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Society & Culture

Dear Sugars

By The New York Times and WBUR

Rank #85 in Society & Culture category

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The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your letters to dearsugars@nytimes.com.

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The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your letters to dearsugars@nytimes.com.

iTunes Ratings

3606 Ratings
Average Ratings
2821
365
183
105
132

Very Impressed

By cellorulz - Nov 15 2018
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Loving just getting into these!

Execellent

By Juan Valdez - Sep 01 2018
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Just found this! Wonderful and thoughtful

iTunes Ratings

3606 Ratings
Average Ratings
2821
365
183
105
132

Very Impressed

By cellorulz - Nov 15 2018
Read more

Loving just getting into these!

Execellent

By Juan Valdez - Sep 01 2018
Read more

Just found this! Wonderful and thoughtful

Top 10 Episode of Dear Sugars

Rank #1: Looking For The One, Part 1: The Anxiety

Jan 16 2016
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The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive: Will I ever find the one? In this first episode on the theme, the Sugars explore the anxieties of the women who write in — I'm happy, I'm successful, everything else in my life is going great. But I can't find a partner. What's wrong with me? Will I ever find someone? Is it too late? Lena Dunham joins the conversation with her trademark candor.

Rank #2: Dear Sugar, Episode 1: Meet The Sugars

Dec 15 2014
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In the pilot episode, the Sugars field questions on a father’s infidelity, how many children is too many, and whether a relationship can survive when one partner is smarter than the other.

Rank #3: Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do—With Gemma Hartley

May 05 2018
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Remembering the grocery list, coordinating with the babysitter, making food for the potluck, scheduling a get-together with the in-laws: These are some of the invisible tasks that (most) women exclusively do in their romantic relationships — and the list goes on and on. In today’s episode, the Sugars and Gemma Hartley read letters from wives and girlfriends who are fed up with the imbalance of domestic labor in their romantic relationships. For more information on today’s episode, including a list of literary recommendations from the Sugars, visit nytimes.com/dearsugars.

Rank #4: My Best Friend's Wedding

Jul 11 2015
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The Sugars take a question from a young woman whose best friend since childhood is about to get married to a man she's known for only six months. The two friends are very different, and the letter writer worries that her impulsive, drama-prone friend is rushing into another bad situation. She wonders whether to confront her. The Sugars are joined by the author Ann Patchett

Rank #5: The Power of No Part I — With Oprah Winfrey

Jul 15 2017
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There’s an incredible power to saying “yes.” It opens up avenues, it allows us to be brave. In the case of Cheryl, it’s what led to her becoming Sugar. But saying yes is also profoundly dangerous. On this episode, the Sugars and their special guest Oprah Winfrey talk about how to say no, why to say no — and what happens in the wake of that.

Rank #6: The Irrational Jealousy Of Lovers And Friends

Apr 16 2016
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The Sugars take on jealousy — the fiery, irrational kind we feel toward our lovers and friends. They read a letter from a woman struggling with her competitive instincts toward an attractive new friend of hers, and from a man having trouble with his wife's close friendship with an old lover.

Rank #7: Looking For The One, Part 2: The Reality

Jan 23 2016
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The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive from women: Will I ever find the one? In the first episode, they explored the anxieties around that question. In Part 2, they focus on a particular anxiety that comes up over and over in letters from advice-seekers who have begun to question their past and present relationship decisions — should I settle?

Rank #8: The Two Stories We Tell

Jan 23 2015
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The Sugars explore the two stories we tell — the story of how we want to be seen, the public self, and the story of who we really are inside, the private self. They field questions from a feminist struggling to reconcile her stories in the wake of an emotionally abusive relationship, and from a twenty-something virgin who has spent her life letting her family write her story.

Rank #9: The Infidelity Episodes: Esther Perel

Sep 27 2015
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The Sugars exploration of infidelity culminates in Part 3, a conversation with Esther Perel. The relationship therapist is focusing her attention on the subject of infidelity - what it is, why we do it, and what it means to us. They also take a question from a married man who longs for lost intimacy with his wife, while also engaging in multiple affairs on the side.

Rank #10: The Infidelity Episodes: The Betrayed

Sep 12 2015
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The first in a multi-part exploration of infidelity. In Part 1, the Sugars consider letters from the Betrayed; in Part 2, they'll consider the Betrayers. They're also joined by the writer and performer Lauren Weedman, who experienced one of the more nightmarish clichés of infidelity, and tells the story.