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A Blast From the Radio Past, Vol. 1: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

By Motley Fool Staff – Apr 17, 2018 at 11:36AM

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The famous sex therapist was a repeat guest on old Motley Fool radio shows.

In this week's Rule Breaker Investing podcast, Motley Fool co-founders David and Tom Gardner and producer Mac Greer are mining the radio vault and revisiting some clips from their old radio shows.

In this segment, they play a clip from 2000 featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist. She proclaimed that you can have good sex in a bear market.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on April 11, 2018.

David Gardner: I am excited, Mac, because I've just cleansed my palate. Where are we headed next?

Mac Greer: Well, we are going to lighten it up here, a bit. Well, not lighten, but love and money. Big topic and one of our favorite guests over the years.

Tom Gardner: I know where we're going.

Greer: You know where we're going. Every Valentine's show.

D. Gardner: I'd like to guess where we're going.

T. Gardner: I could perform this statement, now, I think.

Greer: I think you could. Dr. Ruth would join us...

T. Gardner: Bear market.

Greer: ... every Valentine's Day. For people who don't know, Dr. Ruth was a longtime and is still a sex therapist and can talk about love and relationships.

D. Gardner: Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Greer: Yup, and we asked her about money. This was from a 2000 interview.


Ruth Westheimer: If a relationship is a good one, then even if they have some worries about money, that should actually lead to intimacy, to hugging and kissing, and to say to each other, "Look, I'm here for you. I'm here for you not only when you can buy me diamonds and champagne. I'm here for you, also, when there is some trouble."

D. Gardner: But Dr. Ruth, can you have good sex in a bear market?

Westheimer: Yes!

D. Gardner: OK. I needed to have the definitive word.

Westheimer: Yes! And you have to make sure that you are not too tired, you have to make sure that you are not exhausted, and you also have to make sure that you help at home.

D. Gardner: OK.

Westheimer: Do the dishes, bring flowers...

D. Gardner: Oh, these all read like condemnations for me.

Westheimer: Do something that is of interest to your partner.


D. Gardner: OK, that is one of, I think, our classic clips. Mac, that was pretty awesome. What I love about that is that Dr. Ruth did not even hesitate, as I asked her...

T. Gardner: She doubled down. She doubled down.

D. Gardner: ... can you have good sex in a bear market? Yes!

T. Gardner: And then yes again.

D. Gardner: Yes, again!

T. Gardner: I wonder what's in Dr. Ruth's investment portfolio.

D. Gardner: I'm not sure we'll ever know.

T. Gardner: I have a feeling she's a seer. I have a feeling she's a seer across a number of industries.

Greer: Yeah, I think that's probably right. We asked her about it at one point. I remember she was pretty conservative. She did not like to lose money. I remember that part.

T. Gardner: She wasn't willing to risk going through a bear market.

Greer: Yeah, I think that's right.

D. Gardner: Now Mac, was she our most frequent guest on the Motley Fool Radio Show back in the day?

Greer: She was up there. I think Jack Bogle was probably No. 1.

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