Modern Love
Modern Love
Oct 28, 2020
Devoted but Doomed
20 min

In college, Malcolm Conner penned a rambling email intended for his crush. “You have cow eyes,” he wrote. “I know that sounds like a bad thing but have you ever looked into a cow’s eyes? They are so deep and brown and beautiful.”

What he hadn’t disclosed — to his crush or to anyone at school — was that he was transgender and had transitioned at age 15. But he knew he had to tell this “charismatic acquaintance,” for what they had was flirtatious and unstoppable; it was, as Malcolm put it, physics.

As it turned out, his crush had something to share too. They dated anyway — quietly, both knowing that each day of sweetness together was drawing them closer toward the last.

Featured stories:

  • “The Physics of Forbidden Love," Malcolm Conner
  • “Strangers on a Train," Cecilia Pesao


Malcolm’s story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

You can find more information on today's episode here.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking
Terrible, Thanks For Asking
American Public Media
Happyish Holidays 2020
This episode features conversations with people doing the best they can in difficult circumstances. Like Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, whose husband Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a notable and rising brain surgeon who wrote When Breath Becomes Air, a bestselling memoir about his fatal battle with cancer. And comedian Amber Tozer, who tells a funny and poignant story about walking in on her mother’s wedding… on Christmas Day. We will also talk with some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club on their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Plus, stories of people’s worst Holidays ever. This year, we’re bringing our Happyish Holidays episode to you in a new way...a live video stream brought to you by our sponsor Shutterfly. RSVP at HappyishHolidays.com Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate Go to HappyishHolidays.com to RSVP to the livestream event! And check out our sponsors this week: Shutterfly: shutterfly.com Help A Human Out: helpahumanout.co Still Kickin’: stillkickin.co
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Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show
Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show
Slate Podcasts
Thankful In Spite of Everything Edition
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth gather around the virtual Thanksgiving table to share the major and minor things that got them through this wild year. They also answer a listener question from a mom nervous about changes to her kids’ education as they move across the country.  In Slate Plus: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth duke it out over the best and worst Thanksgiving foods. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Recommendations: Elizabeth recommends using Native-Land.ca to learn about Indigenous lands. If you’d like to learn about land you are on, you can also text your city and state *City, state” 1-907-312-5085 or to LandAcknowledgement on Facebook Messenger. Elizabeth also recommends following sitbymyfire on Instagram. She has a wonderful list of picture books for Native American Heritage Month.  Jamilah recommends peanut butter cups from Emerald Sky Edibles, if you are in a location where cannabis is legal.  Dan recommends watching Slings & Arrows. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.  Tune in to The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show hosted by Jamilah. Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
Forever35/Caroline Moss
Ep 52: Saving $$ and Buying Desks with Bola Sokunbi of Clever Girl Finance
Once upon a time in January 2020 we talked about making this year the year of saving money in a smart way. 2020 had other plans lmao, but you guys, 2021 is still ours! Clever Girl Finance CEO Bola Sukunbi is here to talk about the basics of finance, including some truly jaw-dropping student loan payment facts that made me gasp out loud. She’s also talking about the furniture she’s buying for her kids, and what we can do to make 2021 a better year for savings. (Follow Gee Thanks! on Insta: www.instagram.com/geethanksjustboughtitpod! I wanna see you there! And on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/geethanks) GIFT GUIDE ALERT: They are coming out this week! Want them earlier than everyone else? Sign up here: www.geethanksjustboughtit.com so you don’t miss out! The latest is all about indie books: https://bookshop.org/shop/geethanksjustboughtit  Mentioned On This Episode! * Clever Girl Finance: https://www.instagram.com/clevergirlfinance/?hl=en * The Otero Desk (if you find a dupe, let us know!): https://fave.co/3pH1PD4 * Honey: https://fave.co/3nGqjue * Digit (use this link and get $5!): https://digit.co/r/-yd50kkioQ?wn * Rakuten: rakuten.com/r/CAROLI33174 ($40 free when you spend $40) Visit www.geethanksjustboughtit.com for even more recs and shop the Gee Thanks! Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/geethanksjustboughtit As always, reach me at Caroline@geethanksjustboughtit.com, @geethanksjustboughtitpod on Instagram, or leave me a message at 424-245-0736.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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By The Book
By The Book
Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
Epilogue: This is Where You Belong
Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com]. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts. We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 [facebook.com] To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book This episode is brought to you by: BetterHelp [betterhelp.com/btb [betterhelp.com]], Oscar Mayer [oscarmayer.com [oscarmayer.com]],  Indeed [indeed.com/bythebook [indeed.com]], and Windows & HP [windows.com/HP [windows.com]] Check out Kristen's other podcasts!The Pursuit of Happier on Knowablehttps://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi] Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 [podcasts.apple.com] Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 [podcasts.apple.com] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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