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Solo – The Single Person’s Guide to a Remarkable Life

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“Solo - The Single Person's Guide to a Remarkable Life” by Dr. Peter McGraw, seeks to celebrate and destigmatize single living. Welcome to the podcast that explores how being single affords you the freedom to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Peter – behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews happy single men and women and assembles advice from leading experts about health, fitness, money, business, travel, fashion, art, leisure, and of course, sex and dating. For the so-called spinster or bachelor, Solo is the resource for people who are happily single (aka the unapologetically unattached).

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“Solo - The Single Person's Guide to a Remarkable Life” by Dr. Peter McGraw, seeks to celebrate and destigmatize single living. Welcome to the podcast that explores how being single affords you the freedom to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Peter – behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews happy single men and women and assembles advice from leading experts about health, fitness, money, business, travel, fashion, art, leisure, and of course, sex and dating. For the so-called spinster or bachelor, Solo is the resource for people who are happily single (aka the unapologetically unattached).

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Episodes
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The Art Of Being Alone

5/23/2024
Peter McGraw speaks to Renuka Gavrani, the author of "The Art of Being Alone: Solitude Is My HOME, Loneliness Was My Cage." Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:00:56:58

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Solo Thoughts 15: Solo Thoughts From Solo "Trips"

5/16/2024
In this introspective episode of Solo Thoughts, Peter McGraw delves into the life-altering insights gained from a year’s worth of solo psilocybin trips, exploring themes of enjoying life more, connecting deeply, and embracing freedom. He also touches upon the challenges of overthinking and the quest for balance between vigilance and relaxation. Plus, don't miss the bonus material available exclusively to our Solo community members; signup at https://petermcgraw.org/solo/. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:00:21:06

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The Science of Solitude and the Power of Being Alone

5/9/2024
Is solitude just for introverts or monks? Think again. Heather Hansen, co-author of Solitude: The Science and Power of Being Alone, talks to Peter McGraw about how solo time is essential for our well-being. In this episode, they explore the history and benefits of solitude, why it's so hard to study, and how anyone can craft positive solitary experiences. From "complete olitude" to "public solitude." you'll gain a new appreciation for the power of being alone. Onwards!

Duration:01:20:43

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Aging Single #3: Finances and Estate Planning

5/2/2024
Welcome back to another episode of "Aging Single," where Peter McGraw explores the intricacies of aging, retiring, and dying solo. This time, in episode three, he is focused on the critical topics of finances and estate planning, an essential discussion for singles navigating their later years independently. Peter is joined by two guests: Louisa M. Ritsick from Ritsick Law LLC, a seasoned lawyer specializing in estate and tax planning, and Kirsten Hollander, a certified financial planner with a wealth of experience in helping clients achieve financial independence. Together, they share their expertise on overcoming the unique financial and legal challenges faced by aging singles.

Duration:01:48:22

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Unmarried Equality

4/25/2024
This episode seeks to explore the singles advocacy movement with Gordon Morris, who is aiming to breathe new life into Unmarried Equality, a nonprofit at the crossroads of the singles' rights movement. Alongside guest co-host Christina Campbell, a fervent supporter of single living, Peter McGraw explores the roots and future of singles advocacy, from the pioneering "Singles Bill of Rights" to today’s push for societal acceptance. Discover how you can join this crucial cause for equality. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:01:07:19

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Solo Thoughts 14: Reading, Writing, And Never Surrendering

4/17/2024
Peter McGraw is concerned about his students and has been writing open letters to them. In this Solo Thoughts episode, he reads those letters to you with the hope of getting you to read more books, write more often, and never give up on your dreams. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:00:28:08

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Ten Tips For Better Sex

4/10/2024
Whether with a partner or solo, sex is fun--or at least should be. Peter McGraw and guest co-host, Laura Grant, talk to Justin Lehmiller, a sex researcher and author of "Tell Me What You Want" about how to have better sex. They discuss Justin's "Ten Resolutions for Better Sex." Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:01:36:33

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Aging Single #2: Longevity And Super Aging

4/3/2024
In the second episode on the series on aging, retiring, and dying single, Peter McGraw talks to William J. Kole (aka Bill Kole), author of "THE BIG 100: The New World of Super-Aging." Kole shares insights from his extensive research on the phenomenon of people living to 100 and beyond, discussing the implications for society, relationships, and personal well-being. They explore the factors contributing to longer lifespans, the pros and cons of a super-aging world, and the importance of preparing for this new reality. Kole also offers advice on cultivating habits and attitudes that can help us live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives, with a special focus on the considerations for those aging single. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:01:05:40

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Dan Savage on the Solo Movement

3/28/2024
Peter McGraw recently appeared on Savage Love. In this episode, Peter continues the conversation with writer, journalist, and activist Dan Savage for a bold, unfiltered discussion of the Solo Movement. Dan, known for his direct approach to discussing sexuality and relationships, provides valuable insights that have been essential to the Solo project. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that goes beyond the pod's usual "PG-16" rating. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:01:17:24

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Family Estrangement

3/21/2024
In this episode, Peter McGraw invites two guests to tackle the complex and emotionally charged topic of family estrangement, as requested by several members of the Solo community (sign up at https://petermcgraw.org/solo/). To delve into this important subject, Peter is joined by Dr. Kristina Scharp, who brings her research expertise on the topic to the conversation. They are joined by guest co-host Janice Formacella, who brings her unique perspective and experience in helping individuals navigate difficult relationships add depth and nuance to the discussion. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:01:15:15

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Late Singlehood In Religious Zionism

3/14/2024
Peter McGraw speaks to Ari Engelberg about the growing number of singles (i.e., "late singlehood") in Religious Zionism. Ari shares insights from his new book, Singlehood and Religion: The Case of Israeli Religious Zionist Singles. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:01:08:23

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Aging Single #1: Introducing a Series on Aging, Retiring, and Dying Solo

3/7/2024
One question that often comes up for the life-long single is, "But who will take care of you when you are old?" This episode begins a series on aging, retiring, and dying solo. Topics will include the future of aging, estate planning, longevity, navigating end of life, and making aging sexy. Episodes will be released on the first Thursday of the month. In this episode, which begins the series, Jessalyn Dean joins Peter McGraw in the Solo Studio to talk about the series, raise questions, brainstorm topics, and share perspectives. If you want to request topics or raise questions, you can do so as part of the Solo community: https://petermcgraw.org/solo Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:01:30:29

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Solo Thoughts 13: Every Day Is A Big Day

2/29/2024
In this Solo Thoughts" episode, Peter McGraw builds on his "Big Day Theory" to explore the concept of being ALIVE versus merely existing. He reflects on the importance of making each day count, influenced by a transformative trip to the HiFi Homestead in Joshua Tree. Peter discuses how ordinary days can be infused with extraordinary meaning, engagement, and positive experiences. What do you do to feel "ALIVE"? Share your experiences with the Solo community: https://petermcgraw.org/solo Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:00:24:14

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Dating App Help (Hell)

2/22/2024
While many listeners of the Solo podcasts are "No Way" Solos who are not interested in dating (for now or forever), the "Just May" and "New Way" Solos are often navigating the dating apps in search of love or lust. Peter McGraw and Jessalyn Dean talk about best practices for online dating--from figuring out your goals to how to pick the best pictures. They finish the episode by doing a dating profile audit for two online daters. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:02:10:38

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Single 101: An Introduction To The Solo Movement

2/15/2024
Peter McGraw recently appeared on Lisa Dawn Hamilton’s podcast, Do We Know Things. A member of the Solo community suggested the episode would be a good primer for people new to the Solo movement. Here is that conversation for new listeners to help bring them up to speed on statistics, definitions, and Peter’s perspectives on single living–and going Solo. Join the movement at: https://petermcgraw.org/solo. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:00:40:54

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Single 101: An Introduction To The Solo Movement

2/15/2024
Peter McGraw recently appeared on Lisa Dawn Hamilton’s podcast, Do We Know Things. A member of the Solo community suggested the episode would be a good primer for people new to the Solo movement. Here is that conversation for new listeners to help bring them up to speed on statistics, definitions, and Peter’s perspectives on single living–and going Solo. Join the movement at: https://petermcgraw.org/solo. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:00:40:54

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A Solo's Valentine's Day

2/13/2024
It's that time of year. To discuss Valentine's Day, Peter McGraw invites Mary Delia Allen and Iris Schneider back on the Solo podcast. They have a wide-ranging conversation that includes the history of Valentine's Day and alternative approaches to the day. What do you think? Join the Solo community and share your opinion: https://petermcgraw.org/solo Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo

Duration:01:07:36

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A 'Family Of One' With Kris Marsh

2/8/2024
Kris Marsh returns to Solo to talk to Peter McGraw about 1) her research on how singles are not a monolithic group, 2) the reaction to her new book, The Love Jones Cohort, and 3) advice for Peter about dealing with the "haters" who will surface with the launch of his book, Solo-Building a Remarkable Life of Your Own. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:00:52:25

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Solo Love Letters, The Sequel

2/1/2024
Peter McGraw and Kriss Rita present another round of Solo Love Letters from his new book, Solo: Building a Remarkable Life of Your Own. What do you think? Join the Solo community and join the conversation: https://petermcgraw.org/solo/ Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:00:47:47

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Solo Episode 200: Book Launch!

1/25/2024
Peter McGraw's new book (Solo: Building a Remarkable Life of Your Own) is about to come out. To talk about it and reflect on Solo's episode, he invites two familiar voices into the Solo Studio to talk about the Solo Movement. Join the conversation at: https://petermcgraw.org/solo Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.petermcgraw.org/solo/

Duration:01:10:03