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02/16/2012

Jeanne’s Podcast Pick of the Week

Jeanne’s Podcast Pick is a weekly First Person Arts blog post that lets Jeanne, the Marketing Intern, share with you a recent story that has sparked her interest from the World Wide Interwebs. Please feel free to comment if you are moved to do so!

This week has been all about love and love lost. Few of us go through life experiencing one without the other, that is why we at First Person Arts have had so much content relating to heart-ache. I thought I would continue this seasonal theme with my Podcast Pick of the Week!

What do a Rumspringa, a dub of weed, a flying rock and a diary have in common? They all support the uncertainty of love in the collection of stories aired this week on This American Life.

Love can lead us into twisted circumstances. It can challenge our sense of reason and have us act in a way that seems ludicrous in hindsight. In a special This American Life Valentine’s Day episode called What I did for Love, the storytellers share to what extreme they went for the sake of love. The stories raise questions about choice, commitment, deception and the price of snooping to discover the truth.

My Pick of the Week: What I did for Love

Jeanne Lyons

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