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Podcast: Solo

The single person’s guide to a remarkable life

In a world where most people get married, where do you turn for advice if you don’t want to settle down — for now or forever? Solo is the single person’s guide to a remarkable life.

Welcome to the podcast that explores how being unattached affords you the opportunity to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Dr. Peter McGraw — behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews unmarried men and women living remarkable lives and assembles advice from leading experts about health, fitness, money, business, travel, fashion, art, leisure, and of course, sex and dating.

Shane Mauss
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Finally being understood

I constantly have to explain to family and friends why I am not getting married even when they often complain about marriage. I like living outside the social norms but it can be tough to talk to people about sometimes. This is such a fun, funny, and informative way for me to feel like I’m not flying solo alone. I’m excited this exists. Off to an amazing start
Joe Octane
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What took so long?

The series is so far both fun and smart, and I'm surprised nobody has taken on the topic of "unapologetically unattached" in such a manner before. I can't wait to see what's to come.
Not Solo, But A Fan
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Serious, Silly, and Ph.D Level Smart

Dr. McGraw is a unique person in the field of academia, always bringing an intelligent and personal angle to an unexplored and off beat idea. He did with morality research, then with humor research in his amazing book the Humor Code, and now with Solo, his most personal project yet. Just when you think he’s going to be serious, he is silly, and just when you think another joke is coming he brings in the serious advice and legitimate science. An outsider and insider to every topic he approaches all at once...
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Newest Episode of Solo

  In the second episode on the series on aging, retiring, and dying single, Peter McGraw talks to William J. Kole (aka Bill Kole), author...

  In the second episode on the series on aging, retiring, and dying single, Peter McGraw talks to William J. Kole (aka Bill Kole), author...

Wondering where to start?

In this episode, Peter McGraw continues the Solo series on conventional and unconventional relationships with the first part of a conversation with Amy Gahran. Amy is the creator of “the relationship escalator” – a concept covered in previous episodes. Amy and Peter discuss the hallmarks of the relationship escalator and explore the many ways that people diverge from it – including consensual non-monogamy, big friendship – and of course, a solo lifestyle.

Peter McGraw invites back his good friend, Julie Nirvelli, to kick off a mini-series on how to make remarkable friends. They define what a friend is and what makes one remarkable. They also discuss some tips on how to make and maintain friends–including when to move fast and when to move slow.

Peter McGraw welcomes Jessalyn Dean into the Solo Studio to discuss Relationship Design. Peter defines relationship design as the process by which two or more people intentionally engage in co-creating a customized relationship, in which all parties agree on the rules and regularly revisit the agreement, revising as necessary.