Love + Radio
By Love and Radio
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Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features intimate and otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Powered by Radiotopia.
||ExplicitOn The Shore Dimly Seen||One day in the no-touch torture of detainee 063.||7/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Neighborhood||Love + Radio presents: "The Neighborhood" by Scott Carrier||6/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAnother Planet||Producer David Weinberg brings us the true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a place called Another Planet.||5/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Man In The Road||Melvin Dummar says he came across a bloodied man lying by the road. The story of that discovery would profoundly alter the course of his life forever.||4/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Silver Dollar||Music is Daryl Davis’ profession, but extreme racism is his obsession. (Originally broadcast February 2014.)||3/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDeep Stealth Mode||From our friends at the Here Be Monsters podcast: Marlo Mack gave birth to a son. At least, she thought she did. But her son crawled towards dresses, wanted to be a princess, and asked to grow long blonde hair. At age 3,||2/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFix||A crusader for truth, or, as Karl Rove called him: “a nut with internet access”? Jason Leopold wanted to be a part of something, and that quest brought him through a labyrinthine world of decadent glam metal, dangerous mafioso, love,||1/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPoints Unknown||David is followed by a strange hooded figure||11/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDiscarnate Rebel Angel||In the remote, high deserts of New Mexico, Timothy Wyllie reflects on a life of testing the limits of reality and spirituality.||10/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitA Red Dot||Frank has been an advocate for the perhaps the most universally abhorred group in America: sex offenders.||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBride of the Sea||Sam Najjair works in insurance now, but four years ago he had a very different occupation.||8/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGreetings from Coney Island||Rachel Prince receives a mysterious letter from 1938.||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Adventures of Zoe Nightingale||For the last few years, Zoe Nightingale has been recording random, often hilarious, and sometimes harrowing conversations with people from all walks of life, exploring the balancing act of sin and virtue.||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitParemoremo||Paul Wood was sentenced to life in prison for murder at age 18||5/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEternity Through Skirts and Waistcoats||Norah Vincent is a former “immersive journalist,” but she’s left that all behind now. (Vincent’s latest book is Adeline: A Novel of Virgina Woolf.)||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThank You, Princess||Ceara Lynch has a ten year career as a self-described humiliatrix, catering to a wide variety of sexual fetishes over the internet, and gaining exposure to a unique part of the human psyche.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Living Room||Diane's new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAn Old Lion, or a Lover’s Lute||Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed.||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Magical World of Eva Julia Christiie||Next to an imposing, largely abandoned circus building in Chisinau–the house-techno-soaked capital of the former Soviet Republic of Moldova–a Norwegian illusionist tries to figure out her next steps after escaping the chaos of Ukraine.||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOf Birds and Boundaries||An eruv is a ritual enclosure that allows religious Jews to negate rules against carrying certain objects (like housekeys or strollers) during the Sabbath. This conversation is not about that.||9/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChoir Boy||Tom Justice is passionate about cycling, and was on the shortlist for the US Olympic Team. Also, he’s a bank robber.||8/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSesquipedalian||Charles Farrell was born to a sophisticated middle class family in Boston, but at age 12, he left home and came of age on the street, joining “low-life culture”, the underbelly of boxing, and avant garde piano.||7/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanI, Sitting Beside Me||In 1987, during the last years of the Cold War, a West German teenager with only about 50 hours of flying experience rented a Cessna and departed on a two week trip. His goal was to fly over the Iron Curtain and land in Moscow.||6/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHostile Planet||We think of certain events as profoundly life-altering. Getting married or emigrating to a new country, say. But you can always get divorced, and you can almost always move back. Taylor is weighing a life decision from which there would be no turning b...||5/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAnother Planet||The true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a place called Another Planet. Also featuring the voices of Tim Robbins (yes,||4/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Silver Dollar||Music is Daryl Davis’ profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.||2/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Superchat||A couple months ago, a friend handed Julia a scrap of paper with a phone number on it. One night, bored and maybe a little tipsy, she called it up. This is who she met.||1/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pandrogyne||Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is the founding fa/mo/ther of Industrial music, a performance artist, and a very, very, very devoted husband.||12/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJack and Ellen||Hey kids, this interview isn’t for you. You should skip this one. Ellen was struggling for money, working as a Subway “sandwich artist” (yes, that’s a real thing). So she decided to find a new job, and settled on one that allowed her to make over||2/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGreenberg’s War||Lewis Greenberg is an artist unlike any other, a winner of the coveted Geezer of the Year award, and a man on a mission–much to the chagrin of his Ballwin, Missouri neighbors.||12/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSeventy Weeks||Andre Taylor identified strongly with Daniel from the Bible, who interpreted the visions and dreams of kings. And like Daniel, he spent 3 years in a Babylonian captivity of sorts. But Daniel never had quite the unorthodox career path of Andre.||7/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFix||A crusader for truth, or, as Karl Rove called him: “a nut with internet access”? Jason Leopold wanted to be a part of something, and that quest brought him through a labyrinthine world of decadent glam metal, dangerous mafioso, love,||5/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBedouin Love (Revisited)||Bedouin Love (Revisited) by Love + Radio||11/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Man in the Road||On a late night along an empty Utah highway, Melvin Dummar says he came across a bloodied man lying by the road. It’s cliched to say this, but it’s really true: the story of that discovery would profoundly alter the course of his life forever.||5/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt||Jay Thunderbolt’s business card is a little mysterious. It reads, “Thunderbolt – Party Naked” and gives a phone number.||4/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe List||Adam Warner has a very ambitious list of accomplishments he’s trying to achieve. It’s not his list though.||12/21/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDirty Balloons||Amy was dead broke when she found a Craigslist ad looking for a balloon porn fetish model.||11/9/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSplit Brain||Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke.||10/14/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanStrip, Pt 2||Sara Juli–who was previously featured on our “Take It, It’s For You” episode–recounts her epic bachelorette party.||6/5/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWe’ve Got Your Back, Ashley Dupré||A meditation on the brave new world of 21st century news.||4/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAftermath||The Aftermath, Inc., headed by Tim Reifsteck, headquarters is nestled in a strip of ordinary office buildings in the Chicago suburbs, but there’s nothing bland about the service the company provides.||3/27/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTake It, It’s for You||When Sara Juli decided her relationship with money was f****d up, she figured the only way to deal with it was to give it to you.||2/14/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAnimal Parts||Nate Hill and Takeshi Yamada are two rogue taxidermists, artists whose raw material is gathered from dead animals. Also featuring a story by Dan Deacon.||11/29/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanStrip, Pt 1||Sean Cole is a public radio reporter who did a story for Marketplace about a group in Memphis assisting women who left the sex industry. This is what got cut from that story.||11/15/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanViolent||Stories of violence. Excerpts from Penelope Spheeris’ seminal 1981 punk documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization.” Mixed martial artist “Travis” explains when it’s time to call mom. Adam takes a punch to the face,||11/7/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLady Sovereign vs. Jelly Donut||Zach Slow had a dream to go on a date with UK rapper Lady Sovereign, something that became the catalyst for the unlikely events leading to the greatest rap beef in the history of pastrycore.||10/3/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBloody Fingers||A horrible accident and a complicated friendship.||7/12/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow I Found Out My Relationship Had No Future, Pt 2||Adrianne downs most of a bottle of Riesling and calls her college boyfriend Adam Conover.||6/21/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow I Found Out My Relationship Had No Future, Pt 1||Adrianne sips on some whiskey and calls her ex-boyfriend from high school to get some s**t figured out. Let’s call him “Jason.” Also featuring Brendan Sullivan.||5/7/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIn the Company of Men||Nick interviews his friend Matt while they’re peeing.||1/1/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanInsane vs. Unsane||Meditations on insanity and unsanity. Featuring Clay Pigeon of The Dusty Show.||10/30/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTell Me the Future||Discussions of prediction and soothsaying.||8/24/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSecrets||Stories about Secrets. Babar, adoption, Post-Secret, and so many more secrets waiting to be discovered.||8/4/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanElimination||A cribbage bet ends with someone pissing their pants. A conversation about drinking your own urine. The worst 21st birthday ever. And so much more.||4/21/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanShow Me Yours||First experiences with sex. Adrianne tells the harrowing experience of “the first time I saw one.” Lance Anderson of The Verge of the Fringe can’t seem to get his first kiss. Paul McEvoy keeps pushing his hand down further.||3/2/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFlip Yr Sh!t||Stories about anger. Adam Allington (edited by producer Kerry Seed) hates Tim Hortons. Julian James gets in deep s**t with the vice principal. Adrianne learns how to swear in middle school. Shig the Unmentionable tells us to PUT THAT DOWN.||12/11/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLove in Bits||Stories from the World of Online Dating. Christian Rudder of OKCupid.com describes how he knows everything about what kind of lover you are. Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s The Signal reads a sample of the OKCupid Love Personality Types.||11/20/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGhost Stories||Exploring the Frankenstein Family Crypt in 1952. Paranormal observations by an eight-year-old. The haunting of an unkind kitty, a discussion of the ghost story structure, and a very scary pantry door. This episode features contributions from Michael Kr...||10/30/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWith a Bullet||Stories about guns and the people who come in contact with them.||10/18/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
TAL + cussing
This American Life with more sex and swearing. Perfect.
Because Love isn't enough.
I broke up with her. That's how it "ended". But nothing involving actual feelings of love ever really ends, because we don't ever forget it, we just remember it incorrectly. I broke up with her, and it was good. And then it wasn't so good. And then the texting started. To this day she says she loves me, she still cares for me so much and I have so much to offer. Oh, she's just so understanding. Love + Radio wouldn't bother telling you how much it still cares for you, because who the the F@&# wants to hear that? Love + Radio tells you it just doesn't love you, and maybe it never did to begin with, that it was just in it because it's afraid of growing old and then finally dying alone. Or else because it was born with some kind of mutated uterus, its ovaries glowing like hot coals through their fleshy casing, that has felt appreciably, vocally empty since the age of like fourteen or something, and it felt like maybe you were a decent enough man to have been the one to finally fill all of that emptiness up and then still stick around and play out a domestic fantasy it would have needed to lean heavily, heavily on you to finance. Love + Radio says these things because it's not afraid to confront the truth of what it is. Quoting Victor Hugo, Love + Radio tells you that, “The sewer is the conscience of the city. Everything converges and clashes there. In this leaden place, there is darkness but there are no more secrets." Love + Radio is right.
The Best Radio Show is Always Out-of-Range
People often ask me what they should listen to on the radio.
"Love & Radio" is always my first suggestion.
After that, people ask me where they can find more shows like "Love & Radio."
....that's a really good question.
It's strange, intimate, non-didactic, but, most of all, it's genuine.