John Cameron Mitchell & Marilyn Maye: I Will Survive
When singer Marilyn Maye turned 90, she celebrated on stage in New York City in a performance residency she called "90 At Last." Now 91, the Kansas-based jazz and cabaret legend talks with actor and Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator John Cameron Mitchell about continuing to work well past retirement age, loving and leaving alcoholic partners, and about what they both envision for the end of their lives.
Special thanks to 54 Below for their help with this episode.
John Cameron Mitchell was interviewed by host Anna Sale on the show in April 2015.
Lisa Ling & Awkwafina: Shut Up, Let Me Shine
Awkwafina grew up Nora Lum in Queens, and was raised by her father and grandmother after her mother died when she was four years old. Guest host Lisa Ling talks with Awkwafina about how she coped with that loss by developing a sense of humor early on, and about why — despite feeling a lot of money anxiety — she isn't afraid to turn down high-paying gigs.
Guest host Lisa Ling appeared on Death, Sex & Money in 2017.
The 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup
Having a Death, Sex & Money-style conversation isn't easy. It's long. It's intense. And it can get very awkward. In those moments when you might gloss over a sensitive topic, break the tension, and move on to the next question...you instead have to dig a little deeper. Get a little more personal.
But our lineup of guest hosts — former show guests and some new folks, too — are up for the challenge. And while host Anna Sale finishes up her maternity leave, you'll get to listen in as they have tough conversations with the people they're most curious about.
Among them: Journalist Lisa Ling talks with rapper and actor Awkwafina about losing her mom as a kid and finding unconditional love as an adult. John Cameron Mitchell interviews 91-year-old cabaret legend Marilyn Maye about her love affairs with alcoholic men and her fears about ending up in a nursing home. Writer Damon Young sits down with author Kiese Laymon to talk about body image and money anxieties. Americana singer Jason Isbell interviews GQ editor-in-chief (and his best friend) Will Welch about masculinity, mental health and their shared sobriety.
These conversations and a whole lot more are coming to you starting this Wednesday, April 10. Don't miss them!
A Father and Daughter Talk About Layoffs
We asked for and we heard from a lot of you — including a listener named Stephanie. She wrote in about her dad, Steve, who lost his job two years ago and has been looking for work ever since. She told us that they talk about work a lot together, so we asked if they'd continue that conversation and let us listen in.
Daniel K. Isaac Is Opting For The Gray Area
Actor Daniel K. Isaac grew up as the only child of a single immigrant mother. She's a devout Christian —s o the first time Daniel came out to her, it was to ask for her help to stop being gay. But in his late teens, after years spent voluntarily in conversion therapy, Daniel decided that he was done trying to fight his sexuality. And in the years since, accepting that part of himself has meant finding new ways to relate to his mom.