58 episodes

Wellness is a trillion-dollar industry full of scams and snake oil salesmen but comedians and best friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak just can’t get enough. Join them as they try products and practices, consult healers and experts, and ask the ultimate question: is it truly wellness they’re after or just the thrill of the chase?

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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

Wellness is a trillion-dollar industry full of scams and snake oil salesmen but comedians and best friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak just can’t get enough. Join them as they try products and practices, consult healers and experts, and ask the ultimate question: is it truly wellness they’re after or just the thrill of the chase?

    Souvenir Tiger

    Souvenir Tiger

    Jacqueline experiences a touch of the old depression and Kate reports on a chakra healing. The hags consider false idols, the white-knuckling of joy, spiritualized consumerism, and the fetishization of monk life. Ontology. Sacred time. Eat Pray Love. High balls and coasters are discussed. Poog Air continues.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Poogiversary!

    Poogiversary!

    The hags have been on terrestrial radio for a year. Kate marks the occasion by handling an errand on air and updates listeners on her basement situation. They try not to discuss planes again. Is there such a thing as a boring topic? The duration of time is posited. Jacqueline has opinions on how to best enjoy leftovers. Apple Maps proves its merits when Jacqueline gets lost in Los Angeles and Kate considers Siri’s boundaries. The window for Poogiversary gifts is officially—and indefinitely—open. 
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    • 55 min
    Poog Air

    Poog Air

    This week the hags live symbolically, hovering over a pulsating rug. Kate reveals her laundry dungeon. Jacqueline vitalizes her chi. Moths dance. A salad is in the mix. Milk gets frothed on the brink of death. Airline gimmicks, airline beef, the miracle of the “blue drink”. What was the plan with plastic, anyway? People in the 1300s certainly couldn’t tell you. Ultimately, the fear of information must make way for transformation, and a high-profile Poog x Major Airline crossover may well be underway…
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Relinquish the Olive

    Relinquish the Olive

    The hags recognize that all possessions in the home take up space in the mind and then proceed to beg for more. Hugs that hurt. Kate is back in LA. Jacqueline’s in Chicago. Canned cocktails are considered. Bandier, Adam Selman, the yearning for active wear. Are beauty treatments tax deductible for the hosts of Poog? The couple’s massage question. Pema Chodron and Novak’s partner’s name is definitely not Rick.
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    • 55 min
    Rainy Day Poog

    Rainy Day Poog

    Kate had a martini or two last night but in small glasses. Jacqueline's back to wearing her Apple watch and blowing into keto devices, a quest for data that illuminates. Kate records in repose. Hallows' Eve makes itself known. Kate wants to get Clear and Brilliant Laser and now Jacqueline does too. Kate thinks she's letting down the listener. Jacqueline insists she's not. Jacqueline finds everything interesting. Return to Rainy Day Poog whenever you wanna kick back and take it easy.
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    • 56 min
    The Poog Awards

    The Poog Awards

    The holidays are approaching and the hags have noticed. Jacqueline and Kate talk 911, the civil service and the Krause/Nate-led TV show. Kate reminds listeners of Sephora’s return policy and provides an Athletic Greens update. Jacqueline has paid for wifi that did not work two plane rides in a row and wonders if her lypospheric vitamins are rotting. Good fences make good neighbors and the acts fly by. Note: Kate casually made this week’s zoom meeting without a thought or a mention in the ep. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

untamableintellect ,

Politely demanding “Poog Air” Merch

Waiting on bated breath. Jacqueline, I’d love to design a banner or something of the like for your merchandise cart. Hags supporting hags!

luciagalen ,

Help me!!

I wish I could chime in with something practically every time! The flowers though, I can’t stop myself. A hack for the hags behind the mics: a spoonful or two of clear alcohol or white wine will keep cut flowers fresh for SO long and will make the unopened flowers bloom. The alcohol kills bacteria and the sugar feeds the flower, I guess? You can still change out the water after a few days or a week and give the stems a fresh cut too. I love you hags.

wirbrbiwosnebeu ,

Unfulfilled Potential, missed opportunity

Gotta say, listening to these women dissect and pathologize the use of a coaster has got to be a low point here. I love wellness, don’t hate comedy (but I’m starting to hate comedians…) and thought this would be a perfect fit for my interests. Unfortunately I’m just not really invested in every single of one these women’s personal neuroses. What could be a fun, relatable podcast feels like a therapy session that I frankly don’t need to be apart of. 3 stars because they do seem fun to hang with and genuinely have nice voices to listen to, but dropping 2 stars because the content needs serious work.

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