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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

#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: 00:44:01


#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: 01:01:57


#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: 00:37:32


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: 00:47:27


#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: 00:48:03


#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: 00:41:20


#51: Ghosting Stories

10/20/2017
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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: 00:44:39


#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: 00:45:15


#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: 00:38:25


#48: The Perfect Storm

9/23/2017
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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: 00:40:46


#47: Puppies or Ice Cream?

9/16/2017
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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: 00:50:18


#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: 00:28:02


#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...

Duration: 00:31:21


#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.

Duration: 00:28:33


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

8/14/2017
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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")...

Duration: 00:29:28


#42: One Short Episode

7/30/2017
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When determining your criteria for a date, how much should height matter? We'll talk to one woman who has always known exactly what she's looking for in a partner. Anna Goldfarb is a journalist and author of the book "Clearly I Didn't Think This Through." She has also written about her relationship for the New York Times. Our sponsors for this episode are Casper (code: WHY) and Squarespace (code: WHY). Go to casper.com/WHY or squarespace.com and use the promo code for special offers.

Duration: 00:23:22


#41: Can You Fall in Love with Anyone?

7/23/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:41:06


#40: Game of Groans

7/16/2017
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Many fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones use photos of themselves sitting proudly atop an Iron Throne replica for their online dating profile pictures. But what's the symbolic meaning of the sword chair? We sent a correspondent to the heart of it: a Game of Thrones-themed pop-up bar in DC, and consulted an expert, Isaac Butler, to figure out how we should swipe on Thone-shots. The first episode of the Slate Plus Game of Thrones TV Club podcast is available Monday afternoon, July 17th,...

Duration: 00:34:17


#39: Live at Bonobos - Making Out in LA

7/13/2017
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What's the biggest difference between dating in LA and dating in NYC? Our running theory: there's more making out, usual in or near cars. We'll offer advice for Angelenos with help from TV kissing expert, Erica Rose. Then, Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder, West Wing Weekly) and Lindsey Mortensen (Larsen & Lund) tell us about their whirlwind bi-coastal courtship. You can listen to "Accidents" by The One AM Radio again on their website. To see photos from our live show, visit...

Duration: 00:42:49

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