Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn

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 Jul 27, 2018


Join TV writer, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America's Deadbeat Sweetheart) for season three of Bad With Money. After two seasons of reckoning with her own financial identity, Gaby's ready to give the American financial system an identity crisis. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with celebrities, journalists, politicians, authors, activists, and fellow deadbeats. If you're sick of podcast "experts" giving you practical financial advice, you're going to love Bad With Money - the show that knows there's nothing practical about money, and isn't afraid to freak out about it.

Episode Date
Myths and Grossly Inaccurate Labels (aka "Millennials")
Gaby gets behind the snowflake, participation trophy bullshit and gets real about this generation. <a href="">Kimberly Quick</a>, senior policy associate at The Century Foundation breaks down the false labels that millennials get. You can read her piece about this topic <a href="">here</a>. Next, we get into the economic realities that the millennial generation faces today with <a href="">Michael Hobbes</a>, a reporter at Huffington Post. You can read his piece, <a href="">Generation Screwed</a>. And finally, writer and editor <a href="">Nona Willis-Aronowitz</a> has decided that after years of covering millennials for various news outlets, she's no longer using the term.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jul 18, 2018
The High of the Buy (aka Shopping Addiction)
Gaby talks to a compulsive buyer to understand the real motivations for over-shopping. <a href="">April Benson</a>, one of the leading psychologists who helps compulsive buyers, introduces us to the emotional and psychological reasons for shopping. And to get a personal look at it, <a href="">Avis Cardella</a>, author of <a href="">"Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict,"</a> talks about her own experience and motivation for compulsive buying. Finally, because our culture seems so addicted to shopping, <a href="">Lan Nguyen Chaplin</a> gives us some insight into where that comes from: spoiler alert, we learn it as children. <br><br><em>TW: One of the guests in this episode refers to "the two genders."&nbsp;</em><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jul 11, 2018
An Improbable Ray of Hope (aka Campaign Finance)
Gaby gets a primer on small dollar donors, and some practical advice for running for office. We hear a lot of conflicting information when it comes to the giant gobs of money that pay for politicians to campaign. So what's actually true? <a href="">Josefa Velasquez</a>, who reports on money and politics for <a href="">Sludge</a> explains what's going on with money and campaigns this year. <a href="">Rachel Shorey</a>, from the <a href="">New York Times</a> takes a closer look at the big spenders in politics. And finally, <a href="">Amanda Litman</a>, co-founder of <a href="">Run For Something</a> is helping young progressives (yes, even people without billions of dollars to spend on their own campaigns) get into office.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jul 04, 2018
Changing the Narrative (aka Economic Mobility)
Gaby takes a look at the stories we tell about poverty. <a href="">Tanvi Misra</a>, a writer at <a href="">CityLab</a> sets up the stark statistics that make up our economic mobility reality. <a href="">Alana Semuels</a>, a staff writer at <a href="">The Atlantic</a> takes a look at how those statistics play out in the South. <a href="">Alissa Quart</a>, executive editor of the <a href="">Economic Hardship Reporting Project</a>, and author of <a href="">"Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America"</a> breaks down the myth of the middle class. And finally, <a href="">Nisha Patel</a>, who served as the executive director of the <a href="">U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty</a> gives us a glimpse at how to change the narrative.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 27, 2018
This Thing We All Made Up Together (aka Cryptocurrency)
Gaby gets an existential perspective of cryptocurrency. <a href="">Angela Walch</a>, associate professor at St. Mary's University School of Law gives us a healthy dose of skepticism about cryptocurrency's potential to save the world. <a href="">Laura Shin</a>, cryptocurrency journalist and host of the podcasts <a href="">Unchained</a> and <a href="">Unconfirmed</a>, gives us a snapshot of how inclusive the industry is today. And <a href="">Tavonia Evans</a>, founder of <a href="">Guap Coin</a> has a vision for a future where cryptocurrencies could benefit communities of color.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 20, 2018
Think Before You Open Your Mouth (aka the Food System)
Maybe you don't consider how your meal is contributing to oppression. But at Bad With Money, we're here to tell you, it might be! To learn more, we turned to some incredible guests: Malik Yakini is the executive director of the <a href="">Detroit Black Community Food Security Network</a>, which aims to promote food sovereignty for communities of color in Detroit. <a href="">Amani Olugbala</a> is both an alumna and now facilitator of the <a href="">Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion Program</a> at Soul Fire Farm in Upstate New York. And in New York City, Onika Abraham runs <a href="">Farm School NYC</a>, which educates people interested in urban farming. And all three of them are using their positions to promote social and racial justice, to bring about change in the food system.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 13, 2018
Cap & Pat (aka Legal Weed)
States across the U.S. are debating marijuana legalization, but thus far, the rollout of this has been confusing to say the least. So, to dig into that further, we have <a href="">German Lopez</a>, a senior reporter at Vox help us wade through. Next, <a href="">Amanda Chicago Lewis </a>a journalist who covers marijuana digs into plant patents and who's benefitting from legalization. And finally, <a href="">Nina Parks</a> and Sunshine Lencho, founders of <a href="">Supernova Women</a>, who are working to make sure women of color aren't left out of the conversation.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 06, 2018
Health is Wealth (aka Personal Finance Education)
This week, Gaby finds a financial literacy unicorn. <a href="">Nan Morrison</a> actually learned a lot about money from her parents, which is a luxury a lot of us don't have. Luckily, she's working to make financial literacy education better, as CEO and president of the <a href="">Council for Economic Education</a>. <br><br>Next up, it's <a href="">Cristen Conger</a> and <a href="">Caroline Ervin</a>, hosts of <a href="">Unladylike</a>, a podcast about what happens when break the rules. We tasked them with digging up some history and sociology around the ways gender and sexism works its way into our financial lives. And <a href="">Herman Brodie</a>, a behavioral economist looks at why it's so hard to trust the people who handle our money. <br><br>And finally, one of this show's producers, <a href="">Lindsey Kratochwill</a> shares a little bit about her own financial education, and how it couldn't prepare her for what happened once she became an adult.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 30, 2018
The M-Word (aka Amazon)
Gaby starts out by second-guessing some of her recent Amazon Prime purchases - and then starts to question a whole lot more. This week, we investigate Amazon's chokehold on the American consumer experience, and whether we ought to be fighting harder to break free from its clutches. Featuring <a href="">Stacy Mitchell</a>, <a href="">Lina Khan</a>, <a href="">Jessica Bruder</a>, and <a href="">Nicole Aschoff</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 23, 2018
A Mysterious And Unknowable Force (aka the Stock Market)
Gaby takes her knowledge of what a stock is, and takes that a step further to learn how to get one. Buzzfeed breaking news reporter <a href="">Amber Jamieson</a> noticed her friends getting rich from stocks, so she decided to try her hand at it, and shares what she learns in a newsletter called <a href="">Better Have My Money</a>. But before we go wild, <a href="">Julie Matthaei</a>, an economics professor at Wellesley, gives us a capitalism reality check. And finally, to make sure we're buying the right stocks, and investing according to our values, <a href="">Morgan Simon</a>, author of the book "Real Impact," has some helpful ways to stay on track.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 16, 2018
It's Not Just a Few Feet Of Sea Level Rise (aka Climate Change is an Economic Issue)
Gaby revisits her roots, and goes deep on how climate change affects inequality in Florida. <a href="">Jessica Moulite</a>, a social media reporter and producer for Fusion explains how climate gentrification is affecting neighborhoods in Miami. Caroline Lewis, who is the founder of the <a href="">CLEO Institute</a> helps us understand why this has such a compounding effect. And finally, <a href="">Tamma Carleton</a>, a PhD candidate who's part of the <a href="">Climate Impact Lab</a>, broadens the scope, and has some fascinating data about how a warming world affects the workforce, and how people just general interact with each other.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 09, 2018
Just Give People Money (aka Universal Basic Income)
Gaby learns what the country might look like if we weren't constantly worried about making enough money. Our trusty teachers for this episode include: <a href="">Lauren Smiley</a>, a journalist who's <a href="">covered Silicon Valley's feelings</a> toward a universal basic income. <a href="">Peter Frase</a>, editor at <em>Jacobin</em> magazine, who gives us a harsh truth of tech bros' UBI support. <a href="">Mia Birdsong</a>, who tells us an about her research in communities that might benefit from a UBI. And finally, this is it guys: a presidential candidate. <a href="">Andrew Yang</a> explains why his platform is focused on giving everyone money.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 02, 2018
Buy Canadian Drugs! (aka Our Health Care System is Sick)
Gaby takes the pulse of our health care system, and the prognosis is grim. To help understand it all, we have <a href="">Elisabeth Rosenthal</a>, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, and author of <a href="">"An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back."</a> Then we hear from Maly Ly, chief marketing officer at <a href="">YouCaring</a>, about how crowdfunding sites have risen to the challenge of fixing this broken system. And... don't hold your breath. <a href="">Lauren Berliner</a>, assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell explains how crowdfunding <a href="">really isn't</a> an effective bandaid.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 25, 2018
The Gender Pay Gap (aka Why There Aren't Any Female Elevator Operators)
Gaby explores the maddening and bizarre history of the gender pay gap - and discovers a startlingly simple potential solution. Featuring <a href="">Claire Suddath</a> (Bloomberg Businessweek), <a href="">Andrea Johnson</a> (National Women's Law Center Senior Counsel for State Policy), and Dane Atkinson (CEO of <a href="">SumAll</a>).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 18, 2018
Bullet-Speed Trains & Broken Stairwells (aka Structural Racism)
We're back, baybeeeee! In Season Three of Bad With Money, we'll be going even harder against the American financial system than we did in Season Two (so, uh...hope you enjoyed that?). And for our season premiere, we're jumping right into the deep end, and talking about that thing too many white people are afraid to talk about: structural racism. Gaby's guests share some hard truths about the massive wealth and achievement gap faced by Black people in the US - and also offer some strikingly reasonable potential solutions. <br><br>Featuring <a href="">Tricia Rose</a>, <a href="">Prudence Carter</a>, <a href="">Sandy Darity</a>, <a href="">Lisa Sturtevant</a>, and Stephanie Killian.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 11, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: Live from PodCon with Dylan Marron
We're back with a bonus episode, and some special Bad With Money news. In December, Gaby taped a live episode of Bad With Money at PodCon, featuring <a href="">Dylan Marron</a>. Dylan is the host of <a href="">Conversations with People Who Hate Me</a>, the voice of Carlos on <a href="">Welcome to Night Vale</a>, and just an all-around genius. So here's that conversation, just for you. It's like a gift!<br><br>But wait: We have more gifts for you. Bad With Money is coming back with <strong>season three next Wednesday, April 11</strong>. Also, Bad With Money is a book! It's coming out later this year, and we'll make sure you have the link to pre-order it as soon as it's ready.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 04, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: Live from A-Camp!
Gaby is joined by Autostraddle's Riese Bernard, Alex Vega, and Laneia Jones for a live taping of the show from A-Camp.<br><br>Gaby and Allison's book tour starts TODAY - do you have your tickets yet?! Go to IMMEDIATELY.<br><br>**NOTE: Riese Bernard wrote to us after we posted this episode and wanted to emphasize that Autostraddle is NOT the only online publication with queer female editors. While there aren't many of us out there, Lydia Polgreen (HuffPo) and Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment) are two other examples.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 05, 2017
Gaby sat down with actor and author Mara Wilson (Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, Welcome to Night Vale, Where Am I Now?) a few months ago for a wide-ranging conversation about success, commodification, class, and much, much more. We couldn't find a good spot for it in our first two seasons, so today we bring it to you as a bonus episode, along with an exciting announcement about Gaby's fall tour with Allison! Find more info on that at, and find Mara on Twitter at<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 16, 2017
Queering Money (aka God Forbid We Have To Think About Something)
In the season two finale, Gaby talks to a range of people from the parts of American financial culture the system would rather not think about: queer, black, gender non-conforming thinkers like Alaina Monts, former sex workers like Chris Zeishchegg (aka Danny Wylde), trans financial advisers like Natalie Miller, and proud polyamorous writers like Carolyn Yates and Erin Judge.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jun 07, 2017
What If You're F*cked? (aka No, Seriously - What Then?)
What happens if you find yourself in a situation where practical financial advice doesn't apply? This week, Gaby explores a variety of money quandaries without easy answers: long-term freelance work (with Manjula Martin), identity theft (with Kathryn McCauley), bipolar disorder (with Julie Fast), and substance abuse recovery (with Wade Berstler). <br><br>Find Manjula's work at, and Julie's writing at Read more about Wade here: <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;<br><br>(TW: Discussion of bipolar disorder)<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 31, 2017
Stone Cold Good Damn Reasons (aka Tips and Tricks)
Gaby attempts to balance practical financial advice with her growing sense that the entire financial system is irreparably busted. Along the way, Sarah Wilson (, Bobbi Rebell (author of "How to be a Financial Grownup"), and Jean Chatzky (The Today Show) provide some actual practical advice you can use between freakouts about the dire state of the American financial system.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 24, 2017
Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" (aka We're All Going to Die)
Gaby's in a panic after reading Jane Mayer's <em>Dark Money</em> - and you should be, too. Jane joins Gaby for a deep-dive into the sinister inner workings of political messaging and the billionaires who fund it - with catastrophic results for poor and marginalized people all across the country. Jane is a staff writer for <em>The New Yorker</em>, where she first began the reporting on the influence of money in politics which led to the publication of <em>Dark Money</em>.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 17, 2017
There's No Magic (aka Retirement)
Gaby explores the conundrum of saving for retirement. So much of the rhetoric around retirement has to do with rewarding yourself for a life of hard work - but what if you can barely afford to live your life in the present? Why should you bother fixating on the future? Featuring Bola Sokunbi (, Ken Raskin (Allison's dad), and Piggy and Kitty of<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 10, 2017
A Myth We Somehow Believe (aka Money and Politics)
Why does the idea of a businessman as president make so much sense to people? Especially when the actual president is a terrible businessman? Gaby explores the enduring myth of trickle-down prosperity - and learns some surprising facts about the religious tradition that seems to underpin a lot of Donald Trump's "morals." Featuring Helaine Olen (author of Pound Foolish), <em>TIME </em>correspondent Elizabeth Dias, and Talia Jane.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
May 03, 2017
Who Can Afford to Have Sex? (aka Babies)
Everybody loves babies - they're adorable, and if you're a comedian, they're the best audience you could ever hope for. But childbirth is also an emotional and financial minefield. Worse, American society has some warped ideas about who gets to make the choice about whether to have a baby in the first place. This week, Gaby wanders through the minefield with guests Anna Sale (Death, Sex &amp; Money), Noel Leon (DC Abortion Fund), and Think Progress senior editor Tara Culp-Ressler.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 26, 2017
The Last Living Fantasy of the Modern World (aka Marriage)
Gaby tries to figure out why on earth people a) spend a fortune on weddings, and b) want to get married in the first place. Featuring Jasmine Lilly (Avowed podcast), Anne Chertoff (Anne Chertoff Media), Rebecca Eisenberg (Upworthy), and the one and only Caryn Grainer, our first member of the Bad With Money Three-Timers Club.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 19, 2017
Part of Living in a Country (aka Taxes), ft. Cecile Richards
Gaby tries to understand the social philosophies behind her tax return. Joined by Taxgirl (TM) Kelly Phillips Erb <em>(Forbes)</em>, Laura Mandanas <em>(</em>, and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, she explores the way our tax code reflects our cultural values, for better or (surprise!) for worse.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 12, 2017
Transactors and Revolvers (aka Credit Cards)
Gaby finds out how credit cards actually work, about ten years too late. Laura Adams <em>(Money Girl podcast)</em>, Mandi Woodruff <em>(, Brown Ambition podcast)</em>, and Lillian Karabaic <em>(Oh My Dollar podcast)</em> explain the deceptively simple concepts behind these devious plastic rectangles, as well as the troubling economic psychologies they exploit.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Apr 05, 2017
A Weird, Messed-Up Game Show (aka Medical Bills)
Why is it so hard for us to conceive of health care as a basic human right? Gaby talks to victims of the relentlessly profit-driven American healthcare system - a father whose wife died early in their marriage, resulting in a million dollars worth of bills (Eric Ashley); a non-smoking, marathon-running comedian who developed testicular cancer at age thirty (H. Alan Scott); and a YouTuber who was forced to ask her fans to fund a life-saving liver surgery (Akilah Hughes). Plus: Clio Chang on the philosophical underpinnings of our warped perspective.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Mar 29, 2017
Screaming Into A Jar (aka Student Loans)
Season 2 of "Bad With Money" kicks off with a deep-dive on student loans, which leaves Gaby more convinced than ever that it's time to start a socialist revolt. Featuring Kelly Peeler <em>(NextGenVest)</em>, Eugenia Kim <em>(Angry Alumni Association)</em>, and Josh Radnor <em>(How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts)</em>.<br><br>TW: homophobic language<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Mar 22, 2017
A Light in the Fog
Gaby closes out the season with reflections on her journey thus far, and checks in with her parents and listeners about how the show has affected their lives.<br><br>For more information on Mark Baumer, visit<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Feb 01, 2017
Banks Are Evil
Gaby is joined by Lisa Servon, author of <em>The Unbanking of America</em>, and Nicole Aschoff, managing editor of <em>Jacobin</em> magazine, for a frank discussion of the deeply twisted ways that banks - and capitalism in general - treat consumers. They explain the evil in painstaking detail, prompting Gaby to wonder if it's time to don a tinfoil hat and move to a commune.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jan 25, 2017
Real Artists Have Day Jobs
Sara Benincasa has battled depression, agoraphobia, and endless Internet haters en route to a career as a writer. It would all be exhausting enough on its own - except, of course, that Sara's had to claw her way to every dollar she's ever made, juggling a hilarious variety of side gigs to feed her addiction to putting words on the page.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jan 18, 2017
Chris Rock is a White Dentist
Andrew Ti, host of the "Yo, Is This Racist?" podcast, joins Gaby to talk about the ways that money is part of a system which is, in fact, pretty racist. We often assume that earning lots of money helps to erase class distinctions - but as Andrew explains, it actually only makes things more complicated.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jan 11, 2017
Don't Let the Fear Steer
Ashley C. Ford tells the story of how she went from being a class anxiety basket case to being slightly less of a class anxiety basket case.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Jan 04, 2017
When's the F*ckin' Door Gonna Open?!
Kevin Allison is the creator of <em>RISK!</em> and a former cast member of MTV's <em>The State</em>. Once <em>The State</em> went off the air, Kevin found himself adrift, broke, and hopeless in New York City at the tender age of 23. He found himself wandering the streets, literally shouting at the heavens, asking when, and how, he was going to find another job. This week, Kevin's harrowing story of how money literally pushed him to the brink.<br><br><em>Trigger warning: suicide and eating disorders.</em><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Dec 28, 2016
Put Up That Thing You Made
"Welcome to Night Vale" co-writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have created a worldwide phenomenon with their oddball style of audio storytelling. "Night Vale" famously eschews advertising dollars in favor of making a direct appeal to its fans. Their message is simple: "If you love what we make, you should feel good about paying for it."&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Dec 21, 2016
Death is F*cking Expensive
Eden Dranger and Steve Basilone are just like Gaby - comedians with poor life skills. As we've learned, that's not a great combination when it comes to money. For Eden and Steve, it was particularly bad when their parents died, leaving them in charge of closing out their estates - a process which turns out to be as complicated financially as it is emotionally.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Dec 14, 2016
Monetizing the Patriarchy
Sydney Leathers was a student in a small town before she became infamous for sexting with former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Now, she proudly and unabashedly earns her living as a sex worker - and she's not interested in your judgement or your redemption narratives, thank you very much. Gaby talks to her about the wild twists in her personal story - and also gets some advice on sex work, just in case this whole podcast thing doesn't work out. Plus: the return of Gaby's sister Cheyanne.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Dec 07, 2016
The Fear-Based Economy
When Gaby left BuzzFeed, a lot of people were confused. Why would anyone leave a job that seemed like a dream-come-true for creatives? The reality, of course, was much more complicated. First, Gaby is joined by Bloomberg's Rebecca Greenfield, who explains that companies like BuzzFeed are often using perks to mask troubling employment practices. Then, Brittany Ashley, who was fired by BuzzFeed under controversial circumstances last summer, sits down with Gaby to try to make sense of how it all went so wrong.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 30, 2016
The Guilded Age of Content
Hank Green is a bonafide media mogul. He's been supporting himself as an artist on the Internet for nearly a decade. Among (many) other things, he's the co-founder of Vidcon, the annual gathering of tens of thousands of YouTubers and their fans. Now he's got something even bigger up his sleeve: the Internet Creators Guild, which aims to band artists together to push back against the ripoffs, scams, and abusive business practices that so many of them face. Plus: economist Jodi Beggs explains why YouTubers would be wise to look to more traditional business models to keep themselves afloat.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 23, 2016
Get Rich or Die Vlogging
An audio essay in which Gaby explains the tortured plight of content creators on YouTube, featuring the voices of some of the medium's most original creators. Too often, Gaby reveals, artists who are simply trying to keep the bills paid are branded as sellouts. Left without much in the way of options or support, many artists are beginning to view the situation as hopeless.<br><br>This is an audio version of a piece Gaby originally published at Fusion in December of 2015, with editing by Nona Willis Aronowitz.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 13 Teaser
YouTube content creators basically have two options: get rich or die vlogging.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 14, 2016
The New American Dream
Stephanie Beatriz grew up as an immigrant kid in Texas, and now she's on top of the world. She shares her surreal and inspiring story with Gaby, as America prepares to reckon with itself as a nation of immigrants following the presidential election. Plus: <em>Why Oh Why </em>host Andrea Silenzi on the depressing economics of breakups.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 09, 2016
Episode 12 Teaser
Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Gaby to talk about growing up in Texas as an immigrant with risky creative dreams.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 08, 2016
Goodbye Depression, Hello Pound Puppies
Gaby's comedy partner Allison Raskin makes a triumphant return to the podcast to talk about the psychological quandaries of "success," both real and imagined. Plus, Sara Schaefer shares her journey from profligate standup comedian to moderately successful standup comedian - and the peculiar role that stuffed animals have played in her quest.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Nov 02, 2016
Episode 11 Teaser
Sara Schaefer is sick of this ride.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 31, 2016
I'm the Prius
Comedians/wives of each other Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are more than the funniest couple you're likely to meet - they're also a family business. For Rhea, that's meant giving up on the main way she's always defined herself: getting up and going to work every day. Instead, she keeps the house, walks the dog, and keeps her wife sane, while Cameron tours relentlessly, maintaining a steady flow of cash to ensure that there's a house to keep and a dog to walk. But now, with their TV show "Take My Wife" premiering on Seeso, everything is about to change - and they're hoping they can evolve together, the way they always have. But that's anything but a sure thing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 26, 2016
Episode 10 Teaser
In which Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher talk about the challenges of treating their love as a small business.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 24, 2016
What Is A Stock?
Gaby gets some basic questions answered by feminist investing guru Sallie Krawcheck and Bloomberg reporter Rebecca Greenfield. In addition to what exactly a stock even is, Gaby discovers that there may be a solution to the gender wage gap that's been been available to women for a long time - we just couldn't see it through the toxic haze of finance bro-jargon. Until now!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 19, 2016
Episode 9 Teaser
We comin' for ya, finance bros.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 17, 2016
Exes Hold 'Em
"Freaks and Geeks" star Samm Levine enjoyed the sort of trajectory that performers everywhere fantasize about: he was cast on a sitcom as a teenager, and immediately started raking in thousands of dollars for his acting abilities. In fact, he's never had to rely on anything else to support himself. Maddeningly, he's still managed to grow up into a well-adjusted, fiscally responsible adult. Mostly.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 12, 2016
Episode 8 Teaser
Why does "Freaks and Geeks" star Samm Levine always have so much cash in his pocket?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 10, 2016
Difficult Bitch
Oscar nominee/tosser of truth bombs Lexi Alexander joins Gaby for a frank assessment of Hollywood's abysmal track record when it comes to jobs for women. The situation is decidedly bleak, but Lexi reminds Gaby that while speaking out about it may feel scary in the moment, ultimately it's the only way for people (i.e. you, dear listener) to recognize how dire the situation is.&nbsp;<br><br>Also! We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.<br>To fill out the survey, just go to<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 05, 2016
Episode 7 Teaser
Filmmaker Lexi Alexander joins Gaby to detonate some truth bombs about sexism in Hollywood.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Oct 03, 2016
Charge It To The Game
HelloGiggles co-founder Molly McAleer tells Gaby about her lifelong identity as a hustler - and why it sometimes makes her crazy to be as good as she is at scraping together enough money to get by. Now that her website has sold for millions, she suddenly finds herself wealthy beyond her wildest dreams. Molly reveals that while she always envisioned a prosperous life for herself, now that she has it, she's not actually sure she wants it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 28, 2016
Episode 6 Teaser
Molly McAleer warily ventures into the "Bad With Money" studio.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 26, 2016
So Close to Normal
Carrie Wade joins Gaby to talk about the warped economics of life as a person with a disability. From bizarre expectations to harsh financial disincentives masquerading as benefits, it can be very difficult to see yourself as a valued member of society when you're disabled - in part because society doesn't have much use for you if you can't work. But what does "work" actually mean in America?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 21, 2016
Episode 5 Teaser
This week, Autostraddle's Carrie Wade joins Gaby to talk about how money affects people with disabilities.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 19, 2016
Tokens For Your Tokens
Roxane Gay joins Gaby to discuss her journey towards creative self-worth, taking on the publishing patriarchy, troll-slaying, and t-shirt design. Roxane spent years working for little or no money on her passions - and she has no interest in apologizing for the fact that her talent costs big bucks these days.&nbsp;<br><br>Roxane is the author of "Bad Feminist," "An Untamed State," and many other books and articles. Tangling with her on Twitter is not recommended - she will destroy you. Following her on Twitter and appreciating her dope insights, on the other hand, is highly recommended - you should do that, right after you leave a review for "Bad With Money" in iTunes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 14, 2016
Episode 4 Teaser
Roxane Gay's on the show this week, with tips on t-shirt design, as well as other more important things.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 12, 2016
A Bag Full of Money and a Stun Gun
Another very personal episode featuring Garrett Werner, Gaby's boyfriend (and a comedian in his own right). He tells Gaby that he's never been as worried about her spending herself into oblivion as she thinks he is - in part because he was raised according to a prosperity-first philosophy that he ultimately decided to leave behind. You may not think commodities traders with $80,000 salaries have dark nights of the soul - but Garrett did, and he's never been happier to leave anything behind. He'd prefer that Gaby stop lying to him, though.<br><br>*Also, classic Gaby: turns out Stanford ISN'T part of the Ivy League? Who knew?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 07, 2016
Episode 3 Teaser
This week, Gaby reluctantly admits that her boyfriend might have a point about her spending.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Sep 05, 2016
Gaby Gets Her Head Examined (aka Plan Bay)
Gaby gets her head examined by financial psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz, who explains the phenomena of Rich Person Thinking and Poor Person Thinking. Guess which one Gaby tends to do? Plus: a confrontation with Gaby's sister Cheyanne, for whom Gaby has become an accidental enabler.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 31, 2016
Episode 2 Teaser
This week, Gaby talks to a financial psychologist, who wants her to change the entire way she thinks about money. New episode drops on Wednesday!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 29, 2016
Jagged Little Bills
Gaby begins by interviewing the people who taught her how to be bad with money: her parents, one of whom is a recovering addict, and the other of whom is a lawyer with a heart of gold (a little TOO gold, perhaps). Gaby also talks to her best friend and comedy partner, Allison Raskin, who didn't exactly rescue her from the road to financial ruin, but at least showed her that it doesn't have to be a one-way street.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 24, 2016
Episode 1 Teaser
To kick off the show, Gaby tries to figure out how she got to be so bad with money. The answer turns out to be pretty simple: her parents are even worse than she is.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 22, 2016
Greetings Fellow Deadbeats
Introducing "Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn," a new show about the opposite of financial planning. Join writer, comedian, and actor Gaby Dunn for weekly conversations with fellow artists (as well as her parents, sister, and boyfriend) about the roiling existential crises that accompany finding, acquiring, and trying desperately to keep our money.<br><br>Music: "Wednesday," by Adrianna Krikl (<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href=""></a>
Aug 16, 2016