Forever35

Forever35

Which night creams will make you look well-rested, is quitting coffee really worth the headache, can emptying your closet actually bring you joy, and wtf is a gratitude practice, anyway? These are the kinds of self-care questions that wellness enthusiasts and writers Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir discuss each week, along with a special guest, as they explore what it means to be getting older — and hopefully wiser. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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May 29, 2024 51 mins

It’s Kate’s last episode hosting Forever35! But before we send her off, she and Doree bring producer extraordinaire Samee Junio on for a full-circle moment. They discuss how the pod has changed them all for the better, Samee’s latest “foot care as self-care” practices, the intensity and joy watching wrestling has brought into their life, and how someone might be stealing their Tatcha products one face-sized scoopful at a time. ...

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Kate and Doree detail the sweet gifts that their kids got them before Elise Hu joins them to chat about their shared love of all things Costco, the joy of laughing in public, the drugstore cleanser Elise can’t live without, and the K-beauty product she has to smuggle in since it’s not sold in North America. Elise will be joining Doree as Forever35 co-host for the summer!


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Kate returns to bullet journaling and Doree has a Trader Joe’s snack recommendation. Then, they chat about listeners’ responses to Kate’s retirement announcement, the perfect Costco cadence, good colonoscopy foods, and the difference between free mugging a cup of coffee vs a glass of water.    


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May 13, 2024 5 mins

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Kate and Doree detail their fave skincare, makeup, and hair prods that have a time-honored space on their bathroom counters.


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Kate dives into Doree’s vitamin C drawer and Doree starts a search for her “sole mate” before they bring on beauty expert and Gloss Angeles co-host Kirbie Johnson. She tells them all about the massage place to beat out all others, how her lifelong love affair with makeup has changed over the years, the celebrity beauty brands she recommends, and the industry’s current skincare fixation (spoiler: it’s hair!).


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Kate and Doree break down the history of celebrity beauty products, from Elizabeth Taylor’s perfume empire to Jessica Simpson’s edible makeup. Plus they ponder if celebrity products have gone too far, and reflect on which ones they find worth the purchase. 


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This week’s episode comes with a big announcement: Kate has decided to retire as a co-host of Forever35, and her last episode will be May 29th.

Please listen to the entire episode to hear Kate and Doree dig into this decision, the challenges of burnout and mental health, why quitting is a bittersweet form of self-care, their journey of being friends and business partners, what’s going to happen with the Patreon, and the direction Do...

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It’s The OC Season One finale, babies! In our final hour together Seth goes sailing, Cal hates cilantro, Sandy’s a horny man, Theresa makes a tough decision, and Ryan returns to Chino! And for one last time, we ask, WHERE IS CAITLIN?


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Kate has returned to BB cream and Doree has a self-care doctor day. Then they’re joined by actor/writer/director Lennon Parham, who talks about growing up as “a weirdo,” her undying love of the Indigo Girls, learning to put herself first(ish), and caring for her aging parents as an only child. 


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April 17, 2024 41 mins

Kate and Doree dig into finding community IRL through game nights. Then, they hear from a new parent who feels shamed for getting sleep, discuss the looming changes in recommendation culture, and debate when you should wash your face after work.


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Doree has another great en-Doree-sment of a nail product and Kate is stoked to try it. Then, they talk with multi-hyphenate Franchesca Ramsey (you might know her as @Chescaleigh) about the beauty of a good foot rub, the social media app you shouldn’t sleep on, the way her online presence has changed over the years, and feeling the most like herself at forty.


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April 8, 2024 5 mins

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This is the tale of a family business becoming the fast food in fashion, and of provocative and very shocking ads. This is Benetton! Doree details to Kate the rise of the Benetton rugby shirt, how the brand became ubiquitous in the 80’s, and the Italian infrastructure their money is i...

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Dor & Kat wonder at the lack of comfort in American bathrooms and discuss solo podcasting, making important doctor’s appointments, and how technology sometimes makes things more annoying. 


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Doree is dealing with a serious sinus infection, while Kate is being influenced by her teen kid. Then, author and podcaster Jo Piazza joins them to chat about her new book The Sicilian Inheritance, the real-life murder mystery in her family that inspired the novel, the strange but exhilarating world of cold plunges, and falling down the rabbit hole of trad wives.


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Dor and Kat dig a little deeper into how important walks are for dogs' mental health, and then they discuss Kate's saved report cards and other papers from her childhood, Doree's terrible 5th grade teacher's latest business venture, and how it all kinda comes full circle. 


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March 27, 2024 41 mins

Kate and Doree start a private detective agency and deal with a sinus infection and tennis elbow. Then, they chat about the friends who come and go over a short period of time, joining a classics book club, and moving past a long-term breakup. 


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This episode of The OC has so. many. plotlines! Summer and Seth remodel Marissa’s room, Jimmy and Sandy lose their liquor license the night of their restaurant opening, Luke announces he’s moving to Portland (but not before he gets in a major car accident!), and Cal pr...

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Kat catches a cold and Dor has THOUGHTS on the royal picture scandal. Plus, they casually chat about the urge to buy things to be more minimalist, being out of the social media loop, grabbing that Trader Joe's kimbap, and finding the perfect carry-on. 


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Doree and Kate chat about the viral Trader Joe’s tote bag (among other viral TJ’s products). Then they hear from a listener about short-term friends with a long-term presence, another listener inadvertently life coaches Kat & Dor, and they discuss their the must-do’s when visiting Los Angeles.


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Kate tries a new skincare tool and Doree realizes she’s begun wearing shoes that are way too small. Then, author extraordinaire Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game) joins them to chat about identifying as a “daytime person” and being an afternoon bather, keeping her career spicy through her prolific writing, and how mom communities and desert memories led to the writing of latest book Nowhere Like Home


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