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In the United States, our lives revolve around money -- but we don't really like to talk about it. In a new podcast series called Open Account with SuChin Pak and Slate, we asked some of the most brave, candid, self-effacing badasses we knew to talk about their complicated relationship with money -- imposter syndrome, bad habits, codependence, cheesy nachos, masturbation and smoking weed in restaurants. It all circles back, I promise.
My story includes a childhood on food stamps, in subsidized housing, with a single mom working several jobs at once. As I navigate the world of adulting, I can sense the universal fuckery of money affecting all of us, no matter our backgrounds -- and the lack of space we have to really come clean about what we don't know is glaring. So, these interviews were a revelation to ideate, produce and listen to.
These are three of my favorite episodes, with Baratunde Thurston of Cultivated Wit and the Daily Show, Eddie Huang of Baohaus and Fresh Off the Boat, and SNL's Paula Pell. You can hear Seasons One and Two here.