This Is Uncomfortable

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Thoroughly enjoyed listening to real conversations about a topic that is still so taboo to talk about. Really looking forward to what's to come with This Is Uncomfortable!


This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, Reema Khrais digs in with stories about the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and often defines what it means to be an adult. Presented by Marketplace.

Episode Date
Can’t buy me love

After hooking up with her roommate, one woman can’t seem to avoid him — or his spending habits, and a couple tries showing their love for each other … in a way neither of them actually loves.

Sep 19, 2019
Everyday liars

You tell your mom you’re broke. You pretend to have student loans. You wear knock-off couture. People tell lies about money all the time. We asked about your “white lies” — and you didn’t disappoint.

Sep 12, 2019
Cashing in on your kids

Something to think about when you’re watching the new “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” this weekend: For every piece of this family’s massive empire, matriarch Kris Jenner takes a 10% cut. And when business and family mix, you can’t help but wonder how the lines get blurred. Does being your child’s manager get in the way of being a good mom? This week, BuzzFeed’s Zan Romanoff walks us through the history and stigma of the “momager,” and we hear from a real-life stage mom about her day-to-day.

Sep 05, 2019
Trapped in your personal brand

Aparna Nancherla has made a career in comedy, where she often delves into her own struggles with mental health. We look at what happens when your job is tied to the most painful parts of your life. Plus, The New York Times’ Amanda Hess on treating your work like a commodity.

Aug 29, 2019
The lies we tell our friends

Most of us tell little white lies at some point or another to make things less weird about money. But what happens when disaster strikes, and your money situation becomes impossible to hide?

Aug 22, 2019
What dad left behind

When money, death and grief mix there’s no playbook for what to do. And for years, one young man has been stuck.

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Aug 15, 2019
I have class anxiety

A listener struggles to navigate all the unspoken rules of middle-class life.

Aug 08, 2019
That thing you buy and don’t tell your parents about

We’re keeping things just a little uncomfortable this week with another round of our favorite game: Financial Face-Off! But first: We need your help telling a new story.

Aug 01, 2019
The college fund

 When you’re a kid, your parents make all the financial decisions for you. But what happens when you grow up … and don’t agree with their choices?

Jul 25, 2019
Ziwe Fumudoh makes people uncomfortable

Growing up, Ziwe Fumudoh wanted to be a pop star. Her parents wanted her to go into medicine or finance. She ended up as a comedian writing for “Desus & Mero.” This week we talk about her work and money.

Jul 18, 2019
Lost in the game

When you’re a high-stakes gambler laying down tens of thousands of dollars at a blackjack table, the value of money takes on a whole new meaning.

Jul 11, 2019
Guess my financial secret

Our new game, “Financial Faceoff” puts one couple’s financial life to the test. Plus, we’ll get an update from the couple in our first episode, Nika and Terence.

Jul 03, 2019

Reema Khrais explores the “jobs” we take on in our families — starting with her own. Plus, one couple comes up with a creative way to stop fighting over a dreaded household chore.

Jun 27, 2019
Crying at work

What happens when work is the thing that’s making us cry … at work? Plus: Reema asks her old boss an awkward question.

Jun 20, 2019
When money makes it weird

Reema tries to settle a debt she’s been avoiding. And what happens when one person in a relationship has way more money?

Jun 13, 2019
Introducing “This Is Uncomfortable”

This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Every Thursday, we’ll dig into the unanticipated ways money affects relationships, shapes identities and defines what it means to be an adult. The first episode drops June 13.

Jun 03, 2019