Dear Sugars

182 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: The Power Of No, Part 1

November 10th, 2018


There’s incredible power in saying “yes.” It opens up avenues and allows us to be brave. In Cheryl's case, it’s what led to her becoming Sugar. But saying yes to life's opportunities can also have its risks. The Sugars …

Episodes We Love: Friendship, Part 1

November 3rd, 2018


Everyone has had a friendship quandary of some sort in the past, right? This week, the Sugars take on frequently asked questions in "rapid fire" fashion – from hating your best friend's significant other, to hating her …

Episodes We Love: May-December Romances

October 27th, 2018


Age is just a number in many contexts, but when it comes to finding long-lasting love, an age gap between partners can greatly impact the course of the relationship — both in positive and challenging ways. The Sugars …

Episodes We Love: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

October 20th, 2018


Divorce is always a painful process, but it's especially so when there are children in the middle. This week, the Sugars discuss situations of …

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 …

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