Almond. 

    She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Brian Lindstrom and their two teenagers.

    TW: @CherylStrayed
    IG: @cherylstrayed

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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928 Ratings

928 Ratings

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Positive and insightful

I’m really enjoying the podcasts and loving how thought provoking there are. Thank you so much for sharing your profound wisdom and guiding us so well with your straight talking and sage advice. I particularly loved the Sheryl Strayed episode, she’s a force for goodness, positivity and the ultimate truth. A wonderful listener and advice giver!

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Motivating Women in this Generation and the Next

We can do hard things is incredible, language to make you think and love others. Helps me to think about how I’m shaping my own and my daughters life. I adore this.

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Carson Tueller is everything - incredible human, wonderful episode

So many beautiful, authentic, and wise truths from the amazing Carson. Thank you for this magical episode. I LOVE your podcast, but EVERYONE should listen to this one! Thank you 🙏

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