David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

This week we talk to “The world’s most influential sex-advice columnist”The Guardian – who’s graphic, pragmatic, and humours approach changed the cultural conversation about monogamy, gay rights, religiosity and politics.

Episode 9 – Dan Savage

“The amount of people who write to me asking me if they should dump their partner because they are unsure if they are “the one”… there is no “the one!” There is maybe a 0.67 or 0.64 and it’s your job to round that mother f***er up to number one… and you have to accept that they are doing the same for you!”

Aside from being a sex columnist, Dan is also a podcaster, best selling author, and has appeared on numerous television shows. 

Savage Love, Dan’s sex-advice column, first appeared in the The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative weekly, in 1991. Now Dan has also a weekly call-in advice podcast, the Savage Lovecast and has published six books, his latest; Savage Love from A to Z: Advice on Sex and Relationships, Dating and Mating, Exes and Extras – is an illustrated collection of 26 never-before-published essays that provides a thoughtful, frank, dive into Savage’s trademark phrases and philosophies. This book is for anyone who’s had sex, is currently having sex, or hopes to have sex!

We have a wonderfully insightful conversation on what it truly means to be faithful to ones partner, how one glove does not fit all, and how straight people can learn a lot from gay relationships.

We hope you enjoyed this episode as much as we did, we are big fans of Dan and even more so after our chat!

Big love,

Dave & Steve

To find out more about Dan, check out is Instagram @dansavage his podcast the Savage Lovecast and his new book Savage Love from A to Z: Advice on Sex and Relationships, Dating and Mating, Exes and Extras

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Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill