Why Oh Why

Why Oh Why

www.whyohwhyradio.com
A show about online dating and modern relationships.


Meet a new podcast: Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn
Jun 20, 2018 • 52 min
Friends, it’s been a while. I stopped by the Panoply studios to chat with our old Why Oh Why producer, Lindsey. Somehow, she’s been able to fill the hole left by Why Oh Why by working on another show called Bad With Money with Gaby Dunn, and I think…
Meet a new podcast: By The Book
Feb 8, 2018 • 41 min
Oh, hey there! I’m back again to introduce you to another great show from my friends at Panoply: By The Book. Their latest episode is all about The Five Love Languages, and I think you’ll really get a kick out of how the hosts, Kristen and Jolenta bend…
Meet a new podcast: When Meghan Met Harry
Jan 9, 2018 • 25 min
Hey guys. Remember me? You know, Andrea Silenzi? It hasn’t been that long. I popped back in the studio for a little update, and because Why Oh Why’s producer, Lindsey, had some news to tell me. And no, this is not a new episode of Why Oh Why. It’s an…
#59: Loose Ends
Dec 26, 2017 • 40 min
We have news. Starting in 2018, we’re taking a break from making Why Oh Why. While we can’t predict the future, let’s call it a break not a breakup. For this special episode, we’ll hear from a wide range of past guests including David #1, Randy, Bumble…
#58: Just Another Sad Love Song
Dec 17, 2017 • 53 min
This summer, Schuyler shared a playlist of songs that have helped her cope with depression and anxiety. It moved a lot of people in her life to reach out, including Tom. For all the feels, check out the playlists discussed in this week’s episode: 1.…
#57: Casual
Dec 8, 2017 • 42 min
After you’ve developed an allergy to casual sex, is there a cure? We talk with comedy writer and performer Matteson Perry about keeping things casual. He’s the author of “Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch.” Plus, Dr. Chris…
#56: Stage a Fight with Esther Perel
Nov 30, 2017 • 58 min
Esther Perel has ideas for how to humor yourself on your first dates using a bit of role play. She’s the host of the Audible original podcast “Where Should We Begin.” You can hear Season 1 of the show on Apple Podcasts, and Season 2 is now available on…
#55: Live in Chicago - Find Your Single Ladies
Nov 23, 2017 • 36 min
Live from Chicago Theater Works, our show begins with the love story. Hear how a first date turned into a meaningful relationship for six single women. This story came to us after Lisette’s brilliant Twitter thread went viral. Plus, we help an American…
Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
Nov 20, 2017 • 3 min
We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play…
#54: End of the World Sex
Nov 17, 2017 • 45 min
On election night last November, the world shifted beneath our feet… but what was going on our bedrooms? Nona Willis Aronowitz is a features editor at Splinter and writes a newsletter called “Fucking Through the Apocalypse.” She joins us to discuss sex,…
#53: Dating While Brian
Nov 9, 2017 • 46 min
Brian has Muscular Dystrophy and gets around in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make out with your girlfriend when you’re not looking. On today’s show, Brian tells his friend Luke what it’s like for him to date with a disability. This episode…
#52: Horrible Anonymous
Oct 26, 2017 • 40 min
You know that hit podcast where a comedian talks with an anonymous person for an hour, no holds barred? We love that show! That’s why we wanted to try our own version. What could possibly go wrong… Wanna Be Set Up on a Blind Skype Date? We’re matching up…
#51: Ghosting Stories
Oct 19, 2017 • 43 min
Ghosting has been called the millennial way of breaking up, but that doesn’t make the phenomenon any less haunting for its victims. Just in time for Halloween, we present a collection of ghosting stories from listeners across the country. Wanna Be Set Up…
#50: Stop Dating Older Guys
Oct 12, 2017 • 42 min
The age gap between men and women in heterosexual dating has become a fact of life in the 21st century. The Guardian’s Mona Chalabi suggests it’s time for that to change. Read her op-ed “I Want My 2.3 Bonus Years” in the New York Times. Wanna Be Set Up on…
#49: Birth Control by Stapler
Oct 5, 2017 • 37 min
The arm implant, known as Nexplanon, is a birth control option that’s slightly more effective than the IUD, and less painful to insert. Why aren’t we all using it? Why Oh Why’s Lindsey Kratochwill investigates. Wanna Be Set Up on a Blind Skype Date? We’re…
#48: The Perfect Storm
Sep 22, 2017 • 39 min
While Hurricane Irma sped towards Miami, Emily decided to ask a guy from Bumble if he wanted to evacuate with her as a 3rd date. Her family has a home in the woods of North Carolina, and they’d be out of town that weekend. Here’s what happened after he…
#47: Puppies or Ice Cream?
Sep 15, 2017 • 49 min
Helen Zaltzman has a way with words, which is why we’re putting her to work solving one of the trickiest parts of online dating—composing your opening messages. Some lines can break the ice, while others just throw more ice into the void. We’ll suggest a…
#46: Leagues Over the Sea
Sep 8, 2017 • 27 min
This week, with Bumble Mike in tow, we set sail on a singles mixer, organized by The League. Is finding a date while stuck on a boat easier than swiping through the apps? And more importantly, who’s your favorite yacht rock artist? Our sponsors for this…
#45: My Friend the Human Shield
Aug 29, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, we talk to a human shield and a human billboard. First, Al Letson was just trying to cover a demonstration—an anti-hate rally in Berkeley. When he saw a group of balaclava-clad men descend on an apparent right-wing agitator, he jumped…
#44: Going Out with Randy
Aug 20, 2017 • 27 min
Can flirting with your problematic friend help you date better in the wild? Our regular guest, Randy, stops by to help your host cure a bad case of first date burnout. Our sponsors for this episode are ThirdLove and Winc. Go to thirdlove.com/WHY or…
#43: A Man and a Woman Walk into a Bar
Aug 13, 2017 • 28 min
Today on the show, we’re finally tackling THE QUESTION we’re asked the most frequently as a podcast about dating: “Who should pay for the drink on a first date?” Join us for a Tour De Advice for straight daters, starting with Sarah Bennett, the co-author…
#42: One Short Episode
Jul 29, 2017 • 21 min
When determining your criteria for a date, how much should height matter? We’ll talk to one woman who has always known exactly what she’s looking for in a partner. Anna Goldfarb is a journalist and author of the book “Clearly I Didn’t Think This Through.”…
#41: Can You Fall in Love with Anyone?
Jul 23, 2017 • 38 min
If you can fall in love with anyone, how do you choose well? Mandy Len Catron offers an answer. She’s the author of the book How to Fall in Love with Anyone. She also wrote the Modern Love essay “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” for The New York…
#40: Game of Groans
Jul 16, 2017 • 33 min
Many fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones use photos of themselves sitting proudly atop an Iron Throne replica for their online dating profile pictures. But what’s the symbolic meaning of the sword chair? We sent a correspondent to the heart of it: a Game…
#39: Live at Bonobos - Making Out in LA
Jul 13, 2017 • 42 min
What’s the biggest difference between dating in LA and dating in NYC? Our running theory: there’s more making out, usually in or near cars. We’ll offer advice for Angelenos with help from TV kissing expert, Erica Rose. Then, Hrishikesh Hirway (Song…