Why Oh Why? with Andrea Silenzi | WFMU
By Andrea Silenzi and WFMU
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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.
||#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||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#14 - Another Radio Show with Too Many Co-hosts & A Tote Bag (Marathon Week 2) from Mar 5, 2014||[The show where I make my goal, and then some. You won't believe who I have to call...] Andrea and Randy and Jim and Grandma Phyllis Beex - "Beat, Beat" My DJ Premium for $75 or More All gifts of $75 or more are in the running for this prize! Support innovative new WFMU programming! http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54712||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#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||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#12 - Another Radio Show with a Tote Bag (Marathon Week 1) from Feb 26, 2014||[Support innovative new programming on WFMU! Today's show is your first chance ever to voice your support for Why Oh Why. I'm joined by DJ Faye from Hello Children, one of my favorite sources for music airing every Saturday night at 9pm-Midnight. Donate $75 and get a Why Oh Why Tote Bag! It's the tote bag that lets everyone know you're interested in the honest, thought-provoking, soul-crushing, cringeworthy particularities of human relationships, and Randy. Not to be confused with public radio tote bags.] Beex - "Beat, Beat" This is a photo of me from 2007, my first visit to WFMU! My DJ Premium for $75 or More All gifts of $75 or more are in the running for this prize! http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54613||2/27/14||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||2/19/14||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||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||#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||2/5/14||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" [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" [Free Music Archive] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54235||2/3/14||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||1/22/14||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||1/16/14||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||1/2/14||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||12/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#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: email@example.com] 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||12/19/13||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||12/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||#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||12/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
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").
Refreshing new podcast
I was hooked instantly great conversations love the concepet of this podcast. More people should listen to it!!!!
Only two episodes in but I could not be more excited. This is what podcasts should be. It feels almost like a perzine from back in the day but mixed with the best of radio. Keep up the good work!