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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!
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|
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.
This episode deals with depression and suicide. If you or someone you know needs to talk, call 1-800-273-8255 or text “TALK” to 741741.
|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|