From the Plow to Birth Control: How Tech Reshapes Relationships

Innovation Hub | 12 February 2021 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Debora Spar about her book Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny. Backgrounds the technologies – from the steam engine to the refrigerator – that have affected when, how, and with whom we partner up. Discusses a future with no masterplan for how the technologies we have built will further evolve and change us.

The Freemans – How To Have Better Arguments With Your Partner

Modern Wisdom | 20 February 2021 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman about their book The Argument Hangover: Empowering Couples to Fight Smarter and Overcome Communication Pitfalls. Argues that success in relationships is a function of dealing with disagreements. Explains what an argument hangover is, how to make a disagreement better before it’s even begun, how to turn conflict into a good thing, why emotional triggers are a danger, and more.

What the Science of Relationships Can Teach Founders

Venture Stories | 4 February 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Logan Ury discussing her book How To Not Die Alone from the perspective of founder relationships. Discusses: why a great relationship is really just a culmination of a series of small decisions, and how to be intentional every step of the way; how the three dating tendencies apply to cofounders as well as to romantic partners; what leads to external CEO candidates being paid more but performing worse than internal ones; why life is happier for satisficers than for maximizers; when to end it versus when to mend it; and why people love optionality but are much happier after having made permanent decisions.

Ethan Nichtern, ‘The Dharma of The Princess Bride’

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.

Marriageology: What Makes a Lasting Relationship

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.

Christian Rudder: Dataclysm

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.

Forget Me Not: Starting a New Romance When Your Partner Has Dementia

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.

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.