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GenX Stories is a podcast about how the so-called “Lost Generation” found itself at midlife. Join hosts Eve, Lori, Chris & Courtney every other Wednesday for a fun and frank discussion about what made us and what’s next. We all have a GenX story. What’s yours?

GenX Stories Eve Simon, Chris Goumas, Lori Luna & Courtney Spikes

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

GenX Stories is a podcast about how the so-called “Lost Generation” found itself at midlife. Join hosts Eve, Lori, Chris & Courtney every other Wednesday for a fun and frank discussion about what made us and what’s next. We all have a GenX story. What’s yours?

    So that happened

    So that happened

    We have something embarrassing to admit - we got our publish dates a little off.  While we have a kick ass Halloween episode ready to go,  we're actually going to publish it next week (because, ya know, Halloween) which left today's scheduled episode sorta up in the air. 
    But have no fear because now you get to be a fly on the wall for this special BONUS ep - a little glimpse into our planning session for the rest of season three! We're keeping this short and sweet both because we want to keep you guessing and because we're still figuring it all out. As GenXers do. 
    Also Courtney is on the east coast right now, and we got to spend some in person time this past weekend, so hear about the trouble we got into together. 
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    • 8 min
    What it's like for a (GenX) girl

    What it's like for a (GenX) girl

    Is this episode a PJ party or just good old fashioned girl talk?  What’s for sure is that the ladies of the podcast (Chris was traveling) chat openly and honestly about feminism & what it’s like to be a GenX woman. Between growing up with Gloria Steinam's influence on our mothers, watching Katie in The Way We Were, "Leaning In" w/Sheryl Sandberg at work and stressing out with Ada Calhoun at midlife, we share our expectations,  experiences and how we're feeling about everything right now.  If you (or a beloved woman in your life) have also been thinking about evolving through it all, this ep is for you. Pinky promise.

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    The Way We WereThe Way We Were movie clips3rd Wave FeminismGloria SteinemSheryl Sandberg: Lean InAbout Sheryl SandbergStrong women quotesHow a Voice of Female Gen X Anxiety Spends Her SundaysThe new midlife crisisWhat to expect when you’re expecting to be a GenX girlConnect with us
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    • 26 min
    Wait, What? Our favorite misheard song lyrics

    Wait, What? Our favorite misheard song lyrics

    Singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs is awesome, but did you always get the lyrics right? (Especially before you could look them up online). In this episode, the GenX Stories podcast gang finds out what a Mondegeen is, what a Raspberry Beret is not and which songs we embarrassingly just learned the right lyrics to.

    Plus laugh your ass off at the best misheard lyrics our Facebook group members shared at a recent happy hour.
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    Facebook group for misheard song lyricsMisheard song lyric memesWhat’s a Mondegreen?The New Yorker: Excuse me while I kiss this guyThis is why you mishear popular song lyrics40 Song Lyrics That We've Been Messing up This Whole TimeBobby BrooksIt’s gonna be Maaaaaayyy memeKiss This Guy misheard song lyrics websiteA to z lyrics websiteConnect with us
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    • 40 min
    Love, GenX Style: Let's Get it On

    Love, GenX Style: Let's Get it On

    "Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today”. Thanks to the Princess Bride, we all had a vision of "tru wuv” when we were growing up, but was it the fairy tale in reality? This week the gang gets way personal (with the help of our outspoken Facebook happy hour crew) and digs deep into the truth about  love, marriage, divorce, long distance relationships and SO much more.  Get ready to face what's next in the second half of life with us, the snarky bridesmaids/man you never knew you needed.

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    The U.S. Divorce Rate Has Hit a 50-Year Low10 Essentials About Midlife Love RelationshipsGetting your MRS degreeEqual Rights AmendmentSwedenborgianismPrincess Bride wedding scene“Mawidge”Being married means mostly shouting "What?" from other roomsDivorce at MidlifeEve’s Jewish Renaissance Wedding Divorce statsGet ordained onlineDating at midlifeConnect with us
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    • 36 min
    We Can't Drive 55

    We Can't Drive 55

    It's the podcast gang's 1 year anniversary and we're celebrating! Between drivers ed, first cars, stick shifts, speed traps and sex in the back seat - you'll drive yourself nuts for missing this one.  Catch a ride with Eve, Chris & Courtney (Lori was traveling but sent notes!) as we remember when we had the wind in our hair, slid across bench seats and cruised around with our best friends, blasting 80s tunes out of the sunroof. There’s even a surprise appearance at the end of the show, plus a kick ass “the more you know” ride sharing find.

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    Why your first car is so specialThe ugliest cars of the 80’sThe coolest cars in the 80’sPrefrontal cortex is not developed until 25We think Lori found Mr Mudge, Chris’s drivers ed teacherRed Asphalt is the horror movie they showed in driver’s edA nostalgic review of the 1985 Honda PreludeMoon roof vs. sun roof“Three on the tree.”Yugo: The worst car in historyThe K carChilton ManualsCurryville MO speed trapWhy American teens are driving lessUber WAV, wheelchair accessible vehicleConnect with us
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    • 46 min
    We Will Rock You: Our Fave Concerts

    We Will Rock You: Our Fave Concerts

    The gang is back this week to talk all about our first concerts, missed musical opportunities and flat out not remembering the biggest show of our lifetime, LiveAid (Guess who that was?). We even have a surprise guest with the best concert story ever (and a magic microphone).
    Lean hard into that contact high and listen to this crazy episode on repeat. We won’t tell.
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    The 50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 YearsMusical acts from the 80s who are still playing todaySting solo singing Roxanne acousticStyx: Mr RobotoBelinda Carlisle dated Michael HuchenceLive AidLive Aid’s You Tube ChannelThe HootersAll Your Zombies VideoAni DiFranco on touring w/DylanConnect with us
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Sigma Pi ,

A GenX podcast worth listening to!

I stumbled across the fb group which led me to the podcast. Listening to this podcasts makes me feel like I’m chillin with friends who get it! In a world filled with blah blah blah, this podcast is cool and refreshing. It’s we’ll structured and filled with good humor and relates to how GenX lives and thrives in today’s world. It’s refreshing to hear about GenX in a positive fun and light hearted way.

Charger '91 ,

They know their stuff!

This group is very knowledgeable about GenX and are in touch with how it effects the world today. Nice people talking about my generation; sign me up! I wish you great success on your podcast and look forward to future episodes. -Zabe

Mxsandy12 ,

Nostalgia Pod Heaven

This is one of the funniest, knowledgeable retro shows I’ve ever come across. For newbies or gurus of the era they are wonderful for all levels. Really great banter between friends and a genuine passion for the topics that cover such a wide array of pop culture. Unique, informed and a joy to listen to. I’m hooked and you will be too!

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