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Poog with Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak

Comedy • Health-and-fitness

Wellness is a trillion-dollar industry full of scams and snake oil salesmen but comedians and best friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak just can’t get enough. Join them as they try products and practices, consult healers and experts, and ask the ultimate question: is it truly wellness they’reRead more

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Souvenir Tiger

Nov 30 • 01:07:20

Jacqueline experiences a touch of the old depression and Kate reports on a chakra healing. The hags consider false idols, the white-knuckling of joy, spiritualized consumerism, and the fetishization of monk life. Ontology. Sacred time. Eat Pray Love. High balls and coasters are discussed. Poog Air continues....


Nov 23 • 55:57

The hags have been on terrestrial radio for a year. Kate marks the occasion by handling an errand on air and updates listeners on her basement situation. They try not to discuss planes again. Is there such a thing as a boring topic? The duration of time is posited. Jacqueline has opinions on how to best enjoy leftovers. Apple Maps proves its merits when Jacqueline gets los...

Poog Air

Nov 16 • 01:02:17

This week the hags live symbolically, hovering over a pulsating rug. Kate reveals her laundry dungeon. Jacqueline vitalizes her chi. Moths dance. A salad is in the mix. Milk gets frothed on the brink of death. Airline gimmicks, airline beef, the miracle of the “blue drink”. What was the plan with plastic, anyway? People in the 1300s certainly couldn’t tell you. Ultimately,...

Relinquish the Olive

Nov 9 • 55:00

The hags recognize that all possessions in the home take up space in the mind and then proceed to beg for more. Hugs that hurt. Kate is back in LA. Jacqueline’s in Chicago. Canned cocktails are considered. Bandier, Adam Selman, the yearning for active wear. Are beauty treatments tax deductible for the hosts of Poog? The couple’s massage question. Pema Chodron and Novak’s p...

Rainy Day Poog

Nov 2 • 56:44

Kate had a martini or two last night but in small glasses. Jacqueline's back to wearing her Apple watch and blowing into keto devices, a quest for data that illuminates. Kate records in repose. Hallows' Eve makes itself known. Kate wants to get Clear and Brilliant Laser and now Jacqueline does too. Kate thinks she's letting down the listener. Jacqueline insists she's not. ...

The Poog Awards

Oct 26 • 01:04:43

The holidays are approaching and the hags have noticed. Jacqueline and Kate talk 911, the civil service and the Krause/Nate-led TV show. Kate reminds listeners of Sephora’s return policy and provides an Athletic Greens update. Jacqueline has paid for wifi that did not work two plane rides in a row and wonders if her lypospheric vitamins are rotting. Good fences make good n...

The Friend in the Mirror

Oct 19 • 59:17

Poison Has Its Place

Oct 12 • 54:04

Kate and Jacqueline discuss their hair care. Jacqueline got her waves cut at Goo on Fairfax. a reminisces about McDonalds. . Kate years to sweat again. Jacqueline's commitment to Tracy Anderson remains strong. Shame is considered. Kate recommends an adjustment to your martini. This might be the year Kate starts wearing her hair up....

Think Snow

Oct 5 • 58:50

Kate experiments with Dermatologica. The hags reflect on the psychological state of waiting in line. Jacqueline develops a powerful new hand signal and then goes to to describe an unfortunate incident with a coffee merchant. The idea of bringing vacation home is touched upon, as are the —not quite— upcoming holidays. The Starbucks logo is revealed to be pornography. ...

The Nut Man

Sep 28 • 01:00:52

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