I read Savage Love in the Stranger when I lived in downtown Seattle. Now that I'm outside the delivery area, it's nice to have Dan's voice in my ears every week. I enjoy few things more than being indoctrinated by the radical liberal cult of personality :)
Dan is responsible for so much of my education and perspective. Whether you already have an open mind or are in desperate need of developing one, this podcast is for you.
The podcast is a great way to learn about all types of sexuality and expressiveness. Dan savage knows his stuff but also isn't afraid to admit when he isn't sure about something.
I discovered Savage love in the back of a printed copy of the onion one day in high school and I've never looked back. Dan and the tech savvy at risk youth showed me there's so much more to be discovered in a relationship than the high school drama I was experiencing and that sometimes I should question my gendered expectations of what a healthy relationship looks like. I've grown so much as a person by listening to this show.
And runs a great show, Iâve been listening for years. Sometimes he goes on and on and makes his point again and again two or maybe four times. But thatâs ok, I just zone out, he has a really hot husband.
I love Dans advice but I honestly love his political rants at the top of each episode. Heâs smart, funny and has a soothing angelic voice.
Dan is brilliant
This podcast is juicy, funny, and insightful.
Iâve grown up with the lovecast, since the days of the iPod, before the commercials, before iPhones were around. Iâve learned much from Dan about human nature. Iâve appreciated the rants on the hypocrisy of political operatives and fundamentalists using religion as a cynical appeal to voters. What I canât get past, however, are the frequent references to God as a non-existent imaginary figure, and blanketing of the real people of faith as somehow ignorant or complicit in the rise of Trumpism. Many people of faith are your natural allies in the struggle for social justice, equality, and peace, and against religious fundamentalism, Trumpism, and corporatism. I think Dan has met enough of these people to know that they are out there, and deserve some respect for living their faith.
Savage Love is one of the smartest podcasts around. I love Danâs opening monologues to each episode, where he breaks down political issues so intelligently and in a way that makes them so digestible. In his answers, he is radically honest, and always tells the caller what they NEED TO HEAR, even if itâs not what they want to hear. Dan has also made me consider the American societal norm of monogamy, and how that isnât the answer for a lot of people. Heâs made me examine my romantic and sexual life in a way that I think will even save future relationships. If I could give this a 6, I would.
I'm relatively new to the gay community and thought this would be a good podcast to learn something, but I was very wrong! It is nothing but a hate-podcast for Trump. I get it you don't like the guy but do you really have to start very podcast like this? You can't honestly say that all of your listeners think exactly like you!
I've been following Dan Savage for decades! He is a sharp intellect and a terrific communicator. This podcast is a must listen every Tuesday.
I do not agree with all of Danâs political points as I think they are sometimes driven by emotion instead of facts but I appreciate being exposed to them. I love the sex and relationship advice section and find myself a little excited every Tuesday to get down and dirty with Dan. Most of all I am grateful for a glimpse in to a world I would otherwise have close to zero exposure to.
Dan is terrific and understands the complicated human psychology that underlays human sexuality. Sometimes I donât like his vitriolic political positions and hate the same from the other side. But in terms of this podcast I wonât take a star for it. Just a mild heads that if the beginning rant pisses you off or generalizes you/your values into a into a vapid caricature of a less-than-human hate monster who just wants oppress anyone you donât agree with.....just keep listening for the sex/relationship advice. Thanks for everything youâve taught me Dan!
Great show. Time to catch up on listening!
I love the openness and caring advice he provides! I don't always know all the acronyms used but you can figure it out :) it's a judgement free zone!
My advice is simply to listen to and enjoy this podcast, frequently!
Please keep it up. My Mom was a pioneer of Sex Ed/AIDS Education in Hawaii beginning in the 80's. I lost a lot of really great friends and "Uncles". I'm a straight male 45, and my home was the stop, on Fri. and Sat. nights, for all my friends to get condoms and astroglide. I'm proud of how many lives she effected in her pursuit of education to the young people in school during the AIDS epidemic in Hawaii in the early 90's. It was an uphill battle all the way. But saved many lives. Love your show. Mahalo Nui
Dan is a very knowledgeable person who in touch with not only United States society but societies around the world and in the past. I just don't agree with him on some things or when I do I feel like he's being rude about helping someone as if they were an idiot. I don't feel that judgement has any place in therapy or advising, I mean maybe with the criminals that are brought up sometimes. Thanks Dan but I'm out but #impeachthemotherf%#*er
For years this has been one of my standby podcasts. Dan delivers interesting commentary and insights, and even when I don't agree with a response he gives I still really think about why, what I do think, and what that means. Great for those looking to really think.
Covers a wide variety of LGBT+ relationships
Put simply, Dan Savage is one of the wisest, smartest, most compassionate and funniest figures of our time. Have been listening attentively from the beginning without pause.
Dan really has the gift of clarity and insight when seeing to the heart of issues and conflicts, and his directness is refreshing. In the process of listening, I have found that I've received a great deal of education and my outlook on sex and relationships has benefited as a result.
I love hearing Dan's take on love! I don't always agree but his perspective is always edgy and with a lot of heart! Keep it up!!
I'm a literal wood hermit who spends a lot of time alone working in the wilderness but when I'm back in the city I can whip out little tidbits of Dan's advice that always seems to jive with those of whom I'm giving it to. It's also very nice to be reminded that we all have problems and that they're worth listening to.
This is the podcast that got me listening to podcasts! Been a huge fan of Dan and his column since I saw my first stranger at 16-still have my first clippingð just a matter of time before I move up to the Magnum. Nancy and the tech savvy youth-Thanks for being awesome.
I love listening to Dan. He's raw and real. I love listening to people's questions and Dans answers.
I have learned so much about how to be a good partner, great podcast!
To describe Dan Savage as "no-nonsense" would be an understatement. His pointed advice based on his decades of experience in the sex advice world is both cutting and kind. Dan's rants at the beginning of the podcast contextualize his philosophies of relationships and sexuality within contemporary social issues. He is a wonderful teacher and the kind of friend who will encourage you to challenge yourself while also telling you when you're being an idiot. When his advice becomes contentious he opens dialogue with listeners and reminds us that with a few guiding principals (GGG, Campsite Rule, DTMFA, etc.) we can take care of ourselves.
This show is vile and disgusting. Certified garbage.
I have been listening to Dan Savage and the tech savvy youth for years now. I am not one for writing these reviews, but I kind of have too. They are great and podcast is amazing. Get the magnum for best longer interviews!!!
For me, Savage Love is the ORIGINAL podcast; it was the show that got me hooked on the podcast medium. No looking back; I'm a podcast addict now. Over the years Dan has educated me, made me laugh, and changed the way I approach queer issues, relationships, and paella.
As others have shared, it's become his soapbox for all things liberal and gay. Ranting. No positivity.
Love this podcast, it's made me recognize my own ignorance and prejudice to things outside the "norm" and really made me more accepting and inclusive. Thanks, Dan!
I've been listening for years now and it's truly one of the best podcasts out there. I love Dan's advice and sense of humor and his news at the top of the show. I truly feel that listening has made me a better person. More compassionate and empathetic, and obviously encouraged me to have a better sex life. Keep up the good work!
The host Dan Savage is a pioneer in so many fields, and he's brining his amazing relationship perspectives into peoples ears & lives every week with his call-in relationship show. Absolutely life changing - can really bring perspective into your world.
Dan Savage has been such a huge influence on cultural attitudes towards sex and dating, at least in my circles. I've listened to other advice podcasts, but Dan's is distinguished by how logical and compassionate he is. He has a framework of views from which his advice arises, not just his gut. Also very entertaining. Love the rants.
I feel his advise to be pretentious, full of ego. like a populist movement, he would say anything for the sake of getting someone to listen and comment just to get attention, never mind that is obscene, inappropriate or sensationalist. he is creating useless melodrama just so he can get some form of response of any kind. Similar to Facebook click bait ads, it's quite hard to tolerate.I suggest get better podcasts, like this American life, or nytimes modern love. Instead of this pretentious and sensationalist invention.
A man who clearly thinks his status as one minority allows him to ignore his status as a person with privilege in every other aspect of life. He has given some excellent advice but he needs to work on growing his empathy and expanding his worldview.
I started listening to this podcast recently and it provides useful information on what to say and how to say it in uncomfortable or. new situations. I love this podcast!
I look forward to every Tuesday because I know Savage Love will be updated. The first 5-10 minutes is usually dedicated to commentary about an important political issue. In the past 6 months this has become quite an infuriating few minutes but I appreciate his smart, coherent arguments.
Funny, snarky and informative. Thanks Dan
Dan's column and podcasts were great...back when they were about sex and relationships. But now he is more leftist political hack than entertainer. Thanks for poisoning my escape from the news.
Hilarious and entertaining. Dan brings the noise and doesn't pull punches. Dan is a bleeding heart socialist and he preaches from this platform... often. If you can get past that, the content is gold.
Where would I be without Dan Savage? I'm a better person for reading and hearing his advice to others for years and years. I don't always agree with him and you don't have to either, but he's always amusing and passionate and informative.
I'm so in love with the Savage Lovecast. What Dan is doing for people is amazing and I love his sometimes snarky comments. If you want to listen to some serious advice and sometimes hilarious conversation, this is the one for you.
Perhaps this should be the "Savage Intolerant of Not-my-beliefs and Also Some Advice Lovecast?" I used to enjoy this podcast every single week. I unsubscribed some time ago and check in periodically to see if Dan has stopped opening with political hatred. It hasn't happened yet. I muscled through the political propaganda rants for as long as I could to get to the good part of the podcast when he takes calls, answers questions and does what he claims to mean to do in this podcast: give love and sex advice. I finally gave up when I couldn't stand the political hatred anymore. Be better than the people you criticize, Dan.