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  1. Why We Love, Lust, and Live with Helen Fisher | The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

    A leader in the psychology of human mating, and an expert on both the cultural and biological foundations of love, Helen Fisher shares science-backed information on attraction, mate selection, infidelity, the neuroscience of love and the effects of culture on our biology. There’s a wealth of interesting facts here and some surprising insight into humanity’s quest for romance. We LOVED this episode!

    In this episode you will hear about:

    Critical factors that influence love and attraction

    The biological patterns of partner choice

    Some of the major reasons behind the prevalence of infidelity

    The neuroscience of love

    How our brain’s architecture allows us to love more than one person at once

    Why we refer to it as “falling” in love

    How Bill Clinton was our first “female” president

    Some psychological truths about our modern hookup culture

    Four patterns of mate pairing

    The role of fetishes

    The genetic basis for stability in relationships

    Sex differences in sexual/romantic rejection.

    Helen’s experience as an identical twin and her opinions on nature vs. nurture

    The role of culture in changing our biology

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    Helen’s book: Why We Love

    Helen’s book: Why Him? Why Her?

    Helen’s article: INFIDELITY: WHEN, WHERE, WHY.

    Helen’s website

    A talk from Helen on what we want from love

    Sexual Hookup Culture: A Review

    Scott’s book with Glenn Geher: Mating Intelligence Unleashed

    Furry convention

    “Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site She has conducted extensive research and written five books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality style shapes who you are and who you love.” -Blurb taken from

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  2. Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

    Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.

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