Love and Radio

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Love and Radio

Love and Radio

4.9/5

Critic Rating

Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it's like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You've never heard anything like it before.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Aug 27, 2022

"The episodes out so far have all been in that quintessential Love and Radio style, in which the narrative begins one way, but then it suddenly pivots in a surprising direction. I found myself sitting in my car at the end of a long drive still listening, desperate to find out what happened next...Episodes are being released fortnightly, so once you’ve blitzed your way through all of the new ones, go back into the show’s archives to listen to Living Room, Choir Boy and – if you’re open to something a bit weirder – The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Jul 20, 2022

"Love and Radio is an arty, challenging, some-would-say-revolutionary podcast that takes great pleasure in screwing around with the boundaries of what one usually expects when listening to a radio story or even a simple interview."

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Score: 4.65

Ian Bonhotal • PodSpective Oct 17, 2017

"Love + Radio is one of the finest examples out there of what the medium of podcasting allows for: a platform for non-mainstream subjects produced and told through abstract audio techniques. The narrators may be untrustworthy. They’re not just audio tales we can take at face value. There may be an unremovable tension between interviewer and interviewee. It may be impossible to separate oneself from the story one is reporting on. But at its best, the production of Love + Radio is beautiful exemplar of the ways in which artists use lies to tell the truth."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Nov 20, 2016

"This is what Van der Kolk does. He gets people to tell him their secret stories. And then he turns them into one of my favourite podcasts...Love + Radio is intimate and strange. It’s not a weekly podcast, and I’m always impatient for more."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Sep 30, 2016

"If there is a theme that brings together the Love + Radio episodes it’s the vastness of human experience, which sounds a bit broad and woolly but in reality is anything but. These are the extraordinary tales of ordinary people..."

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