Talks at Google: Modern Romance

Modern Romance Series

In 2017 Logan began curating her own series of interviews at Google to help people navigate romantic relationships in the digital age.

Dan Savage & Esther Perel: Love, Marriage & Monogamy

Logan talks to author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, as well as "Mating In Captivity" author Esther Perel about infidelity, new models for marriage, abstinence-only sex education, and monogamy.

Dan Ariely: On Dating & Relationships

Logan talks to behavioral economist and "Predictably Irrational" author Dan Ariely about the paradox of choice in the "Age of Tinder," why a canoe is the best place to test your long-term compatibility, and other research-based insights and advice for modern dating and relationships.

Drs. John & Julie Gottman: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Logan talks to relationship scientists Drs. John and Julie Gottman about how to make a marriage work and common misconceptions about relationships. They discuss cover they found in their research with gay couples, how to build trust, and why you should keep your standards high.

Dossie Easton: Polyamory

Logan talks to Dossie Easton, a psychotherapist, relationship counselor, educator, and co-author of "The Ethical Slut." They discuss polyamorous relationships, the definition of an "ethical slut," feminism, the connection between technology and polyamory, if monogamy is realistic, and tips for handling jealousy.

Sherry Turkle: "Alone Together"

Logan talks to MIT Professor Sherry Turkle. They discuss themes from Turkle's book, "Reclaiming Conversation," including the importance of solitude and the power of boredom. They also discuss "Turkle's Tips" for modern romantic relationships.

Moira Weigel: "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating"

Logan to talks Moira Weigel, postdoctoral fellow and a Junior Fellow at Harvard, about her popular book, "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating." It's a historical survey of dating in the 20th century, from courtship to Tinder and hook-up culture.

Mandy Catron: "How to Fall in Love with Anyone"

Logan talks Mandy Len Catron, the author of the memoir, "How To Fall In Love With Anyone", which stems from her wildly popular Modern Love essay in the New York Times, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This." She popularized the 36 questions that make people fall in love.


Additional Google Talks Interviews

Logan's interviews with journalists and authors for Google.

Ira Glass: "This American Life"

Watch Ira Glass in discussion with Logan on topics including his favorite episodes, thoughts on technology, and what it was like to see himself mentioned on "The O.C."

Gretchen Rubin: "Better Than Before"

Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin explains how when we change our habits, we change our lives.

Roman mars: "99% Invisible"

Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture.

“We used to marry and have sex for the first time now we marry and we stop having sex with others.” - Esther Perel, author of "Mating in Captivity" and "State of Affairs"

Logan’s Animated Shorts on Modern Romance

Invest in Your Relationship: The Emotional Bank Account

5:1 Ratio

Ever wonder why some couples make it and others don’t? We’ve found it has a lot to do with the “Emotional Bank Account,” which represents the balance of positivity and negativity in your relationship.

The Easiest Way to Improve Your Relationship

Bids for connection

The easiest way to improve your relationship is to pay attention to your partner during life’s small, everyday moments. This video shows you how. You can choose to TURN TOWARDS your partner in these moments and accept their bids to connect, or TURN AWAY and ignore their bids.

The History of Marriage

How did we get here?

Marry for love? For most of history, the idea would have seemed silly. Discover the history of marriage, from thousands of years ago until today.

Dan Ariely: On Dating & Relationships

Dan Ariely's Modern Romance Interview

Logan talks to behavioral economist and "Predictably Irrational" author Dan Ariely. They discuss the paradox of choice in the "Age of Tinder," why a canoe is the best place to test your long-term compatibility, and other research-based insights and advice for modern dating and relationships.