We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle


I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry.
Life is freaking hard. We are all doing hard things every day – we love and lose; we forge and end friendships; battle addiction, illness, and loneliness; care for children and parents; struggle in our jobs, our marriages, our divorces; we try to set and hold boundaries – and we fight for equality, purpose, joy, and peace right in the midst of all the hard.
On We Can Do Hard Things, my wife Abby Wambach, my sister Amanda Doyle, and I do the only thing that has ever made life easier: We talk honestly about the hard. 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.

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  • Pennyjlight
    My favorite pod & podcast! So many ahahs! Thank you All!
  • grahamy
    Married 19 years
    I feel like I can approach my husband now with suggestions and questions about trying new and old things in the bedroom. Thank you for all the great advice and ideas when it comes to feeling close, and maybe even romantic together. Feeling comfortable about my vulnerability. I’m looking forward to exploring with him, and not just making it about the climax.
  • musicial ballerina
    Commencement speech
    Sent this to my daughter. This was was speech she deserved last year when she graduated. Thank you for so much for what you said!
  • kris_s8
    The best.
    Full of heart, courage, and wisdom
  • kgnagey
    My favorite pod
    That’s really all. I never miss an episode, and I just so appreciate all three hosts deep down in my soul.
  • Cyndy B.
  • Vicloulou
    How to Spot a Narcissist!
    Wow, just wow! I learnt so much from this podcast, not just to help me in my work but more importantly… to help explain a past relationship that had scarred me for many many years!
  • Gingin Louise
    Thank you!!!
    Every time I listen, I learn something I really needed to learn. I look forward to each and every episode and forward them to friends. You are the best! Thank you so much for your wisdom, your honesty, your compassion!!
  • WB001gmail
    Love this!!! ❤️
    This is awesome 👏
  • Tia Kisa
    You’re never too old…
    … to try to learn to be one with your body. I just finished the May 8 podcast with Hillary McBride and I am once again so inspired by your content. I am probably not your target demographic at 60 years old, but I compensate for that with a systematically cultivated immaturity that has served me well for many decades. I worked as a therapist in acute behavioral health for 30 years. I taught Mindfulness meditation and other mind/body strategies and I acquired thousands of hours of continuing education on these and similar topics throughout my career. AND STILL there is so much to unlock and learn ABOUT MYSELF. I think I deferred my own growth in certain ways in service to others. Thank you, thank you, thank you sincerely for your amazing guests and your candid discussion format. Every week I unlock little private rooms within myself because of all of you.
  • TCC@0000
    Love love love the inspiration
    I absolutely love love love your podcast. Even though I don’t share all your political views, I totally relate to the real and honest way all of you approach life challenges. You give me inspiration to do the hard things in life everyday!
  • Madd Artist
    Love this show and the humans creating it!!
    This episode was amazing and eye opening!! Love it!
  • jacki_lorr
    E209 w Maggie Smith
    What an outstanding conversation. Thank you!
  • SLCOhio
    Great podcast about narcissists
    This was the best discussion of narcissism I’ve heard. It included both description of the term and compassion for both the narcissist and the co-dependent, and took some of the shame out of the topic. Thank you
  • Anna In Joy
    LOVE 🤍
  • cssalum
    Saving my life!!
    I wish I had better words to express, then just this podcast is “saving my life”!! I actually have words, but I would have to write a 10 page letter at minimum to express my thanks for your podcast for your honesty and for your respect for your community. This is such good work that you are putting out into the world. I wish I could hug all three of you pretty much every day :)
  • obsessedbutterfly
    This show is sooo good! Gives you lots of food for thought and makes you feel less alone in the world. A lot of it is just talking about what it means to be human. I also really admire Glennon, Amanda, and Abby’s vulnerability in the show - they share so much of themselves and gives me courage to be vulnerable with others as well. Thank you to the 3 of you for being you! The guests are always amazing but some of my favorite episodes are with just the three of them discussing various issues. Keep up the great work!
  • LunaMothMama
    Maggie Smith & Glennon - Dream Team!!!
    When I saw this episode I was elated. This podcast is fantastic, pertinent, fresh and it matters! We Could Make This Place Beautiful was my favorite book of the year (and the way Maggie reads it - swoon! Ugh - in the best way possible). Untamed is also my favorite book. The truth you two tell is solid gold. It makes women like me, that have experienced the same things you have, feel seen and have hope. Not in a way where ‘everything magically clicks one day’ but in the way where you live your life in truth with integrity and acceptance and know it is both the hardest (at times) but most beautiful way to do it. Goddess Bless you both and thank you from the bottom of my feeling, healing, heart for sharing your unedited magnificence. 🙏❤️🫶🪷🌺
  • mo22224
    This podcast has changed my life!!
    The pure humanness of this show has given me the opportunity to feel seen, heard, and understood in ways that i will be forever grateful for. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • Stephanie Rey Music
    Alok helped me be more in my body
    Alok helped me stop trying to make myself lovable to others and let myself be myself. I learned I come from a lot of conditional love and I am unconditional love. I hope I will be the singer/songwriter I can be.
  • S Moore
    Love Glennon, Amanda and Abby. So much truth and love. More people need to know how to relate to each other in this way.
  • Jennamayjean
    This show is all the things xo
    I LOVE these conversations! I laugh, cry, connect, giggle, nod my head, learn, grow, reflect, smile…. These 3 are the perfect balance. And so open about mistakes and flaws and they are never preachy… which is the best … we are all a work in progress … love it .
  • kerahc
    #1 FAVORITE Podcast!!!
    Glennon, Abby, and Amanda are brilliant truth tellers and space holders. Every single episode contains pearls and gems that have adorned and encrusted my ever-growing crown of wisdom, compassion, kindness, and love.
  • Iblitnkitten
    This show has given me language and perspectives to help me be a better person. I’ve shared this with so many people in my life now. And we have better relationships for it. Thank you all for being yourselves and for this gift to the world.
  • blazer
    People pleasing and over functioning…
    I recently discovered the show through my wife and really love the balance between true serious emotional intelligence banter and discovery and fun, happy, cheerful courage. Recently the people pleasing and over-functioning episodes I heard were so great and resonates with us. A great time listening to some gals who are down with honest, mindful but also funny and supportive discussions of life’s strange and tough moments…
  • it is amazingly perfect
    Favorite podcast
    Love this podcast so much
  • JesseLBC
    They get me
    My fav podcast. Feels like I’m hanging out with friends who get me and talk about things that are very real in my own life. Helps me feel less alone in the world. Thanks ladies🤗
  • nursecoopy
    Hillary McBride episode
    I first heard Dr Hillary McBride on The Liturgists Podcast way back in 2017. And I’m so glad she was featured because like Amanda says at the end of the episode, she is an International Treasure. It gave me hope to get back into bodily movement I gave up on because I got so caught up in life and being productive as my one true value. Thanks for this gift of a podcast. There are So many wonderful talks. Just listen.
  • KAH9477
    5 Ways To Be More Present
  • summertimeisthebesttimek8
    This pod will change your life
    Hi Glennon, Abby, and Amanda,  I have been listening to your show for over a year now and I just wanted to say that this podcast has made my life so much better. I look forward to all of your episodes. I have learned so much from you all. I often find myself thinking back on things you've talked about on the pod. I think the three of you each offer something unique and special and I'm so glad you're here in this wild world. I appreciate you all more than you know.  Thanks for doing the hard things.
  • cait.rch
    Podcast I Most Recommend
    My favorite and one I recommend to family and friends that tell me they’ve become fans, too.
  • The Leek
    In love with the honest vulnerability
    A podcast that reminds you endlessly that your humanity IS the point ❤️
  • Chap&Hue
    Giving me new language
    Engaging with this pod-squad has given me language to describe my deepest relationship curiosities, interconnections, and understanding of self. I truly feel like I’m part of the conversation when listening to these women, and it has brought me a sense of community. Their honesty and willingness to embrace with love and understanding the messiest parts of life has brought light where there was darkness. It has helped to free me from being scared of feeling.
  • saynotomercari
    Real and Raw Topics and Conversations
    I will admit I do not listen to every podcast but it seems like the stars often align where the topic of the podcast that pops up really hits home with where I am in my life. I usually find myself smiling and/or crying while listening because I resonate with something deeply. Thank you for sharing your stories and creating this community.
  • TeresaDK
    Sex Talks
    Amazing! Thank you!! It feels SO good when you go slow❤️
  • funnyjewgirl
    Maggie Smith
    I’m sorry my first review is a negative one. I never cease to be amazed by each episode giving me at least one amazing nugget of wisdom, usually on an episode I least expected to learn anything. The chemistry between the three of you is so symbiotic and enjoyable. I started with Abby as my fave (I’m a slighly older lesbian and she is hot! Shallow? Yes LOL!), then added Glennon for the surprising insight and now I am most definitely Team Amanda! Her take on things is so intelligent, wise and funny (the sign of intelligence in my view). Now back to my review of the Maggie Smith episode. It was as if I had dropped into something from your Momastery days Glennon (which I never followed, being a midwest raised Jewish lesbian). Her story was so regressive, as if she had not been listening to this podcast for the last year. I’m a 65 yo gay woman and usually find no interest in the episodes on bad straight marriage, but then one of you will add some gem to it and I am so grateful I listened. This episode was dull boring and soooooooo uninteresting. She was talking as if her book is about some great revelation. Sounded pretty typical of all young unevovled marriage to me. Glennon, you sounded like you were trying so hard to do something with her. I couldn’t finish listening. Kudos to you Glennon for trying to make something of nothing! Maybe forgo episodes like this in the future. Keep doing all the good you gals is doin’ Amy
  • MegGrey
    My #1 podcast!
    In this time of the village-less parenting I can say this podcast has been a lighthouse for me. The honesty Glennon brings with Abby & sister Amanda is like talking to an old friend. If you are searching for meaningful conversation you will be blown away each week with what it is to be human and how to sort out your experiences in the deepest of storms in this relentless sea of life. Thank you Glennon for all your work and carrying the torch so others can find the way back home to their wholeness and themselves. Please keep going! I see you and love you all!
  • stehaniebodo
    I can finally rate the podcast!!!
    I have been listening since day one… I cannot thank you enough for talking and sharing all of the hard things!!! I sing Trish’s song, I hum it through the day… This journey just makes more sense with y’all breaking everything down times three or more depending on the guests. Thank you from the deepest part of who I am!!!!
  • thisisrhenickbame
    Season 1 Episode 199
    All three of you speak the different languages of my heart at different moments. I could name so many episodes and so many guests… I could tell you my stories... but it’s not needed. I feel the collective head nod and knowing “mmmmm-hm” of you and everyone listening. It makes such a difference, thank you.
    Love this pod
    Glennon has a way of saying the things I feel that I’ve never been able to put words to. She gets me like no one else ever has. I talk about this podcast constantly. Love you Glennon, Abby and sister!
  • Bartholomew Maximus the third
    My heart
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are my go to every Tuesday and Thursday and always leave feeling seen. I cannot tell you how important this podcast is to me- I could cry. Don’t stop!!!
  • Pam on Cedar
    Connection and education
    I have listened to every episode and have learned something from most. I sometimes laugh, sometimes cry and sometimes just absorb it all. I have been introduced to people I would likely never have heard of and I am so grateful for that. So happy for this resource and this community.
  • neurosci_phd
    This is the work. This is also the beauty.
    I’ve listened to every episode and I don’t know why I never wrote a review - this is the most meaningful podcast I’ve come across in the 14 years I’ve been listening to pods. You all are brave and brilliant, loving yet hold each accountable, and you always lead with kindness. I struggle to think of a way to actually change the world on the scale that you do. You are actively providing people with therapy - really - that so many people need but never knew they needed or could never have afforded. This is a public good. Please don’t change. No notes!!!
  • 1543684
    So. Good.
    Love the truth & authenticity. So easy to relate & find myself in the stories shared. One of the best podcasts to listen to.
  • BigFanofWeCanDoHardThings
    My all time favorite podcast!
    I love all of these! While I don’t usually listen weekly, I go back and listen when I have time. I’m always learning something new and love all the guests and the genuine banter between all of these women. I have always loved Glennon and her writing, so anyone she loves, I know I will love. Thanks for always keeping it real!
  • widowwarrior
    Inspiring, honest, challenging, comforting, hilarious…ALL the things!
    I found this podcast at the exact right time in my life. A 43 year old cancer widow, I was lonely and searching, longing to turn my grief into some sort of growth. Your episodes have been healing and beyond insightful and have helped me re-examine my whole life up to this point. I’m the youngest of 6 kids so I can relate so well to Abby. Yet I’m a total introvert who loves to make plans but hates to keep them so I can relate to Glennon. And as a teacher and 5 year cancer wife I’m a research hound so i love Amanda’s insights. You all have been with me through the toughest time and you’ve made me laugh, cry and dive deep into who I want to be going forward. Keep up this amazing important work. Much love to all of you!!
  • Trying to figure it out.
    Opened up this idea of being disembodied and not quite measuring up. I see I have looked outward. Not inward. Thank you.
  • Eva41881
    recovering ED
    I make sense in my human body suit. ❤️
  • latinlover
    Thank you!
    This podcast keeps me in touch with me and the world around me.
  • EAsmom
    I love so many things about this podcast…
    one of the things I love most is the way that you all respect each other, are truly curious about and honor each other’s perspectives, process and feelings. The acceptance and love of each other is so genuine, it seems to seep out of your pores 💕💕💕
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