The goop Podcast

Podcasting is an activity that people experience independently. It’s something that individuals find sole comfort in. We get to choose our preferred genre, speed, and when we listen. I find podcasts to be something that I have grown to love as I have gotten older. There are podcasts on almost every social media platform at this point due to our technological advancements. Unlike myself, many lean towards podcasts surrounding a true crime or their favorite tv shows. A podcast I constantly rave about to my friends and peers is “Goop” by Gwyneth Paltrow. This podcast is a self-help podcast. 

But before you click out, shrugging off another self-help podcast, I recommend reading the rest of this article. The “Goop” podcast is not a personal narrative on how to be a better person but a podcast that asks you to ask yourself deep questions. Paltrow brings on a new guest every week, ranging from topics like “does more free time make us happier?” with Cassie Holmes or “how we sound” with Lake Bell, where they talk about what the tone in our voices means regarding our societal exterior experiences. This podcast has been incredibly effective in my search for deeper meaning, reconnecting with friends and family, and allowing me to feel heard and understood. 

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Goop not only produces podcasts but a variety of other products. Gwyneth developed her brand into a shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. The “Goop” store focuses on luxurious non-toxic care. On their website it states, “In 2008, Gwyneth Paltrow launched goop from her kitchen as a homespun weekly newsletter. It’s grown a lot since then. We operate from a place of curiosity and non-judgment, and we start hard conversations, crack open taboos, and look for connection and resonance everywhere we can find it. We don’t mind being the tip of the spear—in short, we go first so you don’t have to.” 

Ultimately Podcasting is a form of media consumption that bypasses the detrimental effects of other social media platforms. Podcasting is people talking and you listening.