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Relationships & Love

Love Me

CBC Podcasts

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Love Me is a CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships.
Episode 1: At A Loss For Words

21:56 | Jun 13th, 2016

Two strangers who don't speak the same language meet in Haiti and sparks fly... through Google Translate. Plus, untranslatable words of love, and a pair of robots navigating a tumultuous affair.
What Can You Hear?

27:56 | Nov 20th, 2018

Hotline volunteers at the world's oldest suicide prevention network share how they respond to crisis callers through the practice of active listening. How can you empty your mind and be fully present during someone's call for help? Music and voice in...Show More

20:35 | Jul 17th, 2017

A man reminisces about a transformative nocturnal encounter, and the story of a lifesaving friendship with an overweight, toothless chihuahua.
The Cat and the Whippet

25:27 | Dec 18th, 2018

A man obsessed with meet-cutes falls for all the wrong men and winds up in one mind-boggling situation after another. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true? Plus, a poetic reflection on home, distance, and being your lover's pet whippet by...Show More
The Detonator

27:22 | Dec 11th, 2018

A woman tries to live her life while a stalker pursues her for over a decade; and a former U.S. Navy sailor is haunted by the memory of a woman he killed when he discovers a song has been written about her death.

22:57 | Jan 1st

A woman goes to an ornamental shrimp society meet-up on a one-of-a-kind first date. Plus, the former president of Kiribati worries for his island nation's future as sea waters rise. And a poem about finding the courage to move deeper into a relations...Show More
Old Wounds

18:22 | Jul 31st, 2017

A murky relationship between a man, a woman and the fungus that lives in the woman's knee. Plus, a recipe for heartbreak. Featuring Seth Morris and a story by Tim Kreider.
The Return

22:47 | Jul 24th, 2017

A man fields an unusual request from his father-in-law, and the story of a very special cherry tree.
Personal Best is Back!

32:36 | Jun 18th

One of our favourite podcasts is back for its second season. Personal Best turns tiny goals into grand adventures. Here’s one of their latest episodes that Love Me listeners might like: it's about Fan, an avid writer of love letters who wants to lear...Show More
Outside Looking In

22:17 | Jan 8th

A man falls in love with a mysterious woman... in a painting. And a note slipped into the back pocket of someone's jeans leads to a surprising late-night encounter. Plus, Lu's grandparents document their lives in very unique Polaroids.

15:15 | Dec 24th, 2018

A mini episode where Lu shares her feelings about the holidays... and the movie Groundhog Day. And a daughter navigates grieving in public.
Take Me Home

27:15 | Dec 4th, 2018

A woman with Alzheimer's dreams of returning to her childhood home as she lies in bed, staring at the ceiling; two adult siblings find themselves sharing their old room again after years apart; and a daughter navigates the loss of her childhood house...Show More
Telling You Stories

31:54 | Nov 27th, 2018

Have you heard the tale of the little girl who lost her leg while horsing around at the fair? A safety-obsessed father tells his daughter bedtime stories about freak accidents from around the world. Plus, one grandson remembers the tall tales his gra...Show More
In The Distance

21:00 | Nov 13th, 2018

Sara collects sounds of her son, her second child, during the first year of his life. Laughter, cries, shrieks of joy... Her first child never made much sound and died three days after she was born. The story explores Sara's connection to both childr...Show More
Introducing The Shadows

46:18 | Oct 5th, 2018

The Shadows is a fictional series about a young artist, as she struggles to make great work and find great love.
Special Episode: To My Heart

28:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

Mansoor Adayfi remembers the romance classes he and fellow prisoners held while at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. How do you imagine falling in love when you know you might never get the chance to? (A story we almost couldn't bring you as the audio w...Show More
Remember Tracy? + Introducing Personal Best

06:46 | Aug 7th, 2018

Love Me asks for help on a new story and catches up with Tracy, the young woman who tries to meet girls through the art of punning.
Alone: A Love Story - Preview

02:15 | Sep 19th, 2017

With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone. The series is available Sept. 19.
I'm On Your Scent

31:19 | Aug 28th, 2017

Teenage punster Tracy talks to Lu about meeting girls through wordplay. Then, a young woman obsessively reads her boyfriend's diary to find out what kind of person to be. Plus, an artist charts the scents of her disintegrating relationship.
The Way We Were

23:29 | Aug 21st, 2017

Host Lu shares the story of an Icelandic sweat lodge experience that catches her off guard. Plus, a woman navigates the waters of a devastating betrayal.

23:50 | Aug 14th, 2017

A family of four examines their sleep habits, vying for the spare bedroom. And a 90s teenager's dreams come true when she visits the set of "Beverly Hills 90210" and meets her crush: Luke Perry.
The Island and The Sea

25:45 | Aug 7th, 2017

An ex-inmate is haunted by a man he knew in prison. And a pathway at the bottom of the sea reveals secrets of childhood.
The Other Side

24:10 | Jul 10th, 2017

Mo and Tamim find themselves in the Jungle for very different reasons. When their paths cross, they develop an unexpected connection.
Season 2 Preview

02:26 | Jun 27th, 2017

Season 2 of Love Me launches July 10! Love Me explores the messiness of human connection with stories that will punch you right in the heart... in the very best way. Check out this sneak preview of the new season!
Love Me presents Pen Pals: Romeo and Juliet

22:38 | Apr 12th, 2017

Pen Pals is a new series from Love Me producers Mira and Cristal. In Ep 1, a posthumous textathon between Romeo and Juliet reveals he somehow wound up in Heaven, she in Hell. Featuring Paul Rust and Noël Wells. (Hear more eps on Stitcher Premium).
Season 2 Update + SKS

03:39 | Dec 14th, 2016

Have a story about a relationship you want to share? Get in touch for a chance to be featured on the upcoming Season 2 of Love Me. Plus, while you're waiting for our second season, check out another new CBC podcast, Someone Knows Something.
Episode 8: I Solemnly Swear

25:58 | Jul 25th, 2016

A little boy looks for love in all the wrong places. An introvert gets trapped in a room with 11 strangers. And a nurse works a night shift that turns her world upside down.
Episode 7: Make Believe

21:40 | Jul 18th, 2016

A young woman reminisces about the friendship she once shared with the imaginative little boy she used to babysit. A dark cloud hangs over her memories as she recounts the incident that put an end to their fantasy world.
Episode 6: Lost and Found

19:00 | Jul 11th, 2016

After losing his mom to breast cancer, a young man befriends a series of older women. And after a dark time in her life, Donna, age 61, tracks down a suitor from her youth? who became a priest after she turned him down.
Episode 5: Family Portrait

23:41 | Jul 4th, 2016

Three sisters wrestle with the tensions of birth order as they reminisce about the worst family car ride of all time. A family tries to take one simple group photo but all hell breaks loose. And a son shields his father from a painful family secret.
Bonus: Bath Mat Guy

04:51 | Jul 1st, 2016

Have you ever had a puzzling encounter with a stranger that you just couldn't wrap your head around? In this behind-the-scenes peek, producers Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime join host Lu Olkowski to discuss the origin of the show.
Episode 4: Falling

17:52 | Jun 27th, 2016

After a whirlwind romance, Brian and Vanessa get married and move to Kinshasa. Everything is going well until she shows up. It's a love triangle between the most unlikely trio. Plus, a mother wrestles with feelings of resentment towards her newborn b...Show More
Episode 3: Dear Dad

28:40 | Jun 20th, 2016

The journey of a son trying to figure out how to mourn his father: a millionaire turned convicted felon who committed suicide. And a short story by Pasha Malla about Dads with a capital D.
Episode 2: Shame

23:44 | Jun 13th, 2016

Two best friends have never met in person and one of them insists they keep it that way. Plus, a 1970s dating game show helps self-loathing Marsha learn to love herself again. All she has to do is choose between 3 suitors from her damaged psyche.
Preview Episode

03:23 | Jun 6th, 2016

Love Me is a new CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships. It officially launches June 13, but here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up this season.