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June 18, 2019
Personal Best is Back!
One of our favourite podcasts is back for its second season. Personal Best turns tiny goals into grand adventures. Here’s one of their latest episodes that Love Me listeners might like: it's about Fan, an avid writer of love letters who wants to learn to love cooking.
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32 min
January 8, 2019
Outside Looking In
A man falls in love with a mysterious woman... in a painting. And a note slipped into the back pocket of someone's jeans leads to a surprising late-night encounter. Plus, Lu's grandparents document their lives in very unique Polaroids.
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22 min
January 1, 2019
Capsized
A woman goes to an ornamental shrimp society meet-up on a one-of-a-kind first date. Plus, the former president of Kiribati worries for his island nation's future as sea waters rise. And a poem about finding the courage to move deeper into a relationship.
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22 min
December 24, 2018
Ritual
A mini episode where Lu shares her feelings about the holidays... and the movie Groundhog Day. And a daughter navigates grieving in public.
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15 min
December 18, 2018
The Cat and the Whippet
A man obsessed with meet-cutes falls for all the wrong men and winds up in one mind-boggling situation after another. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true? Plus, a poetic reflection on home, distance, and being your lover's pet whippet by Phil Smith.
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25 min
December 11, 2018
The Detonator
A woman tries to live her life while a stalker pursues her for over a decade; and a former U.S. Navy sailor is haunted by the memory of a woman he killed when he discovers a song has been written about her death.
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27 min
December 4, 2018
Take Me Home
A woman with Alzheimer's dreams of returning to her childhood home as she lies in bed, staring at the ceiling; two adult siblings find themselves sharing their old room again after years apart; and a daughter navigates the loss of her childhood house after her father's death.
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27 min
November 27, 2018
Telling You Stories
Have you heard the tale of the little girl who lost her leg while horsing around at the fair? A safety-obsessed father tells his daughter bedtime stories about freak accidents from around the world. Plus, one grandson remembers the tall tales his grandfather used to tell him, while another grandson searches for the truth about a grandmother he never new.
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31 min
November 20, 2018
What Can You Hear?
Hotline volunteers at the world's oldest suicide prevention network share how they respond to crisis callers through the practice of active listening. How can you empty your mind and be fully present during someone's call for help? Music and voice intertwine in this documentary about bridging the gap between strangers who will never meet face to face.
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27 min
November 13, 2018
In The Distance
Sara collects sounds of her son, her second child, during the first year of his life. Laughter, cries, shrieks of joy... Her first child never made much sound and died three days after she was born. The story explores Sara's connection to both children as she listens to the sounds of her family and grieves for the sounds that are missing.
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21 min
October 5, 2018
Introducing The Shadows
The Shadows is a fictional series about a young artist, as she struggles to make great work and find great love.
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46 min
August 20, 2018
Special Episode: To My Heart
Mansoor Adayfi remembers the romance classes he and fellow prisoners held while at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. How do you imagine falling in love when you know you might never get the chance to? (A story we almost couldn't bring you as the audio was temporarily confiscated by authorities.)
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28 min
August 7, 2018
Remember Tracy? + Introducing Personal Best
Love Me asks for help on a new story and catches up with Tracy, the young woman who tries to meet girls through the art of punning.
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6 min
September 19, 2017
Alone: A Love Story - Preview
With raw honesty, Michelle Parise takes you along on her winding journey from lust to heartbreak, through loneliness and despair, to eventually finding the courage to face the question mark of life, alone. The series is available Sept. 19.
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2 min
August 28, 2017
I'm On Your Scent
Teenage punster Tracy talks to Lu about meeting girls through wordplay. Then, a young woman obsessively reads her boyfriend's diary to find out what kind of person to be. Plus, an artist charts the scents of her disintegrating relationship.
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31 min
August 21, 2017
The Way We Were
Host Lu shares the story of an Icelandic sweat lodge experience that catches her off guard. Plus, a woman navigates the waters of a devastating betrayal.
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23 min
August 14, 2017
Undercover
A family of four examines their sleep habits, vying for the spare bedroom. And a 90s teenager's dreams come true when she visits the set of "Beverly Hills 90210" and meets her crush: Luke Perry.
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23 min
August 7, 2017
The Island and The Sea
An ex-inmate is haunted by a man he knew in prison. And a pathway at the bottom of the sea reveals secrets of childhood.
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25 min
July 31, 2017
Old Wounds
A murky relationship between a man, a woman and the fungus that lives in the woman's knee. Plus, a recipe for heartbreak. Featuring Seth Morris and a story by Tim Kreider.
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18 min
July 24, 2017
The Return
A man fields an unusual request from his father-in-law, and the story of a very special cherry tree.
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22 min
July 17, 2017
Howl
A man reminisces about a transformative nocturnal encounter, and the story of a lifesaving friendship with an overweight, toothless chihuahua.
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20 min
July 10, 2017
The Other Side
Mo and Tamim find themselves in the Jungle for very different reasons. When their paths cross, they develop an unexpected connection.
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24 min
June 27, 2017
Season 2 Preview
Season 2 of Love Me launches July 10! Love Me explores the messiness of human connection with stories that will punch you right in the heart... in the very best way. Check out this sneak preview of the new season!
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2 min
April 12, 2017
Love Me presents Pen Pals: Romeo and Juliet
Pen Pals is a new series from Love Me producers Mira and Cristal. In Ep 1, a posthumous textathon between Romeo and Juliet reveals he somehow wound up in Heaven, she in Hell. Featuring Paul Rust and Noël Wells. (Hear more eps on Stitcher Premium).
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22 min
December 14, 2016
Season 2 Update + SKS
Have a story about a relationship you want to share? Get in touch for a chance to be featured on the upcoming Season 2 of Love Me. Plus, while you're waiting for our second season, check out another new CBC podcast, Someone Knows Something.
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3 min
July 25, 2016
Episode 8: I Solemnly Swear
A little boy looks for love in all the wrong places. An introvert gets trapped in a room with 11 strangers. And a nurse works a night shift that turns her world upside down.
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25 min
July 18, 2016
Episode 7: Make Believe
A young woman reminisces about the friendship she once shared with the imaginative little boy she used to babysit. A dark cloud hangs over her memories as she recounts the incident that put an end to their fantasy world.
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21 min
July 11, 2016
Episode 6: Lost and Found
After losing his mom to breast cancer, a young man befriends a series of older women. And after a dark time in her life, Donna, age 61, tracks down a suitor from her youth? who became a priest after she turned him down.
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19 min
July 4, 2016
Episode 5: Family Portrait
Three sisters wrestle with the tensions of birth order as they reminisce about the worst family car ride of all time. A family tries to take one simple group photo but all hell breaks loose. And a son shields his father from a painful family secret.
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23 min
July 1, 2016
Bonus: Bath Mat Guy
Have you ever had a puzzling encounter with a stranger that you just couldn't wrap your head around? In this behind-the-scenes peek, producers Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime join host Lu Olkowski to discuss the origin of the show.
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4 min
June 27, 2016
Episode 4: Falling
After a whirlwind romance, Brian and Vanessa get married and move to Kinshasa. Everything is going well until she shows up. It's a love triangle between the most unlikely trio. Plus, a mother wrestles with feelings of resentment towards her newborn baby.
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17 min
June 20, 2016
Episode 3: Dear Dad
The journey of a son trying to figure out how to mourn his father: a millionaire turned convicted felon who committed suicide. And a short story by Pasha Malla about Dads with a capital D.
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28 min
June 13, 2016
Episode 2: Shame
Two best friends have never met in person and one of them insists they keep it that way. Plus, a 1970s dating game show helps self-loathing Marsha learn to love herself again. All she has to do is choose between 3 suitors from her damaged psyche.
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23 min
June 13, 2016
Episode 1: At A Loss For Words
Two strangers who don't speak the same language meet in Haiti and sparks fly... through Google Translate. Plus, untranslatable words of love, and a pair of robots navigating a tumultuous affair.
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21 min
June 6, 2016
Preview Episode
Love Me is a new CBC original podcast about the messiness of human relationships. It officially launches June 13, but here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up this season.
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3 min
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