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Sowing Your Wild Oats in Mid-Life

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Robin Rinaldi was mid-life, mid-career and mid-married when she launcher her wild oats project -- a year spent exploring sex.

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The Takeaway

Frida Kahlo's Unpublished Love Letters For Sale

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This Wednesday, a New York auction house will put 25 love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo up for sale.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Love Letters, Murder and Lies, and Making it in Music

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Takeaway looks at artist Frida Kahol's love letters, a new film about murder and lies, and musician Amy Speace drops by.

Death, Sex & Money

Real Love: A Valentine's Special

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sometimes love fits neatly on a card. Sometimes, it spills over into rehab, divorce, or a call from a former Wyoming senator. 

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On Being

Helen Fisher — Love and Sex and Attachment

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Helen Fisher wields science as a sobering, if entertaining, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. She is a leading anthropologist/explorer on the new frontier of seeing inside our brains when love and sex happen.

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On Being

[Unedited] Helen Fisher with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Helen Fisher wields science as a sobering, if entertaining, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. She is a leading anthropologist/explorer on the new frontier of seeing inside our brains when love and sex happen.

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WQXR Features

Which Classical Piece Best Sets the Mood for Romance?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Join us Saturday at 5 pm as we count down the 12 most romantic pieces in classical music (a "dozen roses") as chosen by listeners in our online poll.

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The Takeaway

It's Not OK Cupid: Co-Founder Defends User Experiments

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The online matchmaking service this week revealed that it had manipulated the information users received about potential matches. Co-founder Christian Rudder says this sort of testing is necessary to deliver a better product - and pair more compatible profiles.

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The Takeaway

Your Long Distance Love Stories

Thursday, May 22, 2014

More than 3.5 million Americans are living in "commuter marriages." Hundreds of you got in touch to tell us how you're hanging in there.

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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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Storycorps

StoryCorps 370: The Big Secret

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cristina Peña and Chris Ondaatje, who have been dating since high school, remember when Cristina revealed she was born HIV positive.

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Selected Shorts

She's not the One/She's the One

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Kate Burton of Aimee Bender’s story “The Meeting” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Workouts for a Broken Heart

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Parker Posey of Miranda July’s story “The Swim Team” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

99% Rejected

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Wyatt Cenac of Simon Rich’s “Occupy Jen Street,” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Starting from Happy

Friday, April 18, 2014

This reading by Kirsten Vangsness of Patricia Marx’s “Starting from Happy” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Romantic Calamities,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Romantic Calamities

Friday, April 18, 2014

Advice for the lovelorn (not) from Patricia Marx, Simon Rich, Miranda July, and Aimee Bender.

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The Takeaway

This Valentine's Day, True Stories of Love & Tech

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From the unusual origins of Craigslist's "Missed Connections" to the science behind eHarmony, we take a look at the tech powering online dating sites.

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Movies on the Radio

Love in the Movies

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland offers a fresh bouquet of love themes from movies old and new, including "Spartacus," "The Godfather," "An Affair to Remember," "Women in Love," "Ben Hur" and others.

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WQXR Features

Which Classical Piece Sets the Mood for Romance?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We asked you to tell us which pieces signify romance to you by voting in our Valentine's Day Countdown. Tune in tonight at 7 pm as we count down the top 12 results.

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