Love + Radio

Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before. Love+Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Total Episodes76
34 minutes
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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 Robbins), Lonnie Johnson, Flame Simon, and Richard Haxton.
38 minutes
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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.
about 1 hour
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Stories about escape and rescue. Katie escapes to and away from one faction of the tradition known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Jenny Asarnow looks to Julie the Amtrak God to get away from it all. Adrianne has rescue fantasies. Ben Popik of Olde English moves in with his girlfriend. They're in love, it's going to be great. Josh Cole is buried in lots and lots and lots of snow. Kerry Seed of The Local Option dodges an untimely death via bear.
41 minutes
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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).
28 minutes
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke.
12 minutes
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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.
about 1 hour
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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 Missouri to meet a Bajoran he met on a Star Trek simming board. Christina H meets up with some dude from craigslist. Bitch PHD describes the gender dynamics of an Adult Friend Finder chatroom. Christian Rudder explains how to tell if a boy likes you. Adam Conover of sketch comedy group Olde English discovers that girls really like to be told they’re secret agents. And finally, Christina’s leaves a businessman from Israel very frustrated.