Elan Gale: How tension in relationships makes for great reality television
Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Friction.
Elan Gale knows a lot about romantic tension—he helps create it for today's most popular reality shows. He explores why we love watching drama on TV and shares advice for avoiding it in our own lives.
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About Elan Gale
Elan Gale is an author, and television writer, who is best known for his time as an Executive Producer of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and other popular shows, including his most recent, FBoy Island. He also operates multiple social media accounts with over 6 million followers. He is the author of the book You're Not That Great (but Neither is Anyone Else).
Gale lives in Los Angeles.
This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Katie Monteleone and edited by Katie Simon and Rachel Faulkner. You can follow us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.
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