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Recode Decode

Host Kara Swisher and Esther discuss how Tinder and Instagram are ‘crippling’ relationships, and what advice she'd give to Donald and Melania.

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50 Best Podcasts of 2017

#6 on The Atlantic's list of best podcasts of the year. "Where Should We Begin is the Rosetta Stone of feelings. Through it, it seems possible that we can all become fluent in the language of relationships."

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Fresh Air

As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity' / Esther talks to Terry Gross about her New York Time Bestselling book, The State of Affairs.

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

"The State of Affairs" author Esther Perel explains how sex and infidelity have always involved power and discusses how the power balance can be detrimental to women.

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BBC Radio - Women's Hour

Sex in long-term relationships. Mismatched libidos, pain during intercourse, getting into a routine, and what happens to desire when kids come along are some of the issues raised. Is it unrealistic to expect passion in a marriage? Why does the sex seem to go off even in the most loving relationships and does it really matter?

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The Atlantic

In session after session, I meet people who assure me, “I love my wife/my husband. We are best friends and happy together,” and then say: “But I am having an affair.” Why do people, even those in happy marriages, cheat? If we are to shed new light on one of our oldest behaviors, we need to examine it from all sides.

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Dear Sugars Podcast

A sexless relationship is often a symptom of deeper dysfunction. The Sugars, along with couples therapist Esther Perel, advise a letter writer whose loving partner is erotically absent. Listen to the 33 minute episode by clicking below.

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The New York Times

The Art of the Taboo Podcast Interview / The best podcast hosts leverage their personal investments and creative conversational tactics to tackle even the most taboo topics. Three podcasts — “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” “Conversations With People Who Hate Me” and “Where Should We Begin?” — reveal new insights into how to talk about sex, death, and hate.

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The New Yorker

Last Monday, Melania Trump was caught on camera flicking away her husband’s small hand as it reached for hers on the Tel Aviv tarmac. The swat seen 'round the world sent the Internet into a fit of speculation about the state of the First Union...

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The Tim Ferriss Show

In this episode, Esther and I explore: How to find (and convince) mentors who can change your life. What she's learned from Holocaust survivors. Polyamory and close cousins. Is there such a thing as too much honesty in relationships? Can we want what we already have? Why do happy people cheat? And much more.

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