10 episodes

Staggering success, unexpected loss, over-the-top parties, shocking betrayals, and profound intimacy are woven together into a high-profile family-therapy session. The Just Enough Family follows the meteoric rise and staggering fall of the Steinbergs, once one of America’s richest families, through the eyes of Liz Lange— successful fashion designer, captivating storyteller, and niece of the infamous corporate raider Saul Steinberg. Host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker, The Rules do Not Apply), Liz’s friend, gets an inside look at what happened to the once seemingly invincible clan. New money, old secrets, and the fine line between success and excess, from executive producer Melinda Shopsin (Mystery Show) and Three Uncanny Four Productions.

The Just Enough Family is part of The Binge - a new channel on apple podcasts. Subscribe to The Binge to unlock all episodes of this show, ad-free, right now.

Your subscription also unlocks the entire network of podcasts on The Binge with a brand new story dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.

Click ‘try free’ at the top of The Just Enough Family show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

The Just Enough Family The Binge

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 976 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

Staggering success, unexpected loss, over-the-top parties, shocking betrayals, and profound intimacy are woven together into a high-profile family-therapy session. The Just Enough Family follows the meteoric rise and staggering fall of the Steinbergs, once one of America’s richest families, through the eyes of Liz Lange— successful fashion designer, captivating storyteller, and niece of the infamous corporate raider Saul Steinberg. Host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker, The Rules do Not Apply), Liz’s friend, gets an inside look at what happened to the once seemingly invincible clan. New money, old secrets, and the fine line between success and excess, from executive producer Melinda Shopsin (Mystery Show) and Three Uncanny Four Productions.

The Just Enough Family is part of The Binge - a new channel on apple podcasts. Subscribe to The Binge to unlock all episodes of this show, ad-free, right now.

Your subscription also unlocks the entire network of podcasts on The Binge with a brand new story dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.

Click ‘try free’ at the top of The Just Enough Family show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Perestroika

    Perestroika

    Liz Lange grew up in one of New York City’s richest families, and then accidentally started a maternity wear empire that revolutionized the look of American pregnancy— she led a charmed life until all at once, her family went bankrupt, she was diagnosed with cancer, and everything she believed to be dependable was proved precarious.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 27 min
    Park Avenue Shtetl

    Park Avenue Shtetl

    The Steinberg wealth is all thanks to Liz’s uncle Saul, who became a multi millionaire before he turned thirty, and brought his entire family along for the ride—especially Liz’s father, Bobby, Saul’s life-long right-hand man.

    Pumpkins and Monkeys

    Pumpkins and Monkeys

    Liz learned about glamour from her mother, Kathy—a “shopper’s shopper”—whom she fought with all the time as a kid, to the great distress of her little sister, Jane, and their father, Bobby.

    It’s a Wasp World

    It’s a Wasp World

    Saul was a genius—a business phenomenon who went to Wharton at sixteen, had a publicly-traded company by the end of his twenties, and led a “Halston kind of life” dating models and going to Studio 54—but the gentile establishment stood in his way when he went after august institutions like the Chemical Bank.

    Pollyanna

    Pollyanna

    When Liz married Jeff Lange everyone thought she’d won the lottery, but ultimately his mental illness led to a tragic end that challenged even Liz’s relentless Pollyanna optimism.

    The Magic Kingdom

    The Magic Kingdom

    Liz and Jane—and most of New York City—were dazzled by the gorgeous woman with the strange name who Saul took up with after his second divorce: Gayfryd. Meanwhile, Kathy and Bobby seemed to be competing for who could spend more extravagantly, and their marriage unraveled.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
976 Ratings

976 Ratings

Noah_Fence ,

All I knew was Spy’s jaundiced view

Kudos to the producers and Ariel for a beautifully written and produced podcast. I walked away knowing much more about the Steinbergs and the trials (literal and figurative) they went through. Maybe It helps that I’m a landsman, but even if I was a shiksa, I would like to think I’d recognize that there is a lot to appreciate about this very rich, very neurotic, and in the end, very loving family.

collcare ,

Irritating

Liz is beyond annoying and obnoxious. Way too in love with herself for all the wrong reasons.

jenjep1 ,

Questions answered

Interesting podcast and easy to binge! I was hooked!
1. But what about the other family the dad had?
2. What was the fallout w the business going under? Was it like Enron and the employees were very upset?
3. What were the lessons and takeaways from each family member now?
4. How is Liz’s cancer treatment going and can you clarify Jim’s mental breakdown and/or temper which led to Liz selling her company?

Thank you and I hope some of these questions are answered in a follow-up episode or two. Three stars because of the questions-will change to five in anticipation of future updates. Thank you!

You Might Also Like

Campside Media / Sony Music Entertainment
Neon Hum Media/ Sony Music Entertainment
Neon Hum Media/ Sony Music Entertainment
Somethin' Else / Sony Music Entertainment
Neon Hum Media/ Sony Music Entertainment
Campside Media / Sony Music Entertainment