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

This is Love Criminal

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

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    Episode 34: Lost and Found

    Episode 34: Lost and Found

    On today's episode: Home recordings, people recording their friends, neighbors, and strangers — for a look at how we live, and who we are, by listening closely. Featuring a 5-year-old Sofia Coppola, and Patti Smith before she recorded her first album.

    Lost & Found Sound is the work of Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson, also known as The Kitchen Sisters. No one makes radio like the Kitchen Sisters. As Tom Waits put it, “Lost & Found Sound is beyond description.”

    You can find more of the Kitchen Sisters' recordings at http://www.kitchensisters.org/.

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    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 33: On the Way to Dinner

    Episode 33: On the Way to Dinner

    On August 28th, 2000, Danny Stewart got on the subway to meet his boyfriend Pete Mercurio for dinner in New York City. As he was exiting the station, he noticed something on the ground. It looked like a baby doll wrapped in a shirt. And then he saw the doll's legs move.

    Pete Mercurio's book is Our Subway Baby.

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    • 36 min
    Episode 32: Among the Oak Trees

    Episode 32: Among the Oak Trees

    One day in the spring of 1986, a woman in Hot Springs, Arkansas named Ruth Coker Burks was visiting a friend in the hospital. She noticed a door down the hall that had a red tarp over it, and the nurses were avoiding the room. So she decided to sneak in.

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    Daily Harvest Go to dailyharvest.com and enter code thisislove to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! that’s daily harvest dot com code thisislove.
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    • 27 min
    Episode 31: Something Large and Wild

    Episode 31: Something Large and Wild

    Our favorite story, for anyone who might be feeling a little lost.

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    AMC/Acorn To watch A Suitable Boy, sign up for Acorn TV today and you’ll get a free 30 day trial! Just go to Acorn.tv and use the promo code THISISLOVE.
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    • 23 min
    Episode 30: Cheers

    Episode 30: Cheers

    In June of 2020, a 72-year-old man in the UK named Gerald Stratford posted a photograph of himself in his garden on Twitter. He wrote, “Just giving my onions their daily inspection, a crucial time now for veg.” The tweet, like many of Gerald Stratford’s tweets, went viral. Gerald told us he never expected so many people to like his tweets about his garden, but that he just tries to be nice and polite and so far, people like it.

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    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    AMC/Acorn To watch A Suitable Boy, sign up for Acorn TV today and you’ll get a free 30 day trial! Just go to Acorn.tv and use the promo code THISISLOVE.
    Indeed Go to Indeed.com/thisislove for a FREE $75 Dollar Credit. Offer valid through December 31. Terms and conditions apply.
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Purple Go to Purple.com/thisislove10, and use promo code thisislove10. For a limited time you’ll get 10% off any order of $200 or more
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    • 25 min
    Episode 29: The Dancer

    Episode 29: The Dancer

    When Carlos Acosta was a kid, he wanted to be the next Michael Jackson. He spent all his time break-dancing in the streets of Havana. Until one day, when his father decided to put Carlos in a ballet class.

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    For a transcript of this episode, send an email to hello@thisiscriminal.com.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    Indeed Get a free $75 credit to boost the visibility of your job post at Indeed.com/THISISLOVE 
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

Up2Late77 ,

Episode called “Gobi”

Spoiler alert!

I was up late listening to NPR as I got ready for bed. I’ve previously appreciated episodes of the podcast called Criminal. Heard the beginning of podcast called This is Love, with the story of the man about to begin an ultramarathon, at the starting line with his mind on the run, but worried about the little dog who just showed up behind him and continued to follow him… for miles! I didn’t want to walk away from the radio! I stayed and listened to the whole thing. LOVED hearing about the commitment to help the dog finish, the runner’s competitor who wouldn’t pass them while the runner gave water to the dog… the efforts of many people to help the dog safely go home with the runner, and how the cat reacted once home. What a wonderful story, and more wonderful because it really happened. (It was true, right?) I didn’t want to forget the name of the podcast so came immediately to look for it and subscribe. Looking forward to listening to more episodes! Thank you for producing this podcast!

JJ👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻😡 ,

Lovely.

This show is a total tear jerker but the stories are beautiful. Well produced and a great way to bring your perspective back to a place of love.

CreativeLicense ,

Episode 33…On the way to dinner.

THIS has to be THE most wonderful true life story I’ve ever heard. This podcast will reach into your heart and will make you realize there truly IS hope for mankind. I’m still smiling after listening to this…and feel this episode will touch all who listen to it.

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