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]