348 episodes

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, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it.
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 Glennon Doyle and Audacy

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    • 4.9 • 96 Ratings

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, Glennon Doyle, author of UNTAMED; her wife Abby Wambach; and her sister Amanda Doyle do the only thing they’ve found that has ever made life easier: Drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard things including sex, gender, parenting, blended families, bodies, anxiety, addiction, justice, boundaries, fun, quitting, overwhelm . . . all of it.
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.

    Mental Load: Find Healing In Your Partnership & Balance Inequality in Your Home with Kate Mangino

    Mental Load: Find Healing In Your Partnership & Balance Inequality in Your Home with Kate Mangino

    329. Mental Load: Find Healing In Your Partnership & Balance Inequality in Your Home with Kate Mangino

    Gender expert Kate Mangino discusses the depths of carrying the mental load in a family–even when you have a partner who wants to be supportive.

    Listen to this conversation with your partner(s):
     
    -The stages of mental load – and why “helping out” or completing a task doesn’t reduce it;
    -The cost to partners who miss out on fully participating in the mental load of the household; and 
    -The shocking statistics about the difference between childcare in the 70s and now.

    Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home is available in paperback wherever books are sold on August 20th.

    About Kate: 
    Kate Mangino is a gender expert who works with international organizations to promote social change. She has written and delivered curricula in over 20 countries about issues such as: gender equality, women’s empowerment, healthy masculinity, HIV prevention, and early and forced childhood marriage. Kate is the author of Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home.

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    6. OVERWHELM: Is our exhaustion a sign that we’re CareTicking time bombs? 
    246. The Answer to Caregiving Burnout with Ai-jen Poo

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Is Biden In or Out? with Jessica Yellin

    Is Biden In or Out? with Jessica Yellin

    Jessica Yellin, founder of the Webby-Award Winning Independent News Brand, News Not Noise, returns to walk us through what is going on right now in the political landscape. 

    Discover: 
    -What happened with the Trump assaination attempt and how it’s affecting the election;
    -The divide in the Democratic party over Biden’s candidacy and what the options are at this point; 
    -What to know about Trump’s Vice President selection, JD Vance – and what picking him signifies; and 
    -Glennon’s “say what you see and feel” message to the Democratic party and thoughts on where we go next. 


    On Jessica: Jessica Yellin is the founder of News Not Noise, a pioneering Webby award-winning independent news brand. Over 1M+ subscribers and followers across Instagram and other digital media rely on Jessica and News Not Noise to understand what matters, which experts to trust, and to manage their “information overload.” She is the former chief White House correspondent for CNN and an Emmy and Gracie Award-winning political correspondent for ABC, MSNBC and CNN. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @JessicaYellin. You can also find the News Not Noise Newsletter on Substack. 

    Get her newsletter here: https://newsnotnoise.com/newsletter

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How to Stop Avoiding Yourself: Feel The Loneliness, Jealousy & Longing

    How to Stop Avoiding Yourself: Feel The Loneliness, Jealousy & Longing

    328. How to Stop Avoiding Yourself: Feel The Loneliness, Jealousy & Longing

    Glennon, Abby, and Amanda discuss how to move through loneliness, longing and jealousy. Glennon and Abby also share their experience at The Gracie Awards and recap their heartfelt speech about breast health and dense breasts dedicated to Amanda. 

    Discover: 
    -What loneliness might be trying to teach us; 
    -How Glennon really feels about jealousy and women supporting women; 
    -Why it’s so hard to remove all the obstacles we create to connection and love; and
    -How to let go of the picture of how it’s “supposed” to be.

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    • 54 min
    Inside Out 2 Review + Our Fav Books & TV Right Now

    Inside Out 2 Review + Our Fav Books & TV Right Now

    327. Inside Out 2 Review + Our Fav Books & TV Right Now 

    Glennon, Amanda, and Abby discuss Pixar’s new film, 'Inside Out 2,' exploring its depiction of emotions, particularly focusing on anxiety and its role in our lives. Per Pod Squad request, they also share what they’ve each been reading and watching, so you can add to your list! 

    Discover: 
    -Which emotion from Inside Out 2 they each related to the most; 
    -Glennon’s new morning practice to help ease her anxiety; 
    -Why Glennon rarely shares what she’s reading publicly; and
    -Abby’s TV show rec to help you take a break from yourself.

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    • 56 min
    When You Feel Invisible: Photos, Love & Truly Noticing Your Person

    When You Feel Invisible: Photos, Love & Truly Noticing Your Person

    When You Feel Invisible: Photos, Love & Truly Noticing Your Person

    Amanda, Glennon, and Abby revisit a powerful conversation about why so many women in heterosexual relationships are missing from family photos and what it signifies about their relationships and humanity. Join us for an encore episode originally titled, "125. WHY ARE THERE NO PICTURES OF US?!?"

    In this episode, discover: 

    1. How it feels to not be in any of your family photos, why it happens, and how to change it.
    2. A call-in question from a husband that made Amanda cry.
    3. Reimagining “acts of service” and how to know whether actions belong in the “Adulting Bucket” or the “Love Bucket.”
    4. How getting the kids to read over the summer went terribly, thanks for asking.

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    • 57 min
    Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris

    Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris

    326. Why We Can’t Sleep & How to Fix It with Dr. Shelby Harris 

    Psychologist and sleep expert, Dr. Shelby Harris, takes us on a deep dive into our most important pillar of health: SLEEP. From insomnia to night anxiety to revenge procrastination to snoring partners, Dr. Shelby Harris has realistic, concrete advice to help us understand why we struggle – and how to get the sleep we need.    

    How much sleep should we really get – and the signs we’re not getting enough.

    Realistic sleep wellness for women – and how to share the mental load that’s keeping us up. 

    How to handle snoring – and how to create a sleep alliance with our partners – (this part changed Abby and Glennon’s sleep plan forever!)

    Plus, Abby’s hot tip for fixing your social media algorithm. (Spoiler alert: Highland mini cows.) 

    About Dr. Harris: 
    Dr. Shelby Harris is a psychologist and sleep specialist who treats a wide variety of sleep, anxiety, and depression issues. In addition to her book The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Dr. Harris has been a columnist for the New York Times, and has been featured in other media including the New Yorker, Washington Post, Today Show, and Good Morning America. Dr. Harris can be found on Instagram at @SleepDocShelby where she provides evidence-based information about sleep wellness and sleep disorders.

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    • 1 hr 11 min

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96 Ratings

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The best

Wise and funny. Human and loving. Reminds me how I want to be. And who I am. And that those two are really not that far apart. Luckily. Thank you.

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Life changing

I absolutely love the podcast. So many wonderful conversations ❤️🙏🏻

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