Episode of the day: “Sex, Relationships and Asian Daters”

Listen to “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.

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Esther Perel. (Image: from ted.com)

More information:

Esther Perel’s TED Talk

Esther Perel’s book “Mating in Captivity” on Amazon.com


Episode of the day: “Tell Me I’m Fat”

Listen to “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.

More information:

Elna Baker website

Roxane Gay website

Jesus. (Painting by Fernando Botero)

Episode of the day: “Wedding Drama, Part 1: Great Expectations”

Listen to 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?

More information:

“Dealing with Wedding Drama” in The Huffington Post

Vestido De Casamento, Vestido, Saia, Mulher, Noiva
Image: from Pixabay

Episode of the day: “Mind Games 2016”

Listen to “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.”

More information:

Improv Everywhere website

David Berkeley website

No Pants scene of Improv Everywhere. (Image: improveverywhere.com)

Episode of the day: “Secrets”

Listen to “Secrets” (15:44)

Podcast: Storycorps

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!

More information:

Barbara Amaya website

Barbara Amaya’s book “Nobody’s Girl” on Amazon

Barbara Amaya’s book cover. (Image: from Amazon.com)


Episode of the day: “A Heart Outrun”

Listen to “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.”

More information:

Gary Presley blog

Gary Presley (Image: from Facebook)

Episode of the day: “To the Brink”

Listen to “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.

More information:

“This is a True Story” documentary by Paul Berczeller. Worth watching.

Article “Death in the Snow” in The Guardian.

Article “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. Officer Jessie Heliman actually spoke with the real Takako before she died
A scene from “This is a True Story”. (Image: Paul Berczeller)