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“Solo - The Single Person's Guide to a Remarkable Life” by Dr. Peter McGraw, seeks to celebrate and destigmatize single living. Welcome to the podcast that explores how being single affords you the freedom to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Peter – behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews happy single men and women and assembles advice from leading experts about health, fitness, money, business, travel, fashion, art, leisure, and of course, sex and dating. For the so-called spinster or bachelor, Solo is the resource for people who are happily single (aka the unapologetically unattached).

Solo – The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life Dr. Peter McGraw

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“Solo - The Single Person's Guide to a Remarkable Life” by Dr. Peter McGraw, seeks to celebrate and destigmatize single living. Welcome to the podcast that explores how being single affords you the freedom to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Peter – behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews happy single men and women and assembles advice from leading experts about health, fitness, money, business, travel, fashion, art, leisure, and of course, sex and dating. For the so-called spinster or bachelor, Solo is the resource for people who are happily single (aka the unapologetically unattached).

    Reinvention With The Remarkable Arlene Dickinson

    Reinvention With The Remarkable Arlene Dickinson

    This week’s episode features a remarkable solo and cast member of Dragons’ Den, the Canadian version of Shark Tank. Arlene Dickinson joins Peter McGraw and Darlene Savoy to talk about reinvention and single living. 

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    • 54 min
    Self-Contained

    Self-Contained

    Peter McGraw is joined by guest co-host Christina Campbell to talk to Emma John, the author of Self-Contained: Scenes from a Single Life. They discuss Emma's new memoir and explore her comfort being single and her discomfort talking about being single.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Remarkable Kid From Bombay

    The Remarkable Kid From Bombay

    As part of a live taping for the Solo club on clubhouse, Peter McGraw speaks to Ketan Anjaria, a divorced dad and young empty nester. They have a wide-reaching conversation covering dating and race, mental health, and Ketan's struggles spending time alone. Make sure you stick around to learn his "sixth love language."

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Attachment Theory

    Attachment Theory

    Attachment theory has made its way into the public sphere with the help of the recent book Attached. The theory contends that people approach intimate relationships from one of three perspectives: secure, anxious, or avoidant. Peter McGraw and Iris Schneider are joined by Geoff McDonald, a social psychologist and relationship scientist who is part of a small group of people doing research on singlehood. In addition to tackling the strengths and weaknesses of attachment theory, they discuss Geoff’s research on singlehood and how he has identified a small group of long-term singles with an adaptive approach to solo living.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Solo Parents

    Solo Parents

    While the topic of parenthood comes up from time to time, it is often from the perspective that solos are typically not parents. In this week's episode, however, Peter McGraw talks to two solo parents – one who is a single mother by choice and the other who had an “oopsie.” You will hear their stories, discover how their “team” helps them, and also learn a bit about how they go about dating (or not).  

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Waiting - Part 2

    Waiting - Part 2

    This is the second half of a two-part episode. Peter McGraw is joined by co-host Iris Schneider( a fellow solo and behavioral scientist) to talk to Kinneret Lahad, a sociologist who does research at the intersection of time and singlehood. It’s an incredible conversation. One that has Peter thinking differently about living single and living well.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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169 Ratings

169 Ratings

Trout1313 ,

Just what I needed

In reality I credit this podcast with a rapid recovery from a divorce in the last year. The content and commentary throughout this podcast allows you to reflect and think and in my case change beliefs systems that I have carried throughout my life without even realizing it. I find it empowering and open minded and have shared it with dozens of friends and family. I am finding the topics allow for great discussions with those around me and overall it’s one of the most enriching podcasts I have ever listened to. My thanks and gratitude to Peter for creating this project. Truly life changing for me.

Jack Fitzsimmons ,

Just What I’ve Been Looking For!

Wow, did this podcast ever drop into my lap right when I needed it. Finally, some people putting words and structure to these patterns I (and I imagine scores of other intentionally-single people) have been fumbling through for years. I cannot say enough about how helpful it has been to hear positive, informed validation of the style of living that has always worked best for me.

Professor Yogi ,

Transformative. Smart. Inspiring.

Making Solo a regular part of my routine has been life changing and has provoked a new sense of peace inside my soul. Listening to Dr. Pete and his guests will inspire you to reframe, revision, and ultimately create a new story of what it means to be single in the world. This new narrative is energizing, activist, and loving. Each episode will motivate you to create, to read, to write, to theorize, to travel, to be healthy, and to become the best you. I feel like I am a part of an awesome new community of smart, interesting, and beautiful people who are re-writing an an important story! Thank you DR. PETE. You are doing some amazing work here. Please keep it going.

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