27 episodes

From the makers of the award-winning podcast Criminal, This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.

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    • 4.7, 6K Ratings

From the makers of the award-winning podcast Criminal, This is Love investigates life’s most persistent mystery. Stories of sacrifice, obsession, and the ways in which we bet everything on each other.

    Episode 23: Into the Ice

    Episode 23: Into the Ice

    The B-15 iceberg in Antarctica was the largest iceberg in recorded history. Explorer Jill Heinerth wanted to see what it looked like from the inside. She assembled a team of the most accomplished divers in the world, and they traveled for 12 days through the rough waters of the Southern Ocean. Attempting to dive into cracks in the iceberg, her life was in very real danger three times. And the third time, she would be saved by an animal so small, so transparent, that you can see its heart beating right through its skin.

    Jill Heinerth’s book is Into the Planet.

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    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
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    StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase!
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    • 33 min
    Episode 22: Prairie Warbler

    Episode 22: Prairie Warbler

    When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says "I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you're a black kid who's good at math and science.’” So he studied engineering, and was miserable. And then, one day he heard the call of a Prairie Warbler.

    Drew Lanham’s book is The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

    This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
    Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove
    StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase!
    Toyota Visit BuyAToyota.com to locate a dealer, search our inventory, and find all our current offers!

    • 37 min
    Episode 21: Antelope Island

    Episode 21: Antelope Island

    When Kayleigh Davis saw Kyler Bourgeous' profile on a dating app, she liked that he loved the outdoors as much as she did. But what really stood out is that he said he'd survived a bison attack. So, Kayleigh messaged him, and asked to hear the story. And then, something impossible happened.

    This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
    Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove
    StoryWorth Go to StoryWorth.com/THISISLOVE for $10 off your first purchase! 
    Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order

    • 33 min
    Episode 20: Roselle and Michael

    Episode 20: Roselle and Michael

    Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm.

    Michael Hingson's book is Thunder Dog.

    This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order
    Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove
    Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order

    • 31 min
    Episode 19: The Wolves

    Episode 19: The Wolves

    We go searching for wolves in Yellowstone, and learn about the dramatic and surprisingly relatable relationship between a powerful young wolf and the small, elderly wolf who had raised him.

    We’re trying something new. Two stories about the same family of wolves in Yellowstone. One is a love story, and one is a crime story. For the crime story, check out Episode 137 of Criminal. It’s called Wolf 10. apple.co/2JBu7uR

    Rick McIntyre's book is The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdog

    This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    Sponsors:


    Mejuri Head to mejuri.com/THISISLOVE and use code THISISLOVE at checkout for 10% off your first order.
    Quip Go to getquip.com/THISISLOVE for your first refill free
    Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving
    Ten Percent Happier This is Love listeners can get 40% off the Ten Percent Happier app. Go to tenpercent.com/thisislove
    Virtue Labs Visit VirtueLabs.com and use the code LOVE to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order.

    • 37 min
    Looking for Wolves

    Looking for Wolves

    All new stories, starting April 1. Stories about animals and the wild, and what happens when we take time to look around us.

    This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5

    Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

SC from AZ ,

Fascinating and Memorable

So well-crafted, fascinating and memorable. The real life people who populate these stories completely drew me in to their fascinating and unusual lives. Thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

A Dancing Flower ,

Fabulous!

This is the best podcast out there (IMO)! I could listen to Phoebe talk about anything. The storytelling is phenomenal and so interesting and different from the everyday stuff. I wish there were more episodes, but I know good things are worth waiting for! Keep up the great work Phoebe, Lauren, and Nadia! You ladies rock!

haypic007 ,

Such a charming podcast

Truly lovely to listen to. The same great reporting style of Phoebe Judge from criminal, and now with the sweetest and most endearing characters and episodes. Each one leaves me smiling (or happy crying). I look forward to every episode.

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