On our most recent double-episode, we covered breakups because of chronic illness. Here, writer Katrina Blank shares a bit more of the story she tells us in Part II about living with Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease. This has been slightly edited for length and clarity. Why did you like Joey to begin with? The day…
Category: Blog Posts
Now and then we’ve got a lot to say about a past show, a dating conundrum, or a way we wish the world were a bit different.
#MarchingWithMe Partners the Women’s March on Washington and the Chronic Illness Community
It’s hard to separate our individual experiences of the world from the bodies in which we live. When we’re feeling strong and powerful, we readily take on challenges and mightily knock them down with force. Face those same challenges with flu, and the battle goes swiftly downhill while we barely keep our seat. Living with…
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 —…
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…
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…
Nanaya Helps You Find Love… With An Algorithm
With Nanaya, finding love can work by the numbers.
13 Knishes by Kim Dower: Coming of Age in Poetry
BLOG POST: Guest Kim Dower shares some of her stunning food poetry.
Screw the Clichés: Here’s What Single Gals Need To Know Before Going to an Ex’s Wedding
BLOG POST! Going to an ex’s wedding? We’ve got you, girrrl.
10 Reasons Why Being Single is Awesome!
BLOG POST! Ben and Jax share why being single is AWESOME in celebration of the end of our 2nd season!
Breaking Our Silences and Building Relationships
BLOG POST! What advice do Allie Cashel and Eric Lupinacci of SUFFERING THE SILENCE have to share?
More Unrequited Love with Lisa Phillips
BLOG POST! Author Lisa Phillips share more of the wisdom she gleamed while writing UNREQUITED.
Forever Love and Sex Stains!
February 8, 2015 It’s our VERY FIRST VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW! And in celebration, we’re getting cozy in the studio… just the two of us. First, we tackled some super serious questions that experts (pulled together by theNew York Times) suggest every couple face before a potential walk down the aisle. What do they tell us…
Our Playlist and Menu for Heartache and Heartbreak
BLOG POST! What do we want to listen to and eat in hoards when we’re down?
Jacqueline Speaks: All the Feelings
BLOG POST! Jacqueline speaks on “ALL THE FEELINGS”.
Ben Speaks: The Examined Life
(The following is Ben’s response to our Why We Didn’t Work series. Listen to his episode here, find more about the project here, and read Jacqueline’s response here.) “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates Yeah, those ancient Greeks knew some shit. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been in therapy for a long…
“Why We Didn’t Work”
BLOG POST! What we learned about WHY WE DIDN’T WORK
“Why We Didn’t Work” with Diana Gasperoni
JANUARY 18TH, 2016 When you were in your last relationship, were you always honest with your feelings? Did you relay them openly to your partner? What about while breaking up? Has the story about why you broke up changed with some and hindsight, and could you be more honest with that ex now than maybe…
“Why Didn’t We Work?” with Vienna Pharaon
JANUARY 11TH, 2016 “Breaking up is hard to do,” goes the old Neil Sedaka song. But when you’ve got a radio show about establishing new and long-lasting relationships, sometimes you’ve got to push past any lingering “what ifs?” and get to the root of the issue. So on today’s show, Ben presents a list of…
IT’S NOT YOU! with Author Sara Eckel
JANUARY 4TH, 2016 For our first show of the new year and to kick off our second season (!), we’re recapping what we learned about dating in 2015 and setting dating goals for the upcoming year. Then we’re joined by It’s Not You author Sara Eckel, whose book dispels 27 myths single women have thrust…
Dating Cliches with Antony Raymond and Andrew McLeod
DECEMBER 14TH, 2015 We welcome back Antony Raymond of Elsinore County and Andrew McLeod of Union Beer – the guests on our two unaired pilots – for our last show of 2015! In a festive and celebratory mode, we talk what we’re drinking and eating this week, and then break down some dating cliches to…
Jacqueline Speaks: “I’m Single in My Mid-Thirties. Am I Becoming a Cliche?”
Let me get some disclaimers out of the way here. I have a very good life. I live comfortably in the city I love. I have a job that’s challenging and fulfilling. I call some of the best people in the world my friends. I have a supportive family. I’ve been loved by some very,…
Hook Us Up!
On our last show, we talked at length about “offline dating”, since Jacqueline got caught up in a bold (and slightly wine-fueled) moment of bravada on a recent press trip and cancelled her online dating accounts. And so, for our final segment, we put a call out to listeners to HOOK US UP! Have a listen…
Shit! This show’s gonna affect our dating lives.
Pretty early on, we realized that our dating lives were going to be a major focus of the show. But we didn’t quite anticipate how the show was going to affect our dating lives. We’re pushing for full disclosure on Love Bites; being honest, vulnerable, brave and open regarding what we share with our listeners. But some of…
I’m a Woman. I have sex. And I don’t apologize for it.
Every now and then, one of us will take a few minutes of the show to “get up on a soapbox”, going off for a little bit on something we really care about. The following is a lightly trimmed transcript from our show on 9/21, “Chef Sluts: Who Comes Out on Top”, where I spoke…
Ben Speaks: Haunted by Endings
In our first BEN SPEAKS blog post, Ben contemplates why, at some level, he fears commitment. Because, as he says, “it always ends.”