All posts by JP

#83: Room for Improvement

December 14th, 2012

A conversation with Carlyle Jansen (founder of Good for Her) about how she’s keeping her relationship fresh and fulfilling by re-evaluating it every year. Carlyle incorporated a Celtic handfasting into her wedding ceremony, and in doing so she’s committing to her partner for a year and a day. This means every anniversary is a chance to evaluate how they’re doing, and set goals for the coming year. Can this kind of quasi workplace performance evaluation help a relationship thrive? We think it just might.

This episode was inspired by a talk Carlyle gave at TEDx Toronto. During our conversation Carlyle mentions an article by Dr. Peggy Kleinplatz titled The components of optimal sexuality: a portrait of “great sex”.

Theme music by Drew Danburry, other music this week by:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • The Cactus Channel “The Colour of Don Don”
  • Delicate Steve “Love”

#81: Return of the Childhood Crush

October 19th, 2012

Konstantine and Salina

Konstantine and Salina met in Grade 1 at Faywood Elementary School in Toronto. By grade 4 Konstantine had developed feelings for Salina, and maintained that crush right through to grade 8. They parted ways and went to different high schools, and different universities – but that’s not where the story ends.

Here’s a video of Konstantine and Salina dancing together, in grade 2:

 

Huge thanks to Konstantine and Salina for sharing their story with us. Theme music, as always, by Drew Danburry. Other music by:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • Maurice and the Beejays “The Further Adventures of our Man Friday”
  • Phantom Blues Band “Mary Ann”
  • Tuatara “Falling Pianos”
  • Anne Garner “Stones (instrumental)”
  • Tycho “Hours”
  • The Cactus Channel “Emanuel Ciccolini”
  • This Will Destroy You “Quiet”
  • This Will Destroy You “Freedom Blade”
  • Jill Barber “Chances”
  • Delicate Steve “Love”

#79: The Set-Up

September 14th, 2012

This week JP and Elah play matchmaker and send real people on real dates! The catch? Our volunteer Nicole has to pick the gentlemen using smell alone. Will her favorite smell also be her favorite date? We’ll reveal all at the end of the show.

This episode uses tape from a pilot we made for CBC Radio. It was intended to be the first in a series where we’d test out a different matchmaking method every week. Sadly, it won’t be going forward beyond the pilot, but we had fun making it and really appreciate CBC’s support and guidance during the production process. We also appreciate that they allowed us to turn the tape into an I Like You episode. Note that what you’re hearing isn’t the pilot, and hasn’t been approved by CBC. So basically, don’t blame them if you don’t like it.

If you’ve got a great radio show or podcast idea, you can pitch it the same way we did at cbc.ca/pitch

Theme music as always by Drew Danburry, other music this week by:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • The Cactus Channel “The Colour of Don Don”
  • Panik “Lonely Hunter”
  • The Cactus Channel “Emanuel Ciccolini”
  • General Elektriks “Raid the Radio”

#77: Junk Mail

August 17th, 2012

Kat Angus was the cool ex: she got over her breakup with Brandon quickly, and they stayed friends. Then things went bad. An email was sent to Brandon’s new girlfriend – it was filled with lovey words from Kat – and pictures…

Big thanks this week to Kat for sharing her story. If you have a story to share, email us.

Theme music, as always, by Drew Danburry. Additional music by Hellenica and:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • Danny Fox Trio “Trudge”
  • Empty Set “My Girl’s On The Other Side Of The World”
  • Gordon Grdina’s Haram “En Shakawt al Hawa”
  • Sean Noonan “Banshee Dance”
  • Maurice and the Beejays “The Further Adventures of our Man Friday”
  • General Elektriks “Raid the Radio”
  • Kishi Bashi “Bright Whites”

#75: Start to Finish

July 6th, 2012

This week we have four short stories from fantastic contributors. They all have to do with the beginning, middle, and/or end of a relationship. Huge thanks to Dave Pickering, Jonathan Harris, Whitney Jones, and Dave Huth for letting us use their stories on the show. Also thanks to Cowbird – a great storytelling site where three of this week’s stories were originally published.

Original links to contributor’s stories:

Jen by Dave Pickering (in GBA Podcast #1)

Something Worth Waiting For by Jonathan Harris

First Love and 27 Other Firsts by Whitney Jones

Metamorphosis by Dave Huth

Theme music as always by Drew Danburry, additional music by Abigail Clarke and:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • General Elektriks “Facing That Void”
  • General Elektriks “Raid the Radio”
  • The Reign of Kindo “Nightingale”
  • ApSci “Crazy Crazy Insane”
  • Kishi Bashi “Bright Whites”

#73: Sex Ed

June 9th, 2012

Do you know everything you need to know about sex? More importantly – do students in elementary and high schools? We explore the often hilarious, sometimes troubling, and always awkward world of sex ed, with help from contributor Sierra Bellows – who did a fantastic putting together these stories. Sierra also points us to this great article about sex ed from the New York Times.

[Update: Astute listeners may notice that one of the stories has been removed from this updated version of the episode. In the interest of transparency we felt we should pass along what happened. Sierra spoke to a sex educator who requested that her story be removed, presumably for professional reasons. We stand by the story and Sierra’s work on it, but we decided to comply with the request. We don’t want to put anyone’s job at risk. It’s just unfortunate that the interviewee only came to us after the story had been published.]

Our theme music, as always, is provided by Drew Danburry. Other music featured in this episode is available as a free MP3 download:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • Tuatara “Falling Pianos”
  • Tender Trap “Do You Want A Boyfriend?”
  • Tuatara “25th & 6th”
  • Kishi Bashi “Bright Whites”

#71: Slutever

May 11th, 2012

Karley Sciortino is the creator Slutever, a blog that recently expanded into a video series for VICE. She tells us about how she acquired an internet sex slave named Book Bitch who bought her all kinds of gifts from Amazon.com and even paid her rent for a while. She’s a brave sexual adventurer, which is fascinating to us, because we’re so shy and full of shame.

Theme music by Drew Danburry – other music by:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, Marc Reift “It’s A Small World”
  • Starfucker “Jamie”
  • Starfucker “Boy Toy”

#69: The Green-Eyed Monster

April 13th, 2012

We’re guestless this week as we discuss jealousy and envy. Listen to learn when to trust your gut and when to ignore it – and to hear an important reminder about following your dreams and not murdering anyone.

Got a great relationship story or topic you’d like to hear on the show? Email us.

Theme music by Drew Danburry. Here are the other songs we used this week – FREE MP3 downloads:

[NOTE: Unfortunately our music provider was acquired by another company, and they no longer offer free mp3 downloads. Below are the tracks used in this week’s show.]

  • The Features “How It Starts”
  • The Features “Fats Domino”
  • Kishi Bashi “Bright Whites”
  • Starfucker “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second”

WANTED: Reality Dating Volunteers

March 5th, 2012

We’re working on some exciting matchmaking episodes and we’re looking for single volunteers! It’s reality dating for the public radio set.

Right now we’re looking for Toronto-based single men and women interested in dating opposite-sex partners for our smell-based matchmaking experiment (for science!). It’s a little convoluted, but we think it’ll be a lot of fun – here’s how it’ll work:

Guys who choose to participate will be asked to wear a white t-shirt to bed (alone) two nights in a row. Five other guys will do the same. Our lovely female participant will give each of the six shirts a whiff, and rank her choices. We’ll send her out on dates with two of the six guys, and record audio of the whole thing. So at worst you wear a shirt and do a super-quick interview – and at best we’ll pay for you to go on a date or two, and interview you before and after.

Our show is upbeat and lighthearted, and we’ll always try to make our guests sound good. We’re only taping audio, but we’ll also want to get a quick photo of you for the website. We can leave out your last name if you prefer.

Wanna give it a shot? Just email us@ilikeyoupodcast.com as soon as you can – we really appreciate your help! We’ll want to feature same-sex lovin’ ladies and gents on future shows too – so throw your name in the hat now and we’ll let you know when we start work on those episodes.

Thanks!

JP & Elah

#66: Wed or Dead

February 17th, 2012

Biscuit and Toast are engaged in an epic bet: whoever gets married first wins. The loser sings a solo at the winner’s wedding. They’ve been at it for two years, blogging every date, and assigning a probability of marriage to every girl. They call it The Wed or Dead Wager.

Huuuge thanks to foreign correspondent Kit Lovelace for bringing us this story.