Love Me is a CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships.
Love Me Presents: WireTap
A series of furtive glances on the subway spark an unspoken love affair and a GPS navigates emotional loss... From the CBC archives, Heavyweight's Jonathan Goldstein and the producers behind Love Me, comes WireTap. WireTap was a podcast... before there were podcasts. The program, which ran on CBC Radio for 11 years, invites listeners to eavesdrop on Goldstein's phone calls with his friends and family. Subscribe and listen to WireTap at smarturl.it/cbcwiretap
Introducing Here Be Monsters
We want to share an episode of a show we love called Here Be Monsters. It’s a podcast about the unknown from KCRW. This episode is called Waiting for Earth from producer Bethany Denton. She gets personal about wrestling with the idea of a life without children after having been raised in the Mormon faith to believe that her primary purpose was to become a mother.
Update + Introducing Chosen Family
Lu gives a quick update about the show. Plus, introducing a special episode of Chosen Family. Hosts Tranna & Thomas talk to progressive rabbi Lisa Grushcow for a candid conversation about faith and how she’s found surprising connections to her personal story (lesbian, divorced, mother of three). They also talk about Judaism’s takes on sex and gender (polyamory and being trans), pop culture morality in a time of great chaos (Harry Potter + jedis!) and how spirituality and technology can co-exist harmoniously. Tranna also engages Rabbi Grushcow on her side-hustle: romantic matchmaking.
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.
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.
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.
Poetic, like the most relieving exhale
This show grounds me. I feel centered after listening. Sometimes the stories are heavier and sometimes lighter in the messiness of that human connection, but I always feel hopeful after the episode is done. I described this podcast to a friend like this: “You know that feeling of taking a deep breath in and holding your breath for a long time? And how that exhale feels like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders? That’s the way this show makes me feel.”
Please produce more episodes. You all are too incredible not to. Thank you for this gift of your artful storytelling.
First Time Listener
The first and only episode I’ve listened to is titled, “The Detonator.” Weird transition (no transition, really) between the stalking victim’ POV and the stalker’s. But my biggest question/concern is why was the stalker even given a voice?? (And, yes, I know it is an actor, but still... .) So wrong.
do not listen to Howl
The producers of this show should really be more conscious of the types of stories they put up. Abandoning an old dog in a house where she gets attacked? The protagonist deserves her guilt, and so does this podcast for airing it.
I like the other stories, but Howl was a line crossed.