(Editor’s note: The audio has been updated and improved on this episode.)
THE LOVE EPISODE features Story Collider’s Erin Barker talking about getting in front of strangers to share her innermost love secrets. Weaved into and around Barker’s ideas, host Christine Schuster and co-host Tatiana Lee tell their love stories, and also bring discuss who they would want to sing at their weddings, getting dumped and Bob Hope.
Erin Barker tells stories as Artistic Director at the Story Collider – subscribe now! – by talking to scientists to figure out why they love their research so much. In her personal storytelling time, she wins Grand Slams at The Moth – the first woman to do that – by sharing romantic breakups, family breakups and even breakups with the Girl Scouts.
WITTY RANTER PODCAST takes on vague themes each week within art and culture. The host generally knows nothing about the topic, but can talk for hours about it with her co-host. She also brings in edgy guests – such as Wired magazine’s Liz Stinson, The Moth’s Erin Barker or NPR’s Nicky Hammar – who know what they’re talking about but don’t take themselves too seriously. Subscribe now on iTunes!
Host and producer: Christine Schuster is a senior journalism and theater major. She can really write and report and do other stuff. She wrote this wedding story for City Pages. From Eagan, Schuster has interned at the Orpheum Theater on both the artistic and communications side. She’s obsessed with vintage clothing. The really old stuff.
Co-host: Tatiana Lee is a freshman English literature and writing major from the Twin Cities. Sheplayed soccer and wrote poems in high school at New Life Academy.