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Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn

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You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? "Bad With Money" is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. A self-described "bridge-burning livewire," she's always viewed money as an endless existential crisis - and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don't have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. Money makes us freak out, cry, and do wildly inappropriate things. So how come nobody ever talks about it? Join Gaby for conversations with comedians, artists, musicians, actors, her parents, a financial psychologist, her boyfriend, and many others about the ways that money makes us feel confused, hopeless, and terrified. This is a safe space to admit that you have no idea what you're doing either.

You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? "Bad With Money" is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. A self-described "bridge-burning livewire," she's always viewed money as an endless existential crisis - and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don't have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. Money makes us freak out, cry, and do wildly inappropriate things. So how come nobody ever talks about it? Join Gaby for conversations with comedians, artists, musicians, actors, her parents, a financial psychologist, her boyfriend, and many others about the ways that money makes us feel confused, hopeless, and terrified. This is a safe space to admit that you have no idea what you're doing either.
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You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? "Bad With Money" is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. A self-described "bridge-burning livewire," she's always viewed money as an endless existential crisis - and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don't have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. Money makes us freak out, cry, and do wildly inappropriate things. So how come nobody ever talks about it? Join Gaby for conversations with comedians, artists, musicians, actors, her parents, a financial psychologist, her boyfriend, and many others about the ways that money makes us feel confused, hopeless, and terrified. This is a safe space to admit that you have no idea what you're doing either.

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Episodes

Myths and Grossly Inaccurate Labels (aka "Millennials")

7/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:54

The High of the Buy (aka Shopping Addiction)

7/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:42

An Improbable Ray of Hope (aka Campaign Finance)

7/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:02

Changing the Narrative (aka Economic Mobility)

6/27/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:27

This Thing We All Made Up Together (aka Cryptocurrency)

6/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:51:22

Think Before You Open Your Mouth (aka the Food System)

6/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:37

Cap & Pat (aka Legal Weed)

6/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:18

Health is Wealth (aka Personal Finance Education)

5/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:18

The M-Word (aka Amazon)

5/23/2018
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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

Duration:01:06:50

A Mysterious And Unknowable Force (aka the Stock Market)

5/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:30

It's Not Just a Few Feet Of Sea Level Rise (aka Climate Change is an Economic Issue)

5/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:22

Just Give People Money (aka Universal Basic Income)

5/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:23

Buy Canadian Drugs! (aka Our Health Care System is Sick)

4/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:32

The Gender Pay Gap (aka Why There Aren't Any Female Elevator Operators)

4/18/2018
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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

Duration:00:52:59

Bullet-Speed Trains & Broken Stairwells (aka Structural Racism)

4/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:12

BONUS EPISODE: Live from PodCon with Dylan Marron

4/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:03:02

BONUS EPISODE: Live from A-Camp!

9/5/2017
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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...

Duration:01:29:24

BONUS EPISODE: Mara Wilson

8/16/2017
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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...

Duration:01:06:31

Queering Money (aka God Forbid We Have To Think About Something)

6/7/2017
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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

Duration:01:33:23

What If You're F*cked? (aka No, Seriously - What Then?)

5/31/2017
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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:...

Duration:01:26:50