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Love in Bits

From: Love + Radio
Length: 58:16

"For some reason girls just love the idea that they're spies." Read the full description.
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B000002gyi Christian Rudder of OKCupid.com describes how he knows everything about what kind of lover you are. Uncanny. Aaron Henkin of WYPR's The Signal reads a sample of the OKCupid Love Personality Types. Eric Herot flies down to Missouri to meet a Bajoran he met on a Star Trek simming board. Christina Heller (who is not desperate at all) meets up with some dude from craigslist. Nick van der Kolk discovers the dangers of asking someone out on a date before you know who they are. Bitch PHD (the eponymous author of the wonderful blog Bitch PHD) describes the gender dynamics of an Adult Friend Finder chatroom. Christian explains how to tell if a boy likes you. Adam Conover of sketch comedy group Olde English discovers that girls really like to be told they're secret agents. And finally, Christina's friend seduces a businessman from Israel.

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Christian Rudder of OKCupid.com describes how he knows everything about what kind of lover you are. Uncanny. Aaron Henkin of WYPR's The Signal reads a sample of the OKCupid Love Personality Types. Eric Herot flies down to Missouri to meet a Bajoran he met on a Star Trek simming board. Christina Heller (who is not desperate at all) meets up with some dude from craigslist. Nick van der Kolk discovers the dangers of asking someone out on a date before you know who they are. Bitch PHD (the eponymous author of the wonderful blog Bitch PHD) describes the gender dynamics of an Adult Friend Finder chatroom. Christian explains how to tell if a boy likes you. Adam Conover of sketch comedy group Olde English discovers that girls really like to be told they're secret agents. And finally, Christina's friend seduces a businessman from Israel.

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Review of Love & Radio: Love in Bits

Sometimes you feel all alone and like your love life, or lack thereof, is just like everyone else's. This piece blows that theory all to hell. Anything goes from open marriage to...yowsers!
Very contempo, upbeat, humorous, and timely; although best for late-night airing due to sexual content and language. Great soundtrack. Excellent, tight production. Yes, and it's quirky. Online dating is quirky in and of itself. So is this piece, ever reminding us that while techno-dating might be the newest thing, not much really changes when it comes to navigating the murky waters of love.

Great use of the word "uglily".


Review of Love & Radio: Love in Bits

This is radio I want to listen to, and rate it as a 5.
A 4 or 5 rating means I obviously found the piece entertaining and informative. But this is a show I would want to listen to again, maybe multiple times. Perhaps I would feel like hearing it again to pass the time on a long drive or turning in for the night...the times when I need good radio.
In terms of tone, I found it equally humorous and engaging. The 'This American Life-esque' tone only serves as a reference to its theme-driven format and quality. I believe the piece would easily match my 50 or so favorite TAL episodes.

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