Love Me is a CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships.
Love Me Introduces: Sorry About The Kid
From one of the creators of Love Me, Mira Burt-Wintonick comes a new series about grief and memory. How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick. More episodes are available at hyperurl.co/sorryaboutthekid
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.
My new favorite podcast, I wish there were more episodes. The stories are beautifully curated and they evoke so many different feelings in me.
I love to feel but rarely do
This shows makes me feel so much.
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.