14 episodes

When Molly's diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. She shares the funniest and most touching details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. As they peel back the layers, we learn that Molly isn’t just grappling with breast cancer: she's also dealing with some trauma from her past. Along the journey, the friends explore bigger themes that affect us all -- like healing, forgiveness and what do we do with the time we have left.
From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, sex and love, and overcoming adversity. Hosted by Nikki Boyer.

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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

When Molly's diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. She shares the funniest and most touching details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. As they peel back the layers, we learn that Molly isn’t just grappling with breast cancer: she's also dealing with some trauma from her past. Along the journey, the friends explore bigger themes that affect us all -- like healing, forgiveness and what do we do with the time we have left.
From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, sex and love, and overcoming adversity. Hosted by Nikki Boyer.

    Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

    Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

    In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

    • 6 min
    Thriving in the Face of Breast Cancer, from the Daily Smile

    Thriving in the Face of Breast Cancer, from the Daily Smile

    At 35, Krysten Gentile was living the dream. She loved her career, she was happily married, and she and her husband shared two little boys... with another on the way. Until one day, Krysten found a lump on her breast — and her life changed forever. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dying for Sex presents a special episode from host Nikki Boyer’s new podcast, The Daily Smile.

    Click here to listen to the next episode on The Daily Smile and hear the rest of Krysten’s story.

    Links: Follow Krysten on Instagram and Twitter.

    Check out Krysten’s podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and online — and search for “Making the Breast of It” wherever you get your podcasts.

    Donate to METAvivor, a charity that gives 100% of donations to metastatic breast cancer research.

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    • 22 min
    Sponsored: Living For Connection | Soulmates

    Sponsored: Living For Connection | Soulmates

    In a special episode presented by AMC’s new series Soulmates, Host Nikki Boyer interviews Drs. John and Julie on the topic of finding “the one”. The Gottmans are clinical psychologists who have studied thousands of couples and can predict with 94% accuracy who will end in divorce together.




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    • 28 min
    Living for Connection: Community

    Living for Connection: Community

    People who are finding new connections through community and redefining what family means. From a couple who scramble to catch the last flight out of Istanbul and a senior in high school who is redefining her last year to a man living alone who gets a new roommate and a family who falls in love with a city.

    Follow singer/songwriter David Berkeley




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    • 48 min
    Living for Connection: Partnership

    Living for Connection: Partnership

    Nikki talks to people in relationships about how they are navigating the challenges of being at home together 24-7. From the sublime to the absurd — listeners share stories about falling in love, feeling trapped, and attempts to break free as they shelter-in-place with their partners.




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    • 41 min
    Living for Connection: Dating

    Living for Connection: Dating

    Listeners share stories with Nikki about dating and looking for love in challenging times. From Car Alarm Scott who is connecting with women in a completely new way, to a woman who feels less alone when she meets a stranger next door, and a man’s attempt to mend his broken heart while keeping six-feet apart.




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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

wdhychhtfjh ,

What a woman

Hey Nikki just finished listening to season 1 I had to stop my car because I was crying by the end. I envy you for having such a special friend.

Amandasatoz ,

Funny - sad funny

Hard to listen to - so brave & uncomfortable to share this, and very appreciated
Have a good time up there !!

helenbullberry ,

Sincere, honest and funny

My friend (with stage 4 cancer) recommended this and i am blown away. I have experienced all the feelings through this and can not thank the makers for allowing us to peek into the most intimate, brutal and emotional aspects of their lives. Listen, learn, laugh and hug those you love that but tighter afterwards. Thanks Nikki and Molly 💜

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