Home/work (rerun)
Nov 28, 2019
Season 1

Home/work (rerun)

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we're revisiting the "jobs" everyone takes on in our families — starting Reema's.

This Is Uncomfortable” will be back with new episodes in 2020. In the meantime, we’re periodically airing some of our favorite stories.

Whether you’re the cook, the holiday shopper or the keeper of the peace at Thanksgiving, we all do some kind of labor at home.

We don’t usually get paid for it — and we probably aren’t asking to — but that work can be really important to the financial and emotional well-being of our families. That’s what we’re revisiting on this week’s episode.

First, Reema Khrais talks with her dad about the two decades she’s spent as the family translator and copy editor. Then we hear from Alexis and Curtis, a couple who would bicker every night over when to do the dishes, that is, until Alexis’ mother proposed a unique solution. Plus, our listeners tell us the jobs they do in their families.

To stay on top of when we’re coming back, subscribe to our upcoming emails at marketplace.org/comfort.

The future of this podcast starts with you.

We know that as a fan of “This Is Uncomfortable,” you’re no stranger to money and how life messes with it — and 2023 isn’t any different.

As part of a nonprofit news organization, we count on listeners like you to make sure that these and other important conversations are heard.

Support “This Is Uncomfortable” with a donation in any amount and become a Marketplace Investor today.

The team

Megan Detrie Senior Producer
Hayley Hershman Senior Producer
Phoebe Unterman Producer

Thanks to our sponsors