#60: Alien Encounters

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Self-help books give bizarre advice. Men like to hunt animals, so women should act like prey. (We think this means wearing camo and fleeing if spotted.) If a woman finds a man sexually attractive right away, he is dangerous, and she should stop seeing him. For all their tips and tricks, these guides make opposite-sex love sound pretty hopeless. But straight people, fear not, this week, we talk to Mari Ruti who skewers the self-help perspective in her new book, The Case for Falling in Love.

Music this week by

Fox in the Henhouse – “Fears”
El Capitan – “Happy All The Time”
The Promise Ring – “Best Looking Boys”
Sean Hayes – “When We Fall In”

4 Comments so far...

  1. Picard102 says:

    is JP on a skype connection?

  2. Yeah – I was outta town on vacation. I guess we shoulda recorded on both ends.

  3. […] As my friends know I have a love-hate-hate relationship with self-help and have invested a substantial amount of time working out what the opposite of self-help is (everything from doing your laundry, filing your taxes and in my case, reverting to self-belief.) The genre once tormented me. On that note, my friend Dave (writer & podcaster) tweeted me this podcast from I Like You. […]

  4. […] Yesterday my friend Dave (writer & podcaster) tweeted me this podcast from I Like You. […]

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