The Neuroscience Behind Sexual Desire: Authors of A Billion Wicked Thoughts Answer Your Questions

...form of female erotica is the romance novel. The audience for the romance novel is 90 percent female, and there were almost as many purchases of English-language romance novels in...

Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush (Rebroadcast)

...Aziz Ansari. We talked shortly after he published a book called Modern Romance and shortly before the release of his excellent Netflix series Master of None. In fact, as you’ll...

Race and Romance: An Uneven Playing Field for Black Women

John Mayer has recently been criticized for?crude remarks he made in an interview, suggesting that he was not sexually attracted to African-American women.? Tiger Woods‘s alleged actions suggest...

Recession Reading

| Via Andrew Sullivan: romance novel sales are up — after generating $1.375 billion in revenue in 2007. Expect these numbers to rise, even as other areas of the entertainment...

Make Me a Match

...recently teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg to write Modern Romance , a book full of fascinating research about how people meet, and mate, in the modern world. Stephen...

Why Marry? (Part 1): A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...people all around the country, talking about why they got married or want to. As you might imagine, their reasoning runs from pure romance (love!) to hardcore pragmatic (a visa,...

The Economics of Trash

...are a bit baffling — but which might, if you play your cards right, lead to a little romance. You’ll have to hear Forma explain this in the podcast, but...