Love + Radio

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.

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http://loveandradio.org/
Description
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. Love+Radio is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-18 09:45
last episode published
2019-06-01 08:00
publication frequency
46.48 days
Contributors
Love and Radio owner   author  
Explicit
true
Number of Episodes
108
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Categories
Society & Culture Music Comedy Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
1.06.2019

The Secrets Hotline, Vol. IV

Our listeners divulge their deepest and darkest secrets. To leave your own secrets for a future show, call +1 (641) 715-3900, then dial 55403#.This show has moved to Luminary! For more info, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. 
Love + Radio author
23.04.2019

Black Feminist Thot

Mistress Velvet specializes in the subjugation of white men.
Love + Radio author
12.04.2019

Big News

We're joining Luminary Audio! Visit luminary.link/love to listen to more L+R.
Love + Radio author
13.12.2018

RIP Melvin Dummar

Melvin Dummar, who was featured on our podcast in 2011, died on Sunday.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
21.11.2018

Such is the Way to the Stars

Richmond, Virginia: Sic Itur Ad Astra.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
28.10.2018

Points of Egress

Cynthia discovers her boyfriend Max’s journal. Hilarity ensues.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
28.10.2018

Points of Egress

Cynthia finds her boyfriend Max’s diary. Hilarity ensues.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
13.10.2018

The Secrets Hotline, Vol III

Our listeners divulge their deepest and darkest secrets. Sound design by Stephen Vitiello. Final song: Chipmunk Party by Maja Ratkje. To leave your own secrets on a future secrets show, call +1 (641) 715-3900, then dial 55403#.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
1.10.2018

The Battle of Cumorah

Mike Norton has a change of heart. Produced by Noam Osband. Final song: Emblem by Colin Self.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
21.09.2018

Stones in a Bag

At the age of nine, Laura Ulloa was kidnapped for a short time by the Colombian leftist guerrilla group ELN. She figured that would be the last time she’d ever be kidnapped. Final song: Charlev by Oliver Coates.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
23.08.2018

F Your Feelings

Evan has a secret.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
13.08.2018

Imagine What I Could Do To You

The Exotic Adrian Street grew up in a three generation family of Welsh coal miners, but he wasn’t destined to be in the dark.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
25.07.2018

The Exciting World of the Totally Free

In 1968, Paulette Cooper was one of the first journalists to investigate a then-little-known religious group.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
29.06.2018

The Recruiter

Rob Navarro: gospel singer, the voice of Spanish-language Ronald McDonald, and one of the most successful gay pornographers in America.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
23.06.2018

True Parents

As a young woman, Diane Benscoter had a burning idealism, and a desire for purpose.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
8.06.2018

Coming Back

In 1991, Pam Reynolds underwent surgery to remove a large aneurism from her brain stem. Doctors cooled her body to less than half of normal temperature and temporarily stopped her heart during the procedure. This is what she experienced. Final song: Be...
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
17.05.2018

Counter Melody

Bob Padgett, a violin teacher from Plano, Texas, believes he’s found the answer to a 119-year-old mystery. Produced by Daniel Estrin. Final song: Atmospheres Touch by Lucrecia Dalt.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
4.05.2018

A New Season is Almost Upon Us

MAY 17 MAY 17 MAY 17 MAY 17 MAY 17
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
25.04.2018

Choir Boy

Tom Justice is passionate about cycling, and was on the shortlist for the US Olympic Team. Also, he’s a bank robber. Originally broadcast in 2014.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
16.03.2018

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 Robbi...
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
23.02.2018

Eternity Through Skirts and Waistcoats

Norah Vincent is a former “immersive journalist,” but she’s left that all behind now. Originally broadcast 2015.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
19.01.2018

L+R Presents: Secrets from Showcase

Secrets, as you probably know, have been a lifelong obsession for us at L+R. So when Radiotopia’s Showcase podcast decided to put out a series called “Secrets,” we were all over it like flies on sherbert. It comes to us from Mohamed El Abed and Martin ...
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
21.12.2017

The Secrets Hotline, Vol. II

Awkward, funny, and tragic. You tell us your deepest darkest secrets. Featuring totally original music from Build Buildings. Leave your own secret at +1 641 715 3900, extension 55403#.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
12.12.2017

The Machine

When a neighbor wanted to build a concrete plant next to Marvin Heemeyer’s property, he fought back. Final song: Black Shore by Úlfur.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
22.11.2017

WWCD?

Mike Merrill is the only publicly traded person in the world. Final Song: Keep Me Hanging On by The Supremes, Kim Wild version as performed by Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
6.11.2017

44 Years

Albert Woodfox lived in solitary confinement in prison longer than any other American, confined to a 6 foot by 9 foot cell for 23 hours each day—for nearly 44 years. Produced in collaboration with Amnesty International UK. Final song: It’s My Brown Ski...
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
24.10.2017

Murdertown, USA

Content warning! If you’re squeamish around violent stuff, you should skip this one. Will is a collector.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
13.10.2017

Photochemical

Meags loves photo booths. Final song: Laisse Autant Le Vent Tout Emporter by Les Breastfeeders
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
28.09.2017

For Science!

Karaoke is Alex’s main gig, but that’s not how he makes his money. Final song: Road Soda Reggae by Indian Agent.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
14.09.2017

Seventy Weeks

Originally broadcast in 2012. 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 ...
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
25.08.2017

Reunion

When Barbara was reunited with the son she gave up for adoption, it opened up a whole world of weird feelings. Final song: Your Life in the End by Prince Rama.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
24.07.2017

Suitcase of Love and Shame

Adult content. Again. A man and woman in the 1960s trade reel-to-reel audio “letters” over the course of years. Final song: Hobbies Galore by R. Stevie Moore.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
6.07.2017

The Boys Will Work It Out

Adult content. Listener discretion is advised. Since a child, Sarz had a deep connection to the Lord of the Rings books. After the movie version came out in 2003, that connection went several layers deeper. Outro song: By Your Side (Sade cover), perfor...
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
15.06.2017

Relevant Questions

A preview of our next season, coming at you NEXT MONTH! Doug Williams has been waging a war for decades against the polygraph machine (aka the lie detector). Produced by Jacob McCleland and Ana Adlerstein.
Love and Radio author
6.05.2017

The Pandrogyne

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is the founding fa/mo/ther of Industrial music, a performance artist, and a very, very, very devoted husband. Originally broadcast in 2013.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
6.04.2017

The Secrets Hotline

Recordings from the Secrets Hotline, with original music and production by George Langford. Find more of George’s work at georgelangford.com. You can leave your own secret at +1 (641) 715-3900, extension 55403#.
Love and Radio author
24.03.2017

La Retirada, Part Three

With Carlos’ enemies enraged, the Gomez family is forced into hiding with the Witness Security Program, or WITSEC. But making a clean break from the past is a lot harder than they expected.
Love and Radio author
10.03.2017

La Retirada, Part Two

The story continues as Rocío Gómez divorces her husband Rodrigo, a master drug trafficker in Colombia. Rocío and her children move to Miami where she begins a relationship with a new man, Carlos, whose dangerous past with the mafia catches up with Rocí...
Love and Radio author
3.03.2017

La Retirada, Part One

In Colombia, Rosio Gomez marries into an empire of wealth and power. She is told the family operates a low-profile import/export business, and finds comfort in her role as wife and mother. However, she soon learns the family business is not what it see...
Love and Radio author
27.02.2017

Understood as to Understand

Carey believed she was assigned the wrong gender, but transitioning wasn’t how she expected.
Love and Radio author
11.02.2017

How to Argue

We revisit Daryl Davis and ask him, "how should we argue?"
Love and Radio author
11.02.2017

The Silver Dollar

Music is Daryl Davis' profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.
Love + Radio and Radiotopia author
28.01.2017

Snakes!!!!!!!!

Tim loves Tool, Steel Reserve, and snakes. Not necessarily in that order.
Love and Radio author
14.01.2017

No Bad News

Three decades ago, American hypnotist Larry Garrett committed himself to abstaining from the news. So, in 2001, when he received a phone call inviting him to Iraq, he said yes.
Love and Radio author
26.12.2016

Blink Once for Yes

When Mike comes home, his family is faced with a new reality and an impossible choice. Produced by John Fecile.
Love and Radio author
2.12.2016

Doing The No No

Adam Zaretsky is a bioartist who explores the manipulation of DNA, the fringes of genetic modification, and butts up against the ethical boundaries of science and beyond.
Love and Radio author
17.11.2016

Wood Fighting with Steel

Deep in the woods of Norway, a man from a strange, foreign land chops wood and reminisces over the love of his life from a bygone time. Produced by Sindre Leganger for NRK.
Love and Radio author
28.10.2016

Upper Left

Julie needed a fresh start, so she moved back home to the Bay Area, and made a new group of friends.
Love and Radio author
13.10.2016

The Enemy Within

A co-production with the podcast Reckonings. In the 1980s, Glenn Loury was one of the most prominent black conservative intellectuals in the United States, and was selected to be a top official within the Reagan administration. Unexpectedly, however, h...
Love and Radio author
29.09.2016

A Girl of Ivory

Davecat and Sidore had a blissful marriage together in the suburbs of Detroit. One day, a Russian woman showed up unexpectedly at their doorstep, declared her love for both of them, and asked to move in. It was a complicated situation, but that doesn't...
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