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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.

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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.

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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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#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.

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#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?

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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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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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.

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#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.

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#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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#6: Dating with the Stars  

This week on Why Oh Why, we attempt to plant one lucky listener inside a private dating app for celebrities, Founded by a PR executive in 2015, Raya targets "users in creative industries," which is a coded way of saying, "famous people." Plus, two anonymous Raya members teach us what it's like to swipe amongst John Mayer, Kelly Osbourne, Moby, Raven Symoné, Fred Durst and Sharon Stone. Is this the best place ever to find a boyfriend, or the absolute worst?

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#5: A Celebration of Awkwardness  

At the end of Episode #3, a surprise ending left us all cringing from head to toe. As an antidote, this week we welcome David back into the studio to share his side of the story. Plus, we head back to Bushwick to get a drink with that sexy Irish guy. You won't believe his trick for mellowing out on a first date.

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#4: Hillary Clinton Sex Dream  

This week, a love story that takes place in the mind of a mathematician-turned-artist. Sarah Sole began her unique obsession with Hillary Clinton in 2007, after a vivid sexual dream. It was the beginning of an imaginary, sexual relationship that played out through Sarah's art. Her portraits bring Hillary into a new light, showing us nude Hillary, butch Hillary, and even Hillary as James Buchanan. You can browse her portraits of Hillary on our website, whyohwhyradio.com, and follow her on Instagram as @hillaryporm_official.

#3: Can Meddling Help a First Date?  

This week on Why Oh Why, Kate and David go on a first date at a bar in Brooklyn. You might remember these two from the focus group episode--David is the guy who asked Kate out at the end. And just for you, dear listeners, Andrea recorded every single moment.

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#2: Randy's First Kiss  

Remember Randy from last week's focus group? He told us why he's not on any of the dating apps, and how he meets women at Club Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland. In this episode, we'll hear what made his first kiss unforgettable.

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