If you feel lost in a new city, overwhelmed by your taxes, frustrated by dating, or scared to switch jobs, tune in weekly to Adulthood Made Easy, where twenty-something host Sam Zabell works through listeners’ problems and questions about the sometimes-scary “real world.” Along the way, she addresses many of her own struggles with adulthood, resulting in a show any college graduate (and beyond) can relate to.
Sam's boyfriend recently moved hundreds of miles away to attend graduate school.
A nomadic listener shares her story and tips for feeling at home anywhere/
Do you ever wish you could go into adulthood with a full guidebook created by your mom?
Jessica Pasko talks about getting engaged and breaking it off before the wedding.
63% of millennials do not have a credit card.
Sam's friend Maddy, who studied theatre and psychology as an undergrad, talks about uprooting her New York life to pursue business school in London.
When your parents are suddenly your roommates, again.
Anne-Marie Slaughter offers some advice to grads on planning for the future.
Why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now.
What all new graduates need to know before they format their resume.
Your quarter-life crisis, in rhyme
Sam's Side Hustle series continues.
Jessica Knoll on how she became a bestselling author while working as a magazine editor.
How to deal with twentysomething job burnout.
She turned reluctant adulthood into comic book gold.
And how do you know you're ready to?
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