In this episode, the Sugars explore the two stories we tell — the story of how we want to be seen, and the story of who we really are inside. They field questions from a feminist struggling to reconcile her stories after an emotionally abusive relationship, and from a twenty-something virgin who has spent her life letting her family write her story.
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A woman wakes up after a drunken night with no idea where she is – and must piece together how she came to be reunited with a high-school crush.
When Ellen Burstyn was 18, she got on a Greyhound bus going from Detroit to Dallas. She had 50 cents in her pocket and a hunch that she could find work as a model.
After months of false starts, Marc finally tracks down his old friend Louis CK. They have a lot to sort through together, and they do, over the course of a couple hours. Originally published as a two-part episode in October 2010, this conversation was chosen by Slate as the #1 podcast episode of all time.
Occasional infidelity adds excitement to Dan Savage’s marriage. He’s not afraid of talking about that. What he doesn’t like discussing is money.
“I sort of love imagining a small army of 22-year-old men who are just like, ‘Fuck that book, I wish it was never published,'” the writer says of her own work.
The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter, is marketed as a simple homespun autobiography of a Cherokee orphan. But the book is not at all what it seems. Its author shared a deep secret with the segregationist speechwriter Asa Carter. A non-narrated version of this story was originally produced for Radio Diaries.
Does marriage make you happier? Is divorce as common as we think? How is the institution perceived these days, and has it outlived its original purpose? Listen to Part 2.
It’s happened to you. A song comes over the radio, and, in just a few notes, you’ve been transported to some personal history, awash in memory and all its image and emotion.
A conversation between Lena Dunham and Judy Blume.