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Love Me with Lu Olkowski

Love Me is a CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships.

  • 22:17
    A man falls in love with a mysterious woman... in a painting. And a note slipped into the back pocket of someone's jeans leads to a surprising late-night encounter. Plus, Lu's grandparents document their lives in very unique Polaroids.
    Jan 8, 2019
  • 22:57
    A woman goes to an ornamental shrimp society meet-up on a one-of-a-kind first date. Plus, the former president of Kiribati worries for his island nation's future as sea waters rise. And a poem about finding the courage to move deeper into a relationship.
    Jan 1, 2019
  • 15:15
    A mini episode where Lu shares her feelings about the holidays... and the movie Groundhog Day. And a daughter navigates grieving in public.
    Dec 24, 2018
  • 25:27
    A man obsessed with meet-cutes falls for all the wrong men and winds up in one mind-boggling situation after another. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true? Plus, a poetic reflection on home, distance, and being your lover's pet whippet by Phil Smith.
    Dec 18, 2018
  • 27:22
    A woman tries to live her life while a stalker pursues her for over a decade; and a former U.S. Navy sailor is haunted by the memory of a woman he killed when he discovers a song has been written about her death.
    Dec 11, 2018
  • 27:15
    A woman with Alzheimer's dreams of returning to her childhood home as she lies in bed, staring at the ceiling; two adult siblings find themselves sharing their old room again after years apart; and a daughter navigates the loss of her childhood house after her father's death.
    Dec 4, 2018
  • 31:54
    Have you heard the tale of the little girl who lost her leg while horsing around at the fair? A safety-obsessed father tells his daughter bedtime stories about freak accidents from around the world. Plus, one grandson remembers the tall tales his grandfather used to tell him, while another grandson searches for the truth about a grandmother he never new.
    Nov 27, 2018
  • 27:56
    Hotline volunteers at the world's oldest suicide prevention network share how they respond to crisis callers through the practice of active listening. How can you empty your mind and be fully present during someone's call for help? Music and voice intertwine in this documentary about bridging the gap between strangers who will never meet face to face.
    Nov 20, 2018
  • 21:00
    Sara collects sounds of her son, her second child, during the first year of his life. Laughter, cries, shrieks of joy... Her first child never made much sound and died three days after she was born. The story explores Sara's connection to both children as she listens to the sounds of her family and grieves for the sounds that are missing.
    Nov 13, 2018
  • 28:00
    Mansoor Adayfi remembers the romance classes he and fellow prisoners held while at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. How do you imagine falling in love when you know you might never get the chance to? (A story we almost couldn't bring you as the audio was temporarily confiscated by authorities.)
    Aug 20, 2018
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