Love stories that will melt your heart

It’s the middle of February, which means love is in the air. We’re fast approaching that sometimes contrived holiday that celebrates cinnamon hearts, Cupid’s Arrow and secret admirers.
Listen to the full episode53:30

StoryCorps is the embodiment of what I hope audio can accomplish in the world. This podcast allows people to tell their own stories. Instead of being interpreted, shaped and translated by a host, we get to meet people on their own terms, which often leads to more open and honest storytelling. StoryCorps is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world." The stories that result from these efforts are short and poignant.

I find it endlessly fascinating to hear how other people think about and experience their lives. It always catches me off guard how much I can relate to a storyteller, while at the same time feeling that their life is so different from mine. We all see the world through different lenses and in a time with so much divisiveness, it's nice to be reminded to spend time listening.

- Lindsay Michael, Host & Senior Producer


Podcasts featured this week: 

  • Story Corps - Some podcasts cover politics, others pop culture — the StoryCorps podcast covers the human heart. StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. You can find their podcast here.

Click here to listen to Ruben Salazar and Rachel Salazar's story.

Click here to listen to Vicky Page and Terrence Hicks's story.

Click here to listen to Jo Ann and Bob Chew's story.

Click here to listen to Shane Fairchild and Sayer Johnson's story.

Click here to listen to John Klein and Bernice Flournoy's story.

Click here to listen to Tariq Sheikh and Tabinda Sheikh's story.

  • Death, Sex & Money - In 2015, Lori Interlicchio and Alana Duran swiped right on each other's Tinder profiles. But Alana had lupus. Her kidneys were failing. And after just three dates, Lori was thinking about offering to see if she could be a potential kidney donor match. Click here to listen to the full episode.



Listen to the full length Canadian Broadcast Version:
It’s the middle of February, which means love is in the air. We’re fast approaching that sometimes contrived holiday that celebrates cinnamon hearts, Cupid’s Arrow and secret admirers. We promise you’ll love the stories we’re sharing today. In fact a few of them are bound to surprise you. Featuing: Science Vs, Land of Desire, Snap Judgment, Story Corps, Death, Sex & Money, Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids. 53:58

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