Normally Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate coming together, but today on our show we're exploring the reasons people drift apart. In four stories, we explore all the reasons we fail to click. We have a story about a Stanford student who tried, and failed, to sell her eggs to an elite donation agency, an investigation into the paradoxical allure of French women, a radio play about the perils of matchmaking, and an audio essay about love that offers an unusual take on arranged marriages.
Host: Charlie Mintz Producers: Charlie Mintz, Hannah Krakauer, Rachel Hamburg, Stuart Blaire, and Art Tosborvorn Featured: Eva Glasrud, Paula England, Harville Hendrix, Music: George Pritzker, Jeff Striker, Snuffaluffagus Video Podcast: Song of a Sperm Donor by Emmaunel Dayan
We take a look at American expectations for love and ask whether arranged marriages might be best, in hopes of explaining the maddening tendencies of the human heart. Produced by Stuart Blaire and Art Tosborvorn
The Storytelling Project is supported by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Introductory Studies, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.