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.
For the finale of Season 4, Gaby gets personal and explores the big changes of the last 3 years with help from her comedy partner Allison Raskin, her sister Cheyanne Dunn, her former producer Sam Dingman, and her parents Marc and Caryn. She gets their honest assessment of how she's doing...unpacks all sorts of family drama... and talks about what she'd do if she got really rich.
This episode is sponsored by StitchFix and Reset Retirement.
Gaby talks to education superstar Zakiya Smith Ellis, a millennial who's also the Secretary of Higher Education for New Jersey. They talk about how college debt has gotten so out of hand...making community college free... the tricky things universities do to make students feel like they're getting a "deal" on tuition... and the freedom of giving up on a "dream school".
Gaby talks generational wealth and money management with Ramona Ortega, the founder of online money management tool "My Money My Future/ Mi Dinero Mi Futuro". They discuss specific money concerns of Latinx people, the difference between income and wealth, and facing money fears and taking action.
This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter and Thirdlove.
Why aren't there any women on American paper money? Gaby talks to Barbara Ortiz Howard, the cofounder of the "Women on 20s" campaign, that successfully (or so we thought) lobbied the Treasury to replace slave trader Andrew Jackson with freedom fighter Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. They discuss Tubman's amazing life, the history of American currency, and the DIY options for getting rid of Jackson.
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Gaby talks to journalist Santi Elijah Holley about his terrifying article in Topic Magazine, "The Hidden History of Holocaust Money." They discuss the little-known currency produced by the Nazi party for Jewish ghettos and death camps during WWII, how history echoes in the present day, and what it means to commit to "Never Again".
This episode is sponsored by Podswag.
Could you get by in the USA on $2 a day? Millions of people in the US are living that reality today. Gaby talks with Princeton University poverty researcher Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2 a Day: The Art of Living on Virtually Nothing in America. They discuss the end of cash welfare, debunking poverty myths, and what people are doing to survive.
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Gaby talks to GetYourShitTogether.org founder Chanel Reynolds about the two things that scare people the most - money and death.
Chanel was widowed in 2009 and was totally unprepared for what came next. She talks to Gaby about planning for the unexpected, and why keeping your head in the sand isn't the best approach.
Chanel's new book is "What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life's What-ifs".
This episode is sponsored by Honeybook www.Honeybook.com (promo MONEY) for 50% off
and Experian Boost Experian.com/money
This week Gaby explores the sickly U.S. health care system - the U.S., one of the only developed countries on the planet where you can easily go bankrupt from medical expenses! Democratic candidates for president are saying that it shouldn't be this way. Gaby talks to Kaiser Health News reporter Shefali Luthra to get the lowdown on the various proposals for universal health coverage - including Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All- and how they could transform not just the doctors and hospitals, but the economy overall.
This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.
Joy Shan of The California Sunday Magazine talks to Gaby about her reporting on Generation Z, one year after the oldest Gen Z's entered the workforce. Joy is a young millennial, but found that there really are differences between her and Gen Z when it comes to work. The job landscape is shifting - part-time work is on the rise, well-paying entry-level jobs are on the decline, and the gig economy is everywhere. They discuss the trauma of the Great Recession in childhood, new college programs teaching Gen Z'ers how to gig and still make a living, and how generations are not monoliths.
Read Joy's story here: https://story.californiasunday.com/for-hire
Gaby wades into the scary waters of investing with the help of the "Broke Millennial" - aka Erin Lowry. She talks about how to take the first step with investing, breaks down some of the tricky terminology, explores how to stick to your principles when investing your money, and explains why language really matters when it comes to investing... not SAVING... for retirement. Her new book is called "Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money."
This episode is sponsored by Honeybook - www.honeybook.com (promo code MONEY), Experian Boost (www.experian.com/money) and VitaCup http://VitaCup.com/money
Gaby brings on a US Congressman to try and bridge the gap between Congresspeople and The People. Representative Mark Takano is a Democrat from Southern California and he talks about his report on the skyrocketing cost of rent, how Wall Street firms are getting rich by becoming landlords of single family homes, some of the ways that federal laws could be helping with housing costs and wage stagnation, and how the Trump administration is thwarting those efforts.
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Vicki Robin is an OG financial guru and Gaby turns to her for financial and spiritual advice this week. How do you translate your life energy into money? How is your community a part of your financial wealth? Vicki's book "Your Money or Your Life" was a huge bestseller in the early 1990s, and was just revised and re-released in 2018. Vicki has been financially independent since the 1970s and shares her wisdom about FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early), actual fire (learn to build one!) and how your spending habits are connected to higher consciousness. Groovy!
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Why is it so easy to get into debt, and so hard to get out? Gaby talks to Marcus Garrett and Rich Jones, hosts of the podcast Paychecks and Balances, about their experiences with both making money AND getting out of debt. Marcus tells the story of a $26,000 weekend spending spree that took him seven years to pay off, and they both talk about what it means to be some of the only black men in the financial guru game.
They're on twitter and Instagram @PayBalances
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Gaby fangirls hard for a sociology professor in this episode all about the lives of the The One Percent. Professor Rachel Sherman teaches at the New School for Social Research and talks all about her book "Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence," based on dozens of interviews with some of the wealthiest people in New York. (Rachel adapted her book into a 2017 New York Times article called "What the Rich Won't Tell You that blew Gaby's mind.)
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Gaby faces off with fellow queer money lady Suze Orman, to learn about how Suze got her start and eventually became one of the most successful financial gurus of our time. They talk about the basics of saving, about financial abuse, and about the sportfishing Suze enjoys... on her own private island.
This episode is sponsored by The National Network of Abortion Funds (bowlathon.nnaf.org), VitaCup (www.VitaCup.com/money) and the DoorDash app (promo code BADWITHMONEY).
Additional music courtesy of https://soundcloud.com/atlasorchestra
Bad with Money Season 4 is almost back and it’s better than ever! We’re taking a deep dive into some big issues, with awesome guests including Suze Orman, Marcus Garrett and Rich Jones, Broke Millennial Erin Lowry, and so many more smart folks (and the occasional deadbeat!) Mark your calendars with a big red pen, Bad With Money will be back on Wednesday, April 24th!
Bad With Money returns for season 4 in 2019. In the meantime, get the Bad With Money book on Jan 1 and come see the Bad With Money live shows in January. In this teaser, Gaby talks to legendary queer finance guru Suze Orman. She is freaking out.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby gets behind the snowflake, participation trophy bullshit and gets real about this generation. Kimberly Quick, senior policy associate at The Century Foundation breaks down the false labels that millennials get. You can read her piece about this topic here. Next, we get into the economic realities that the millennial generation faces today with Michael Hobbes, a reporter at Huffington Post. You can read his piece, Generation Screwed. And finally, writer and editor Nona Willis-Aronowitz has decided that after years of covering millennials for various news outlets, she's no longer using the term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby talks to a compulsive buyer to understand the real motivations for over-shopping. April Benson, one of the leading psychologists who helps compulsive buyers, introduces us to the emotional and psychological reasons for shopping. And to get a personal look at it, Avis Cardella, author of "Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict," talks about her own experience and motivation for compulsive buying. Finally, because our culture seems so addicted to shopping, Lan Nguyen Chaplin gives us some insight into where that comes from: spoiler alert, we learn it as children. TW: One of the guests in this episode refers to "the two genders." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby gets a primer on small dollar donors, and some practical advice for running for office. We hear a lot of conflicting information when it comes to the giant gobs of money that pay for politicians to campaign. So what's actually true? Josefa Velasquez, who reports on money and politics for Sludge explains what's going on with money and campaigns this year. Rachel Shorey, from the New York Times takes a closer look at the big spenders in politics. And finally, Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run For Something is helping young progressives (yes, even people without billions of dollars to spend on their own campaigns) get into office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby takes a look at the stories we tell about poverty. Tanvi Misra, a writer at CityLab sets up the stark statistics that make up our economic mobility reality. Alana Semuels, a staff writer at The Atlantic takes a look at how those statistics play out in the South. Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and author of "Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America" breaks down the myth of the middle class. And finally, Nisha Patel, who served as the executive director of the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty gives us a glimpse at how to change the narrative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby gets an existential perspective of cryptocurrency. Angela Walch, associate professor at St. Mary's University School of Law gives us a healthy dose of skepticism about cryptocurrency's potential to save the world. Laura Shin, cryptocurrency journalist and host of the podcasts Unchained and Unconfirmed, gives us a snapshot of how inclusive the industry is today. And Tavonia Evans, founder of Guap Coin has a vision for a future where cryptocurrencies could benefit communities of color. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Maybe you don't consider how your meal is contributing to oppression. But at Bad With Money, we're here to tell you, it might be! To learn more, we turned to some incredible guests: Malik Yakini is the executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which aims to promote food sovereignty for communities of color in Detroit. Amani Olugbala is both an alumna and now facilitator of the Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion Program at Soul Fire Farm in Upstate New York. And in New York City, Onika Abraham runs Farm School NYC, which educates people interested in urban farming. And all three of them are using their positions to promote social and racial justice, to bring about change in the food system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
States across the U.S. are debating marijuana legalization, but thus far, the rollout of this has been confusing to say the least. So, to dig into that further, we have German Lopez, a senior reporter at Vox help us wade through. Next, Amanda Chicago Lewis a journalist who covers marijuana digs into plant patents and who's benefitting from legalization. And finally, Nina Parks and Sunshine Lencho, founders of Supernova Women, who are working to make sure women of color aren't left out of the conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Gaby finds a financial literacy unicorn. Nan Morrison actually learned a lot about money from her parents, which is a luxury a lot of us don't have. Luckily, she's working to make financial literacy education better, as CEO and president of the Council for Economic Education. Next up, it's Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, hosts of Unladylike, a podcast about what happens when break the rules. We tasked them with digging up some history and sociology around the ways gender and sexism works its way into our financial lives. And Herman Brodie, a behavioral economist looks at why it's so hard to trust the people who handle our money. And finally, one of this show's producers, Lindsey Kratochwill shares a little bit about her own financial education, and how it couldn't prepare her for what happened once she became an adult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby starts out by second-guessing some of her recent Amazon Prime purchases - and then starts to question a whole lot more. This week, we investigate Amazon's chokehold on the American consumer experience, and whether we ought to be fighting harder to break free from its clutches. Featuring Stacy Mitchell, Lina Khan, Jessica Bruder, and Nicole Aschoff.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby takes her knowledge of what a stock is, and takes that a step further to learn how to get one. Buzzfeed breaking news reporter Amber Jamieson noticed her friends getting rich from stocks, so she decided to try her hand at it, and shares what she learns in a newsletter called Better Have My Money. But before we go wild, Julie Matthaei, an economics professor at Wellesley, gives us a capitalism reality check. And finally, to make sure we're buying the right stocks, and investing according to our values, Morgan Simon, author of the book "Real Impact," has some helpful ways to stay on track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby revisits her roots, and goes deep on how climate change affects inequality in Florida. Jessica Moulite, a social media reporter and producer for Fusion explains how climate gentrification is affecting neighborhoods in Miami. Caroline Lewis, who is the founder of the CLEO Institute helps us understand why this has such a compounding effect. And finally, Tamma Carleton, a PhD candidate who's part of the Climate Impact Lab, broadens the scope, and has some fascinating data about how a warming world affects the workforce, and how people just general interact with each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby learns what the country might look like if we weren't constantly worried about making enough money. Our trusty teachers for this episode include: Lauren Smiley, a journalist who's covered Silicon Valley's feelings toward a universal basic income. Peter Frase, editor at Jacobin magazine, who gives us a harsh truth of tech bros' UBI support. Mia Birdsong, who tells us an about her research in communities that might benefit from a UBI. And finally, this is it guys: a presidential candidate. Andrew Yang explains why his platform is focused on giving everyone money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby takes the pulse of our health care system, and the prognosis is grim. To help understand it all, we have Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, and author of "An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back." Then we hear from Maly Ly, chief marketing officer at YouCaring, about how crowdfunding sites have risen to the challenge of fixing this broken system. And... don't hold your breath. Lauren Berliner, assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell explains how crowdfunding really isn't an effective bandaid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby explores the maddening and bizarre history of the gender pay gap - and discovers a startlingly simple potential solution. Featuring Claire Suddath (Bloomberg Businessweek), Andrea Johnson (National Women's Law Center Senior Counsel for State Policy), and Dane Atkinson (CEO of SumAll).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back, baybeeeee! In Season Three of Bad With Money, we'll be going even harder against the American financial system than we did in Season Two (so, uh...hope you enjoyed that?). And for our season premiere, we're jumping right into the deep end, and talking about that thing too many white people are afraid to talk about: structural racism. Gaby's guests share some hard truths about the massive wealth and achievement gap faced by Black people in the US - and also offer some strikingly reasonable potential solutions. Featuring Tricia Rose, Prudence Carter, Sandy Darity, Lisa Sturtevant, and Stephanie Killian.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back with a bonus episode, and some special Bad With Money news. In December, Gaby taped a live episode of Bad With Money at PodCon, featuring Dylan Marron. Dylan is the host of Conversations with People Who Hate Me, the voice of Carlos on Welcome to Night Vale, and just an all-around genius. So here's that conversation, just for you. It's like a gift!But wait: We have more gifts for you. Bad With Money is coming back with season three next Wednesday, April 11. Also, Bad With Money is a book! It's coming out later this year, and we'll make sure you have the link to pre-order it as soon as it's ready. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby is joined by Autostraddle's Riese Bernard, Alex Vega, and Laneia Jones for a live taping of the show from A-Camp.Gaby and Allison's book tour starts TODAY - do you have your tickets yet?! Go to http://gabyandallison.com IMMEDIATELY.**NOTE: Riese Bernard wrote to us after we posted this episode and wanted to emphasize that Autostraddle is NOT the only online publication with queer female editors. While there aren't many of us out there, Lydia Polgreen (HuffPo) and Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment) are two other examples.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby sat down with actor and author Mara Wilson (Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, Welcome to Night Vale, Where Am I Now?) a few months ago for a wide-ranging conversation about success, commodification, class, and much, much more. We couldn't find a good spot for it in our first two seasons, so today we bring it to you as a bonus episode, along with an exciting announcement about Gaby's fall tour with Allison! Find more info on that at http://gabyandallison.com, and find Mara on Twitter at http://twitter.com/marawilson.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the season two finale, Gaby talks to a range of people from the parts of American financial culture the system would rather not think about: queer, black, gender non-conforming thinkers like Alaina Monts, former sex workers like Chris Zeishchegg (aka Danny Wylde), trans financial advisers like Natalie Miller, and proud polyamorous writers like Carolyn Yates and Erin Judge.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens if you find yourself in a situation where practical financial advice doesn't apply? This week, Gaby explores a variety of money quandaries without easy answers: long-term freelance work (with Manjula Martin), identity theft (with Kathryn McCauley), bipolar disorder (with Julie Fast), and substance abuse recovery (with Wade Berstler). Find Manjula's work at http://manjulamartin.com, and Julie's writing at http://juliefast.com. Read more about Wade here: http://wahdaimelon.blogspot.com/2017/03/getting-lyft.html?zx=2ae7ea2c0ea28331. (TW: Discussion of bipolar disorder)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby attempts to balance practical financial advice with her growing sense that the entire financial system is irreparably busted. Along the way, Sarah Wilson (youtube.com/budgetgirl), Bobbi Rebell (author of "How to be a Financial Grownup"), and Jean Chatzky (The Today Show) provide some actual practical advice you can use between freakouts about the dire state of the American financial system.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby's in a panic after reading Jane Mayer's Dark Money - and you should be, too. Jane joins Gaby for a deep-dive into the sinister inner workings of political messaging and the billionaires who fund it - with catastrophic results for poor and marginalized people all across the country. Jane is a staff writer for The New Yorker, where she first began the reporting on the influence of money in politics which led to the publication of Dark Money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby explores the conundrum of saving for retirement. So much of the rhetoric around retirement has to do with rewarding yourself for a life of hard work - but what if you can barely afford to live your life in the present? Why should you bother fixating on the future? Featuring Bola Sokunbi (clevergirlfinance.com), Ken Raskin (Allison's dad), and Piggy and Kitty of bitchesgetriches.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why does the idea of a businessman as president make so much sense to people? Especially when the actual president is a terrible businessman? Gaby explores the enduring myth of trickle-down prosperity - and learns some surprising facts about the religious tradition that seems to underpin a lot of Donald Trump's "morals." Featuring Helaine Olen (author of Pound Foolish), TIME correspondent Elizabeth Dias, and Talia Jane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Everybody loves babies - they're adorable, and if you're a comedian, they're the best audience you could ever hope for. But childbirth is also an emotional and financial minefield. Worse, American society has some warped ideas about who gets to make the choice about whether to have a baby in the first place. This week, Gaby wanders through the minefield with guests Anna Sale (Death, Sex & Money), Noel Leon (DC Abortion Fund), and Think Progress senior editor Tara Culp-Ressler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby tries to figure out why on earth people a) spend a fortune on weddings, and b) want to get married in the first place. Featuring Jasmine Lilly (Avowed podcast), Anne Chertoff (Anne Chertoff Media), Rebecca Eisenberg (Upworthy), and the one and only Caryn Grainer, our first member of the Bad With Money Three-Timers Club.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby tries to understand the social philosophies behind her tax return. Joined by Taxgirl (TM) Kelly Phillips Erb (Forbes), Laura Mandanas (Autostraddle.com), and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, she explores the way our tax code reflects our cultural values, for better or (surprise!) for worse.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby finds out how credit cards actually work, about ten years too late. Laura Adams (Money Girl podcast), Mandi Woodruff (MagnifyMoney.com, Brown Ambition podcast), and Lillian Karabaic (Oh My Dollar podcast) explain the deceptively simple concepts behind these devious plastic rectangles, as well as the troubling economic psychologies they exploit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why is it so hard for us to conceive of health care as a basic human right? Gaby talks to victims of the relentlessly profit-driven American healthcare system - a father whose wife died early in their marriage, resulting in a million dollars worth of bills (Eric Ashley); a non-smoking, marathon-running comedian who developed testicular cancer at age thirty (H. Alan Scott); and a YouTuber who was forced to ask her fans to fund a life-saving liver surgery (Akilah Hughes). Plus: Clio Chang on the philosophical underpinnings of our warped perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Season 2 of "Bad With Money" kicks off with a deep-dive on student loans, which leaves Gaby more convinced than ever that it's time to start a socialist revolt. Featuring Kelly Peeler (NextGenVest), Eugenia Kim (Angry Alumni Association), and Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts).TW: homophobic languageLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby closes out the season with reflections on her journey thus far, and checks in with her parents and listeners about how the show has affected their lives.For more information on Mark Baumer, visit barefootacrossamerica.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby is joined by Lisa Servon, author of The Unbanking of America, and Nicole Aschoff, managing editor of Jacobin magazine, for a frank discussion of the deeply twisted ways that banks - and capitalism in general - treat consumers. They explain the evil in painstaking detail, prompting Gaby to wonder if it's time to don a tinfoil hat and move to a commune.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sara Benincasa has battled depression, agoraphobia, and endless Internet haters en route to a career as a writer. It would all be exhausting enough on its own - except, of course, that Sara's had to claw her way to every dollar she's ever made, juggling a hilarious variety of side gigs to feed her addiction to putting words on the page.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew Ti, host of the "Yo, Is This Racist?" podcast, joins Gaby to talk about the ways that money is part of a system which is, in fact, pretty racist. We often assume that earning lots of money helps to erase class distinctions - but as Andrew explains, it actually only makes things more complicated.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ashley C. Ford tells the story of how she went from being a class anxiety basket case to being slightly less of a class anxiety basket case.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kevin Allison is the creator of RISK! and a former cast member of MTV's The State. Once The State went off the air, Kevin found himself adrift, broke, and hopeless in New York City at the tender age of 23. He found himself wandering the streets, literally shouting at the heavens, asking when, and how, he was going to find another job. This week, Kevin's harrowing story of how money literally pushed him to the brink.Trigger warning: suicide and eating disorders.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"Welcome to Night Vale" co-writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have created a worldwide phenomenon with their oddball style of audio storytelling. "Night Vale" famously eschews advertising dollars in favor of making a direct appeal to its fans. Their message is simple: "If you love what we make, you should feel good about paying for it." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eden Dranger and Steve Basilone are just like Gaby - comedians with poor life skills. As we've learned, that's not a great combination when it comes to money. For Eden and Steve, it was particularly bad when their parents died, leaving them in charge of closing out their estates - a process which turns out to be as complicated financially as it is emotionally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sydney Leathers was a student in a small town before she became infamous for sexting with former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Now, she proudly and unabashedly earns her living as a sex worker - and she's not interested in your judgement or your redemption narratives, thank you very much. Gaby talks to her about the wild twists in her personal story - and also gets some advice on sex work, just in case this whole podcast thing doesn't work out. Plus: the return of Gaby's sister Cheyanne.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Gaby left BuzzFeed, a lot of people were confused. Why would anyone leave a job that seemed like a dream-come-true for creatives? The reality, of course, was much more complicated. First, Gaby is joined by Bloomberg's Rebecca Greenfield, who explains that companies like BuzzFeed are often using perks to mask troubling employment practices. Then, Brittany Ashley, who was fired by BuzzFeed under controversial circumstances last summer, sits down with Gaby to try to make sense of how it all went so wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hank Green is a bonafide media mogul. He's been supporting himself as an artist on the Internet for nearly a decade. Among (many) other things, he's the co-founder of Vidcon, the annual gathering of tens of thousands of YouTubers and their fans. Now he's got something even bigger up his sleeve: the Internet Creators Guild, which aims to band artists together to push back against the ripoffs, scams, and abusive business practices that so many of them face. Plus: economist Jodi Beggs explains why YouTubers would be wise to look to more traditional business models to keep themselves afloat.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An audio essay in which Gaby explains the tortured plight of content creators on YouTube, featuring the voices of some of the medium's most original creators. Too often, Gaby reveals, artists who are simply trying to keep the bills paid are branded as sellouts. Left without much in the way of options or support, many artists are beginning to view the situation as hopeless.This is an audio version of a piece Gaby originally published at Fusion in December of 2015, with editing by Nona Willis Aronowitz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stephanie Beatriz grew up as an immigrant kid in Texas, and now she's on top of the world. She shares her surreal and inspiring story with Gaby, as America prepares to reckon with itself as a nation of immigrants following the presidential election. Plus: Why Oh Why host Andrea Silenzi on the depressing economics of breakups.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby's comedy partner Allison Raskin makes a triumphant return to the podcast to talk about the psychological quandaries of "success," both real and imagined. Plus, Sara Schaefer shares her journey from profligate standup comedian to moderately successful standup comedian - and the peculiar role that stuffed animals have played in her quest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comedians/wives of each other Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are more than the funniest couple you're likely to meet - they're also a family business. For Rhea, that's meant giving up on the main way she's always defined herself: getting up and going to work every day. Instead, she keeps the house, walks the dog, and keeps her wife sane, while Cameron tours relentlessly, maintaining a steady flow of cash to ensure that there's a house to keep and a dog to walk. But now, with their TV show "Take My Wife" premiering on Seeso, everything is about to change - and they're hoping they can evolve together, the way they always have. But that's anything but a sure thing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby gets some basic questions answered by feminist investing guru Sallie Krawcheck and Bloomberg reporter Rebecca Greenfield. In addition to what exactly a stock even is, Gaby discovers that there may be a solution to the gender wage gap that's been been available to women for a long time - we just couldn't see it through the toxic haze of finance bro-jargon. Until now!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"Freaks and Geeks" star Samm Levine enjoyed the sort of trajectory that performers everywhere fantasize about: he was cast on a sitcom as a teenager, and immediately started raking in thousands of dollars for his acting abilities. In fact, he's never had to rely on anything else to support himself. Maddeningly, he's still managed to grow up into a well-adjusted, fiscally responsible adult. Mostly.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oscar nominee/tosser of truth bombs Lexi Alexander joins Gaby for a frank assessment of Hollywood's abysmal track record when it comes to jobs for women. The situation is decidedly bleak, but Lexi reminds Gaby that while speaking out about it may feel scary in the moment, ultimately it's the only way for people (i.e. you, dear listener) to recognize how dire the situation is. Also! We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved.To fill out the survey, just go to www.panoply.fm/survey.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
HelloGiggles co-founder Molly McAleer tells Gaby about her lifelong identity as a hustler - and why it sometimes makes her crazy to be as good as she is at scraping together enough money to get by. Now that her website has sold for millions, she suddenly finds herself wealthy beyond her wildest dreams. Molly reveals that while she always envisioned a prosperous life for herself, now that she has it, she's not actually sure she wants it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Carrie Wade joins Gaby to talk about the warped economics of life as a person with a disability. From bizarre expectations to harsh financial disincentives masquerading as benefits, it can be very difficult to see yourself as a valued member of society when you're disabled - in part because society doesn't have much use for you if you can't work. But what does "work" actually mean in America? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Roxane Gay joins Gaby to discuss her journey towards creative self-worth, taking on the publishing patriarchy, troll-slaying, and t-shirt design. Roxane spent years working for little or no money on her passions - and she has no interest in apologizing for the fact that her talent costs big bucks these days. Roxane is the author of "Bad Feminist," "An Untamed State," and many other books and articles. Tangling with her on Twitter is not recommended - she will destroy you. Following her on Twitter and appreciating her dope insights, on the other hand, is highly recommended - you should do that, right after you leave a review for "Bad With Money" in iTunes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Another very personal episode featuring Garrett Werner, Gaby's boyfriend (and a comedian in his own right). He tells Gaby that he's never been as worried about her spending herself into oblivion as she thinks he is - in part because he was raised according to a prosperity-first philosophy that he ultimately decided to leave behind. You may not think commodities traders with $80,000 salaries have dark nights of the soul - but Garrett did, and he's never been happier to leave anything behind. He'd prefer that Gaby stop lying to him, though.*Also, classic Gaby: turns out Stanford ISN'T part of the Ivy League? Who knew?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby gets her head examined by financial psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz, who explains the phenomena of Rich Person Thinking and Poor Person Thinking. Guess which one Gaby tends to do? Plus: a confrontation with Gaby's sister Cheyanne, for whom Gaby has become an accidental enabler.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Gaby talks to a financial psychologist, who wants her to change the entire way she thinks about money. New episode drops on Wednesday!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gaby begins by interviewing the people who taught her how to be bad with money: her parents, one of whom is a recovering addict, and the other of whom is a lawyer with a heart of gold (a little TOO gold, perhaps). Gaby also talks to her best friend and comedy partner, Allison Raskin, who didn't exactly rescue her from the road to financial ruin, but at least showed her that it doesn't have to be a one-way street.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
To kick off the show, Gaby tries to figure out how she got to be so bad with money. The answer turns out to be pretty simple: her parents are even worse than she is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introducing "Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn," a new show about the opposite of financial planning. Join writer, comedian, and actor Gaby Dunn for weekly conversations with fellow artists (as well as her parents, sister, and boyfriend) about the roiling existential crises that accompany finding, acquiring, and trying desperately to keep our money.Music: "Wednesday," by Adrianna Krikl (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Adrianna_Krikl/Sonic_Escapes/Adrianna_Krikl_-_03_-_Wednesday)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices