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February 9, 2018

Rom-Com

The one thing you know for sure when you're watching a romantic comedy is that it's going to turn out okay in the end. When you're living one? Not so much. This week, stories that unfold like rom-coms.

Dominic Bugatto

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.

You Had Me at Hello

Comedian Jillian Welsh tells Diane Wu about one of the most romantic—and stressful—nights of her life, a night that paralleled the plot of a rom-com in several ways. A version of this story first appeared on the Risk! podcast. Jillian is a member of the Second City National Touring Company. (16 minutes)

Song:

“Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)” by Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton & “Rom Com” by Who is She?