11 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.

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A Sony Music Entertainment production. Executive producer Melinda Shopsin (Mystery Show).

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 1.2K Ratings

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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.

Unlock all episodes of The Just Enough Family, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free.

Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of The Just Enough Family show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

A Sony Music Entertainment production. Executive producer Melinda Shopsin (Mystery Show).

Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts.

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.
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    • 25 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

4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Dermik Joe ,

The Just Enough Family

Enjoyed it so much that I shared it a second listen with my wife rather than watching TV. Interested in similar recommendations

Yuck x 1000 ,

Boring narcissism

I came to write about how gross this show is but yeah everyone else already has. Lol I wish I would have read the reviews before listening and saved myself the time.

nico333nico ,

Don't waste your time

A podcast adding to the total idolatry of the rich elite in this country. Just gross. I was waiting for the critique but it did not come. Wish I hadn't wasted my time listening to a totally out of touch rich white woman with zero self awareness. Just ewwwwww!

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