Money can be a difficult and uncomfortable topic. Differences in pay between partners or friends can cause friction; employers and companies can insist you don’t discuss wages with your co-workers (despite that it’s illegal to do so); marginalized folks are significantly more likely to make less than those with power and privilege. Money has become such a personal thing but talking about it, especially with family and partners, is possible and there are resources on how to save, invest, and more.
Call Your Girlfriend
This show, hosted by two long-distance best friends, has covered an immense amount of topics over the last 5+ years. Ann and Aminatou have even talked about taxes, money, financial firsts, and being in business on many occasions, all in informative and accessible ways. Here are some of their episodes on money:
- Internet Outrage Part 2: Millennial Money (August 3, 2018)
- Money Money Money (November 30, 2018)
- So Many Money Feelings (August 30, 2019)
- How To Get Your Taxes Right (January 17, 2020)
If you want more episodes, check out their extensive backlog with over 210 episodes on a variety of topics wherever you get your podcasts. You can also check out their website, where they even have a page that has split up the episodes by topic, including work and money.
Nancy is all about LGBTQ life and in early 2019, Tobin and Kathy did a five-part series about queer money. ‘Queer Money Matters’ covers a variety of financial issues, including the wage gap, the expenses of starting a family as a queer couple, health insurance and so much more. This series is all about financial matters and there are a variety of people interviewed in each episode.
This Is Uncomfortable from NPR’s Marketplace
Hosted by Reema Khrais, This Is Uncomfortable is a podcast about life and money. Each episode is about all the unexpected ways money can affect relationships, shape identities, and more. There are issues on topics like how to share with a partner that you have debt, what the Bible says about money and debt, and money horror stories.
This NPR show and podcast is coming up on 1,000 episodes and is a useful guide on how the economy works! Planet Money covers all sorts of economic and financial issues, like taxes, paychecks, unions, car loans, investor funded lawsuits, and so much more. The show is released twice a week and you can listen wherever you find podcasts.
These are, of course, just some of the shows and episodes on money. There are many other shows that you can listen to! Refinery29 has a list of 12 great financial podcasts, including This Is Uncomfortable and Planet Money.