Named a best podcast of 2016 by
The New York Times,
NPR, Huffington Post, IndieWire and iTunes

Why Oh Why is a weekly podcast that launched on the Panoply Network in September 2016. The show is hosted by Andrea Silenzi, and in each episode, she speaks with friends, experts, and random guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. Blurring the lines between memoir, documentary, and fiction, Why Oh Why aims to discover greater truths about relationships and dating.

CONTACT US: whyohwhy@panoply.fm

REVIEWS AND PRESS...

New York Times: The Best New Podcasts of 2016
"In this auditory exploration of modern love, Andrea Silenzi plays both host and subject, delving into strangers’ romantic entanglements and processing her own with the same warm, wry curiosity. The show mimics dating’s emotional roller coaster, careening from the excruciating awkwardness of a real first date to the quiet heartache of Ms. Silenzi’s latest breakup." 

Huffington Post: 15 Notable Podcasts That Came Out In 2016
"There are plenty of podcasts about love and dating out there, but 'Why Oh Why' stands apart from the crowd."

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WAMU & NPR’s The Big Listen: 11 Favorite Podcast Episodes of 2016
"It’s an intimate portrait of love and loss that at times is deeply uncomfortable to hear because of how closely it cuts to the bone. Which is the precise reason you should listen."

New York Magazine: The Globalization of Local Radio
U.S. hosts recommend their favorite shows.

Vulture: 20 Great Podcasts Under 25 Minutes Long
"Andrea Silenzi, the host and creator of this bizarre podcast, is a genius of the cringe. Her show interrogates romance and human relationships in the digital age, but it does so in a manner that defies shape and form." 

Splitsider: The Year in Comedy Podcasts, Best Live Event
"Silenzi’s Panoply revival has ridden audiences through a rollercoaster of emotions via the frayed threads of surprising characters from her longtime foil Randy to her own traumatic experiences in the dating game."

Bello Collective: 100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016
The concept is simple: ten single straight guys, half in a studio in D.C., the other half in a studio in Brooklyn. They talk about their dating philosophies. Which might be boring, if it weren’t for host Andrea Silenzi who brings so much wonderfulness to this situation that you’ll barely believe it.

Splitsider: This Week in Comedy Podcasts
"If fans of Andrea Silenzi’s original iteration of Why Oh Why? on WFMU had any doubts about her new revival on Panoply, they were shattered in the first few seconds of the single straight guy focus group." 

The A.V. Club: Podmass
"The latest Why Oh Why? posits itself as a must-listen right off the bat, when host Andrea Silenzi tells the story of having to conduct an interview about dildos the morning after election night."

Splitsider: This Week in Comedy Podcasts
"Until now, it never would have been appropriate to categorize Why Oh Why? as cringe comedy: the queasy reality of dating that Andrea Silenzi coaxes from people doesn’t line up with the Ricky Gervais style of manufactured awkward situations. All that changes when Silenzi brings in Dave" 

PODCAST APPEARANCES...

Maximum Fun's Can I Pet Your Dog: "Andrea Silenzi and French Bulldogs

Slate's Dear Prudence Podcast: "The 'Timing Is Everything' Edition"

NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour: "Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Podcast Episodes Of 2016"

Undone with Pat Walters: "Operation Match"

NPR's The Big Listen with Lauren Ober: "Episode 7: The Family That Podcasts Together"

Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn"The New American Dream"

New York Magazine's Sex Lives with Maureen O'Connor: "How Do You Know It's Real?"

Happier with Gretchen Rubin: "Ep. 93: How to Survive a Break-Up" 

Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca: "Mike Debates His Former Producer About Dating"

Real Simple's Adulthood Made Easy with Sam Zabell: "Tackling Modern Dating with Why Oh Why Host Andrea Silenzi"

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