Dying For Sex

Dying For Sex

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. When Molly's diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. She shares the funniest and most touching details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. As they peel back the layers, we learn that Molly isn’t just grappling with breast cancer: she's also dealing with some trauma from her past. Along the journey, the friends explore bigger themes that affect us all -- like healing, forgiveness and what do we do with the time we have left. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, sex and love, and overcoming adversity. Hosted by Nikki Boyer.

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January 17, 2020 2 min

When host Nikki Boyer’s best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold. She leaves an unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to feel alive. Over this six-part miniseries, Molly shares the details of her hilarious escapades in a story about friendship, death, and what you do with the time you have left.

Premiering February 12th 2020


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Molly and Nikki are best friends, and they can laugh about anything — even cancer. They call it “gallows humor.” When Molly receives her diagnosis, she begins her sexual exploration by learning how to take a different kind of “selfie.” And she lets a massage go all the way.

For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex


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February 12, 2020 43 min

Molly is ready to start dating in the real world. She’s balancing a life of extremes: harsh cancer treatments one moment, meeting with a new guy the next. Her first dates feel surprisingly like high school — including making out in the back seat of a car with “Toyota Guy.” And Nikki and Molly want to know what he thought about it.

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February 18, 2020 37 min

As Molly and Nikki continue to grapple with Molly's health issues, Molly's appetite for sexual adventure escalates. She explores the world of fetishes and discovers her inner kink — everything from foot worship to “ballbusting.” How far is she willing to go?

For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex


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February 26, 2020 51 min

Molly has been open to many new experiences with men, but there’s a secret she hasn’t shared with any of them: her illness. She decides to come out publicly as a “cancer thriver” by walking the runway at New York’s Fashion Week. Nikki and her mom come out to support her, but going home is sometimes more difficult than it seems.

To purchase Molly's Memoir go to: wondery.fm/MollysMemoir

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March 4, 2020 47 min

Molly has a passionate encounter between the hospital sheets and Nikki has questions about it. And Molly begins writing a memoir that explores a secret from her past.  

To purchase Molly's Memoir go to: wondery.fm/MollysMemoir

For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex

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March 11, 2020 48 min

In the final episode, Molly and Nikki record from the hospital as Molly recovers from an emergency procedure. Molly’s determined to finish her book, and has an epiphany about where this journey is taking her.

To purchase Molly's Memoir go to: wondery.fm/MollysMemoir

For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex


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March 18, 2020 47 min

Liz Dolan (host of Satellite Sisters and Safe for Work) interviews host Nikki Boyer about the making of Dying for Sex. They discuss how the podcast came about, listener response, Nikki’s journey, and Molly’s legacy and impact.

To purchase Molly's Memoir go to: wondery.fm/MollysMemoir

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April 29, 2020 43 min

Listeners share stories with Nikki about dating and looking for love in challenging times. From Car Alarm Scott who is connecting with women in a completely new way, to a woman who feels less alone when she meets a stranger next door, and a man’s attempt to mend his broken heart while keeping six-feet apart.


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Nikki talks to people in relationships about how they are navigating the challenges of being at home together 24-7. From the sublime to the absurd — listeners share stories about falling in love, feeling trapped, and attempts to break free as they shelter-in-place with their partners.


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People who are finding new connections through community and redefining what family means. From a couple who scramble to catch the last flight out of Istanbul and a senior in high school who is redefining her last year to a man living alone who gets a new roommate and a family who falls in love with a city.

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In a special episode presented by AMC’s new series Soulmates, Host Nikki Boyer interviews Drs. John and Julie on the topic of finding “the one”. The Gottmans are clinical psychologists who have studied thousands of couples and can predict with 94% accuracy who will end in divorce together.


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At 35, Krysten Gentile was living the dream. She loved her career, she was happily married, and she and her husband shared two little boys... with another on the way. Until one day, Krysten found a lump on her breast — and her life changed forever. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dying for Sex presents a special episode from host Nikki Boyer’s new podcast, The Daily Smile.

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Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make sh...

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August 31, 2021 5 min

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in part...

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