Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor became a lawyer and a judge, she grew up in the South Bronx—just a few years behind guest host Sonia Manzano, who also grew up there and went on to play Maria on Sesame Street. The two Sonias didn't meet until a few years ago, but when they did, they learned that they have even more in common—including growing up in homes where money was tight, and having fathers who struggled with alcoholism.
In this special episode of Death, Sex & Money, the two also talk about overcoming insecurities, and some of the opinions that Justice Sotomayor has written for the Supreme Court, including those about racism. "I know that for people to hear me, I have to be able to explain it in terms that people can sit in the shoes of the other person," the Justice told Sonia. Hear more about their lives, and their friendship, in your podcast feed now.