Love and Hospitality on a Political Day

February 20th We’re not a political show. But we’re political people. And so for President’s Day, with Ben returning from Portland and Jacqueline holed up at home writing away, we’re sharing two clips from past episodes, with a bit more of J’s mooning. First, Floyd and Barkha Cardoz of Paowalla restaurant and our recent Power…

Relationship Goals for Valentine’s Day!

February 13th We just wrapped our series on Power Couples — five couples in hospitality who work alongside each other by day and someone manage to still love each other enough to share a bed together at night. The series came about for deliciously selfish reasons: we both need a little inspiration in the healthy marriage…

Power Couples! Barkha and Floyd Cardoz!

February 6th Barkha and Floyd Cardoz met at hospitality school in India and became close friends. Eight years later, after emigrating separately to New Jersey and New York, they met once again and started to explore romance. Twenty-five years later, they’re the owners of the New York restaurant Paowalla, where their Indian heritage is cooked up through…

Power Couples! Michael Whiteman and Rozanne Gold!

Monday, January 30th In 1976, the restaurant Windows on the World opened on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center’s north tower. As president of Baum + Whiteman Worldwide, Michael Whiteman was one of the restaurateurs behind the space; Rozanne Gold their Chef-Director. Together, the two opened several other iconic projects over the…

Power Couples! Stacy Adimando and Steve Graf

January 23rd Stacy Adimando and Steve Graf are a testament to risking big for love whenever and wherever you find it. She was living in Brooklyn, he in Northern California. But when they met working at a food festival in Portland, Oregon, they both felt something strong enough to give a long-distance relationship a chance….

Power Couples! Kristin and Andrew Wood

January 13th He covers savory, she covers sweet, and everything else comes together between them. That’s how chefs Andrew and Kristin Wood have been working together since they first met, and how they do now as parents and co-owners of Russet in Philadelphia. Many years, several moves cross-country, and two children later, they’ve got many pearls of…

There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters!

November 28th How do the relationships we form with our siblings shape us as adults? What happens when we don’t identify with the roles our parents assign us within our sibling group? And how do our relationships with our siblings change as our parents age? On today’s show, Jacqueline’s sisters Jessica and Maggie Raposo join…

Love, Loss, and What We’re (Not) Eating! with Lindsay Benner

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN When a job, a relationship, or a tradition ends… how do you know how to properly mourn it? When do you lean into the grief, and when do you pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again? Today, we welcome performer Lindsay Benner to the show to discuss…

Home Is Where The…? with Author Jane Alison

November 14th On today’s show, we take a look at the idea of feeling safe from two perspectives. First, in light of last week’s election results and the flood of emotions many of us are feeling because of it, we spend a little time checking in on how we’re doing, where we are, and what…

The Shepherd’s View: Fatherly Love, Land, and Loss with James Rebanks

November 7th Our relationships with our parents are fraught with complication. There is just too much — for better or for worse — that we can inherit from them. Even if they’re ceaselessly loving. Even if they’re largely absent from our lives. Even if we resist. On today’s show — the first of our five-week exploration of…

Pistons and Pasties with Velvetina Taylor

October 31st! “Timing isn’t everything, but it sure as hell is a lot.” We’ve debated variations of that sentence often over the last year, questioning its weight as a dating cliche and the effect it’s had on our relationships woes. Today, we discuss how it’s woven its way into Jax’s current dating mire: basically, how when you’re dating three…

A Recipe for The Lovers Out There: French Onion Soup According to Tarot

“Cooking food and reading tarot have much more in common than one might think. They both require use of your intuition and instincts. They require you to trust yourself.” Sasha Graham, the Tarot Diva In The Kitchen Tarot chapter of Tarot Diva, reader Sasha Graham matches the first ten Major Arcana cards — the personality archetypes —…

We Turn To Tarot! With Sasha Graham

October 24th We are all about using every tool out there to build our strongest selves and most loving relationships. So in this magical time of year, when the air and atmosphere are changing once again and we get ready to nestle a bit closer to the earth for the winter, how can we use…

A Dancer, An Empty Opera House, Home

The world is a big, wide, scary, mysterious, and beautiful place. As the seasons shift in New York City—green leaves turning to gold; bare arms progressively sheathed in wool; and toes, ankles, and calves hidden inch-by-inch from view—our thoughts turn to dark and eerie evenings, dripping candles, and somewhat sultry romance. It’s a time when…

Atlas Obscura: Food, Love, and Travel with Ella Morton

October 17th What are our best travel memories with romantic partners? Sexiest? Most frustrating? What part does travel play in our hopeful romantic futures? And what do our desires — highbrow, lowbrow, and everything in between — say about who we are and how we love? On today’s show, Ella Morton — co-author of ATLAS…

Ground Control to Major Love!

October 10th Enough of dating apps that show you images of potential heartthrobs. What if there were a program that could help you calculate where, when, and how you’re most likely to find love? There is. Almost. Sort of. It’s getting close, that is. On today’s show, Ben and Jacqueline grapple with their current dating…

Paging Dr. Love! With Tribeca Therapy Founder Matt Lundquist

October 3rd Technology really burns our bacon sometimes… Ben: “I hate how technology dehumanizes people. Whether it be by swiping, taking a long time to respond to a text, ghosting, or saying brash things we wouldn’t ordinarily say, we don’t treat people with the same courtesy through technology as we would in person. We also don’t…

I Just Texted To Say I Love You! With Melissa Stanger and Shana Lebowitz

September 26th When it comes to romantic communication, texting and online messaging can be gentle introductions into IRL conversation, or mediums in which you can royally screw another person. Some of us daters of a certain age – ahem – started this whole dating thing before cell phones were glued into our hands. Others grew…

Here’s What Happened When I Asked an Algorithm to Help Me Find Love

We’re excited to kick off our four-part series on technology and dating on September 19th with the ladies of the No Text Weekend. Until then, here’s a piece that Jacqueline wrote for the Huffington Post and Heritage Radio. Stay tuned for when we welcome Nanaya founder Rashied Amini to the show in October, and check…

Textual Healing! with Jen Jamula and Allison Goldberg of the No Text Weekend

September 19th Where’s the romance in a Snapchat? The thrill in an email? When the conversation moves from online dating to texting, how much do flirty digital conversations represent how we’re gonna interact in the flesh? And when we’re on a dinner date and our potential lover’s fingers are talking to someone else, how hot and…

The Bro Show! with Andrew McLeod, Nick Guitart, and Dan Raposo

September 12th Holy testosterone!  Jacqueline’s out of the country and Ben has invited some fellas into the studio to get REAL about… um… dude stuff.  Ladies:  Ever wonder how men talk about you when you’re not around?  Guys:  Ever wonder if/when it’s cool to let your sensitive side show around your bros? On today’s show,…

Dating Cliches – Screw Em! (Part 2)

August 15th No matter the stage of your relationship (or lack thereof), well-meaning jerks often throw old, tired cliches at you in the guise of friendship: “Go with your gut!” “There are plenty of fish in the sea!” “Never go to sleep angry!” “Tis better to have loved and lost…” “You have to love yourself…

LIFE Calls for a Drink! with Sommelier and Author Diane McMartin

August 8th Ah, alcohol. It can be a first-date necessity, when nerves and questions and vulnerabilities are at their peak. Or it can be our greatest downfall, when “just one more” turns into “one-plus-four too many.” On today’s show, we discuss how alcohol can help or hinder early love, sharing our worst first-date sloppiness, and…

What’s Up (or down) With Our Libido?! We Ask Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg

Listen It happens. We age. We go through an illness. Or a heartbreak. One day, our bodies are craving “I NEED SEX!” with such force that we can barely think of anything else. But something happens – or nothing happens – and we couldn’t get in on if our top-of-the-list celebrity were standing in front…