This is Love

Series produced by Criminal

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Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we make it up as we go along.

From the makers of the award-winning podcast Criminal, This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.

To contact the show's creators, email ThisIsCriminal@gmail.com


38 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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“History was dependent upon people like me remembering.” A conversation with Betty Reid Soskin, shortly before her 100th birthday.

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 26:16
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When Shigeru Yabu was a little boy he made a new friend in an unexpected place. “That bird walked up my arm all the way to my shoulder, and we look...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 34:47
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In October of 2006, a press conference was held at a hospital in Denver. During the press conference, a man asked if anyone watching could tell him...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 32:36
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On today’s episode: Home recordings, people recording their friends, neighbors, and strangers — for a look at how we live, and who we are, by liste...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 45:28
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On August 28th, 2000, Danny Stewart got on the subway to meet his boyfriend Pete Mercurio for dinner in New York City. As he was exiting the statio...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 36:50
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One day in the spring of 1986, a woman in Hot Springs, Arkansas named Ruth Coker Burks was visiting a friend in the hospital. She noticed a door do...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 27:33
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Our favorite story, for anyone who might be feeling a little lost.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 23:19
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In June of 2020, a 72-year-old man in the UK named Gerald Stratford posted a photograph of himself in his garden on Twitter. He wrote, “Just giving...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 25:11
  • Purchases: 1
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When Carlos Acosta was a kid, he wanted to be the next Michael Jackson. He spent all his time break-dancing in the streets of Havana. Until one day...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 23:02
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Early one morning in 1948, a phone call woke up the police chief in the small town of Clearwater, Florida. The caller said he’d seen something stra...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:23
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There’s an old story on Cape Cod about a woman named Maria Hallett who fell in love with a pirate. According to legend, when he died at sea, she be...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 27:04
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Bernard Kinsey met Shirley Pooler in 1963, when they were both students at Florida A&M University, after a protest to integrate the movie theaters ...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 31:58
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Meet a woman who decided to devote her life to the wild birds of New York City, and a Los Angeles man who formed a once-in-a-lifetime friendship.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 25:02
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In June of 2016, Dion Leonard attempted one of the toughest races in the world—155 miles through the Gobi Desert. At the start of day two, he looke...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 21:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The B-15 iceberg in Antarctica was the largest iceberg in recorded history. Explorer Jill Heinerth wanted to see what it looked like from the insid...

Bought by ABC


  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 33:06
  • Purchases: 1
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When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made bin...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 37:14
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When Kayleigh Davis saw Kyler Bourgeous’ profile on a dating app, she liked that he loved the outdoors as much as she did. But what really stood ou...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 33:19
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Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that somethi...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 31:53
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We go searching for wolves in Yellowstone, and learn about the dramatic and surprisingly relatable relationship between a powerful young wolf and t...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 37:34
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One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 28:35