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?
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.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.