This is Love

This is Love Podcast

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.

Episode 25: City Birds
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. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Mancrates Go to mancrates.com/THISISLOVE and get 20% when you spend $149 or more Mejuri Head to mejuri.com...

Episode 24: Gobi
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 looked down and saw a little brown dog chewing on his shoes. Dion and the little dog were about to embark on an adventure that would change both of their lives.  This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Inst...

Episode 23: Into the Ice
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 inside. She assembled a team of the most accomplished divers in the world, and they traveled for 12 days through the rough waters of the Southern Ocean. Attempting to dive into cracks in the iceberg, her life was in very real danger three times. And the third time, she would be saved by an animal so small, so transparent, that you can see its heart beating right throu...


Episode 22: Prairie Warbler
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 binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says "I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you're a black kid who's good at math and science.’” So he studied engineering, and was miserable. And then, one day he heard the call of a Prairie Warbler. Drew Lanham’s book is The...

Episode 21: Antelope Island
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 out is that he said he'd survived a bison attack. So, Kayleigh messaged him, and asked to hear the story. And then, something impossible happened. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artw...

Episode 20: Roselle and Michael
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 something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm. Michael Hingson's book is Thunder Dog. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review ...


Episode 19: The Wolves
We go searching for wolves in Yellowstone, and learn about the dramatic and surprisingly relatable relationship between a powerful young wolf and the small, elderly wolf who had raised him. We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a love story, and one is a crime story. For the crime story, check out Episode 137 of Criminal. It’s called Wolf 10. apple.co/2JBu7uR Rick McIntyre's book is The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdo...

Looking for Wolves
All new stories, starting April 1. Stories about animals and the wild, and what happens when we take time to look around us. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander....

Episode 18: The Memory Artist
One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush. You can see some of Franco’s paintings on his website. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll and Branch Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBran...


Episode 17: Anna and Massimo
At 43, Anna Bonavita had given up on finding love. But sometimes it’s worth the wait. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll and Branch Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBranch.com by using p...

Episode 16: Everything Floats
We visit a place where the “black sheep” of the Guggenheim family went to be free. Francine Prose’s book is Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork byJulienne Alexander. Sponsors: Away Find out how much you can save on a suitcase by visiting awaytravel.com/thisislove and entering promo co...

Episode 15: Silvia and the Cats
We visit an ancient place where cats have taken over. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll and Branch Get $50 off your first set of sheets at BollandBranch.com by using promo code THISISLOVE Care/of For...


Episode 14: The Town That Stayed Quiet
We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: BetterHelp This is Love listeners get 10% off your first month of online counseling at betterhelp.com/thisislove Boll & Branch Listeners get $50 off their firs...

Episode 13: Ugly Club
We visit a place where it's good to be ugly. With Club dei Brutti's permission, we've created an Ugly Club pin for This is Love listeners. Get yours here (https://cottonbureau.com/products/ugly-club-pin) or pick one up at the club's HQ in Piobbico. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Article G...

Andiamo!
We have news. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander....


Episode 12: How to Be Alone
More than 40 years ago, a man moved to an abandoned mining town to be alone. He says that there are days in the winter "when it's so quiet that the noisiest thing is the snow hitting your jacket." We have new This is Love stickers in the store! This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Away UK For £15...

Episode 11: Nothing Compares to You
In 1983, Susan Rogers moved thousands of miles from home to work with her favorite artist in the world: Prince. "He was unlike any human I'd ever known,” she says. A story about making remarkable things, together. We have new This is Love stickers in the store! This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors:...

Episode 10: Blue
The story of a color marked by effort and desire. For more, check out Carol Mavor's book, Blue Mythologies. We have new This is Love stickers, as well as Criminal totes, t-shirts, and other gifts in our shop. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Away UK For £15 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel....


Episode 9: One in a Million
A story about moving at your own pace. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Bombas Go to bombas.com/thisislove and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Care/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get free sh...

Episode 8: Message in a Bottle
A woman finds a mysterious message in a bottle, and becomes consumed with finding out who wrote it and why. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice. If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions....

Episode 7: How to Live Forever
An experiment in living together, forever. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Bombas Go to bombas.com/thisislove and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Care/of For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code THISISLOVE Everlane Get f...


We're Back
We're very excited to announce that Season Two is coming November 14th! Here’s a sneak peek…...

Episode 6: What Are We Going To Do
"People wanted to put him up for sainthood because he married me, like he'd made the ultimate sacrifice." Special thanks to Pop Up Magazine. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Sunbasket Virtue (use code LOVE for 20% off) Zola Audible Casper (use code THISISLOVE to save $50 toward select ma...

Episode 5: A Private Life
Nino and Drew kept their relationship a secret for more than 40 years. And then, they decided to do something that forced them into the spotlight. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Sunbasket Virtue (use code LOVE for 20% off) Zola Audible Casper (use code THISISLOVE to save $50 toward sel...


Episode 4: Eight Thousand Miles
This episode was released in March of 2018. In June of 2020, Van Nolintha stepped down from his roles at Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana, following allegations of inappropriate behavior toward staff, and negligence in addressing staff allegations of abuse against Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana management. An investigation is pending. A story about finding your way home. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! http...

Episode 3: Always Tomorrow
A woman becomes a best-selling novelist by writing 120 books about her first romance. This episode contains adult material. Selected books by Brenda Jackson: Tonight and Forever (formerly Always Tomorrow) Cupid’s Bow Strictly Business Fire and Desire Slow Burn This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander....

Episode 2: Something Large and Wild
An unconventional love story about a teenager, the Pacific Ocean, and an encounter with something wild.  Grayson, by Lynne Cox Lynne's latest is Swimming in the Sink You can find more about Lynne at her website: http://www.lynnecox.com/ This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Sunbasket Virtue Zol...


Episode 1: The Run
In 1971, David Alexander went for a run in Central Park and started talking to a stranger. For our first episode of This Is Love, a story about what's possible when we bet everything on each other. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Sunbasket Virtue Zola...

This Is Love
Some spiders eat their young, and some eat their parents … love is never simple. 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 one another. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne ...