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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.

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    • Documentary

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.

    Love in the time of coronavirus

    Love in the time of coronavirus

    There are a lot of couples stuck at home right now. Some of them are out of work or dealing with canceled plans. Today, we’ll hear from two couples trying to figure out what their future will look like.

    • 23 min
    Hard choices

    Hard choices

    As states across the country close all non-essential businesses, people are rethinking what it means to do the right thing. Today we hear listeners’ stories of pay cuts, layoffs and telling employers they’re putting people at risk.

    • 19 min
    COVID-19 comforts

    COVID-19 comforts

    The coronavirus is changing how we think about money and community. We set out to see how people are coping and put together this audio care package.

    And we want to check in on you, too — let us know what you’re going through and how you’re getting through it at uncomfortable@marketplace.org.

    • 15 min
    What’s a friendship worth?

    What’s a friendship worth?

    Would you spot a friend money if they needed it? How about if they asked every month? This week: the limits of friendship.

    • 21 min
    WeWork too much

    WeWork too much

    When WeWork acquired her company, she got executive training, fancy corporate retreats and a dope Patagonia jacket. It was almost enough to make her forget everything she lost. This week: Why we’re so obsessed with our jobs, although they’ll never love us back.

    • 25 min
    My boyfriend wants to pay my rent

    My boyfriend wants to pay my rent

    Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been A Minute” and Marketplace product specialist Sarah Menendez are here give advice on salary sharing, expensive olive oil, and bridesmaid duties in the latest installment of “The Group Chat.” Got anything you want to run by the group? Tell us at uncomfortable@marketplace.org, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter at Marketplace.org/comfort.

    • 26 min

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