We Got Goop'd

8/16/2018, 10:00:00 AM , duration(0:0:2)
Society & Culture Technology Arts
<p>This week, our friend and colleague, Taffy Akner, chats with us about her viral article,&nbsp;"<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/magazine/big-business-gwyneth-paltrow-wellness.html" target="_blank">How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million</a>." We trace some similarities and differences between Gwyneth and fellow mogul, Oprah, and ask why the wellness industry, ironically, can make us feel bad. Taffy helps us understand how oftentimes, when our current healthcare systems fail to take the pain and suffering of women and gender non-conforming people seriously, Goop can offer a seductive alternative&nbsp;—&nbsp;that comes at a price.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Discussed this week:</p><ul><li>"<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/magazine/big-business-gwyneth-paltrow-wellness.html" target="_blank">How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million</a>" (Taffy Akner, The New York Times Magazine, July 25, 2018)</li><li>"<a href="https://goop.com/wellness/spirituality/our-first-podcast-gp-sits-down-with-oprah/" target="_blank">Our First Podcast: GP Sits Down with Oprah</a>" (The Goop Podcast, March 8, 2018)</li></ul>