Are you a fan of Valentine's Day? It's got to be one of the most divisive holidays out there. I'm not massively into it, but I do have a lot of love in my life, and that's something worth celebrating. If you're feeling festive this week, I've rounded up ten of the best podcast episodes on love -- some brand new, and some long-time favorites. Each one would go perfectly with some Valentine-making or sweet treat baking, if you ask me.
Love between teenagers: Why Do I Date A**holes? from The Mortified Podcast. [Feb. 8, 2016, 24 minutes] Performers read hysterical stories (and a one-act play!) from their teenage diaries on falling for total heart-breakers.
Love with some help: This Senator Saved My Love Life from Death, Sex & Money. [May 7, 2014, 25 minutes] Host Anna Sale and her long-lost love Arthur are reunited with a little help from Senator Alan Simpson and Ann, his glamorous wife.
Love between friends: Friendship from Women of the Hour. [Nov. 5, 2015, 57 minutes] Lena Dunham and Ashley Ford read their emails to one another in possibly the most beautiful episode I've ever heard.
Love that doesn't add up: Not So Simple Math from Modern Love. [Jan. 28, 2016, 24 minutes] Also on parenthood -- a young woman feels the most complicated sort of love for her child, who was adopted at birth by a loving family.
Love between the inseparable: Better Half from Snap Judgment. [Dec. 11, 2015, 51 minutes] Four unlikely couples -- including an old, tired farmer and a headless chicken -- find their better halves and hang on for dear life.
Love of profession: Oliver Sacks' Table of Elements from Radiolab. [Aug. 6, 2015, 7 minutes] The late Oliver Sacks talks to Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich about his obvious passion for the Periodic Table of Elements.