Dear Sugars

178 EpisodesProduced by The New York Times and WBUR

The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your l… read more

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Episodes We Love: Make The Call

October 13th, 2018


The Sugars bring you another "rapid fire" episode, where they give brief answers to a handful of letters. This time, they challenge each other to …

Episodes We Love: How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

September 29th, 2018


The Sugars often discuss letters dealing with very specific problems or struggles. This week, they take on a broader, more existential question -- …

Episodes We Love: I'm A Transgender Man, Seeking Acceptance

September 22nd, 2018


The Sugars read the letters of two transgender men who are struggling to find love and acceptance. They discuss with Cooper Lee Bombardier, a visual artist, writer and transgender man.

This episode was originally …

Dear Sugars Presents: Last Seen

September 18th, 2018


From our partners at WBUR, a new podcast that looks into the greatest unsolved art heist in history: the theft of half a billion dollars worth of art …

Episodes We Love: Can A Sexual Assault Survivor Love A Rapist?

September 15th, 2018


The Sugars discuss a letter from a survivor of sexual assault who has just been told by her long-time partner that he raped someone when he was in …

The Long Goodbye

September 1st, 2018


After four years of ministering to the lost, lonely, and heartsick, the Sugars say farewell on this final episode of the podcast. We take a look back …

Moving On, Part 2 — With Dr. Harriet Lerner

August 25th, 2018


“Dear Sugars, I’m a serial codependent. I’ve married and had children with two addicts,” begins a letter signed by “Mommy Messed Up.” Over the years, …

Moving On, Part 1 — With Claire Bidwell Smith

August 18th, 2018


As our final season draws to a close, the Sugars have been thinking about what it means to say goodbye and let go. In this first episode of our two-part series on moving on, the Sugars and Claire Bidwell Smith answer …

Talking About Privilege — With Catrice M. Jackson

August 11th, 2018


Privilege comes in many forms: socio-economic privilege, gender privilege, heterosexual privilege, to name a few. But behind every case is an imbalance of power, invisible to those who possess it, and ever-present for …

Emotional Abuse — With Reema Zaman

August 4th, 2018


He removed her makeup when he thought she was wearing too much. He refused to put her name on the leases for their car and their house. He told her …

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