Love + Radio

Love + Radio

United States

Nick van der Kolk’s Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before. Powered by PRX’s Radiotopia.


Points Unknown  

David is followed by a strange hooded figure

Discarnate Rebel Angel  

In the remote, high deserts of New Mexico, Timothy Wyllie reflects on a life of testing the limits of reality and spirituality.

A Red Dot  

Frank has been an advocate for the perhaps the most universally abhorred group in America: sex offenders.

Bride of the Sea  

Sam Najjair works in insurance now, but four years ago he had a very different occupation.

Greetings from Coney Island  

Rachel Prince receives a mysterious letter from 1938.

The 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.


Paul Wood was sentenced to life in prison for murder at age 18, and began his adult life negotiating the social dynamics of some of New Zealand's toughest prisons, including the maximum security wing of Paremoremo Prison (now Auckland Prison).

Eternity 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.)

Thank 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.

The 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.

An 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.

The 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.

Of 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.

Choir Boy  

Tom Justice is passionate about cycling, and was on the shortlist for the US Olympic Team. Also, he's a bank robber.


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.

I, 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.

Hostile 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 back.

Another 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, THAT Tim Robbins), Lonnie Johnson, Flame Simon, and Richard Haxton.

The Silver Dollar  

Music is Daryl Davis' profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.

The 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.

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