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Johann Hari on the depression epidemic.

Episode #644 — February 26, 2019

A man lives in a duplex below a couple women. One day, he heard them having sex, and it inspired him to have a wank. Now he feels guilty. Is he an Eavesdropping Tom? A woman hooked up with a younger man. He asked her if his penis looked like it was circumcised. He wasn't and she told him so. How could a fella possibly not know this about himself? It is very perplexing. On the Magnum Dan has a long conversation with Johann Hari - the controversial author of "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions." They discuss the western world's depression epidemic and whether treatment is over-medicalized. Hari offers a new paradigm on how to truly address human suffering. And what about being in a relationship with depressed people? That's Dan's wheelhouse. Listen in.
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Is there a urologist in the house?

Episode #627 — October 30, 2018

A sugar baby has fallen in love with her sugar daddy. He loves her too! Except, he kind of doesn't want her to meet his actual daughter. Does she have the right to demand it? A coach at a college has been asked to drive one of her students to get an abortion. Because of where they live, it will take 4 hours. Should she do it? Welcome to America. On the Magnum, things get a little gnarly with our urologist pal, Dr. Stephen King. How many times you can handle hearing the words "dorsal slit" being said without squirming just a little? And, a dad is concerned that his 10 year-old daughter wants to compete for the center position on her co-ed football team. With those boys reaching down there to do whatever it is they do in football...poor dad. 206-302-2064 Thanks to Audible for supporting the Savage Lovecast. For a free audiobook with a 30-day free trial, go to audible.com/savage or text savage to 500-500. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. They make it easy to build a website or blog. Give it a whirl at Squarespace.com/Savage and if you want to buy it, use the code Savage for a 10% off your first purchase. This podcast is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the microphone and enter "Savage" for up to $55 Free postage, a digital scale, and a 4 week trial.
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This show begins and ends with circumcision.

Episode #569 — September 19, 2017

This show begins and ends with circumcision. A woman is dating her first uncut man and wonders if Dan has any... tips. Then, at the end of the Magnum, an uncut man who is into "pig play" (that's dick-stank- you're welcome,) wonders if he should get himself an adult circumcision. So there's that to ponder. A high school teacher and her pal wonder why the kids are so into hickeys. On the Magnum, Dan chats with Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern, about the infuriating phenomenon of left wing anti-semitism. 206-302-2064
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Burlesque vs. Stripping

Episode #354 — August 6, 2013

A straight man has been the recipient of some rather shoddy pegging. Dan sets him on a better course. A woman's older boyfriend insists her gay friends are out to sleep with her. Dan senses dark machinations at work. Are you, a straight woman, obliged to inform your hook-up that his dick stinks to high heaven? On the Magnum version, Dan interviews feminist blogger Amanda Marcotte on the hysteria surrounding female sexuality and hook-up culture on college campuses. A woman is so darned pretty that she can't have any male friends because they ALL want to sleep with her. Dan speaks with male burlesque sensation Waxy Moon on the differences between burlesque and stripping, and what to do if your boyfriend doesn't want to see you in pasties.
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It's Lucy's last show. Hats off to Dan's brave, plucky assistant. Small hands- big heart.  The calls! Wood. He shows it and grows it at the earliest opportunity. Is this a turn-off or something to cultivate?  A woman discovers her boyfriend has stashed away some women's underpants. They're definitely not hers…is this a problem?  A stunningly insecure gay man wonders if he should get circumcised to please his rude lover.  And so much more.  206-201-2720 This episode is brought to you by Audible. Download a free audio book of your choice today at AudiblePodcast.com/Savage  Today's episode is brought to you by AdamandEve.com. Get 50 percent off almost any item when you enter "Savage" at checkout. Comment on this episode at www.thestranger.com/lovecast
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How do you ask your lady if her boobs are the work of god or man? A woman engaged to be married wants to help a gay couple she knows by being a surrogate mother. Her fiancé isn't having it. Who should prevail? Poppers! Deep fried snack or sex enhancing drug- they're both nasty. Call us. Tell us everything. 206-201-2720 This episode is brought to you by Audible. Download a free audio book of your choice today at AudiblePodcast.com/Savage Today's episode is brought to you by Netflix. For a free 30-day trial, go to netflix.com/savage. Comment on this episode at www.thestranger.com/lovecast
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Today we are joined by the venerable athiest, science-lovin', feminist blogger Jen McCreight who has a thing or two to say about skepticism. She takes Dan to task for his lack of critical thinking while interviewing a recent guest about female ejaculation. So, the calls today are all viewed through the cold, hard prism of science. This all BEFORE the rapture proved to be a non-event. That took courage. Call us up: 206-201-2720 Check out Jen's magnificent blog: at www.blaghag.com. Today's episode is brought to you by Netflix. For a free 30-day trial, go to netflix.com/savage. Comment on this episode at www.thestranger.com/lovecast
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Lots of dicks in this one. Really small dicks, bloody uncircumcised dicks, dicks that grow tremendously... and that doesn't even include the host! Zing! Call us at 206-201-2720 Today's episode is brought to you by Adam Male: Get 50 percent off when you enter GUYS at checkout. http://j.mp/SavageAdamMale This episode was brought to you by Audible. Download a free audiobook of your choice today here: http://j.mp/savageaudible
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Angry gay fucking: Her neighbors are doing it. How can she tell them to knock it off or at least keep it down? The tragedy of our inadequate sex education in the U.S. reveals itself in this call, in which a young man wonders how to get an abortion without telling his parents and how to find out if his girlfriend is indeed pregnant. Dan talks a man out of castrating himself. Seriously. And tons more. Call us at 206-201-2720 Today's episode is brought to you by Adam and Eve. Click here: http://j.mp/SavageAdamEve This episode was brought to you by Audible. Download a free audiobook of your choice today here: http://j.mp/savageaudible
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Poly pain: It's so sad when one person wants to open the relationship and the other doesn't. You know what else is sad? When your boyfriend tells you he's "asexual." A woman with strong pro–gay rights views discovers to her horror that her fiancé is against gay marriage. And a lot more. Call us at 206-201-2720. Today's episode is brought to you by AdamandEve.com.
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