Deeper than dating podcast

Dean jumped right in by asking her to explain for listeners what makes him such a "sucky" dater.

But it’s worth repeating again how insane this already heightened, soap opera look at the White House can transcend to an insane new version of America.

Truth may be stranger than fiction, but in the current state of presidential affairs, this may be the only thing that proves the exception.

Interview shows always benefit from a deeper understanding of the person who’s asking the questions.

Even though Sam Fragoso’s interview show has had an impressive array of guests this year, including Lena Waithe, Corrine Bailey Rae and Malcolm Gladwell, it’s this special 50th episode with Fragoso’s mother that really gets to the heart of what makes these conversations unique.

Instead of dismissing the trials of a teenager as “millennial problems” or the social shortcomings of a millionaire as beyond sympathy, “Sleepover” treats the anxieties within each of its sleepover settings with equal care and attention.

Occasionally, the cross-generational conversations about these personal frustrations touch on heavier things happening outside the walls of where these fast friends are staying.

A little disarming, at times a bit irreverent, but overwhelmingly sincere, Fragoso brings the same thoughtful energy to a very personal conversation that he does to the actors, musicians, poets, philosophers and creators that also populate his usual guest list.

Before this podcasting phenomenon went sour in the minds of many listeners, it’s easy to forget how filled with genuine affection this first episode was.

But when Lee and her team really zero in on what makes these people special, it makes for a truly fulfilling listen.

In a year when “Beautiful/Anonymous” celebrated its first anniversary in style, bringing back its original premiere guest, there were few episodes that captured what the show does best than this conversation with a woman sharing her experiences as a high school student.

Dean quickly became a fan favorite on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette, but that all changed when he strolled into Paradise and got wrapped up in quite the sticky love triangle with Danielle Lombard and Kristina Schulman, who were both contestants on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor. Much to my own chagrin, I've decided to start a podcast.

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