Love stories that will melt your heart
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:
- Science Vs - What is love? Infidelity is widespread, and half of first-time American marriages end in divorce before the 20 year mark. So Science Vs asks: have we been lied to by our love songs? Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Land of Desire - A closer look at one of the most inescapable trends to hit Paris in recent years: the ubiquitous love locks that are destroying bridges all over the city. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- Snap Judgment - Beneath the surface of Dhaya's sweet grey-haired "patti" lies the turmoil of tradition and tragedy that will not be explained away. Click here to listen to the full episode.
- 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.
- 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.
- Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids - Trish and Rob have been married for 42 years. They share the love letters from when they first got together. Click here to listen to the full episode.
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