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Hi, I'm Ali Wentworth, best selling author, actor, host, mother and Zoloft consumer in my new podcast, Go Gally.

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I'm really taking a look at life. Look, I wasn't around for the Spanish flu, but it seems that since this pandemic, there's a new normal. So I'm asking the question in two parts. How do you grow a teenager in a pandemic and how do you grow a relationship in a pandemic?

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We'll be tackling such subjects as the sexualisation of girls in the Internet. From movie star model Brooke Shields.

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I had a very strange, strange relationship with sexuality as a child.

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This is only a half hour podcast, Brooke.

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And listen, how are we dealing with teenagers in their overwhelming anxiety and uncertainty about the future?

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Actually, teenage years now, by the way, the National Academy of Science says it goes all the way up to age 25.

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Wait a second. Teenagers go to 25. Now, you've got to up my meds for this. Let me be honest, I'm not a truth sayer therapist or advice columnist, I'm not even particularly sage, but I do know a thing or two about a thing or two. This is not the image of you that should be out there. I say when it comes to social media, what is the story that you're telling?

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Is your story that you care about social justice or is your story that you're sexy and you can bend your legs like that, which I think are probably better ways than I'm following you. I know what you're putting on your show. Yeah, because they're teenagers and they'll find ways around it for whatever reason.

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People come to me for advice, probably because I act like I know what I'm talking about, or I'm married to a Rhodes Scholar and sometimes it falls on deaf ears and sometimes I get the response, stop, you're annoying, but that's usually my children.

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So join me as I really dissect life in this new normal and try to figure out how to grow everything in a pandemic. All new episodes of Go Ask Ascoli release every Thursday. Listen to Go Ascoli on the radio app, Apple podcast or wherever you get your podcast.