This Is Love

Episode 23: Into the Ice

Episode #23

2020-05-27 11:47:56

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The B-15 iceberg in Antarctica was the largest iceberg in recorded history. Explorer Jill Heinerth wanted to see what it looked like from the inside. She assembled a team of the most accomplished divers in the world, and they traveled for 12 days through the rough waters of the Southern Ocean. Attempting to dive into cracks in the iceberg, her life was in very real danger three times. And the third time, she would be saved by an animal so small, so transparent, that you can see its heart beating right through its skin.

Episode 22: Prairie Warbler

Episode #22

2020-05-13 13:05:26

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When Drew Lanham was a child, he used to lie down in a field and play dead, just so he could get a glimpse of vultures flying over him. He made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls, and wings out of cardboard. He loved birds. But when he went to college, he says "I was trying to live up to the expectations of others who said, ‘you're a black kid who's good at math and science.’” So he studied engineering, and was miserable. And then, one day he heard the call of a Prairie Warbler.

Episode 21: Antelope Island

Episode #21

2020-04-29 12:42:11

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When Kayleigh Davis saw Kyler Bourgeous' profile on a dating app, she liked that he loved the outdoors as much as she did. But what really stood out is that he said he'd survived a bison attack. So, Kayleigh messaged him, and asked to hear the story. And then, something impossible happened.

Episode 20: Roselle and Michael

Episode #20

2020-04-15 12:58:55

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Michael Hingson was on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He says the first indication that something was wrong was the sound of a muffled explosion. Then the building began to tilt, and he felt the floor drop like an elevator. But Michael Hingson didn’t panic because his guide dog, Roselle, was calm.

Episode 19: The Wolves

Episode #19

2020-04-01 12:22:38

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We go searching for wolves in Yellowstone, and learn about the dramatic and surprisingly relatable relationship between a powerful young wolf and the small, elderly wolf who had raised him.

The Memory Artist

Episode #18

2019-07-10 14:45:46

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One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush.

Anna and Massimo

Episode #17

2019-06-26 14:22:39

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At 43, Anna Bonavita had given up on finding love. But sometimes it’s worth the wait.

Everything Floats

Episode #16

2019-06-12 13:22:59

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We visit a place where the “black sheep” of the Guggenheim family went to be free.

Silvia and the Cats

Episode #15

2019-05-29 11:33:32

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We visit an ancient place where cats have taken over.

The Town That Stayed Quiet

Episode #14

2019-05-15 12:21:06

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We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful.

Ugly Club

Episode #13

2019-05-01 12:52:13

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We visit a place where it's good to be ugly.

How to be Alone

Episode #12

2018-12-19 16:06:43

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More than 40 years ago, a man moved to an abandoned mining town to be alone. He says that there are days in the winter "when it's so quiet that the noisiest thing is the snow hitting your jacket."

Nothing Compares to You

Episode #11

2018-12-12 16:03:55

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In 1983, Susan Rogers moved thousands of miles from home to work with her favorite artist in the world: Prince. "He was unlike any human I'd ever known,” she says. A story about making remarkable things, together.

Blue

Episode #10

2018-12-05 16:03:40

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The story of a color marked by effort and desire.

One in a Million

Episode #9

2018-11-28 15:58:31

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A story about moving at your own pace.  

Message in a Bottle

Episode #8

2018-11-21 15:58:03

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A woman finds a mysterious message in a bottle, and becomes consumed with finding out who wrote it and why.