This podcast has given me a whole new look on life and relationships. Dan is so intelligent and truly has an excellent outlook on life and gives amazing advice. This is the only podcast where I will go back and listen to the first episodes. After I listen to all of them, I’m going to start reading all of his articles! Thanks for everything Dan!
I’ve listened to this podcast for YEARS. Never disappoints. 👏🏼 🥳
Doesn’t pull any punches. Tells the truth. Good advice. So glad this podcast exists!!
A whole lot of ads with some great and fun sex advise in between the commercials.
Yet another great podcast, awsome host, but is filled with more adds than content. Some adds are fair but you cna never get onto the show as its consant long add reads.
I’ve listened to Dan weekly since 2007 and I can’t think of one episode I didn’t enjoy. From the rants at the top of the show to the consistently sound advice, this podcast is a gem. Dan’s outlook on sex and relationships helped deprogram my brain after a particularly religious (Mormon) upbringing. I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be without this podcast. Love ya, Dan!
Dan always has the most sound advice, this is the only podcast I’ve listened to religiously for the past 10+ years!!!
After a decade of listening, I heard Dan start the podcast with “F- the police.”. I deleted that episode and unsubscribed because I can’t trust anything he says now. What a stupid remark to make. Dan preaches against making assumptions about a person based on a group he/she is in, but he doesn’t practice what he preaches.
Dan, you are a real world hero. Listening to your podcast is truly the best alone hour of my week. Thanks for your raw and real honesty.
I was a loyal listener and supporter of this podcast for years. I purchased my annual tickets to HUMP film FESTIVAL months ago before the covid-19 crises. Like so many Americans I have been affected financially and need to scrape pennies to get by. The FESTIVAL is no longer taking place. So naturally I asked for a refund and was my request was denied. Disgusting how a profit is trying to be made in this climate.
Omg !!! Where do I even start ? I love your podcast with a deep passion... I think I’ve listened to so many podcast from 7 yrs ago that sometimes I have the same answer you would give... 😁. Keep up the great work.
Dan, host of the Savage LoveCast podcast, highlight all good aspects and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is one of only a few that I always listen to as soon as it's released. Excellent sex and relationship advice that has really helped me heal from a very sexually repressed religious upbringing.
That dog story needed a warning.
Wish he’d skip the political talk.
Love Dan and his advice, which I generally agree with...90-95% of the time. And I often learn some new term or sex act each week!
I used to be a fan but a recent diatribe at the beginning of his podcast about ring made me lose all trust in Dan. He clearly didn’t do his research and instead took an article written by a political lobby (EFF) as fact. Also, very concerning bias expressed by Dan regarding Ukrainian people. So disappointed.
Dan’s thoughtful and kind advice always gives me food for thought. This podcast ain’t vanilla, that’s for sure!
This show gets better and better. I love hear dans insight are the top of the show. Thank you for doing this important work
I’ve been a Dan fan for decades. Years ago, A reviewer used the phrase “devastatingly funny wit” to describe him. Quite apt. I don’t agree with him on everything, but his sex-positive message is one everybody needs to hear.
I understand that money rules the world but I’m heartbroken that the “micro-podcast” don’t include any of the interview in every episode anymore. Between my own hereditary diseases/health issues, taking care of my father with lung cancer/other ill family members and trying to make a living working two jobs I don’t have a disposable income for podcasts. I 100% agree with making some content extra for financial gain but I’ve literally listen to every episode and he used to include some of the interviews which was the highlight of my week. Dan Savage is always a good listen but I wish my finances would allow me listen like I used to and enjoy instead of only catering to the disposable income.
I love listening to this podcast!
I like this show. I love Dan’s voice. He has sharp wit and usually spot-on with his advice. It’s cool when he talks about his own personal experiences, from his life being a homosexual man raised in a Roman Catholic household, to his mother, whom he adored. He is compassionate, even with the callers who are annoying and kind of clueless. I love his sense of humor. I know I’d get along w him, except that I’m a Trump supporter. I usually fast forward through his opening remarks when he talks politics. Many others do too, idk. I can’t be the only Trump supporter listening, but heck, maybe I am. He has vile contempt for someone like me. His rants about current political issues are rife with bias, arrogance, and false information. He’s like the male version of Rachel Maddow. But I forgive him for this, bc the other parts of his show are entertaining. But come on, take the political ranting elsewhere. It’s a disservice to your listeners , and insulting to our intelligence. Not everyone lives in GayLand who listens to your show. And not all gays are leftists. Stop the propaganda propagation. And stick to what your show is supposed to be about.
I like to know how people different from myself experience the world, it makes it easier to take other people into account. Dan brings all sorts of things to light, and his listeners contribute endlessly to the content of the show. Bravo!
I frequently enjoy listening to Dan’s advice and rants, even when I may disagree with some of his points. It’s great having a sex-positive perspective to listen to with the occasional turn into the unexpected. The best advice usually comes when he brings in a guest expert. I knock the rating down a bit mainly because his stances on polyamory and cheating verges too readily on the side of magically fixing relationship issues. In some cases, they may work, but he often glosses over the responsibilities & communication that should be addressed in the primary relationship first. If you don’t tackle that, which often seems to be the case, then polyamory or cheating is an excuse to unfairly take advantage of and drag on a relationship that really should just end. Take care of yourselves & remember to take care of each other.
I’ve listened to this podcast for about a year, and it’s a can’t-miss each week. I love how real and down to earth Dan is, and the variety of questions that are taken. Keep up the good work!
I’ve always loved this show. Didn’t think I could love it more until callers started using their voice memo app on their phone to record their questions instead of calling in. The audio quality is a hundred times better! Even more excited for episodes to drop on Tuesday now.
Noooooo!!!!! Always a great show, just was in the middle of like season 2 or 3 and it’s now gone. Nonetheless I’m still going to listen to this show it has always helped me and thank you!
The way he is able to articulate is incredible. Not to mention his knack for helpful and funny advise.
For anyone who cares about relating to others!
I’m a magnum listener, long time fan. I love everything about Dan Savage’s advice and live my life asking myself: What Would Dan Savage Do? When discussing a client, I told my boss to DTMFA so this is some life advice on this podcast, not just relationship advice, people! ITMFA! Long live Dan Savage!
I look forward to listening to Dan and the callers every week! One of the best podcasts out there!
This is still one of the podcasts I look forward to every week! Entertaining, inclusive, informative- Dan Savage rarely disappoints. He has the integrity to admit when he makes the wrong call, and brings in guest experts when a question is out of his wheelhouse. Everyone would benefit from listening to this!
As a 58-year-old gay man, I can say that Dan Savage is the voice of reason in my world. He does not always say the nicest things, but at least he speaks the truth.
I quote Dan almost daily. He is funny and wise. This podcast is one that I devour every Tuesday without fail.
Back in the day, Dan used to have fresh takes on things but he's grown into just another old white man who doesn't grow with the times. I appreciate his liberalness and enjoy his top of the show rants but he has some major blind spots when it comes to women (especially fat women), race, and porn/sex work issues. He's blindly pro-porn, pro-prostitution, and viciously anti-monogamy. You are allowed to have your opinions on these topics, but I just wish he would better himself (especially as someone who is giving advice to people) by being more connected to the nuances and evolving consciousness of these issues. PS read Lindy West's Shrill.
Dan is smart, funny and I love him. I wish I had him for a friend.
Great! Keep it up. The podcast should be provided as a social service.
I really like when dan actually discusses relationships, sex and dating advice. It’s been very eye opening and helpful in validating a lot of my sex positive values. But when Dan goes off on long political rants, (on Trumps, Gun rights, immigration) it just distracts from the main point of the show and he does so in such a distasteful way. All I ask is that he have a little more respect and open mindedness, not all conservatives or even trump supporters are bad people. It’d be even better if he could stay away from politics and focus on the actual subject of the podcast.
This podcast changed my life for the better. i’ve been listening for the past three years. Since I started listening to this podcast I ditched my toxic relationship (I didn’t realize how terribly i was being treated until listening to this podcast) and have since found so much more joy in my life. Constantly encouraging you to open your mind to all different forms of relationships and embrace your sexuality.
It's true a frightning it is to have your parents meet your same sex partner. But you'll truly never know until you do it. Lunch on some nice place for 2 hours should be enough and just extend if it turned out to be great afterall...
all though i agree with most of the things dan savage says, i find the way he communicates his opinions incredibly rude on the listeners expense.
I first discovered this podcast when a friend suggested it during a road trip and I've been a reader and a listener ever since. I don't always agree with Dan's advice, but I find that he makes compelling arguments and has helped to open my mind to a lot of sexual lifestyles and issues that I'd never considered or given much thought to.
The rants/monlogoues at the top of the show are fine, but the real meat of this podcast is people calling in to ask their rawest, most intimate, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, almost always interesting sex, relationship, family (and occasionally) etiquette questions; stuff they wouldn’t even ask their best friend, lover, or closest confidant, in many cases. That’s why I tune in — it’s like the realest reality TV show out there, in podcast form. And the beauty of it is, you get to play “advice columnist” right along with Dan, answering callers’ questions as you listen and seeing if you agree with Dan’s takes or not. It’s a great listening experience, and there’s always listener comments at the end of every episode.
Best ever! Mind opening! Funny!, sarcastic! Understanding! Accepting! Thank you for all you do Dan!
I’ve been a listener for six years. Love the top of the show the most. The love Dan’s political rants. Yes I know, I can get more of that with blabbermouth. I am a subscriber of that podcast as well! Who’s the man? Dan is the man!
Hi Dan, I love the pod and it’s on my list of things to support financially this year, but that’s not why I’m writing a review. I just downloaded a few podcasts simultaneously for offline listening and (despite having started the download of your podcast first) noticed that your download took 3-4x longer to download than 2 other podcasts that were twice as large in file size! Is this throttling on my end, your end, by Apple, by Metro PCS (my telecom), or a fluke? I don’t mean to unnecessarily raise the censorship alarm, but it’s something you might want to look into. Okayyyy, peace, love, and butt stuff! - Rachel The Polterzeitgeist
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.
Supposed to be a sex advice podcast but he fancies himself more of a political commentator. Same old rant every day. I agree with his opinions but not what I subscribed for.
I love Dan. This was the first podcast I ever liked. His advice is honest, (mostly) heartfelt (but not when you ask dumb things), and he's open to talk about annnnny topic touching on relationships or sex. That's what I love about Dan -- he doesn't just take the easy questions. He takes the question about someone with a sneeze fetish and he gives them thoughtful advice about how to incorporate it into their partnered sex life (that's true, he did that). I've been a subscriber for several years now and I even pay for the magnum version of the podcasts. Worth it!! Keep it up Dan and thank you -- you taught me so much about what I want, what I need, and what I deserve out of a relationship.
When schools are not willing to teach students sex positive education, this is the answer we are looking for. Dan's podcast has helped shape my perspective of sex, relationships, and all the flavors of sex that are out there. Thank you for the work. You are changing lives with your show.
I've listened for quite a while, and I'm fed up being insulted by Savage for not aligning with his political authoritarianism. If you're not a mainstream democrat, if your politics speaks to more liberal environmental, labor, and fair trade ethos, you'll have to tolerate being repeatedly and unnecessarily abused by Savage. I respect myself too much to continue supporting such bullying and immature behavior. I would suggest others do the same until Dan stops this caustic behavior.
Wow... another militant gay guy. You lose your credibility when you criticize and blame other people for everything. Why can't you promote peace and unity? You are part of the problem. You are the reason people have a stereotype for gay guys. Your game is all played out. Overrated
The first episode I listened to, around 4 years ago, changed my life. Dan has been my go to for advice since. I tell everyone who will listen about how great his show is!
Politics opener + sex talk. Blunt, informative, accepting. Not sure you can get this kind of thing anywhere else. It eventually got redundant for me but definitely worth a listen.
The most amazing interpretation of all things sex. His approach is consistent, morally sound and hysterical. Amazing!!
With nearly half the podcast consisting of political rants, advertisements, interviews, and political questions/advice being disguised as sex questions/advice, this podcast doesn't leave much for actual love/sex advice. Maybe if I could afford the magnum, I could enjoy what this podcast claims to be.
This was one of the first podcasts I subscribed to, and I'm so glad I did. I've learned so much about sex positivity, relationships, politics, and sexuality as a whole. My mind has been opened to the wide variety of relationships, sexual preferences, gender issues, and dating styles that exist beyond what I already knew. I enjoy Dan's political rants at the beginning of some episodes, and my political involvement has grown because of them. I often binge on old episodes during long drives because no matter how long ago an episode was taped, the conversations are always relevant. I just love this podcast, Dan Savage, Nancy, and the tech-savvy at-risk youth!
Great mix of practical and emotional advice. I love that Dan actually reads scientific articles, and plays feedback from people who disagree with him.
Stumbled upon this podcast, thought i'd give it a listen, didn't get past the 5 minute marker until i turned it off. Maybe i'm a jerk but i don't want to listen to your political commentary, this is a podcast on relationships and advice. Political commentary, plenty of other podcasts for that..
Longtime listener, first time reviewer. Thanks for keeping me entertained, educated and horny, Dan and Nancy. Love what you do.
I have learned so much about sexuality in general and myself. Please keep up the amazing work!
Dan is like the sex educator we wish we all had. I've learned so much about sexuality and how to invite more maturity into my relationships. His view on things is often not quite the mainstream, allowing for some lateral movement which I appreciate and learn a lot from. Savage Love started as a joke- and turned into a real advice column once Dan saw that people needed his point of view. (He talks about that in his book.) So that can explain the somewhat "tough love" that he gives a lot of the callers, and that he gets some flack for.... That was how it was originally modeled... But hey, sometimes we really need that tough love to move forward on a decision. Check out this podcast if you want to learn more about sexuality, and learn from the relationship struggles others have.
I stopped listening when he started chastising Bernie supporters the day after the primaries were over. Best to keep the advice when people ask for it.
Love listening to Dan's advice on love, family, friends and politics.
Long time column reader the podcast is great too thanks Dan
Thanks to so called "Experts" like this idiot, I lost the love of my life. Pushing the open marriage idea on my wife (she had become a devout listener of Mr Savage's podcasts), destroyed our happiness leaving us both heartbroken and miserable. I can only hope Karma pays him back in kind someday.
Dan gives excellent relationship and sex advice. He's helping so many people relinquish the unnecessary shame around sex and sexuality that holds people back and makes them feel miserable! Withholding one star because even though I myself am a far-lefty, Dan's liberal self-righteousness is waaay too much sometimes.
Love Dan Savage and I love this podcast. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and everything in between.
Friends have referenced and recommended Dan Savage for years. I just started listening a few months ago and have learned so much, and been so entertained.
Dan, I started off reading your column many years ago, and then found your books, and then your podcast. I thoroughly enjoy your no nonsense style, and I feel that your advice is almost always right on point! My wife and I credit our ability to talk frankly and openly about sex & our relationship largely to your podcast - it's given us both a shared vocabulary and framework! Also, I personally credit your podcast (well, the Hump! film fest actually) with playing a big part in our relationship - you helped me to propose to her at the DC show in Spring of '14, and we've been happily married since 9/6/14! Thanks for the inspiration, the laughs, and the learning. Keep it up!
The love part of this podcast is cool, IF you can make it that far. I cannot to listen to another biased incredibly small minded and poorly informed rant at the beginning. You sound so whiney, ignorant, arrogant and pig headed that I have actually grown to strongly dislike listening to the sound of your voice. Stick to what you're good at and what this podcast is supposed to be about. By the time the love advice comes on you're down to 10 minutes before it ends. Not worth my time to FF through all the BS.
If you are right wing, religious, sexually repressed person, this may not be the podcast to your liking. But if you are a grown adult straight, gay or something in between, this show offers non filtered, open discussion sex & love related topics. Highly recommended. Thanks.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Dan, though very passionate and opinionated is great at what he does. He gives advice to people of all walks of life and does so with class as he respects the points of view and opinions that differ from his own. I've learned a lot while listening to this podcast.
I love Dan's perspective on not only relationship/sex problems his callers have, but on social justice and LGBT rights issues. I always come away feeling better for having listened to Dan's advice, even if I can't really relate to the original calls. I just wish the micro-version didn't have SO many ads and that the magnum were downloadable so I can bring it to work where I have no signal.
I could not stand to listen to this hateful man attacking the democratic process, and his newly elected president. What a horrible sentiment, stirring up hatred towards others. The election process is similar in the UK, with the popular vote not counting towards electing a leader. Parliament is decided upon seats won. Get your facts straight, first, then maybe share some love. Bottom line is: you LOST. Now, get over it, and stop all the drama.
He's always on point with his advice, and I appreciate hearing about his thoughts on politics and activism.
I love dan! I love how the show starts off with a hot topic. I love his real advice. I always predict how I think he will answer. Sometimes I'm right. I want to train my brain to think like his! He is awesome!
A certain number of hours of listening to Savage should be required before anyone is allowed to date. Even if you can do it doesn't mean you're equipped to do so responsibly. I've worked in the sexual education and health industry, and this person would be one of my "last supper with any dead or alive" people. Thank you to all that put this in the world.
I started reading Savage Love in 2000 and thought it was one of the best column I'd ever read. The Lovecast was the first and for a long time, the only podcast I listened to and again I found Dan really struck a chord. Dan seems like a friend and I look forward every week to listening. Thanks Dan!
Less politics- more sex. Otherwise rename the podcast
I started reading this in the village voice years ago, so glad this podcast popped up because I was missing my Dan savage fix, as a young woman I have found this podcast to be formative and although I've always considered myself pretty liberal but there was room for improvement and Dan always let me know. Thank you
Thanks Dan and the Tech Savvy
I listen to this podcast religiously! I tune in every single Tuesday and have heard every single episode. This podcast has really given me so much more perspective on sexuality and relationships. I'm grateful to Dan Savage for the work he does!
Long time listener to the Podcast! I really enjoy this podcast, there are times I cringe for things that counter my "babygay" world views and slowly I find myself understanding my on queer sexuality more and the options that are out there that don't necessarily fit the string/hetero macro culture! GGG! Thanks Dan!
All my life I have been GGG, but never knew it. Although I live in pretty liberal area and have lots of friends across the gender/sexuality/spectrum, I still feel such a sense of community every time I listen to an episode. Sometimes, I listen to get clarity on my own issues. Other times, it is to just distract myself with the problems of others. Most of all, I just feel like a more empathic human being after I included this show into my daily life. I appreciate Dan's honesty. Can he be problematic at times? Sure, but all your faves are (someone else should link the tumblr page for me). He is real, and that is what you want from someone who is giving meaningful advice. Keep it up Dan and the Tech Savy At Risk Youth!!!! Oh and PS.... I love your often political rants at the beginning of the show.
Really appreciate Dan bringing in alternative lifestyle options into the mix. I've really valued the way he can break apart a situation, in a light I have yet to look at it from. Also, I tune into his morning rants religiously. Way more than the advice even. His Blabbermouth podcast is great too
Dan Savage amazingly simplifies and clarifies pretty much everything sex, gender, relationship, and pretty much everything. Plus, the podcast is super-fun!
This is a smart and interesting podcast. highly reccomended A++
This podcast has literally changed so many of my attitudes on so many issues. I love the advice you give and also how you put yourself on blast at the end by playing even the unfavorable call backs. Your rant on third party candidates was out of this world!
Years of weekly listening contributed to a very happy marriage and has made my wife and I are friends' go to for advice. Thanks for everything Dan!!!
Thank you Dan Savage for this amazing podcast
I love Dan Savage's frank, empathetic and humorous take on the many vagaries of sex and relationships, but I'll be honest, what keeps me coming back are the rants at the top of the show, when Dan gives his blistering take on the social and political issues of the day. Don't let anybody tell you it doesn't belong here... sex is very much an issue in politics and society, and I love hearing it.
Dan Savage has been around the block - and he shares what he knows - tone is very entertaining and fun - he gently teases often times without being mean - very refreshing perspectives - brings great positive sex positive education. One bone to pick - his rants on politics, while great, sometimes get long winded....
I love the goal of this podcast to promote acceptance and openness towards all forms of sexuality but I hate Dan as a host. For being so open-minded in regards to sex he is beyond closed-minded, presumptuous and unabashedly rude towards anyone remotely religious or conservative. I’d rather listen to someone who’s not such hypocrite for not accepting those people who aren’t very left-winged, non-religious, and cynical.
Seriously, pick a sponsor and roll with it.
All humans will benefit from the honesty of Dan Savage. I couldn't agree with myself more. Now and again Dan will repeat himself himself, but it only an assurance that the most important gleaming nuggets of Dan's rich philosophy be pulled directly from the etched stone of his philosopher's stone tablet. He’s the best, guys.
This is by far the best advise podcast on sex and relationships. Dan always gives very honest and practical advice.
Dan Savage will open your mind in the best, most entertaining way possible. His podcast has changed my life and made my sex life rockin'! Straight, gay, bi, single, married, monogamous, poly, this podcast acknowledges and appeals to everyone. If you plan on having any sort of sex at all ever again, do yourself the biggest favor ever and listen to this highly entertaining podcast!
Where to start? Dan does an excellent job offering advice and an amusing time giving rants. As one of those bigoted, right-wing, Christian types, I think more Christians should listen to this podcast in order to gain an insight into the LGBT community and to better understand their mindsets. Plus, it helps to know what the other side is saying and why. While some of the content is extreme, much of the content is pretty decent and his advice is very similar to that of therapists and pastors. Having listened for over four years, I definitely repeat Dan’s mantra and theme of communication to any of my friends who come to me advice. It is something I think he does a great job repeating every episode and one that more people need to hear, because in any relationship, whether hook-up or long-term, communication is what matters and is what is key for its survival.
I look forward to this podcast every single week. Dan is hilarious and whitty. I love the questions he gets and I enjoy hearing his responses. It's always entertaining. At the top of each podcast he does a "rant" because there's no shortage of stuff to rant on in this twisted world. I sincerely enjoy hearing his perspective on world news. He even brings up things that I haven't stumbled upon through other news sources. Typically he's calling to task some bigoted politician or whatever, but he really makes you think. I hope that you give the podcast a listen if you haven't done so already!
I could listen all day.
I'm a new listener, and I can't get over how many sponsors and ads there were. Between every question he answered he talked about another sponsor. Within 20 mins I heard at least 3-4 of them. Podcasts are a different format from television and should be treated as such. Give an intro with sponsors at the beginning, or have a break in the middle, but not every 5 minutes. Too much. I won't be listening.
Savage Lovecast is fantastic every week, and if you're like me, you get sad once they start playing the comments sent in about previous shows because that means the episode is almost over. If you're like me, you ought to subscribe to the Magnum podcast. It's pretty cheap (I do the $5 per month route, though if you pay more upfront you can save some cash) and it's more of what makes the Lovecast so amazing. I've been listening to the entire backlog of Magnum episodes, even though I've already heard the micro versions of most of them. I thought it would be repetitive, but I was wrong. I've enjoyed hearing some stuff I've heard before, and the new content is great. Not only are there more calls, there appears to be more long-form content like interviews and such. The point is Magnum rocks, so do it.
Love to hear the different things that people are struggling with and gives me some perspective on my own issues.
Not only in regards to sex, but as a human being. Dan each weeks teaches me and I am happy to study at the feet of such brilliance. You should be listening.
Let Dan Savage be your Jimmeny Cricket. His podcast has excellent insight and good humor. I recommend this highly to all my friends. Listening helped me abolish my homophobia. Thanks, Dan!
Love this podcast! I was already a big fan of her standup, writing, and TV, but I didn't know about girl on guy until I heard her guest appearance on the champs podcast. The only reason she doesn't get 5 stars is the long and winding prologues and epilogues. Girl, just stop. Gimme your dates, a quick life update, and a brief intro to your guest. I'm already listening at this point; let the guest win me over (or not) themselves. Thanks! I will keep listening even if I just fast forward the first five minutes.
As good as it gets.
I love Dan. He puts stuff in a wonderful no nonsense perspective that I enjoy to listen to and I have found myself quoting him on more than one occasion.
I do love your show. I think it's especially awesome that you put up sound bites of people who disagree with you. However I think that sometimes, you Dan Savage come off as overly narcissistic. Everyone needs a critic who cares. I hope you can take it in that spirit.
A little bit of Dan goes a long way. His callers often should be referred into therapy(i.e. his unicorn callers) but anything goes with monogamish Dan else you're slut shamming and/or not sex positive. Further Dan is not a doctor and often says things that should be discussed with a doctor. I deleted the podcast after a month. Classic Loveline was far better.
Should be in the top 10 podcasts
He sounds phlegmy.
I wanted to like this show. I promise. But, to me, it sometimes feels like Dan is more concerned with concoting memes and forming a cult of personality than he is with answering questions in a concise and helpful manner. He tends to ramble on and repeat himself. I love the frank way he approaches sexual matters but in the end it's just... meh.
I listened to several episodes and found it quite entertaining. Dan is smart and extremely articulate, and he brings a lot of wisdom to his answers. However, I didn't like the way he sometimes belittles, berates, or otherwise trashes some callers, without regard to their feelings or the genuineness of their questions. In other cases Dan is extremely sensitive to people's emotions, but there are some people he doesn't like, and it's sad to hear him verbally abuse them. Eventually I decided I couldn't continue to listen to the negative comments and unsubscribed from the podcast.
I only wish lesbian sex and relationships were discussed more frequently. I usually support Dan's advice to any given caller and appreciate that he plays dissenting opinions when they are called in. While he may not be perfect (who is?) I abosultely think this podcast does more to help than harm.
I've been listening to the Savage Lovecast for years and I always find it interesting. I would say I agree with Dan's advice about three fourths of the time. Sometimes he is rude, oversimplifies, or provides advice that is unrealistic or in topics that he is not qualified to address, so take what he says with a grain of salt. However, I think he does the world a service in that he embraces and promotes sex positivity, and makes people feel normal about their quirks. I think he's done a lot of good in promoting people coming out (when it's safe for them to) and challenging the idea that monogamy is for everyone. I also like that he's pretty open to criticism, as he often plays calls from people that disagree with him. It's definitely worth a listen.
But, please tell me what college have you ever gone to? I agree and understand some of your opinions. You have to realize the following you have and get some education. It is apparent that you positively encourage people but I just encourage you to keep it full of knowledege too.
Sad though that he only calls back gay boys in closet these days.
I might be the biggest Savage Lovecast fan ever, I listened to every episode at least two or three times over the years, and go to sleep every night listening to the golden oldies. Naturally I leaped at the change to get even more when the Magnum version came out, but instead of twice as many questions, as I wished for, I got a few more questions and a lot more ranting and pseudo-science (plus interviews). The ads in the regular version never bothered me, and I am big podcast ad hater for other ones, and ~$40 a year seems a little steep for a few extra questions and lots of bad science (I am a biologist) but I can't stand the thought of missing anything.
I've always enjoyed reading Savage Love, so it's great to be able to listen to it too. Dan's rants are fantastic!
Dan nails it every time. What makes him even more legit is he plays detractor's comments at the end of the show to give them their say too. Very very cool. He's got the cred and experience to handle your question/issue...but be ready for all of Dan's total honesty and none of the candy-coating for your fee-fees!
this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Meh. I like Dan Savage and what he's about. But his column is just a lot tighter than the show, which rambles and gets boring quickly. I could see how young people would benefit from some of the information, though.
"Preview" the podcast here, and if you love the show it as much as I do, show your support by going magnum!
Smart, funny, usually good advice, (sometimes) admits when he's wrong, and above all its just fun to listen to other people's problems. It's well worth it ! :)
$20 for twice as much Savage Love? Worth every dollar. Endless entertainment and education.
I love it, i subscribe to the magnum version. I don't agree with 100% of his advice, but I am always entertained. This podcast is a win every time.
Six podcasts define my week: 1. Savage Lovecast, all around us! 2. Harry Shearer's Le Show, cultural and political comedy, CSUN Radio 3. The Jimmy Dore Show (political comedy, KPFK, Pacifica Radio) 4. Roy of Hollywood's rebroadcast of the Alan Watts lectures (also KPFK) 5. InnerVisions, psychology of relationships (also KPFK) 6. TTBook, To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio Of the six, I've listened to the Lovecast the longest, even when it was a raw, funny, and definitely different four-hour talkathon on Seattle's public radio in the early 1990s, derived from a column in The Stranger, the city's alternative paper. Never regretted once the time. Now SL has grown a tad into SL Magnum, a premium podcast that's almost 50% longer than what you usually hear online. It's not a huge difference in quality or content from the regular podcast, but in this case, it's quantity as much as quality that matters. Can't get enough of your stuff, Dan!
Don't think twice - it's worth every nickel. Love you Dan !
Okay, maybe that's a bit strong for a title. But I think that Dan is doing the most important work in the sex positive community. He is a very important educator and he has helped me personally very much.
I love this podcast. I bought the magnum subscription and its worth it. I don't have to listen to commercials and I get extra questions. I will never go back. I love everything Dan says. I wish he was my counselor! I use so many of his sentiments in my everyday life. So often that my husband has begun to refer to him as my "gay Jesus".
One of the only podcasts I listen to every single week. Dan and his callers and his guests are amazing.
I love the podcast and have listened to every episode form the beginning! Keep going! ~enjoy
I know that I am not getting any less than before, but by calling this the "Micro-Version" I feel less excited to listen every week. I am slowly drifting away...
tough to sit through his diatribe at the beginning of each show. As long as he is on point with his advice, I truly enjoy the podcast but can do without the political punditry.
Been listening for a few years. Getting sick of Dan's rants at the start of each show.
Sex advice with a not so subtle political agenda. I guess if your into that kind of thing. I'm not.
It's totally worth it. So much more awesome content!
Lots of fun and Dan's rants are legendary.
Dan Savage is funny, smart, right most of the time, and great for the world. I love listening, and am thrilled that there are now longer episodes for more listening action. I would have happily paid even more for them than I did (suckers). This podcast never fails to entertain, inform, and actually help people with their lives (callers and listeners both). Thanks Dan and iTunes and everyone else involved.
I'll pay but can't find the magnum versions on iTunes to sync to my iPod..
This show entertains me thru my work day and keeps me up to date on LGBT issues. I look forward to new episodes every week and often laugh out loud during the podcast. Love you Dan!
Something tragic must have happened to the tech savy at risk youth. No podcast today?!?!!!??? Former review Always always on time. Love it. It would not be a Tuesday without a Dan savage AM commute Always. I hate when podcasts are not uploaded in a timely manner. We know you guys and gals really run the show Dan is just the figurehead :)
Dan's weekly sex and romance advice is a highlight of my weekly podcast listening, though these days I subscribe to the Magnum edition, to get even more of Dan and without any advertising.
Dan Savage has the best sex advice for everyone gay, straight, male, female or anywhere in between.
The new magnum episodes are awesome
The Magnum version of the podcast is totally worth it. I look forward to listening to Dan every week!
It is so worth the $20 to get 6 months of the longer show. This way my commute can be filled with Dan Savage. 45 minutes is not enough!
First, Dan does not give a f-word about what anyone thinks or says about him. I am new to Dan Savage and I have to say he freely expresses his first amendment right to the absolute fullest. Dan often Blasts his critics on the pod cast, often spending the first several minutes of the show on a rant. He can sometimes seem like he has no regard for religion however, he tells it like it is in the world he lives in. There is a lot of advice on kinky, gay, fetish, and any other fifty shades of whatever you can think of. Honestly, I've had to google some of the terms discussed on the show. While I do not agree with all of the advice he gives, I learn a lot about being non apologetic and getting the absolute most out of any kind of relationship I'm in.
Wish I could find another caster this interesting.
I really like this show. Very good insight on how people relationships really works.
He speaks of tolerance yet bashes people of faith at every chance. He is an angry hate filled man
Absolutely fantastic podcast. Listening to Dan has made me a more considerate and informed person in my relationships and my worldview. I dont agree with everything he says but I love that Dan doesn't pander to anybody. To the people who call him an egomaniac you're welcome to listen to a podcast more watered down to your exact comfort zone. Gold star Dan. The haters is how you know it's the good stuff.
Dan drops some good advice for the most part.
I had no idea who Dan Savage was when I downloaded my first episode of the Lovecast. But by the time I listened to another, and another, and well, every single last episode available on iTunes, he was my favorite podcaster! Dan is always funny, angry, and insightful at just the right times. And it's no wonder because he's said himself that while he wants to help his callers, his main goal is giving us listeners a great show. My only complaint is that there are no more archives to dig through!
I love your show!!!
This wonderful podcast has helped me in so many ways. I've gotten my friends hooked on it, too.
My friends and I used to be a really big fan of this show. But it has unfortunately turned into an ego rampage where he just rants about who made him feel angry every week and has even seemed to learn how to provide insight without blindly running down an ignorant and half-thought-out tangent. I think many of us mourn what used to be a great show and hope that all the fame is worth giving up any sense of likeability.
Ironic that he has become everything he hates. I Love America for allowing hate speech like this to be heard.
I'm quoting from a show caller, but it's true. I don't practice all the acts covered in the Lovecast but I'm heartened by how often the thread reverts to "don't be a jerk", nurture your long-term relationships, and no one deserves "Lesbian bed death". And if it raises my eyebrows sometimes, I'm sure that's good exercise.
I have loved Dan since first reading his column almost 20 years ago. He is open minded yet blunt, caring and unafraid of any question, quirk or kink. I know I represent a ton of people who learned about real sex from Savage Love- thank you!! There is a reason he has a column, podcast, tv show & speaks live all over the place, he is that good.
I love listening to Dan give advice to his plethora of fans. He is kind and sensitive, yet abrupt when he needs to be. In such a sex negative culture, it is refreshing to hear someone talk about kink and how it is okay to be who you are.
been listening to a few podcast and its consistent. he really has to depend on what his callers have to ask for it to be interesting vs what he himself had to say. he just sounds irritated and doesnt want to be there, and after a few episodes y should we be there to listen.
Heard about this podcast online, as i listened to the podcast i thought it was too crazy, weird and raunchy for me. BUT I kept listening-so glad I did. MOST AMAZING THING EVER!!!!!! Savage Love-cast makes any bad day good. The advice giver/host, Dan Savage, is so real, honest, blunt, open minded and accepting!! DAN IS FANTASTIC-BEST ADVICE GIVER I'VE EVER COME ACROSS!😃😀
this guy needs a psychiatric intervention.
Hands down, my favorite podcast. Entertaining and informative, can't recommend enough! Tell your friends!!!
Thanks to Dan's podcast, I now know the true definition of "santorum"
Thank you Dan Savage
I wish I knew about this podcast earlier, although I've been listening for a couple years now. As an American who was taught not to talk about sex, Dan Savage has single-handedly helped to dispel my ignorance. No doubt I'm not the only one.
How does this intolerant, hate spewing reject even have a featured podcast?
He has raised the bar with this podcast
I'm a 40 year old woman who just learned of Dan 1 week ago. All I can say is that I now realize just how sadly under educated I am. Or now I can say WAS! Thanks Dan! Super awesome!
Dan is amazing and is incredibly right on with his advice!
As someone who majored in family studies and has studied human sexuality, marriage issues, and family dynamics, I find it very refreshing to find someone who thinks outside the box of traditional marriage/family/relationship therapy norms. Although sometimes when I hear his advice to a caller I think "what is he thinking?! That isn't best practice at all!" I agree with him the majority of the time, and he has helped me see alternative routes/advice that I would have never come to on my own.
Dan is a sex-positive, queer and kink friendly sex advice columnist with a sharp wit. His shows are engaging, sometimes fascinating, and always funny! His is a much-needed voice of reason on the topic of sex and relationships in our society.
By far the best podcast on the internet. I literally ration my other podcasts to make sure that I always have some Savage Love available- I wish his column and podcast had been weekly required material in both high school and college. It's awesome hearing someone being so crude about topics that generally don't even get discussed. I've got a fever, and the only prescription, is more Dan Savage!
I use to think I knew something, how wrong was I! Very enlightening, thanks team Savage.
Without morality and with great vulgarity, Mr. Savage spews his opinions without regard to the sanctity of marriage or intimate relationships.
I've been listening to Dan for 3 years. His thoughts and opinions as well as the callers have changed my view on love, sex and relationships. Thanks Dan for all you do!!!
Great advise, an open mind and a huge heart. I have learned much from this podcast. Thank you for opening my eyes.
I love Dan Savage. I have been reading him for a very long time (I won't say how long because it will prob make Dan feel old), but he has played a major part in my sexual development. As a victim of abstinence only education I can now call myself a proud ally to my best friends and brother. Thank you Dan Savage for teaching me how to love.
This has nothing to do with health & fitness. Dont waste your time listing to this guy. I give him 1 star cause 0 is not an option.
I love my weekly dose of Dan Savage. He's changed my lesbian love life in so many ways. I'm definitely more open minded, thoughtful and GGG since listening to Dan.
Great podcast, especially the opening rant it's my favorite part!
I recently moved to Egypt and listening to Savage Love really helps me stay sane some days! Thanks, Dan.
Love your show and points of view!
What is there not to love about this podcast and Dan Savage? Firstly he is hilarious, secondly he's intelligent and witty and thirdly yes he answers all my sex and relationship questions every Tuesday. P.S. this podcast is not for the faint of heart. Cheers!
I've learned so much from Dan. What an awesome human being. So much love for this guy! I hope to see him soon at UC Berkeley :]
Great Show I love the way Dan and guests just tells it like it is, plus he has a sense of humor!! I have even learned a lot of stuff too.
It's one of my favorite podcasts. After a few episodes, it's like he's a good friend. :-)
Very much enjoy the podcast and dan's work. Great show in Minneapolis recently
What you do is so important! Just glad you exist.
I look forward to the Savage Lovecast every week.
I've learned so much about myself and expanded my acceptance as a human being because of the issues the are brought to the forefront and straightforward manner that Dan deals with them. I would recommend the podcast to anyone
Unlike some people, I'm bummed that ended up with some non-explicit episodes… not sure how. Dan is awesome. 100% right all the time? No. But who is? I don't think he would claim anything of the sort… People are SICK, and I mean that in a most appreciative way. And thankfully some of the craziest call into this show. It would get pretty boring otherwise.
Dan Savage rocks with his real world real time sex advice! I am a new listener and sure to be a long time one as well!
A must listen,
Straight, gay, bi, trans...Savage Love has some sweet truth, witty insight and lots of fun for everyone! Rock on Dan!
...Savage Love is a worldview.
This is the only podcast that keeps me coming back week after week.
Quite simply, I recommend this podcast To my students when they graduate and sometimes before... The one person who I rate good enough to give my kids advice about love and sex
DS is smart, honest, funny and guilt free. Hellz ya.
Love the show, been listening for over 5 years. Always learn something new, funny, or bizarre...
Dan Savage is someone who remains open and fun regarding sex advice. He is also someone who is successful in their relationship!!! yay for good advice. His advocacy against bullying and bigotry makes Dan Savage #1 on my top ten list of people I would love to meet. He speaks his mind and cares about his listeners. I love Dan Savage and I love this podcast.
Best relationship advice out there.
I am absolutely addicted to this podcast. Savage brilliantly combines blunt humor with sound, practical advice for every imaginable sex/relationship question one could imagine.
Loved Dan Savage for years and the Lovecast is as good as it gets. Smart, funny, and informative. I wish it came out more frequently than once a week
LIstening to San Savage's podcasts have made me a better person. Seriously: Due to this podcast I am more comfortable with my sexuality, I am more open-minded and accepting of people with different preferences, and I am more willing to try new things. I've learned how to treat people better, and how to enjoy my personal relationships more.
Insightful, blunt, and truly caring advise given to people of all backgrounds that can help them realize self worth and find happiness!
This show has improved my sex life, and made me more politically aware.
Deals with similar issues as my show! I love Dan Savage. Lot to learn from him. GluckRadio podcast here saluting you, Dan!
Great podcast !! Lots of great advise and information. A++++
Dan Savage is smart, entertaining, genuine, & hilarious! I look forward to the new Savage Love every week.
Awesome, love it!!
I just found this podcast and I love that I have so many old episodes to listen to between new episodes.
I can't recommend Savage Love highly enough. Dan's approach to life will leave you feeling informed, confident and refreshingly empowered in many areas of your life despite your demographics. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll grow. This show is the total package. I tell everyone around me constantly to tune in. And I sleep better at night knowing so many students are getting real sex ed (and life ed) from this podcast, the column and Savage U. For all this and the It Gets Better project, Dan deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. What an entertaining speech that'd be.. Thank you, Dan!!
This podcast is really great. It's def not for the judgemental, uptight snobs. I can enjoy all aspects of the show even if I can't relate to some topics, and it gives ppl an outlet so they don't feel like an outsider for having certain sexual preferences. Great job!
Thee greatest podcast ever for lgbtq community.
I just can't get enough
Love this guy! We should all be inspired to be more accepting of of fellow humans. Thanks for being a role model for people no matter what their sexual identity.
Love cast is awesome!
Foul. This is why our morals have declined and why the people of this country, especially the youth have no manners. I understand that this is for adults but this type of discourse takes us one step closer to making this filth mainstream. What's wrong with being a gentalman and do we really need to air our extreme sexual needs to the public?
I recently stumbled across the Savage Love podcast and I'm addicted... Dan is too funny and gives great advice...
I like this podcast when there is more sex talk and less Dan ranting about current events. He is talking about current events I care about but I did not sign up to hear about Savage Current Events Hour. He usually rants for about 12-15 minutes and I would rather be hearing sex calls. Seems like over the years, he may be tired of answering these calls and more into grandstanding... I miss Loveline!
Dan Savage is brilliant, hilarious, insightful, and a honest figurehead educating his listeners on a non-puritanical approach towards sex & relationships. Can't get enough! Do yourself a favor and get tuned into a reality based approach to relationship ideals, crazy funny Q&A, social commentary, and awesome guests. Dan is helping evolve humanities consciousness! Long live Savage Love!
Best love advise show that I've ever heard. Dans mix of comedy and bluntness is hysterical, a must hear.
This is one of three podcasts I adore. Dan not only gives his listeners such gracious and honest answers to their questions, he is funnier than fun. Thank Dan, you are very entertaiining. Keep it up.
Dan knows best.
I really love this podcast, but hope that some people never find out about it. As someone who loves the idea of a traditional monogamous marriage, I think if everyone listened to Dan, monogamy would become extinct. I think even he doesn't realize the way he comes across about it sometimes. I know hetero monogamy doesn't make for an interesting or edgy show, but I almost feel like my desire to want a monogamous marriage is a kink and not the norm because of listening to Dan. I'm not sure how I feel about that...
I could listen all day! Eye opening, witty, and entertaining
I have been a fan for about 2 yrs now thanks to a wonderful friend that used to tell the funniest story's about this podcast. It's an informative podcast that you may not always agree with but if your closed minded and full of hate for people that can express there sexual behaviors and fetishes then its not for you. But if you want to hear great questions and sometimes (depending on how you feel about the question being asked) great advice then it's for you. I am always looking forward to the next podcast and the next set of questions that Dan is going to take on. Again LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
I love this podcast, and I say this as a middle-aged, republican, married-to-my high-school-sweetheart, vanilla, southern, straight lady. Timeless advice, sometimes thought provoking, always interesting and poignant, funny & fun.
Dan seems to me to be be intolerant of opinions, beliefs, or points of view that differ from his own. I believe that he does not have an open mind nor does he practice acceptance of diverse points of view. He does have a good sense of humor and he is entertaining. I also sense that he is searching for a higher understanding. I feel that he is entertaining but I can't get past the sometimes not so subtle condescension that he expresses.
Love this guy! He is real and says it how it is.
Thank you & all those who bring UR word to the people<;-) Satya
A sodomite opining about heterosexuals is a joke