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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

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.7 • 6.8K Ratings

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 31: Something Large and Wild

    Episode 31: Something Large and Wild

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

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 23 min
    Episode 30: Cheers

    Episode 30: Cheers

    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 tweets, went viral. Gerald told us he never expected so many people to like his tweets about his garden, but that he just tries to be nice and polite and so far, people like it.

    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.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    AMC/Acorn To watch A Suitable Boy, sign up for Acorn TV today and you’ll get a free 30 day trial! Just go to Acorn.tv and use the promo code THISISLOVE.
    Indeed Go to Indeed.com/thisislove for a FREE $75 Dollar Credit. Offer valid through December 31. Terms and conditions apply.
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Purple Go to Purple.com/thisislove10, and use promo code thisislove10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more
    Quip Go to quip.com/thisislove to get your first refill free.
    StoryWorth Get started right away with no shipping required by going to StoryWorth.com/thisislove. You’ll get $10 off your first purchase!
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    • 25 min
    Episode 29: The Dancer

    Episode 29: The Dancer

    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.

    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.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    Indeed Get a free $75 credit to boost the visibility of your job post at Indeed.com/THISISLOVE 
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Purple Go to Purple.com/thisislove10, and use promo code thisislove10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more
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    • 23 min
    Episode 28: The Clearwater Monster

    Episode 28: The Clearwater Monster

    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 began circulating that Clearwater Beach had a sea monster.

    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.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    Indeed Get a free $75 credit to boost the visibility of your job post at Indeed.com/THISISLOVE 
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Purple Go to Purple.com/thisislove10, and use promo code thisislove10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more
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    • 29 min
    Episode 27: He Left in a Storm, He’ll Return in a Storm

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

    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 goes that she believed that if she had lost the person she loved to the sea, everyone else should too. She became known as “The Sea Witch of Billingsgate,” and her story has haunted Cape Cod for the last 300 years.

    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

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/thisislove
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    • 27 min
    Episode 26: The Kinseys

    Episode 26: The Kinseys

    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 him to understand where he came from, and where his ancestors came from. So they decided to become detectives, uncovering the history of the Black experience in America.

    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:


    Better Help Get 10 percent off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/thisislove
    Indeed Get a free $75 credit to boost the visibility of your job post at Indeed.com/THISISLOVE 
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Purple Go to Purple.com/thisislove10, and use promo code thisislove10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more
    Quip Go to quip.com/thisislove to get your first refill free.
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    • 31 min

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