308: Star-Crossed Love
Feb 10, 2006
In honor of Valentine's Day, This American Life brings you stories of how love blossoms, even when (perhaps) it shouldn't.
- Shant Kenderian reads from his memoir 1001 Nights In the Iraqi Army: The True Story of a Chicago Student Held as a POW By the Americans During Desert Storm. During the first Persian Gulf war, Shant (reluctantly) fought for Saddam Hussein. After he was captured by the Americans, he and a female soldier fell for each other. His book is an eBook. (25 minutes)
- Sixteen-year-old Catalina Puente, one of WNYC's Radio Rookies, gets caught up in a complete and total obsession when a student shows up at her high school looking just like Sam Horrigan, a little-known TV actor she likes. This story was produced by Czerina Patel at Radio Rookies. (13 minutes)