About This Show
The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Dear Sugar is here, and 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. *New episodes are released weekly.*
Most Recent Episode
Dear Dad, It's Over
6 days ago
We can't choose our parents, but we can choose whether or not to have a relationship with them. This week, the Sugars discuss parental estrangement. It's a follow-up to a conversation the Sugars had recently on the show about parents who feel alienated by their children. After that episode was released, an email appeared in the Dear Sugar inbox from a woman who believed the Sugars had discussed her father's letter. She wished to share her perspective -- that of the child who has chosen to estrange herself from her parent for her own well-being. The Sugars dig in to this side of the story with the help of writer/editor/film director Stephen Elliott, who estranged himself from his abusive father.
Rated 5 out of
A must-listen life-map
I love this new show - it is interesting and honest.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of
Relatable, Kind, Funny
I stumbled upon this podcast accidentally and I could not be more happy to be distracted at work. Cheryl and Steve's voices are alluring and they really do care about the people who write in. In particular, the episode about stepmothers stuck with me, as I am a child of divorce and found the discussion extremely helpful when thinking about my experiences and my mother's experiences. If you like stories about the human experience, you will love this podcast.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of
Dear Sugar is a balm....
...for weary, lonely souls. The Sugars are patient, thoughtful, empathetic and kind as they help people live with their emotional turmoil and pain.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 4 out of
Always Nice to Hear Advice
I like listening to Dear Sugar because I love Cheryl Strayed and because it's always therapeutic to hear advice, even if it's about problems I don't face. My only hesitancy is the stereotyped of certain problems - the idea that women are looking for love and that men need to learn how to show their emotions/give love. All stereotypes of course are based in fact, but I think it can also be a bit alienating for those who don't relate. Overall an emotional, interesting listen with good insights.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 2 out of
Good writers, but not a great podcast
I've read the Dear Sugar advice column, and some of it is pretty good..
I dislike this podcast, however. Maybe the hosts should stick with writing.
The hosts seem rather narcissistic, and love to jabber on and on about themselves. It's boring. They often seem to ignore or overlook both the people seeking advice, and the guests they have on the show. When they do get around to giving advice, I find it questionable at best. I'm kind of embarrassed that WBUR is supporting this.
Date published: 2015-05-06