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 128: Four Corners Apr. 30, 1999 Act Four: How To Become An American Writer Achy Obejas reads a piece of short fiction from her book, We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? (11 minutes) 413: Georgia Rambler July 30, 2010 Act Two: Hall County Comedian Eugene Mirman meets three friends all named Matt who claim they are the most unforgettable people in this county: Quiet Matt, Big Matt and Artist Matt. 389: Frenemies Sept. 11, 2009 Act Four: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace David Rakoff demonstrates—in rhyme—how to make a wedding toast for people you never wanted to see married in the first place. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.