Anxiously

Ep. 8: Knowing Enough

Lisa and Aimee explore why they worry about always seeming smart enough, with the help of NPR ‘Ask Me Another’ host Ophira Eisenberg

March 17, 2021

This week, Aimee and Lisa are anxious about knowing enough. They’re also wondering why they feel the constant need to seem smart and cultured and perfectly well-read. Is it just them? Everyone? Or mostly just women?

They are joined by Ophira Eisenberg, comedian and host of NPR’s trivia game show “Ask Me Another,” who offers context into our cultural obsession with knowing all sorts of random facts, reminds them that “trivia” literally refers to small or unimportant matters, and confirms that there are in fact gendered elements to knowledge-based insecurities.

Anxiously
Ep. 8: Knowing Enough
Lisa and Aimee explore why they worry about always seeming smart enough, with the help of NPR ‘Ask Me Another’ host Ophira Eisenberg
March 17, 2021
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