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Dear Sugars

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Dear Sugars

Dear Sugars

WBUR and The New York Times

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2.9K
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Latest Episodes

Redux: An Update From 'Head Or The Heart'

The Sugars get an update from "Head or the Heart" -- a woman who'd fallen in love with a man with a troubled childhood. She worried that the traumas of his past could surface at some point in their relationship. Nine months later, is she still with her boyfriend? The Sugars find out. This episode was originally published on August 12th, 2016.

33 MIN3 d ago
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Redux: An Update From 'Head Or The Heart'

Redux: An Update From 'Two Truths And Many Lies'

The Sugars catch up with "Two Truths and Many Lies," whose letter about her husband's infidelity generated significant interest and advice from our listeners. Did she stay with her husband or walk away? The Sugars find out.

49 MIN1 w ago
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Redux: An Update From 'Two Truths And Many Lies'

Redux: Sexual Fluidity

"Whatever" -- that's how the actress Maria Bello describes her sexual orientation. Her "love who you love" attitude toward sexuality, regardless of gender, is often referred to as fluidity. Maria joins the Sugars this week to discuss a couple of letters having to do with the confusion and complications that can accompany a shift in one's sexual preferences and partnerships. This episode was originally published on March 3rd, 2017.

42 MIN2 w ago
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Redux: Sexual Fluidity

Redux: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

Divorce is always a painful process, but it's especially sowhen there are children in the middle. This week, the Sugars discusssituationsof parental alienation caused by divorce. They answer letters from amother and a father whose daughters have cut off all communication with them after taking the other parent'sside.

30 MIN3 w ago
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Redux: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

Redux: The Writer's Resist, Part 2

Part 2 of "Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist" at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. They discuss how to counteract post-election cynicism with Zahir Janmohamed, writer and co-host of the podcast "Racist Sandwich," and they answer questions from the audience in rapid-fire fashion. This episode was originally released on January 27th, 2017.

29 MINJUN 13
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Redux: The Writer's Resist, Part 2

Redux: The Writers Resist

On November 9th, 2016 -- the day after Donald Trump became America's President-elect -- the Dear Sugar inbox was flooded with emails asking some version of the question, "How do we move forward as a nation from here?" In this episode, the Sugars bring that question before an audience at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. This episode was originally released on January 20th, 2017.

37 MINJUN 5
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Redux: The Writers Resist

Redux: Friendships

Everyone has had a friendship quandaryof some sort in the past, right? This week, the Sugars take on frequently asked questionsin "rapid fire" fashion– from hating your best friend's significant other, to hating her politics.

41 MINMAY 30
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Redux: Friendships

Redux: How Do I Find the Courage to Be My Own Guide?

The Sugars often discuss letters dealing with very specific problems or struggles. This week, they take on a broader, more existentialquestion--how to follow your heart. This episode was originally released July 28th, 2016.

26 MINMAY 22
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Redux: How Do I Find the Courage to Be My Own Guide?

Redux: What About The Stepchildren?

When the Sugars answered a letter from a woman who felt trapped in the role of "wicked stepmother," dozens of listeners wrote in asking the same question: what about the stepchildren, who have no control over the restructuring of their family? The Sugars respond with an episode devoted to the other side of the story. They're joined by Jane Alison, author of the memoir "The Sisters Antipodes," which tells the story of how her parents swapped spouses with another couple when she was 4 years old. This episode was originally published on November 18th, 2016.

40 MINMAY 15
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Redux: What About The Stepchildren?

Redux: May-December Romances

Age is just a number in many contexts, but when it comes to finding long-lasting love, an age gap between partners can greatly impact the course of the relationship — both in positive and challenging ways.

29 MINMAY 9
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Redux: May-December Romances

Latest Episodes

Redux: An Update From 'Head Or The Heart'

The Sugars get an update from "Head or the Heart" -- a woman who'd fallen in love with a man with a troubled childhood. She worried that the traumas of his past could surface at some point in their relationship. Nine months later, is she still with her boyfriend? The Sugars find out. This episode was originally published on August 12th, 2016.

33 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Redux: An Update From 'Head Or The Heart'

Redux: An Update From 'Two Truths And Many Lies'

The Sugars catch up with "Two Truths and Many Lies," whose letter about her husband's infidelity generated significant interest and advice from our listeners. Did she stay with her husband or walk away? The Sugars find out.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Redux: An Update From 'Two Truths And Many Lies'

Redux: Sexual Fluidity

"Whatever" -- that's how the actress Maria Bello describes her sexual orientation. Her "love who you love" attitude toward sexuality, regardless of gender, is often referred to as fluidity. Maria joins the Sugars this week to discuss a couple of letters having to do with the confusion and complications that can accompany a shift in one's sexual preferences and partnerships. This episode was originally published on March 3rd, 2017.

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Redux: Sexual Fluidity

Redux: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

Divorce is always a painful process, but it's especially sowhen there are children in the middle. This week, the Sugars discusssituationsof parental alienation caused by divorce. They answer letters from amother and a father whose daughters have cut off all communication with them after taking the other parent'sside.

30 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Redux: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

Redux: The Writer's Resist, Part 2

Part 2 of "Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist" at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. They discuss how to counteract post-election cynicism with Zahir Janmohamed, writer and co-host of the podcast "Racist Sandwich," and they answer questions from the audience in rapid-fire fashion. This episode was originally released on January 27th, 2017.

29 MINJUN 13
Comments
Redux: The Writer's Resist, Part 2

Redux: The Writers Resist

On November 9th, 2016 -- the day after Donald Trump became America's President-elect -- the Dear Sugar inbox was flooded with emails asking some version of the question, "How do we move forward as a nation from here?" In this episode, the Sugars bring that question before an audience at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. This episode was originally released on January 20th, 2017.

37 MINJUN 5
Comments
Redux: The Writers Resist

Redux: Friendships

Everyone has had a friendship quandaryof some sort in the past, right? This week, the Sugars take on frequently asked questionsin "rapid fire" fashion– from hating your best friend's significant other, to hating her politics.

41 MINMAY 30
Comments
Redux: Friendships

Redux: How Do I Find the Courage to Be My Own Guide?

The Sugars often discuss letters dealing with very specific problems or struggles. This week, they take on a broader, more existentialquestion--how to follow your heart. This episode was originally released July 28th, 2016.

26 MINMAY 22
Comments
Redux: How Do I Find the Courage to Be My Own Guide?

Redux: What About The Stepchildren?

When the Sugars answered a letter from a woman who felt trapped in the role of "wicked stepmother," dozens of listeners wrote in asking the same question: what about the stepchildren, who have no control over the restructuring of their family? The Sugars respond with an episode devoted to the other side of the story. They're joined by Jane Alison, author of the memoir "The Sisters Antipodes," which tells the story of how her parents swapped spouses with another couple when she was 4 years old. This episode was originally published on November 18th, 2016.

40 MINMAY 15
Comments
Redux: What About The Stepchildren?

Redux: May-December Romances

Age is just a number in many contexts, but when it comes to finding long-lasting love, an age gap between partners can greatly impact the course of the relationship — both in positive and challenging ways.

29 MINMAY 9
Comments
Redux: May-December Romances

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