Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn

Feelings, finance, and the f*cking system. Comedian and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn (aka America’s Deadbeat Sweetheart) unapologetically examines the intersection of finances and social justice. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with journalists, politicians, activists, and fellow deadbeats.

Episodes
July 7, 2020 S6E12: How Reparations Could Work with Economist William Darity
Gaby speaks with economist William Darity. He breaks down why reparations for descendants of enslaved people absolutely needs to happen, …
June 30, 2020 S6E11: Profiting Off Prisons with The Marshall Project’s Joe Neff
Gaby tackles her latest research obsession -- private prisons. Who is making a profit from locking people up? The Marshall …
June 23, 2020 S6E10: Making Your Donations Count with Chloe Cockburn
Everyone is donating. But where should we donate and how do we know what impact our money is having? Gaby …
June 16, 2020 S6E9: Answering Your Financial Therapy Questions with Amanda Clayman
Gaby gathers listener emails, voicemails and questions about money during the COVID-19 pandemic. She invites financial therapist Amanda Clayman on …
June 9, 2020 S6E8: Defund the Police and The People’s Budget with Lexis-Olivier Ray
Can we decide what our cities spend money on? Should we defund the police? Gaby is joined by Lexis-Olivier Ray, …
June 2, 2020 S6E7: Being Sold A Better You During COVID-19 with Amanda Montell
We’ve talked about buying a better you. But how are we being sold our health and wellness during “these trying …
May 26, 2020 S6E6: Buying A Healthy Mind With Dr. Imani Walker
Can you buy better mental health? Gaby talks to psychiatrist Dr. Imani Walker, who works primarily with homeless patients and …
May 19, 2020 S6E5: Buying Perfect Skin with Jackie Michele Johnson
Is it possible to buy perfect skin? And now, under quarantine, are we spending more on skin care products just …
May 12, 2020 S6E4: Giving A Damn with California Rep. Mark Takano (What Is The Govt. Doing For Us Now?)
Call your Congressperson. Seriously. Gaby wants to learn more about what the U.S. government is doing for us during the …
May 5, 2020 S6E3: Buying Safety During A Pandemic with Olga Khazan
Gaby interviews reporter Olga Khazan, who wrote an article for The Atlantic about the increasingly visible class divide during the …
April 28, 2020 S6E2: Buying Your Health with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Can good health be bought? We flashback to when Coronavirus cases were newly emerging in the states. Gaby revisits an …
April 21, 2020 S6E1: Buying Success with Jennifer Morton
Gaby reflects on the meaning of success in today’s uncertain world. We flash back to our early plans for the …
April 13, 2020 The "Bettering" Power Of Money (New Season Coming April 22)
What is life right now? So many of us are overwhelmed and stressed about a future that’s feeling more and …
Feb. 25, 2020 S5E15: Rocket To The Moon (Space And Its Economy)
Gaby makes a final decision. Is it time to uproot her life and build a new one outside the U.S.? …
Feb. 18, 2020 S5E14: I'm Outta Here! Wait. No. Maybe. Is It Worth The Cost? (Listener Experiences Abroad!)
After YEARS of only getting snippets of listeners’ stories on social media, Gaby finally calls up a few members of …
Feb. 11, 2020 S5E13: Let’s Move To Paris! (The Cost Of The City Of Love)
Gaby contemplates what it’s like to live in Paris, a place most tourists would call “romantic as heck.” Why is …
Feb. 4, 2020 S5E12: Cost of Being LGBTQ or Black Abroad
What’s it like to travel and live outside the U.S. when you're at high risk for harassment? Gaby talks with …
Jan. 28, 2020 S5E11: Gaby’s Escape Plan (Expats and Spain)
Gaby plots her escape plan by talking to Malte Zeeck, founder of InterNations and a German-born expert on expat communities, …
Jan. 21, 2020 S5E10: Chinese Symbols of Wealth
Gaby explores the lack of money taboos in Chinese culture with TV writer Jessica Gao. Gao, who was born in …
Jan. 14, 2020 S5E9: What If You Live Nowhere? #VanLife
What if the answer isn’t choosing where to live, but rather choosing to live nowhere? Gaby speaks to Rachel Wilson …
Jan. 7, 2020 S5E8: Faith & Money (Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism)
Gaby invites a Tibetan Buddhist monk to be on his very first podcast! Gyaltsen Chopel discusses how Buddhism functions to …
Dec. 31, 2019 S5E7: Have A Lucky New Year!
In the Philippines, kids jump at midnight to get taller. In Romania, you should pay off all your debt to …
Dec. 24, 2019 S5E6: Gifting Money: Why We Give And Get $$$
Did you get money as a gift this year? Bet you're not alone. In this episode, Gaby explores the deeper …
Dec. 17, 2019 S5E5: What Work Looks Like: The Netherlands Versus South Korea
Gaby explores work-life balance in The Netherlands, which has some of the world's shortest work hours, and in South Korea, …
Dec. 10, 2019 S5E4: Should I Hate Germany?
As the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor, Gaby explores her extremely complicated feelings about Germany. In order to take a …
Dec. 3, 2019 S5E3: The Happiest Countries On Earth
Gaby explores the places that always top the “Happiest Countries on Earth” lists. First, she chats with writer and friend …
Nov. 26, 2019 S5E2: Why Are Only White Guys Obsessed With The Penny?
Before Gaby searches abroad for a new place to live, she first wants to understand the whys of currency. Specifically, …
Nov. 19, 2019 S5E1: Bad with Money Goes International!
We’re back and this time, Bad With Money is going international! In season 5, we're breaking down what money means …
Nov. 12, 2019 Bonjour, Fellow Deadbeats!
Gaby is back! Season 5 of Bad with Money returns November 20. This time, we're looking at what money means …
July 30, 2019 S4E15: How's Gaby Doing? (w/ Gaby Dunn's friends & family)
For the finale of Season 4, Gaby gets personal and explores the big changes of the last 3 years with …
July 23, 2019 S4E14: Student Loan Advice from NJ Secretary of Higher Ed Zakiya Smith Ellis
Gaby talks to education superstar Zakiya Smith Ellis, a millennial who's also the Secretary of Higher Education for New Jersey. …
July 16, 2019 S4E13: Generational Wealth & Latinx Money (w/ Ramona Ortega)
Gaby talks generational wealth and money management with Ramona Ortega, the founder of online money management tool "My Money My …
July 9, 2019 S4E12: Women on 20's (w/Barbara Ortiz Howard)
Why aren't there any women on American paper money? Gaby talks to Barbara Ortiz Howard, the cofounder of the "Women …
July 2, 2019 S4E11: Money in Concentration Camps (w/Santi Elijah Holley)
Gaby talks to journalist Santi Elijah Holley about his terrifying article in Topic Magazine, "The Hidden History of Holocaust Money." …
June 25, 2019 S4E10: Living on $2 a Day (w/ Kathryn Edin)
Could you get by in the USA on $2 a day? Millions of people in the US are living that …
June 19, 2019 S4E9: Death and Money (w/ Chanel Reynolds)
Gaby talks to GetYourShitTogether.org founder Chanel Reynolds about the two things that scare people the most - money and death. …
June 12, 2019 S4E8: Medicare For All?! (w/Shefali Luthra)
This week Gaby explores the sickly U.S. health care system - the U.S., one of the only developed countries on …
June 5, 2019 S4E7: Gen Z in The Workplace (w/ Joy Shan)
Joy Shan of The California Sunday Magazine talks to Gaby about her reporting on Generation Z, one year after the …
May 29, 2019 S4E6: Broke Millennial Takes on Investing (w/ Erin Lowry)
Gaby wades into the scary waters of investing with the help of the "Broke Millennial" - aka Erin Lowry. She …
May 22, 2019 S4E5: High Rent, Low Wages, and Overtime (w/ Rep. Mark Takano)
Gaby brings on a US Congressman to try and bridge the gap between Congresspeople and The People. Representative Mark Takano …
May 15, 2019 S4E4: Let’s Join a Money Cult! (w/ Vicki Robin)
Vicki Robin is an OG financial guru and Gaby turns to her for financial and spiritual advice this week. How …
May 8, 2019 S4E3: The Credit Sharks Are Circling (w/ Marcus Garrett and Rich Jones)
Why is it so easy to get into debt, and so hard to get out? Gaby talks to Marcus Garrett …
May 1, 2019 S4E2: Scraping by on 600K (w/ Rachel Sherman)
Gaby fangirls hard for a sociology professor in this episode all about the lives of the The One Percent. Professor …
April 24, 2019 S4E1: Earning That Private Island (w/ Suze Orman)
Gaby faces off with fellow queer money lady Suze Orman, to learn about how Suze got her start and eventually …
April 19, 2019 S4E1: A Message From Your Fellow Deadbeat
Bad with Money Season 4 is almost back and it’s better than ever! We’re taking a deep dive into some …
Dec. 27, 2018 S3E16: Suze Orman Guests On Bad With Money (A Teaser For Season 4)
Bad With Money returns for season 4 in 2019. In the meantime, get the Bad With Money book on Jan …
July 17, 2018 S3E15: Myths and Grossly Inaccurate Labels (aka "Millennials")
Gaby gets behind the snowflake, participation trophy bullshit and gets real about this generation. Kimberly Quick, senior policy associate at …
July 10, 2018 S3E14: The High of the Buy (aka Shopping Addiction)
Gaby talks to a compulsive buyer to understand the real motivations for over-shopping. April Benson, one of the leading psychologists …
July 3, 2018 S3E13: An Improbable Ray of Hope (aka Campaign Finance)
Gaby gets a primer on small dollar donors, and some practical advice for running for office. We hear a lot …
June 26, 2018 S3E12: Changing the Narrative (aka Economic Mobility)
Gaby takes a look at the stories we tell about poverty. Tanvi Misra, a writer at CityLab sets up the …
June 19, 2018 S3E11: This Thing We All Made Up Together (aka Cryptocurrency)
Gaby gets an existential perspective of cryptocurrency. Angela Walch, associate professor at St. Mary's University School of Law gives us …
June 12, 2018 S3E10: Think Before You Open Your Mouth (aka the Food System)
Maybe you don't consider how your meal is contributing to oppression. But at Bad With Money, we're here to tell …
June 5, 2018 S3E9: Cap & Pat (aka Legal Weed)
States across the U.S. are debating marijuana legalization, but thus far, the rollout of this has been confusing to say …
May 29, 2018 S3E8: Health is Wealth (aka Personal Finance Education)
This week, Gaby finds a financial literacy unicorn. Nan Morrison actually learned a lot about money from her parents, which …
May 22, 2018 S3E7: The M-Word (aka Amazon)
Gaby starts out by second-guessing some of her recent Amazon Prime purchases - and then starts to question a whole …
May 15, 2018 S3E6: A Mysterious And Unknowable Force (aka the Stock Market)
Gaby takes her knowledge of what a stock is, and takes that a step further to learn how to get …
May 8, 2018 S3E5: It's Not Just a Few Feet Of Sea Level Rise (aka Climate Change is an Economic Issue)
Gaby revisits her roots, and goes deep on how climate change affects inequality in Florida. Jessica Moulite, a social media …
May 1, 2018 S3E4: Just Give People Money (aka Universal Basic Income)
Gaby learns what the country might look like if we weren't constantly worried about making enough money. Our trusty teachers …
April 24, 2018 S3E3: Buy Canadian Drugs! (aka Our Health Care System is Sick)
Gaby takes the pulse of our health care system, and the prognosis is grim. To help understand it all, we …
April 17, 2018 S3E2: The Gender Pay Gap (aka Why There Aren't Any Female Elevator Operators)
Gaby explores the maddening and bizarre history of the gender pay gap - and discovers a startlingly simple potential solution. …
April 10, 2018 S3E1: Bullet-Speed Trains & Broken Stairwells (aka Structural Racism)
We're back, baybeeeee! In Season Three of Bad With Money, we'll be going even harder against the American financial system …
April 3, 2018 S2BONUS EPISODE: Live from PodCon with Dylan Marron
We're back with a bonus episode, and some special Bad With Money news. In December, Gaby taped a live episode …
Sept. 5, 2017 S2BONUS EPISODE: Live from A-Camp!
Gaby is joined by Autostraddle's Riese Bernard, Alex Vega, and Laneia Jones for a live taping of the show from …
Aug. 15, 2017 S2BONUS EPISODE: Mara Wilson
Gaby sat down with actor and author Mara Wilson (Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, Welcome to Night Vale, Where Am I Now?) …
June 6, 2017 S2E12: Queering Money (aka God Forbid We Have To Think About Something)
In the season two finale, Gaby talks to a range of people from the parts of American financial culture the …
May 30, 2017 S2E11: What If You're F*cked? (aka No, Seriously - What Then?)
What happens if you find yourself in a situation where practical financial advice doesn't apply? This week, Gaby explores a …
May 23, 2017 S2E10: Stone Cold Good Damn Reasons (aka Tips and Tricks)
Gaby attempts to balance practical financial advice with her growing sense that the entire financial system is irreparably busted. Along …
May 16, 2017 S2E9: Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" (aka We're All Going to Die)
Gaby's in a panic after reading Jane Mayer's Dark Money - and you should be, too. Jane joins Gaby for …
May 9, 2017 S2E8: There's No Magic (aka Retirement)
Gaby explores the conundrum of saving for retirement. So much of the rhetoric around retirement has to do with rewarding …
May 2, 2017 S2E7: A Myth We Somehow Believe (aka Money and Politics)
Why does the idea of a businessman as president make so much sense to people? Especially when the actual president …
April 25, 2017 S2E6: Who Can Afford to Have Sex? (aka Babies)
Everybody loves babies - they're adorable, and if you're a comedian, they're the best audience you could ever hope for. …
April 18, 2017 S2E5: The Last Living Fantasy of the Modern World (aka Marriage)
Gaby tries to figure out why on earth people a) spend a fortune on weddings, and b) want to get …
April 11, 2017 S2E4: Part of Living in a Country (aka Taxes), ft. Cecile Richards
Gaby tries to understand the social philosophies behind her tax return. Joined by Taxgirl (TM) Kelly Phillips Erb (Forbes), Laura …
April 4, 2017 S2E3: Transactors and Revolvers (aka Credit Cards)
Gaby finds out how credit cards actually work, about ten years too late. Laura Adams (Money Girl podcast), Mandi Woodruff …
March 28, 2017 S2E2: A Weird, Messed-Up Game Show (aka Medical Bills)
Why is it so hard for us to conceive of health care as a basic human right? Gaby talks to …
March 21, 2017 S2E1: Screaming Into A Jar (aka Student Loans)
Season 2 of "Bad With Money" kicks off with a deep-dive on student loans, which leaves Gaby more convinced than …
Jan. 31, 2017 S1E24: A Light in the Fog
Gaby closes out the season with reflections on her journey thus far, and checks in with her parents and listeners …
Jan. 24, 2017 S1E23: Banks Are Evil
Gaby is joined by Lisa Servon, author of The Unbanking of America, and Nicole Aschoff, managing editor of Jacobin magazine, …
Jan. 17, 2017 S1E22: Real Artists Have Day Jobs
Sara Benincasa has battled depression, agoraphobia, and endless Internet haters en route to a career as a writer. It would …
Jan. 10, 2017 S1E21: Chris Rock is a White Dentist
Andrew Ti, host of the "Yo, Is This Racist?" podcast, joins Gaby to talk about the ways that money is …
Jan. 4, 2017 S1E20: Don't Let the Fear Steer
Ashley C. Ford tells the story of how she went from being a class anxiety basket case to being slightly …
Dec. 27, 2016 S1E19: When's the F*ckin' Door Gonna Open?!
Kevin Allison is the creator of RISK! and a former cast member of MTV's The State. Once The State went …
Dec. 20, 2016 S1E18: Put Up That Thing You Made
"Welcome to Night Vale" co-writers Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor have created a worldwide phenomenon with their oddball style of …
Dec. 14, 2016 S1E17: Death is F*cking Expensive
Eden Dranger and Steve Basilone are just like Gaby - comedians with poor life skills. As we've learned, that's not …
Dec. 6, 2016 S1E16: Monetizing the Patriarchy
Sydney Leathers was a student in a small town before she became infamous for sexting with former Congressman Anthony Weiner. …
Nov. 29, 2016 S1E15: The Fear-Based Economy
When Gaby left BuzzFeed, a lot of people were confused. Why would anyone leave a job that seemed like a …
Nov. 22, 2016 S1E14: The Guilded Age of Content
Hank Green is a bonafide media mogul. He's been supporting himself as an artist on the Internet for nearly a …
Nov. 15, 2016 S1E13: Get Rich or Die Vlogging
An audio essay in which Gaby explains the tortured plight of content creators on YouTube, featuring the voices of some …
Nov. 14, 2016 S1Episode 13 Teaser
YouTube content creators basically have two options: get rich or die vlogging.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov. 9, 2016 S1E12: The New American Dream
Stephanie Beatriz grew up as an immigrant kid in Texas, and now she's on top of the world. She shares …
Nov. 8, 2016 S1Episode 12 Teaser
Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Gaby to talk about growing up in Texas as an immigrant with risky creative dreams.Learn …
Nov. 1, 2016 S1E11: Goodbye Depression, Hello Pound Puppies
Gaby's comedy partner Allison Raskin makes a triumphant return to the podcast to talk about the psychological quandaries of "success," …
Oct. 31, 2016 S1Episode 11 Teaser
Sara Schaefer is sick of this ride.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct. 25, 2016 S1E10: I'm the Prius
Comedians/wives of each other Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are more than the funniest couple you're likely to meet - …
Oct. 24, 2016 S1Episode 10 Teaser
In which Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher talk about the challenges of treating their love as a small business.Learn more …
Oct. 19, 2016 S1E9: What Is A Stock?
Gaby gets some basic questions answered by feminist investing guru Sallie Krawcheck and Bloomberg reporter Rebecca Greenfield. In addition to …
Oct. 17, 2016 S1Episode 9 Teaser
We comin' for ya, finance bros.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct. 11, 2016 S1E8: Exes Hold 'Em
"Freaks and Geeks" star Samm Levine enjoyed the sort of trajectory that performers everywhere fantasize about: he was cast on …
Oct. 10, 2016 S1Episode 8 Teaser
Why does "Freaks and Geeks" star Samm Levine always have so much cash in his pocket?Learn more about your ad …
Oct. 4, 2016 S1E7: Difficult Bitch
Oscar nominee/tosser of truth bombs Lexi Alexander joins Gaby for a frank assessment of Hollywood's abysmal track record when it …
Oct. 3, 2016 S1Episode 7 Teaser
Filmmaker Lexi Alexander joins Gaby to detonate some truth bombs about sexism in Hollywood.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
Sept. 27, 2016 S1E6: Charge It To The Game
HelloGiggles co-founder Molly McAleer tells Gaby about her lifelong identity as a hustler - and why it sometimes makes her …
Sept. 26, 2016 S1Episode 6 Teaser
Molly McAleer warily ventures into the "Bad With Money" studio.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sept. 20, 2016 S1E5: So Close to Normal
Carrie Wade joins Gaby to talk about the warped economics of life as a person with a disability. From bizarre …
Sept. 19, 2016 S1Episode 5 Teaser
This week, Autostraddle's Carrie Wade joins Gaby to talk about how money affects people with disabilities.Learn more about your ad …
Sept. 13, 2016 S1E4: Tokens For Your Tokens
Roxane Gay joins Gaby to discuss her journey towards creative self-worth, taking on the publishing patriarchy, troll-slaying, and t-shirt design. …
Sept. 12, 2016 S1Episode 4 Teaser
Roxane Gay's on the show this week, with tips on t-shirt design, as well as other more important things.Learn more …
Sept. 6, 2016 S1E3: A Bag Full of Money and a Stun Gun
Another very personal episode featuring Garrett Werner, Gaby's boyfriend (and a comedian in his own right). He tells Gaby that …
Sept. 5, 2016 S1Episode 3 Teaser
This week, Gaby reluctantly admits that her boyfriend might have a point about her spending.Learn more about your ad choices. …
Aug. 30, 2016 S1E2: Gaby Gets Her Head Examined (aka Plan Bay)
Gaby gets her head examined by financial psychologist Dr. Brad Klontz, who explains the phenomena of Rich Person Thinking and …
Aug. 29, 2016 S1Episode 2 Teaser
This week, Gaby talks to a financial psychologist, who wants her to change the entire way she thinks about money. …
Aug. 23, 2016 S1E1: Jagged Little Bills
Gaby begins by interviewing the people who taught her how to be bad with money: her parents, one of whom …
Aug. 22, 2016 S1Episode 1 Teaser
To kick off the show, Gaby tries to figure out how she got to be so bad with money. The …
Aug. 16, 2016 S1Greetings Fellow Deadbeats
Introducing "Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn," a new show about the opposite of financial planning. Join writer, comedian, and …