Season 1, Episode 10: Curation

For the Season 1 wrap-up, I think out loud about what it means to curate ideas--a podcast, a book, or a "canon"--and how I see the philosophy of love as a conversation. 

That conversation needs to keep going, and needs to keep bringing in more voices. In that spirit I'm hoping to make a second season of Labels of Love in 2018, so send me your ideas about who and what you'd like to hear in Season 2!

S1 E10: Curation

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Labels of Love has taken a mini-break this week for the remembrance weekend, and we'll be back next week with the final episode of the first season!

Season 1, Episode 9: Technology

For our penultimate episode of the season, Labels Of Love hosts Dr. Ray Hsu, a virtual reality geek from UBC's Emerging Media Lab, to talk about love and technology. How has online dating affected rates of interracial marriage? What's feminism got to do with virtual reality? Can you fall in love with an avatar in VR? Listen in and see what you think!

S1 E9: Technology

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Season 1, Episode 8: Dating

This week I'm very excited to host writer and academic Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. She talks us through the history of dating, explaining its economic and gendered aspects, and why so many commentators permanently seem to think the kids are doing it wrong.

S1 E8: Dating

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Season 1, Episode 6: Money

We're back!

Listen in to this week's episode for a fascinating chat with star economist Marina Adshade, author of Dollars and Sex, about how love is changing over time in tandem with economic changes, which classes of society we tend to focus on when we think about love and relationships, and last but VERY DEFINITELY not least, what sex robots are going to do to marriage.

S1 E6: Money

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Season 1, Episode 5: Love Poetry

A very special episode today: we're half way through season 1 (already!) so I'm featuring poet-philosopher Ray Briggs on love poetry, and its traditions and possibilities.

Ray is also a collaborator with the Metaphysics Of Love Project, an interdisciplinary investigation into the philosophy and poetry of love.

NB: next week the podcast takes a small mid-season hiatus (for Canadian Thanksgiving). Watch out for episode 6 on October 17th!

S1 E5: Love Poetry

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Season 1, Episode 3: Weddings

I've been a fan of Offbeat Bride for years. Showcasing the magic and beauty of non-"standard" weddings and commitment ceremonies, it pushes back on the kinds of limited, normative scripting that I explore in my work on the social construction of love. 

So I am totally thrilled to host the lady behind the Offbeat Empire, Ariel Meadow Stallings, as my second guest on the podcast! Listen in for a behind-the-scenes perspective on weddings and the wedding industry.

S1 E3: Weddings

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