The Shadows


The Shadows

Kaitlin Prest, creator and host of the Prix-Italia winner The Heart, presents the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts. The Shadows is a story about the anatomy of a relationship: a crush, a choice, a resentment and an end.

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Episode 1: Romantic

"When love beckons to you, follow [it] ... And when [its] wings enfold you yield to [it], Though the sword hidden among [its] pinions may wound you. ... For even as love crowns you so shall [it] crucify you. Even as [it] is for your growth so is [it] for your pruning." - Kahlil Gibran, On Love

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[mp3 file: runs 00:44:48]

Episode 2: Realist

"These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them." - Rumi

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:34]

Episode 3: Sweater

"Love is being there every day, to keep someone warm, to hold them through the night, to make them feel cozy." - Sweater

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:07]

Episode 4: Decision

"Romantics value intensity over stability. Realists value security over passion. But both are often disappointed, for few people can live happily at either extreme." - Esther Perel, Mating in Captivity

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:37]

Episode 5: An Argument That Should Be Simple.

"A decided heart looks for a solution. An undecided heart looks for a way out." - Tom, a regular at the Bramasole Diner

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:42]

Episode 6: End

"With every commitment there is much that it rejects. Much that it excludes." - Adam Phillips, Unforbidden Pleasures

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:44]

The Shadows: Trailer

Kaitlin is a young artist struggling to make great work and find great love. She believes that the love depicted in Hollywood movies is real, and that she will be one of the lucky ones to find it. When Kaitlin falls for someone who challenges her romantic ideal, she is faced with an impossible choice, and a decision that can't be unmade.

Download The Shadows: Trailer
[mp3 file: runs 00:01:44]