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...
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.
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.
One day Franco Magnani picked up a paintbrush.
At 43, Anna Bonavita had given up on finding love. But then she traveled to Cesena, Italy, and met Massimo. She says it was worth the wait. We also speak with Anna about Pennabilli—the town that helped her recover. For a transcript of this episode, send us an email with the episode...
We visit a place where the “black sheep” of the Guggenheim family went to be free.
We visit ancient ruins in Rome where cats have taken over. We speak with Silvia Viviani, who co-founded the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in 1994. For a transcript of this episode, send us an email with the episode name.
We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. We speak with Paolo Bodini, Leonardo Tedeschi, Virginia Villa, and others about the Cremona Violin Museum’s “Stradivarius Sound Bank.” For a transcript of this episode, send us an email with the episode name.
We visit a place where it's good to be ugly.
More than 40 years ago, Billy Barr moved to an abandoned mining town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains 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.” For a transcript of this episode, send...
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—plus the secret history of the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” that Prince wrote...
The story of a color marked by effort and desire.
A story about moving at your own pace. In 2016, Angus Davison found a rare, left-coiling snail. So he began a quest to find a mate for Jeremy the snail. We speak with Angus Davison, Jade Melton, and Miguel Àngel Salom. For a transcript of this episode, send us an email with...
A woman finds a mysterious message in a bottle, and becomes consumed with finding out who wrote it and why.
An experiment in living together, forever. We speak with Bruce Duncan, Martine Rothblatt, Bina Aspen-Rothblatt, and Bina48. For a transcript of this episode, send us an email with the episode name.
"People wanted to put him up for sainthood because he married me, like he'd made the ultimate sacrifice."