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Rank #85 in Personal Journals category

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Society & Culture
Personal Journals
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Named a best new podcast of 2016 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post and iTunes. Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love, dating and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships often blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.

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Named a best new podcast of 2016 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post and iTunes. Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love, dating and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships often blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.

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951 Ratings
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By spaceSuzee - Jul 29 2019
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Not sure what the point of this podcast is. It was recommended to me, but I didn’t get through two episodes before Ifelt disrespected. The non-‘talent’ was very rude and disrespectful to our President. It was uncalled for and had NOTHING to do with the subject of the podcast. No thank you!

Podcast is good except for Randy and fake content

By Allnicknamesaretaken98 - Mar 22 2019
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Some of the episodes are really great. I like Andrea. I relate to her and the topic. But the episodes with Randy (real or fake) are super annoying. His character is disgusting and when she’s nice to him it’s a huge eye roll. I would have really loved this podcast without the fake content/interviews.

iTunes Ratings

951 Ratings
Average Ratings
592
163
60
53
83

Vile

By spaceSuzee - Jul 29 2019
Read more
Not sure what the point of this podcast is. It was recommended to me, but I didn’t get through two episodes before Ifelt disrespected. The non-‘talent’ was very rude and disrespectful to our President. It was uncalled for and had NOTHING to do with the subject of the podcast. No thank you!

Podcast is good except for Randy and fake content

By Allnicknamesaretaken98 - Mar 22 2019
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Some of the episodes are really great. I like Andrea. I relate to her and the topic. But the episodes with Randy (real or fake) are super annoying. His character is disgusting and when she’s nice to him it’s a huge eye roll. I would have really loved this podcast without the fake content/interviews.
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Why Oh Why

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Named a best new podcast of 2016 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post and iTunes. Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love, dating and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships often blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.

Rank #1: #8: How Will I Know

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This week on Why Oh Why, a look back at the role this show has played in your host's personal life. Travel through the past three years as Andrea talks to her editor, Hillary Frank, about what’s going on in her relationship.

Hillary Frank is the host and creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

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Want to hear the full archive episodes that Andrea mentions? We’re sharing those links in our newsletter this week. Sign up now by visiting our website, whyohwhyradio.com.

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Nov 08 2016

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Rank #2: #57: Casual

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After you've developed an allergy to casual sex, is there a cure? We talk with comedy writer and performer Matteson Perry about keeping things casual. He's the author of "Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch." Plus, Dr. Chris Donaghue explains the value of a strong sexual connection in the early stages of dating. He's the author of "Sex Outside the Lines" and co-host of LoveLine with Amber Rose.

Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove, HelloFresh (code: WHY30), and Daily Harvest (WHY). Go to thirdlove.com/WHY, hellofresh.com, and daily-harvest.com and use the promo codes for special offers.

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Dec 08 2017

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Rank #3: #41: Can You Fall in Love with Anyone?

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If you can fall in love with anyone, how do you choose well? Mandy Len Catron offers an answer. She's the author of the book How to Fall in Love with Anyone. She also wrote the Modern Love essay "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This" for The New York Times, which was one of the top 5 stories the paper ran in 2015.

You can try “The 36 Questions That Lead to Love” by downloading this free New York Times app to your phone, tablet or other device.

Our sponsors for this episode are NatureBox and Lola (code: WHY). Go to naturebox.com/WHY or mylola.com and use the promo code for special offers.

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Jul 23 2017

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Rank #4: #50: Stop Dating Older Guys

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The age gap between men and women in heterosexual dating has become a fact of life in the 21st century. The Guardian’s Mona Chalabi suggests it’s time for that to change. Read her op-ed "I Want My 2.3 Bonus Years" in the New York Times.

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Tickets for Our Next Chicago Show:

Join us for a live taping at Chicago Theater Works on Thursday, November 2nd for an old-fashioned dating game with Chicago’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Our live show will be part of The Fest, curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival, a spectacular two-week lineup of live podcasts in Chicago this November, in venues across the city. Tickets here or at thefestchicago.org.

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Oct 12 2017

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Rank #5: #51: Ghosting Stories

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Ghosting has been called the millennial way of breaking up, but that doesn't make the phenomenon any less haunting for its victims. Just in time for Halloween, we present a collection of ghosting stories from listeners across the country.

Wanna Be Set Up on a Blind Skype Date?

We're matching up singles all across the world on painless, blind Skype dates. Just fill out this Google form to be considered or visit whyohwhy.date.

Tickets for Our Chicago Show:

Join us for a live taping at Chicago Theater Works on Thursday, November 2nd for an old-fashioned dating game with Chicago’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Our live show will be part of The Fest, curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival, a spectacular two-week lineup of live podcasts in Chicago this November, in venues across the city. Tickets here or at thefestchicago.org.

Our sponsors for this episode are Away (code: WHY), NatureBox, and Kopari. Go to awaytravel.com/why, naturebox.com/WHY, and koparibeauty.com/WHY for special offers.

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Oct 20 2017

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Rank #6: #56: Stage a Fight with Esther Perel

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Esther Perel has ideas for how to humor yourself on your first dates using a bit of role play. She's the host of the Audible original podcast "Where Should We Begin." You can hear Season 1 of the show on Apple Podcasts, and Season 2 is now available on Audible. She's also the author of "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity." Plus, our strangest Blind Skype Date yet,

Our sponsors for this episode are Quip, Zola and BarkBox. Go to getquip.com/WHY, zola.com/why, and barkbox.com/WHY for special offers.

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Dec 01 2017

58mins

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Rank #7: #30: Don't Listen If You're My Ex-Boyfriend

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How do you even begin to deal with heart break? Your host weighs the advice.

We'll speak with Olga Pronin, the marketing manager at Wham-O.

Dr. Fred Nour is a neuroscientist and wrote the book True Love.

Gretchen Rubin hosts the Happier podcast with her sister, Elizabeth Craft.

Baldwin Way is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University. You can find his research study about acetaminophen dulling emotions here, and can read more about the connections between physical and emotional pain here.  If you haven't read that Modern Love column, you can find that here.

Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove and HelloFresh (code: WHY30). Use the promo code, and go to ThirdLove.com/WHY for special offers.

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May 05 2017

35mins

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Rank #8: #28: Hotter on Bumble, Part 1

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Bumble is held up as Silicon Valley's gift to single women. Finally, a dating app made with us in mind. But after you download the app and start swiping, does it live up to the reputation?

In this episode, you heard clips from all our focus group episodes (#1, #13#26),  and our episode about The Bachelor (#23).

Valerie Woolard is a developer with Megaphone, the technology side of Panoply. She tweets: @valeriecodes

Satnam Narang works at Symantec, and has been following spam and bots on Tinder since 2013. He tweets: @satnam

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi.

Panoply Survey:

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Today's Sponsors:

ThirdLove. ThirdLove is the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for 30 days by visiting thirdlove.com/WHY

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Apr 14 2017

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Rank #9: #8: How Will I Know (Welcome, Planet Money Fans!)

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The wonderful team at NPR's Planet Money just rebroadcast an episode that changed the life of your host. To welcome any new listeners into our show, here's the classic episode that Robert Smith recommended. Hope you enjoy.

Old listeners, thank you for forgiving this redundancy in your episode feeds! We really appreciate it. The more the show grows, the better stories we'll be able to offer you in the coming weeks.

In this episode, we look back at the role this show has played in your host's personal life. Travel through the past three years as Andrea talks to her editor, Hillary Frank, about what’s going on in her relationship.

Hillary Frank is the host and creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

Newsletter:

Want to hear the full archive episodes that Andrea mentions? We’re sharing those links in our newsletter this week. Sign up now by visiting our website, whyohwhyradio.com.

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Mar 02 2017

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Rank #10: #3: Can Meddling Help a First Date?

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This week on Why Oh Why, Kate and David go on a first date at a bar in Brooklyn. You might remember these two from the focus group episode--David is the guy who asked Kate out at the end. And just for you, dear listeners, Andrea recorded every single moment.

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Oct 03 2016

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Rank #11: #36: Like a Virgin

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Are millennials spending too much time behind their screens and not enough time in the back seats of cars? Recent studies show that the generational cohorts born in the 1980's and 1990's are starting their sex lives later than Gen X'ers did. Twice as late. We'll talk with a lovely member of the so-called "hook-up generation" next to a pool in Florida. What can her romantic resume tell us about the state of dating today?

Why Oh Why: Live At Bonobos! Join our show as we take over Bonobos Guideshops across the country for special live podcast tapings. These shows sold out quick! But even if you don't have a ticket, Why Oh Why subscribers will get to hear everything that goes down in special bonus episodes. You can find the first episode, taped in NYC, here, and our Chicago episode will be out very soon.

These live shows were made possible by Bonobos. If you want to find clothing that will fit you better than you ever imagined, and get 20% off your first purchase, visit bonobos.com/whyohwhy.

Our sponsors for this episode are Lyft and Quip. Go to lyft.com/WHY or getquip.com/WHY for special offers.

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Jun 26 2017

31mins

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Rank #12: #29: Hotter on Bumble, Part 2

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If our potential matches on Bumble feel hotter than other apps, who's making that decision? What does this mean for us normals?

Reynald Adolphe caught our eye with his blog post: "Is Bumble's Algorithm Filtering Ugly People?" He is a software engineer and teaches other people how to be engineers, too. He tweets: @reynaldadolphe

Chris Volinsky was part of the winning team for the Netflix Prize to develop a better recommender system. He's assistant vice president of big data research at AT&T, and he tweets: @statpumpkin

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi.

Panoply Survey:

Let Panoply know what you think of our show (and others in the network too): survey.panoply.fm

Today's sponsors:

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Lyft. Join the ridesharing company that believes in treating its people better. Go to LYFT.com/WHY today, and you can get a $500 new driver bonus. Limited time only, terms apply.

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Apr 21 2017

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Rank #13: #17: Alone Forever

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What's going on with you romantically? Nothing? Our guest Aimée Lutkin says that's okay.

You can read her Jezebel piece here, follow her on Twitter @alutkin, and read more about her #onTinderatTinder project here.

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi. Did you hear we have a weekly newsletter? You can sign up on our website: whyohwhy.sexy.

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Jan 20 2017

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Rank #14: #12: Oblique Strategies

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Single? Chances are, someone who is decidedly not single has given you advice lately. This week, Andrea asks economist and journalist Tim Harford to vet the various dating advice she's heard from friends and fellow podcasters. Tim has a new book out called "Messy" about the value of bringing intentional disorder into your world.

One of the many podcasters offering advice in this episode is Mike Pesca from Slate's The Gist. You can hear their full conversation on episode #606, "Mike Debates His Former Producer About Dating." Plus, Helen Zaltzman, of The Allusionist podcast, concocts a weird way to attract dates, and Mallory Ortberg, from Slate's Dear Prudence podcast, might have the best advice of all. 

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Dec 06 2016

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Rank #15: #47: Puppies or Ice Cream?

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Helen Zaltzman has a way with words, which is why we're putting her to work solving one of the trickiest parts of online dating—composing your opening messages. Some lines can break the ice, while others just throw more ice into the void. We'll suggest a few ideas that just might work for you. Helen is the host of the The Allusionist podcast, and we especially adore her episode about online dating profiles.

Plus, Mandy Len Catron helps us become better matchmakers. She's the author of the book How to Fall in Love with Anyone.

Wanna Be Set Up on a Blind Skype Date?

You don't even need to wear pants! Just fill out this Google form to be considered in our pool of singles or visit our website: whyohwhyradio.com.

Live in Chicago Nov 2nd!

Join us for a live taping at Chicago Theater Works on Thursday, November 2nd, including an old-fashioned dating game with Chicago’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Our live show will be part of The Fest, curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival, a spectacular two-week lineup of live podcasts in Chicago this November, in venues across the city. Tickets here or at thefestchicago.com.

Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove, Winc, and Trackr. Go to thirdlove,com/WHY, winc.com/WHY or thetrackr.com/WHY for special offers.

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Sep 16 2017

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Rank #16: #43: A Man and a Woman Walk into a Bar

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Today on the show, we’re finally tackling THE QUESTION we're asked the most frequently as a podcast about dating: "Who should pay for the drink on a first date?"

Join us for a Tour De Advice for straight daters, starting with Sarah Bennett, the co-author of F*ck Love, who suggest dating like a headhunter. Then we'll hear from a range of writers including James Michael Sama ("Here’s Why Men Should Still Pay For Dates"), Elizabeth King ("Why A Woman Should Definitely Pay On The First Date") and Tiffanie Drayton ("Why I Refuse To Pay For Dates").

Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove and HelloFresh (code: WHY30). Go to thirdlove.com/WHY or hellofresh.com and use the promo code for special offers.

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Aug 13 2017

28mins

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Rank #17: #33: Why So Forlorn, OK Cupid?

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Does OK Cupid's app icon tell a larger narrative of chaos and distress? Let's use the logo design of popular dating apps to explore the state of the companies and the substance of their products. In doing so, we're joined by Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut. They're the cofounders of Design Observer, and hosts of The Design of Business | The Business of Design and The Observatory podcasts. We're also joined by Teddy Blanks, a graphic designer and founder of design studio Chips. He makes the logo for our podcast.

To follow along with the corresponding visuals for our design discussion, visit whyohwhyradio.com.

Why Oh Why: Live At Bonobos! Join our show as we take over Bonobos Guideshops across the country for special live podcast tapings. These shows sold out quick! But even if you don't have a ticket, Why Oh Why subscribers will get to hear everything that goes down in special bonus episodes. The first one will come out next week.

These live shows were made possible by Bonobos. If you want to find clothing that will fit you better than you ever imagined, and get 20% off your first purchase, visit bonobos.com/whyohwhy.

Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove and  HelloFresh (code: WHY30). Go to thirdlove.com/WHY or hellofresh.com and use the promo code for special offers.

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Jun 08 2017

54mins

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Rank #18: #21: One Date at a Time

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Think about it: The de facto first date invitation tends to be "let's get a drink." What's a single person to do when they don't imbibe?

Did you hear we have a weekly newsletter? You can sign up on our website: whyohwhy.sexy, and every week we send 10 new subscribers our latest Why Oh Why swag. To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. 

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Feb 16 2017

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Rank #19: #11: Listen to Your Heart

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When your host became newly single, she was shocked to discover that Tinder had made a drastic change as well. Like when silent films turned into talkies, though way less culturally significant, there is now a distinct sound when two people match on Tinder. Here to explain the art of sonic branding is Steve Milton, a founding partner at Listen, who helped craft the app's new signature sound.

Plus, in Trump's new America, our Facebook friends keep talking about getting an IUD. Why? We'll discuss the outlook for women's reproductive healthcare in the coming years with Slate's Christina Cauterucci.

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Andrea was recently interviewed by Slate's Leon Neyfakh about her decision to bring her personal life back into this show. To read this interview, sign up for a free trial: slate.com/whyohwhyplus

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Nov 29 2016

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Rank #20: #13: Single Straight Lady Focus Group

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Back in episode #1, we welcomed 10 dudes into the studio to shout about their dating lives. This week, our latest focus group invites 14 single ladies in New York and D.C. to chat about the many thrills and face palms that come with dating men. Is finding a partner essential to our longterm happiness? 

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Dec 20 2016

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