#41: Can You Fall in Love with Anyone? 

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 Times, which was one of the top 5 stories the paper ran in 2015.


Latest News:

  • 7/14: Our final live show episode, taped at a Bonobos Guideshop in Los Angeles is now up! Wish you could see that on-stage makeout? Luckily one of our audience members caught the action.
  • 7/10: If you're a queer lady in the NYC or DC area who's single, we'd love to consider you for our next focus group episode. Send us a note with a bit about you and your dating life to whyohwhy@panoply.fm.
  • 6/30: We made Vulture's list for The Best Podcasts of 2017 (So Far)! Thrilled to be included alongside so many incredible shows.
  • 6/15: We're still mailing 10 random newsletter subscribers free paper coasters every week. They feature original artwork from Liana Finck, and look great on your desk. Subscribe to our newsletter for your chance to win every week.
 

Photo by AC Valdez

Photo by AC Valdez

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 of Thrones-themed pop-up bar in DC, and consulted an expert, Isaac Butler, to figure out how we should swipe on Thone-shots.
 

#39: Live at Bonobos - Making Out in LA

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 Exploder, West Wing Weekly) and Lindsey Mortensen (Larsen & Lund) tell us about their whirlwind bi-coastal courtship.  

Photos by Jackson Veigel


#38: Dressing Room Confessionals

This summer, we went on the road to tape live shows at Bonobos Guideshops in NYC, Chicago, and LA. And in true Why Oh Why fashion, we asked our audience to tell us their deepest secrets in makeshift confessional booths set up inside the dressing rooms. 


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Sometimes in order to find love, you have to figure out what you love to do. We begin by exploring our Chicago roots, and a story of how Andrea's mom answered the question, "What do you like to do for fun?" Then comedians and co-hosts of the Ajumma Podcast, Peter Kim (Second City, Seeso's Shrink) and Eunji Kim (Cards Against Humanity) help audience members re-vamp their Tinder profiles.

This live show was made possible by Bonobos. If you want to find clothing that will fit you better than you ever imagined, and get 20% off your first purchase, visit bonobos.com/whyohwhy.

Photos by Marianne Borges


#36: Like a Virgin

Are millennials spending too much time behind their screens and not enough time in the back seats of cars? Recent studies show that the generational cohorts born in the 1980's and 1990's are starting their sex lives later than Gen X'ers did. 

Sometimes the best place for an interview is next to your Dad's pool
 

#35: Data-ing

What can Google tell us about our insecurities? Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of "Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are," tells us what everyone's hiding, and how it can relate to our dating lives.


#34: Live at Bonobos - The Rules for Dating in NYC

We begin with a story: The tale of your host's earliest ancestor’s dating life, and the love life of a more recent relative, Grandma Phyllis. Then comedian and writer Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Difficult People) and her “Jew Boo” writer and performer Andy Beckerman help an audience member find love, and share how they found each other in the NYC improv scene.

This live show was made possible by Bonobos. If you want to find clothing that will fit you better than you ever imagined, and get 20% off your first purchase, visit bonobos.com/whyohwhy.