Eavesdropping at its finest, this podcast takes listeners into the most private of conversations—the therapy session. Each episode is a recording from the office of Dr. Esther Perel, a Belgian psychotherapist who specializes in relationships, and every week features a new couple with a new set of issues and dynamics to explore. Part of the show’s appeal is a gossipy thrill—it’s a fascinating window into the personal lives of strangers—but it’s also edifying. Perel is a wise counselor, with a very soothing voice, and her analysis is always as intriguing as the relationship under examination. —C.J.F.