The podcast is from Miller-McCune, the Curiouser and Curiouser Podcast, featuring Dr. Laura Fortunato, an anthropologist at the Santa Fe Institute, discussing the origins of marriage and monogamy with Jai Ranganathan.
However, as the image above (from New York Magazine) suggests, not everyone agrees. Many people think traditional monogamy is obsolete. In The New Monogamy, marriage is less rigid and restricted than most of us would think.
I, however, do not buy into that perspective. I agree with Robert Augustus Masters (Transformation Through Intimacy: The Journey Toward Mature Monogamy, Kindle only, the paperback is available through Robert Masters' site) that mature monogamy is a spiritual path that can transform our lives.
Where does the idea of marriage — monogamous marriage specifically — come from? Anthropologist Laura Fortunato has some answers.