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Join host Jo Piazza as she delves into the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples of all kinds who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances, and after the longest of days, still want to wake up next to one another in the morning.
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A Modern Fairytale

A Modern Fairytale

2020-12-0241:28

Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin had the makings of a fairytale love story. She had a successful acting and singing career...he was a professional football player...they fell in love hard and fast and had a picture perfect wedding. But fairy tales don’t exist. Jana and Mike learned that the hard way. It was only a couple of months into their relationship that Jana discovered that Mike was cheating on her. And then she learned about more affairs. Mike admitted that he was a sex addict, a story that was picked up by US Weekly. Jana and Mike had to live out the worst moments of their life in the public eye. But Jana and Mike were committed to trying to work through all of their crap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Wellness is a trillion-dollar industry full of scams and snake oil salesmen but comedians and best friends Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak just can’t get enough. Join them as they try products and practices, consult healers and experts, and ask the ultimate question: is it truly wellness they’re after or just the thrill of the chase? POOG is brought to you by Big Money Players and iHeartRadio. Listen on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The celebrated children’s book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away from ovarian cancer on March 13, 2017, just 10 days after her essay looking for a new love for her husband Jason was published in the Modern Love section of the New York Times. Amy wanted to give Jason the chance to love again, to keep living life to its fullest after she was gone. This episode focuses on the 26 wonderful years Jason and Amy were together, how they faced her mortality, and how Jason learned to grieve Amy and rebuild his life after she was gone. We also got to talk about Jason's wonderful new book, My Wife Said You Might Want to Marry Me. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In March of 2017 Andrew and Edward Senn received a call from a social worker that they were chosen to foster a set of premature nine day old twins who had been born with drugs in their system. The couple had been hoping to enter a long-term private adoption but they knew right away that these babies needed them. Becoming parents and going through the very slow roller coaster of the foster system, getting the family they always wanted in a very unconventional way has changed Andrew and Edward in ways they never could have imagined. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Married to the Movement

Married to the Movement

2020-11-1136:441

Shaun King has been advocating for justice as an outspoken Black Lives Matter activist since 2014. He’s incredibly outspoken about his work on Twitter. He’s beloved by some people and hated by others. Amidst it all he’s raising five children with his high school sweetheart Rai. And even though Rai steadfastly supports Shaun she never exactly chose to be married to the movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Francis Cretarola and Cathy Lee opened their restaurant Le Virtu on Philadelphia's Passyunk Avenue right before the economy collapsed in 2008. This restaurant, one that serves Abruzzese Italian food is Francis and Cathy's passion. They survived 2008 and together they have created community and family for their staff and their patrons. But then the pandemic happened. And Cathy and Francis have had to hunker down and make some incredibly difficult decisions, decisions Francis says are way above his pay grade, to try to keep their staff and their patrons safe while keeping their restaurant afloat. Running a restaurant is like walking a tightrope. Margins are thin and the stress is high, but Cathy and Francis have powered through the pandemic with grace, compassion and humor. I love this story because it's here in my hometown of Philly and it shows just how hard we're all working together to get through this tough year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Skyler knew he was gay when he met Amanda. But he loved her and he wanted to start a family with her. Both of them are members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They believe that marriage is so much bigger than just the two of them and this life on Earth. And through countless difficult discussion they’ve found a way to build a marriage not in spite of Skyler’s sexuality, but in addition to it. They’ve started to try to build a family and both of them say that Skyler being gay isn’t the hardest thing they’ve faced in their marriage. The loss of their baby Milo at 24 weeks was much more difficult for them to get through and out of necessity they became even closer as a couple. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Showing Up

Showing Up

2020-10-2131:293

Codie and Tommy Oliver met, got engaged, got married and created a blockbuster television show together in the time that most couples start leaving a toothbrush at one another’s apartments. Their show, Black Love, is about to start it’s fourth season on OWN. It is a beautiful docu series that shatters stereotypes and showcases incredible love stories. Creating something from scratch is never easy, but it’s even more challenging when you’re doing it with your partner. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Escalator to Nowhere

The Escalator to Nowhere

2020-10-1441:102

Bestselling author Caitlin Moran has been married to her husband Pete for 25 years. When Caitlin first book, How to Be a Woman, turned into a global phenomenon, Pete stepped back from his successful career as a journalist to pick up the slack at home and take care of their two daughters. Caitlin credits Pete with helping her career thrive, for not being her glass ceiling. This episode is a beautiful portrait of the middle of a marriage, of how we sustain love over the decades, of how we support one another, of how sometimes we schedule sex in a calendar invite and why that is completely OK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Committed is back for season five on October 14th! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We Like Each Other

We Like Each Other

2020-06-1742:413

You guys might already know our guests today—Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. Interviews with Megan and Nick usually kick off by talking about how they’re something completely out of the ordinary—a Hollywood couple that has stayed together for about two decades. I love these articles because they use language like they’re describing aliens or pandas mating in captivity in a suburban American zoo. In Hollywood terms, a love story that lasts longer than the production of a single movie is considered successful. But Nick and Megan do have a secret, a reason they think they’ve stayed together so long: They commit to truly being together. Also...they like one another. And liking your spouse tends to go a long way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
He Was My Safe Place

He Was My Safe Place

2020-06-1034:154

In 2016 Shapearl Wells was ready to end her marriage of 19 years to her husband Brent. Then her son was killed by gun violence in Chicago. In the worst moment of her life she realized that Brent was her safe place, the only person who could support her as she embarked on an investigation into Courtney’s death, an investigation that would eventually become the basis for the podcast Somebody. In the months and years following Courtney’s death Shapearl and Brent discovered a new way to be together that was shaped by their shared history, their friendship and their faith. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We Win

We Win

2020-06-0339:161

Shazi and Joe met while Shazi was building her company, the organic baby brand Happy Family Organics. Their storybook romance completely changed when their first child Zane was diagnosed with regressive autism. Shazi and Joe were forced to re-examine everything about their lives and their marriage to figure out how to parent Zane. But they did it; their family didn’t just survive, they thrived. Their family motto is “we win,” because they refuse to give up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We Put in the Work

We Put in the Work

2020-05-2743:033

Pregnancy is difficult no matter who you are. But it can be even harder when society sees you one way, pigeonholes you, thinks they know exactly who you are. Spencer and Kelly’s journey to parenthood was a long one...and a beautiful one. Spencer identifies as a queer male. His husband Kelly also identifies queer. And even though Spencer is also transgender and had gone through a medical transition to present as a man, he was still able to carry their baby. Kelly and Spencer’s story first appeared on the website MotherMag.com and my friend Erin Fehrer did a beautiful job documenting the two of them becoming parents to an incredible little boy named Alexis. That’s how we found them. Today they’re dads, raising Alexis, living in Sydney, Australia and navigating the very real ups and downs of marriage after having a baby. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
But We Made It

But We Made It

2020-05-2032:012

Nick and Hana met as Marines on active duty and got married fast. They hardly had a honeymoon or a courtship. Demanding military jobs and having young children took a toll on their relationships. But Nick was also suffering from the aftershocks of something that happened before he met Hana. He was a Marine in Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Phantom Fury and still suffered PTSD from it years later. Hana and Nick had to learn how to confront his PTSD and traumatic brain injury together in order to save their marriage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Introducing Fierce

Introducing Fierce

2020-05-1402:45

Introducing Fierce, a new podcast from iHeartRadio and Tribeca Studios about the extraordinary women who never made it into our history books and the modern women carrying on their legacies today.  Listen to these cinematic stories paired with invaluable conversations that will ensure these women’s names are on the tips of our tongues as we look towards the future—from the first woman who used poetry to escape slavery, to the greatest pirate in all of history, to the reporter who turned food writing into an art form, and so many more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

2020-05-1341:402

It was fitting that we did today’s interview during the COVID-19 pandemic because it’s different from the shows we usually do, but it makes sense in the strange new world. Hannah and Kelty Luber aren’t married to each other….they’re twin sisters. Both of them are married to men, but they have chosen to live together on a farm outside of Portland, Oregon. On the farm they share their lives and their parenting duties. They’re twins...they’re incredibly close, but this decision wasn’t just about them—first they had to convince their husbands to join their families together. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
All Adults Here

All Adults Here

2020-05-1236:14

Since we're all hungry for things to listen to we wanted to drop some old episodes in your feed. Bestselling author Emma Straub's new book All Adults Here was released today and it is the perfect quarantine read about the very real messiness of family life. Way back in season one we interviewed Emma and her husband Mike about following their dreams and launching an independent book store. It's just a nice listen right now as a reminder that we can and will create beautiful things out of our dreams again soon.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Last Words

First Last Words

2020-05-0639:38

When Caroline Wright was told she had a brain tumor that was so fatal doctors nicknamed it The Terminator and that she only had a year left to live she started writing…She began to write for her two young boys and for her husband Garth. She filled dozens of black and white marbled composition books.. And in those notebooks she wrote them a blueprint for what their lives might look like after she was gone. Writing just became this ritual, this hopeful landscape that was distanced from the craziness of being a patient. It gave Caroline this hopeful version of what motherhood and marriage could look like. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
His and Hers Homes

His and Hers Homes

2020-04-2935:58

Cecilia Latorre and her partner Gerry tried to blend their two families under one roof. But their children had very different lifestyles and everyone was unhappy.  We often take for granted that living together is a hallmark of commitment. That couples must cohabitate if they’re serious about their relationship. But what if cohabitating actually makes the relationship worse? Cecilia and Gerry decided to stay together by purchasing separate houses that are side by side. They have their own bedrooms, their own bathrooms, their own lives…. and they’ve never been happier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Comments (52)

Vanessa Kirby

Beautiful Hearttugger!💜🦃🥲 tear💧 when he said anyone who has been threw hospice.... those images stick with you. Haunting is unfortunately vthe PERFECT discription! Thank You, much appreciated!

Dec 3rd
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BC

I can't imagine the loss this couple felt. they seem so grateful for the short time they had for their son. Genuinely good people.

Oct 28th
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Shelby Catalano

will you do an update on this story? shannon tragically lost her husband in a freak accident a month after this aired. my heart aches for her and her family.

Jul 2nd
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DeeleyNa

Such tragedy, hope and beauty in this marriage. I love hearing about a real marriage. This couple has something special.❤❤❤

Jun 18th
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BC

i think the ad in the beginning repeated

Apr 25th
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BC

All these people seem so wonderful, Craig, Abby, and Glennon all seem great.

Apr 16th
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rrp

my psych reminded me, a doctor is running a 'business'. they are there to make a living off of these hopefuls. I find it heart- breaking how lost they seem. how could they possibly not understand there is a G-d??! and I'm not at all suggesting extremists who dare oppose abortion or religions who refuse birth control. Yes , we are modern humans with technology available. but the burden of buying something for $20000, only to pay 5 more times still not getting this act of playing G-d. I'm so sorry two good people could not understand we are all human, DNA only goes so far. the act of nurture is what ultimately prevails over nature. there are souls who are brought into this world who are so in need of care and attention and finances and love. please have mercy !!!!!!!!!!!!! doctors will take their money. peoples' consequences are their own. its not fair. they could save a life. if they could keep one person from suffering, neglect, abuse, and abandonment,that's what matters.

Mar 7th
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rrp

modern love sucks

Mar 7th
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LadyMae

I love this episode. It gives me hope when I think about looking for someone else now that my marriage is over.

Dec 18th
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Diana Dunn

wow! what an amazing couple!!!

Dec 12th
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Paula Joyce

Wow! First world problems.

Dec 1st
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mel

Baby, shut up. I love u.

Oct 17th
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Elizabeth Reamer

where can I get an update on them!

Oct 6th
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mel

This one hit me right in the Feels❤❤

Oct 1st
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mel

I love It.

Sep 29th
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mel

❤❤❤❤

Sep 25th
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mel

great Pod!!

Sep 25th
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Sarah

Just found this podcast this morning. At 2:50 I had goosebumps like I've never gotten before. I can't wait to listen to the rest of this episode and the others as well.

Jul 5th
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Greer Denae

this was uplifting.. many beautiful prayers and strength to all the border patrol families and cops

Jun 29th
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Shauna Hensley

these life stories always makes me cry. it's so sad but so inspiring.

Jun 25th
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