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The Heart

125 EpisodesProduced by Mermaid Palace, Radiotopia & Kaitlin PrestWebsite

The Heart is an audio art project and podcast about intimacy and humanity.


The Spark

The final story of our series is about two people who took a one day’s love and tried to make it last for ever.

Sarah and Kim were braver than most of us. Instead of leaving the one day’s love to linger in their memories and fantasies of accidental future meetings, they moved in together. They uhauled it. After the lake and 6 weeks of talking on the phone every day, Sarah amtraked to the big city and settled in to the apartment they signed a year’s lease for. They hadn’t even slept together yet. But they were crazy about each other. They wanted more. They wanted it all.

The great question: is chemistry enough to get through the yet unknown interpersonal frictions and differences?

This episode of The Heart is secretly called 9-1-1 Vox Pop, produced at the last minute with the help of some very talented individuals.

First, the music. The music was originally composed for the episode by the incredible Matthew Daher. He just released an EP called Dwelling Lightheartedly In the Futility of Everything. Go get it.

You also heard music at the beginning by Man Meets Bear, who also released a new album recently called Wagaskina. It’s also fucking awesome.

So many thanks: editorial genius as always by Mitra Kaboli and Sharon Mashihi. The team and beyond who helped get this episode together: Samara Breger, Jen Ng, Shira Bannerman, Megan Detrie, Julia Murphy, Martin Johnson, Ido Fluk, Hana Crawford and Brendan Baker who gives me advice all the time about everything.

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