A bonus episode with a very special guest: psychologist and leading sexuality researcher Dr. Meredith Chivers. We discuss the difficulties of defining desire, the science of sexuality, common misconceptions, and how desire and gender interact.
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 needs to keep going, and needs to keep bringing in more voices.
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!
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!
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.
Myisha Cherry, Fellow in Philosophy at Harvard University and host of the wonderful UnMute Podcast (which you should definitely be listening to), joins us this week to talk about love's place in politics, love's relationship to anger, and whether love is truly "all we need."
The soundtrack featured in this episode is Lee Rosevere's gorgeous new work Canada Line: A Musical Suite In Real Time.
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.
Labels of Love is taking a brief hiatus for this week of Canadian Thanksgiving, but we will be back next Tuesday (October 17th) for episode 6: Money.
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!
It's Jaclyn Friedman week on the podcast! She is the co-author of "Yes Means Yes" (with Jessica Valenti) and host of the Unscrewed podcast. Her newest book, also called Unscrewed, will be hitting stores in November.
I was lucky enough to snag Jaclyn for a fascinating discussion around consent, sex, gender, stories, humanity, and much more.