Arranged marriages with Maria Konnikova, and relating Donald Trump to Chinese curses.

Would I Be Happier in an Arranged Marriage?

Would I Be Happier in an Arranged Marriage?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 3 2016 8:34 PM

Would I Be Happier in an Arranged Marriage?

Maria Konnikova explores how different international researchers define a happy marriage.

Hindu marriage in India.

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On The Gist, the story behind the so-called Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times.” Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker tells us about international efforts to find the recipe for a happy, lasting marriage. She’s the author of The Confidence Game. For the Spiel, is a Donald Trump nomination inevitable or likely?


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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.