Making Love43:22


How do we define love? Is it fated, or created? It's an important distinction in considering questions of the heart.

In this episode, the Sugars explore that distinction as they field questions from a married woman whose long-dormant passions have been reignited by an old high-school boyfriend, and from a young woman struggling with whether to leave behind her cheating, closeted girlfriend.

They also call up their Valentines, to recall the stories of their early love.

Show notes

[0:16] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.

[1:10] "The best definition that I've found of what love is," John Edward Williams, "Stoner," 1965.

[8:10] "Escape [The Pina Colada Song]," Rupert Holmes, "Partners In Crime," 1979.

[10:08] "It Could Have Been Very Very Beautiful," Marc Ribot, "Saints," 2001.

[19:21] "Something About What Happens When We Talk," Lucinda Williams, "Sweet Old World," 1992.

[20:58] "Habitation," Margaret Atwood, "Selected Poems II," 1987.

[21:55] "Love Song: I And Thou," Alan Dugan, "Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry," 2011.

[30:43] "Small Plane," Bill Callahan, "Dream River," 2013.

[42:35] "Baptizing," Alice Munro, "Lives Of Girls And Women," 1971.

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