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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. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That life is freaking HARD. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace. On We Can Do Hard Things, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.

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    • Society & Culture

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. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That life is freaking HARD. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace. On We Can Do Hard Things, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.

    How to Survive This Absurd Life with Samantha Irby

    How to Survive This Absurd Life with Samantha Irby

    1. Sam’s life-changing strategies for (reluctantly) interacting with humans.
    2. How we use humor to hide the lava of rage churning beneath our surface.
    3. Sam’s friendship theory and why she doesn’t need a deep soul connection with every “lowercase f friend.”
    4. Sam’s embrace of JOMO (Joy of Missing Out)–and why she genuinely believes no one else is having a better time (except maybe Abby).
    5. The behind-the-scenes story of the “Fat Babe Pool Party” Shrill show–and why that episode was one of the most important things she’s ever written.

    About Samantha:
    Samantha Irby writes the "Bitches Gotta Eat" blog, and is the author of WOW, NO THANK YOU; WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE; and MEATY. She has been a writer and/or co-producer for TV shows including And Just Like That, Work in Progress, Shrill, and Tuca & Bertie.

    IG: @bitchesgottaeat
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    ABORTION: Family Meeting on Four Things to Do Next

    ABORTION: Family Meeting on Four Things to Do Next

    Pod Squad Family Meeting! To see each other’s rage and grief, talk about how we got here, renew our resolve to fight forward and to take tender care of each other as we do, and to share four concrete steps we can all take to join the fight for reproductive justice. Because what got us here is not going to get us out of here.
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    • 31 min
    Billie Jean King: Abby’s Hero Shares Her Hardest Battle

    Billie Jean King: Abby’s Hero Shares Her Hardest Battle

    1. How Billie Jean could not live as her full authentic self until age 51.
    2. The moment Billie Jean knew that Abby was not okay after her USWNT retirement. 
    3. How to visualize a reality that doesn’t yet exist – so you can be it, even when you don’t see it. 
    4. How Billie Jean numbed herself through an eating disorder and how she recovered by not being a “good girl.” 
    5. Why Billie Jean does not regret her pre-Roe abortion, and the degrading process she endured to access it. 

    CW // eating disorders discussion
     
    About Billie Jean: 
    Named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, founder of the Women’s Tennis Association and the Women’s Sports Foundation and part of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Angel City FC and the Philadelphia Freedoms. King also serves on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation.

    In her legendary tennis career, King captured 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, including a record 20 Wimbledon championships. Her historic win over Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes, is one of the greatest moments in sports history. In 2017, Fox Searchlight released the critically acclaimed film, Battle of the Sexes, which depicts the cultural and social impact of the groundbreaking match. 

    In September 2020, King became the first woman to have an annual global team sports event named in her honor when Fed Cup – the women’s world cup of tennis – was rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup. Her memoir, ALL IN: An Autobiography, is available now.

    TW: @BillieJeanKing
    IG: @billiejeanking
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    • 57 min
    Introducing History is US

    Introducing History is US

    Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background and education to understand how we got here and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us. There will always be something distinct about our present day, yet history haunts. “History is US” is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio.

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    • 3 min
    Astrology: Your Sign’s Secrets with Heidi Rose Robbins

    Astrology: Your Sign’s Secrets with Heidi Rose Robbins

    1. How Heidi ruined Glennon’s life with a jarring new identity–and why it’s a powerful moment for G to embrace her newfound sign.
    2. How we each have a Sun, Moon, and Rising sign–and what each tells us about ourselves.
    3. Heidi breaks down the 12 astrological signs–and astrology as a tool for self revelation.
    4. Why we keep saying “Mercury’s in retrograde” and what the hell it means.

    About Heidi:
    Heidi Rose Robbins has been a professional astrologer for 25 years, helping thousands of clients all over the globe live with more authenticity and clarity. She hosts two podcasts, THE RADIANCE PROJECT, featuring poetry, astrology, and good company, and CHART YOUR CAREER, with co-host Ellen Fondiler. Twice a year, she leads Radiant Life Retreats, for people wishing to take a deeper dive into her work.

    Heidi has written two books of poetry, This Beckoning Ceaseless Beauty and Wild Compassion, and has been a featured poet at two TedX events. Last year, her 12-book series The Zodiac Love Letters, was published by One Idea Press, and this upcoming fall, her new book, Everyday Radiance--based on her daily Instagram offerings--will be published by Chronicle.

    Heidi grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, learning the zodiac with her A, B, C’s, and calls herself “a poet with a map of the heavens in her pocket.”

    She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids, Kate and Dylan.

    IG: @heidiroserobbins
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Restart Your Sex Life with Dr. Lori Brotto

    Restart Your Sex Life with Dr. Lori Brotto

    1. Answers to fascinating sex questions from Pod Squaders–including how to get real in the bedroom after regularly faking orgasm.
    2. Concrete mindfulness strategies to get out of your head and into your body, which have been proven to increase arousal and satisfaction.
    3. Busting the myth about how long it should take to orgasm. 
    4. Why talking about sex (including fantasies!) before having sex leads to more satisfying intimacy–and why that feels fun for Abby and impossible to Glennon and Amanda.
    5. Where to start if you’ve never discussed pleasure with a partner–and Dr. Brotto’s advice to Glennon for retiring her reign as Silent Sex Queen.
    About Dr. Brotto
    Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health. She is also the Executive Director for the Women’s Health Research Institute—one of only three institutes in Canada devoted to advancing research in women’s health, and maintains an active practice as a Registered Psychologist. Dr. Brotto was recently featured in the Netflix series The Principles of Pleasure, and is the author of Better Sex through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire and forthcoming The Better Sex through Mindfulness Workbook: A Guide to Cultivating Desire.

    TW: @DrLoriBrotto
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    • 1 hr 7 min

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