93 February 13, 1998 Valentine’s Day ’98 Stories about couples that all take place decades after that moment their eyes first meet. Share a clip 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 226: Reruns Dec. 6, 2002 Act Two: Marriage As Rerun Many couples eventually encounter this problem: One person in the couple trots out the same story over and over, and the other person has to just listen. 90: Telephone Jan. 16, 1998 Act Three: Phone As History We think of our phone calls and phone messages as so transient. 51: Animals Die, People Ponder Jan. 24, 1997 Act Three: Dead Animal Man Ira with Clarence Hicks, who picks up dead animals for a living. Staff RecommendationsView all 38 Oct. 11, 1996 Simulated Worlds Civil War reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle, and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America. 218 Aug. 9, 2002 Act V A group of inmates at a high-security prison stage a production of the last act of Hamlet.