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Two siblings take on the painful world of relationships among the youths, exploring why people are dating/having sex/settling down less. We also talk about relationship and sex issues, current events, and media which portrays either helpful or hurtful messages. None of it goes well.

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Two siblings take on the painful world of relationships among the youths, exploring why people are dating/having sex/settling down less. We also talk about relationship and sex issues, current events, and media which portrays either helpful or hurtful messages. None of it goes well.

    Episode 94: Book Club - Love Smart with Dr Phil McGraw pt3

    Episode 94: Book Club - Love Smart with Dr Phil McGraw pt3

    Mustachio McGraw returns again to blah blah blah. To offset our desire to not discuss the book we bide time by sampling the worst soda we've ever tasted and reveal our new power mantra for the year, 2023: 20-Rigatoni (It makes more sense in context). 

    There's some sexist statements about how men communicate, some poorly explained filler about male archetypes and how women can use knowledge of them to improve their relationships, some junk about the type of guys women should always avoid, and some stuff about online dating but neither Naomi or Joel are really feeling it. It's both too general to be useful advice and too specific at times to be helpful in most people's relationships. Also, this last part makes it clear he and Steve Harvey don't differ too much in how they think of women and gender essentialism, so we're not giving the benefit of the doubt we gave in prior sections. 

    We will seriously entertain suggestions on how to destroy this book in the hopes no one else ever has to read it. 

    We strongly urge our listeners to support the work of Planned Parenthood by donating here. For the indefinite future all Patreon donations will go to them, NARAL, or other orgs doing good work across the nation.

    Interested in starting your own podcast? Check out our Buzzsprout link to get a $20 giftcard for signing up to host through them. If you're interested but not sold on the merits of the platform, give us a holler and we'll talk about why we chose and continue to use it. 
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    Episode 93: Book Club - Love Smart with Dr Phil McGraw pt2

    Episode 93: Book Club - Love Smart with Dr Phil McGraw pt2

    Dr Phil is back to give out more advice, some of it weirdly helpful, some of it horribly sexist. We do our best to differentiate the man and our opinions on him from Steve Harvey, but given the similarities between their content and facial hair we do mess up a few times. Our apologies to Mr McGraw. 

    In these sections Philip tells readers how to work past their trauma from prior relationships, describes how every woman is either nice or sexy, talks about the importance of marketing your good qualities when dating, explains the "fundamental differences" between women and men, and quizzes readers on whether they can identify common relationship myths. We have no issues with any of these statements and do not at any point object to the content. 

    We strongly urge our listeners to support the work of Planned Parenthood by donating here. For the indefinite future all Patreon donations will go to them, NARAL, or other orgs doing good work across the nation.

    Interested in starting your own podcast? Check out our Buzzsprout link to get a $20 giftcard for signing up to host through them. If you're interested but not sold on the merits of the platform, give us a holler and we'll talk about why we chose and continue to use it. 


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    Episode 92: Book Club - Love Smart with Dr Phil McGraw pt1

    Episode 92: Book Club - Love Smart with Dr Phil McGraw pt1

    We spent most of 2022 bagging on Steve Harvey so we figured we'd find a new daytime talkshow host enemy for 2023. Enter Dr Phil, America's favorite substitute for proper mental health education and treatment. After making a splash with his advice show in 2002 he dropped this 2005 gem, a comprehensive guide for women to find their happily ever after. Or at least that was the goal.

    In Part 1 we dig into Phil McGraw's weird controversies and sketchy therapy style, how he suggests women think about dating, and the (actually maybe helpful?) lists he provides for visualizing your future partner.  It's not baaad advice, but there's enough weirdness to justify us taking shots here and in future episodes. 

    We strongly urge our listeners to support the work of Planned Parenthood by donating here. For the indefinite future all Patreon donations will go to them, NARAL, or other orgs doing good work across the nation.

    Interested in starting your own podcast? Check out our Buzzsprout link to get a $20 giftcard for signing up to host through them. If you're interested but not sold on the merits of the platform, give us a holler and we'll talk about why we chose and continue to use it. 
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    Episode 91: 2023 Dating Trends

    Episode 91: 2023 Dating Trends

    Oh boy, a new year beckons, which means it's time for all you singles to get your resolutions in order and plot your dating strategy for the next 365 days. We've pulled some predictions about new dating trends from Bumble, OK Cupid, Match, and Women's Health, spend a bit too much time digging once more into Match's Singles in America survey, and Joel gives a few predictions of his own for the coming year. If anyone wants to cancel us for bad opinions, come back in 12 months and check how we did.

    Credit to "Singles in America" for our cover art. 

    We strongly urge our listeners to support the work of Planned Parenthood by donating here. For the indefinite future all Patreon donations will go to them, NARAL, or other orgs doing good work across the nation.

    Interested in starting your own podcast? Check out our Buzzsprout link to get a $20 giftcard for signing up to host through them. If you're interested but not sold on the merits of the platform, give us a holler and we'll talk about why we chose and continue to use it. 
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    Episode 90: Another Year Round the Sun (feat. Atomic Habits)

    Episode 90: Another Year Round the Sun (feat. Atomic Habits)

    Sup, 2023?  If you're like us you're probably still recovering from excessive mulled wine and eggnog consumption but it's time to get cracking on goals for the year. This time Joel and Naomi have some new advice for how to not just set goals but to create the processes necessary to achieve them. Joel brings in "Atomic Habits," a guide that explains how to create the processes to achieve your aspirations and break the habits you have that prevent you from being better. If you maybe fell short of where you wanted to get in 2022 as a better person or partner listen to this one to get a leg up in the coming year.

    Also, we had some audio issues in the second half of this bad boy. Nothing unsalvageable, but certainly not our best work.  

    Find a copy of Atomic Habits here. 

    We strongly urge our listeners to support the work of Planned Parenthood by donating here. For the indefinite future all Patreon donations will go to them, NARAL, or other orgs doing good work across the nation.

    Interested in starting your own podcast? Check out our Buzzsprout link to get a $20 giftcard for signing up to host through them. If you're interested but not sold on the merits of the platform, give us a holler and we'll talk about why we chose and continue to use it. 
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    Episode 89: Movie Night - Think Like a Man Too Discussion

    Episode 89: Movie Night - Think Like a Man Too Discussion

    Happy Holidays to all who celebrate! Patrons got this present early, back in October; subscribe now to access incredible work like this far in advance of the regular audience.

    It's here, it's finally here. The end of an unending saga, the final piece of the polyptych that forms the life work of one Broderick Stephen Harvey.  It's okay, we guess. Unlike Marry Me it's at least watchable and has the added benefit of being shot far more competently than the first film. That said, it's still not good, and Joel forced Naomi to listen to him rant about this film's shortcomings for over an hour. Listen to him complain about the weird background of this film's development, nonsensical plotpoints , repetitive character arcs, and, most importantly, the sexist messages they were forced to use so this could be canonized into the "Think Like a Man" universe. We're happy to be done with this but recognize the writers are hard at work on a tv series; if they need help on that or the inevitable Pt3, shoot us an email; we'll work for scale. 

    All credit to Think Like a Man, Too, for use of its poster and audio.

    All credit to Bell Biv DeVoe for use of Poison.



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