Season 1   |   Episode 9   |   February 17, 2016

My Secret Life as a Hot Woman with A.J. Jacobs

What makes a person a man or woman, and who gets to decide? My guest in this episode, journalist A.J. Jacobs, examines issues of gender, identity and vulnerability in his Esquire magazine piece, My Life as a Hot Woman. In the story, he plays matchmaker for his babysitter by setting up an online-dating profile for her and answering her messages from potential suitors.

In the podcast, A.J. talks about how the experience gave him a new perspective on how way men and women portray ourselves in our most vulnerable moments. He says he was especially surprised by the insights he gained about the male psyche.