“Anything Goes” Review


“Anything Goes” by Emma Chamberlain is one of the most comforting podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Chamberlain is a widely popular 21-year-old who started off on YouTube and expanded to Instagram and modeling with brands such as Levis, Louis Vuitton, Artizia and Pacsun. She has appeared on the cover of various magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes and Bazaar. Regardless of the publicity, Chamberlain remains authentic to her listeners and that’s what drives her following.

Chamberlain’s podcast discusses fashion, highschool, relationships, trends and self-care. She also dives into mental health and the pressures that are put on us as we grow up and establish a life for ourselves. There are 133 episodes available, and each one offers something new and gives you something to think about.

The title of the podcast, “Anything Goes,” really describes with what the show is all about. Chamberlain doesn’t restrict the topics she talks about and goes into her personal struggles as well. Listening to an episode feels like you’re casually talking on the phone with your friend. Chamberlain has admitted to recording nearly all of her episodes from the comfort of her bed, which adds an element of authenticity and ease to her work.

Some of my favorite episodes to listen to are the advice sessions where Chamberlain answers questions that listeners submit to the show. This type of episode is a mini series within the show, my favorite one being “advice session #12” which discusses being comfortable being our true selves, imposter syndrome and letting go of unhealthy relationships. Chamberlain has a unique take on a lot of aspects of life and discusses these topics with humility and humor.

No doubt, Chamberlain has become a huge influencer on social media. With 16.1M followers on Instagram and 11.8M subscribers on YouTube, it’s no surprise that she has gained a following on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Vogue Australia introduced her on the cover of their Sept. 2022 issue as “Gen Z’s fearlessly candid main muse.” She has charmed the world of fashion and entertainment, working her way into the journalistic world of podcasting. Chamberlain’s career is like “Anything Goes,” it has no limits.