This week on Everything is Fine

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The world continues to be a bummer, and in this episode, Jenn and I try to deal with it. Can we move on from the bummer? Should we go live in a hutch in the woods? Plus: Catalina Island vs. Coney Island, scenes from an open marriage, ’90s nostalgia, re-watching Flirting With Disaster, two takes on shorts, listener questions, listener reviews, and so much more! Please do tune in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Tara
    11 Jul 2022
    9:21pm

    I really appreciated you mentioning the TERFy op-Ed in the NYT. I was so horrified by that. How does it benefit us to disenfranchise a group that will be impacted the same as any other woman while already dealing with attacks on other fronts? We should be working together not alienating trans men. What do I lose by showing trans men the dignity and respect anyone else who can become pregnant is afforded?

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    HP Strong
    11 Jul 2022
    3:35pm

    I’ve lived in Highland Park IL most of my life. The events of last Monday literally hit home in the most profound way. Will need time to process and move forward, one day at a time…

    Thank you for being the voices of reason and levity throughout this summer of madness. Jenn, do not sell yourself short – you understand politics way better thank you give yourself credit for. What gives me hope, and relief from the rage and hopelessness, is that this is a cycle. The pendulum will swing back liberal at some point in the future. Don’t know when.

    Thanks for providing a safe space for being real.

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    y.k.
    11 Jul 2022
    2:31pm

    why do you not give into nostalgia kimfrance? i guess nothing good can come from that.
    i recently saw Desperately Seeking Susan and wow- there’s nostalgia overload.
    it came out in ’85, so the clothes, music, NYC – it’s an intense trip down memory lane.
    and Madonna! i remember a critic (janet maslin?) brilliantly said she was a trampy indolent goddess.

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      liz
      11 Jul 2022
      2:41pm

      Even Janet Maslin is nostalgic for me. She and her husband, Ben Cheever, live in my town but I have not seen them recently.

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    Helene
    11 Jul 2022
    11:56am

    Thank you so much for expressing my thoughts exactly about the current state of this country! It’s a very scary time we live in, and it’s good to hear others who feel the same as I do. Hopefully things will turn around.

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    Rache
    14 Jul 2022
    10:54am

    I loved this episode and love this podcast. I appreciate that though you are both hetero, able-bodied, cis-gendered white ladies (like me) you speak critically about things that scare many of us in this world right now. Like TERFism & white supremacy. And I love that you seamlessly weave those things into conversations about fashion, makeovers, and the thrill ride of perimenopause. Keep doing what you are doing with this show. It is an auditory gem.

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    kimbersam
    15 Jul 2022
    4:02pm

    “HI HELLO HERE ARE THE SHOW NOTES”……truly LOL 🙂

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    Susanna
    18 Jul 2022
    6:15pm

    I just listened to last weeks’s episode and wanted to weigh in on the question your listener had about therapy. It is absolutely not necessary to see a psychiatrist for therapy—in fact, very few psychiatrists these days practice therapy, and even if you find one it is likely to cost a minimum of $400 to $500 a session, likely more, at least in NYC. Most therapists I know, myself included, work closely with a prescribing psychopharmacologist to coordinate care. This can be a psychiatrist, but again, the cost is often exorbitant, so I prefer to work with a nurse practitioner.// Also, I was a bit disappointed that both of you said something to the effect that a therapist could “even” be a social worker. We clinical social workers must complete three years of full-time supervised clinical practice after the masters just to get the clinical license that will enable us to begin practicing privately. And beyond that, there are many other long-term training options; for example, postgrad psychoanalytic training lasts at least four years and frequently longer.

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    Gemma
    12 Jul 2022
    8:42am

    Thanks for this episode. I, too, have been trying to figure out how to live my one life with joy and pleasure even as the world seems to be falling apart. I do know, however, that no joy and pleasure ever comes from wearing shorts.

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    Liz
    12 Jul 2022
    12:15pm

    I’m watching Loot, too, and Kim’s assessment was right on. I think GOACA’s who liked Call My Agent! might be into the Irma Vep series on HBO, about the re-making of a silent film in Paris.

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      liz
      12 Jul 2022
      12:22pm

      I enjoyed the British version of Call My Agent on netflix – 10 Percent.

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    Bobby
    12 Jul 2022
    4:13pm

    Hi, this is in response to an earlier episode— you’ve mentioned your weight gain, and you also mentioned that you were on anti depressants. Have you talked with your Dr about maybe trying a different med? I gained a huge amount (57 pounds) on lexapro and hormone blockers for cancer. I’m coming off lexapro now and having a very hard time if anyone else has anything to share about coming off lexapro or any antidepressants, I’d love to hear.

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