96 episodes

Feelings, finance, and the f*cking system. Comedian and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America’s Deadbeat Sweetheart) unapologetically examines the intersection of finances and social justice. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with journalists, politicians, activists, and fellow deadbeats.

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Feelings, finance, and the f*cking system. Comedian and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America’s Deadbeat Sweetheart) unapologetically examines the intersection of finances and social justice. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with journalists, politicians, activists, and fellow deadbeats.

    Chinese Symbols of Wealth

    Chinese Symbols of Wealth

    Gaby explores the lack of money taboos in Chinese culture with TV writer Jessica Gao. Gao, who was born in China, explains the ways her mother shares every last detail of how much Jessica is making. Why are people so open about how much things cost, how much they’re earning and how much they LOVE money in Chinese culture? Then, Gaby welcomes back Andrew Ti, friend of the podcast and "Yo! Is This Racist?" co-host, to talk about the differences between Chinese and Chinese-American wealth displays. Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! Here, have a red envelope of cash!

    • 32 min
    What If You Live Nowhere? #VanLife

    What If You Live Nowhere? #VanLife

    What if the answer isn’t choosing where to live, but rather choosing to live nowhere? Gaby speaks to Rachel Wilson and Natalie Frizza, two members of Australia’s nomad community -- people who have chosen to live and raise kids in converted campers, vans and buses. Gaby explores what that daily life looks like, the cost of living and who tends to be able to experience that lifestyle. (Hint: White people, mostly.) Then, she talks to Melody Warnick, author of This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are about the concept of “home.” Trigger Warning: Brief misophonia around 31 minutes in. (Sorry! It’s short!)

     

    Rachel Wilson - Youtube.com/c/charlierachel

    Natalie Frizza - Instagram.com/nataliethenudie/

    • 54 min
    Faith & Money (Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism)

    Faith & Money (Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism)

    Gaby invites a Tibetan Buddhist monk to be on his very first podcast! Gyaltsen Chopel discusses how Buddhism functions to deprioritize money altogether -- and his work as a caretaker who handles day-to-day expenses and donations made to a Buddhist temple in Los Angeles. It’s not the conversation you’d expect from a monk! Then, Gaby calls India to speak to assistant professor of Hindu Studies, Dheepa Sundaram, about how Hindu culture views community, money, technology and wealth.

    • 47 min
    Have A Lucky New Year!

    Have A Lucky New Year!

    In the Philippines, kids jump at midnight to get taller. In Romania, you should pay off all your debt to ensure good fortune in the New Year. Join Gaby as she digs into New Year’s Eve superstitions -- and money superstitions -- with Philippines based writer Katrina Escalona and Romanian studies lecturer Julieta Paulesc. Come on, it can’t hurt to be a little superstitious in 2020! We need all the luck we can get!

    • 44 min
    Gifting Money: Why We Give And Get $$$

    Gifting Money: Why We Give And Get $$$

    Did you get money as a gift this year? Bet you're not alone. In this episode, Gaby explores the deeper cultural significance behind gifting money during celebrations. First, she calls up her dad, Marc Dunn, to talk through some of their own family traditions. Like, why do the Jews give money in multiples of 18? Then, she speaks with Kole Ade Odutola, a Nigerian-born professor at the University of Florida, about the economy of affection, spraying money on a bride and groom during weddings and how to understand your own value when leaving your home country.

    • 44 min
    What Work Looks Like: The Netherlands Versus South Korea

    What Work Looks Like: The Netherlands Versus South Korea

    Gaby explores work-life balance in The Netherlands, which has some of the world's shortest work hours, and in South Korea, which has some of the longest. 

     

    First, she speaks with expat Jovi Paredes about the emphasis on vacation and mental health resources in The Netherlands. Then she talks with LA Times Seoul correspondent Victoria Kim about the persistant boss-employee hierarchy and emphasis on constant work in South Korea.

     

     

    This episode is all about work, work, work, work, work, work.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

sonia_says ,

Gaby, love your podcast!

Thanks for keeping it real and super interesting! I related so hard to the intro to one of your December podcasts......I was actually listening to your podcast while driving around my hometown on pretend errand because the holidays is just a tough and awkward time over all. Thank you! 🙌🏾💛

SweetWilliam63 ,

Louis Rukeyser For The Net Generation

It doesn't matter what age you are, Gaby Dunn cuts through the nonsense and confusion of money matters with delightful irreverence, incisive humour and balls out honesty. My favourite podcast!

Amyfiguringitout ,

Making Change (Pun Intended)

This podcast has been so inspiring that I just told my boss that I deserve a raise. I didn't politely ask, I didn't pretend that it didn't matter, I said this is what I deserve and what you are giving me is considerably less than that. It felt great to stand up for myself as a woman. This podcast is quite literally making change (kaching). Listen if you are into being more confident in your self and monetary worth.

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