“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
“The Editor” (27:37)
Podcast: Criminal (Episode 49)
Bear with the first few minutes of grotesque violence. This turns out to be an incredible story about self-development, human relations and generosity.
Article about Robin Woods in the
The New Yorker
Woods’ first letter to Stevens. (Image: from The New Yorker)
“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)
Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl (33:19)
Podcast: Radio Diaries (Episode 49)
Two very important years in the life of a Saudi girl. Amazing how free-minded and true to herself this girl was. She had her dreams and ambitions, that even in the context of her restrictive culture and religion, she was able to pursue gracefully. I wish you the best Majd Abdulghani! Please keep us updated on your life!
Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia from Wikipedia
Always been fascinated by the low divorced rates of arranged marriages. Here is a popular article about that
Why an arranged marriage ‘is more likely to develop into lasting love’ from the Dailymail.
Majd Abdulghani. (Image: from NPR)
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)