Dear Sugar Radio The cult-favorite advice column is back, this time speaking straight into your ears. The Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, take on all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offer radical empathy in return. New episodes are released weekly.
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The cult-favorite advice column is back, this time speaking straight into your ears. The Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, take on all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offer radical empathy in return. New episodes are released weekly.More from Dear Sugar Radio »

Most Recent Episodes

Sexless Relationships Part 2 — With Esther Perel

A husband looks for a way to help his wife heal from trauma. The Sugars return with the therapist Esther Perel and advise another couple in a sexless relationship.

Sexless Relationships Part 1— With Esther Perel

A sexless relationship is often a symptom of deeper dysfunction. The Sugars, along with couples therapist Esther Perel, advise a letter writer whose loving partner is erotically absent.

In the Shadow of Damaged Parents — With Dr. Richard Almond

A damaged parent can cast a dark shadow on our lives, especially when we inherit some of that damage. Steve's father, the psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Almond, joins the Sugars to answer letters and offer a way out.

Pet Dilemmas — With Julie Barton

Adventures in animal ownership. The Sugars, along with the writer Julie Barton, answer letters about pet dilemmas and the ways these creatures affect human relationships.

Body Weight and Romance — With Ashley C. Ford

It's never easy to talk to our romantic partners about their bodies, especially when it's about weight. The Sugars, along with the writer Ashley C. Ford, answer letters from people questioning their relationships because of major changes in their partners' bodies.

Should I Intervene? — With Meghan Daum

When we decide to meddle, it can often backfire. The Sugars, along with the writer Meghan Daum, answer letters from people who see loved ones heading down the wrong path, but worry intervention might be the wrong move.

The Price of Our Dreams — With George Saunders

The Sugars, along with the fiction writer George Saunders, field letters from people who are chasing their creative dreams but frightened by the practical and financial risks that come with that pursuit.

Rapid-Fire Letters — Summer 2017 Edition

In a heated moment, a mother reveals a dark chapter from her childhood to her daughter, then immediately regrets it. What now? In this week's episode, the Sugars tackle this and several other questions: how to handle a brother-in-law's entitled behavior, what to do when your best friend's husband asks you to lie and why we sometimes recoil at very public displays of grief.

The Power of No Part II — With Oprah Winfrey

The Sugars continue their conversation with Oprah Winfrey on how to say no. "It is the thing to conquer in my life, it constantly shows up," Ms. Winfrey says. After years of struggling with saying no, she tells Cheryl and Steve, "I finally got to this question: 'What do I want?'"

The Power of No Part I — With Oprah Winfrey

There's an incredible power to saying "yes." It opens up avenues, it allows us to be brave. In the case of Cheryl, it's what led to her becoming Sugar. But saying yes is also profoundly dangerous. On this episode, the Sugars and their special guest Oprah Winfrey talk about how to say no, why to say no — and what happens in the wake of that.

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