Love stories. Dating stories. Relationship stories. Stories about romance, marriage, partnership, sex, loss, and the human heart. Served with a side of advice. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein. Distributed by PRX.
#7 The Best Partner I Ever Had
There’s a reason Meredith and her friend Kumar hit it off when they first met. Well, two reasons. One, they’re both obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Plus, they both operate with expansive definitions of love, commitment, and partnership. That’s why, when Kumar was going through a major change in his life, Meredith knew just what it felt like. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#6 Right Here Waiting for You
Ever since he was young, Jared believed he had to choose between being gay and being Muslim. Because everyone around him was telling him he couldn’t be both. This impossible choice tore Jared apart, up until the day he met a kind, blue-eyed stranger on a park bench. Email us at email@example.com.
#5 Ana in Paris
Ana’s first impression of Paris wasn’t very good. First of all, she was from Mexico. So she didn’t know a lick of French. She also hated the food. But she returned 10 years later and fell in love with the city – and with a tall Frenchman who had kind eyes. This storybook romance came with a cost, though. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sidebar: Is This What Closure Looks Like?
Meredith and producer Katelyn Harrop take up two letters to Meredith's Love Letters advice column. In the first letter, a man wonders if he should send that closure email he's got all cued up. In the second, a writer asks if she should have worked harder to fix a former relationship. Email your dating and relationship questions to email@example.com.
#4 Still the One
Mel and Jay met way back in seventh-grade social studies class. Then in high school, they co-led the Gay Straight Alliance. Mel was straight; Jay was gay. In the years that followed, their love and connection remained durable, even as their relationship took many different forms. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#3 Welcome to Polyamory City
In 2020, Somerville, Massachusetts became the first municipality in the country allowing polyamorous relationships to qualify for domestic partnership status. Meredith talks to one of the first people to register for the new designation. They discuss what it means – and what it doesn’t. Meredith also talks to a legal expert about the broader social and legal implications of the Somerville ordinance. Email us at email@example.com.
I love this podcast and have been listening since the beginning. Each season makes me think critically about love and relationships. I really like Meredith’s interview style and the episodes are a good length. Producing is great - show flows pretty flawlessly and the ads don’t take up too much time. Relationships are all so different and I love how this show explores such variety. The new “sidebar” episodes are peaking my interest so far; I like that they’re short and answer letter writer questions and I’ll be interested to see how they progress. Thank you Meredith, Kaitlyn, and love letters team!
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Ew. Producer’s annoying VOICE
Producer Kait or whoever spoke on the Aug 15th ep. Her vocal fry and college girl tone is so aggravating to listen to. Please stop inviting her to the show