KCPW Presents

KCPW Presents: “What is This Thing Called Love?”

Please SettleHosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships? A fascinating cast of characters tackles these questions head-on:

  • Neurologist Lucy Brown, who says the brain of a person head over heels in love resembles the
  • brain of a person high on cocaine
  •  Anthropologist Helen Fisher, who believes romantic love is a basic human drive that evolved to
  • keep people together long enough to raise babies
  •  Esquire writer AJ Jacobs, who claims he has scientifically proven that he’s in love with his wife
  •  Other guests include historian Stephanie Coontz and anthropologist Ted Fischer

This special aired on KCPW Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10 AM and 8 PM.  For more information you can visit their website here.


KCPW Presents
Each week KCPW brings you an insightful and refreshing hour of analysis of the world around you. Sometimes, this is a special documentary produced in our studios, sometimes it’s a collaboration with our community partners and sometimes it’s a hand-picked piece, produced by an outside source. Produced by KCPW Studios
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