Stephen Marche is the author of  The Unmade Bed (2017), The Hunger of the Wolf (2015), Love and the Mess We’re In (2013), How Shakespeare Changed Everything (2012), Shining at the Bottom of the Sea (2007) and Raymond and Hannah (2005). He currently writes “A Thousand Words About Our Culture,” a monthly column for Esquire magazine, in addition to opinion pieces for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic,, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. He received a doctorate in Early Modern Drama in 2005 from the University of Toronto.

In this episode we discuss relationship topics that include:

  • Gender norms and how they affect modern relationships.
  • Why housework is where gender politics comes to a head in our lives.
  • The conversation around biological and cultural mechanisms at play in gender roles and relationships.
  • The modern rise of marriage and the great transition culturally.
  • Why women are a driving force in global economics.
  • Why men are doing more housework than ever before.
  • And much more!


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Stephen’s Daily Tool

Care less.

Relationship Advice Resource

The Unmade Bed

Advice for Newlyweds

Nothing wrong with waiting between kids.

Advice for Single Listeners

Find someone you love. Find someone you can build a life with. Do not underestimate the need to be in love with people.

Interview Links

Stephen’s website

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