The Heart on the table
Le cœur sur la table (The Heart on the table) is a french podcast produced by Solène Moulin, written and hosted by Victoire Tuaillon, journalist and author, in which she reflects on the new forms of relationships and love that are possible today, between friends, parents and lovers, outside or alongside the norms of the heterosexual couple and the model of Prince Charming coming to save his princess.
What to do when “the norms of the couple seem unattainable or do not correspond to us? “(episode 1). Why is celibacy often perceived as an intermediate phase, an undesirable and necessarily temporary state (episode 2: “The booty call and the old cat lady”)? These are the questions that Victoire Tuaillon asks herself in this podcast. In episode 3, she points out some of the myths that populate our imagination and have shaped our sentimental education. She calls for a great relational revolution based on honesty and respect, and for an end to the oppression of individuals over others.
This podcast fulfills a need I had for questioning and reinventing norms of relationships with oneself and others, especially around sexuality and couples. The episodes are very well prepared and edited, alternating off voice and interviews. Victoire Tuaillon and her team brilliantly capture current and avant-garde questions about couples, friends, family, etc. I can totally identify with this search for freedom and liberation from the injunctions, more or less pressing, of society, with this work around the vocabulary to be invented to describe what confines us, what we hold dear, what we wish to create: an intimate network where mutual solidarity, honesty and respect prevail. Iris