35 episodes

Celebrate the beauty and messiness of human connection. From the nuances of grief to chaotic dating fails, each episode of Love Me challenges the way we think about belonging. Award-winning documentary storytelling that cuts right to the heart. Season 4 coming in early 2025.

Love Me is currently accepting story pitches for its upcoming season.

Hosted by Lu Olkowski. Produced by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime.
Have feedback or questions about the show? Reach us at: loveme@cbc.ca

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 735 Ratings

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Celebrate the beauty and messiness of human connection. From the nuances of grief to chaotic dating fails, each episode of Love Me challenges the way we think about belonging. Award-winning documentary storytelling that cuts right to the heart. Season 4 coming in early 2025.

Love Me is currently accepting story pitches for its upcoming season.

Hosted by Lu Olkowski. Produced by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime.
Have feedback or questions about the show? Reach us at: loveme@cbc.ca

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Delejos

    Delejos

    A special episode of Love Me.

    In 2019, Julie Piñero lost her boyfriend Jose. It was sudden. He was 26 years old. A virtual reality video-game designer.

    When he died, Julie and Jose were still in that honeymoon phase of their relationship. They hadn’t had their first real fight. Julie’s dad—who has been helping her cope with her grief—never even got to meet Jose. The future was ripped away, leaving Julie with no path to follow…Until she remembers Jose’s idea for a video game called “Delejos”, or From Afar—a fantasy world where players can reunite with what they’ve lost. And Julie becomes obsessed with making it real.

    “Delejos” is a meditation on grief and the power of creation. It's also the winner of the 2024 Tribeca Audio Nonfiction Award.

    Do you have a story that could be a good fit for Love Me? Read our Call for Pitches to find out!

    • 27 min
    Personal Best is Back!

    Personal Best is Back!

    One of our favourite podcasts is back for its second season. Personal Best turns tiny goals into grand adventures. Here’s one of their latest episodes that Love Me listeners might like: it's about Fan, an avid writer of love letters who wants to learn to love cooking.

    • 32 min
    Outside Looking In

    Outside Looking In

    A man falls in love with a mysterious woman... in a painting. And a note slipped into the back pocket of someone's jeans leads to a surprising late-night encounter. Plus, Lu's grandparents document their lives in very unique Polaroids.

    • 22 min
    Capsized

    Capsized

    A woman goes to an ornamental shrimp society meet-up on a one-of-a-kind first date. Plus, the former president of Kiribati worries for his island nation's future as sea waters rise. And a poem about finding the courage to move deeper into a relationship.

    • 22 min
    Ritual

    Ritual

    A mini episode where Lu shares her feelings about the holidays... and the movie Groundhog Day. And a daughter navigates grieving in public.

    • 15 min
    The Cat and the Whippet

    The Cat and the Whippet

    A man obsessed with meet-cutes falls for all the wrong men and winds up in one mind-boggling situation after another. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true? Plus, a poetic reflection on home, distance, and being your lover's pet whippet by Phil Smith.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
735 Ratings

735 Ratings

Amander Meander ,

My favorite podcast is back!

Oh Lou I have missed you! This is such a special and spectacular podcast that goes into the complexities of love! It is the expansion of the universe in all it’s complications of love! Hearing Lou’s voice again was pure love in my headphones!

Irahhlj ,

So good

My new favorite podcast, I wish there were more episodes. The stories are beautifully curated and they evoke so many different feelings in me.

Suckmypickle ,

I love to feel but rarely do

This shows makes me feel so much.

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