Goop beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill love asking and answering questions. On their podcast, The Beauty Closet, they are doing both. To get you acquainted with each week’s guest, we created a Journal Beat beauty (and life) quiz.
This week we are talking to:
Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak,
comedians and podcast co-hosts POOG
The easy guess about POOG, the hilarious and wellness-obsessed podcast of comedians and longtime friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak, is that it’s either a parody or a critique of the Journal Beat. “We are true believers,” says Berlant.
“People, fools, said, ‘Are you making fun of the goo, are you making fun of well-being?’ And we think, ‘No, honey.’ And so that everyone is clear, skin care is also wellness. We love everything. “
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So in addition to giggling uncontrollably, Journal Beat beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill can talk spa treatments, clean beauty, and homemade crystal-healing rugs with the women of POOG, the podcast The New Yorker called “a laugh from inside the house that built the wellness industry” on this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet.
“You are expected to hide your interest in serums from being taken seriously as an intellectual,” says Novak, whose critically acclaimed off-Broadway show, get on your knees (yeah, it’s all about blowjobs, and it’s great) he’s going on tour this summer. The idea of POOG It came about when Novak and Berlant were lounging naked between hot and cold plunges in a Korean spa. “There was the thrill of the shared obsession and the fact of how intense it is for us,” says Novak. Rather than conceal their shared fixation for serums and grain-free baking classes, the two plumb its depths, often hysterical, mixing up a lot of Jung (“We force scholarly references to the point of absurdity when we can,” he says. Berlant).
After pondering questions like “Do you enjoy more lip and cheek products that you can wear anywhere, or is it more about having a separate, dedicated lipstick?” Berlant and Novak were more than willing to complete our Journal Beat. beauty quiz. And although you will definitely laugh through it, as in POOG, the joke doesn’t pile on the much-maligned multi-billion dollar wellness industry. As the two explained to Seth Meyers: “Making fun of crystals is a humiliation in itself.”