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Gwyneth Paltrow and goop editors chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEO’s to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.

Gwyneth Paltrow and goop editors chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEO’s to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and goop editors chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors—from doctors to creatives, CEO’s to spiritual healers—about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.




Is Intermittent Fasting the Key to Health?

Longevity researcher Valter Longo is one of the world’s leading experts on fasting. He’s the director of the USC Longevity Institute and the author of The Longevity Diet. He’s known in part for his exploration of intermittent fasting and the five-day Fasting Mimicking Diet that he developed in kit form. Elise Loehnen asks him to break down the phenomenon of intermittent fasting and share the forthcoming science that he’s most excited about—the lifestyle interventions that could have massive...


The Man Who Defies What's Possible

Wim Hof is known as the Ice Man. He’s done some wild things. He can hold himself in ice water for nearly two hours with an elevated body temperature. He climbed to an insane height on Mt. Everest, in shorts and no shirt. Hof ran a half-marathon, barefoot, above the Arctic Circle. He also ran a full-marathon, in the desert, without drinking any water. He let a group of scientists shoot him full of endotoxins and didn’t have an immune response. Why? Hof believes that our bodies are capable of...


Gwyneth on Detoxes, Cleanses, and How She Eats

GP’s new cookbook, The Clean Plate, lands today, and she’s sitting down with goop’s food editors to talk about cleansing, cooking styles, and the foods she actually eats and enjoys. They cover memorable detoxes, easy clean swaps, beloved ice cream counters, and the most respectable form of French fry. After the chat, they go through the food questions everyone wants GP to answer in a lightning AMA session. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)


Are We Lying More?

Jeff Hancock spends his days looking at the lies we tell one another online and in real life—and figuring out why, exactly, we do lie, and when it matters. He studies sociopaths, language patterns, deception, and trust. Hancock is the founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab and a professor at Stanford University; he’s also a Canadian and an optimist. Trust, he suggests, may be not declining but, perhaps, evolving. (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)


Why We Use Food to Shame Ourselves

Geneen Roth—author of This Messy Magnificent Life—has explored our relationship with food, our bodies, weight, the way we eat, and our inner emotional lives for decades. “Losing weight on any program in which you tell yourself that, left to your real impulses, you would devour the universe is like building a skyscraper on sand,” says Roth. She believes that most of us sit with this sense that we’re always in the waiting room of our life. We’d rather want than have, and we rush through life...


The Orgasm Myth

Nicole Daedone is a longtime proponent and teacher of a practice called orgasmic meditation, which has been called the yoga of sex. She’s also the author of Slow Sex, and she unpacks the complexities surrounding orgasm like no one we know. In today’s conversation, she tells us why climax is just like sugar or a drop in the ocean and how to get to the real thing we’re looking for. We talk about allowing feeling to take precedence over how things appear. And we see how she’s redesigning...


The Power of the Unconscious Mind

In partnership with our friends at The Outnet. We tend to obsess over how much and how well we focus, but psychiatrist Srini Pillay makes the case that the time we spend unfocused is more important. Pillay is a brain researcher, an assistant professor at Harvard, and the author of Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind. He helps people understand how to manage risk, harness creativity, and access the unconscious. He talks to us about brain function (the majority...


How to Balance Your Hormones

Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read focuses on preventive and anti-aging medicine, helping women through the hormonal changes and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. (She also works with men on hormonal issues.) In her practice, the aging process feels nearly imperceptible. She takes us through her approach, outlines what we can expect from hormonal shifts, and suggests different options for smoothing out the ride. And there’s a lot you can do, says Fradin-Read: “We should not be the victims of...


Are Psychedelics a Mental Health Panacea?

In partnership with our friends at Prime Video and their new series Homecoming Psychologist Alex Belser is a clinical research fellow at Yale and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU. While he has a practice, on the research side, he’s been involved in some fascinating studies looking at the potential intersection of psychotherapy and psychedelics. He talks with Elise Loehnen about the many different ways psychedelics are being used to treat depression,...


Gwyneth x Misty Copeland: On Being the First

Ballet star and history-maker Misty Copeland sits down with GP to talk about what it’s like being the first—something Copeland is intimately familiar with. She is the first African American woman to ever be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. (She’s also the New York Times–bestselling author of books including Life in Motion, Ballerina Body, and her new guided journal for kids, Your Life in Motion.) She shares some of her incredible life story with GP, along with the...


Can You Heal the Mind through the Body?

Our first guest in a three-part Tuesday series on mental health is psychiatrist Kelly Brogan. She’s the New York Times–bestselling author of A Mind of Your Own. She’s most known for her holistic—and sometimes controversial—approach to identifying the root causes of disease and depression. She believes that healing the body can be a path to healing the mind. And she helps us get comfortable with uncertainty, paradoxes, and complexity. Sitting in the grey area when the truth is still emerging...


How to Create Memories That Matter

Chip Heath has figured out how to create moments that matter. Heath is a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and he’s co-written four books with his brother; their latest is The Power of Moments. This is what he tells us about today: why we remember certain things and not others, what makes a good memory, why it’s important to celebrate, and how to make vacations, work experiences, and time with our family more impactful. Routines are great, Heath says, but it’s often the...


The Silencing of Women

Although Mary Beard is a famous historian, she’s often in the middle of the global conversation on gender roles and women and power. Beard is a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge and the author of several books, including Women and Power and How Do We Look. She explores how women have been silenced throughout history—and why we still are today. Her work—and perhaps even more so, her personal life—suggests ways we might all speak up and change the culture of power. (For...


Selfishly Thankful

A. J. Jacobs is a journalist and the author of several New York Times bestsellers, in which he does stunts like choosing to follow the bible literally for a year or reading the entire encyclopedia. His new book, Thanks a Thousand, is a survey on gratitude, as A. J. goes on a trip to thank every person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. In this fun conversation, A. J. and our chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, talk about how gratitude doesn’t have to be cheesy and why it...


It Begins and Ends in the Gut

A medical doctor, a naturopathic doctor, and a registered dietitian give us their best advice on gut health in this special episode from In goop Health Vancouver. You’ll hear what to steer clear of from functional medicine trailblazer Dr. Alejandro Junger. You’ll hear why Dr. Nigma Talib finds the health of our skin and gut—how we look and feel—to be inextricably linked. And nutritionist Karlene Karst shares a way of eating that reminds us to just go easy on ourselves. (For more, see The...


Gwyneth x Ashley Graham: On Being Put in a Corner

Model-designer-author Ashley Graham dropped by goop HQ to hang with GP. It was the first time since our inaugural Oprah episode that GP cried on the podcast. But mostly they laughed their way through the conversation. They talked about the experience of being put in a corner or a box, and what it’s like breaking out of an industry’s confines. Ashley talked about being a body activist, dealing with insecurities, and making space for all kinds of beauty—on magazine covers and out in the world....


A Different Way of Looking at the Scale

Gabrielle Reece is a world-class athlete, model, and the New York Times–bestselling author of My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper. A former professional beach volleyball player, Reece was Nike’s first female spokesperson. She’s known, in part, for her thoughtful perspective on strength, beauty, and redefining our relationship to our body. In this special episode, we’re sharing a conversation with Reece from In goop Health Vancouver. We talked about navigating self-judgment, doing away...


Tapping Into Your Inner Creative

Amy Whitaker, author of Art Thinking, is a bit of a unicorn, in that she has both an MBA and an MFA. She has taught business to artists and art to businesspeople, which is why she’s sometimes called a business poet. And she makes both the economic world and the creative realm less intimidating and more accessible for us all. Whitaker describes art as a life process: It’s not about getting from point A to point B. It’s about inventing point B. We asked her for help carving out space for...


The Anxious Mind

Today’s bonus episode is a stress-buster that reminds us of the power and freedom that come with surrendering to what’s out of our control. In this conversation straight from In goop Health Vancouver, we talk about the angst and anxiety that so many of us feel right now. Three experts who tackle stress with different sets of tools weigh in: Ellen Vora, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who often begins by helping her patients heal the physical body. Jennifer Freed, PhD, is a...


Gwyneth x Julia Roberts: On Seismic Life Shifts

GP asks pal Julia Roberts all our burning questions: Who is her favorite male costar? What’s her outlook on marriage? Parenting philosophy? The moment that changed everything for her? What does she do with her best friends? Does she have a self-care or wellness routine? What’s for dinner? And what can she say about her new series, Homecoming—omitting spoilers? (For more, see The goop Podcast hub.)