A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.
#1 A Kiss on the Shoulder
All this season, hear stories of new beginnings, resets, do-overs, and fresh chapters. In the first episode, Meredith shares the story of Kristina Libby and Tim Cahill, a New York couple who -- despite all the horribleness of the past year -- still managed to find each other. Then they grew closer through a modern-day Victorian courtship, finding sexiness in restraint and boundaries. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonus: Love in Motion
(In collaboration with and presented by the Boston Pops) Do good artistic partners make good romantic ones? In this special bonus episode, dancers Mia Dalglish and Jun Kuribayashi share their story of marriage, tango, and one very important full moon. Also, Meredith talks to Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart about what it takes to be a good collaborator -- in music and in life. Have a story to share? Email us at email@example.com.
Bonus: Season 4 Live Episode
In this special live episode taping, Meredith is joined by her sister, Brette, and Elizabeth Segran, a journalist and author of the book "The Rocket Years." Their wide-ranging conversation dwells on love lessons at different ages, and how one's perceptions of potential partners evolves over time. Have a story you'd like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#9 Move Over, Hugh Grant
Paul’s story is straight out of a rom-com. After his first marriage fell apart, he gave up on love. Then a woman walked into his life, and, well, she changed his mind. That was more than 30 years ago. Through sickness, health, and many tears along the way, Paul and his wife learned the secret to a successful partnership: You just keep showing up. Email us at email@example.com.
#8 Writing Your Heart Out
On today’s episode, three writers -- Alondra Bobadilla, Asiyah Herrera, and Meredith Russo -- talk about the relationship between art and love, and how they use their creative work to explore ideas about dating, courtship, belonging, and commitment. All of them, in their own way, understand love and life by writing it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#7 Three Chords and the Truth
The thing about love is, we never stop learning. That’s a good thing. We’re supposed to be ever-evolving creatures, always working to be better. After three long-term relationships, Claire knows this as well as anyone. This is her story: three loves, many lessons. Email us at email@example.com.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Beautiful, real and honest stories
The story telling on this podcast is beautiful. I love the narrative by Meredith, the real stories they tell— the heartbreak and emotion of honest love stories.
I absolutely love this podcast. Love Meredith. Love her sister. Love the advice. Love the stories. Love the guests. Love. I won’t deduct a star for my only complaint, but why do we have to wait 2-3 weeks between episodes?! And when we do finally get one, it’s 26 minutes long? Kinda frustrating. Others are weekly and 60-70 minutes.
Love the podcast!
Meredith’s voice is so warm and soothing. I love the Carpe Diem episode, it is so well narrated and inspiring.