This week on Everything is Fine

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It’s me and Jenn on the show this week, and we’re talking overworking, underworking, and the gluttony of too much free time. Also, “Yellowjackets” and the revelation of Melanie Lynskey, plus Juliette Lewis’s magnificent face. And we’ve got some questions for the ages: To Botox or not to Botox? To gray or not to gray? Why Jenn wishes she could grow a beard. Why we love Brad Pitt. A mild review of “Somebody Somewhere.” The unexpected pleasures of Coke Zero and “The Last Duel,” though not at the same time.  And, finally: the ambient bummer of COVID in January 2022. Do tune in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Michelle m
    25 Jan 2022
    1:08pm

    Great episode! I really love when it’s just the two of you. I laughed out loud when Kim said to Jen “you are a genius” about growing a beard. I was wondering why Kim still has to be secretive about the diet dr at Condé Nast. Would love to hear more about what it was like to be an editor there. I loved Kim’s essay on the four seasons lunch.

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    kj
    25 Jan 2022
    9:36am

    Oh Coke Zero, how I love thee. I pray your formula never changes and that your next packaging change makes it more difficult to confuse you with full-sugar Coke, so that I may never again be betrayed by mistakenly purchasing a Coke product that is not you.

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      nancy
      25 Jan 2022
      10:18am

      oh kj i feel the love, too.

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    AEC
    25 Jan 2022
    5:53am

    Kim & Jenn- I’ve truly enjoyed your episodes when it’s just the two of you riffing on the thoughts of the day. It’s like joining a conversation with your best girl pals. While I do enjoy your interviews (please invite Samantha Irby back), please know that your solo episodes are outstanding!

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    Francine
    25 Jan 2022
    3:45pm

    A suggestion on future podcast guests…why not chat with a few of your interesting readers/followers? There are so many women here who seem like they have a great story to tell.

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    Tahe Z
    25 Jan 2022
    4:55pm

    I love listening to the two of you just talking. I really do feel like I’m hanging with my friends on the porch or going on a walk together. I agree about being 100% O.V.E.R. the masks especially since I got Covid over the holidays despite getting vaxxed and boosted. I feel like those of us who have been through it all should get cut a little slack where masks are concerned. The made buttons to wear for people who were vaxxed. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were buttons for vaxxed + post-Covid? The one other thing about masks that’s been good is that it masks my sagging upper neck and jawline. So yeah…I feel Jenn’s beard envy. Also, my mother wouldn’t allow sugar in the house and we could only drink Juicy Juice. It was 100% juice!!

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    cw
    24 Jan 2022
    11:34am

    Such a great one today! And I did leave a new review, but no need to read it on the podcast. Two things…one, a clarifications…when I say I no longer give any f*@ks I mean I no longer care what others think about me (what I’m wearing, how I look etc) I do VERY MUCH care how I behave in the world and how I help the world in small ways and large. Second, hair and orange juice cans…I used to have my hair chemically straightened and also did the whole Dippity Doo and orange juice can thing EVERY NIGHT and then SLEPT that way then, in the morning, with a great deal of contortion on my part my mother literally ironed my hair on the ironing board and yet, by the noon, my hair was a total curly hair frizz bomb. I did that for four years of high school. When I went off to college for the first time in 1969 I discovered hair au natural and super cool hippie headbands to keep it out of my face and have never looked back (except I did lose the headband in 1971). And thirdly, the thing about going grey is you can always go back to dye jobs should you not like the look––if you don’t go grey you just contemplate in a dizzying circle.

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    Eloise
    24 Jan 2022
    10:53am

    Brad Pitt, underworking and Yellowjackets all in one conversation?!?! Going to listen right now (clearly wasn’t kidding about “underworking”).

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    CB
    24 Jan 2022
    11:50am

    Heavenly Creatures. It may have been Kate Winslet’s debut, but I’ve been a Melanie Lynskey stan since the 90s!

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    nancy
    24 Jan 2022
    3:25pm

    kim – no shade for your recent
    late-to-party-coke zero love.
    me too.
    never a soda girl until i discovered coke zero during the pandemic. slayed me.
    no apologies, it’s helped me thru.
    and inside scoop – try to get the new formula of coke zero.
    it’s best in a fountain cup with tons of ice. even worse, i know, literally the devil.
    ok i’ll stop. i won’t ride this train forever but for now it’s my new bad girl bestie.

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    Caryn Barrett
    24 Jan 2022
    6:46pm

    I loved “The Last Duel” so much I watched it twice. I hadn’t read anything about it prior to my first viewing, and was very confused for a bit when it shifted perspectives. So the second watch was way more entertaining. Also, Dana Schwartz recently did an episode of “Noble Blood” covering the history behind the duel.

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