Drop into the middle of raw and honest conversations about love, sex, family, heartbreak, and how we define ourselves in and out of relationships. Therese Barbato hosts this slumber-party style podcast from her bed in Brooklyn, where guests unpack and explore how their personal history and experiences have shaped their unique sense of love.
wild love: dr. lucy kalanithi
wild love season finale: dr. lucy kalanithi is a physician, professor, advocate and the widow of dr. paul kalanithi, author of the #1 new york times bestselling memoir "when breath becomes air." she takes us through loving and losing paul, their decision to have a child even as he was quite ill, and how marriage continues even after the person you love has died.
wild love: shirin estahbanati
phd student shirin estahbanati shares her story: being separated from her iranian family due to the 2017 travel ban, discovering a library incredibly situated on the us/canada border where they could safely meet and how she’s learned that no matter the suffering, it is always worth it to see those you love.
wild love: jen gotch
entrepreneur, mental health advocate & new york times best-selling author jen gotch joins the pod to talk love & mental health: getting the right diagnoses, cultivating independence & how a bad marriage can be like novocaine.
wild love: jeanne safer
psychotherapist, author and die-hard liberal democrat jeanne safer breaks down her 40 year marriage to a staunch conservative republican: her attempts to change him, accepting their differences and the all important "chemotherapy test."
wild love: toby dorr
writer and public speaker toby dorr shares her harrowing story: falling in love with prison inmate john maynard and helping him escape, their experience on the run and how her life has been thoroughly transformed by these events.
wild love: zabryna guevara
actor zabryna guevara shares her experience of donating a kidney to her mother: the considerations and fears that went into the decision and the remarkable recovery process for both of them.
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If you like shallow conversations, don’t listen to this.
If you love deep conversations with thoughtful empathic friends and are missing them right now, then I suggest you listen to this podcast like me! I so appreciate it, especially right now. "Season 5- Wild Love" is keeping me company while I cook, walk, and otherwise hang out inside during Quarantine. The podcast mixes an actor’s humanity with an insatiable curiosity, and hunger for knowledge. Therese guides the conversations toward depth and honesty. (I saw her act in some shows when she was studying at Juilliard, and just love how she’s transferred her gifts of empathy and expressivity into this medium.) I am genuinely thinking about love in new ways from listening to this, and feel myself radiating love in new ways, too.
The friend group in this pod is poppin
There is no way you’ll waste your time listening to at least one episode of this.
Therese has conversations that feel like eavesdropping on two smart, inquisitive, super-not-basic women getting coffee or on one of their couches being cozy and open.
It’s part emotional voyeurism, but more comfort that people are literally all working on the same things and that small thoughts are the key to bigger change.
Try it. I think you might like it.
I really enjoy listening to this podcast!
This podcast has kept me company in a deeply helpful way.