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I Can't Fix It: A First Responder and Heroin

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How witnessing heroin overdoses every day is affecting one paramedic in Charleston, West Virginia. 

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July 17th, 2019

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Two siblings open up to each other about eating and mental health, and why it took them so long to be honest about it with each other. 

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When Work Changes, So Do We

July 10th, 2019

22:43

As I return from maternity leave, I'm thinking a lot about work and identity. So is Uma Kondabolu, who recently retired from the place where she …

Tayari Jones & Carrie Mae Weems: What's It Like Up There?

June 26th, 2019

25:27

In the final installment of our maternity leave lineup, bestselling author Tayari Jones sits down with artist Carrie Mae Weems to talk about …

Sarah Smarsh & Nick Smarsh: Are You Different Than Me?

June 19th, 2019

20:09

The bestselling author and Kansan talks with her dad about what happens when you grow up believing the hard way is the best way, and then cross over into a different class. 

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Mahershala Ali & Rafael Casal: Envy Is A Hell Of A Drug

June 12th, 2019

25:44

The Oscar-winning actor interviews the co-creator of one of his favorite movies of 2018, Blindspotting, about his childhood as a "knucklehead" in the Bay Area, finding a creative partner, and avoiding jealousy.

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Alia Shawkat & Esther Perel: Life In Our 30s, And 60s

June 5th, 2019

26:06

The last time Alia Shawkat was on the show, she was offering advice about being in your 20s. Now she's back, this time, getting advice about her 30s from therapist Esther Perel. 

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Tressie McMillan Cottom & Trevor Noah: Optimistic and Depressed

May 22nd, 2019

25:02

The Daily Show host says he sometimes struggles to get out of bed. But he's comfortable saying that with a smile. 

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Al Letson & Nikole Hannah-Jones: Sensitive, Not Scared

May 15th, 2019

30:40

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones self-describes as "super sensitive." But that's not the same thing as being scared.

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Jason Isbell & Will Welch: Somebody Needs Me

May 8th, 2019

30:03

The Nashville singer-songwriter and the editor-in-chief of GQ Magazine sit down together to talk about their close friendship, Will's recent cancer diagnosis, expensive risk-taking, and their shared sobriety.

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Damon Young & Kiese Laymon: The "Good Dude" Closet

April 24th, 2019

27:32

The writers on why the label covers a multitude of sins.

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John Cameron Mitchell & Marilyn Maye: I Will Survive

April 17th, 2019

28:13

The actor and Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator talks with 91-year-old cabaret singing legend Marilyn Maye about love affairs, alcoholism and …

Lisa Ling & Awkwafina: Shut Up, Let Me Shine

April 10th, 2019

26:17

The Crazy Rich Asians actor talks with guest host Lisa Ling about how Bambi helped her process her mom's death, and why she has no qualms about turning down offers to do high-paying panty liner commercials.

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The 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup

April 8th, 2019

2:02

For the next few months, some of our favorite past Death, Sex & Money guests—and some new folks, too—are taking a turn in the host chair and …

A Father and Daughter Talk About Layoffs

March 27th, 2019

11:40

We asked for your stories about being laid off. A listener named Stephanie wrote in about her dad. 

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Daniel K. Isaac Is Opting For The Gray Area

March 20th, 2019

26:50

As a teen, Daniel K. Isaac fought his sexuality. But accepting that part of himself as an adult has meant finding new, complicated ways of relating …

José Andrés Googled ‘How To Be A Father’

March 6th, 2019

25:57

José Andrés is at the helm of more than a dozen restaurants and is famous for his humanitarian work. But when it comes to parenting, he says he's often felt less than confident. 

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When We Sent Our Son Away

February 20th, 2019

22:42

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Autism Isn't What I Signed Up For

February 19th, 2019

28:04

When we posted an article on Facebook about deciding to have children, Diane Gill Morris told us, "If someone had told me this is what it’d be like, …

How Nikki Giovanni Finally Learned To Cry

February 6th, 2019

29:04

The legendary poet talks with host Anna Sale in front of a live audience about standing up to her father, surviving breast and lung cancer, and why she now cries "over any damn thing." 

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Let's Talk About Porn Again

January 23rd, 2019

30:16

We're revisiting our most-listened to episode ever, about porn. Your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely.

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How Do You Bring Up Your STI?

January 18th, 2019

4:50

If you have an STI, we've got an assignment for you. Send your voice memos to deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

Sexually Transmitted Secrets

January 16th, 2019

25:38

STI rates are on the rise. But when we asked our listeners to tell us their stories about having an STI, what we heard about was how alone it makes you feel. 

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So Many Sex Ed Fails

January 14th, 2019

7:47

You have a limited number of orgasms in life. Your penis will fall off if you get an infection. Kissing will get you pregnant. We asked you to share your "sex ed fails"—and you all had a lot to say. 

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I Wanted To Be A "Good Girl"

January 9th, 2019

26:45

Andrea grew up attending an evangelical church in Texas, where she was taught to abstain from sex until marriage and keep herself sexually "pure." That early sex education—and her decision to have premarital sex …

When A Banker Was Called To The Convent

December 19th, 2018

26:15

Sister Josephine Garrett grew up Baptist and worked her way up the corporate ladder—only to realize in her late 20s that she wanted to convert to …

I Married A Dreamer During The Trump Presidency

December 5th, 2018

24:29

Vanessa never thought much about the immigration process until she fell in love with Freddy, whose legal status in the U.S. is now in jeopardy.

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Married, Paralyzed and Moving On

November 20th, 2018

22:11

A couple reflects on the big strides they've made together since a cycling accident left one of them paralyzed two years ago—and on the things they still need to face. 

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John Green Thinks Adulthood is Underrated

November 8th, 2018

27:45

YA author John Green has built his career on his ability to connect with young fans—but in his own lowest moments, the isolation he's felt has been …

Why Governor Jennifer Granholm Cut Her Hair

October 31st, 2018

27:38

When former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm ran for office, she was told not to remind voters that she'd be the first woman to hold the office — and …

Tell Us Your Sex Ed Fails

October 30th, 2018

2:14

What did you learn about sex that you wish you hadn't? Send a voice memo about how sex ed failures played out in your own life to deathsexmoney@wnyc.org. And we're working with the BBC on this project, so we'd …

When Fire Takes Everything: Rebuilding in Northern California

October 17th, 2018

25:12

Two stories of recovery after loss. 

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I Served 27 Years In Prison. Now, I'm Out On Parole.

October 3rd, 2018

29:05

Lawrence Bartley was released on parole this spring. Now, he and his wife Ronnine are building an everyday life for their family on the outside.

Jane Fonda After Death and Divorce, Revisted

September 19th, 2018

33:19

For one of our earliest episodes, I spoke with Jane Fonda about living her life in the public eye. This week, we're bringing you that conversation again. 

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Hot Dates: Last Summer Nights

September 5th, 2018

26:29

We've been following eight listeners as they've dated this summer—this week, we do a final check-in as the warm weather winds down.

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Nick Offerman Can Take Directions

August 22nd, 2018

24:20

Nick Offerman is famous for playing the most macho man on TV, but in real life, he says he has "all the colors inside."

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Alzheimer's and the World's Saddest Comedy Club

August 8th, 2018

36:58

Comedian Chris Garcia lost his dad to Alzheimer's last year. Now, he's turning his grief into conversations with other comedians for a new project from WNYC studios—and we're bringing you an early listen.

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Hot Dates: From One Hot Dater to Another

August 2nd, 2018

10:36

Ceci and Miracle talk about what's happened since Miracle ran into one of her Bumble matches making out with her middle school teacher, and Ceci …

Tig Notaro Isn't a Blob Anymore

July 25th, 2018

25:35

In the six years since Tig Notaro's famous comedy set about her cancer diagnosis and her mother's death, a lot has changed.

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Hot Dates: Open to Open Relationships

July 23rd, 2018

14:25

Since we first talked, Jessie emailed to confess something about her dating life that she didn't tell me before. Plus, June's off Tinder!

All summer, …

Manhood, Now: Live

July 12th, 2018

51:16

This week, we continued our conversation about being a man today with a live national special, featuring CNN's W. Kamau Bell and your calls.

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A Wife Interviews Her Husband About Manhood, Now

July 11th, 2018

10:15

Earlier this week, we got a voice memo in our inbox, from a husband and wife inspired to talk about masculinity together. So we asked them if we …

Hot Dates: "I'm Supposed to Be Certain"

July 9th, 2018

8:49

The first time we talked to Dan, he was wrestling with how to navigate consent in the #MeToo era. This week, he and I dig a little deeper. 

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How to Be a Man With Bill Withers, Revisited

July 4th, 2018

24:59

We revisit our episode with the Grammy-winning songwriter and singer on his 80th birthday, for a conversation about a life lived with intention and the beauty of the perfect rhyme.

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Hot Dates: A Middle School Teacher Walks Into A Bar...

June 27th, 2018

6:45

Miracle decided to try a dating app, and got a blast from the past.

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Manhood, Now

June 20th, 2018

42:14

"You kind of learn what you're supposed to do. But nobody tells you anything." A conversation about what it means to be a man today, in partnership with FiveThirtyEight and SurveyMonkey.

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Hot Dates: Help from an OKCupid Guru

June 14th, 2018

8:27

Louis is at his wit's end with dating apps...so we called in reinforcements. Plus, some musings from Ceci.

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Hot Dates: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

June 8th, 2018

5:45

One of our summer daters has had some big changes in his love life already.

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John Prine Wanted to Be Normal

June 6th, 2018

25:08

John Prine has been in the music business for 47 years, and at this point, he's fine being a self-proclaimed "oddball."

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Hot Dates: Romance Right Now

May 30th, 2018

24:37

Dating in 2018 can be frustrating. But a lot of you are doing it anyway...and some of you are letting us listen in. 

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Tayari Jones on Frills and Freedom

May 16th, 2018

25:21

The bestselling author of An American Marriage talks about writing her own rules for adulthood.

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Your Student Loan Updates

May 2nd, 2018

24:20

Thousands paid off. Cuts to the beauty budget. A foster daughter. Our listeners share what's happened since appearing in our student loans episodes last year.

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When 'Daddy Dates' Pay The Bills

April 18th, 2018

25:21

A 22-year-old who calls herself a “professional sugar baby” explains why she goes on dates with much older men for money—and why the men don’t always …

A Son, A Mother, and Two Gun Crimes

April 4th, 2018

27:16

Dwayne Betts committed a carjacking when he was 16 years old. For his mom, Gloria Hill, it was just the first in a series of events in her life …

15 Years Later, An Iraq Veteran Looks Back

March 21st, 2018

23:50

Thom Tran was grazed by a bullet four days into his deployment in Iraq in 2003. He's spent the last 15 years figuring out what that moment means for …

From Indie Rockers to Full-Time Caregivers

March 14th, 2018

28:11

When musician Johnny Solomon hit rock bottom, he turned to his mom for help. Now, as his mom's health declines, he and his wife—and bandmate—have …

Sharing DNA, and Nothing Else

February 28th, 2018

23:05

Amy took a mail-in DNA test to find out more about her genealogy...and learned more than she bargained for.

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Lena Waithe Says Have a Dream... and a Sponsor

February 21st, 2018

22:48

The actor and writer is having a big year—but it took a lot of work, patience, and some financial help from her mom to get here.

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After Suicides, a Texas Veterinary Community Opens Up

February 7th, 2018

32:05

Veterinary medicine has a suicide rate that's one of the highest in the healthcare profession. For the veterinary community in Dallas, those statistics hit home last year.

If you’re considering suicide, or are worried …

Opportunity Costs: I Never Felt Inferior

January 26th, 2018

22:28

Ernie Major self-identifies as "socially lower middle class, economically a bit better than that." But he also says status has never been something he paid much attention to. 

This episode is part of our series 

Opportunity Costs: More Is Not More

January 25th, 2018

24:44

For a father and son whose family is in the 1%, having resources that "exceed their wants" brings its own set of challenges. 

This episode is part of our series Opportunity Costs: Money and Class in America. All this …

Opportunity Costs: The Class Slide After Divorce

January 24th, 2018

26:04

Jaimie Seaton got used to an upper class lifestyle while married to her banker husband and living overseas. Then she got divorced, and her financial picture totally changed.

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Opportunity Costs: An Education or Nothing

January 23rd, 2018

Ramal Johnson has a "middle class mentality," a working class paycheck, and upper class aspirations. 

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Opportunity Costs: Friendship and Fertility

January 22nd, 2018

Best friends Cat and Christine met in college and have stayed close in the years since. But their class differences became very clear—and …

Preview: Opportunity Costs

January 17th, 2018

2:03

From January 22-26, we're sharing your stories about your class status, and when you've felt it most in your life.  

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All Your Workplace Rage

January 3rd, 2018

10:46

Get ready to get mad.

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Pull Quote: Plunging In

January 1st, 2018

2:21

As we begin 2018 together, we're sharing our first mini-episode of Pull Quote, our latest podcast experiment, with all of you. 

It's not too late to …

I Felt Like The Story Had To Change: Life After Heroin

December 20th, 2017

25:51

I talk with a friend about her life after heroin addiction.

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Your Workplace Rage, And Mine

December 6th, 2017

9:04

Reconsidering what we put up with.

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Gabrielle Union Is Fed Up

November 29th, 2017

37:29

A conversation about reclaiming your body after sexual assault.

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Finding Love, And A Kidney, On Tinder

November 22nd, 2017

28:00

When "It's a match!" takes on a whole new meaning. 

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What Lisa Ling Regrets

November 8th, 2017

29:50

Journalist Lisa Ling has been reporting on TV since she was 16. But she says telling other people's stories has always been a lot easier than sharing her own.

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A Bitcoin Mogul Goes Broke

November 1st, 2017

27:10

Charlie Shrem made a fortune on cryptocurrency, lost it all, and spent a year in prison for a federal crime—all before turning 30. 

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Why She Steals: Your Reactions

October 18th, 2017

12:44

A few weeks ago, we interviewed a woman who shoplifts. Now, we talk with you about your reactions to her story.

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Life in Our 20s: Advice from Niecy Nash, Alia Shawkat & Terri Coleman

October 11th, 2017

1:02:19

Live from the Werk It Women's Podcast Festival at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA, we talk all about getting through your 20s with actors Alia Shawkat …

Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

October 4th, 2017

55:29

Ellen Burstyn has won countless acting awards, but says she is proudest of raising her son. We talk about learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.

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Why I Steal

September 27th, 2017

22:42

"I want it, so I take it." A serial shoplifter explains why she does it, and how—and the conflicted feelings she has about her daughter following a …

Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part Two

September 14th, 2017

55:45

Need help with the debt you already have? Balancing loan payments with the rest of your life expenses? We tackle your questions in part two of our call-in specials about student debt.

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Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part One

September 13th, 2017

56:21

Is loan forgiveness a safe bet? When is college not a good investment? Is bankruptcy an option? Part one of our live call-in specials about student …

Tracy Clayton's 2017 So Far: Therapy, Forts and Auto Bill Pay

September 6th, 2017

21:51

We check in with the Another Round co-host about her long list of New Year's Resolutions, and why she says she's in "a much different place today" …

As Harvey Hits, Looking Back at New Orleans

August 30th, 2017

23:45

The latest storm to hit the Gulf Coast has us thinking back to the people we met two years ago, for the series we put together around the 10th …

Katie Couric on Death and Dishonesty

August 23rd, 2017

25:42

Katie Couric lost her husband to cancer in 1998. After 16 years of single parenthood, she remarried. But, she says, she still regrets the way she said goodbye the first time around.

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When Grief Looks Like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

August 16th, 2017

26:50

Rachel Ward's husband, Steve, died unexpectedly when she was in her early 30s. Afterward, she says in some ways she re-experienced adolescence—while …

The Cookie That Ended Jeff Garlin's Sobriety

August 2nd, 2017

22:16

Jeff Garlin says the key to marriage, comedy, parenting and dealing with his food addiction is to be present. That doesn't mean it's always easy. 

Bonus! Anna Talks Interviewing with Jesse Thorn

July 26th, 2017

1:19:34

Bullseye host Jesse Thorn's latest project has him interviewing interviewers about...interviewing. Go behind the scenes of Death, Sex & Money as …

My Husband Killed Someone. Now He Might Get Out.

July 19th, 2017

21:07

Ronnine Bartley married her husband Lawrence while he was in prison. They had two kids and dreamed about a life together on the outside. Now, …

I Killed Someone. Now I Have Three Kids: Updated

July 12th, 2017

40:50

We met Lawrence Bartley inside Sing Sing prison in 2014. Now, almost three years later, he's up for parole for the first time in his 27 years behind …

Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 2

June 29th, 2017

28:27

Hundreds of you told us about feeling duped, overwhelmed, and ashamed of your student debt. But we also heard stories about how some of you took back …

Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 1

June 28th, 2017

33:17

More Americans are taking out more student loan debt and taking longer to pay it back. But we're not talking about the impact that it has on our lives. Until now. 

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Coming Soon: Our Student Loan Secrets

June 21st, 2017

2:53

More Americans are taking out more debt to pay for higher education, but we often don’t feel comfortable talking about our student loans. We want to show you that you’re not alone.

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Who's Driving Your Uber?

June 7th, 2017

26:27

Domestic violence. Grave plot sales. The ripples of the financial crisis. A new immigrant's dashed hopes. This is what we heard about after we asked, …

Hari Kondabolu and His Mom Answer Your Life Questions

May 24th, 2017

40:25

The comedian and his mom give advice on pursuing career-life balance, dealing with racist friends and figuring out the best time to DTR (Define The Relationship).

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'Precious' Paid Off Gabourey Sidibe's Crunch Gym Debt

May 17th, 2017

27:23

The actor's first movie role didn't give her total financial security, but it did help her pay off one important bill.  

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Kevin Bacon Shows Us His Cash

May 12th, 2017

32:59

The actor opens up about money, sex at 58, and working on Jill Soloway's newest TV series, I Love Dick. 

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Two Wheelchairs and A Baby

May 3rd, 2017

25:56

The idea of having children was just fantasy "pillow talk" for Nikki Villavicencio and Darrell Paulsen. Then, a positive pregnancy test proved …

Newlywed and Paralyzed

April 26th, 2017

30:08

Three weeks after Rachel Swidenbank and Hiroki Takeuchi got married, an accident changed everything. 

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Alec Baldwin Talks Money, Family, Fame and Cocaine

April 12th, 2017

43:22

The actor and comedian goes deep on death, sex and money in his new memoir, Nevertheless. 

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Pleased to Meet You, Nancy

April 10th, 2017

16:32

Meet Nancy—a new podcast from WNYC Studios that's all about exploring identity, finding community, and having frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Find out more at nancypodcast.org. 

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Why Rashema Melson Left Georgetown

April 5th, 2017

12:31

When we met Rashema Melson during her sophomore year at Georgetown University, she was tired of people calling her "the homeless valedictorian." A lot's changed in her life since then.

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A Prison Guard In Transition

March 29th, 2017

26:38

Mandi Hauwert thought coming out as a transgender woman while working as a guard at California's San Quentin State Prison would be "insane." She did …

I Was Your Father, Until I Wasn't

March 15th, 2017

28:15

A listener named Tony wrote to us about his deep love for his daughter, and what it was like to discover that he wasn't her biological father.

Live from the Internet: Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires & You

March 8th, 2017

1:01:44

Breakups, addiction, death, and music—married musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires join Anna to answer all your questions live from Nashville.

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Cristela Alonzo's Lower Classy Comedy

February 22nd, 2017

25:25

Comedian Cristela Alonzo was raised by a single mom in an abandoned diner with no power or water in South Texas, but she says she can comfortably fill up a Target shopping cart these days.

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Cut Loose: Your Breakup Stories

February 15th, 2017

41:49

We asked for your stories about breakups. You told us about being left, doing the leaving, and the times when you're not exactly sure what happened. 

The NFL Made Me Rich. Now I Watch It... Sometimes.

February 1st, 2017

40:46

Two and a half years ago, former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth told me about leaving football behind. Now, it's a part of his life again—in a way …

Mahershala Ali on Faith, Love and Success

January 24th, 2017

19:18

Mahershala Ali just earned his first Oscar nomination for his role in the movie "Moonlight." Ten months ago, he and his wife Amatus told us how …

I Had Babies To Pay For My Baby

January 18th, 2017

30:16

At 19, Sarah Short gave birth to her first child—and ended up thousands of dollars in debt. A few years later she carried twins as a surrogate to pay …

Tracy Clayton Is Speaking Things Into Existence

January 11th, 2017

27:31

The Another Round podcast host has a long list of goals that she wants to accomplish in 2017—and she wants her almost 100,000 Twitter followers to …

A Son and His Mom Laugh Through Darkness

December 28th, 2016

30:47

Bex Montz and his mom Katie Ryan laugh a lot together, even when they're talking about depression, suicide, and the sudden death of Bex's dad. 

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My Awkward Money Talk With Sallie Krawcheck

December 21st, 2016

28:15

Former bank executive Sallie Krawcheck says she's comfortable talking about other people's money. But when it comes to her own money—that's a different story. 

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Let's Talk About Porn

December 7th, 2016

31:05

Your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely.

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Other Americans

November 23rd, 2016

58:48

Since the election, we've asked you one question: What do you wish Americans understood about you, but don't? Hear Anna talk live with listeners about their responses.

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What Money Can't Solve

November 17th, 2016

30:14

A confession is tortured out of a suspect. He goes to prison. Thirty-three years later, he gets a check for what he endured. But forgiveness is not part of the bargain. 

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If You're Not ____, Then Never Mind

November 4th, 2016

24:14

Actor Amy Landecker has developed some rules over the years, about what she wants in a boyfriend, when she'll do nudity on camera and why she'll …

I Was More Angry At God

October 26th, 2016

26:48

Jane Chung always prayed that God would protect her father. When he was murdered in 2014, Jane dropped everything to support her …

Ellen Burstyn & Gloria Steinem

October 5th, 2016

35:47

The journalist and feminist icon sits down with guest host Ellen Burstyn to talk about having the chutzpah to strike out on her own as a young woman, and her love of life at 82. 

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Diane Gill Morris & Officer Robert Zink

September 28th, 2016

33:38

A mother of two black autistic sons talks with a veteran cop—and father of two autistic boys of his own—about her fear that her sons could be harmed …

Chris Gethard & Tim Dillon

September 21st, 2016

32:55

Comedian Tim Dillon did his first line of cocaine at 12, sold subprime mortgages before the recession, and came out of the closet six years …

Sonia Manzano & Justice Sonia Sotomayor

September 14th, 2016

37:19

Longtime Sesame Street actor Sonia Manzano and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talk about leaving their childhood homes in the Bronx, facing their insecurities, and coming to understand the power of the …

The Great Guest Takeover

September 7th, 2016

8:56

Four former Death, Sex & Money guests—Ellen Burstyn, Chris Gethard, Sonia Manzano and Diane Gill Morris—take over the host chair and help us wrap up Anna's maternity leave.

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Life Is a Mystery

August 24th, 2016

13:44

When we talked with her this spring, Elizabeth Caplice described her life to us as "one big near death experience." She died on July 12, after more …

Your Death, Sex & Money Short Stories – Live!

August 17th, 2016

44:13

We asked for your favorite short stories about death, sex and money. Hear actors Sam Underwood and Kathleen Chalfant perform two of them. 

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Anna Chlumsky Catches the Worm

August 10th, 2016

24:29

Anna Chlumsky left life as an actor behind until a psychic tapped her on the shoulder one day. Then she had to learn how to balance her renewed …

Dating Was So Hard, Until It Wasn't

July 27th, 2016

22:14

Katie Heaney wrote a memoir about her lifelong single status. Then she realized she was looking for love in the wrong place. 

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We're Not Going To Have Karl Again

July 13th, 2016

24:51

Amber Scorah and Lee Towndrow's first child, Karl, died unexpectedly when he was three months old. As they grieved, they also decided to have another …

Tituss Burgess Airs His Laundry

June 29th, 2016

23:39

The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" actor takes us on a journey through his childhood in Georgia, and talks about what his relationship with his mother looks like today. 

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Inside Planned Parenthood

June 22nd, 2016

28:13

What happens inside Planned Parenthood has long been at the center of a raging political debate in the U.S. But we don't often hear from the patients …

Danielle Brooks Is Ready to Talk About Sex

June 8th, 2016

25:43

Danielle Brooks grew up in a religious household in South Carolina. But at 26, the actor says she's found new freedom to talk about her body and sex.

An Update from Susanne

June 1st, 2016

7:47

We met Susanne and Mike almost 10 years into their recovery from heroin addiction. But disturbing criminal charges against Mike forced Susanne to take a hard look at their relationship.

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How Jeff Daniels Got Sober, Again

May 25th, 2016

24:45

Jeff Daniels describes turning 50 as "a speed bump at 80 miles per hour." His career got its second wind—and the Michigan-based actor abandoned more than a decade of sobriety. 

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From Conversion Therapy to a Rainbow Yarmulke

May 11th, 2016

24:23

Chaim Levin and Benjy Unger desperately fought their attraction to other men by signing up for gay conversion therapy. They rejected the therapy together, but saved their friendship.

Diane Guerrero on Debt and Deportation

April 27th, 2016

27:57

Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero has been on her own since she was 14, when her parents were deported. What followed were years of financial …

When I Almost Died

April 20th, 2016

33:45

Your stories about life after near death. 

Dead People Don't Have Any Secrets

April 6th, 2016

29:16

Amanda's husband Sam had a lot of secrets, most of which she discovered after his death. That made grieving, and moving on, a lot more complicated.

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Rosie, Sixto, Hari, Uma, Mahershala, Amatus, Lisa & Dan

March 23rd, 2016

1:14:47

During times of big change, family often keeps us grounded. Meet the people who played that role for Rosie Perez, Hari Kondabolu and Mahershala Ali, …

After My Brother Avonte Disappeared

March 16th, 2016

23:48

Danny Oquendo put his life on hold when his half brother, Avonte, disappeared from his New York City school in 2013. Three years later, his life is …

Falling in Love... With Heroin

March 2nd, 2016

29:35

Susanne and Mike met and fell in love with each other...and heroin. They stuck together through addiction and recovery, but things haven't fallen into place the way they had hoped.

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Michael Ian Black's Middle-Aged Angst

February 17th, 2016

25:38

Comedian Michael Ian Black has been steadily building his career since the '90s. But he says he's tired of not finding mainstream success. 

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DANCE BREAK!

February 10th, 2016

4:27

You've been sending us your anthems of change. Now, we want to see you rock out to them. 

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Lucinda Williams Says Whatever the Hell She Wants

February 3rd, 2016

29:19

At 63 years old, musician Lucinda Williams is more successful than ever. But with age has come a lot of loss.

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Why Jeb Corliss Jumps Off Cliffs

January 27th, 2016

25:12

Jeb Corliss is a BASE jumper and wingsuit flier who's learned to very carefully control his emotions. It's made him fearless and, he says, …

Brooke Shields, Recovering Daughter

January 13th, 2016

30:05

Brooke Shields' two longest relationships have been with her career and with her mother. But she says she needed one to end for the other to thrive. 

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Living Alone, One Year Later

December 30th, 2015

27:37

Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with.

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Stop Calling Me 'The Homeless Valedictorian'

December 18th, 2015

22:13

Last year, Rashema Melson became known as "the homeless valedictorian" with a full ride to Georgetown. Now a sophomore, she's tired of that label and …

Autism Isn’t What I Signed Up For

December 9th, 2015

26:58

When we posted an article on Facebook about deciding to have children, Diane Gill Morris told us, "If someone had told me this is what it’d be like, …

Holland Taylor Steps Off Her Island

November 25th, 2015

23:18

Actress Holland Taylor built a reputation by playing self-assured characters who keep others at a distance. But at 72, she's finally ready to take a …

Why You're Not Having Sex

November 18th, 2015

28:22

We asked you why you're not having sex—right now, or ever. These are your stories. 

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Kevin Powell Doesn't Fight Anymore

November 4th, 2015

28:12

In this episode taped before a live audience in New York, writer and original Real World cast member Kevin Powell talks about confronting the anger …

All in the Family of Norman Lear

October 28th, 2015

25:24

The 93-year-old writer and producer behind shows like The Jeffersons and All in the Family talks about his childhood and how it shaped the way he's …

The Power of Yesi Ortiz

October 21st, 2015

24:10

On the air, Yesi Ortiz is a warm, flirty host for a popular L.A. hip hop station. Off the air, she's a single mother of six adopted kids. Managing …

An Astronaut’s Husband, Left Behind

October 7th, 2015

27:09

Dr. Jonathan Clark lost his wife, astronaut Laurel Clark, in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle explosion. As he grieved, he also learned how to be a …

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