This week on Everything is Fine

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Jenn and I are chatting it up this week with one another, and here’s what we’re chatting about: the overwhelming desire to escape; MTV reality stars of the 90s who’ve pivoted to become shamen; vexing anti-vaxxers; how your relationship to ambition changes as you get older, and so very much more. Do tune in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please do join our Patreon, for all sorts of fun and exclusive content!

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    cw
    19 Jul 2021
    10:00am

    Another really worthwhile podcast! Always fun to listen to just the two of you.

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    Maureen
    19 Jul 2021
    8:44pm

    As always, super fun.

    Now that I know what Kim’s voice sounds like, I read this blog hearing her voice. Am I the only one?

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    Mimi A.
    19 Jul 2021
    8:53pm

    When you and Jenn give us a chat episode there are always a few things you two say that get me thinking. In a good way. Since you were talking about what you’ve been watching, I’ll recommend “Us on Masterpiece,” a 4-episode British dramedy I loved. Its funny, poignant, sweetly corny story is wrapped around a glorious travelogue of Europe. Get it on PBS or buy on Amazon.

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      melsybelsy
      21 Jul 2021
      8:09am

      Another GOCA recommended this on what are you watching and I agree – I gobbled it up. I loved the actors a great deal, drooled over the European setting, and could relate to the story having a teen son.

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    sc
    19 Jul 2021
    10:07pm

    The narcissism of people who won’t get vaccinated is the worst – they want attention and have everyone fussing over them for making terrible decisions. Giant toddlers.

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    Jax
    20 Jul 2021
    1:19am

    Still wanting to see a pic of Romolini in the jumpsuit with the faces painted on — that she saw on the Wolf and Badger site but ended up getting from the artist’s etsy store — that she described on the Andrea Linnett ep.

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      melsybelsy
      21 Jul 2021
      8:10am

      I want a Romolini style post on her instagram (hint!) ! I want to see her fun fashion sense!! Very much agreed.

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    Leah
    20 Jul 2021
    4:00am

    Really didn’t like those declining vaccines being repeatedly called “assholes”. Very nasty and kind of stupid. These are experimental use authorization only vaccines with very abbreviated safety testing. They are not approved. The companies that are making them have no liability for their products, despite making billions in profits from them . These same companies are paying off billions (yes, billions) in fines from other medical products that they have produced which caused harm and death and which they knew beforehand were dangerous. In other words, they are convicted of multiple felonies. In this situation, questions are important. To talk about ‘science’ when there is widespread censorship of doctors and virologists with any view that does not agree with the official position is absurd. Science has always been about discussion. While there are valid reasons for taking the vaccines, there is certainly coercion in groups such as college students for which the risk and lack of long term safety data make no sense at all. In addition, TV stations have been estimated to derive 70 percent of their income in non-election years from Pharma advertising—obviously not a situation which encourages impartial reporting.

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      y.k.
      20 Jul 2021
      6:53am

      The FDA approved the vaccines.
      Over 99% of people who are dead from Covid were not vaxxed. Calling those declining the vaccine “assholes” is not necessarily accurate, I would say that they’re ignorant.

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        cw
        20 Jul 2021
        7:36am

        Yes, y.k., ignorant is accurate, but I’d probably say “willfully ignorant a-holes” (you are a kinder person). And, I’m guessing those among us who have lost family members to Covid desperately wish those family members had received the vaccine.

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          DeDe
          20 Jul 2021
          9:46am

          And *you* are a kinder person than I am, because I have a whole string of expletives inspired by Scottish People Twitter that I am more than happy to use, both privately and publicly. C has an autoimmune heart issue so I come by by saltiness honestly.

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      kimbersam
      20 Jul 2021
      10:17am

      While I don’t agree with your anti-vax position, I do think the CDC has done an atrocious job with coordination and public comms (esp with mask, not-mask). I’ve been in STEM since the ’90s and understand the scientific method and making decisions with a velocity of incoming data and I find their process to be a bit baffling. That’s why Fauchi is on what seems like a never-ending media tour (that and the lower-than-expected vax rate), although he seems to enjoy the attention quite a bit.

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      Liz
      20 Jul 2021
      11:19am

      The unwillingness to sacrifice one’s fear of some unknown potential side effect to do one’s part to stop the spread of a virus that we know is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths of your fellow citizens is totally selfish. The unvaccinated act like the only people their choice affects is their own, and that’s clearly not the case. Your choice not to do your part means businesses will continue to suffer, people will be forced to go back into isolating lockdowns, and yes, you will make other people sick. How is this not the attitude of an asshole?

      What drives me insane is you KNOW all those conservatives putting the fear of god into their audiences like Tucker Carlson (who when asked the question on air refused to answer) are vaccinated.

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        Jennifer Romolini
        20 Jul 2021
        6:30pm

        I think we probably came across a little harsh and I feel bad about that, but for me this is super personal as the person who is not getting vaccinated is a VERY close relative and, under all of my anger, I’m worried about their health (in addition to thinking this stubbornness and distrust of the vaccine is ignorant and wrong-headed).

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      Viajera
      20 Jul 2021
      12:53pm

      I haven’t listened yet, but, re the non-vaxxing … I am fine with it if they stay home or socially distance. If they enter closed spaces, I am *not* fine with it. Even with a mask, I just don’t want them around. We all have to try our best to carry our own baggage. I know some non-vaxxers, and I don’t think they are bad people. But, I don’t want to stand too close either.

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    Jessica
    19 Jul 2021
    11:54am

    A great episode – I love when the two of you chat and appreciate how open you are with us.

    Kim – what will you do with your essays that were going to go into the book? Will you publish them in another way, perhaps online? Really want to hear more of your stories from the Lucky days.

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    Jenn
    19 Jul 2021
    12:38pm

    Ditto – I love your interviews but I especially love listening to the two of you chat – especially about fashion! Q: how do you (fashion critics) determine when it’s high fashion and when it’s just plain cuckoo?? Like that renowned stylist Marni Senofonte? She is coveted by stars but sometimes when I look at what she’s wearing, it’s like, huh…

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      kimbersam
      19 Jul 2021
      1:48pm

      Bot Kim, but I think how a person chooses to style themselves is very different than how they would/will style their clients. Like in hair salons, the stylist may have 14 different colors in her mohawk but that isn’t what she’d recommend for you.

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    Eloise
    19 Jul 2021
    12:01pm

    Great episode! I, too, love listening to just you two.

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    fan
    20 Jul 2021
    12:42pm

    How’s Tally Abecassis?

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      Jennifer Romolini
      20 Jul 2021
      4:01pm

      From what we hear Tally is super well, busy, and enjoying her dream job!

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    mm
    20 Jul 2021
    6:48pm

    I loved the discussion on ambition. I am currently in a job that feels like war/whac-a-mole and that I fantasize about leaving every single day. It was nice to have these feelings validated and to know there is a more peaceful existence on the other side.

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