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Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships by blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.

Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships by blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.
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Jersey City, NJ

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Panoply

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Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. The show tells the stories about relationships by blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction.

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English


Episodes

Meet a new podcast: Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn

6/20/2018
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Friends, it’s been a while. I stopped by the Panoply studios to chat with our old Why Oh Why producer, Lindsey. Somehow, she's been able to fill the hole left by Why Oh Why by working on another show called Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn, and I think you'll love it. To get you started, here's an episode called Health is Wealth. Be sure to listen to the end to find out why it was harder for Lindsey to make an episode of Why Oh Why about her birth control than it was to write about what’s...

Duration:00:52:25

Meet a new podcast: By The Book

2/8/2018
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Oh, hey there! I'm back again to introduce you to another great show from my friends at Panoply: By The Book. Their latest episode is all about The Five Love Languages, and I think you'll really get a kick out of how the hosts, Kristen and Jolenta bend their lives to the rules of self help books. By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. It’s hosted by comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend, Kristen Meinzer. In each episode,...

Duration:00:41:58

Meet a new podcast: When Meghan Met Harry

1/9/2018
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Hey guys. Remember me? You know, Andrea Silenzi? It hasn't been that long. I popped back in the studio for a little update, and because Why Oh Why's producer, Lindsey, had some news to tell me. And no, this is not a new episode of Why Oh Why. It's an episode of a new podcast, cohosted by Kristen Meinzer and James Barr, called When Meghan Met Harry: A Royal Weddingcast. It's all about the most important wedding in all our lives: the wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry. In each episode...

Duration:00:25:18

#59: Loose Ends

12/26/2017
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We have news. Starting in 2018, we're taking a break from making Why Oh Why. While we can't predict the future, let's call it a break not a breakup. For this special episode, we'll hear from a wide range of past guests including David #1, Randy, Bumble Mike, and Mona Chalabi. Then, does your host have a secret boyfriend? In a Twitter survey, 35% of our listeners thought this was a possibility. Plus, two great Panoply shows we think you'll adore. Subscribe to By the Book and Family Ghosts...

Duration:00:41:46

#58: Just Another Sad Love Song

12/17/2017
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This summer, Schuyler shared a playlist of songs that have helped her cope with depression and anxiety. It moved a lot of people in her life to reach out, including Tom. For all the feels, check out the playlists discussed in this week's episode: 1. Eardrummings Vol. 19 by Schuyler. "Here's a playlist of songs that sort of put words/music to how I feel during my lowest lows. These sounds help me swim my way through that almost-drowning sensation and find my way back to a place that feels...

Duration:00:52:20

#57: Casual

12/8/2017
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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),...

Duration:00:43:27

#56: Stage a Fight with Esther Perel

11/30/2017
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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...

Duration:00:53:24

#55: Live in Chicago - Find Your Single Ladies

11/23/2017
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Live from Chicago Theater Works, our show begins with the love story. Hear how a first date turned into a meaningful relationship for six single women. This story came to us after Lisette's brilliant Twitter thread went viral. Plus, we help an American Ninja Warrior find love the old fashioned way: with a game show. Find out how five single ladies from our Chicago audience fare when we ask them real questions from the 1960s TV show The Dating Game. Ethan Swanson is on Instagram...

Duration:00:34:41

Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer

11/20/2017
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We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny...

Duration:00:03:37

#54: End of the World Sex

11/17/2017
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On election night last November, the world shifted beneath our feet... but what was going on our bedrooms? Nona Willis Aronowitz is a features editor at Splinter and writes a newsletter called "Fucking Through the Apocalypse." She joins us to discuss sex, politics and woke misogynists in the Trump era. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Did you know we have a newsletter? It's the best way to get photos and fun stuff you won't find anywhere else, plus our favorite new personal ads. It's also the...

Duration:00:40:49

#53: Dating While Brian

11/9/2017
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Brian has Muscular Dystrophy and gets around in a wheelchair, but that doesn't mean he won't make out with your girlfriend when you're not looking. On today's show, Brian tells his friend Luke what it's like for him to date with a disability. This episode came to us as a suggestion from Luke Terrell. (You might remember him from our LA show? He was the guy who made out with a girl on stage.) Luke is a filmmaker focused on telling stories about young adults with disabilities, and his...

Duration:00:42:17

#52: Horrible Anonymous

10/26/2017
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You know that hit podcast where a comedian talks with an anonymous person for an hour, no holds barred? We love that show! That's why we wanted to try our own version. What could possibly go wrong... 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,...

Duration:00:35:57

#51: Ghosting Stories

10/19/2017
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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...

Duration:00:39:16

#50: Stop Dating Older Guys

10/12/2017
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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. 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 Next Chicago Show: Join us for a live taping at...

Duration:00:37:49

#49: Birth Control by Stapler

10/5/2017
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The arm implant, known as Nexplanon, is a birth control option that's slightly more effective than the IUD, and less painful to insert. Why aren't we all using it? Why Oh Why's Lindsey Kratochwill investigates. 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. Live in Chicago Nov 2nd! Join us for a live taping at Chicago Theater Works on Thursday,...

Duration:00:32:52

#48: The Perfect Storm

9/22/2017
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While Hurricane Irma sped towards Miami, Emily decided to ask a guy from Bumble if he wanted to evacuate with her as a 3rd date. Her family has a home in the woods of North Carolina, and they'd be out of town that weekend. Here's what happened after he said yes. Wanna Be Set Up on a Blind Skype Date? We're matching up singles all across the world. Just fill out this Google form to be considered or visit whyohwhy.date. Live in Chicago Nov 2nd! Join us for a live taping at Chicago...

Duration:00:34:57

#47: Puppies or Ice Cream?

9/15/2017
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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...

Duration:00:44:37

#46: Leagues Over the Sea

9/8/2017
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This week, with Bumble Mike in tow, we set sail on a singles mixer, organized by The League. Is finding a date while stuck on a boat easier than swiping through the apps? And more importantly, who's your favorite yacht rock artist? 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:54

#45: My Friend the Human Shield

8/29/2017
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In this episode, we talk to a human shield and a human billboard. First, Al Letson was just trying to cover a demonstration—an anti-hate rally in Berkeley. When he saw a group of balaclava-clad men descend on an apparent right-wing agitator, he jumped into the fray, using his body to defend the man from kicks and punches. Letson is the host of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. And for the Spiel, is “#whaboom” the worst of our culture today? Today's show comes from...

Duration:00:27:33

#44: Going Out with Randy

8/20/2017
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Can flirting with your problematic friend help you date better in the wild? Our regular guest, Randy, stops by to help your host cure a bad case of first date burnout. Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove and Winc. Go to thirdlove.com/WHY or trywinc.com/why for special offers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:50