Radically empathic advice. Produced by WBUR.
Redux: Family By Proxy
When a family experiences loss, familial roles are often redefined. In this episode, the Sugars answer letters from people who are unexpectedly charged with caring for new family members.
This episode was originally released on February 10th, 2018.
Redux: In The Shadow Of Damaged Parents
A damaged parent can cast a dark shadow over our lives, especially when we inherit some of that damage. Steve’s father, the psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Almond, joins the Sugars to answer letters and offer a way out.
This episode was originally released on September 2nd, 2017.
Redux: Consent, Part 3
The #MeToo movement deluged the Dear Sugars inbox with letters about sexual harassment in the workplace. In the final episode in our series on sexual consent, the Sugars read some of these letters and discuss what happens when non-consensual sexual attention moves from the private to the public realm.
This episode was originally published on March 24th, 2018.
Redux: Consent, Part Two
Some sexual encounters are obviously consensual, while others are obviously not. But what about those that are neither black nor white? In the second episode in our series on sexual consent, the Sugars plunge deeper into the gray area.
This episode was originally published on March 17th, 2018.
Redux: Consent, Part One
In the midst of the #MeToo Movement, women and men all over the country were re-examining sexual encounters from their past. Over the course of a three-part series on consent, the Sugars answer letters from some of these women and explore the complexity and nuance of sexual consent.
This episode was originally published on March 10th, 2018.
Redux: Cutting The Financial Cord
At age 18, we are granted the rights and responsibilities of adulthood in the eyes of the law. But for parents of young adults, it’s not so clear cut. When is the right time to wean your children off the family payroll? The Sugars tackle this question with the help of Dr. Kate Gale.
This episode was originally released on December 23rd, 2017.
Very high quality podcast. I love how the hosts always treat the letters with deep respect, often by asking (the right) questions rather than giving blunt advice, which makes me as a listener ask myself the same questions. Cheryl and Steve passes their thoughts and opinions straight forward but never with judgement, oozing life wisdom. I am a psychologist myself and I often cringe at “advice podcasts” but this one has really grabbed me offering lots of great perspectives and nuances on existential and practical dilemmas, oozing lifewisdom. I feel less alone as a human listening to this. This podcast is at the same time comforting and thought provoking. So thank you Sugars.