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Suitcase of Love and Shame
Jul 24 • 51 min
Adult content. Again. A man and woman in the 1960s trade reel-to-reel audio “letters” over the course of years. Final song: Hobbies Galore by R. Stevie Moore.
The Boys Will Work It Out
Jul 6 • 47 min
Adult content. Listener discretion is advised. Since a child, Sarz had a deep connection to the Lord of the Rings books. After the movie version came out in 2003, that connection went several layers deeper. Outro song: By Your Side (Sade cover), performed…
Relevant Questions
Jun 15 • 46 min
A preview of our next season, coming at you NEXT MONTH! Doug Williams has been waging a war for decades against the polygraph machine (aka the lie detector). Produced by Jacob McCleland and Ana Adlerstein.
The Pandrogyne
May 6 • 31 min
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is the founding fa/mo/ther of Industrial music, a performance artist, and a very, very, very devoted husband. Originally broadcast in 2013.
The Secrets Hotline
Apr 6 • 27 min
Recordings from the Secrets Hotline, with original music and production by George Langford. Find more of George’s work at georgelangford.com. You can leave your own secret at +1 (641) 715-3900, extension 55403#.
La Retirada, Part Three
Mar 24 • 33 min
With Carlos’ enemies enraged, the Gomez family is forced into hiding with the Witness Security Program, or WITSEC. But making a clean break from the past is a lot harder than they expected.
La Retirada, Part Two
Mar 10 • 42 min
The story continues as Rocío Gómez divorces her husband Rodrigo, a master drug trafficker in Colombia. Rocío and her children move to Miami where she begins a relationship with a new man, Carlos, whose dangerous past with the mafia catches up with Rocío’s…
La Retirada, Part One
Mar 3 • 32 min
In Colombia, Rocío Gómez marries into an empire of wealth and power. She is told the family operates a low-profile import/export business, and finds comfort in her role as wife and mother. However, she soon learns the family business is not what it seems…
Understood as to Understand
Feb 27 • 39 min
Carey believed she was assigned the wrong gender, but transitioning wasn’t how she expected.
How to Argue
Feb 11 • 43 min
We revisit Daryl Davis and ask him, “how should we argue?”
The Silver Dollar
Feb 11 • 40 min
Music is Daryl Davis’ profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.
Snakes!!!!!!!!
Jan 28 • 33 min
Tim loves Tool, Steel Reserve, and snakes. Not necessarily in that order.
No Bad News
Jan 13 • 63 min
Three decades ago, American hypnotist Larry Garrett committed himself to abstaining from the news. So, in 2001, when he received a phone call inviting him to Iraq, he said yes.
Blink Once for Yes
Dec 26, 2016 • 62 min
When Mike comes home, his family is faced with a new reality and an impossible choice. Produced by John Fecile.
Doing The No No
Dec 2, 2016 • 76 min
Adam Zaretsky is a bioartist who explores the manipulation of DNA, the fringes of genetic modification, and butts up against the ethical boundaries of science and beyond.
Wood Fighting with Steel
Nov 17, 2016 • 32 min
Deep in the woods of Norway, a man from a strange, foreign land chops wood and reminisces over the love of his life from a bygone time. Produced by Sindre Leganger for NRK.
Upper Left
Oct 28, 2016 • 37 min
Julie needed a fresh start, so she moved back home to the Bay Area, and made a new group of friends.
The Enemy Within
Oct 13, 2016 • 68 min
A co-production with the podcast Reckonings. In the 1980s, Glenn Loury was one of the most prominent black conservative intellectuals in the United States, and was selected to be a top official within the Reagan administration. Unexpectedly, however, he…
A Girl of Ivory
Sep 29, 2016 • 42 min
Davecat and Sidore had a blissful marriage together in the suburbs of Detroit. One day, a Russian woman showed up unexpectedly at their doorstep, declared her love for both of them, and asked to move in. It was a complicated situation, but that doesn’t…
An Old Lion or a Lover’s Lute, Special Extended Cut
Aug 27, 2016 • 50 min
Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed. And, the…
On The Shore Dimly Seen
Jul 22, 2016 • 49 min
One day in the no-touch torture of detainee 063.
The Neighborhood
Jun 23, 2016 • 27 min
Love + Radio presents: “The Neighborhood” by Scott Carrier
Another Planet
May 27, 2016 • 34 min
Producer David Weinberg brings us the true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a place called Another Planet. Also featuring the voices of…
The Man In The Road
Apr 20, 2016 • 29 min
Melvin Dummar says he came across a bloodied man lying by the road. The story of that discovery would profoundly alter the course of his life forever.
Deep Stealth Mode
Feb 25, 2016 • 26 min
From our friends at the Here Be Monsters podcast: Marlo Mack gave birth to a son. At least, she thought she did. But her son crawled towards dresses, wanted to be a princess, and asked to grow long blonde hair. At age 3, Marlo’s son asked to go back into…
Points Unknown
Nov 16, 2015 • 41 min
David is followed by a strange hooded figure
Discarnate Rebel Angel
Oct 22, 2015 • 33 min
In the remote, high deserts of New Mexico, Timothy Wyllie reflects on a life of testing the limits of reality and spirituality.
A Red Dot
Sep 24, 2015 • 59 min
Frank has been an advocate for the perhaps the most universally abhorred group in America: sex offenders.
Bride of the Sea
Aug 26, 2015 • 61 min
Sam Najjair works in insurance now, but four years ago he had a very different occupation.
Greetings from Coney Island
Jul 28, 2015 • 35 min
Rachel Prince receives a mysterious letter from 1938.
The Adventures of Zoe Nightingale
Jun 24, 2015 • 30 min
For the last few years, Zoe Nightingale has been recording random, often hilarious, and sometimes harrowing conversations with people from all walks of life, exploring the balancing act of sin and virtue.
Paremoremo
May 23, 2015 • 43 min
Paul Wood was sentenced to life in prison for murder at age 18, and began his adult life negotiating the social dynamics of some of New Zealand’s toughest prisons, including the maximum security wing of Paremoremo Prison (now Auckland Prison).
Eternity Through Skirts and Waistcoats
May 12, 2015 • 39 min
Norah Vincent is a former “immersive journalist,” but she’s left that all behind now. (Vincent’s latest book is Adeline: A Novel of Virgina Woolf.)
Thank You, Princess
Mar 27, 2015 • 51 min
Ceara Lynch has a ten year career as a self-described humiliatrix, catering to a wide variety of sexual fetishes over the internet, and gaining exposure to a unique part of the human psyche.
The Living Room
Mar 6, 2015 • 27 min
Diane’s new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.
An Old Lion, or a Lover’s Lute
Dec 19, 2014 • 33 min
Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed.
The Magical World of Eva Julia Christiie
Nov 25, 2014 • 30 min
Next to an imposing, largely abandoned circus building in Chisinau–the house-techno-soaked capital of the former Soviet Republic of Moldova–a Norwegian illusionist tries to figure out her next steps after escaping the chaos of Ukraine.
Of Birds and Boundaries
Sep 25, 2014 • 34 min
An eruv is a ritual enclosure that allows religious Jews to negate rules against carrying certain objects (like housekeys or strollers) during the Sabbath. This conversation is not about that.
Choir Boy
Aug 21, 2014 • 39 min
Tom Justice is passionate about cycling, and was on the shortlist for the US Olympic Team. Also, he’s a bank robber.
Sesquipedalian
Jul 29, 2014 • 53 min
Charles Farrell was born to a sophisticated middle class family in Boston, but at age 12, he left home and came of age on the street, joining “low-life culture”, the underbelly of boxing, and avant garde piano.
I, Sitting Beside Me
Jun 12, 2014 • 40 min
In 1987, during the last years of the Cold War, a West German teenager with only about 50 hours of flying experience rented a Cessna and departed on a two week trip. His goal was to fly over the Iron Curtain and land in Moscow.
Hostile Planet
May 13, 2014 • 29 min
We think of certain events as profoundly life-altering. Getting married or emigrating to a new country, say. But you can always get divorced, and you can almost always move back. Taylor is weighing a life decision from which there would be no turning back.
Another Planet
Apr 8, 2014 • 36 min
The true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a place called Another Planet. Also featuring the voices of Tim Robbins (yes, THAT Tim…
The Silver Dollar
Feb 27, 2014 • 42 min
Music is Daryl Davis’ profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.
The Superchat
Jan 21, 2014 • 35 min
A couple months ago, a friend handed Julia a scrap of paper with a phone number on it. One night, bored and maybe a little tipsy, she called it up. This is who she met.
The Pandrogyne
Dec 10, 2013 • 31 min
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is the founding fa/mo/ther of Industrial music, a performance artist, and a very, very, very devoted husband.
Jack and Ellen
Feb 21, 2013 • 33 min
Hey kids, this interview isn’t for you. You should skip this one. Ellen was struggling for money, working as a Subway “sandwich artist” (yes, that’s a real thing). So she decided to find a new job, and settled on one that allowed her to make over $30,000…
Greenberg’s War
Dec 22, 2012 • 25 min
Lewis Greenberg is an artist unlike any other, a winner of the coveted Geezer of the Year award, and a man on a mission–much to the chagrin of his Ballwin, Missouri neighbors.
Seventy Weeks
Jul 19, 2012 • 38 min
Andre Taylor identified strongly with Daniel from the Bible, who interpreted the visions and dreams of kings. And like Daniel, he spent 3 years in a Babylonian captivity of sorts. But Daniel never had quite the unorthodox career path of Andre.
Fix
May 23, 2012 • 57 min
A crusader for truth, or, as Karl Rove called him: “a nut with internet access”? Jason Leopold wanted to be a part of something, and that quest brought him through a labyrinthine world of decadent glam metal, dangerous mafioso, love, and investigative…
Bedouin Love (Revisited)
Nov 4, 2011 • 11 min
Bedouin Love (Revisited) by Love + Radio
The Man in the Road
May 26, 2011 • 29 min
On a late night along an empty Utah highway, Melvin Dummar says he came across a bloodied man lying by the road. It’s cliched to say this, but it’s really true: the story of that discovery would profoundly alter the course of his life forever.
The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt
Apr 11, 2011 • 30 min
Jay Thunderbolt’s business card is a little mysterious. It reads, “Thunderbolt – Party Naked” and gives a phone number.
The List
Dec 21, 2010 • 38 min
Adam Warner has a very ambitious list of accomplishments he’s trying to achieve. It’s not his list though.
Dirty Balloons
Nov 9, 2010 • 35 min
Amy was dead broke when she found a Craigslist ad looking for a balloon porn fetish model.
Split Brain
Oct 14, 2008 • 30 min
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke.
Strip, Pt 2
Jun 5, 2008 • 19 min
Sara Juli–who was previously featured on our “Take It, It’s For You” episode–recounts her epic bachelorette party.
We’ve Got Your Back, Ashley Dupré
Apr 16, 2008 • 23 min
A meditation on the brave new world of 21st century news.
Aftermath
Mar 27, 2008 • 19 min
The Aftermath, Inc., headed by Tim Reifsteck, headquarters is nestled in a strip of ordinary office buildings in the Chicago suburbs, but there’s nothing bland about the service the company provides.
Take It, It’s for You
Feb 14, 2008 • 20 min
When Sara Juli decided her relationship with money was fucked up, she figured the only way to deal with it was to give it to you.
Animal Parts
Nov 29, 2007 • 16 min
Nate Hill and Takeshi Yamada are two rogue taxidermists, artists whose raw material is gathered from dead animals. Also featuring a story by Dan Deacon.
Strip, Pt 1
Nov 15, 2007 • 14 min
Sean Cole is a public radio reporter who did a story for Marketplace about a group in Memphis assisting women who left the sex industry. This is what got cut from that story.
Violent
Nov 7, 2007 • 25 min
Stories of violence. Excerpts from Penelope Spheeris’ seminal 1981 punk documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization.” Mixed martial artist “Travis” explains when it’s time to call mom. Adam takes a punch to the face, and Nick Salvatore describes…
Lady Sovereign vs. Jelly Donut
Oct 3, 2007 • 17 min
Zach Slow had a dream to go on a date with UK rapper Lady Sovereign, something that became the catalyst for the unlikely events leading to the greatest rap beef in the history of pastrycore.
Bloody Fingers
Jul 12, 2007 • 25 min
A horrible accident and a complicated friendship.
How I Found Out My Relationship Had No Future, Pt 2
Jun 21, 2007 • 11 min
Adrianne downs most of a bottle of Riesling and calls her college boyfriend Adam Conover.
How I Found Out My Relationship Had No Future, Pt 1
May 7, 2007 • 15 min
Adrianne sips on some whiskey and calls her ex-boyfriend from high school to get some shit figured out. Let’s call him “Jason.” Also featuring Brendan Sullivan.
In the Company of Men
Jan 1, 2007 • 11 min
Nick interviews his friend Matt while they’re peeing.
Insane vs. Unsane
Oct 30, 2006 • 53 min
Meditations on insanity and unsanity. Featuring Clay Pigeon of The Dusty Show.
Tell Me the Future
Aug 24, 2006 • 35 min
Discussions of prediction and soothsaying.
Secrets
Aug 4, 2006 • 23 min
Stories about Secrets. Babar, adoption, Post-Secret, and so many more secrets waiting to be discovered.
Elimination
Apr 21, 2006 • 31 min
A cribbage bet ends with someone pissing their pants. A conversation about drinking your own urine. The worst 21st birthday ever. And so much more.
Show Me Yours
Mar 2, 2006 • 51 min
First experiences with sex. Adrianne tells the harrowing experience of “the first time I saw one.” Lance Anderson of The Verge of the Fringe can’t seem to get his first kiss. Paul McEvoy keeps pushing his hand down further. Harlyn Aizley creates penises.…
Flip Yr Sh!t
Dec 11, 2005 • 30 min
Stories about anger. Adam Allington (edited by producer Kerry Seed) hates Tim Hortons. Julian James gets in deep shit with the vice principal. Adrianne learns how to swear in middle school. Shig the Unmentionable tells us to PUT THAT DOWN. Ben Popik of…
Love in Bits
Nov 20, 2005 • 54 min
Stories from the World of Online Dating. Christian Rudder of OKCupid.com describes how he knows everything about what kind of lover you are. Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s The Signal reads a sample of the OKCupid Love Personality Types. Eric Herot flies down to…
Ghost Stories
Oct 30, 2005 • 33 min
Exploring the Frankenstein Family Crypt in 1952. Paranormal observations by an eight-year-old. The haunting of an unkind kitty, a discussion of the ghost story structure, and a very scary pantry door. This episode features contributions from Michael…
With a Bullet
Oct 18, 2005 • 37 min
Stories about guns and the people who come in contact with them.