Matrimony Myths with Stephanie Coontz

matrimony-mythsYou’ve seen it – our society is obsessed with everyone finding their soulmate. But did you know the idea of ‘the one’ is a relatively new concept in our culture? In fact, marriage and love were completely separate entities for centuries, and this week’s podcast guest, Professor Stephanie Coontz, tells us all about it.
Her book, Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage traces the history of marriage from a union based on alliances and financial gain to today’s notion of finding our ‘other half’. On the podcast Adam Conover and Stephanie Coontz discuss how the Enlightenment altered our idea of marriage, how the media covers love, and how equality is erotic.

Adam Ruins Everything | 14th August 2016

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