In which Jenn and I discuss all things mid-life: makeovers, necks that appear like scrotums, thinking critically when you’re becoming old and soft, the one thing we’d change in our lives if only we could, active sex lives in menopause, reclaiming “middle aged” as not a complete bummer, plus listener questions and the word Jenn can’t stop mispronouncing. Please do tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Here’s a picture of me and our guest, legendary fashion journalist Teri Agins, back in the day at a fashion show. She covered the business for the Wall Street Journal, and brings her massive store of knowledge to bear in this episode, in which we discuss why clothes are so expensive, the complicated truth of fast fashion, and why designers don’t prioritize older people, among other things. So do tune in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
We’re coming in hot with takes on the comedy of middle-aged fitness, the travesty of U.S gun laws, how to avoid a life spent with jerks, and how gossip just doesn’t feel right anymore. Plus: I have a Fiona Apple story and — hold onto your hats — it’s our most lukewarm fashion advice yet. Please do give it a listen, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you tune in.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.