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Andrea Silenzi is the host/producer of Why Oh Why, a new show about dating and relationships from Panoply. It's the reboot of the show she used to do as a volunteer at WFMU. Since the show's debut in September, Why Oh Why has been named a best new podcast of 2016 by The New York Times and iTunes.

Before this she was the senior producer of The Gist with Mike Pesca, a daily news show from Slate. She was once the founding producer of KCUR's Central Standard, and a culture producer for WNYC. She studied documentary radio at the Salt Institute and majored in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University.

Her work has aired on Serendipity, The Organist from Believer Magazine, BBC4, StoryCorps, PRI's Studio 360, WNYC News, Re:Sound, and on Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker. She holds the world record for most guests booked for an hour-long radio show, and that's 67.

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