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

...can’t really explain why it affects me.” Perhaps the most popular kind of female erotical illusion is paranormal romance, with Twilight being the premier example. Vampire Edward Cullen is ultra-alpha...

Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush (Rebroadcast)

...comedian 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...

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...

Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush Full Transcript

...a coauthor. It’s called Modern Romance, and it debuted at No. 2 on the Times best-seller list. It’s about how people meet, and mate, in the modern world, and how...

The Middle of Everywhere: Full Transcript

...a great amount of importance I think for landmark preservation.   DUBNER: Number nine: not literature per se but a romance between two writers that paved the way for just...

Please Steal My Car: Full Transcript

...ever read any romance? LEVITT: No, I never have. Not really my thing. DUBNER: Yeah. I haven’t either, although I’ve been reading so much about people who read romance now...

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...

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

...voices of 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...

The Economics of Trash

...rules that 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...

Why Do We Really Follow the News? Full Transcript

...know where to look for romance, where to live our social lives. A lot of the functions that news used to perform way back when in hunter-gatherer times, in preliterate societies,...