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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.

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The Hurricane

Eintagsliebe, a sort of real German word meaning one day’s love. Or, a fling. This can be analogous to the mayfly, eintagsfliege. The mayfly sneaks in through an open window, lives her little mayfly life to the fullest, perhaps even finding her true mayfly love. Then before she knows it, death has overtaken her. She lies limply in the windowsill.

It was Friday October 26th 2012 and Hurricane Sandy was slowly descending upon New York City. Mitra was at dinner with Kaitlin, feeling a bit down in the dumps, she decided to make a love plan that turned into a prophecy. Upon Mitra’s return home, she finds a man sitting on her couch that she cannot deny her attraction to.

This series is an ode to the short and sweet moments in life, the ones you can never get over. The moments that you wish lasted longer because they were so intense, so perfect, so everything you’ve ever wanted to feel with another human being. You wish you could document every second of your parallel existences together, to show the world, that your love is the best. But you don’t because, much like the mayfly, it’s going to be over before it can ever really start.

This story was produced with help from Lucas Adams. Lucas draws cartoons. You can find some of this work here.

The song, Eintagsliebe by Marteria was a huge inspiration for this series. Listen to it here and be inspired.

Special thanks to Daniel Gross and Michele Robinson for confirming that Eintagsliebe could in fact be a german word.

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