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Aziz Ansari: Talking Modern Love With The 'Master Of None'

Comedian Aziz Ansari says while online dating has its problems, "1 out of 3 people that get married now, they meet their spouse through online dating. So you could look at it like, oh, well, there's an insane amount of love that would not even be there had it not been for these things."
Comedian Aziz Ansari says while online dating has its problems, "1 out of 3 people that get married now, they meet their spouse through online dating. So you could look at it like, oh, well, there's an insane amount of love that would not even be there had it not been for these things."

A few months ago, Shankar Vedantam hosted an event in Washington, D.C., with the comedian Aziz Ansari. You might know him as Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation, or you might currently be binge-watching his new show on Netflix, Master of None.

What you might not know about Ansari is that he is also interested in human behavior. He recently co-wrote a book with sociologist Eric Klinenberg called Modern Romance about the changing state of love in the digital age.

We taped the conversation live in front of an audience at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University.

If you know anything about Aziz Ansari, we don't need to tell you that this episode gets racy. If this is your first time hearing him, well, consider yourself warned.

The Hidden Brain Podcast is hosted by Shankar Vedantam and produced by Kara McGuirk-Alison and Maggie Penman. Follow us on Twitter @hiddenbrain, @karamcguirk and @maggiepenman , and listen for Hidden Brain stories every week on your local public radio station.

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