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Episode 31: Something Large and Wild
December 23, 2020

Our favorite story, for anyone who might be feeling a little lost.

Episode 30: Cheers
December 09, 2020

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 my onions their daily inspection, a crucial time now for veg.” The tweet, like many of Gerald Stratford’s t

Episode 29: The Dancer
November 25, 2020

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, when his father decided to put Carlos in a ballet class.

Episode 28: The Clearwater Monster
November 11, 2020

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 strange at the beach. Residents woke up that morning to find an odd set of footprints in the sand, and a rumor b

Episode 27: He Left in a Storm, He’ll Return in a Storm
October 28, 2020

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 became so heartbroken that she started walking along the cliffs in storms and cursing other ships. The story g

Episode 26: The Kinseys
October 14, 2020

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 in Tallahassee. Years later, when their son Khalil was born, Bernard and Shirley made a plan — they wanted h

The Most Persistent Mystery
October 07, 2020

We're thrilled to announce that This is Love is coming back with our 5th season on October 14th! Tell a friend to subscribe today! Thank you for listening to our first four seasons, and we truly can't wait for you to hear what's ahead. 

Episode 25: City Birds
June 24, 2020

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.

Episode 24: Gobi
June 10, 2020

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 a

Episode 23: Into the Ice
May 27, 2020

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