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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.

This is Love Criminal

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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 22: Prairie Warbler

    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 Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
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    • 37 min
    Episode 21: Antelope Island

    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.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
    Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove
    StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase! 
    Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order

    • 33 min
    Episode 20: Roselle and Michael

    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.

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    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
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    • 31 min
    Episode 19: The Wolves

    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 Underdog

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order.
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    Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove
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    • 37 min
    Looking for Wolves

    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.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    • 1 min
    Episode 18: The Memory Artist

    Episode 18: The Memory Artist

    One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush.

    You can see some of Franco’s paintings on his website.

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Customer Reviews

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681 Ratings

edwannea ,

Best animal stories

So emotional about this season about animals. I openly weep every episode. Thank you so much!!

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Loved the guide dog story

Awww

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Wolves

I love the wolves. Beautiful story

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