WNYC Studios’ “Death, Sex & Money” Presents “Financial Therapy with Amanda Clayman”
Special Three-Part Series Featuring Financial Therapy Sessions with Listeners Struggling with Unemployment, Debt, and Money Crises Caused by COVID-19
Premieres Wednesday, May 20 on Death, Sex & Money;
introductory episode available today
(New York, NY – May 18, 2020) — As Americans face the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression, millions are looking at their finances and future with anxiety and dread — and traditional personal finance advice is not enough.
On Wednesday, May 20, Death, Sex & Money — the podcast that explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation — is launching “Financial Therapy,” a special three-part series that focuses on the fears and other emotions that many of us experience around money.
Hosted by Amanda Clayman, a leading expert in the emerging field of financial therapy, the series captures individual sessions with three Death, Sex and Money listeners as she guides them through the issues they are facing. Together they dive into the complex emotional landscape of dealing with money, tapping into our feelings about everything from dependence, ambition, and gender roles to caregiving and letting others care for us. This series is for everyone, no matter how much or little they have. Although our financial circumstances may be very different, we all have emotional reactions to money.
“Financial Therapy” will leave listeners with tools to manage their own emotions around money, as well as recognition of all that we are collectively experiencing and empathy for those around us who may be struggling. Some of the series’ major themes include:
- How do we stay grounded when our sense of identity is uprooted by a change in our work?
- How do we focus on the here and now to manage our immediate needs, while not stressing about a future we can’t predict or change?
- What tools are available for us to process anger we may feel at a financial situation we had no role in creating?
- How do we get comfortable asking for and offering help if we weren’t already accustomed to living interdependently?
“The inspiration behind Death, Sex & Money has always been to create a place to talk about life’s most vulnerable issues — and money is perhaps the most vulnerable of all,” said Anna Sale, creator and host of Death, Sex & Money. “I’m thrilled to bring Amanda’s expertise to our listeners. She’s a pioneer in helping people clarify and confront their emotions around money, particularly in times of financial upheaval. These are necessary conversations right now.”
“Death, Sex, and Money has created an important platform to explore one of society’s greatest taboos. Long before this partnership, I was one of the show’s greatest fans” said Amanda Clayman. “I’m excited to share Financial Therapy with an audience that I know will truly get it.”
“Financial Therapy” is available in the Death, Sex & Money feed wherever podcasts are available. New episodes will be released Wednesdays through June 3.
ABOUT AMANDA CLAYMAN
Amanda Clayman is a Financial Therapist who helps people bring money into balance. This involves integrating the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and economic aspects that influence our financial well-being, and ultimately, our quality of life. She founded the Financial Wellness Program for national arts non-profit The Actors Fund, where she pioneered a cognitive-behavioral approach to financial education. Amanda is a sought after speaker who runs seminars and workshops around the country, as well as the author of several courses for LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com). Her work has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The TODAY Show, and Amanda has appeared on MSNBC, FOX, and more. To learn about the inglorious start to Amanda’s financial wellness mission, read the story about her $19,000 Haircut at www.amandaclayman.com.
ABOUT WNYC STUDIOS
WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, and home to some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts, including Radiolab, On The Media, Trump, Inc., The New Yorker Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, The United States of Anxiety, Snap Judgment, Nancy, and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, revealing interviews, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.org.