93 February 13, 1998 Valentine’s Day ’98 Stories about couples that all take place decades after that moment their eyes first meet. Download Transcript Hilde Skjølberg Prologue ByIra Glass Richard Klein of Cornell University explains that the way we view love really began with love poems in the 13th century — an illusion. (7 minutes) Act One Before And After ByRichard Bausch Richard Bausch reads his story Letter to the Lady of the House. (25 minutes) Act Two I Met Him In The Yogurt Store, And Now He Is Not My Leader Of The Pack ByStephanie Howard Linda Howard and Richard Bloom, in Boca Raton Florida, had been married years when she started flirting with another man. (7 minutes) Act Three Without ByDonald Hall Poet Donald Hall reads about his wife Jane Kenyon, who contracted leukemia, went through treatment, and died. His book is also called Without: Poems. (18 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 182: Cringe Apr. 13, 2001 Act Four: Cringe And Purge A lot of stories from your life, the more you tell them, the less power they have over you. 104: Music Lessons June 5, 1998 Act Two: Toccata and Fugue In Me, a Minor As a teenager, Sarah Vowell was not casual about music lessons — music became her life. 586: Who Do We Think We Are? May 6, 2016 Act Two: Who Wants To Know? Nema and Neda Semnani have extraordinarily similar first names – and completely opposite ways of dealing with what happened to their dad when they were little. Staff RecommendationsView all 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff. 570 Oct. 16, 2015 The Night in Question Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future.