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Talking relationships & history on the BBC

Talking relationships & history on the BBC

On Friday I was interviewed for a BBC World Service programme on love and marriage. It’s a great show covering the unexpected invention of speed-dating as well as historical and cross-cultural segments on marriage, divorce, non/monogamy, and same-gender relationships.

My bit is mostly based around the book Jacqui Gabb and I published last year: The Secrets of Enduring Love. Particularly we chat about how the historical situation of relationships in our current cultural context can make it more – rather than less – difficult for them to endure, and what we might be able to do about that.

Have a listen to the show here if you’re interested.


Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.

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