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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Apr 18, 2022

My guest today is Michelle Drouin, a psychology professor, forensic consultant, expert witness, and internationally-recognized researcher and speaker on issues related to technology, relationships, couples, and sexuality, including issues related to addiction and partner violence.

The topic is her book Out of Touch: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • How social media is shaping society
  • The Tinder Swindler movie review
  • Different facets of intimacy
  • How does pornography affect young children's ideas of intimacy and even sexuality, and how does exposure to pornography change all of us?
  • The most desirable body shape
  • Novel sex tech devices on the rise
  • The traditional relationship, fidelity, and commitment
  • The diversity of our social network promotes longevity, promotes illness repulsion, and the ability to fight off illness promotes happiness.

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I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show.

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