Expert on (Beauty) Expert with Monica Padman

The Beauty Closet

Apr 28 2021 • 1 hr 6 mins

We are full-on Armchairies here at goop, so the chance to interview Monica Padman, half of the Armchair Expert brain trust (GP interviewed the other half, Dax Shepard, here—do not miss it), had us pinching ourselves. Whether Padman, cocreator and cohost with Shepard of the smash-hit podcast (she’s also editor, producer, and erstwhile fact-checker), was interviewing Yuval Harari, Glennon Doyle, Ibram X. Kendi, or perhaps Bill Gates when we heard her mention an enthusiasm for beauty, we no longer remember. All we know is we pounced and somehow convinced her to come on our podcast—and it was amazing. Whether she’s talking about growing up Indian American in Georgia or how she holds own with her brilliant guests, Padman is smart, full of insights, and always hilarious. (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit