Free From Desire: Asexual in the City of Love

Publisher:
Paradiso Media

Free From Desire: Asexual in the City of Love

5.0/5

Critic Rating

35-year-old Aline, who grew up in the city of love, has never been attracted to anyone — sexually or romantically. On this podcast, they tell us how difficult it was to realize and accept their asexuality and aromanticism in a society that only talks about exactly that: love and sex. This acceptance is what also allowed them to now have a child on their own via artificial insemination. 2023 Tribeca winner in the audio non-fiction category


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Tal Minear • Podplane Jun 18, 2023

"The storytelling is compelling and heartwarming, and I think it's an important listen."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Jun 12, 2023

"...inside Aline’s brain—their voice carries you along to make you feel like you’re an eavesdropper on their entire life, from their first crush to raising a baby in a gender-open way. Conversations with experts, sociologists, and friends pop up to juxtapose Aline’s feelings about love with society’s obsession with traditional coupling. Free From Desire is an anti-rom com with a twist for your ears."

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Score: 5

Devin • Podstack Jun 8, 2023

"It’s the combination of memoir-style narration, sound design that takes it beyond a monologue, and exceptional story structure that get me so hooked. And that’s exactly what Free From Desire has. I can’t help feeling so invested in learning how Aline grows to accept themselves and show others how they can too."

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