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 320: What’s In A Number? — 2006 Edition Nov. 3, 2006 Act Three: The War This Time The Lancet's new study of deaths in Iraq, by the same research team that did the earlier study, yielded an astounding number—650,000 civilian deaths. 88: Numbers Jan. 2, 1998 Act Five: Break It Down A man tries to calculate what love costs. 112: Ladies and Germs Oct. 2, 1998 Act Five: The Conqueror Germ Sean Collins on the germs within us, the germs that can kill us, and the germs that do kill us. Staff RecommendationsView all 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. 489 Mar. 1, 2013 No Coincidence, No Story! We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions!