Going Through It

Going Through It is a Mailchimp original podcast, hosted by Ann Friedman. Listen as remarkable women share pivotal moments in their lives when they had to decide whether to quit or to keep going. Subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Antje Danielson

Ann talks with MIT educator and self-described “nerd” Antje Danielson about co-founding car-sharing company, Zipcar, her tumultuous exit, and the lessons she learned starting a business with a friend.

Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao sits down with Ann to discuss her lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins, her time as interim CEO at Reddit, and her decision to keep working to change the tech industry, even after everything fell apart.

Charlotte Cho

Not everyone gets to experience the special, terrifying, intimidating moment when a dream becomes a career. Soko Glam co-founder, Charlotte Cho tells host Ann Friedman about how she learned to invest in her company, and herself.

Soledad O’Brien

Award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien talks with Ann about what happened when that first on-air position—which was her dream role at the time—started looking like a dead-end job.

Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley didn’t set out to be a yoga instructor but after a death in her family, it became one of the few tools that helped her cope. Ann talks with Stanley about how hard it is to be the only person like you in the room.

Samin Nosrat

Samin Nosrat built her career and her identity as a chef but what she really wanted was to write. Ann talks with Samin about confronting her fear of pushing the reset button and the rewards that can come with it.

Glennon Doyle

What happens when you’ve convinced the world that your relationship can be saved, only to realize you don’t want to? Ann talks with author Glennon Doyle about the demise of her marriage, the book she wrote about it, and what came next.

Claressa Shields

Ann talks with professional boxer Claressa Shields about discovering her talent for boxing at age 12, using the sport to release her anger, and becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing.

Hillary Clinton

What happens when you’re afraid you can’t hack it, and want to give up? Ann talks with politician Hillary Clinton about imposter syndrome, the intimidation that comes with bigger challenges, and pushing forward instead of quitting.

Cameron Esposito

When everything you’ve built falls apart, how do you find the confidence to try and build something new? Ann talks with Cameron Esposito about launching her series and how she coped with the fall out after the network shut down.

Amanda Nguyen

After CEO Amanda Nguyen was sexually assaulted, she found the laws around rape kit preservation made it hard to seek justice. Ann talks with Nguyen about surviving rape, the unfair nature of the law, and advocating for survivors.

Rebecca Traister

When Rebecca Traister quit her job to write her second book, she wasn’t prepared for both writer’s block and postpartum depression. Traister talks to Ann about how she lost herself as a new mother and how she found her way back.

Audri Scott Williams

Audri Scott Williams was accustomed to being on the front lines of political change. She talks with Ann about integrating her elementary school in North Carolina and how it shaped the long odds of her political race.

Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna has always loved singing but her success came with unexpected consequences. Hanna tells the story of what it was like to be the face of Riot Grrrl, and how the community she advocated for turned against her.