Brad Wilcox on the Critical Role of Marriage in Societal Well-Being

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 26 June 2024 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Brad Wilcox about his book Get Married. Discusses contemporary views on marriage and how shifting societal norms around education, career focus, and individualism have impacted the timing and meaning of marital commitments; the “soulmate myth” and how this quest for perfect partnership can delay or complicate marriage decisions; the intriguing comparisons between Western and arranged marriages, exploring how cultural expectations and extended family involvement contribute to marital success; the evolving gender roles within marriage and their implications for marital stability and happiness.

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Clementine Ford on the Case Against Marriage

Ladies We Need To Talk | 30 October 2023 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Clementine Ford about her book I Don’t: The Case Against Marriage. Criticises the societal programming of women that they are incomplete without marriage. Argues that women ditch the institution of marriage and live life on their own terms.

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When Did Marriage Become a Luxury Good?

Freakonomics Radio | 21 September 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Melissa Kearney about her book The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind. Describes the problem of changing marriage patterns and the benefits of growing up in a two-parent household – and argues that it’s time for liberals to face these facts.

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Marriage, Middlemarch & Male Pseudonyms: George Eliot’s Unconventional Life

History Extra | 27 March 2023 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Clare Carlisle about her book The Marriage Question: George Eliot’s Double Life. Discusses the life and work of George Eliot. She repeatedly challenged the restrictive norms of Victorian society by eloping with a married man, writing fiction under a male pseudonym and marrying someone 20 years younger than her. Describes Eliot’s unconventional experience of marriage, her fascination with philosophy, and how these may have influenced her books.

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America’s Child Brides

The Documentary | 29 September 2019 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
48 out of 50 American states allow a child to marry, usually with parental consent or a judge’s discretion. In 17 states there is no minimum age, meaning in theory, a two-year-old could marry. Backgrounds the campaign to change the law and raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 without exceptions across all American states.

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When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

Hidden Brain | 13 February 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Marriage is hard – and there are signs it’s becoming even harder. Examines how long-term relationships have changed over time, and whether we might be able to improve marriage by asking less of it.

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