Everything is Fine

By Jennifer Romolini and Kim France

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y.k.
 Jan 7, 2020
smart & funny & honest discussion- i ♥️it! why aren't there more podcasts like this? meanwhile so many true crime choices...

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Everything is Fine is a series for women on life over 40. Hosted by former Lucky magazine founding editor Kim France and author and editor Jennifer Romolini, each episode digs deep into the identity shift that comes with navigating this alternately weird and liberating stage of life. A chat-show with themed episodes and interview guests from the media and entertainment worlds, we tackle our fears, our health, our careers, self-care, and how to negotiate being called “middle-aged” when you feel anything but.



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The Mother Load
42:41

By listener request, Kim and Jenn have a conversation about motherhood—the choice not to have kids, the choice to have just one, the joys of both, regrets, and, on the other side of fertility, coming to terms with your decision either way. 


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Sep 20, 2021
"Breathing Fire"
55:16

Author Jaime Lowe joins Kim and Jenn for a frank and broad-ranging conversation about bipolar disorder, how to support loved ones through a mental health crisis, her book, MENTAL, and her latest book, BREATHING FIRE, about the struggles of women prisoners in California's female inmate firefighter program. You can find Jaime's This American Life episode, TEN SESSIONS, which documents her experience in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) by clicking here.  


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Sep 13, 2021
What'll You Do With Your One Wild and Precious Midlife?
56:39

Today on the show we've got Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the book "Your Turn: How To be an Adult" to talk all things adulthood: raising self-reliant kids, facing our underlying shame and anxiety around "adult" things, and how to live out the lives we truly want in midlife—and beyond.


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Sep 06, 2021
Legends Only: Christina Kelly
34:45

BONUS EPISODE: This week we're releasing our interview with former Sassy editor/legend Christina Kelly from our Patreon vault. We talked to Christina last spring about Sassy's legacy, interviewing celebrities in the '90s, "Kim France Pants," regrets, feminism, getting older, and what really happened that day with Kurt and Courtney. 


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Aug 30, 2021
What a Mid-Life Crisis *Really* Looks Like
39:58

Kim and Jenn discuss the dreaded mid-life crisis which, turns out, looks different in real life than it did on TV (and may involve crop tops). Plus: Learning to slow down and eschew productivity, what motivates us as we get older, the simple pleasures of proper house care, and how the hell to stay relevant and in-the-know when you increasingly don't care?  

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Aug 23, 2021
From Young & Traumatized in Hollywood to Joyfully Middle Aged
53:47

This week we're joined by Rei Hance, the actress and writer formerly known as Heather Donahue who starred in the 1999 horror movie classic, "The Blair Witch Project." Rei talks the aftermath of Blair Witch, grappling with ambition and failure, learning to live with discomfort, addiction, recovery, and a truly dark night of the soul. Plus: What her life looks like today (hint: it's better and more inspiring than ever). 


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Aug 16, 2021
"Wait, Is the Therapy Working?"
42:58

Kim and Jenn talk running into exes, overcoming family trauma, too-young readings of VC Andrews, White Lotus, and the silly shame of a poor pack job. Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine.


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Aug 09, 2021
Networking When You're Over Networking
51:05

Author, CEO, and Forbes 50 over 50 recipient Susan McPherson joins us to discuss her book, THE LOST ART OF CONNECTING, about how to move beyond transactional networking and build real, useful professional relationships that matter. Plus: Setting boundaries, breaking up conventional power dynamics, two-way mentorship, and how (and why) we can all become better listeners.


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Aug 02, 2021
Planting Your Flag with Jessica Hopper
1:23:02

We've got rock critic Jessica Hopper on to discuss the revised and expanded edition of her book, THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CRITICISM BY A LIVING FEMALE ROCK CRITIC. Plus: Madonna's lederhosen, Gen X feminism, finding music now, and: how much money would you need to be a 24-year-old again?


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Jul 26, 2021
"Oldfluencers"
50:49

On this week's mid-summer check-in, Kim and Jenn discuss escapism, the REAL WORLD's Eric Nies, ayahuasca, anti-vaxxers, a changing relationship with ambition, toxic tech bros, the FX comedy DAVE, a first viewing of BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and GAME OF THRONES, plus so much more!


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Jul 19, 2021
It's Marlo Thomas!
45:27

The legendary actress and producer joins Jenn and Kim to discuss the secrets to a successful marriage, what she and her husband Phil Donahue finally stopped arguing about, and the couple's inspiring new podcast, "Double Date." 


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Jul 12, 2021
We Should All Be Cognitive Super Agers
28:38

Kim and Jenn discuss road trips, the perils of packing, eBay missteps, pleasure gluttony, the simple joy of liking things, and the secrets of cognitive super agers.


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Jul 05, 2021
All Your Style Questions—Answered!
1:03:32

Andrea Linett’s on the show today to discuss all things post-pandemic style, summer fashion, and the easiest ways to update your wardrobe right now. Plus: Listener questions, a “Game of Thrones” redux, canned cocktails, and the questionable clothing item we just might try.


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Jun 28, 2021
Just Commit To It, Just Own It
50:59

This week we've got actress Joanna Going to discuss all things getting older and adapting in Hollywood, but mostly the liberation of owning your gray hair if you want to, even if it feels like a risky choice. Plus: Kim and Jenn talk Bo Burnham obsession, Target shopping, our favorite new beauty product (Kosas tinted face oil!), and committing to a real, non-performative "hot-girl summer"— in any body, at any age. 


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Jun 21, 2021
"What Fresh Hell Is This?"
1:10:17

This week, Kim and Jenn talk to queer author and educator Heather Corinna about all things perimenopause and menopause and why they wanted to write their smart, irreverent, and deeply informative new book "WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You."


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Jun 14, 2021
Middle-Aged Lady Summer
45:45

Kim and Jenn discuss the hallmarks of summer: swimsuits, self-tanner, hair removal, the young-person song they'll be listening to on repeat, and a proposed summer book club. Plus: Celebs who are actually cool IRL, encounters with the Beastie Men, and the pure gossipy joy of Bennifer Part 2.


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Jun 07, 2021
Coming Home to Yourself
46:41

Award-winning human rights technologist Sabrina Hersi Issa joins Jenn and Kim to discuss her work at the intersection of social justice and tech, how and why she takes a monthly personal inventory, the practice of living your values, and the joy in quitting a job that no longer serves you.


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May 31, 2021
"Why Don't You Just F*ck Someone on Tinder?"
1:01:48

Award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales is our guest today. Nancy Jo has a new book, "Nothing Personal," which investigates and explores the world of online dating and, specifically, her experience navigating life in the "dating app inferno" at the age of 49.


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May 24, 2021
The Perks of Being a Late Bloomer
49:12

Graphic memoirist Mira Jacob joins us to talk about teaching herself to draw in her 40s, moving through the fear of doing new things, the backlash from (white) comic-book bros, learning to take the business of your work seriously, and what she wishes white allies knew. 


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May 17, 2021
Turns Out, Persistence Works
48:18

Kim and Jenn talk about coming to terms with what you really really want in mid-life, overcoming rejection, and the born-out-by-life-experience benefits of persistence. Plus, friendship as we get older, the (potential?) tricks to lasting love, and how to stop working with and for assholes — hopefully for good. 


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May 10, 2021
Art & Death & Fear & Getting Older
50:57

We talk to author and arts consultant Beth Pickens about realizing our dreams in mid-life and beyond, reinvention, radical death acceptance, grappling with fear, and how it's never (ever) too late to live a creative life.


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May 03, 2021
Welcome to the "Fired From Big Jobs" Club
36:26

We talk to television writer and producer Lesley Arfin about getting fired from big jobs, being a "scary girl," leadership styles, mentors, collaboration, earning respect, and how women in their 40s haven't peaked yet. Plus: Hobbies! And, life update: One of us is in love.


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Apr 26, 2021
"We're Burning Other Women"
52:32

Kim and Jenn sit down with Jo Piazza, host of the acclaimed podcast "Under the Influence," to discuss the “mom influencer industrial complex,” aspirational marketing, and why so many women are soothing loneliness and isolation by hate following each other online.


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Apr 19, 2021
How To Write a Novel Post-40
38:31

Author and New Yorker editor Jessica Winter joins us to discuss creativity, being a late bloomer, and her new novel, "The Fourth Child," which she wrote as a single mom with two small children and a full-time job. 


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Apr 12, 2021
Surrender Dorothy! A Frank Talk About Aging
39:25

On the occasion of their birthdays, Kim and Jenn check in about getting older, the exhilaration of rage, body image regrets, style choices in mid-life, fear, shame, ageism at work, surrendering to the unknown, and the indignities of an unpredictable and ever-changing body. 


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Apr 05, 2021
Redefining a "Successful" Life
33:28

We talk to author and activist Mia Birdsong about building meaningful community, the vulnerability required to find friends in midlife, how a culture of toxic individualism is making us lonely, and more from her book, "How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community." Also: Kim and Jenn discuss tattoos as self-care, the best hand cream, and why it's imperative we try new things as we age. 


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Mar 29, 2021
Catching Up With Cat Marnell
42:47

Kim and Jenn check in with writer and former Lucky beauty editor Cat Marnell to talk addiction and recovery, the messiness of one's 20s, lying, shame, working for Jane Pratt, exercise, fake eyelashes, Cat's new beauty column, BEAUTYSHAMBLES—and more.


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Mar 22, 2021
On Cannabis and Middle Age
30:42

Dr. June Chin joins us for a lively conversation about weed in mid-life, including how cannabis can support sexual health and may help alleviate symptoms of perimenopause. Plus: debunking myths about CBD, the best delivery methods for THC, dosage recommendations if you're just starting out, and the (slightly-complicated) truth about vaping. 


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Mar 15, 2021
Woman We Love: Amanda Fortini
44:24

Writer Amanda Fortini joins us to discuss women's magazines in the early aughts, Instagram faces, what it's really like to profile celebrities, how "geography is destiny," and living a creative and curious life in mid-life and beyond.

Also: We talk about Shani Darden's Retinol Reform, a nice cream which will probably do nothing for your neck.


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Mar 08, 2021
Overcoming Career Hopelessness
43:12

In this moment of total professional crisis for women, the great Tiffany Dufu (author of the best-selling book "Drop the Ball") joins us for an inspiring talk about rediscovering your purpose, understanding your value, learning to ask for help, holding each other accountable, and finding the upside of failure. Plus: Work-from-home hacks, expensive face masks that really get the job done, a budget-friendly moisturizer you'll want, Beth Stern's Instagram cats, an Ugg shoe that's not UGH, and exactly what to do if you're crying on the bathroom floor this week.   


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.


The products mentioned in today's episode are:

  • SK-II sheet masks
  • First Aid Ultra Repair Beauty Cream 
  • UGG Beven Fleece-Lined sneakers 
  • C.O. Bigelow lavender essential oil 
  • Commune and Hayashi Ryushodo incense sticks 


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Mar 01, 2021
Change Is in the Air
28:36

And....we're back! And we have a big announcement. Plus, guest Jennifer Romolini joins us to discuss aging feet, the inherent sexiness (or not) of overalls, J.Jill's lady play clothes, and the myths of middle-aged fashion.  


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Feb 22, 2021
Portraying Middle Age
32:22

Photographer Elinor Carucci is our guest, and we're talking about her tender, raw, ordinary, and profound recent work, which examines the "liberating" side of hitting midlife, as well as its attendant joy and pain. 

Elinor's book is available here or here.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Dec 22, 2020
All in for a Midlife Renaissance
44:37

We've got the What Not to Wear co-host and podcaster Stacy London on the episode, and the conversation is interestingly uplifting: we're talking about how you can't get to a midlife renaissance without having a midlife crisis first; why expectation is the death of hope, how to age with (fabulous) style, and tons more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Dec 08, 2020
Being Creative
24:52

We've got Emily Flake, cartoonist, writer, performer, and illustrator, on the show this week. We're talking about the creative process, parent rage, the fun of talking about nightmares, the benefits of "gorgeous, tattered men," and a whole lot more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Nov 24, 2020
Women We Love: Alison Stewart
33:54

In this episode,Tally and Kim chat with the former MTV, CBS, and ABC news personality, Alison Stewart. Alison currently hosts WNYC's All of It, and we're talking about her dream interview, how she turned it around when things went sideways, the importance of mentors, not settling for the easy win and so much more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Nov 10, 2020
You Say Bitch Like That's a Bad Thing
33:44

Bitch Media co-founder and writer Andi Zeisler joins Kim and Tally for a conversation about what exactly it means to be a feminist right now, the dangers of "empowertising," feminism's current greatest enemies, what the kids are up to, and what Taylor Swift has to do with all of this.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Oct 27, 2020
Women We Love: Claire Dederer
38:46

Join Tally and Kim as they chat with Claire Dederer, the author of the coming-of-middle-age memoir Love and Trouble, and an upcoming book about art created by bad men. We're talking about what a midlife crisis looks like for women, dealing with the encroaching darkness (yikes!), dancing while drunk, the importance of friendship above all else, and so much more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Oct 13, 2020
Money Matters
33:22

On this week's episode we've got Sallie Krawcheck, founder of women's investment firm Ellevest and widely regarded to be one of the top women on Wall Street, and we're talking money: how women are socialized to be intimidated by it; the most common mistakes women make regarding it; where you should be investing; what you need to know about saving for retirement, and so much more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Oct 06, 2020
Jenny Lumet: Hollywood Badass
31:53

Today we've got Rachel Getting Married screenwriter Jenny Lumet on the show, and we're talking about the mood in Hollywood right now (and whether things are changing), the perks of being related to famous people, giving yourself permission to write, and the time she called Russell Simmons out on sexual assault. NB: There are more expletives in this episode than usual because Jenny swears like a sailor, which might not be up your alley (it is ours) so consider yourself forewarned.

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Sep 29, 2020
Cheap Thrills
41:12

Today we've got Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins, co-hosts of the insanely popular Breaking Beauty podcast, and we're talking about makeup and skincare products that don't break the bank! Jill and Carlene share their drugstore dupes for face creams, their best cheap mascaras, makeup tips for Zoom calls, products you should never spend too much on, and more. Plus Tally freaks out about snail mucus.

Here are the products mentioned: L'Oreal True Match eye cream in a concealer, Color Wow Root touch up powder, Clairol Root Touch up, The Ordinary hyaluronic acid, L'Oreal Paris Revitalift 1.5%, Neutrogena HydraBoost, Maelove serum The Glowmaker, It Cosmetics Your skin but better CC cream, Maybelline Dream Urban cover, Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 40, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair night cream, Essence Mascara, Byebye Panda Eyes and Lash Princess, Benefit Roller Lash, NARS Climax, Maybelline Collosal, It Cosmetics Superhero mascara. Weleda Skin Food, Weleda Awakening Oil, Physician's Formula Perfect Matcha Cleanser, Versed at Target, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair hair mask, Ama Beauty, TPH by Taraji, Everyday Humans Rose SVP SPF 30.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Sep 22, 2020
Women We Love: Stella Bugbee
34:49

We've got Stella Bugbee, SVP and editor in chief of The Cut, on this episode, and we're talking about reworking the definition of women's content; trusting your gut; the shadow force in her life; coming at the fashion world like an anthropologist; what can be gained by holding a yoga block over your head and more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Sep 15, 2020
How to be Iconic at Any Age
28:36

On this week's episode we've got Accidental Icon, aka Lyn Slater, the 64 year-old retired professor and unlikely fashion influencer, and we're talking about working on a different idea of what aging can be, using clothes to express our identities, embracing our imperfections, rejecting Photoshop, and tons more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Sep 08, 2020
Talking Books
29:01

Join Tally and Kim as they chat with Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation, and incoming senior vice president of the Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken Books. The discussion is all about reading recommendations, from what to read if you've got a pandemic-related attention-span problem to underrated authors, and it's all a lot of fun.

Here are the books mentioned, all linked on Bookshop.org that will channel your order through an indie bookstore in the US: The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir by Andre Leon Talley, Luster by Raven Leilani, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, A Burning by Megha Majumdar, Telephone by Percival Everett, Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, Books by Cathy Park Hong, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Wow, No Thank-You by Samatha Irby, The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson I by Robert Caro, The Yellow House by Sarah Broom, Guts by Raina Telgemeir, New People by Danzi Senna, Caucasia by Danzi Senna, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, a book by Alice Munro, The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Working by Studs Terkel, Just Us by Claudia Rankine,


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Sep 01, 2020
Is it my Age or is it Me?
37:34

Sarah Crichton, editor in chief of the book publishing company Henry Holt & Co., is our guest this week, and we're talking about how she bounced back after losing her previous job—as head of her own imprint at Farrar, Strauss & Giroux—due to what certainly appeared to be ageism. We talk about what ageism might actually be about (spoiler: $$$), why it doesn't pay to stay angry (and what it does pay to do), and how much of ageism is coming at us versus how much is coming from within. It's an altogether deeply encouraging episode, so listen in!

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Aug 25, 2020
It's The Fug Girls!
36:19

On this episode, Tally and Kim welcome Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks of the uproariously funny blog Go Fug Yourself. We talk about their newest book, The Heir Affair, the importance of knowing what you don't know, "The Britney Rule," the times they went too far, and so much more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Aug 18, 2020
A Body at Battle
35:22

Tally and Kim welcome This American Life producer Susan Burton, whose new memoir, Empty, tells the story of the eating disorders that tormented her from adolescence into adulthood—her darkest moments, her biggest challenges, and how she eventually overcame.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Aug 11, 2020
Talking Music
36:24

We've got NPR's music critic and correspondent Ann Powers on this week's episode, and she dishes on who the critics were all wrong about, the true role of groupies, how Madonna's dealing with aging, the thing she almost never talks about (that made her trend on Twitter), why Taylor Swift will outlast us all, and much more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Aug 04, 2020
It's Never Too Late
36:04

Tally and Kim welcome comedian Shalewa Sharpe, who was just a few years under 40 when she decided to try standup for the first time, and we're talking about reinvention; what music and porn have in common; Black versus white audiences, and so much more. Check out her hilarious special Stay Eating Cookies on YouTube!

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jul 28, 2020
Damn Right, Women Are Funny
34:18

Legendary comedy writer and Lean-In coauthor Nell Scovell holds forth on the myth that women aren't funny; developing a thick skin in the writer's room; why being the only woman in the room doesn't mean you're special; the secret she considered taking to the grave, and so much more. Nell's brilliant memoir is Just the Funny Parts.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jul 21, 2020
The Joys of Living Single
34:44

Tally and Kim welcome Glynnis MacNicol—author of No One Tells You This: A Memoir—about the many and varied delights and freedoms of being a woman over 40 living alone. Her argument—that we need more road maps and role models for women who want to build a solo life—is very compelling. Glynnis' product rec is a fancy French oil called Patyka!

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jul 14, 2020
Tales of a Middle-Aged Surfer Babe
25:29

Our guest for this episode is Diane Cardwell, author of the new memoir Rockaway: Surfing Headlong Into a New Life. We're talking about her decision, in her mid-40s, to take up surfing and move to The Rockaways to commit fully to it. Along the way, we discuss conquering fear, reinvention, making room in life for your passion, and so much more.

Diane's product rec is anything with Hyaluronic acid!

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jul 07, 2020
The Only Career Advice You Need
37:05

On this episode, we've got Jennifer Romolini, author of Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, and we're talking about painting a different picture of success, why titles don't matter, how to remain relevant in the workplace after 40, why impostor syndrome might be a lie, and more. Jenn's favorite product is Everyday Oil.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jun 30, 2020
Weight Watchers and Me
29:51

In this episode, Tally and Kim welcome Marisa Meltzer, whose new book, This is Big—How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World—and Me, tells the story of Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch, and Meltzer's own lifelong struggle with her weight. 

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jun 23, 2020
Hollywood Tales
30:27

On this week's episode, Kim and Tally welcome Karina Longworth, host of the popular You Must Remember This podcast, who discusses the industry's "Invisible Woman," racism in old Hollywood, the women behind the men who made movies, and more.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jun 16, 2020
In Which We Listen
41:25

Tally and Kim give the floor to TV writer/author/friend of the show Danielle Henderson, who shares her thoughts on current events. She talks about the need to use your voice to amplify the message, the normalizing of whiteness, why feeling helpless isn't an option when you're black, and why this time just might be the time that real change happens.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jun 09, 2020
It's Samantha Irby!
38:54

In which Tally and Kim chat with the New York Times bestselling essayist about caftans, shame, making friends in adulthood, unfortunate menstrual accidents, not having babies and so, so much more.

The two caftan companies that Samantha recommended are Cherry Blossoms and Whitney Mero.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jun 02, 2020
This Episode Isn't Just About Addiction
31:19

In this far-reaching conversation with Kristi Coulter, author of the memoir Nothing Good Can Come From This, we talk about drug and alcohol dependence and the pervasiveness of drinking culture, but also about many of the pressures of being a woman in these complicated times.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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May 26, 2020
We Love to Talk Beauty
37:56

Tally and Kim are joined by veteran beauty editor and The Cut columnist Jane Larkworthy, and we're talking what products work, what's not worth the hype, makeup tips for ladies over 40—and, of course, what to do about your neck.

Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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May 19, 2020
How to Cook Now
42:55

Tally and Kim are joined by the hugely entertaining cookbook author and New York Times columnist Melissa Clark, who shares her best tips for making meals in Corona times. Plus her kitchen secrets-- What can you sub out for garlic in a recipe if you're out? Which ingredient is the most overrated? And what, precisely, is a "jammy" egg?

Melissa's latest book is Dinner in French and you can follow her on Instagram at @clarkbar. Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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May 12, 2020
A Surprisingly Fun Conversation About Depression
36:58

Tally and Kim chat with TV writer and memoirist Danielle Henderson, who also created the hilarious Feminist Ryan Gosling meme and a book of the same name. We talk about the challenges of living with depression, and how to rise above it.


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Apr 28, 2020
Going Gray is a Power Move
39:46

As many of us watch our roots grow in—and feel the accompanying fear and dread—Tally and Kim talk to author Anne Kreamer, the author of Going Gray about how liberating it is to ditch your colorist and embrace the gray.


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Apr 14, 2020
How to Kick Ass at 82
33:45

We're joined by a surprise guest, Kim's mom Eve France. Eve shares her tips on staying curious, motherhood, love, sex, contemplating mortality, and what it means to age well. It's a big warm hug of an episode.


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Mar 31, 2020
Bonus Episode: Live from our Closets
44:19

Tally and Kim tape a special episode from their closets, talking about how they are coping, offering a whole ton of book and music suggestions, chatting celeb crushes, as well as answering listener questions.

Here are our book recommendations. We linked to Amazon, but would encourage you to shop at indie bookstores when you can!

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell

Americanah by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

AmericanPastoral by Philip Roth

The Emperors Children by Claire Messud

Blame by Michelle Huneven

Anything by Dawn Powell: The Golden Spur, The Wicked Pavilion

Eve Babitz: Slow Days fast Company, Sex & Rage

Edie: American Girl, by Jean Stein

Anything by Laurie Colwin


Tally's fitness recs were Fitness Blender and Mar 24, 2020

Why it Pays to Get Pissed Off
35:51

Join Tally and Kim as they talk to Soraya Chemaly, the author of Rage Becomes Her. We chat about the purpose of anger, and how to harness it to become happier, more productive people.


Soraya's website has information on developing emotional competence here. Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Mar 17, 2020
In Which We Obsess Over Beauty
39:17

Tally and Kim are joined by veteran editor and all-around beauty guru Jean Godfrey-June, who clues us in on when it's worth it to shell out the big bucks, which one item every woman should be putting on her skin every day, what to do about our necks and so, so much more.


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Mar 03, 2020
Everybody Fails
37:56

Kim and Tally get personal in this revealing episode, about failures both professional and otherwise. With guest Lauren Ober, host of the podcast Spectacular Failures, they share how they've bounced back after hitting bottom.


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age.



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Feb 18, 2020
How To Get Excited About Getting Dressed
38:23

Join us for a fun and enlightening conversation with creative director Andrea Linett as we talk about what you can wear once you hit 40 (spoiler: pretty much anything), the secret to always looking well-dressed, the best well-priced designers, and more.


You can find Andrea on her blog, I Want to Be Her and Kim on Girls of a Certain Age.


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Feb 04, 2020
Menopause Doesn't Have to Suck
31:55

Tally and Kim have a fascinating conversation with Darcey Steinke, author of Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life, a deeply inspiring book that argues that menopause can be an empowering—and not diminishing—phase in a woman’s life.


For more info on our show, we're at www.everythingisfinepodcast.com. Follow us at @eifpodcast. Kim blogs at Girls of a Certain Age.



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Jan 21, 2020
Meet Tally and Kim: On Invisibility and Other Things
46:06
Kim and Tally wrestle with finding an upside to feeling invisible, and along the way chat about SassyThe Facts of Life, Patti Smith, how to be simultaneously cool and dignified over 40, the superiority of Korean cleansing pads, and the stupidest possible thing you can feel superior about. 

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Jan 07, 2020