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Everything is Fine

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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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.

Just Commit To It, Just Own It

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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. 


And and: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine


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


We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.

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Jun 21 2021

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"What Fresh Hell Is This?"

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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."


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine


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


We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.

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Jun 14 2021

1hr 10mins

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Middle-Aged Lady Summer

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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.


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine


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


We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends. 

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Jun 07 2021

45mins

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Coming Home to Yourself

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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.


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.




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May 31 2021

46mins

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"Why Don't You Just F*ck Someone on Tinder?"

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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.


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.


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May 24 2021

1hr 1min

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The Perks of Being a Late Bloomer

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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. 


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.


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May 17 2021

49mins

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Turns Out, Persistence Works

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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. 


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.

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May 10 2021

48mins

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Art & Death & Fear & Getting Older

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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.


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.  

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May 03 2021

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Welcome to the "Fired From Big Jobs" Club

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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.


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.  

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Apr 26 2021

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"We're Burning Other Women"

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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.


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.

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Apr 19 2021

52mins

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How To Write a Novel Post-40

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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. 


Also: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patron.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it and don't forget to tell all your fave 40+ friends

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Apr 12 2021

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Surrender Dorothy! A Frank Talk About Aging

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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. 


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine


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


We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please take a little time to rate or review it and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends (or your enemies, if that's your thing).

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Apr 05 2021

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Redefining a "Successful" Life

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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. 


Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to share it with your favorite 40+ friends.

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Mar 29 2021

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Catching Up With Cat Marnell

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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.


NEW THIS WEEK: We have a Patreon! Sign up for exclusive content and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine

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

We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. If you like the show, please rate or review it and don't forget to tell all your fave 40+ friends.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 22 2021

42mins

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On Cannabis and Middle Age

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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. 


Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast and you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age. If you like the show, please rate or review it, and don't forget to tell all your favorite 40+ friends.

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Mar 15 2021

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Woman We Love: Amanda Fortini

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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.


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

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Mar 08 2021

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Overcoming Career Hopelessness

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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

43mins

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Change Is in the Air

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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

28mins

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Portraying Middle Age

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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

32mins

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All in for a Midlife Renaissance

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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

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Excellent Show!

By emilyahill - May 28 2020
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I love that this podcast will be once a week!! The hosts are as engaging as their guests !

my favorite podcast!

By miller-josselyn - May 06 2020
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Love the realness, the humor, the hosts, the guests. A must listen for women of a certain age ;)