334 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 • 37.9K 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.

    Abby On Healing From Religious Trauma

    Abby On Healing From Religious Trauma

    In honor of Pride month, Glennon shares an encore conversation that she and Amanda had with Abby about how she healed from religious trauma and found spirituality again.

    Originally titled, QUEER FREEDOM: How can we be both held and free? Abby, Amanda and Glennon discussed: 

    -How Abby learned from church as a child to hate herself—and the healing moment she realized that God and religion are not the same.
    -The miraculous letter Glennon received from a reader the day after she came out.
    -Glennon’s response to the statement “I disagree with your lifestyle, but I love you anyway.”
    -When it’s time to either raise hell inside of—or leave—the institutions that require us to deny who we are or what we know.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Tegan and Sara Ask: Did We Do Enough?

    Tegan and Sara Ask: Did We Do Enough?

    318. Tegan and Sara Ask: Did We Do Enough? 

    Tegan and Sara join us for a heartfelt conversation about sisterhood, career, legacy, and the loneliness of being “The First”. 

    Discover: 
    -Why Tegan and Sara are asking themselves, “Did we do enough?”;
    -Their backstage disputes and what it taught them about resolving family disagreement; 
    -The pain and beauty of paving the way, and how Abby relates; and
    -The one question you need to ask yourself to know whether your life is actually working for you.

    About Tegan & Sara
    Throughout their career of over 20 years, Tegan and Sara have built a multi-faceted media empire that extends into TV, books, newsletters, and public service, always deeply rooted in music. 

    With multiple JUNO Award wins and numerous GRAMMY, GLAAD, and Polaris Prize Award nominations, Tegan and Sara’s crowning achievement is the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
    Tegan and Sara are the authors of the New York Times best-selling memoir High School. Their second book, Tegan & Sara: Crush, will be released on October 1, 2024.

    IG: @teganandsara
    X: @teganandsara 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    What Amanda’s Learned About Life, Love & Community (Post Surgery Pt 2)

    What Amanda’s Learned About Life, Love & Community (Post Surgery Pt 2)

    317. What Amanda’s Learned About Life, Love & Community (Post Surgery Pt 2) 

    Amanda details surgery day, her healing process, and the role her community has played in getting her through it all. 

    Discover: 
    -The choice Amanda made about who came back with her for surgery;
    -Amanda’s scariest and lowest moments so far, as well as the most beautiful ones; and
    -Abby’s advice about how to approach surgeries and your relationship with your doctors; 
    To hear the first two episodes about Amanda’s diagnosis, as well as the one before this, listen at the links below: 

    -Episode 309 Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 1) 

    -Episode 310: Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 2) 

    -Episode 316: Amanda Returns Post Surgery: Here’s What She Wants You To Know

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    • 59 min
    Amanda Returns Post Surgery: Here’s What She Wants You To Know

    Amanda Returns Post Surgery: Here’s What She Wants You To Know

    316. Amanda Returns Post Surgery: Here’s What She Wants You To Know 

    Amanda returns nine days post surgery to share more about the process of finding a surgeon, the importance of seeking multiple medical opinions, the critical elements of preparing for surgery, and how she’s recovering so far. This episode is full of insights and tips for those going through a breast cancer diagnosis or those who love someone who is going through one. As you listen, please note that the hosts are not medical professionals, but only sharing their own personal experience. For any medical advice, please consult with your doctor. 

    Discover: 
    -Amanda, Glennon and Abby’s three must-have tips to handle doctors appointments; 
    -Some important things Amanda found out about mastectomies and female pleasure, and why it is important to bring it up to your doctor; and
    -An emotional moment Amanda had while finding a surgeon and how Glennon and Abby helped her through it. 

    To hear the first two episodes about Amanda’s diagnosis, listen at the links below: 

    -Episode 309 Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 1) 
    -Episode 310: Amanda’s Diagnosis and What’s Next (Pt. 2)

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    • 50 min
    Grief: How to Move Through Losing a Friend with Sloane Crosley

    Grief: How to Move Through Losing a Friend with Sloane Crosley

    315. Grief: How to Move Through Losing a Friend with Sloane Crosley

    CW: Discussion of suicide 

    Abby and Glennon welcome New York Times bestselling author Sloane Crosley. Sloane shares her experience of losing her dear friend to suicide and the grief journey she went on in the aftermath. The conversation explores handling loss, the nuances of friendship, humor in the face of sorrow, and living in the present moment.

    Discover: 
    -Whether the desire to give meaning to a death helps or hurts the grieving process;
    -What NOT to say after someone dies by suicide and what might help; 
    -The place of humor in grief: when it’s useful and when it’s a coverup; and
    -The reason you have every right to deeply grieve a friend and the pain of grief hierarchies. 

    About Sloane: 
    Sloane Crosley is the New York Times bestselling author of the new memoir Grief Is for People; the novels Cult Classic and The Clasp; and three essay collections: Look Alive Out There, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, and How Did You Get This Number. She lives in New York City.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jealousy: Glennon & Abby Share It All

    Jealousy: Glennon & Abby Share It All

    314. Jealousy: Glennon & Abby Share It All 

    Glennon and Abby candidly discuss their personal experiences with jealousy. They explore how jealousy manifests, its implications on their connection, and the steps they've taken toward understanding and addressing it.

    Discover:
    -Abby and Glennon’s jealousy origin stories;
    -Abby’s confession to Glennon about her jealousy;
    -Why self trust might be the key to overcoming jealousy; and
    -How Glennon and Abby protect each other’s hearts AND wounds in their relationship.


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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37.9K Ratings

37.9K Ratings

funnyjewgirl ,

Amanda’s surgery quick pronunciation note

So helpful to all your listeners. I admit being a language stickler and no its not that important, but the word is MASTectomy not MASSectomy. I love the show and as a 66 yo Midwest Jewish lesbian its funny how I started with a crush on Abby and have become all in on Amanda! Wise witty and genuine. Thank you gals.

50 g or less of carbs ,

Born male at birth participating in girls and women’s sports.

I listen to every episode and appreciate your perspectives and discussions related to hard things. Thank you for helping me mentally move the needle in my mind, actions, and words on many controversial issues.

As a 71 year old past competitive athlete, and still very active female in senior sport events please discuss on air this controversial issue.
Many of my athletic friends, young and old, are having difficulty accepting the legality of males
born male competing in girls and women’s sports.

Transitioning, or not, is not the issue for us.
Born male.
Stay in your own lane.
End of story.

Start an athletic division for these individuals?

Are we missing something in our non inclusive attitude regarding this subject?

This social issue is definitely one of my most challenging struggles.

Thank you for helping us by discussing this
very hard thing.

PDXSean9 ,

Worth every minute spent listening…

…highly recommend!

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