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Storycorps

StoryCorps 379: Facing Forward

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cheri Lindsay talks with her father, Phillip, about vitiligo, a rare skin condition they share.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Advice for Giving and Getting Advice

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hear the NY Times Social Q's columnist on when to give advice, how to ask for it, and why unsolicited advice is "criticism, masquerading as having only your best interests at heart." 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 377: My Father, The Giant

Monday, June 09, 2014

Thompson Williams talks about his father's legacy with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams.

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The Takeaway

Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A growing number of married couples are living apart in a union known as a commuter marriage. Why are so many married Americans staying far away from each other? And how do they keep their relationship alive from opposite sides of the country or even the world?

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The Takeaway

Finding Good Advice in Strange Places

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for romantic advice might be a senator.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forgiveness: How-To

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mpho Tutu, minister and co-author, with her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, of The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World offers a step-by-step guide to truth and reconciliation in our lives: tell the story, name the hurt, forgive, and renew or release the relationship.

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Radiolab

You Yawn. She Doesn't Yawn Back. Uh-Oh

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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You are at a table for two, sitting with your girlfriend or boyfriend, when, for no good reason (you can't help it, you didn't mean to do it), you yawn. It's a big, gaping, jaw-extending, embarrassing yawn and because you didn't cover ...

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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

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

The Biology of Intimacy & Making Love Last

Friday, February 14, 2014

How do we make love last? Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and professor at the Center for Human Evolution Studies at Rutgers, explains her recent research on the scientific underpinnings of long-lasting romance. The Takeaway also gets relationship advice from one couple, Jack Connelly and Bob Gaither, who began dating 37 years ago, in the late 1970s. At that time, they truly defied the odds as a gay couple and an interracial couple. They share their story, along with the relationship lessons they've learned over the past few decades together.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Marry? (Part 1)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The myths of modern marriage.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly on Drawing Women and Men

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, talks about her new cartoon collection, Women on Men, about relationships.

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Soundcheck

Parents And New Music: Paul Ford

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We continue our series about introducing your parents to new music with Paul Ford, the Brooklyn-based writer who joins us occasionally on Soundcheck. Plus, host John Schaefer shares his thoughts about the music his daughters have introduced him to. 

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Soundcheck

Introducing New Music To Your Parents; Vanished Venues: Area; The Devil Makes Three

Monday, November 25, 2013

In this episode: Comedian Rob Delaney joins Soundcheck to kick off a three-day look at the risks and rewards of introducing your parents to new music, particularly over the holidays.

Then, Vanished Venues, Soundcheck's occasional series on now-defunct New York nightclubs, looks at Area, the downtown venue known for theme nights, unusual invitations and, of course, celebrities from 1983-1987.

And, the fiendishly talented band The Devil Makes Three brings its infernal blend of bluegrass sound, punk attitude, and groovy improvising to our studio for a return performance.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

China's New Rule for Mandatory Parent Visits

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Bonnie Tsui, stories editor for The Atlantic, discusses the new Chinese law requiring adult children to visit their parents. Tsui talks about what this legislation tells us about the needs of a growing elderly population in the U.S., and takes your calls on how you manage a long-distance relationship with your parents.

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Bonnie Tsui, stories editor for The Atlantic, discusses the new Chinese law requiring adult children to visit their parents. Tsui talks about what this legislation tells us about the needs of a growing elderly population in the US, and takes your calls on how you manage a long-distance relationship with your parents.

 

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The Takeaway

The Benefits of Human Monogamy

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Two recent studies have shown that monogamy is largely beneficial for male members of certain species, but what about human relationships? Do men have more benefits in monogamous heterosexual human relationships? Lamar Tyler and Emily Rems are in monogamous relationships, and weigh in with their personal experiences. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Need Advice? Ask Emily Yoffe

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Slate's advice columnist, Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, will be answering your manners and morals questions and offering her advice throughout the summer on the Brian Lehrer Show. Our plan is to take an advice question from one of you each week and put you on the air with Emily. We'll also gather advice for you from other listeners too. So if you would like to be that person who gets to ask the question, please ask your question here in the comments section. (Reminder: If you'd like to remain anonymous, just choose a fake name. But we would want you to come on the air, so include your real email address so we can get in touch with you. Your email address will not be public.)

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Paradox of Sexual Freedom

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In her private practice & research, Leslie Bell, Berkeley-based sociologist and psychotherapist specializing in women's development and sexuality, finds that 20-something women have more information, more choices -- and more confusion -- over sex and love. She discusses this puzzle in her new book Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Odd Couples

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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

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