Episode 20: Filthy.Stinkin.Rich.

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In which we accidentally spend the entire episode talking about rich people. Rich people killing each other, rich people during debutante season, rich women saying “fuck it I’m happier without a man,” rich women saying “fuck it, I’d rather hang out with my gay bestie than my husband,” rich people at boarding school. But we PROMISE it’s fascinating. Just trust us.

There’s enough book recommendations to fill the next four months, Kath compares An American in Paris the-sexist-movie-version to An American in Paris the-modernized-musical, and our BAWOTE (Badass Woman of the Episode) is Wendy Davis, former Texas senator and founder of Deeds Not Words.

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*Note from Miró: OK so I was wrong about Teddy Wharton’s room being far from Edith’s. BUT his room is noticeably smaller than Henry James’. I knew there was something hilarious about that house!


Kath at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Massachusetts

Kath at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts


Me and Alexis at The Mount. Unfortunately I had to be that bastard Teddy.

Me and Alexis at The Mount. Unfortunately I had to pose as that bastard, Teddy.

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Intro Song: Strange Overtones by David Byrne & Brian Eno
Outro Song: Rich Girls by The Virgins
Main Image credit: Illustration by Pierre Le Tan, based on his theatrical poster for Metropolitan