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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.

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?
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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 3 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. If you happen to live in New York City, you can see Sarah's art in person at the "Beyond Secretary" show at Mark Borghi Fine Art. The show runs from October 20 to December 5.

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#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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#1: The Single Straight Guy Focus Group  

In this debut episode, Andrea finds out what's been going on in the dating world. As her guide: a focus group of ten single, straight guys split between D.C. and Brooklyn studios. With some liquid lubrication, the guys share their own dating philosophies—for better or worse.

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Trailer  

Your host was hoping to play highlights from the new show, but found something better instead. Why Oh Why returns on Monday, September 19th.

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