For Valentine's-ish time, we wanted to do a special episode that explored the voice and stories of folks who have been setting others up...whether it was 10 years ago or 10 weeks ago. What do set ups look like today and how can others take part in bringing it back?
We'll hear stories from New York, to Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle, Washington along with inspiration of and thoughts on how to think about set ups in the pandemic and beyond.
More episodes from "Paired By The People"
2:51What is Paired By The People and why should you listen? Give us 3 minutes to tell you why... Excerpts from Episode 6: We Were Set-UpEpisode 3: Set-Up All StarsEpisode 1: Chicago: Elizabeth and Mike Set-Up Josh Episode 5: How To Set Yourself Up
The Arranged Set-Up
33:17Arranged: one word, lots of assumptions. In this episode we bring you two stories with the word "arranged" in their "how we met" stories. One from the recent past and one from 50 years ago. We'll look at the embedded takeaways in these stories and what we might take from them and bring into today's dating world.
The Pandemic Set-Up
23:16Three stories of setups that happened during, or even because, of the pandemic across its different points... The past 18 months have made us many of rethink how we do things, including how we date. Listen in on stories from people who blazed their own human paths for how they could meet someone. They're not ditching technology, but they're writing they're own script. Get inspired to write some of your own non-swipe storylines. Our first story is one we're calling, the preemptive parental nudge The second is all about tending to the branches of your network And our final one is just beginning his quest to be set up. If you'd like to learn more about Dan's search and reach out to him, you can do so here: https://noodler.substack.com/p/the-ball-and-chain-letter
Lauren & Cameron Hamilton From Love Is Blind & And Overlooked Lessons From Reality TV Dating
19:14We sit down with Lauren and Cameron Hamilton, the stand out couple from the show who not only proved its premise but gave us all a tv pandemic hug when we needed it most.Love Is Blind wasn't just perfectly timed for our pandemic needs, it's an important message about what we might be missing in the modern dating world. We talk to the couple about their recently released book "Leap of Faith" along with additional reflections on what we can learn from all the reality tv dating shows.
We Were Set-Up: Modern Set-Up Stories
23:14Featuring the stories of six different couples, Episode 6 unpacks the people behind setup stories. From coast to coast we tell their stories and pay tribute to the modern setup.
Atlanta, GA: Marsha and Tom Set-Up Darnell
33:28This time we head to Atlanta, GA. Longtime Atlanta residents Tom and Marsha met in 1978 and have been married for 43 years. They're going to set up a 27 year old Atlanta transplant named Darnell. We're a podcast dedicated to exploring the art of the setup from every angle. Follow us to see what episodes we're working on next. Follow us on Instagram Visit our website Some people things and places referenced in this episode...305 Fitness Peloton The Georgia Aquarium RuPaul's Drag Race
How To Set Yourself Up: A Conversation With Set-Up All Star Jenny Tolan
19:35This episodes features Jenny Tolan in conversation with Paired By The People creator and host, Lakshmi Rengarajan. You'll hear about how she not only found a relationship for herself using a people-powered format, but insights and thoughts on how to make it work for you and be a part of other people's set up journeys whether you're single or not.
What The Modern Set-Up Sounds Like: Meet Some Set-Up All Stars
21:23For Valentine's-ish time, we wanted to do a special episode that explored the voice and stories of folks who have been setting others up...whether it was 10 years ago or 10 weeks ago. What do set ups look like today and how can others take part in bringing it back? We'll hear stories from New York, to Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle, Washington along with inspiration of and thoughts on how to think about set ups in the pandemic and beyond.
Washington DC: Emily and Adrian Set-Up Tayo
28:26For our 2nd episode we bring Paired By The People to Washington DC and specifically students at Howard University. You wouldn't think college students have a hard time meeting people, but what if you're going to college during a pandemic?? Listen in as our setup duo Emily and Adrian pair our featured single Tayo.
Chicago IL: Elizabeth and Mike Set-Up Josh
30:07The Pilot/Premiere Episode of a podcast about dating that is about way more than dating. Paired By the People puts dating apps and pricey matchmakers on pause by instead, giving non-experts a chance to act on their natural hunches about which two people might get along. We're dedicated to reviving the art of the setup one episode at a time. Each episode features a new setup duo, a new set of singles and a new city. Hosted by Lakshmi Rengarajan Learn more about the thinking and mission behind Paired By The People at www.pairedbythepeople.comFollow us on social:https://instagram.com/pairedbythepeople/