Radio Archive by Tag

Romance

  • 374: Somewhere Out There 02.13.2009

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  • If This Sleigh Is A-rockin', Don't Come A-knockin'.

    148: The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit 12.24.1999

    Sarah Vowell explains why so many popular songs portray Santa as a ladies man. (8 minutes)HolidaysMusicRomance

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  • Your Name Is Ointment Poured Forth.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    One great thing about staying in a camp of 130 other Christians is the ...ReligionRomanceTeenagers

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  • Real Love.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    There's The Real Thing when it comes to your idea of what job you want, what house you want, ...FunnyLive PerformanceRomance

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  • Prologue.

    129: Advice 05.14.1999

    When Adam and Jamie were kids, Jamie would always ask for Adam's advice, but he didn't want to ...ChildhoodFriendshipJournalism

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  • Love.

    128: Four Corners 04.30.1999

    Scott Richer and Julie Riggs of Louisville, Kentucky, were supposed to have their first kiss at ...FriendshipRomance

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  • How To Avoid The Difficulty Of Living With Someone.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    When adults talk babytalk to each other, it is precisely to avoid having real conversations and ...Romance

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  • Meet The Ball And Chain.

    122: Valentine's Day '99 02.12.1999

    When Anne Staggs started to fall for an inmate named Charles in the Texas prison system, she was ...Criminal JusticeJobs/EmploymentMurder

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  • Mucho Corazon.

    122: Valentine's Day '99 02.12.1999

    A man in Amsterdam and a woman in Cuba fall in love, even though their governments don't want ...GovernmentMusicRomance

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  • Who Deserves What.

    122: Valentine's Day '99 02.12.1999

    The story of The Arabian Nights is actually 350 or 400 stories, depending on how you count them. ...LiteratureRomanceTheater

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  • Prologue.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Viola disguises herself as a man, takes a job working for this guy with whom she promptly falls ...RomanceTheater

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  • Bad Sex With Bud Kemp.

    115: First Day 11.13.1998

    Los Angeles writer Sandra Tsing Loh on the first day of a relationship. A failing relationship. ...RomanceSexuality

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    106: Father's Day '98 06.19.1998

    We ask 18-year-old Chana Wiliford and her father in Texas if they'd be willing to have a ...FathersHolidaysMarriage

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  • Self-made Wacky.

    97: Death to Wacky 03.20.1998

    Ira talks with Maria, who took out a personals ad in the Chicago Reader advertising herself as ...RomanceWriting

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  • Prologue.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    In the early stages of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, there was a period when one of the questions ...MarriagePoliticsPresidents

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  • Scientific Experiment.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    Chris and Sylvere, and how they tried to contain a marriage-threatening crush, and how difficult ...MarriageRomance

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  • Love And Happiness.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    Writer and nationally syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage explains what actually happens in ...RomanceSexuality

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  • Istanbul.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience ...MarriageNeighbors/NeighborhoodsRomance

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  • How To Date A Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, Or Halfie.

    94: How To 02.27.1998

    A how-to by Junot Diaz, from his book Drown. (11 minutes) Read the content advisory we sent out ...FictionRaceRomance

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  • Prologue.

    93: Valentine's Day '98 02.13.1998

    Richard Klein of Cornell University explains that the way we view love really began with love ...HistoryPoetryRomance

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  • I Met Him In The Yogurt Store, But Now He's Not My Leader Of The Pack.

    93: Valentine's Day '98 02.13.1998

    Linda Howard and Richard Bloom, in Boca Raton Florida, had been married years when she started ...FunnyMarriageRomance

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  • The Feeling You Want, And The Feeling You Get.

    91: Escape the Box 01.30.1998

    David Cale's Lillian. Mild sexual content in this story.See the special advisory we had to send ...Live PerformanceRomanceSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    90: Telephone 01.16.1998

    Host Ira Glass explains why some old answering machine messages from a decade ago have such ...HistoryPoliticsRomance

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  • Prologue.

    88: Numbers 01.02.1998

    When she began working as a temp secretary in San Francisco, learning the computers, wasting ...Romance

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  • Corporate Culture.

    88: Numbers 01.02.1998

    D. Travers Scott and his boyfriend spent six months gathering data on their own relationship and ...RomanceScience

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  • Break It Down.

    88: Numbers 01.02.1998

    A man tries to calculate what love costs. From Lydia Davis's book Break It Down, read by actor ...FictionRomanceSexuality

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  • My Crap Life.

    83: One of Us 11.14.1997

    Writer Tim Melley. (23 minutes)ChildhoodEducationFamily

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  • How Bad Is This Relationship?

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    The people of Chicago speak out. (5 minutes)FunnyRomance

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  • When Worlds Collide.

    74: Conventions 08.29.1997

    John Perry Barlow, a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and former rancher and ...BusinessJobs/EmploymentMusic

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  • Iron Man.

    71: Defying Sickness 08.01.1997

    Mark O'Brien is a writer in California, who lives most of each day in an iron lung, thanks to a ...Film/Film MakingHealth Care/MedicineRomance

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  • Prologue.

    70: Other People's Mail 07.25.1997

    Pete found a bag of maybe a hundred letters in a dumpster and found himself completely wrapped ...Romance

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  • Act One.

    64: Summer 05.23.1997

    Ron Carlson's short story.FictionJobs/EmploymentRomance

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  • Life Without Leanne.

    63: One Thing 05.09.1997

    A story by Larry Doyle. (10 minutes)RadioRomance

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  • How you gonna keep em down on the farm?

    58: Small Towns 04.04.1997

    Singles in Agriculture. By reporter Liz Weil and Alix Spiegel. (25 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentRomance

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    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Ira reads from In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. (7 minutes)FathersFilm/Film MakingRomance

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  • Men My Mother Dated.

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Brett Leveridge reads from his column for Might magazine, which he turned into the book Men My ...MothersParentsRomance

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  • Mom, Dad & Bats

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    A story by Bia Lowe. (12 minutes) AnimalsChildhoodParents

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  • It's Not the Heat.

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Writer Julie Showalter on her parents' romance. More Men My Mother Dated stories from Brett ...FamilyParentsRomance

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  • Parent And Child.

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Reporter Scott Carrier and his eleven-year-old daughter Jesse. Scott wrote Running After ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • Prologue.

    52: Edge of Sanity 01.31.1997

    Story of a romance that began in a mental hospital. Sometimes, the line between crazy and not ...Mental HealthRomance

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  • The Other Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name.

    46: Sissies 12.13.1996

    Seattle writer and syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, on how there's a stigma against sissies ...ChildhoodRomanceSexuality

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  • Doing A Personal Act For Money.

    45: Media Fringe 12.06.1996

    Sarah Vowell on the joy of making mix tapes of your favorite songs to send to loved ones. She ...Jobs/EmploymentMusicRomance

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  • Carmen Becomes Faust.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Carmen Delzell on a deal she made with the devil when she turned 30. (14 minutes)HousingJobs/EmploymentPersonal Finance

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  • When You're In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish.

    42: Get Over It! 11.15.1996

    Host Ira Glass talks about the drama of trying to be "just friends" with an ex-girlfriend. The ...FriendshipRomance

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  • Found Tape.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Excerpts from lessons found on old record, especially a Helen Gurley Brown disc called How to ...FunnyRomance

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  • Prologue.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Kara instructs some of her male friends on the proper ways to treat a girl (5 minutes).RomanceTeenagers

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  • Suburban Girl.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Chicago writer/musician Rennie Sparks, a member of the independent band The Handsome Family, ...FamilyFriendshipMusic

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  • Good Girl.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Producer/sound artist Gregory Whitehead presents his piece "This Mindless Thing." (7 minutes) RomanceTeenagers

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  • Chicago, In The 1960s.

    14: Accidental Documentaries 02.21.1996

    Nora Moreno with tapes of her father, a pioneer in Spanish-language broadcasting in America. Her ...FathersParentsPoetry

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  • Prologue.

    13: Love 02.07.1996

    Host Ira Glass explores a self-help cassette tape that promises to bring the listener peace ...HolidaysRomance

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  • Yearning.

    13: Love 02.07.1996

    Artist Julie Laffin talks about the inspiration for her "kissing projects." Jessica Yu's film ...ArtFilm/Film MakingPoetry

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