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The Just Enough Family

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

The Team

Ariel Levy

About Co-Creator & Host Ariel Levy

A National Magazine Award winner and writer at The New Yorker since 2008, Ariel Levy is the author of a bestselling memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, a feminist cult classic, Female Chauvinist Pigs, and, with Demi Moore, the NY Times chart topper Inside Out.

Melinda Shopsin

About Co-Creator & Executive Producer Melinda Shopsin

An Emmy, Sundance, and Peabody award winner, Melinda Shopsin has produced many notable documentaries, the podcast Mystery Show, and countless orders of pancakes as a co-owner and cook at her family’s iconic restaurant in New York City, Shopsin’s.

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Episode Transcripts

Trailer: Introducing The Just Enough Family

Ep 1:  Perestroika

Ep 2: Park Avenue Shtetl

Ep 3:  Pumpkins and Monkeys

Ep 4:  It’s a Wasp World

Ep 5:  Pollyanna

Ep 6:  The Magic Kingdom

Ep 7:  The Three Kisses

Ep 8:  Icarus

Credits

MELINDA SHOPSIN, Executive Producer, Writer and Co-Creator

ARIEL LEVY, Host, Writer and Co-Creator

DAVID KLAGSBRUN, Editor

LAURA MAYER, Executive Producer

JASMINE FLOTT, Music Supervisor

CHRISTOPHER KOCH, Mixer

OLIMPIA ZAGNOLI, Tile Art Designer

LAURA COXON, Archival Research;  DAVID KORTAVA, Fact-Checking; ALLISON SIROTA, Assistant Editor; ALISON SCHARY, Legal; NUNA CHARAFEDDINE, Operations Manager

Episode 8: Archive Courtesy of CNN

Music

Trailer: Introducing The Just Enough Family

“Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy”
Performed by Nick Waterhouse
Written by Isaac “Redd” Holt
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
By Arrangement with Greater Goods

“Oom Sha La La”
Performed by Haley Heynderickx
Courtesy of Mama Bird Recording Co.
By Arrangement with Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC

 

Ep 1:  Perestroika

“A l’Ombre De Notre Dame”
Written by Janko Nilovic and Louis Auguste Jean Delacour
Courtesy of APM Music

“Oom Sha La La”
Performed by Haley Heynderickx
Courtesy of Mama Bird Recording Co.
By Arrangement with Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC

 

Ep 2: Park Avenue Shtetl

“Take The “A” Train”
Performed by Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of Verve Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“In Other Words”
Written by Angela Dacanay Defoe
Performed by Defoe
Courtesy of Mutiny Recordings

“Oom Sha La La”
Performed by Haley Heynderickx
Courtesy of Mama Bird Recording Co.
By Arrangement with Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC

 

Ep 3:  Pumpkins and Monkeys

“My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management

“Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy”
Performed by Nick Waterhouse
Written by Isaac “Redd” Holt
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
By Arrangement with Greater Goods

 

Ep 4:  It’s a Wasp World

“Ballet In Space”
Written by Janko Nilovic and Louis Auguste Jean Delacour
Courtesy of APM Music

“Oom Sha La La”
Performed by Haley Heynderickx
Courtesy of Mama Bird Recording Co.
By Arrangement with Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC

 

Ep 5:  Pollyanna

“Love Theme” from the film KAJILLIONAIRE
Performed by Emile Mosseri
Courtesy of Focus Features

“Dreaming”
Performed by The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra
Courtesy of Strut Records
By Arrangement with !K7

“Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy”
Performed by Nick Waterhouse
Written by Isaac “Redd” Holt
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
By Arrangement with Greater Goods

 

 Ep 6:  The Magic Kingdom

“More, More, More”
Performed by Andrea True Connection
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment

“Let Your Love (instrumental”
Performed by The Shacks
Courtesy of Big Crown Records

“Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy”
Performed by Nick Waterhouse
Written by Isaac “Redd” Holt
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
By Arrangement with Greater Goods

 

 Ep 7:  The Three Kisses

“You and Me”
Written by Jay Robinson
Performed by Penny & the Quarters
Courtesy of The Numero Group

“Oom Sha La La”
Performed by Haley Heynderickx
Courtesy of Mama Bird Recording Co.
By Arrangement with Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC

 

Ep 8:  Icarus

“Sunshine through the Clouds”
Written by Peter Emmanuel Sandberg
Courtesy of APM Music

“Lonely Pebble”
Written by Daniel Jacob Teper
Courtesy of APM Music

“The Pilgrim: Chapter 33”
Performed by Kris Kristofferson
Courtesy of Monument Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment

“Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy”
Performed by Nick Waterhouse
Written by Isaac “Redd” Holt
Courtesy of Innovative Leisure
By Arrangement with Greater Goods