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From the makers of the award-winning podcast Criminal, This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.
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Episode 25: City Birds

Episode 25: City Birds

2020-06-2425:491

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 Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers!
Episode 24: Gobi

Episode 24: Gobi

2020-06-1023:06

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, Facebook and Instagram.  Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers!
Episode 23: Into the Ice

Episode 23: Into the Ice

2020-05-2734:181

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 beating right through its skin. Jill Heinerth’s book is Into the Planet. 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: Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase! Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers!
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 Lanham’s book is The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature 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: Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase! Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers!
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 Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase!  Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order
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 show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order
Episode 19: The Wolves

Episode 19: The Wolves

2020-04-0139:063

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 Yellowstone's Underdog 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: Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order. Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.
Looking for Wolves

Looking for Wolves

2020-03-2501:22

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.
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 sheets at BollandBranch.com by using promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/thisislove Native For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code THISISLOVE during checkout! Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/THISISLOVE
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 BollandBranch.com by using promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/thisislove Progressive Get an online quote today at progressive.com. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/thisislove to get up to $80 off. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to zola.com/thisislove.
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 entering promo code THISISLOVE 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 BollandBranch.com by using promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/thisislove Grove Check out Grove and our special offer at Grove.co/THISISLOVE Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/thisislove to get up to $60 off! StoryWorth For $20 off, visit storyworth.com/THISISLOVE when you subscribe! Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/THISISLOVE
We visit an ancient place where cats have taken over. 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 BollandBranch.com by using promo code THISISLOVE Care/of For 30% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter THISISLOVE30 Everlane Get free shipping on your first order at everlane.com/thisislove Grove Check out Grove and our special offer at Grove.co/THISISLOVE Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/thisislove to get up to $80 off!
We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. 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 This is Love listeners get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll & Branch Listeners get $50 off their first set of sheets at bollandbranch.com, promo code THISISLOVE. Everlane Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at everlane.com/THISISLOVE. Plus, you’ll get free shipping on your first order. Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Robinhood Sign up at thisislove.robinhood.com and get a FREE stock like Apple, Ford or Sprint. Sun Basket Go to SunBasket.com/thisislove to get up to get up to $80 off your first order!
Episode 13: Ugly Club

Episode 13: Ugly Club

2019-05-0128:23

We visit a place where it's good to be ugly. With Club dei Brutti's permission, we've created an Ugly Club pin for This is Love listeners. Get yours here (https://cottonbureau.com/products/ugly-club-pin) or pick one up at the club's HQ in Piobbico. 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: Article Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more by going to article.com/criminal. BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL at betterhelp.com/criminal. Bouqs Order today and get an extra 20% off when you enter CRIMINAL at bouqs.com. Progressive Start a quote online and see all the discounts for yourself. Visit Progressive.com today. Simplisafe  Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. *Sun Basket *Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL60 today to get 60% off your first order.
Andiamo!

Andiamo!

2019-04-1701:01

We have news. 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.
More than 40 years ago, a man moved to an abandoned mining town to be alone. He says that there are days in the winter "when it's so quiet that the noisiest thing is the snow hitting your jacket." We have new This is Love stickers in the store! 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: Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/thisislove and use promo code THISISLOVE during checkout. Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.com Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/thisislove Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers.
In 1983, Susan Rogers moved thousands of miles from home to work with her favorite artist in the world: Prince. "He was unlike any human I'd ever known,” she says. A story about making remarkable things, together. We have new This is Love stickers in the store! 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: Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/thisislove and use promo code THISISLOVE during checkout. Bombas Go to bombas.com/thisislove and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Everlane Get free shipping on your first order when you go to everlane.com/thisislove Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.com Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/LOVE today to learn more and to get $35 off your first order. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/criminal
Episode 10: Blue

Episode 10: Blue

2018-12-0522:44

The story of a color marked by effort and desire. For more, check out Carol Mavor's book, Blue Mythologies. We have new This is Love stickers, as well as Criminal totes, t-shirts, and other gifts in our shop. 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: Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/thisislove and use promo code THISISLOVE during checkout. Bombas Go to bombas.com/thisislove and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Everlane Get free shipping on your first order when you go to everlane.com/thisislove Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.com Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/LOVE today to learn more and to get $35 off your first order. Zola To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to ZOLA.com/criminal
A story about moving at your own pace. 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: Bombas Go to bombas.com/thisislove and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Care/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get free shipping on your first order when you go to everlane.com/thisislove Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.com Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/LOVE today to learn more and to get $35 off your first order!
A woman finds a mysterious message in a bottle, and becomes consumed with finding out who wrote it and why. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Bombas Go to bombas.com/thisislove and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Care/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get free shipping on your first order when you go to everlane.com/thisislove Progressive Choose your coverage and start an online quote today at Progressive.com Quip Go to getquip.com/thisislove right now and get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. Sun Basket Go to sunbasket.com/LOVE today to learn more and to get $35 off your first order!
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April All Year

Beautiful and exciting story!

Jun 29th
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Yasmine C

What a touching story. This entire season is about animals.

Jun 29th
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Mae Lee Arant

please make a separate podcast about animals and how we impact their world for better when we are better people!!

Jun 26th
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Cheng Zhang-Stoddard

Great episode. The "pedicure" part made me laugh and the "Maria" story is so heartwarming and bittersweet. Another incredible season. Can't wait for the stories to return!

Jun 26th
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Stephanie Peterson

Love this story in connection to the crime story. That was fun. I want more!

Jun 18th
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Helen Turner

I could listen to these every day

Jun 12th
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Karë Galloway

I'm not a crier, but there's something about a love between an animal and their human that really gets me. this is so heartwarming and I'm so happy this story is being told.

Jun 11th
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Mae Lee Arant

cannot love this any more as it soothes thechOspf reality now

Jun 10th
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Melanie Marie-Jahnke Manning

I can't believe this episode comes out right before the incident in Central Park recently. it might be worth talking to Lanham again and even Chris Cooper.

May 31st
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Mae Lee Arant

absolutely love these stories and bring the beauty of animals/nature and those who love them into your mind and heart. this should be the curriculum taught on zoom classed now !!

May 30th
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Jennifer Lynn Chrudimsky

Great episode!!

May 18th
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Vusal Karim

booooooooorrrring!!!

May 14th
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Bea Kiddo

Prince is a one in a million person and artist, I’ll go as far to say he’s the best musician that ever lived. He’s been in my life as long as I can remember, I listen to him every day. It is Is such a HUGE loss he isn’t on this planet anymore but I am so grateful for his music. 💜

May 12th
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Arielle Niss

This is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve heard in a long time.

May 11th
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S. Downing

i believe this man has been gifted with a tremendous amount of empathy. His childhood memories fill his heart, body and soul. I, too, dream all the time of my childhood and home. Us empaths feel it as though we are living it continuously in our hearts. I am 63. Thank you for this podcast

May 3rd
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Emily Park

I love this so much!

Apr 30th
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Willian De Sousa Silva

it's amazing how this podcast can tell such touching stories that makes you cry.

Apr 28th
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Janie Guénette

J'ai adoré! Merci!!

Apr 17th
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rrp

what a relief because that's MY NAME!!

Apr 16th
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Kim Harris

Great episode. I happen to be fortunate to have that two-way trust with my dog (he's blind, diabetic, and has Cushing's disease), so this episode really touched me. Because of his health issues, he has taught me to communicate with him through his different "ruffs" which have created an extra level of trust between us that I've only experienced with my horse and one other dog.

Apr 15th
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