Dying For Sex

by Wondery
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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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  • ivytenor
    Remarkable
    It was both hilarious and gut wrenching at the same. That is to say it is remarkable.
  • jazthejoy
    So many emotions
    An amazing emotional roller coaster. Thank you for this❤️❤️
  • TieTie2440
    Simply Amazing!
    So many emotions, but yet very empowering. Hands down one of the most touching stories I’ve ever heard.
  • E.Cov
    5 stars are not enough!
    This podcast was triggering yet healing at the same time. Amazing piece of work. THANKYOU Molly!
  • ReAsh613
    Omg
    I can’t even put it into words. It’s really great, funny, real, heart breaking, touching, uplifting and....its really good. I highly recommend it!
  • fellowcaster
    The absolute BEST
    I binged both seasons felt all the emotions and I am better for it!
  • iamangieb
    Loved!
    Binged this podcast and enjoyed every up/down moment. So touching.
  • WeisseWolf45
    Beautiful!
    I enjoyed every second of this podcast. Truly a beautiful journey between friends. Thank you for sharing such an amazing person with us! I will never forget molly’s story.
  • bhnshhxhhehveduwhhaiffhgrrh
    Great podcast
    Very nice podcast anyone that has went through this with a loved one knows exactly what you two went through together thank you for sharing this
  • Bearpaaw
    Wonderfull and Special
    When I first started to listen, I thought this should be a funny one.Almost immediately, I thought maybe not. I know how this will probably end. I briefly asked myself if I wanted to continue. There was something in how Nikki and Molly were telling the story that I had to keep listening.I would listen in my truck while I drove to work or ran errands. I was laughing out loud. Such an intimate story, and I felt privileged to hear it. Nikki and Molly are both amazing people. Although, the end made me cry, they were happy and sad tears. I am so happy I listened to the whole story.
  • heatherjc22
    Heart warming and wrenching at the same time. Beautiful.
    Just finished this podcast, I was so touched and loved it so much. Funny and real and a beautiful ending to a life well lived. Thank you both for sharing this story.
  • Joe Fingerhut
    Incredible podcast
    I just discovered this podcast and binged Season 1 in one weekend. THANK YOU MOLLY & NIKKI!!! What an amazing, heart wrenching roller coaster you have taken us on. The range of content from sex and cancer to death and friendship, love and and family, purpose and peace. . .just mind blowing. And the production plus audio quality (not surprising from Wondery) simply brings this whole project to life. Cannot recommend highly enough.
  • veelopez21
    Beautiful ✨
    Great podcast ! Loved hearing Molly’s story and loved the energy both Nikki and Molly put forth. Was really touched by the conversations and was in awe by how real and heartfelt they were.
  • annekathleeng
    The Good Kind of Tears
    I first came across this podcast last year and I wasn't in the right mindset to listen to it. It was recently in my suggested listens and I binged it in a few days. The friendship between Molly and Nikki is beautiful. It's a wonderful reminder of how we truly make our own families. It's inspiring and hopeful in both complex and simple ways. Of course it's sad, but it's in a beautifully dignified manner.
  • gggggggggggggxyz
    This is the most incredible podcast.
    Thank you so much for sharing your and Molly‘s lives together and her journey. It was an honor to know her. I just wanted more and for her life here not to end. Thank you again for both of your grace and strength.
  • Abbikadabi
    I don’t usually cry but...
    This podcast is so so so good. It really hit me in such a profound way and I’m thankful that I got to listen to Molly’s story.
  • Ranbow Smiles
    Tears
    I just binged this show. I can’t even fathom words to express how beautiful this was. Thank you for this. Wishing you all the best. 😘
  • yessssssss
    Just amazing
    Right off the bat. So perfect.
  • maggieeemaeee
    Thought provoking, raw, & real
    This podcast is amazing. It brought out a whole range of emotions and so many though provoking topics were discussed. I love the love, friendship, and raw discussions of so many things (not just sex).
  • jchapin430
    Wow.
    I listen to a lot of podcasts. But I don’t normally rate them. Well, I never rate them. Nothing has ever drawn out the emotion in me like this has. Maybe it’s where I’m at in life, I know it is. But I went from literally laughing out loud in the beginning (fellow dark humor folk here)... to following the journey and ugly crying in my car on my way to my next patient (I’m a home care nurse.) But it is also a time I need to cry. A time I need to self explore. Her story resonates and I am forever changed for riding the journey of these six shows. Thank you for doing this.
  • Ughshsjsj
    Vulnerable, thoughtful, beautiful
    It takes bravery to create such vulnerable stories like this which are the most powerful and meaningful. I learned a a lot about myself listening to this podcast as a human and storyteller. Thank you! And if you’re trying to decide whether to listen or not stop wasting your time reading this review and click play ppl!
  • This is it. this is the one.
    Insane!
    I HATE podcasts. Tried it countless times last year and the year before and I’ve never been able to get through the first five minutes of any of them...until this. I loved it so much I finished the first season all in one day. I don’t even write reviews and here I am. With this podcast, I found myself laughing, crying, even gasping and saying “oh my god” out loud with my headphones in. If you’re going to listen to anything, this is it. Such an incredible, beautiful, touching glimpse into a fragile life and understanding/learning how one turns something so dark into something bright and beautiful.
  • Lasirita
    Fun and complex!
    I started listening to this podcast thinking it was going to be funny and light, something to kill time in my commute out from the hospital were I work. It’s define funny, but you can’t think of this as light. Molly story is incredible, full of courage and self discovery. I encounter people living with life limiting diagnosis all the time. There’s such an erasure of people’s sexuality, bodies and pleasure in medicine. She has such a clear understanding of her body and what she needs. Such a love for life. What a beautiful she and Nikki have created.
  • Gray0324
    How?!!
    How can something that started so raunchy end up to be so meaningful and therapeutic. I’m 30 and have not even started to thing about death. But of course I think about sex. Who knew they could be so interrelated? I would have never guessed at episode 1 I would be bawling and thinking such amazingly beautiful thoughts at the end of the series. It wasn’t pushed or scripted. It was like being a fly on the wall of the most incredible insight of the end of life or maybe just LIVING life. It’s so beautiful and natural the way Molly opens up. I’m a nurse, so yes, I have a dark sense of humor and I could relate with her. I think my favorite part was that I was looking at mine and my own“soul sisters” stories. Friendship can be up there with a great marriage. And this podcast shows it. I just could go on and on about how much I recommend this podcast but can I just leave you a 5 star review (the only review I’ve ever left btw) and urge you to listen. NOW!
  • Brooke the rookie
    Such a good podcast!
    It starts as something so funny and by the end you really feel like you know them both! Such a good podcast!
  • Travelchicka
    I laughed, I cried, I found the magic in mortality
    Another podcast recommended Dying for Sex and I so thought I’d take a quick listen....7 hour binge later and my eyes are swollen shut from cry laughing and laugh crying. Thanks to the brutally honest beauty of Molly and Nikki’s friendship, I find myself reflecting on what I am doing with my life and...somehow like her psychedelic clock free falling off the wall...I feel like I’m carrying just the tiniest, amazing piece of Molly with me.
  • megbundynobody
    What am I ??
    Sounds incredibly screwed up. Leaving spouse to go romp just because you have cancer. Should’ve left your spouse beforehand if that’s how toxic it was
  • Carballoca
    Just fell into this...
    I just stumbled across this podcast. I honestly thought this was going to be about prostitutes. Once I started listening I couldn’t turn it off. You knew Molly was terminal but she was so alive vibrant full of life to let this monster take her out but it did. I laughed, cried and never wanted it to stop. I never met her but I feel like I’ve lost a friend I never knew or met. I think you should do the infertility series you know Molly would want you to carry on. There are so many women going through infertility you never know who you might touch and make then feel there not alone going though infertility.
  • xy34%
    Fearless and Honest
    The story of the podcaster and her best friend of twenty years who is dying of cancer. The sex stories are fun and diverting the but relationship between the two of them is magical and unforgettable. It's a wonderful, real story of what life is really about
  • JAC#1987
    Unbelievable on so many levels
    I am 33 and going through a divorce and was recommended this by a friend. As a guy I did start listening for some of the sexual stories but stayed to hear Molly and Nikki’s story play out. This is a beautiful and powerful story that I could not have imagined was even possible. The last episode in particular was beautiful and exactly what I needed to hear. I will be absolutely recommending this to others.
  • Hindsight 1970
    Life Adventures
    I stumbled on this podcast and I’m loving it..Molly’s life adventure of not only embracing her diagnosis but take the sexual journey of a lifetime. Nikki and Molly share a bond of friendship and love together that is priceless.. I’m enjoying each episode and yearn to listen the next one.
  • PodAwfulCultist
    Dr Pepper is better.
    C’mon now. Who needs sex when you can have an ICE COLD DR. PEPPER?
  • MommaCassMuller
    LIFE CHANGING! LITERALLY!
    I am absolutely in awe over this Story. Molly is absolutely an amazing human. Her ability to see through it all. I’m sure am happy I listened to all this, TODAY! Nikki, I hope you know how lucky you are to know and love that soul! May Molly live on! I am so thankful for y’all’s story. Thank you Molly!
  • 1229Melissa
    Powerful story
    Started the podcast expecting to laugh and ended the podcast crying. Such a powerful story that we all can learn from. Molly and Nikki walk is through a story that tugged on my heart. RIP Molly - you lived an amazing life and one we can all learn from.
  • coco/clare
    Dying for Sex
    This is one of the most powerful love stories. My wife and I are in our 80s and fell in love with both Molly and Nikky. It is a story you will not forget.
  • PrMari04
    Such a great story
    Wow! Such a great real and raw story. Listen, you won’t regret it.
  • Sm13182
    Beautiful
    Beautiful story of friendship, love and life. Funny and heart wrenching
  • the Thoughtful and Hopeful
    Beautiful podcast
    As an oncologist, I really appreciated everything in this podcast.
  • sami12121212
    So much more then sex
    Thank you so much for this podcast! I went into listening to this thinking I was in for a funny, lighthearted podcast about adventurous sexcapades but oh my gosh this podcast is SO MUCH MORE then that! It is an incredibly heartfelt and empowering podcast about 2 best friends navigating Molly’s journey through cancer and how she is able to embrace her own sexuality despite her diagnosis. Molly is the most authentic and brave soul that I have ever had the honor getting to know. Thank you for finally talking about the taboo subject of female sexuality and discussing that it is OK to explore your own sexuality and to not feel ashamed about it!
  • gardeniamama
    Choosing to Live
    This podcast is about embracing life. I can’t recommend it enough. It’s definitely about sex, but so much more. Friendship, dying, mother-daughter relationship, childhood trauma. But it’s done in such a touching and relatable way.
  • 19Randy32
    One of the best podcasts I have ever heard.
    Very emotional podcast about an enduring friendship and love of life. A real human experience. A must hear!
  • LauraAnnL
    So good.
    Just finished the last episode and am trying so hard not to cry at my desk but there is a huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I have immense death anxiety and Molly’s story and wisdom and hilarity and her friendship with Nikki just let me exhale. Loved it. 💕
  • RhiannonBanks
    Thank you molly.
    I am so grateful to have gotten to know Molly through this podcast. To feel her wisdom and to be apart of her journey was an experience beyond words. Thank you.
  • Namemy names
    Stick with it
    This started out a bit odd for me, but I gave it a try. The same “dying for sex” plugs were used a few episodes in, I thought it was overkill but stuck with it. I’m glad I did, because with each episode, there was more substance and less “marketing” of the podcast. In the end, I found it to be quite thought provoking.
  • Delsious
    Eye opening!!!!
    Eye opening story on breaking the taboo of sex by emphasizing on the power of giving and receiving sexual pleasure to feel alive as a joining and unifying experience. This can be a lesson to many of us who never explored their sexuality. I specially loved the ending that she was looking for the true love and when she was dying she realized the person that she had to love all this time was herself first and we usually get this at the last!
  • Estewartdc3
    Like Nothing I’ve Ever Heard Before
    Come for the sex, stay for the hard earned wisdom. I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know Molly in this way. And to experience her deep friendship with the show host. Truly special. Highly recommend!
  • Alan0407
    Incredibly Touching
    One of the funniest, touching, and heartfelt podcasts I have ever listened to.
  • Plain$ight
    A tale of friendship and self love
    I was really blown away by season one of this podcast. The final episode had me in tears. There were so many healing gems of wisdom for me along the way. Thanks so much for sharing this journey.
  • nnnnvvvbbvbbchbvhfufur
    STOP saying it’s good
    Is so bad don’t like it it is so bad you loser
  • Squidnee08
    Beautiful, poignant story!
    This podcast is like a love story from one best friend to another and a really cathartic way of dealing with the death of a loved one.
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