28 episodes

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue fell in love on live television and wed over 40 years ago. Eavesdrop as they visit the homes of famous long-marrieds for intimate conversations about enduring love and all its challenges: family, career, conflict, addiction, illness, jealousy — everything that binds couples together or can break them apart.With lots of laughs around the coffee table, we hear private takes, internal struggles and hilarious anecdotes from the likes of Viola Davis & Julius Tennon; Sting & Trudie Styler; Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka; Ray & Anna Romano; John McEnroe & Patty Smyth; Ten Danson & Mary Steenburgen; Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos; Bob Woodward & Elsa Walsh; Rodney & Holly Robinson Peete; George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth; Patricia Cornwell & Staci Gruber; Judges Judy & Jerry Sheindlin; Dr. Sanjay & Rebecca Gupta; President Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter; John & Justine Leguizamo; David & Mary Boies; Bryan Cranston & Robin Dearden; Jesse & Jacqueline Jackson; Rob & Michele Reiner; and Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Double Date with Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue Pushkin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 1K Ratings

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Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue fell in love on live television and wed over 40 years ago. Eavesdrop as they visit the homes of famous long-marrieds for intimate conversations about enduring love and all its challenges: family, career, conflict, addiction, illness, jealousy — everything that binds couples together or can break them apart.With lots of laughs around the coffee table, we hear private takes, internal struggles and hilarious anecdotes from the likes of Viola Davis & Julius Tennon; Sting & Trudie Styler; Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka; Ray & Anna Romano; John McEnroe & Patty Smyth; Ten Danson & Mary Steenburgen; Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos; Bob Woodward & Elsa Walsh; Rodney & Holly Robinson Peete; George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth; Patricia Cornwell & Staci Gruber; Judges Judy & Jerry Sheindlin; Dr. Sanjay & Rebecca Gupta; President Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter; John & Justine Leguizamo; David & Mary Boies; Bryan Cranston & Robin Dearden; Jesse & Jacqueline Jackson; Rob & Michele Reiner; and Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

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    Heartbreak: A Journalist Studies the Science of Divorce

    Heartbreak: A Journalist Studies the Science of Divorce

    This week, we're sharing a new audiobook from Pushkin, the company behind The Last Archive. It’s called Heartbreak and it’s written and read by Florence Williams. Florence is a science journalist, but when her husband of 25 years broke up with her, she became her own subject. Florence set out to understand what was happening to her, emotionally and physically, after the divorce. The result is a courageous and intimate audiobook filled with interviews, conversations with friends and audio diaries from some of her most vulnerable moments. Divorce is painful, many of our Double Date guests have been through it and discussed in depth on the show. But this audiobook is a beautifully detailed chronicle of a path through.

    You can order the Heartbreak audiobook now at pushkin.fm/heartbreak.

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    • 21 min
    Introducing: A Slight Change of Plans, Apple's Best Show of the Year

    Introducing: A Slight Change of Plans, Apple's Best Show of the Year

    Pushkin is thrilled to announce that A Slight Change of Plans was named Apple Podcasts' Best Show of the Year! This week, we're sharing an episode with Double Date listeners. A Slight Change of Plans is all about understanding the science of change. That understanding, mixed with a healthy dose of compassion, has made the show a perfect antidote for the times we’re living in. Dr. Maya Shankar has interviewed celebrities like Tiffany Haddish and Kacey Musgraves. But she’s interviewed real-life inspirations, too. People who have dealt with cancer diagnoses or the loss of a loved one, and somehow managed to learn and grow from those hard experiences. 




    In this episode, Maya discusses a heartbreaking change she recently experienced in her personal life, while on her way to becoming a mom. Maya's producer Tyler interviews her about her own “Slight Change of Plans.”




    You can hear more A Slight Change of Plans episodes at https://link.chtbl.com/doubledateslightchange

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    • 39 min
    Double Date Presents: Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon

    Double Date Presents: Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon

    Presenting: An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. Download the audiobook today at miracleaudiobook.com and receive an exclusive listener's guide pdf featuring additional commentary from Bruce, the producers and editors of Miracle and Wonder.

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    • 5 min
    Ariana Grande’s Perfect Pitch from Backstage Pass

    Ariana Grande’s Perfect Pitch from Backstage Pass

    Sharing an episode of Pushkin’s newest show, Backstage Pass. Eric Vetro is the voice coach to the stars. From Camila Cabello to Shawn Mendes, to John Legend, Eric Vetro has guided your favorite singers during some of the most iconic moments of their musical lives. On Backstage Pass, Eric’s celebrity students retrace their vocal journeys, from the very first song they ever sang, through notable challenges in their careers. Listen to Ariana Grande talk about the blessing and curse of perfect pitch. Hear Chloe Bailey’s transformation from singing at a summer camp to signing with Beyoncé. You’ll hear these singers as you never have before, and you may even learn to sing a little better yourself.

    In this episode, Ariana Grande talks to Eric about her vocal range, how Broadway influences her music, and the struggles of perfect pitch.




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    • 38 min
    Rob Lowe Reminisces on The Happiness Lab

    Rob Lowe Reminisces on The Happiness Lab

    This week, we're presenting an episode of The Happiness Lab. On the show, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos shares surprising research and inspiring stories that change the way we think about happiness. 

    In this episode, Laurie talks to actor Rob Lowe about why nostalgia isn't always so rosy. Rob says that, as much as he loves the '80s, he's careful not to wallow too much in nostalgia for the music, fashions and events of his youth. Laurie explains that happiness science backs him up on this: Research suggests our memories of the past can be very selective and very unreliable - causing us to misremember events and cast them in a rosy glow. You'll learn why this causes us to make very bad decisions about what will make us happy in the future. 

    You can listen to more episodes of The Happiness Lab at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/happinessdoubledate

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    • 35 min
    Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan

    Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan

    We visited America’s sweethearts on Manhattan’s East Side and found them as devoted and candid as ever. During a short period in the late 80’s, Michael and Tracy got married, had a son, Michael lost his father and gained a life-altering diagnosis — a lot for a young couple to navigate. How it started and how’s it going? An inspiring story you won’t want to miss.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

cybrgk ,

Hanging with Friends

Missing my friends Marlo and Phil. Hoping they are ok and come back soon. This is one of my fave podcasts. I’ve learned so much about marriage from them and their guests and I’ve been married for 11 years! Lol

SewistJstarr4250 ,

But where are Marlo and Phil??

Fell in love with this podcast last year and have been waiting patiently for a new episode since last August. I hope Phil and Marlo are well.

mande's mom ,

Love Love Love Double Date

Great podcast. Marlo and Phil ask great questions and elicit meaningful conversations. Have even learned a thing or two!

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