This American Life is, quite simply, the best radio show in the history of the world. For Valentine's Day, we asked host Ira Glass to share his favorite love (and anti-love) stories from the show.
2. "21 Chump Street"
A high school kid falls for his fellow student--who turns out to be an undercover cop. Link
3. "Best Laid Plans"
A couple opens their relationship--and never closes it. Link
4. "Not Your Parents' Parent Trap"
An arranged marriage ends in divorce, and then restarts as an intentional marriage. Link
5. "I am Curious Yellow"
In this story, a man finds a mail-order bride--and, miraculously, they actually fall in love. Link
7. "Dr. Phil"
For those of you NOT happy and in love on Valentine's Day (which, let's be honest, is a LOT of us!), Ira has something for you, too. There's literally no better cure for a recent breakup than this story wherein Starlee Kine asks the king of breakup songs himself, Phil Collins, to help her write the perfect breakup song. Link