Normally Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate coming together, but today we're exploring the reasons people drift apart. In four stories, we explore all the reasons we fail to click. We have a story about a Stanford student who tried, and failed, to sell her eggs to an elite donation agency, an investigation into the paradoxical allure of French women, a radio play about the perils of matchmaking, and an essay on love that offers an unusual take on arranged marriages.
Host: Charlie Mintz
Producers: Charlie Mintz, Hannah Krakauer, Rachel Hamburg
Featuring: Eva Glasrud, Paula England, Harville Hendrix, Stuart Blaire and Art Tosborvorn
Music: George Pritzker, Jeff Striker, Snuffaluffagus
Video Podcast: ‘Song of a Sperm Donor’ by Emmaunel Dayan
Release Date: 12 Febrary 2009
Listen to the Full Show:
Intro Story: These Are Not Just Ordinary Eggs
One Stanford undergrad goes on a quest to sell her eggs for a price of up to $100,000. Featuring Eva.
Story 1: The Elusive Allure of the French Female
Why is it so hard to click with French women? Or... is it??? Produced by Hannah Krakauer
Story 2: So... How did you two meet?
A radio drama of matchmaking gone terribly wrong. Produced by Charlie Mintz
Story 3: Arranged Success
We take a look at American expectations for love and ask whether arranged marriages might be best, in hopes of explaining the maddening tendencies of the human heart. Produced by Stuart Blaire and Art Tosborvorn
Intro Story image via flickr | Story 1 image via cowbird | Story 2 image via flickr | Story 3 image via flickr