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Radically empathic advice. Produced by WBUR.

    Redux: Career vs. Love

    Redux: Career vs. Love

    You love your partner, you love your career... but they're pulling you in different directions. What do you do? The Sugars have help from psychotherapist and sociologist Leslie Bell, author of Hard to Get: 20-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom.

    This episode was originally released on April 13th, 2017.

    • 34 min
    Redux: The Price Of Our Dreams

    Redux: The Price Of Our Dreams

    The Sugars, along with fiction writer George Saunders, field letters from people who are chasing their creative dreams but frightened by the practical and financial risks that come with that pursuit. This episode was originally released on August 5th, 2017.

    • 34 min
    Dear Sugars Presents: Anything For Selena

    Dear Sugars Presents: Anything For Selena

    Today, we present the very first episode of Anything for Selena, a new podcast from WBUR and Futuro Studios.

    In "Anything For Selena," Host Maria Garcia takes listeners on a deeply personal journey into the life and legacy of the Mexican-American popstar Selena Quintanilla. She shares how Selena's music and unapologetic sense of identity helped her find her own place in the world. And it explores how Selena's legacy continues to spark important conversations around race, class, and body politics.

    • 31 min
    Redux: You Must Change Your Life

    Redux: You Must Change Your Life

    “I remember them finding the drugs and holding them up in the sky. And I was like, 'Oh man, I’m going to prison.'” This week’s guest, the writer Mitchell S. Jackson, started selling drugs when he was 14 years old, then went to prison for drug possession years later. When his mother tried to buy drugs from him, he knew he couldn’t run away from his bad decisions. This episode was originally released on October 21st, 2017.

    • 38 min
    Redux: Buyer's Remorse

    Redux: Buyer's Remorse

    Buzz Bissinger owns more than 100 pairs of leather pants and over 200 pairs of leather gloves, having spent more than $600,000 on leather goods in the span of three years. Mr. Bissinger has a spending addiction, and he joins the Sugars to offer guidance to a letter-writer whose therapist and family don’t take her spending seriously. This episode was originally published on April 14th, 2018.

    • 24 min
    Redux: Haunted by Ghosting

    Redux: Haunted by Ghosting

    The term "ghosting" may be relatively new, but the concept -- someone suddenly and inexplicably disappearing from your life -- is not. In the past, a total halt to communication with a friend might leave you feeling concerned that something bad happened to him/her. But in a time where our devices have made us more accessible than ever, it can leave the person who's been ghosted feeling rejected or unworthy. This episode was originally published on March 16th, 2017.

    • 37 min

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