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Freakonomics Radio

Why Marry? (Part 2)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The consequences of our low marriage rate -- and if the old model is less attractive, how about a new one?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridgegate Week Six; Regional Greetings; The All-or-Nothing Marriage

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Today's show is guest-hosted by WNYC's Anna Sale. Find out more about Anna here

The Bridgegate scandal is now in its sixth week. New Jersey Public Radio reporters discuss the latest investigations. Plus: a Northwestern University professor claims that marriages today have the potential to be more successful than ever before but at a higher cost.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The All-Or-Nothing Marriage

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dr. Eli J Finkel, professor of psychology and professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University discusses his piece in The New York Times which argues marriage today isn't better or worse than ever before - it's both. He also explains the widening gap between marriages that succeed and marriages that fail.

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The Takeaway

Will the Pope Change his Mind on Divorce?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For 500 years, the Catholic Church denied communion to parishioners who divorce and remarry. But this week, Pope Francis may chart a new course, breaking ranks with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who refused to allow for pastoral discretion on the issue. James Carroll is the author of "An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us" and "Toward A New Catholic Church: The Promise of Reform." He examines the choices facing Pope Francis regarding marriage and the future of the Catholic Church. 

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Life of the Law

Polyamorous Love

Friday, February 14, 2014

Diana Adams believes the family law system is at least 20 years behind cultural changes. She helps non-traditional families—such as three people in love—find a simulacrum of the protection offered by legal marriage.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Marry? (Part 1)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The myths of modern marriage.

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Selected Shorts

Stephen Colbert Presents Stories of Powerful Objects

Friday, January 24, 2014

Stephen Colbert present stories with game changing objects--a time-travelling house and a marriage-busting pair of shorts.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The "You're Married—Psych!—You're Not Married" Edition

Friday, January 17, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Should the NSA be restrained? Will the Supreme Court revisit marriage equality? And is the First Amendment absolute outside abortion clinics?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cindy Chupack on Life as a Wife

Monday, January 06, 2014

Cindy Chupack, a writer for the television shows “Sex and the City” and “Modern Family” and sex columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, discusses her marriage. Her new book The Longest Date: Life as a Wife, is a collection of essays about the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony.

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The Takeaway

Edie Windsor on Her Love Affair with the Gays

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"I can't walk down the street without people stopping me to say thank you," says the 84-year-old, who shot to stardom this year after winning the Supreme Court Case that made gay marriage legal. "It's thrilling."

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage in 2013 and Beyond

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, the case that declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, marked just one of the many milestones in LGBT rights this year. Dale Carpenter, author of "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas - How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans" and professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, examines the state of same-sex marriage rights as 2013 draws to a close, and looks ahead at what to expect in 2014.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ann Patchett's This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ann Patchett examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband. She creates a portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriagethat begins with her childhood, covers disastrous early marriage, a later happy one, and examines her relationships with family and friends and the joy of writing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mixed Faith Families

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of 'Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America (Oxford University Press, 2013) talks about her own interfaith family and her research on the rise in mixed faith families in America--and takes your calls about your interfaith partnership.

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The Takeaway

Examining Our Changing American Families

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What does your family look like? The quintessential American family has been changing dramatically in recent years. This week, we're talking about those changes and how they will be reflected at your Thanksgiving table. We're asking about your families as our partner The New York Times takes up the question. Natalie Angier is the reporter behind this effort. Andrew Solomon, author of “Far from the Tree,” writes about all kinds of different families and different kinds of love—notably his own composite clan. 

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Selected Shorts

Let Sally Field and Jane Kaczmarek Read You Some John Updike

Friday, November 22, 2013

We celebrate American master John Updike with readings by Jane Kaczmarek (guest host) and Oscar-winning actress Sally Field

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Complicated Couples

Friday, November 08, 2013

A long marriage and the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the nuclear age in stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ann Patchett's Story of a Happy Marriage

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ann Patchett examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Odd Couples

Friday, August 23, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents stories by two American masters that feature improbable relationships.

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On Being

Kwame Anthony Appiah — Sidling Up to Difference: Social Change and Moral Revolutions [remix]

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable so

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On Being

[Unedited] Kwame Anthony Appiah with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable so

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