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This Is Uncomfortable


This is a show about life and how money messes with it. Each week, 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. Presented by Marketplace....Show More

13:57 | Sep 12th

You tell your mom you’re broke. You pretend to have student loans. You wear knock-off couture. People tell lies about money all the time. We asked about your “white lies” — and you didn’t disappoint.

24:43 | Aug 22nd

Most of us tell little white lies at some point or another to make things less weird about money. But what happens when disaster strikes, and your money situation becomes impossible to hide?
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26:25 | Aug 15th

When money, death and grief mix there’s no playbook for what to do. And for years, one young man has been stuck. This episode deals with depression and suicide. If you or someone you know needs to talk, call 1-800-273-8255 or text “TALK” to 741741.

19:53 | Aug 8th

A listener struggles to navigate all the unspoken rules of middle-class life.

16:06 | Aug 1st

We’re keeping things just a little uncomfortable this week with another round of our favorite game: Financial Face-Off! But first: We need your help telling a new story.

22:49 | Jul 25th

When you’re a kid, your parents make all the financial decisions for you. But what happens when you grow up … and don’t agree with their choices?

22:40 | Jul 18th

Growing up, she wanted to be a pop star. Her parents wanted her to go into medicine or finance. She ended up as a comedian writing for "Desus & Mero." This week we talk about how she does money.

23:40 | Jul 11th

When you're a high-stakes gambler laying down tens of thousands of dollars at a blackjack table, the value of money takes on a whole new meaning.

13:01 | Jul 3rd

Our new game, “Financial Faceoff” puts one couple's financial life to the test. Plus, we'll get an update from the couple in our first episode, Nika and Terence.

20:18 | Jun 27th

Reema explores the "jobs" we take on in our families — starting with her own. Plus, one couple comes up with a creative way to stop fighting over a dreaded household chore.

23:29 | Jun 20th

What happens when work is the thing that’s making us cry … at work? And Reema asks her old boss an awkward question.

31:44 | Jun 13th

Reema tries to settle a debt she’s been avoiding. And what happens when one person in a relationship has way more money?

03:19 | Jun 3rd

A show about life and how money messes with it. Starting June 13.