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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
    • 4.5, 146 Ratings

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.

    Barred from benefits (from The Uncertain Hour)

    Barred from benefits (from The Uncertain Hour)

    Millions of Americans who are out of work don’t receive unemployment benefits. That’s by design. An episode from “The Uncertain Hour’s” pop-up season “A History of Now.”

    If you liked this epsiode, you can hear more at uncertainhour.org.

    • 36 min
    School’s out (forever?)

    School’s out (forever?)

    When you’re 17 or 18, you’re often making choices that can dictate the course of your whole life. Making those decisions during a pandemic is even harder. Today we follow three high school friends trying to figure out what comes after graduation when a global pandemic is clouding everything.

    By the way, today is the last day of Marketplace’s spring fundraising drive. We know not everyone can afford to give, but if you love the show and you are in a position to donate, we would really appreciate it. You can give and find more information at marketplace.org/giveTIU.

    • 23 min
    Our parents’ debts (from Terrible, Thanks for Asking)

    Our parents’ debts (from Terrible, Thanks for Asking)

    This week, we’re showcasing a story from our colleagues at “Terrible, Thanks For Asking”: When a supporting pillar is knocked out of a family, the consequences can be costly.

    • 46 min
    From prison to pandemic

    From prison to pandemic

    Kevin Harrington was exonerated last month after spending 17 years in prison for a murder conviction. He and his family are overjoyed, but the coronavirus pandemic means freedom looks a little different right now.

    By the way, Marketplace is in the middle of a really important fundraising drive right now. We know not everyone can afford to give, but if you love the show and you are in a position to donate, we would really appreciate it. You can give and find more information at marketplace.org/giveTIU.

    • 20 min
    Confessions of a shopaholic

    Confessions of a shopaholic

    A woman grapples with her shopping addiction in quarantine.

    By the way, we were just nominated for a Webby! Please take a second and vote for us at wbby.co/pod09.

    • 20 min
    A $35,000 COVID bill

    A $35,000 COVID bill

    Danni Askini fought cancer for 18 months before getting COVID-19. Their focus was on surviving, not the cost of care. That didn’t make the bill any easier to take.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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146 Ratings

146 Ratings

yoppi.22 ,

PERFECT

This podcast is amazing! Stories are well-narrated and directed and I love how honest and down-to-earth the host is! Issues are explored with good depth while still staying lighthearted and honest and in just enough detail while keeping the episodes a good, digestible length! This podcast is my go-to during every commute, and I’ve re-listened to so many episodes again and again. Please never change!

Sami 79 ,

Loved it

Refreshingly honest about money

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I seriously enjoy this podcast. The stories told give me hope that I will not spend the rest of my life in the food bank line. Please increase the frequency

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