46 episodes

Love is more than you think.
From the creators of Criminal. New episodes every month.

This is Love Criminal

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 7.5K Ratings

Love is more than you think.
From the creators of Criminal. New episodes every month.

    Episode 41: Finding Joy

    Episode 41: Finding Joy

    In 2015, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She was 35. “The chronic nature of what I had really lent itself to people wanting to openly explain why I was suffering. Was it something I ate? Was it something I did spiritually? Like, who’s at fault here? You know, maybe everything doesn’t happen for a reason.”
    Today, she says, “One of the only things that really cuts through all the noise is surprising and ridiculous joy.”
    She’s the author of Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved and No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear).
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    • 32 min
    Episode 40: Grandfather of the Forest

    Episode 40: Grandfather of the Forest

    “On the last day of the world, I would want to plant a tree.”
    A story about people coming together, willing to try something.
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    • 32 min
    Episode 39: Can I Speak to David?

    Episode 39: Can I Speak to David?

    "I began to think: ‘Oh, my gosh. Everyone was against me dropping out of college, marrying a complete stranger, and moving to New York. Perhaps they may have been on to something.’”
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    • 32 min
    Episode 38: Tami & Ed, Sharpie

    Episode 38: Tami & Ed, Sharpie

    Tami is a sharpie, and Ed is her cap. After all these years, marriage has left an indelible mark.
    Listeners of this show know that from the very beginning, we’ve wanted to highlight unconventional stories of love. Oftentimes, not romantic love. What we have for you today is one of the strangest and funniest conversations we’ve heard in a long time.
    Everything is Alive is hosted and created by Ian Chillag. You can find more episodes at https://www.everythingisalive.com/. 
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    • 30 min
    Episode 37: What Gets Told

    Episode 37: What Gets Told

    "History was dependent upon people like me remembering." A conversation with Betty Reid Soskin, shortly before her 100th birthday.
    Betty Reid Soskin’s book is Sign My Name to Freedom.
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    • 29 min
    Episode 36: The Magpie of Heart Mountain

    Episode 36: The Magpie of Heart Mountain

    When Shigeru Yabu was a little boy he made a new friend in an unexpected place. “That bird walked up my arm all the way to my shoulder, and we looked at each other, eye to eye.”
    Shigeru Yabu’s book is Hello Maggie!
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

denise bunker ,

Insightful!

I appreciate the storyteller that judge phoebe is! What a beautiful talent! I love the calm kind voice. I appreciate that curiosity she demonstrates with her guests and their stories.

I<3Sanrio ,

I love This is Love!

There is a great variety of stories, and they're all very moving and interesting. One thing I like is that they never get "political" (that I've yet noticed), unlike many podcasts (especially those with any connection to NPR). Thank you for a great podcast, Phoebe and Lauren!

CeeCeeN1 ,

Love is Blind

Phoebe is a great interviewer and gusts are lovely and insightful and wise. A comforting podcas / perfect for when one want to wind down from a busy day.

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