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Options August 19, 2013: When Romances End: Andrea Silenzi Guest Hosts

Tonight on the show, hear what happens when guest host Andrea Silenzi sits down the nice young man she's been dating to discuss how their breakup should go down. That's because tonight's show is all about how romances end... cause I just have a lot going on right now, and I don't think this is going to work out. We can still be friends, right? Plus, Grandma Phyllis will probably make you cry, and Seven Second Delay producer Laura Griffin helps tell the story behind our entry in KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race. (You can 'like' it down below!)

This the last in a series of of fill-in programs, but please stay in touch! I tweet about my radio projects @andreasilenzi.

Next week Benjamen will return, and speak with Alissa Quart, author of "Republic of Outsiders" about the power of amateurs, dreamers and rebels.

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Artist Comments
Andrea Silenzi  On the ending of this show 
Grandma Phyllis  On the ending of her relationship with Zilch 
Andrea and Matt  On how they'll maybe someday breakup, and how that should go down 
Grandma Phyllis  On the day her husband Sol died 
KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race  Oh, and this is one of the guys we started messaging:

KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race   
KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race   
KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race   
Laura Griffin, Laura Mayer and Andrea Silenzi 

Our entry in the contest titled First Date, Last Night


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:05pm Andrea:

What song do you want to go out to?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/19/13 6:12pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Something from my jogging playlist, like "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:13pm Danne D:

Hi Andrea :) Hi Everyone :)

First song I thought of was the "1812 Overture" - but then again there was a show on the making of Caddyshack this past weekend which probably influenced that choice.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:18pm Fredericks:

What if doing a break-up show causes a break-up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:19pm Ike:

A girl broke up w/me over the phone not too long ago, and I thought that was cowardly. But I sort of understood it too. At least that's better than text or IM or e-mail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:22pm Cecile:

don't overthink it.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:24pm Danne D:

Hiya Cecile :)
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:26pm Matt from Springfield:

There are online websites that determine how "matched" you are...

Hi Andrea and Danne and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/19/13 6:27pm Greg from Bloomfield:

"I'm just thinking about all the editing I have to do" –Also how I feel about relationships...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/19/13 6:27pm Jeff:

Here's my Handy Heuristic for figuring out if you should be working on keeling a relationship going or trying to figure out how to escape:

Picture yourself still with this person ten or more years later.

Are you filled with a sinking, suffocating nameless horror, or does it feel pretty okay?

There. You've got your answer.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:31pm Danne D:

Heya M_f_S

I really ain't got much for today's topic I don't think - I'm not good at endings.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:32pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne I'm not good at endings either. Sometimes I think
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Grandma Phyllis :(
RIP, Grandpa Saul :(

Just remember, that happiness between two people is always a blessing. Love never dies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:41pm Cory:

that was awesome, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:42pm Carmichael:

My Woman From Tokyo.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:44pm Matt from Springfield:

"Ange U hit me up"! =)
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:45pm Matt from Springfield:

Me Tarzan, you Spam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:49pm Andrew Waterloo:

I always wonder what women are looking for when they ask for a guy who has good hygiene and grammar on a dating profile.
Avatar    Mon. 8/19/13 6:50pm the glowing one:

An accountant probably.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:51pm Matt from Springfield:

"Girl, the only thing I can cook...is the books!"
Avatar    Mon. 8/19/13 6:52pm the glowing one:

That guy sounds like he's got a cold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:53pm Andrea:

What did you guys think?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/19/13 6:53pm Greg from Bloomfield:

That story was a bait-and-switch on the level of "From Dusk til Dawn."
Avatar    Mon. 8/19/13 6:53pm the glowing one:

At least she didn't catch the cold from that guy.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:53pm Danne D:

Makes for a helluva story for the guy's next first date.
  Mon. 8/19/13 6:54pm Hank:

turn on the de-esser
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:54pm Danne D:

Crap this is based on a true story? :(
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:55pm Matt from Springfield:

Incidentally, the balcony cigarette date death WAS real in NYC recently. In case you haven't heard..

Oh, was Andrea supposed to be the woman?? I thought the character inconsistencies with Andrea was a put on for the thing. But really haunting, submit it now while the story's still fresh!
Avatar    Mon. 8/19/13 6:55pm the glowing one:

Oh, thank you Hank!!! Now I'm hearing it, too. Thank you for pointing it out! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/19/13 6:56pm Jeezy:

I came up in late, Andrea, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Creative, thought-provoking and quite compelling.
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:56pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: "I've been on a lot of first dates this year...hope this doesn't turn out like my *last* date!..."
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 6:56pm Danne D:

I didn't see that CNN story and missed the part where it was true :(
Avatar Mon. 8/19/13 7:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Andrea for this great series of fill-ins!
Have a good night everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/19/13 7:00pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Awesome shows, Ange!
Avatar    Mon. 8/19/13 7:00pm the glowing one:

Bye bye!
  Tue. 8/20/13 3:49pm Molly:

Great episode. Andrea, if it doesn't work with Matt, you're doing something wrong and you can give him my email address!
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