145. Geena Davis: How to Thelma & Louise Your Life
1. The politeness curse – and how it almost killed Geena. 2. Geena’s brilliant “Oops…” strategy to get folks to act decent. 3. Abby thanks Geena for the monumental impact of A League of Their Own on her life.4. The story behind the iconic ending of Thelma and Louise.5. The hilarious story of why Geena’s mom chose her name – setting her on an unlikely feminist path. CW: Brief mention of sexual assaultAbout Geena: Geena Davis is a two-time Academy Award winning actor and has appeared in roles that became cultural landmarks including Muriel Pritchett in The Accidental Tourist, Thelma in Thelma & Louise, and Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own. She is also a world-class athlete, a member of the genius society Mensa, and is now recognized for her advocacy for women and girls as Founder and Chair of the Emmy-winning non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentage of female characters, and reduce gender stereotyping, in media made for children. Her memoir, DYING OF POLITENESS, is available now. TW: @GeenaDavisOrgIG: @geenadavisorg
144. EASY FRIDAYS: Trick or Treat
146. Esther Perel: Love in War
About The Show
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.