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.
Saul suffers a massive stroke at fifty-five— he is transformed from a fearsome capitalist into someone else entirely—and in his stead, Bobby presides over the largest insurance collapse in history—but Liz always lands on her feet.
The Three Kisses
Liz always thought of her father as her “beacon,” so she is stunned and devastated when she gives him a loyalty test—and he fails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Engaging and entertaining
Three episodes in, and podcast has hit it’s stride. Ariel and Liz have the close and comfortable rapport of two friends but manage to make listeners feel included. Liz sounds honest and unguarded but also conscious of her privileged circumstances.
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Don’t have access to all of season 1 when subscribed. False advertising. Enjoying it but don’t want to wait!
So entertaining! Want to binge the entire season but I can’t get past episode 3. I subscribed to the show on Apple podcasts like was told to. Can you please instruct on how we get the rest of the episodes please? Thank you !