53: Valentine's Day '97

53: Valentine's Day '97

Feb 7, 1997
For Valentine's Day, stories about our parents falling in love. And troubles with their love. From Hilton Als, Scott Carrier, Julie Showalter, a magazine column called Men My Mother Dated and others. The idea for this show was inspired by Delmore Schwartz's classic 1937 work of American fiction about his parents' courtship: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories.
  • Ira reads from In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. (7 minutes)FathersFilm/Film MakingRomance

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  • Brett Leveridge reads from his column for Might magazine, which he turned into the book Men My Mother Dated and Other Mostly True Tales. (9 minutes)MothersParentsRomance

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  • A story by Bia Lowe. (12 minutes) AnimalsChildhoodParentsRomance

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  • Writer Julie Showalter on her parents' romance.

    More Men My Mother Dated stories from Brett Leveridge.

    (7 minutes)FamilyParentsRomance
    Song:
    • "I Got a Crush on You", Jenny Magnus

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  • Hilton Als reads an excerpt from his book The Women. (12 minutes)ChildhoodFamilyMothers

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  • Reporter Scott Carrier and his eleven-year-old daughter Jesse. Scott wrote Running After Antelope. (8 minutes)ChildrenFathersParentingRomance

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