Episodes

#25: Your Best Foot  

What do you do when you meet someone who doesn't meet your most essential criteria? Why Oh Why explores how turning thirty can change your dating life for the better.

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#24: Tips from a Gentleman  

Jim's a 40-something guy who lives in Florida and exclusively dates strippers. What can he teach your host about improving her dating life in NYC?

Tell Us:
What do you make of Jim? Is he a real world Richard Gere seeking his own stripper with a heart of gold, or is there something darker at play? Would you take his dating advice seriously?

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 All this month, we’re asking you to tell a friend about a podcast they’ll love--because believe it or not, some people haven't discovered this wonderful world. So go be their guide! Tell them in real life or on social media, and help them find their new favorite podcast. Use #Trypod to spread the word.

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#23: As Seen on TV  

In a time when dating feels so broken, could The Bachelor be a reasonable last resort? What does a reality show get right?

To discuss this week's episode and this month's #trypod campaign, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi.

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#8: How Will I Know (& welcome, Planet Money fans!)  

The wonderful team at NPR's Planet Money just rebroadcast an episode that changed the life of your host. To welcome any new listeners into our show, here's the classic episode that Robert Smith recommended. Hope you enjoy.

Old listeners, thank you for forgiving this redundancy in your episode feeds! We really appreciate it. The more the show grows, the better stories we'll be able to offer you in the coming weeks.

In this episode, we look back at the role this show has played in your host's personal life. Travel through the past three years as Andrea talks to her editor, Hillary Frank, about what’s going on in her relationship.

Hillary Frank is the host and creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

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#22: Going There  

Today's episode is basically StoryCorps, but between total strangers in the back of a bar with the potential of sex later.

Have you ever had a meaningful interaction with a stranger? To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi.

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#21: One Date at a Time  

Think about it: The de facto first date invitation tends to be "let's get a drink." What's a single person to do when they don't imbibe?

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#20: Do I Hate Men?  

Before listening to this week's show, we recommend starting out with our "Dudes in Bars" episode from last week. It's #19.

For this week's show, we go back to the day of the Women's March, back to our army of lady interviewers and the dudes they talked to in bars around the country. And we ask men whether or not they're feminists. Turns out, it's not such an easy question to answer.

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi.

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#19: Dudes in Bars on January 21, 2017  

How do we date men in a time when our rights are under attack? We sent 10 ladies into bars across the country on the day of the historic Woman's March.

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi. Did you hear we have a weekly newsletter with a weekly swag giveaway? You can sign up on our website: whyohwhy.sexy.

You can find Allie Hock's podcast Everything is Fine! here: etfshow.org. Alice Anderson's podcast Veneers is at veneerspodcast.com. And Selly Smith's Regular Black Radio can be found here: regularblackradio.com.

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#18: What Ifs and Butts  

Is Uber the new Tinder? A lesson in how to shoot your shot when life sends you a cute driver. You can find Kelli on Twitter @KelliAmirah, and see her GIF-filled story here.

Then, for the bottom half of our episode, a user's guide to your butt with Dr. Patricia Raymond, who performs musical parodies online as Ms. Butt Meddler.

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Zola is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Couples can choose from more than 450 brands, all in one place. Listeners receive $50 when you register and use Zola. Visit Zola.com/WHY for details.

#17: Alone Forever  

What's going on with you romantically? Nothing? Our guest Aimée Lutkin says that's okay.

You can read her Jezebel piece here, follow her on Twitter @alutkin, and read more about her #onTinderatTinder project here.

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Andrea on Twitter as @andreasilenzi. Did you hear we have a weekly newsletter? You can sign up on our website: whyohwhy.sexy.

Today’s sponsors:

What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning The Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter wherever you find your podcasts.

Why Oh Why is brought to you by HelloFresh. The meal kit delivery service sends pre-measured ingredients right to your door, so you don’t waste time, or food! For $35 off your first week of deliveries, visit hellofresh.comand enter WHY35 when you subscribe!

#16: Randy's Mema Died  

This week on the show, our regular guest Randy finally goes off the deep end. Will your host dive in after him?

Yes, it's a real website: ragineffininsanity.com

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Randy on Twitter as @randyisdaman and Andrea is @andreasilenzi.

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#15: The Quiznos Guy  

When your host first met Randy, it was the opposite of a meet-cute. We'll revisit the phone call that kicked off years of quasi-friendship.

To discuss this week's episode, head to facebook.com/whyohwhyradio or tweet with #whyohwhy. You can find Randy on Twitter as @randyisdaman and Andrea is @andreasilenzi.

Get Your Next Favorite Bra From ThirdLove:
Why Oh Why is brought to you by ThirdLove, the lingerie brand using real women’s measurements to design better-fitting bras. Try one of their best-selling bras for free for 30 days by visiting thirdlove.com/WHY

Start Bingeing GE Podcast Theater's New Thriller:
What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? LifeAfter, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of last year’s award-winning The Message, explores these very questions. Listen and download LifeAfter wherever you find your podcasts.

#14: Hacking the Uterus 2.0  

The inexpensive reproductive healthcare coverage offered by the Affordable Care Act may soon be a distant memory. On today's show, we speak with a woman fresh off her own IUD insertion procedure to see how she's adjusting. Then, we revisit a classic episode from Why Oh Why's years as a baby podcast. Travel back with us to January 2014, as your host prepares for her own IUD insertion.

Listen and Subscribe to LifeAfter:
Why Oh Why is brought to you by LifeAfter, from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the creators of the award-winning series The Message. LifeAfter explores the question: What happens to our digital lives after we're gone? Listen and download LifeAfter wherever you get your podcasts. 

#13: Single Straight Lady Focus Group  

Back in episode #1, we welcomed 10 dudes into the studio to shout about their dating lives. This week, our latest focus group invites 14 single ladies in New York and D.C. to chat about the many thrills and face palms that come with dating men. Is finding a partner essential to our longterm happiness?

Join our next focus group:
We’re are now casting another focus group – this time for guys who want KIDS. If you’re in NYC or DC. send us a note. Whether you’re cis or trans, straight or queer – if you want to be someone’s Dad someday, we want to hear from you. Send a note to whyohwhy@panoply.fm.

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#12: Oblique Strategies  

Single? Chances are, someone who is decidedly not single has given you advice lately. This week, Andrea asks economist and journalist Tim Harford to vet the various dating advice she's heard from friends and fellow podcasters. Tim has a new book out called "Messy" about the value of bringing intentional disorder into your world.

One of the many podcasters offering advice in this episode is Mike Pesca from Slate's The Gist. You can hear their full conversation on episode #606, "Mike Debates His Former Producer About Dating." Plus, Helen Zaltzman, of The Allusionist podcast, concocts a weird way to attract dates, and Mallory Ortberg, from Slate's Dear Prudence podcast, might have the best advice of all.

Listen and Subscribe to LifeAfter
This week's episode of Why Oh Why was brought to you by LifeAfter, a new series from GE Podcast Theater and Panoply (the creators of last year's The Message). What happens to our digital lives when we’re gone? Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

#11: Listen to Your Heart  

When your host became newly single, she was shocked to discover that Tinder had made a drastic change as well. Like when silent films turned into talkies, though way less culturally significant, there is now a distinct sound when two people match on Tinder. Here to explain the art of sonic branding is Steve Milton, a founding partner at Listen, who helped craft the app's new signature sound.

Plus, in Trump's new America, our Facebook friends keep talking about getting an IUD. Why? We'll discuss the outlook for women's reproductive healthcare in the coming years with Slate's Christina Cauterucci.

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#10: Separation of Church and Date  

We ask a group of Christian ministers about what it's like to date when your other big relationship in life is with God. Our panel includes Amy Norton, a recent graduate from Harvard Divinity School, Cara Rockhill, an ordained Transitional Deacon in the Episcopal Church, and Nick Chiurazzi, a Pastor of Youth at Lower Manhattan Community Church.

GE Podcast Theater and Panoply have a new series!
This episode of Why Oh Why is brought to you by LifeAfter, from the team that created last year's The Message. What happens to our digital lives when we're gone? Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Get Slate Plus:
Andrea was recently interviewed by Slate's Leon Neyfakh about her decision to bring her personal life back into this show. To read this interview, sign up for Slate Plus: slate.com/whyohwhyplus

#9: Just My Swipe  

This week, we're heading into the past, to a simpler time. When Why Oh Why re-launched on Panoply in the fall, we celebrated with our own special live show at the Kraine Theater in New York City. Andrea helped her friend Joanna find love the old-fashioned way: with a game show. Our staff swiped through Tinder to find contestants, and then Joanna put them to the test, asking many of the real questions from the 1960s show The Dating Game.

We also hear briefly from the folks at IMTOY about their new line of inspired vibrators. More info: http://imtoy.com/ProductZoo

How has our national nightmare changed your love life?
We're looking for your relationship stories from the election. Did political differences make you end things with your partner? Did exes come out of the woodwork in the wake of America's decision? Let us know.

GE Podcast Theater and Panoply have a new series!
This episode of Why Oh Why is brought to you by LifeAfter, from the team that created last year's The Message. What happens to our digital lives when we're gone? Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 








#8: How Will I Know  

This week on Why Oh Why, a look back at the role this show has played in your host's personal life. Travel through the past three years as Andrea talks to her editor, Hillary Frank, about what’s going on in her relationship.

Hillary Frank is the host and creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

Newsletter:
Want to hear the full archive episodes that Andrea mentions? We’re sharing those links in our newsletter this week. Sign up now by visiting our website, whyohwhyradio.com.

#7: Too Old for Meet Cute  

This week on Why Oh Why, Andrea’s friend Joanna tells the story of a truly horrible first date. It’s one of those dates that makes the other people at the bar uncomfortable—or grateful they’re not in her shoes. Joanna learns an important lesson that some things just don't mix, and that maybe this dip into the dating pool wasn't worth her time. To make matters worse, one of the bar’s regulars (who happens to be frustratingly handsome) is watching it all unfold—and she’d much rather be on a date with him.

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