Thursday, Dec 6 at 7:30 pm
Love Me Season 3 Launch
With Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime, Sarah Geis and Lu Olkowski
UnionDocs presents an intimate evening with CBC’s Love Me as the podcast celebrates the launch of its third season! Join producers Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime and host Lu Olkowski for a behind the scenes peek into the show that explores the messiness of human connection. Through curated listening and in-depth conversation about personal storytelling, the event will highlight the joys and challenges of producing tender and heartbreaking work.
Reception/party to follow.
Love Me is a CBC podcast about the messiness of human connection. Season 3 launches November 13, featuring deeply personal stories – like a man who learns all about love while imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, two siblings stuck sharing a room again as adults, and a note slipped into the back pocket of someone’s jeans that leads to a surprising late-night encounter… The stories are sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking… and sometimes a little strange. Subscribe at cbc.ca/loveme or wherever you get your podcasts.
Full Program TBA, featuring brand new material from Season 3 of Love Me
Mira Burt-Wintonick & Cristal Duhaime are the creators of CBC’s Love Me, a podcast about the messiness of human connection, and Pen Pals — a scripted series that puts unlikely pairs in conversation (winner of a 2018 Sarah Award). Previously, they produced Jonathan Goldstein’s WireTap, for which the team won the 2015 Prix Italia for Radio Drama. They also won Gold at the 2015 Grand Prix Nova for their short drama, Call of Dating. Mira & Cristal are based in Montreal, Canada.
Lu Olkowski is an independent radio producer who is drawn to stories that evolve through multiple generations: how pride or shame in one’s racial identity, poverty and artistic impulse can be passed down in families. Untangling what is said and what isn’t said, she uses the sounds and silences of past and present to create unusually intimate stories. Her work has won many international awards including a Third Coast International Audio Festival Award. At present she is working on three new secret radio projects. At least one of them will be a new podcast.
Sarah Geis (@sarahegeis)is a independent radio producer and editor, and a former artistic director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival.
These days, she teaches radio at the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, edits for Gimlet Creative, and produces for various outlets. Recent features have aired on BBC Radio 4 and the podcast Love & Radio.