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A show about feeling lonely and awkward, disguised as dating advice. Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, guys in bars, and her own Grandma Phyllis about where love and sex meets technology.
||Live Show: Twenty-Nine and a Half from May 20, 2015||Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/60801||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#53 - Taking It from Apr 1, 2015||- My friend Cassie joins me to discuss sexy songs about sex. Beex - "Beat, Beat" Andrea & Cassie [Follow Cassie on Instagram] MC Lucious [The most X-Rated song I know] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/60091||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#52 - Double Dates from Feb 25, 2015||Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) Abby & Jen Mike & Sergei http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59575||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#51 - Pink Eye from Feb 11, 2015||Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) Your Host Podington Bear - "Happiness Is" - Egress Podington Bear - "Flutterbee" - Joyful johnny_ripper - "audrey" - soundtrack for a film that doesn't exist Writer Beejoli Shah Steve Earle - "Valentines Day" - I Feel Alright Andrea and J/Bosh http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59373||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#50 - Garbage Food, Part 2 from Feb 4, 2015||Randy & Sandy & Grandma Phyllis & Andrea - "& Baby?" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59278||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#49 - Garbage Food from Jan 28, 2015||Randy & Sandy & Grandma Phyllis & Andrea http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59182||1/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#2 - You Think It's About You from Dec 11, 2013||[Today on the show, you think it's about you. My friend Dustin recognizes a voice on the Savage Lovecast, and realizes her question is meant for him to hear. Plus, I call this guy I met in the bar, and ask him to give me a review.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) [Free Music Archive] My So Called Life Savage Lovecast - "Savage Love Magnum 361" [If you like Why oh Why, you'll love the Savage Lovecast.] Custodian Of Records - "Emo Step Show" - She Hate Me [Free Music Archive] Dating Expert Holly Wood ["When we talk about polyamory, everyone wants to talk about the sex... because it's so exciting and literally sexy. But the more important component is that life is harder for the single person."] C. Scott - "Belview" - Stage Theory (Beats vol. 3) [Free Music Archive] DJ Keili [Tune into her show Beastin' the Airwaves every Friday morning 9am - Noon on WFMU! Her show highlights incredible local bands from around the world.] Shark? - "Choose To Lose" - True Waste [Bandcamp] Ryndy from the UWS [I meet a guy in a bar, convince him to chat with me for the radio show. I ask him for a review, and get a "solid B."] Miró Belle - "In Fielder" - Kiss This (Vol. 0) EP [Free Music Archive] Rose Eveleth [Follow my roommate Rose on Twitter] Russian Tsarlag - "50 Shades of Pink" - Sleeping On Stage [Free Music Archive] Twilight Trio - "There Is a Sucker Born Every Minute (from "Barnum") [feat. Romanza]" - Pure Instrumental: Best of Broadway http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/53556||1/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#48 - Eye Oh Eye from Jan 14, 2015||Andrea & Sandra Allen http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58981||1/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#47 - Sandy and the Candies from Jan 7, 2015||Andrea & Sandy Harry Chapin - "Cats in the Cradle" Rocky Mountain High - "John Denver" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58879||1/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#46 - Live Show: Deep in the Woods with Jim the Poet from Dec 17, 2014||[On a special live Why Oh Why, I ask ladies to call in and help my friend Jim Behrle improve his dating skills. Will they join him for dinner, a stroll on the beach, or a walk deep in the woods?] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58578||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#45 - Hostage Crisis with Grandma Phyllis from Dec 10, 2014||Andrea & Grandma Phyllis Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) Now - "Innards" - Innard Listeningestion Henry Mancini - "Baby Elephant Walk" - Hatari! Charles Mingus - "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat [Jazz Hour] Fabian Measures - "Did you know? (Curiouser and curiouser)" - Emotion Music Fabian Measures - "Subtle Library" - Emotion Music Now - "Innards" - Innard Listeningestion Sir Edward Elgar - "Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major" - Favorite British Music RoccoW - "Hello (Chiptune Cover)" - RoccoW Gustav Landin - "Elatan" - Canzoni per i Natali del Futuro (V/A) Lonnie Holley - "The End of the Film Era" - Just Before Music http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58483||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#44 - The Saturday Puzzle from Dec 3, 2014||[Do all the clues point to pick up artist? Kelly Reidy shares her story of the crossword creeper.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) Fabian Measures - "Hanami (花見)" - Emotion Music Destroyer - "Song For America" - Kaputt Weekend Secret - "Tendrils & Vines" - Weekend Secret Destroyer - "New Ways of Living" - Your Blues http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58381||12/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#43 - I'm Stuck with Him from Nov 26, 2014||Andrea & Randy http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58281||11/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#42 - PTDD with Holly Wood from Nov 19, 2014||Andrea & Holly Wood http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/58181||11/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#41 - Mr. Casual from Oct 29, 2014||Mr. Casual [He's voice disguised..] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57896||10/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#40 - Welcome To The Frog Cave from Oct 22, 2014||[He has a podcast now. Listen to the debut episode of our regular guest Randy's new show THE FROG CAVE.] Randy's New Podcast http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57800||10/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#39 - Relationship Tourism from Oct 8, 2014||Sandra Allen - "I Went On a One-Week First Date to Costa Rica" [Follow Sandra on Twitter] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57616||10/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#38 - Is This Forty? from Sep 24, 2014||[When your friends start getting married, it's just a matter of time before your friends start getting divorced. But what does dating after a divorce look like? I speak with my 40ish friend "Ted" about how quickly he got back into the game. Then, I'm joined by a 40ish friend-of-a-friend who has hired a professional matchmaking service (actually, two) to help him date more efficiently.] Andrea & "Ted" Andrea & Guy Who Hired a Matchmaker http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57434||9/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#37 - Guy Builds Right Swiping Robot Finger About a Year Ago from Sep 17, 2014||Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) Andy and Andrea [Uncle Andy Toys] Get Andy's App [Get the Rigged Trivia App for iPhone] Andrew Sink [Sink Hacks] Robot Finger Masters Tinder Andrew on Gawker [Guy Builds Right-Swiping Robot Finger to Get More Matches on Tinder] Andrew on Daily Dot [Tinder-O-Matic is a 3D-printed finger that swipes 900 profiles an hour] Andrew on Gizmodo [This Robot Maximizes Your Chance of Finding Love on Tinder] Startup Dating Two Boyfriends Christian Bjoerklund - "Hallon" - Skapmat http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57339||9/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#35 - Is This My Exit? from Sep 3, 2014||[After a romantish getaway, I'm driving home with my boyfriend Mike. As we run out of things to talk about, I remember something I've been meaning to ask him for a while. Would he fight for me?] Andrea & Boyfriend Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) Blood Orange - "Chamakay" - Cupid Deluxe Andrea & Mike - "Our First (Skype) Date" Minsk - "Melodium" - compilation 15 years http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/57149||9/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#34 - Live Show: Failure from Aug 20, 2014||[Tonight on the show, join me for a live failure seance. Plus, Randy's reached a new low.] Andrea - "Call in at 201-209-9368!" Grandma Phyllis Casey in Kansas City Randy [@Randyisdaman on Twitter!] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56958||8/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#33 - Loves to Laugh from Aug 13, 2014||Beex - "Beat, Beat" [On the Free Music Archive] Grandma Phyllis Andrea and Sam [Follow Sam on Twitter @samlistens] Dan Sheehan [I Suck At Tinder] Dan Sheehan [I Suck at Tinder on Facebook] Sword and the Stone Dan Sheehan [Follow Dan on Twitter] Juanitos - "Exotica" [On the Free Music Archive] Mickey and the Devil Mask [Follow Mickey on Twitter] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56862||8/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#32 - Movies in Your Head with Audio Smut from Jul 30, 2014||[Kaitlin Prest from the Audio Smut podcast shares their latest creation, and explains why she believes in magic.] Kaitlin from Audio Smut http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56667||7/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#31 - Rape Threats, Puppies from Jul 23, 2014||[On the show, Holly Wood and I discuss the #yesallwomen campaign. Months later, many women have found themselves vulnerable to rape threats online. We learn what's going on with what's been going on with our past guest @solikebasically. Plus, a puppy palate cleanser and listener mail.] Andrea and Holly Lonnie Holley - "Fifth Child Burning" - Just Before Music http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56573||7/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#30 - Bait and Tackle from Jul 16, 2014||[In this Why Oh Why, friends mock me for asking if you need new shoes to date girls.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) Childbirth - "How Do Girls Even Do It?" - It's a Girl! Chastity Belt - "Giant (Vagina)" - No Regerts Household - "Cold Hands" - Items Joey Dosik - "Inside Voice" - GRUMBY Remix http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56484||7/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#29 - MegaSquizz from Jul 9, 2014||[On this Why Oh Why, I catch up with our regular guest Randy before he heads down for the weekend in Ocean City, MD. Hear about his new company, updates on his family, and the last known whereabouts of Noah the Boa. For the interview, Randy slinked into the studio looking more paranoid than usual, smelling like some kind of body spray, and carrying an oversized duffel bag in his hands.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) Andrea & Randy Electric Six - "Randy's Hot Tonight" http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56391||7/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#28 - How I Met Your Father And Then Later Divorced Him from Jun 25, 2014||[How our moms met our dads (and then later divorced them).] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) [Free Music Archive] Aaron Lines - "Cheaper To Keep Her" - Moments That Matter http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56204||6/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#27 - Yeah No Dude from Jun 11, 2014||[There’s a lot about love and romance that’s about saying yes. Say yes to the party. Say yes to the date. Say yes to Ikea. But what about saying "no"? Today on the show, how saying no gives us power, helps us learn what’s really going on, and brings out the worst side of online dating. Plus, how to breakup the right way.] Yeah No Dude Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Brett [He was inspired by this article to hack OK Cupid] Katie Way [Follow her on YouTube or Twitter] Katie Way Katie Way Katie Way Garfunkel and Oates - "The Fadeaway" [Their Website] Emily [What to do when you're half dating and both kind of uncomfortable] johnny_ripper - "Red Wing" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/56006||6/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#26 - Boyfriend NBD from Jun 4, 2014||Boyfriend NBD Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) Bottlesmoker - "Divine Abode" Bottlesmoker - "Free Hugs" Water Sark - "I owe it to the sun" Christian Bjoerklund - "The Professors Lab" Senyawa - "Kereta Tak Berhenti Lama" [Free Music Archive] Want to be my obscenity intern? [E-mail me!] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55923||6/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#25 - Movie Date with Bonnie and Maude from May 28, 2014||Eleanor Kagan and Kseniya Yarosh [Today on the show, I'm joined Eleanor Kagan and Kseniya Yarosh. They're the hosts of the Bonnie and Maude Podcast, a show that examines film and television shows from a femme-centric perspective.] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55833||5/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#24 - How I Fell in Love with an El Salvadoran Gangster from the Pasta Station from May 21, 2014||Lina Interviews Her Friend Andrea (another Andrea) About Her Relationship with an El Salvadoran Gangster http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55739||5/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#23 - Space Jamming on Chill Pills from May 7, 2014||[Meet Randy's mellow side. I'll play back a conversation I had with him before work one morning. Plus, I call his oldest friend Noah the Boa to learn more about Randy's past misadventures.] Randy on Quaaludes http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55553||5/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#22 - Look at the Eyebrows from Apr 30, 2014||[Joining us live on WFMU, Randy shares updates on his escort April, the arena football girl, and his job at Quiznos. Plus, a special surprise guest will be calling in halfway into the hour.] Andrea & Randy http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55459||4/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#21 - Beshert with Grandma Phyllis from Apr 23, 2014||Grandma Phyllis & Andrea [Thirty years ago, Grandma Phyllis was flying home on a plane, and she realized something that was impossible for her to know. Her pipes back home on Long Island had burst. When the plane landed, she called her daughter and learned that her premonition was correct. How did that happen? Today on the show, Andrea and her Grandma Phyllis discuss seemingly unexplainable phenomena? Give us a call at 21-209-9368 Special thanks to Nick the Bard for call screening!] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55365||4/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#20 - Always Say Yes to the Party from Apr 16, 2014||[Everyone wants to tell you their rules for dating - when to call, when to text, how to leave, when to get naked - but most of those rules are total crap. Let’s do it better.] [After this show, here's what we came up with:* Always say yes to the party. * Texting is important * Contact within 24 hours after a good first date * Calling is cool even if it's not often expected * Schedule a week between the first and second date * Take your time getting to know someone before you binge date * Don’t rush to make your potential beau meet your friends (or to meet his) * Don’t obsess over the existence of a spark, just enjoy it when it happens, even if it feels like a chest cold * The quality of the first date won’t always be determined by the location * Dinner date for first dates - no way * Make sure you can see the exit * Don't overtext * E-mail is sexy * Skype pre-dates are acceptable, but give a good reason why * Leave your phone in your purse or pocket * When you realize it’s wrong, be human and empathetic -- don't be a dick * Own the awkwardness. (It's always awkward.) * Follow Dan Savage's campsite rule -a first date should never be damaging to someone's self-esteem * White lies are an OK exit strategy * If you feel it won't work out--play up the reason why during the date--eg. if he hates vegetarians, don't pretend to eat meat.] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55276||4/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#19 - The Art of the Pickup (Pilot) from Apr 9, 2014||[How meet people in public places, ask them to kill things for you, and make sure they won't steal your laptop when you bring them home. Featuring my anonymous ex-roommate, Laura Mayer, Grandma Phyllis, some dudes in a bar, and an interview with ] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Andrea Silenzi + Anonymous Ex Roommate - "Advice for meeting people: make sure they won't steal your laptop and sea salt shaker" [RIP Sea Salt Shaker] Apes of God - "Advice for meeting girls: go to a funeral" [via Music for Maniacs] Grandma Phyllis - "Advice for meeting people: Be yourself, though she cautions, "I still don't know who I am. I know who I'm trying to be!"" Podington Bear - "By Grace" [Free Music Archive] Laura Mayer - "Advice for meeting people: go to a bar that's exactly 307 paces from your mouse-infested apartment." [Follow Laura on Twitter.] Dr. Robert Glover - "Advice for meeting women: tell them to do something for you" [Dr. Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy& WFMU's former FMA developer Brett W. Thompson] Riz Ortolani - "Cannibal Holocaust Theme" [Thank you for listening!] Lee Rosevere - "Randy's poem" [Send me your creative submissions, and I'd love to air them on the show!] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55183||4/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#18 - Rebranding the Friend Zone from Apr 2, 2014||[My friend Chris and I find a way to make our relationships about something more.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] My OK Cupid Profile His OK Cupid Profile Our first OK Cupid Exchange Chris Wong [Follow him on Twitter] Chris' Cat Simon Laura and Danny [@lrmayer & @danblondell] Planet Money [Hear more about this interview in my Planet Money Honey episode] Tim Harford [The Undercover Economist Strikes Back] Bag Guy Zero's Idea Angel Eyes [This makes an incredible first date] Second Date White Castle V-Day Holly Wood [@girlziplocked] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/55087||4/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#17 - Please Touch This from Mar 26, 2014||[What happens when strangers enter our lives. I call up my favorite stranger-turned-friend Randy while he's on Spring Break in Panama Beach. He needs my help, and it's going to ruin my Google search history. And my friend Emile sent over a conversation with his friend Jesse about a puzzling OK Cupid date. Plus, my friends Callie and Holly Wood help it all make sense.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) [Free Music Archive] Randy [Follow @Randyisdaman] Randy Ringone [For iPhone] Randy Ringtone [MP3 Version] Randy [Looks 26 when he wears a backwards baseball cap.] Podington Bear - "Delphi" - Yearning [Free Music Archive] Jesse [Jesse goes on an OK Cupid date. This interview was done by my friend Emile.] johnny_ripper - "sorry.jpg (with julsy)" - don't [Free Music Archive] Holly Wood [Follow @girlziplocked] Callie [Follow @cbrasmussen] johnny_ripper - "red wing" - don't [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54990||3/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#16 - Part of Me from Mar 19, 2014||[Let's eavesdrop on intimate moments between couples. Audrey gets drunk and asks her boyfriend to do her a very special favor -- when she dies, will he eat her ashes? And Laura sits down with her partner Danny to discuss her tame-yet-ungoogleable fetish.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970 - 1981): Analog Music from a Lost World (V/A) [Free Music Archive] FMU Girls DJ Faye [http://wfmu.org/playlists/HC] DJ Stashu [http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/YN] Audrey The LibraryAnns - "Instrumental" - Our Band of Clowns [Free Music Archive] Laura and Danny [@lrmayer @danblondell] Danny's Newsletter [http://goooodmorning.com] Couple Stuff The Custodian Of Records - "Korean BBQ" - She Hate Me [Free Music Archive] Holly Wood [@girlziplocked] Avery Trufelman [@Trufelman] CIVIL CIVIC - "Lights On A Leash" - Lights On A Leash [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54893||3/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#15 - He's Not Into Any of Us from Mar 12, 2014||[If you're a woman trying to date today, you've probably experienced this situation over and over again. This isn't a date. Let's just keep things casual. If you say the wrong thing or text too often, you might scare him away. My guest Holly Wood has been studying this phenomenon -- and it's not your fault. Her research is showing that guys under 30 in major cities aren't that hungry for relationships. It's not that he's just not that into you. He's not into any of us.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" Holly Wood [Follow her on Twitter @girlziplocked] Small Colin - "Old Sounds" [Free Music Archive] Avery Trufelman [Fresh college grad conducting the interview! Follow her on Twitter @Trufelman] Holly Wood [Check out her Tumblr] Holly Wood ["It's not par for the course to be sexually objectified on a dating site every day because you want someone to love you." - Holly Wood] Third Coast International Audio Festival [An interview with me was recently featured in their Library Spotlight] Randy on Twitter [FYI @RandyIsDaMan] mr&mrsBrian - "me & my cold" [Free Music Archive] Small Colin - "Mutations" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54768||3/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#13 - My Bubba Gump Cherry from Mar 3, 2014||[Coming up on the show, I get closer to our regular guest Randy than any of you ever wanted me to. Join us for dinner at Bubba Gumps Shrimp in Times Square, where Randy is going to order off menu, and I'm going to indulge in one-too-many Baltimore Zoo drinks. This is a special WFMU Fundraising Marathon podcast. Support innovative new shows like Why Oh Why by making a ] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54679||3/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#11 - Planet Money Honey from Feb 19, 2014||[Today on the show, how NPR's Planet Money taught me a trick for being better at dating. With advice from Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, I start asking guys to go on dates with me over Skype. Find out what it takes to woo your host.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] johnny_ripper - "House" [Free Music Archive] My Interview on Planet Money [Tim Harford on Planet Money] Tim Harford [The Undercover Economist Strikes Back] Custodian Of Records - "Game Girl (Interlude)" [Bandcamp] Laura and Danny [Sizing up guy #1] Date #1 [C-Section Baby] Date #2 [Bad news, but I can't stop flirting] Date #3 ["so tinder's weird, huh?" "...what's that?"] Sad Rant [What dating means to me] johnny_ripper - "cat soup" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54515||2/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#10 - Get the Message from Feb 12, 2014||[Today on the show, we're trying so hard to get the message. We hear a middle school memory from Greg Harrison about a grand gesture gone wrong. Our regular guest Randy is furious with me for calling him a liar in Episode 6, and lets me know I made him cry the first time since his salamander was stolen. And the lovely Lina Misitzis explains why, when a dude she's attracted to pays her attention, it can excuse so much bad behavior. She shares a series of drunk voicemails from a past hook-up gone wrong, and we call him, a year later, for the full story.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Greg Harrison [A young, emo Greg watching TV. Check out his website, and get excited for your Mighty Goldfinch T-shirts!] Randy [Voicemails] Randy ["Some short people look dumpy, but I thought you looked pretty good."] Randy ["I don't care if they know I got in trouble. I care if they think that I'm a liar. OK? Do you like to be called a liar?"] Randy ["I lied. I told them that I'm her father and she had died."] Randy ["Happy VD Day by the way."] [@andreasilenzi this Randy stuff is getting intense :/ #whyohwhy— Danne D (@QuizGuy66) February 13, 2014 ] [@andreasilenzi I just finished binge session of Why Oh Why. Is there a # for Randy?...as in #PleaseNoMoreRandy #BoringRandy #DieRandy— Nicholas Segura (@NicholasSegura) February 12, 2014 ] [You have to listen to this guy Randy on @andreasilenzi's @WFMU show. Worst date you've ever been on, time 100. "Quizno? Quiz-yes!"— Drew Grant (@videodrew) February 10, 2014 ] [@eehouls @andreasilenzi @nowah @jakesav Most-anticipated ep list: 1) Final Best Show, 2) Final Breaking Bad, 3) Andrea/Randy at Bubba Gump— Nick Prevenas (@nprevenas) February 5, 2014 ] ROSES FEAT COKIYU - "Bottlesmoker" [Free Music Archive] [It's pretty telling that @andreasilenzi went to Bubba Gump's with Randy before she let us know he knows thugs. Fearless and flawless.— NJ (@nowah) February 13, 2014 ] [@andreasilenzi Randy better be really hot— lots of lessons (@jakesav) February 13, 2014 ] Lina Misitzis [Website] Chastity Bely - "Black Sail" [NO REGERTS] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54422||2/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#9 - Live Show: Bad Date Great Story from Feb 5, 2014||[Why Oh Why is a radio show that makes failing wildly a celebrated practice. For this episode, we're joined live in studio by Jessie Male, one of the two great co-hosts and organizers of the Bad Date Great Story series, and we'll be taking your calls about your worst dates ever.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Bad Date Great Story [Jessie & Emi are the co-hosts of the series.] Josh Gondelman [Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. He is the winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and the co-creator of the popular Modern Seinfeld twitter account. His writing has also appeared in McSweeney's, New York Magazine, and Esquire. He's also the co-author of Modern Seinfeld. Follow ] Naomi Ekperigin [Naomi hosts a monthly show called Coyote Average -- and the next one is this Saturday, Feb 8, 8pm, at Karma Lounge, 51 First Ave, Manhattan. New York native Naomi Ekperigin has been making audiences laugh for over 10 years. Her comedy and writing covers her personal escapades as an actor, comedian, and BLACKtress who has spent much of her life INSIDE CAUCASIA. She has performed with the 5 Funny Females tour and appeared in the Sydney, Australia 2009 Mardi Gras Festival. She can be found around New York City at such venues as The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, or Karma Lounge, where she co-hosts the monthly showcase "Coyote Average." She has appeared on FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, MTV's Hey Girl, and VH1's The Short List.Follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook] Podcast Bonus: Matt Ringler [Matt Ringler is a connoisseur of fine whines. He spends his time performing stand-up and watching bad movies. He is a co-host of the Schlock Treatment podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @doesntmattr where he is consistently hilarious.] Feb 13 at 7:15pm [Bad Date Great Story is hosting an UnValentine's Day Show! That’s coming up on Thursday, February 13 at 7:15pm at The Bitter End in New York, 147 Bleecker St. Guests include Kevin Allison - who you all know from the podcast Risk - and Kyle Ayers, he did the break up on the roof tweets!] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54328||2/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#8 - Hacking the Uterus from Jan 29, 2014||[Take a deep breath, and come along as Andrea prepares for her appointment to get an IUD, or intrauterine device. Though many women describe the insertion process as one of the most painful experiences of their lives, the women who love their IUDs can't say enough about how it's led to an entirely new kind of independence from hormones and hassle.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) [Free Music Archive] Adrienne and Elise at Palace Cafe in Greenpoint [At the Palace Cafe in Greenpoint ] My IUD and Me [Here's the article from my friend Adrianne Mathiowetz] My Mom [Had a bad IUD experience] Grandma Phyllis [Tried to trick Grandpa into knocking her up] Anonymous [1/1000] IUD by Candlelight [This is what Elise's Dr's office looks like] IUD by Fluorescent [This is what my Dr's office looked like] When I live tweeted my IUD When I live tweeted my IUD Krackatoa - "Chasing Butterflies into the Snow" - Dining On Backs of the Brave [Free Music Archive] My Guardian Review [https://soundcloud.com/guardianmediatalk/its-like-the-anti-womens-hour] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54235||2/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#7 - Midtown G******g from Jan 22, 2014||[Writer Rob Williams shares his story "Why I Moved to China for a Girl I Just Met," and we chat about that time he went to a g******g in Midtown. Plus, tips for lonely dudes working on their Internet game.You can follow Rob on Twitter @itmustbebobby.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] The Great G******g Episode! Nite Jewel - "One Second of Love (Live on WFMU 8/23/12)" [Free Music Archive] Custodian Of Records - "Orgy Song" [Free Music Archive] Rob's Guide to Internet Game Tweet the GOP about Randy [I sincerely don't know if Randy on WFMU's Why Oh Why w/ @andreasilenzi is a real dude RT @GOP Tell us your top issues. Let’s win big in 2014— Chris Lay (@TotesChris) January 17, 2014 ] Burning Bright - "Stardust" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54138||1/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#6 - Telling It Like It Isn't from Jan 15, 2014||[Today on the show, we’re deluding ourselves. From his desk at Quiznos HQ, Randy tells us about the epiphany he had on New Year’s Eve. WFMU DJ Keili remembers when she had a relationship with an entire band... in her head. Plus, Joanna tries to keep things friendly with a guy she rejected, only to encounter him later on the dating app Tinder. Which way should she swipe to keep things friendly? Towards the end of the episode, Dave says the most honest thing I’ve ever heard a guy say, but always kinda suspected.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Christian Bjoerklund - "Hallon" [Free Music Archive] Randy [Tells me what he thinks of the show] Randy [Out of Maryland, from where he came, Comes to the big city . . . everyone’s sort of lame, Wants to meet a special girl, C’mon, baby, let’s give it a whirl. Got brains, got smarts, Not looking for any ol’ tart. Why can’t they see behind my looks? That I read a lot of books? That I love music? That I love art? That I’m really, really smart. A really cool guy with a really big heart. Give me a chance and you won’t regret it. Or just split, I don’t care. I got me a big head of hair. And I’ve got plenty of clothes to wear. C’mere. I want to hug you. I want to give you some homemade brew. I want to be next to you.] Chastity Belt - "Cadaver" [Free Music Archive] Joanna, Jenna and Cassie [What to do if you see someone you know on Tinder] Talk Less, Say More - "Love is a Vortex" [Free Music Archive] DJ Keili [Listen to Beastin The Airwaves Fridays from 9am-12pm ET!] DJ Keili [Tells us about her relationship with an entire band... in her head] Dave M [Online dating and making moves] Dave M ["I guess I just like it when somebody is an emotional wreck who has no control over herself."] Southern Nights - "All My Sorrows" [Free Music Archive] E-mail Randy [NumberOneLover453 at yahoo.com] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54040||1/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#5 - What the Hell from Jan 1, 2014||[Coming up on the show, stories of times we try something new, and either succeed beyond our wildest dreams, fail miserably, or black out entirely. Clothes will come off, and we'll get so terrified that our dates will start eating our pasta - right in front us.First my friend Priya tells the terrifying tale of realizing you're on your very first grown up date, after all these years of just hang outs. And I pick the brain of Nancy Hartunian, the talented producer behind The Savage Lovecast. Last of all, my friend Casey will help me tell the story of my trip this week to a Russian Bath in New Jersey, where I unfortunately recieved the oak branch treatment.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Gustav Landin - "Elatan" Priya goes on a grown up date Priya doesn't date Indian guys Amil Byleckie - "Yo Saturnalia" [Free Music Archive] Nancy Hartunian [Get the Savage Lovecast] Amil Byleckie - "Auld Lang Syne" [Free Music Archive] Casey in KC [This is where they soak the branches] Casey in KC [Authentic Russian Banya in New Jersey] Boris [Artwork by @sc456a] Casey in KC [This is the plank where it happened.] Casey in KC [This is where Casey was sitting] Russian Banya Wooden Shjips - "Auld Lang Syne" - Christmas Cassingle [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/53844||1/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||#4 - Down the Rabbit Hole from Dec 25, 2013||[Today on the show, Alices in Wonderlands. Girls who follow their curiosity down strange rabbit holes. First, my friend X tells the story of how she met a tantric sex shaman in Seattle, who invited her to the "poly room." Then, my friend Joanna and I grab brunch at Enids in Greenpoint, and catch up with our friend Jenna. We'll hear a radio story Joanna produced for KCRW's Unfictional about the time her mom visited a walk-in freezer in 1970's Minneapolis.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Alice & the Tantric Sex Shaman A cool way to woo ladies on Tinder Joanna at brunch in Greenpoint with the boob pots Jenna's boob pot collection [Boob Pots by grouppartner] Joanna's Mom in the '70s Joanna and her Mom My incredible innovation in veggie platter design Wooden Shjips - "O Tannenbaum" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/53746||12/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Boys Having Feelings from Dec 18, 2013||[Today on the show, I learn just how lonely and complex boys can be when they rip out their strange. testosterone soaked hearts. I'll speak with Lulu-sullied George, decent Dave from Trash Ride, and that guy Randy (aka Quiz-yes) from last week's show. Plus, dating advice expert Holly Wood helps it all make sense.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" - Necroscopix (1970-1981) [Free Music Archive] Casey in KC Casey in KC [This is the perfume I wear called Coyote made by my friend Jill. ] Randy [Send Randy an email: firstname.lastname@example.org] CIVIL CIVIC - "Lights On A Leash" - Bad Panda #59 [Free Music Archive] George [The worst of George's Lulu reviews.] When I ended things with the turtle dude This guy seemed cool before I learned that he uses turtles as chairs Custodian Of Records - "Emo Step Show" - She Hate Me [Free Music Archive] Holly Wood [Dating Advice Expert] Dave M [Trash Ride] Trash Ride - "I Hate the Way You Look At Me" - Unreleased Demo My instagram feed Subscribe in iTunes http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/53647||12/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean#1 - Home for the Holidays from Dec 4, 2013||[Coming up on the show, I get to know the woman my mom's been living with all these years. Then, come along for a camel ride in a parking lot, and a trip to a frozen lake at sunset. Plus, we hear from my younger brother Mike, my second cousin Steve, my best friend Julie, and a cowboy named Jack who really loves his wife. Join me for a trip home for the holidays, on this debut episode of Why Oh Why.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" [Free Music Archive] Black Wednesday at Saddle Up Christian Bjoerklund - "Hallon" [Free Music Archive] BOPD - "aint no thing" [Free Music Archive] Hump Day at Saddle Up Baby Huey the Camel Baby Huey the Camel melodium - "qualm" [Bandcamp] Petitie Lake Mike and Julie Cousin Steve - "Follow @hip_hipster_ray on Instagram" Tha Silent Partner - "Billy (Starksy Instrumental)" [Free Music Archive] Twin Sister - "I Want a House" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/53463||12/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
NO MORE RANDY
Honestly, enough is enough. Bring back holly wood.
Radio Professionalism! Better than Ex-Boyfriends!
Andrea’s radio show is better than her ex-boyfriends’ podcasts (yes, plural)! You should listen!
Also, in addition to all of the effusive reviews below (which are 100% correct) that extol the honest, emotive, and engrossing content, it’s totally worth mentioning that SHE KNOWS HOW TO PRODUCE RADIO. Like a professional! Meaning that the production quality is awesome and innovative and well-crafted and is also largely unsung, because you only notice production quality when it’s bad. So yeah! Go and pour this sweet milky honey in your ears! Ew!
Great new podcast, can't wait to hear more.
Informative and thought-provoking. Hilarious and cringeworthy. Not a dater myself (happily married) but I love vicariously hearing the horror stories of you unfortunate single-folk.
If you go to WFMU's showpage for Why Oh Why? there are some bonus episodes from before this show officially launched (it started as a fill-in for another great podcast, "Too Much Information").
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
- © (C) 2016 Why Oh Why? with Andrea Silenzi and WFMU