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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 25.8K Ratings

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.

    JANE F-ING FONDA

    JANE F-ING FONDA

    1. Why she left her body as a child and how she finally reintegrated 50 years later.  
    2. How, even as a public warrior for the highest ideals of democracy, she’s never had a democratic marriage – and when she knew she had to leave each one.  
    3. Her deepest fear, why she became happiest at 62, and a peek behind the scenes of her 85th birthday party.
    4. How, despite coordinated FBI and White House campaigns to vilify her, she’s kept showing up.
    5. Ways to get involved in her fight to defend the environment – and an invitation to march with her. Tomorrow in D.C.!   

    CW: References to existence of past sexual abuse and ongoing eating disorder recovery

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    About Jane: 
    Jane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award-winning actor (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), producer, author, activist, and fitness guru. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, Native Americans, and the environment. She is a seven-time Golden Globe® winner and was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2021, Stanley Kubrick Excellence in Film Award as part of BAFTA’s Britannia Awards in 2019, AFI Life Achievement Award winner in 2014, and Honorary Palme d’Or honoree in 2007. 

    TW: @JaneFonda
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    • 56 min
    When Should We Quit? with Abbi Jacobson

    When Should We Quit? with Abbi Jacobson

    1. How to know when it’s time to get out or stick it out – and the quit that set Abbi on course to meet Ilana and create Broad City.
    2. The life lessons of improv comedy: How to get out of your head, trust your choices, and make something together. 
    3. Abbi and Abby share similar but opposite stories about relationships that changed their lives (and whether to tuck or untuck shirts). 
    4. Why reimagining A League of Their Own was the Next Right project for Abbi – and how its label as a “queer show” frustrates her. 

    About Abbi: 
    Abbi Jacobson is a co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer and star of the critically acclaimed show A League of Their Own. Prior to this, Abbi co-created, wrote, directed, executive produced and starred for five seasons in Broad City. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller I Might Regret This, and is currently adapting “Go Like This,” a short story by Lorrie Moore.

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    • 1 hr
    HAPPYISH HOLIDAYS: Our Top 3 Hacks for Hard Holidays

    HAPPYISH HOLIDAYS: Our Top 3 Hacks for Hard Holidays

    1. How to eliminate walking on eggshells around family, and avoid feeling badly about ourselves or our people. 
    2. Amanda shares the first time she broke her family’s biggest holiday tradition—and how it’s now one of her most precious memories.
    3. Abby remembers watching her mom stress out by “perfecting” every holiday detail—and the change she made to minimize her own holiday stress. 
    4. How carrying around a cup of hot tea serves as Glennon’s super shield.

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    • 1 hr
    More Embarrassing Stories!

    More Embarrassing Stories!

    Back by popular demand, it’s more mortifying stories! Glennon, Abby, and Amanda share more of their most embarrassing moments – and cry-laugh in solidarity with Pod Squaders’ new and hilarious voicemail confessions.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    EASY FRIDAYS: How (NOT) to Party

    EASY FRIDAYS: How (NOT) to Party

    No digging deep.
    No paradigm shifts to be found.
    It’s Easy Fridays.

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    • 32 min
    WTF with The Five Love Languages?

    WTF with The Five Love Languages?

    1. The good, the bad, and the ugly of Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages.
    2. How expressing the way we give and receive love can identify misalignments with our partners, friends, and family.
    3. How to explore – beyond our “love language” – our deep fears and needs underlying them. 
    4. Glennon, Abby, Amanda, and Pod Squaders share the specific, hilarious things that make them feel most loved.

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25.8K Ratings

25.8K Ratings

KTChallenger ,

For every single human

What a perfect blend of piercing, yet comforting truth and humor.

I’ve learned I cannot listen to this show before work bc makeup gets ruined from the tears of laughter. There is zero chance I’m applying makeup twice in one day.

Taomountain ,

I so want to…

I know you only asked for positive reviews (?) and I love your work sooo much, but have never been able to get through an entire podcast. I so want to connect with you, like in the pandemic days of morning mtgs. I needed those mtgs so much (thank you). But there is something lost to me here. Something too brash, too overdone, too righteous. I liked your content so much better, stripped away. Thank you for it all.

opinionssarav ,

Not very organized

Some shoes are great, others make no sense. It’s just a conversation between a few women that’s really not going anywhere. Glennon going off tangents is even more confusing.

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