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.

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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...


SOLO 157 | Contemporary Spinsterhood

Contemporary Spinsterhood

  The Solo movement is growing. Lucy Meggeson has a wonderful new podcast for single childless women: Spinsterhood Reimagined. Peter McGraw was the first guest

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SOLO 156 | Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

  In the third installment in a series on the invention of marriage and cooperation, Peter McGraw speaks to Hillary Anger Elfenbein about something that

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SOLO 160 | Singlehood

Are You Thriving Or Coping?

  Compared to research on married people, there is little being done to investigate the well-being of single people. Fortunately, Geoff MacDonald, a social psychologist

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SOLO 155 | Social Leap

The Social Leap

  How can something so complex and far-reaching as marriage could be invented and so widely adopted? To begin to answer that question, Peter McGraw

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SOLO 154 | Contemporary Marriages

The All-or-Nothing Marriage

  To understand single living, you need to understand non-single-living – especially the 800-pound gorilla of relationships: marriage. In this episode, Peter McGraw speaks to Eli

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SOLO 153 | Freedom In Community

Freedom In Community

  Peter McGraw talks about how remarkable singles have a team — an interconnected group of friends, family, acquaintances, and professionals. But this takes work.

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SOLO 153 | Optionality


  As the year ends, remarkable singles around the world are considering how to make their lives even more remarkable. To help with that endeavor,

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