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July 30, 2019


For Esther Perel, Romance and Power Are Intertwined 

The world-renowned relationships expert is demystifying couples therapy with her podcast, "Where Should We Begin?" But her approach to problem-solving goes beyond love, passion, and sex.

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July 13, 2019

On Being

Erotic is an antidote to death 

For Perel, eroticism is a key ingredient to life — and it’s more than just a description of sexuality. “It is about how people connect to this quality of aliveness, of vibrancy, of vitality, of renewal,” she says. “It is actually a spiritual, mystical experience of life."

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June 1, 2019

​Armchair Expert Podcast

Experts on Expert: Esther Perel

Esther sits down with the Armchair Expert, Dax Shepard, to discuss the true definition of eroticism, the unrealistic expectations we put on our partners and how the status of a couple affects the whole family.

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April 1, 2019

​The New Yorker

Love Is Not a Permanent State of Enthusiasm: An Interview with Esther Perel. 

From the New Yorker Festival, the couples therapist and podcast host discusses infidelity, apologies, and the problem with wedding vows these days.

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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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