“Sex, Relationships, and Asian Daters” (32:35)
Podcast: The Mash Up Americans (Episode 28)
I was drawn to this episode because author and psychotherapist Esther Perel’s TED Talk is truly amazing. This interview with her is equally interesting.
Esther Perel. (Image: from ted.com)
Esther Perel’s book
“Mating in Captivity” on Amazon.com
“Tell Me I’m Fat” (1:10:32)
Podcast: This American Life (Episode 589)
Great listen for fat and non-fat people. Most of the reflections here apply to an array of natural fragilities of being human and of personal connections.
Elna Baker website
Roxane Gay website
Jesus. (Painting by Fernando Botero)
Wedding Drama, Part 1: Great Expectations (37:34)
Podcast: Dear Sugar Radio
Even when the topic sounds mundane, I always enjoy listening to the Sugars opinions and perspectives. Listening to this episode, I find fascinating how parents and parents-in-law like to make their sons and daughters weddings about themselves. I wonder what happened during their generation. Were they deprived somehow of the wedding of their dreams?
“Dealing with Wedding Drama” in The Huffington Post
Image: from Pixabay
“Mind Games 2016” (1:00:05)
Podcast: This American Life (Episode 588)
“Stories of people who try simple mind games on others, and then find themselves in way over their heads.”
Improv Everywhere website
David Berkeley website
No Pants scene of Improv Everywhere. (Image: improveverywhere.com)
Great episode about secrets that are kept to protect relationships and to protect the ones closer to us. Or to protect others from ourselves, or ourselves from our story… You choose!
Barbara Amaya website
Barbara Amaya’s book
“Nobody’s Girl” on Amazon
Barbara Amaya’s book cover. (Image: from Amazon.com)
“A Heart Outrun” (23:01)
Podcast: Modern Love (Episode 18)
An essay by Gary Presley read by Colin Farrel. “Gary Presley had all but given up on the idea of finding love. But — as the romantics out there know — love can find you when you least expect it. Sometimes, even when you’re resisting it.”
Gary Presley blog
Gary Presley (Image: from Facebook)
“To the Brink” (55:44)
Podcast: Snap Judgment (Episode 611)
Snap Judgment is always a good idea. In this episode, two fascinating true stories and one fictional story.
“This is a True Story” documentary by Paul Berczeller. Worth watching.
“Death in the Snow” in The Guardian.
“How a hunger strike affects the human body” in the Huffington Post.
“Hunger strike reflections” video by Laurence McKeown.
A scene from “This is a True Story”. (Image: Paul Berczeller)