457: What I Did For Love

457: What I Did For Love

Feb 10, 2012
Love makes us do crazy things. But not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day we have stories of people going to extremes as they fall in love, chase love down, and try to make sense of it—including a teenager who falls for an undercover cop, and epic tales of snooping.
  • Host Ira Glass speaks with musician Kristy Kruger about the unique way she dealt with a recent breakup. (4 1/2 minutes) HeartbreakMusicPranksRomance

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  • Kurt Braunohler and his girlfriend had been together for thirteen years, and they were only 30. They wondered why they had never considered marriage, and realized that they needed to sleep with other people before they tied the knot. Then the adventure began. Kurt is a comedian who co-hosts a variety show called Hot Tub (with Kristen Schaal), will host a game show called Bunk premiering on IFC in June, and has a one man show called The Amish Guide to F*cking. (18 1/2 minutes) HeartbreakMarriage

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  • Last year at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers were sent undercover to pose as students, tasked with making drug arrests. And this, this is the setting for a love story, reported by Robbie Brown. Robbie works for The New York Times in Atlanta. (13 minutes) (13 minutes) DrugsHeartbreakPolice

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  • Ben Loory wrote and tells this story, which begins with a duck falling in love with a rock. It's in his collection Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day. (8 minutes) AnimalsFiction

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  • Jeanne Darst tells a story about that iconic crime of passion: snooping. Jeanne is the author of the memoir Fiction Ruined My Family. Note: the names in this story have been changed. (12 minutes)Heartbreak

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