7 episodes

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, ...

The Shadows CBC

    • Arts

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, ...

    Episode 1: Romantic

    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

    • 44 min
    Episode 2: Realist

    Episode 2: Realist

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

    • 36 min
    Episode 3: Sweater

    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

    • 32 min
    Episode 4: Decision

    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

    • 33 min
    Episode 5: An Argument That Should Be Simple.

    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

    • 21 min
    Episode 6: End

    Episode 6: End

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

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Sarnia ,

Amazing story and production

This was a beautifully put together story. Form and content worked really well together. I blazed through it and only wished there was more! 💖

KjannaSilvio ,

Powerful and thought-provoking

This podcast was beautifully produced and the story was fascinating. It really made me think about the concept of monogamy.

kathbrach ,

So good!

Such creative, compelling storytelling for the senses. I was hooked!

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