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Love is more than you think. From the creators of Criminal. New episodes every month.

Love is more than you think. From the creators of Criminal. New episodes every month.

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Radiotopia

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Love is more than you think. From the creators of Criminal. New episodes every month.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 33: On the Way to Dinner

4/28/2021
On August 28th, 2000, Danny Stewart got on the subway to meet his boyfriend Pete Mercurio for dinner in New York City. As he was exiting the station, he noticed something on the ground. It looked like a baby doll wrapped in a shirt. And then he saw the doll's legs move. Pete Mercurio's book is Our Subway Baby. Check out our online shop. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts!...

Duration:00:39:11

Episode 32: Among the Oak Trees

3/31/2021
One day in the spring of 1986, a woman in Hot Springs, Arkansas named Ruth Coker Burks was visiting a friend in the hospital. She noticed a door down the hall that had a red tarp over it, and the nurses were avoiding the room. So she decided to sneak in. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please follow the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne...

Duration:00:29:22

Episode 31: Something Large and Wild

12/23/2020
Our favorite story, for anyone who might be feeling a little lost. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: AMC/Acorn To watch A Suitable Boy, sign up for Acorn TV today and you’ll get a free 30 day trial! Just go to Acorn.tv and use the promo code THISISLOVE. Celestial...

Duration:00:25:46

Episode 30: Cheers

12/9/2020
In June of 2020, a 72-year-old man in the UK named Gerald Stratford posted a photograph of himself in his garden on Twitter. He wrote, “Just giving my onions their daily inspection, a crucial time now for veg.” The tweet, like many of Gerald Stratford’s tweets, went viral. Gerald told us he never expected so many people to like his tweets about his garden, but that he just tries to be nice and polite and so far, people like it. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you...

Duration:00:28:22

Episode 29: The Dancer

11/25/2020
When Carlos Acosta was a kid, he wanted to be the next Michael Jackson. He spent all his time break-dancing in the streets of Havana. Until one day, when his father decided to put Carlos in a ballet class. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to...

Duration:00:25:07

Episode 28: The Clearwater Monster

11/11/2020
Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something strange at the beach. Residents woke up that morning to find an odd set of footprints in the sand, and a rumor began circulating that Clearwater Beach had a sea monster. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on...

Duration:00:33:33

Episode 27: He Left in a Storm, He’ll Return in a Storm

10/28/2020
There’s an old story on Cape Cod about a woman named Maria Hallett who fell in love with a pirate. According to legend, when he died at sea, she became so heartbroken that she started walking along the cliffs in storms and cursing other ships. The story goes that she believed that if she had lost the person she loved to the sea, everyone else should too. She became known as “The Sea Witch of Billingsgate,” and her story has haunted Cape Cod for the last 300 years. This Is Love is a proud...

Duration:00:31:01

Episode 26: The Kinseys

10/14/2020
Bernard Kinsey met Shirley Pooler in 1963, when they were both students at Florida A&M University, after a protest to integrate the movie theaters in Tallahassee. Years later, when their son Khalil was born, Bernard and Shirley made a plan — they wanted him to understand where he came from, and where his ancestors came from. So they decided to become detectives, uncovering the history of the Black experience in America. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t...

Duration:00:35:49

The Most Persistent Mystery

10/7/2020
We're thrilled to announce that This is Love is coming back with our 5th season on October 14th! Tell a friend to subscribe today! Thank you for listening to our first four seasons, and we truly can't wait for you to hear what's ahead. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

Duration:00:01:49

Episode 25: City Birds

6/24/2020
Meet a woman who decided to devote her life to the wild birds of New York City, and a Los Angeles man who formed a once-in-a-lifetime friendship. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Mancrates Go to mancrates.com/THISISLOVE and get 20% when you spend $149 or more Mejuri...

Duration:00:26:41

Episode 24: Gobi

6/10/2020
In June of 2016, Dion Leonard attempted one of the toughest races in the world—155 miles through the Gobi Desert. At the start of day two, he looked down and saw a little brown dog chewing on his shoes. Dion and the little dog were about to embark on an adventure that would change both of their lives. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter,...

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 23: Into the Ice

5/27/2020
The B-15 iceberg in Antarctica was the largest iceberg in recorded history. Explorer Jill Heinerth wanted to see what it looked like from the inside. She assembled a team of the most accomplished divers in the world, and they traveled for 12 days through the rough waters of the Southern Ocean. Attempting to dive into cracks in the iceberg, her life was in very real danger three times. And the third time, she would be saved by an animal so small, so transparent, that you can see its heart...

Duration:00:35:42

Episode 22: Prairie Warbler

5/13/2020
When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says "I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you're a black kid who's good at math and science.’” So he studied engineering, and was miserable. And then, one day he heard the call of a Prairie Warbler. Drew...

Duration:00:38:11

Episode 21: Antelope Island

4/29/2020
When Kayleigh Davis saw Kyler Bourgeous' profile on a dating app, she liked that he loved the outdoors as much as she did. But what really stood out is that he said he'd survived a bison attack. So, Kayleigh messaged him, and asked to hear the story. And then, something impossible happened. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and...

Duration:00:36:13

Episode 20: Roselle and Michael

4/15/2020
Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm. Michael Hingson's book is Thunder Dog. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the...

Duration:00:34:33

Episode 19: The Wolves

4/1/2020
We go searching for wolves in Yellowstone, and learn about the dramatic and surprisingly relatable relationship between a powerful young wolf and the small, elderly wolf who had raised him. We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a love story, and one is a crime story. For the crime story, check out Episode 137 of Criminal. It’s called Wolf 10. apple.co/2JBu7uR Rick McIntyre's book is The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of...

Duration:00:40:18

Looking for Wolves

3/25/2020
All new stories, starting April 1. Stories about animals and the wild, and what happens when we take time to look around us. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

Duration:00:01:25

Episode 18: The Memory Artist

7/10/2019
One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush. You can see some of Franco’s paintings on his website. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll and Branch Get $50 off your first set of...

Duration:00:32:36

Episode 17: Anna and Massimo

6/26/2019
At 43, Anna Bonavita had given up on finding love. But sometimes it’s worth the wait. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll and Branch Get $50 off your first set of sheets at...

Duration:00:27:59

Episode 16: Everything Floats

6/12/2019
We visit a place where the “black sheep” of the Guggenheim family went to be free. Francine Prose’s book is Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork byJulienne Alexander. Sponsors: Away Find out how much you can save on a suitcase by visiting awaytravel.com/thisislove and...

Duration:00:25:26