About the show:
Deep down we all just want to be loved, so why is it one of the toughest things to get right? Love Me is a podcast about the messiness of human connection. It's a son shielding his dad from a painful family secret. A widow confronting her grief by dating her worst match. A pair of robots stumbling through an awkward courtship.
It’s a peek into the relationships of the people around you. Through personal stories and playful fictions, the show celebrates that weird little voice inside each of us that cries out: “love me.”
Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime are award-winning audio producers based in Montreal who have worked in public radio for just over a decade. You may remember them best as producers of Jonathan Goldstein’s WireTap. Most recently, the team won the 2015 Prix Italia for Best Original Radio Drama. They also won Gold at the 2015 Grand Prix Nova for their short radio drama Call of Dating. Mira and Cristal also recently launched a fiction series, Pen Pals.
Thanks so much to all the musicians for their incredible music featured on Love Me .
Original theme song by Tim Kingsbury (Arcade Fire, Sam Patch).
Scoring music by Murray Lightburn (The Dears).
Additional music by James Irwin, Valleys, Mike Wray and more.
What People Are Saying About Love Me :
“The most delicious twenty minutes of listening I have had in a long, long time. That soothed and filled some part of me that was thirsty.” — Lulu Miller, Invisibilia.
“It's such a seamless mix of storytelling and art.” — Avery Trufelman, 99% Invisible.
“Excellently produced, which is no surprise.” — Sean Cole, This American Life.
“I absolutely love this... LOVE this. The whole thing feels infused with dark wit and humanity.” — Eleanor McDowall, BBC Radio 4’s Short Cuts.
About the host:
Lu Olkowski is an independent radio producer who is drawn to stories that evolve through multiple generations: how pride or shame in one’s racial identity, poverty and artistic impulse can be passed down in families. Untangling what is said and what isn't said, she uses the sounds and silences of past and present to create unusually intimate stories. Her work has won many international awards including a Third Coast International Audio Festival Award. At present she is working on three new secret radio projects. At least one of them will be a new podcast.