121 episodes

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 Jennifer Romolini and Kim France

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 111 Ratings

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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    On Families and Forgiveness

    On Families and Forgiveness

    Kim and Jenn are joined this week by writer Carmen Rita Wong. Carmen's most recent book, "Why Didn't You Tell Me?," is a memoir about her own complicated (and, quite honestly, fascinating) family secrets and we're talking all about complex family dynamics, finding peace vs. granting forgiveness, emotional —and financial— survival, and why it's better to wait until mid-life to tell our stories.
    SHOW NOTES SHOW NOTES
    "The Split"
    Sheng Wang's comedy hour
    Sandy Bullock's best .... work
    Carmen's book

    Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for invites to special events, exclusive content, and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast. We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age. You can find Jenn at Here Are Some Things. 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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    • 53 min
    Don't F*ck Up Your Face

    Don't F*ck Up Your Face

    On the show we've got Val Monroe, the former beauty director at O, The Oprah Magazine for nearly sixteen years where she wrote the popular “Ask Val” column. Val currently writes the popular Substack newsletter, How Not to F*ck Up Your Face, where she offers philosophical and practical advice for anyone who’s ever looked into a mirror.
    Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for invites to special events, exclusive content, and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast. We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age. You can find Jenn at Here Are Some Things. 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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    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Creative Midlife and Beyond with Amy Rigby

    A Creative Midlife and Beyond with Amy Rigby

    Our guest today is Amy Rigby. Amy is a singer/songwriter who performed in such bands as The Last Roundup and The Shams. Her 1996 solo debut, Diary of a Mod Housewife, led to her being named "Songwriter of the Year" by Spin magazine. She's the author of the 2019 memoir, Girl to City, which traces her journey from Elton John-worshipping suburban Pittsburgh girl to punk rock-loving CBGB denizen, and beyond. She has also written for Slate, the Village Voice, and Talkhouse.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Technical Difficulties

    Technical Difficulties

    This week we're having technical difficulties but also talking all about fall fashion, early style inspiration, personal "fitness," pop culture recs and Linda Evangelista's recent VOGUE cover. Plus listener questions and so much more !
    SHOW NOTES!! SHOW NOTES!!
    Simple Folk lady play clothes
    Magnafied Clogs
    Cheap Chic
    Only When I Laugh
    Maintenance Phase on BMI
    Rap Shit
    This Jungian Life

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    • 46 min
    Midlife Foibles

    Midlife Foibles

    This week Jenn's back in Philly for a funeral, Kim's with her family in the country and we're talking all about what it's like to go back home, the waning days of summer, the burden of home-ownership, attention neediness, owning your foibles, slowing down time, dealing with anger and rage, coming to terms with professional jealousy and so much more!
    Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for invites to special events, exclusive content, and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast. We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age. You can find Jenn at Here Are Some Things. 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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    • 54 min
    Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo

    Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo

    Our guest today is Sari Botton. Sari is the author of the new memoir in essays, And You May Find Yourself...Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo. She's also the founder and publisher of Oldster Magazine. We go long on what it's like to tell our stories, coming into our own later in life, burn out, the joys of marriage, acceptance and ambition in mid-life.
    Don't forget: We have a Patreon! Sign up for invites to special events, exclusive content, and bonus EIF episodes: patreon.com/everythingisfine Our show's Instagram is @eifpodcast. We're also on Twitter @theeifpodcast and Facebook. you can find Kim on her blog Girls of a Certain Age. You can find Jenn at Here Are Some Things. 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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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Yeeeargh ,

I love it when they go deep!

My favorite episodes are just the two of them, thinking out loud about topics like being embarrassed by your younger self’s behavior, and how to let go of caring about whether people who don’t know you now, like you or not. Stuff I think about but never say to anyone.

ajpiette ,

Thank you for the Important and not so important conversations I have missed

I am a 48-year-old Canadian who’s been working from home almost exclusively since March 2020 when the pandemic hit. What I miss most about my office life is the conversations I would have with my fellow coworkers. We work in an academic library, and most of us tend to be women over 40. I really miss having daily conversations with my coworkers on spontaneous topics, and although we still try to get together this podcast reminds me so much of my interactions with my friends from work that I’ve been craving so much. I get very excited when a new episode drops in my mailbox. Thank you so much for doing what you do and keep on doing it ladies. I love your honesty and vulnerability.

SunSparklingOnWater ,

So good

This show is fun, funny, smart and comforting. I have listened to every episode, some more than once and some more than twice (both Andrea Linnet eps, for example, among others!). I feel a connection to Jen and Kim even though I am not quite forty. I just love all they have to offer and get tons out of it. Thank you for making this show.

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