Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris | 16 August 2017 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ethan Nichtern about his book The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships. Backgrounds his life as a Buddhist teacher before analysing The Princess Bride as “a deconstructed fairytale that’s… really about trying to navigate relationships from this space of compassionately not knowing.” Highlights the need for compassion when figuring out relationships.
CBS This Morning | 10 July 2019 | 0h 24m | Listen Later
Interview with Belinda Luscombe about her book Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together. Luscombe shares her research about what strengthens relationships – six ‘F categories’ that couples should focus on: familiarity, fighting, finances, fooling around, family and finding help. She explains why people should stop looking for a soul mate, why we lash out at the people we love and why she says we’re doing marriage backwards.
Digital Mindfulness | 25 March 2017 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OK Cupid, and author of Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity – What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves. Explores the sociological inferences that can be drawn from the data generated by dating and social media websites.
RNZ: Insight | 11 May 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
What if your beloved has dementia and doesn’t know who you are anymore? Is it all right to start a new relationship with someone else? Considers the tangle of emotions, family reaction and legal issues that can emerge.
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.
Economic Rockstar | 29 January 2015 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marina Adshade abut the ideas in her book Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love. Applies the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love, courtship, sex, intimacy, and marriage. Humourous and insightful.
On Being with Krista Tippett | 2 August 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes
Alain de Botton’s essay Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person was one of the most-read articles in The New York Times in recent years. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. Love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and that process has more to do with ourselves than with what is right or wrong with our partner. The real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.