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A Podcast Playlist For All Those Looking For Love (Stories)

Heart-shaped balloons were tied to the summit of the Sydney Tower to mark Valentine's Day in 2012. The tower is Sydney's highest viewing platform.
Heart-shaped balloons were tied to the summit of the Sydney Tower to mark Valentine's Day in 2012. The tower is Sydney's highest viewing platform.

Whether you're planning the ultimate romantic evening or a night alone in your sweats, this list of podcasting's best love stories are sure to put you in the Valentine's Day mood. Listen to individual episodes on NPR One or wherever you get podcasts.

Love Me, "At a Loss for Words" from CBC

Two travelers fall in love over Google Translate. But, some sentiments just don't easily translate from one language to another. This is all about how they find a common language (of love!).

or download from Apple Podcasts

Death, Sex & Money,"Finding Love, and a Kidney, On Tinder" fromWNYC

Alana and Lori had an unusual beginning to their relationship. Lori gave Alana her kidney. Can their relationship ever be normal after that?

or download from Apple Podcasts

StoryCorps,"Certain Kinds of Love" from NPR

This episode is a compilation of some of StoryCorps' favorites stories of new and lasting love. Keep the tissues handy.

or download from Apple Podcasts

Ear Hustle, "The Boom Boom Room" from PRX

Love in jail? How married couples find opportunities for intimacy even when one of them is incarcerated.

or download from Apple Podcasts

Two-Up, "36 Questions Act 1 of 3" from Two-Up

A musical love story podcast based around the 36 questions that can even make strangers fall in love? Yes, please! Prepare for a binge-worthy experience.

or download from Apple Podcasts

Modern Love, "A Millennial's Guide to Kissing" from WBUR

In this story of two strangers meeting on a plane, there's no storybook ending. Their encounter tells us about the modern dating scene and the walls we put up to protect ourselves.

or download from Apple Podcasts

The Truth, "Falling" from Radiotopia

When a relationship feels uneven, how far should you go to try to fix the balance? This little nugget of audio fiction tries to answer that question.

or download from Apple Podcasts

We'll be featuring one of these episodes, and a few more of our favorites, each day from Feb. 8 to 14 on the "Explore" page of the NPR One app.

NPR One lets you listen to a personalized, curated selection of the best podcasts from NPR, public radio and beyond, alongside great news content from NPR and your local member station.

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