Friday February 12, 2010
What's on DNTO: Feb. 13
This week, we look into the flip sides of the Valentine's coin: kissing and breaking up.
First kiss: beautiful, awkward, or somewhere in the middle? Sook-Yin gets your stories of the first time.
A kiss is a beautiful thing... usually. Frisky.com writer Wendy Atterberry tells us about the kiss that totally creeped her out... and helped end a relationship.
Actor Gregory Smith was one half of Hollywood's longest kiss. We'll find out if there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to locking lips.
Think back to your very first kiss. Do you remember where it was, or what you were wearing? Toronto writer Lindsay Zier-Vogel is fascinated by other people's first kisses. She'll tell us why they're worth remembering - for better or for worse.
Sook-Yin tells us how "corn flakes" plus "kiss" equals "no spark."
So why do we kiss each other in the first place? Well, if you really want to get the inside scoop on smooching, there's probably no one better to ask than college students. That's what Gordon Gallup and his team of researchers did in a 2007 study of over 1,000 students. He'll tell us what they found out about the science of kissing.
There's probably no good way to be dumped... but what's the worst? Sook-Yin takes to the street for your breaking up horror stories.
Croatian artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic used to be a couple. But when their own romantic relationship ended, they didn't get bitter: they got creative. We'll talk to the creators of the Museum of Broken Relationships.
Can you really make a clean, "cold turkey" break with your ex? It becomes awfully hard when your grandpa gets involved. Charles Antin will explain why... and why his grandpa is no longer on Facebook.
Adam and Antonia were best friends, in the same band, in a relationship that leaned toward the romantic. But just when Jets Overhead was getting started, Antonia decided she wanted out. We'll hear their tale of heartbreak, and one of their songs, live in studio.
Sook-Yin will introduce you to a woman who used to live with her husband and kids but, after she got divorced… still lives with her husband and kids. We'll find out why Cate Cochran does it.
And here's this week's playlist:
The Maynards - "Break Out the Make Out"
Prince - "Kiss"
Betty Everett - "Shoop Shoop Song"
Amy Millan - "Skinny Boy"
Uncut - "Kiss Me"
The World Provider - "Valentine"
Tegan and Sara - "Where Does the Good Go"
Lauryn Hill - "Ex-Factor"
Jets Overhead - "Where Did You Go" (live in studio)
Magnetic Fields - "I Don't Want To Get Over You"