Afi Yellow-Duke

Before becoming Death, Sex & Money's associate producer, Afi worked at StoryCorps, and has also contributed to projects for The New York Times, Panoply Media, Audible Originals, and BRIC Radio. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Afi holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Dance from Middlebury College.

Afi Yellow-Duke appears in the following:

"This Isn't Just About Abortion": What the End of Roe Means to You

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Your reactions to the end of Roe, plus, a conversation with Mississippi-based reproductive justice activist Laurie Bertram Roberts about how their work has—and hasn't—shifted.


The Very Hot Marriage of Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Actress Niecy Nash and her wife, R&B singer-songwriter Jessica Betts, tell me about falling in love, learning to live together during the pandemic, and taking their relationship public.


How Harvey Fierstein's Bad Sex Led to Good Art

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The acclaimed actor and playwright tells me about coming of age during the gay rights movement, why a rubber band signifies financial stability, and how he thinks he'll be remembered.


What Our Teachers Are Carrying

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Teachers across the country share their feelings about their profession, burnout, and how they're holding up at the end of another difficult pandemic school year.


Maria Hinojosa on Partying, Partnership, and Her New Pulitzer

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

After her Pulitzer Prize win, I catch up with Maria Hinojosa and revisit our talk on harnessing confidence at work, and the point in her marriage that made her reevaluate her priorities.


How Much Climate Anxiety Helps?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

I take a walk with Britt Wray who studies the mental health effects of climate change; we talk about how she overcame debilitating climate dread without turning away from the crisis. 


"There’s Never a Perfect Time to Say, 'I’m Blind'"

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

I talk with a listener named Fey about her deteriorating vision, how and when to disclose her disability, and she gets a pep talk from EDM singer Lachi.


Why Lynn Nottage Cashed Out Her 401(k)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The acclaimed playwright tells me why she left theater for a few years, and how quitting her day job and making an investment in herself helped her return. 


Affairs, Throuples, and Big Monogamy: Your Relationship Questions Answered

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Struggling to make a decision about your relationship? Our "semi-qualified" panelists take on your questions about everything from infidelity to gender transitions to getting married.


A New Year's Pep Talk From Robin Arzón

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The author and popular Peloton instructor tells me about running through trauma, changing careers, and how motherhood has changed how she values her time.


Why Alan Cumming Doesn't Do Drama

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Scottish actor and I talk about body image, celebrating aging, why he isn't in a monogamous marriage, and the joys of taking ecstasy.


Order Up, Tapped Out: Life After Restaurant Burnout

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Five current and former food service workers reflect on their career changes and the future of their industry since the start of the pandemic.


Decision Fatigue Is Real. We Called For Backup.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Panelists Tayari Jones, John Paul Brammer, and Tara Ilsley share advice for listeners struggling with decision fatigue and weighing big moves, going back to school, caretaking, and more.


Doree Shafrir On The Out Of Control IVF Train

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

I talk with the writer about going through fertility treatments in her late 30s, and why being "on the IVF train" made her get more comfortable with situations out of her control. 


Michelle Zauner's Joy Is Rooted In Vengeance

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The Japanese Breakfast musician talks about writing her memoir, Crying in H Mart, why she's moving on from making art about grief and loss, and what's bringing her joy these days.


A Former Pro Climber On Enduring Chronic Illness

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mason Earle's rock climbing career ended in 2018, when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. In three conversations, he told me how his life changed and why he doesn't miss climbing.


When Claudia Rankine Brought Up Race In Couples Counseling

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The poet reflects on growing up in largely white spaces in the Bronx during the 1970s, and how conversations about race with her husband have evolved over 20 years together.


Ugh, Dating Right Now

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Your stories about the struggles of dating during a pandemic, and a pep talk from dating expert and "How To Not Die Alone" author Logan Ury.


Beverly Glenn-Copeland's Gifts From The Universe

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The 76-year-old musician reflects on his complex relationship with his parents growing up, finding success later in life, and why he loves "being cared for" by his younger bandmates.


Death, Sex & 2020

Monday, December 28, 2020

The Death, Sex & Money team looks back on a year none of us expected.