This Is Uncomfortable

By Marketplace

This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, Marketplace’s 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. How much money do you lend a friend? Who can afford to vote? Can you get your life back after being wrongfully convicted?

  1. 1.
    No more money, please
    42:05
  2. 2.
    On Oct. 14, we’re airing out our dirty laundry
    1:55
  3. 3.
    Meet the scammer
    31:46
  4. 4.
    A big, fat loophole
    28:40
  5. 5.
    Going off script
    28:05
  6. 6.
    Productivity won’t save you (rerun)
    27:48
  7. 7.
    Bad romance
    37:40
  8. 8.
    I need more money because I need more money
    28:35
  1. 9.
    The intern uprising
    31:12
  2. 10.
    What’s mine is not yours
    31:31
  3. 11.
    A cruel disease
    36:24
  4. 12.
    Pretty hurts
    27:15
  5. 13.
    The marriage penalty
    34:41
  6. 14.
    “Click here for a life-changing opportunity”
    37:06
  7. 15.
    A lifelong scam
    35:51
  8. 16.
    On April 1, we’re all getting scammed
    2:42
  9. 17.
    Productivity won’t save you
    26:22
  10. 18.
    Pandemic motherhood
    23:54
  11. 19.
    There’s no place like home
    24:11
  12. 20.
    The lies we tell our friends
    24:56
  13. 21.
    The student loan trap
    22:46
  14. 22.
    How the WNBA drove Loeffler into overtime
    21:09
  15. 23.
    Can’t buy me love
    25:15
  16. 24.
    Money horror stories III: the ghost of purchases past
    22:51
  17. 25.
    Financial infidelity
    20:04
  18. 26.
    Friendship is a full-time job, with Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow
    22:40
  19. 27.
    Divorce story (rerun), plus a request for your help!
    24:01
  20. 28.
    Can’t make rent, can’t get evicted
    19:26
  21. 29.
    “Why don’t you fix your teeth?”
    25:23
  22. 30.
    Who can afford to vote?
    29:33
  23. 31.
    “This Is Uncomfortable” is back this week!
    3:04
  24. 32.
    Love in the time of coronavirus (rerun)
    24:34
  25. 33.
    WeWork too much (rerun)
    25:42
  26. 34.
    Life in the coronavirus heckhole
    23:39
  27. 35.
    Money makes me sick
    22:44
  28. 36.
    The fight for fair pay in Big Tech
    22:55
  29. 37.
    How to pay for college
    27:31
  30. 38.
    It’s expensive to get arrested
    26:17
  31. 39.
    Barred from benefits (from The Uncertain Hour)
    35:46
  32. 40.
    School’s out (forever?)
    21:57
  33. 41.
    Our parents’ debts (from Terrible, Thanks for Asking)
    47:32
  34. 42.
    From prison to pandemic
    19:55
  35. 43.
    Confessions of a shopaholic
    19:41
  36. 44.
    A $35,000 COVID bill
    20:29
  37. 45.
    What it’s like getting an abortion in Texas right now
    16:27
  38. 46.
    Zoom therapy in a pandemic
    19:54
  39. 47.
    Love in the time of coronavirus
    24:18
  40. 48.
    Hard choices
    20:07
  41. 49.
    COVID-19 comforts
    16:38
  42. 50.
    What’s a friendship worth?
    19:44

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