Friday April 28, 2017
21st Century love
Six podcasts about modern romance
FULL CANADIAN BROADCAST VERSION:
"Where the hell are you Romeo? Tried calling but barely getting reception. Literally had to climb mountain of skulls to get like even one bar for texting." — Juliet texts Romeo from hell
In a text message exchange between dead Romeo and Juliet, we hear about their entertaining day-to-day life in heaven and hell, respectively.
"I decided that I was going to reverse engineer OkCupid's match algorithm." — Chris McKinlay
A UCLA graduate with a PhD in Applied Mathematics uses his computing skills to find a date on OkCupid.
"I say 'I'm Suzanne, I have been dating John for the past six months.' And she says her name is Tara and she has been dating John for the past two years!" — Reply All
Multiple women tell their story about dating the same eligible bachelor named "John." It is a warning to those who are on dating websites like OkCupid searching for true love.
"When we were broke, we were in a pickle together. We didn't fight about money." — Cheryl Strayed on her husband
New York Times' best-selling author Cheryl Strayed talks to her husband about their tougher years as a couple.
"I have a lot of guilt because they [my parents] did sacrifice a lot for me. But they chose America, and America's whole motto is to follow your own path." — Pabba
Immigrant parents sign their son up for India's oldest and most successful dating app. Time is running out as they feel a need to marry off their son.
"If Steph and I were to have a child, and we used insemination at home... if we did not involve a third party person, that known donor would be guaranteed rights to parenthood." — Longest Shortest Time
Host Hillary Frank invites couples to discuss how they're navigating the often confusing waters of LGBTQ family planning. Each couple knows they eventually want kids, but they still haven't figured out how to make them.