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Dear Sugar Cheryl Strayed achieved fame when she wrote the novel Wild, but before that she was the author of the anonymous advice column, "Dear Sugar." Now, with her fellow "Sugar" columnist Steve Almond (and a collection of excellent guests), the twosome dole out insightful, compassionate, and applicable advice across an assortment of serious issues like infidelity, jealousy, and past relationships . wbur.org

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Savage Lovecast Dan Savage has been delivering his influential podcast for almost six years (a lifetime in pod world), and one can immediately understand why Lovecast, derived from his popular column, "Savage Love," is such a hit. The weekly, call-in advice series leaves nothing unsaid . And Savage's straightforward and humorous approach to topics (like women who work as webcam girls, straight men who sleep with transwomen, and period sex) makes every last listener feel OK about who they are. RELATED: Check Out Uninterrupted, A Podcast From Womens Health savagelovecast.com

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The Heart This radio-show-meets-art-installation is a refreshing change of pace from traditional podcasts. Award-winning documentarian Kaitlin Prest takes listeners through a deep exploration of relationships and intimacy . Rather than doling out step-by-step advice, she offers open discussions of personalities and situations (some even fictional). stitcher.com

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Anna Faris is Unqualified Anna Faris, star of the hit TV show Mom (and wife of Hollywood hunk Chris Pratt) may be "unqualified" to analyze your relationship. But her podcast is more than qualified to offer a rare, personal peek into Hollywood love lives . Celeb guests like Olivia Munn and Lisa Kudrow chat about their own relationship hurdles and realizations, while offering honest suggestions to callers. facebook/anna faris is unqualified

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Modern Love Modern Love is a relatively new podcast based on the revered New York Times column. Notable celebrities such as Judd Apatow and Sarah Paulson join hosts Meghna Chakrabarti (of NPR) and Daniel Jones of the NYT to read and analyze essays from listeners. The stories cover everything from coming out as transgender to a 12-hour relationship on a plane, and are usually concluded with enlightening lessons. RELATED: ARE FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS MORE VALUABLE THAN MARRIAGE? wbur.org

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ONE Extraordinary Marriage Show Tony and Lisa DiLorenzo, a married couple for 19 years, discuss issues of commitment, love, and sex, delving into real situations and offering personal words of advice. While the DiLorenzos do incorporate nods to Christianity, their lack of "preachiness" allows even those without religious ties to relate to and learn from their experiences. facebook/one extraordinary marriage

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Sex Nerd Sandra Part of comedian Chris Hardwick's cult-favorite Nerdist network, Sex Nerd is the podcast for people with lots of questions. Host Sandra Daugherty is a self-professed expert in the field of human sexuality , who seems unafraid to broach any topic (such as breast orgasms and sex games), and speaks to listeners in a soothing, informed, and witty voice. RELATED: INGRID NILSEN IS HAVING A PERIOD PARTY, AND EVERYBODY IS INVITED facebook/sex nerd sandra

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Not Safe Podcast With Nikki Glaser A most definitely NSFW podcast, Glaser and co-host/comedian Dan St. Germain discuss everything from porn to anal sex to addiction, in a lighthearted and comedic way. Amidst the crazy stories and plentiful laughs live a multitude of questions and answers that modern couples will find truly relatable. podbay.fm

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Better Conversations With Derek & Carrie: On Money And Marriage Financial stress is a leading cause of breakups, so listening to a podcast about relationships and money isn't a bad idea. Married couple Derek and Carrie Olsen are relatively new podcasters who tackle everything from family budgeting to what happens when one spouse makes more money than the other in a candid, casual, and non-patronizing format. RELATED: IF YOUR DAD WAS A CHEATER WILL YOU END UP WITH A CHEATER? derekandcarrie.com

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Relationships Alive Offering a bit more of a "new-age" vibe, host Neil Sattin, a Strategic Intervention coach, examines relationships from perspectives of energies, chemistry, and actions. Each week, Sattin's soothing voice invites experts to counsel on topics such as how to survive infidelity and break free from unhealthy patterns. Podcanatic.com