A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Encourages listeners to take their mental health and wellness seriously, while also promoting the importance of communication - talking about difficult, uncomfortable topics. There's talk of addiction, relationships and mistakes young adults may make in their lives, but there's always a message even when negative behavior is discussed.
Positive Role Models
Host Emma Chamberlain is still young and learning herself, but some of her reflections on life make her a positive role model in some ways. She also brings on expert guests like doctors and mental health experts, who emphasize the importance of science and research, or writers who talk about creativity. She's candid about her struggles with nicotine addiction, but doesn't glorify it and is actively trying to quit while talking to her listeners while that's important. She sometimes discusses reckless behavior from her past, but there's always a lesson to be learned.
Emma is a White woman. Talking about her specific experiences as a woman, Emma often focuses on unique, diverse perspectives on a variety of topics surrounding growing up and going through change. She also brings in guests from diverse career and cultural backgrounds.
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Violence & Scariness
Some topics on mental health, like anxiety or depression, may be scary or triggering for some listeners.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent references to sex, romance, and nudity. One episode specifically dives into "hookup culture" and the emphasis on sex and making out even at a young age. Emma also discusses her own romantic life and dating as a young adult.
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Some use of casual swearing, including the "F" word.
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Products & Purchases
Ads at the beginning and middle of each episode.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some references to drinking, drugs, and smoking in some episodes. Emma frequently discusses her nicotine addiction, talking about what it's like trying to quit vaping.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain is a casual podcast where YouTube star and influencer Emma Chamberlain discusses her life and brings on expert guests to discuss important topics that affect teens and young adults, like mental health, addiction, and dating. Many of the topics discussed are relatable to older teens, but are definitely more mature - including casual hookups, vaping, break ups, social media, weed, and more. Communication is emphasized in each episode as Emma discusses topics that may usually be seen as taboo. Parents should check episode descriptions if they're worried an episode topic may be too mature for their child. Chamberlain does try to promote positivity, encouraging her listeners to engage in self-care and take their mental health seriously. Some episodes discuss engaging in hookups or smoking underage and many feature casual swearing, including the "F" word. This could be a great show for adults to listen to with their older teens to spark important discussions.
Is It Any Good?
Funny, lighthearted, and emotionally deep at the same time. Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain covers topics many young adults can relate to, offering her personal insight, advice, and opinion. With prevalent topics and interesting commentary, episodes are easy to listen to, and could be good for older teens and parents to listen to together. Some have criticized Chamberlain for having out of touch perspectives -- since she's been a YouTube star from a young age -- but she always prefaces her discussions by letting her listeners know she isn't trying to educate or persuade anyone to think like her. Her laid-back conversational style is why people fell in love with her on YouTube and will continue to fall in love with her on this podcast.
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