Go Ask Ali

Ali Wentworth has become a comedic authority on dissecting the shit show that is modern life. In season 2 of Go Ask Ali, she speaks with experts, friends and celebrities so she can dig in, peel back the layers and get dirty. Also this season, Ali will be answering questions from listeners and guests the only way Ali can: with honesty, candor and humor. Leave her a question at (323) 364-6356 or email a voice memo to GoAskAliPodcast@gmail.com.

00:44:37 2022-11-24
Who knows if it’s getting older or having experienced a global pandemic, but Ali and Melissa are all about getting rid of life’s flashy trappings and making the simple things like friends, family and a real sense of peace their primary focus. Along th...
00:53:10 2022-11-17
It’s been about 15 years since Facebook went mainstream and the iPhone was released. In this short time social media and our pocket computers have become indispensable, even addicting. And now we have a new frontier on the horizon, the Metaverse. You’...
00:33:50 2022-11-10
Ali and bestie Brooke Shields team up for a fun two-part episode. First, Ali joins Brooke on her new podcast “Now What? with Brooke Shields” and interviews Brooke on her own show about the pivotal moments in our lives and the choices we make. And here...
00:37:26 2022-11-03
From our earliest days as little human beings we love secrets. There’s something that makes kids a little giddy about knowing something special. In fact, psychology researcher and author of The Secret Life of Secrets: How Our Inner Worlds Shape Well-Bei...
00:40:43 2022-10-27
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Colleen McNicholas is instrumental in running two Planned Parenthood facilities - one in a banned abortion state, Missouri, and the other in a protected abortion state, Illinois. She joins Ali to provide the picture of what abort...
00:59:30 2022-10-20
Legendary sitcom director James Burrows shares his decades of memories from behind the camera of some of the most iconic shows ever on TV from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Cheers to Friends and Will & Grace. Originally from the theatre world, he reco...
00:40:34 2022-10-13
Movie star and America's sweetheart Julia Roberts joins Ali for a little catch up before her new movie Ticket to Paradise is released. In this fly-on-the-wall conversation, the gals almost forget they’re being recorded. Sit back with a cappuccino and a ...
01:00:48 2022-10-06
The promise and merits of psychedelic therapy have resurfaced from its original heyday in the 60s and 70s in no small part due to journalist and psychonaut Michael Pollan. Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind and recent Netflix documentary of the same ...
00:02:06 2022-09-29
From releasing her latest book Ali’s Well That Ends Well to assembling furniture for her daughter’s dorm – Ali Wentworth has been busy busy. But 'tis the season for more Go Ask Ali and her mic is hot. Once again she delivers some of the brightest, ...
00:55:34 2022-04-28
[Season 2 Finale!] Who doesn’t love a good laugh? If you’re lucky, you laugh so hard you cry, your stomach cramps, you can’t breathe and you hopefully collapse on the floor. Nothing better. Professor Sophie Scott, Director of University ...
00:45:10 2022-04-21
Dating is hard no matter how old you are or in what decade you first start. But imagine the time warp of dating in 2002 and dating in 2022! Twenty years in our world is like fifty of the past. Ali has witnessed the challenges some of her friends are facin...
00:50:14 2022-04-14
There will come a time when the tables turn and suddenly the parent becomes the child and the child is caring for the parent. Actress Brandee Evans shares her very personal story of taking care of her mother who has multiple sclerosis. She’s on the ...
00:39:13 2022-04-07
People sometimes tell Ali that they wish their marriage was like her 20+ year marriage to broadcaster George Stephanopoulos. They just seem to be a golden match. So in this episode she is exploring what “couple envy” is and informing her marri...
00:51:33 2022-03-31
Trigger Warning: please be advised there is detailed discussion about assault and abuse of minors.  What does a parent do when they feel like their child is in danger and is looking for help? They jump on the internet and start clicking. What they mi...
00:44:08 2022-03-23
It’s the lifecycle of many friendships. Sometimes they ebb and flow and other times they come to a crushing end. And just like in romantic relationships it’s hard to be on either side of the “we need to talk” table. Friendship expert and coach Dan...
00:46:08 2022-03-17
Our dreams are telling us something. Sidarta Ribeiro, author of The Oracle of Night, the History and Science of Dreams, says if a person looks at all of the clues dreams provide, powerful insights can be learned for ourselves and also our communities. But...
00:46:47 2022-03-10
Does it seem the whole world has lost its collective mind? We are a polarized country, for sure, but Imran Ahmed says fundamentally we are no different than we’ve ever been. It’s just that online social media and big tech are using behavioral psycholo...
00:49:36 2022-03-03
Enough already! We are entering the third year of a worldwide pandemic and this whole time our lives have been a grind. Researcher and author Eve Rodsky says women’s unpaid labor has increased by 153%. And as physician Dr. Aditi Nerurkar says, we’ve g...
00:40:56 2022-02-24
If you’re like Ali, you may be curious why all the buzz around Bitcoin. It kinda seems crazy, right, a rogue monetary system completely made up by some guy? But it hasn’t fizzled away. In fact, cryptocurrency seems to be only gaining validation and st...
00:43:38 2022-02-17
New moms want help. Most of them experience some combination of anxiety, depression, insecurity, isolation and exhaustion. New moms also want to know they’re not alone. So what do they do during the 3am feeding time? They scroll. Journalist and host of ...
00:39:57 2022-02-10
What is it about romantic comedies that leave such a soft spot in people’s hearts? And if that’s truly the case, where the heck did they go? Ali and Variety magazine’s Jenelle Riley have a heart-to-heart on all the ins and outs of rom-coms like the ...
00:41:33 2022-02-03
Description:Women out there: Do you know how your life is sure to change? Menopause is called “The Change” for a reason. It’s nothing to bury your head about. The secret to fighting helplessness or fear is empowerment and nothing empowers like knowl...
00:43:14 2021-12-30
**Go Ask Ali will return with more new episodes later in January. Optimism is a way of life and a survival tool for Ali and her very good friend actor, writer and activist Michael J. Fox. For both, humor is key to being able to deal with life’s toughes...
00:42:59 2021-12-23
Breaking up is hard to do. We all know that. But what of this newfangled idea that it doesn’t have to be riddled with bitterness, resentment, suspicion, or anger? Crazy? Gwyneth Paltrow called it conscious uncoupling. Isabel Gillies says it’s just wha...
00:44:18 2021-12-16
Women’s rights and protections are in peril. Roe vs. Wade is hanging by a thread as the Supreme Court is set to pass judgment on the most direct threat to a woman’s right to choose in nearly 50 years. Nobody is more connected to this fight than Rebecc...
00:57:22 2021-12-09
Ali’s on a mission to understand what’s up with this “cancel culture” thing and she has lots of questions: what the hell is it, where did it come from, is this a bigger social problem than we realize and perhaps most importantly, Is Cancel Culture...
01:00:00 2021-12-02
“These are unprecedented times.” We’ve heard this repeatedly over the last 20 months. This is also, perhaps, the single thing we can agree on these days. BUT, what also seems to be in agreement by most experts and scientists is that while we are not...
00:42:54 2021-11-25
Franceso Clark was on top of the world the day he mistakenly dove into the shallow end of a pool. He was 24 and had just gotten a promotion at Harper’s Bazaar. In an instant he was paralyzed from the neck down and very close to death. Francesco shares h...
00:41:57 2021-11-18
Ali explores the psychology of money with financial therapist Amanda Clayman. For so many people money is like sex, they grew up never properly learning about it, fumble around for a few years and probably make some basic mistakes. Amanda covers a lot of ...
00:39:27 2021-11-11
**Explicit **People are back at it! Whether it’s dating, mating, or just relating, you can’t keep us down for long - if ever, as it turns out! Dan Savage, writer of the syndicated sex advice column “Savage Love” and host of the longtime podcast ...
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