18 episodes

Aimee and Lisa are anxious: about germs, about mortality, about the state of the world (and things far less serious, too). Each week they grapple with one of their anxieties, from the trivial to the existential, in a humorous and heartfelt way. They're helped along by smart and entertaining guests like Simon Doonan and Anne Roiphe, who offer advice—and some homework!—for our hosts to overcome their various anxieties.

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    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings

Aimee and Lisa are anxious: about germs, about mortality, about the state of the world (and things far less serious, too). Each week they grapple with one of their anxieties, from the trivial to the existential, in a humorous and heartfelt way. They're helped along by smart and entertaining guests like Simon Doonan and Anne Roiphe, who offer advice—and some homework!—for our hosts to overcome their various anxieties.

    Being a Friend

    Being a Friend

    This week, as we emerge from our pandemic social hibernation, Lisa and Aimee wonder what it means to be a good friend. 

    They are joined by H. Alan Scott, the subject of the forthcoming documentary Latter Day Jew and the co-host of “Out on the Lanai: A Golden Girls Podcast.” A veritable Golden Girls expert, H. Alan shares wisdom on friendship from the fictional Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia, and offers his perspective on the importance of friendships throughout the dramatic ups and downs of his own life, from coming out as gay in a conservative religious family, undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, and converting to Judaism. 

    Thank you for being a listener. This is the last episode of Season 1. We’ll be back with more Anxiously in Season 2.


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    Our theme music is by Low Cut Connie.  

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    • 34 min
    Being Happier

    Being Happier

    This week, Lisa and Aimee wonder why they have so much trouble forming good habits—and sticking to them—even when they know doing so will make them happier. 

    They are joined by Gretchen Rubin, host of the podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” and author of the New York Times-bestselling book The Happiness Project. Gretchen explains her Four Tendencies framework—which posits that each of us fall into one of the following four categories: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels—and how understanding your personality profile can help you better incentivize wanted behaviors and habits for yourself.  

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    • 26 min
    Bugs

    Bugs

    This week, Lisa and Aimee are anxious about bugs. Anxious when they see them, anxious when they think they see them, and anxious just thinking about them. 

    They are joined by Stephen Kimmey, who has been in the pest control business for 13 years. He gamely answers every question you’ve ever wanted to ask an exterminator, and helps Lisa and Aimee take control of their fear of bugs (or at least not let it control them). 

    Like the show? Send us a note at anxiously@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Instagram @anxiouslypod and on Twitter @anxiouslypod. 
     
    Our theme music is by Low Cut Connie.  

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    • 32 min
    Being Jewish Enough

    Being Jewish Enough

    This week, Lisa and Aimee are anxious about their Jewish identity: wondering whether they know enough, if they are “Jewish enough,” and what that even means.

    They are joined by Rabbi Sari Laufer of Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles, who explains the many different ways that Judaism can be part of our modern lives, particularly for those of us who find ourselves seeking spirituality elsewhere, from meditation apps to the yoga studio. Rabbi Laufer also helps Lisa and Aimee understand that living Jewishly looks different to each person, and that trying to measure up to some external ideal of being “Jewish enough” isn’t a useful exercise. 

    Like the show? Send us a note at anxiously@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Instagram @anxiouslypod and on Twitter @anxiouslypod. 
     
    Our theme music is by Low Cut Connie.  

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    • 32 min
    Our Mothers, Ourselves

    Our Mothers, Ourselves

    This week, with Mother’s Day approaching, Lisa and Aimee consider their relationships with their mothers, and wonder whether they’ll ever outgrow their desire for their mothers’ approval. 

    They are joined by actress Tovah Feldshuh, who has played her share of Jewish mothers on stage and screen, and whose latest work is the memoir Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I've Played. She tells Lisa and Aimee about her deeply complicated relationship with her mother Lily, how her lifelong quest for the validation she never got from her mother growing up fueled her career in the arts and, finally, how she and Lily became nearly inseparable towards the end of Lily’s life.

    Like the show? Send us a note at anxiously@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Instagram @anxiouslypod and on Twitter @anxiouslypod. 
     
    Our theme music is by Low Cut Connie.  

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    • 34 min
    Marriage

    Marriage

    This week, Lisa and Aimee are anxious about marriage. Specifically, the role anxiety plays in their own marriages.

    They are joined by their husbands, Liel and Daniel, who gamely describe how they approach the anxieties they married into, and how they try to either offset or balance out the stress level in their homes. Plus we find out what makes Liel and Daniel anxious themselves.

    Like the show? Send us a note at anxiously@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Instagram @anxiouslypod and on Twitter @anxiouslypod.
    Our theme music is by Low Cut Connie.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

pickleCANYC ,

My new best friends...

Just opposite to the title, the show actually puts me at ease. Aimee and Lisa are sweet, interesting, and entertaining. I love the cadence of Aimee’s voice (and her operatic laugh). The music is also amazing!
Love their insights. Will keep listening.

colmed ,

Love this podcast

This is a great podcast. The hosts are very funny. Yes they are anxious but at the same time they make you feel calm.

writesis ,

Covid episode

I’ve been enjoying these podcasts with the warm and vulnerable hosts! The Covid episode was especially helpful; great guest! And I was very grateful that the upcoming holidays (Passover/Easter) were discussed. Helped me make a good decision for myself.

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