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5.25.17: Spring Picks

It's spring picks week on Word of Mouth. We've scoured our playlists to pass on some of the most powerful audio we've heard recently. Like a new series from Audible that invites you to eavesdrop on a real couples therapy session.

And, after spending years on-line trying to find "the one" a woman revisits the men who rejected her.

Plus, we'll hear what happens when adults read from their teenaged diaries-on stage.

Virginia's Pick(s)

Where Should We Begin? from Audible and host Esther Perel

Episode 2: Motherless Women

A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within the family dynamic. Esther helps them reframe each of their roles in terms of what they uniquely contribute.

Audible is offering the first ten episodes of Where Should We Begin? for free until Mid-July. More information can be found at


The New Yorker Radio Hour- A Few Thoughts From Monet on Those Stacks of Wheat

Beginning in 1890, Claude Monet spent a year painting giant stacks of wheat. Seth Reiss imagines his diary from this period: “Got a little cocky today and tried to put two stacks of wheat in one painting. Total train wreck.” Reiss performs as Monet in his story, originally published in The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, with The New Yorker’s E. P. Licursi narrating.  

Taylor Quimby's Pick

The Mortified Podcast - Episode 87: Kids That Protest

Tales of precocious kids who fight for causes they haven't completely thought out.

Maureen McMurray's Pick

Strangers - Love Hurts

Producer Lea Thau investigates why she's single. She goes back to guys who didn't want to date her in recent years and asks them why. From ages 15 to 38 Lea was never single, but since her fiancé left her while she was pregnant, finding love again has been hard these last few years. Is she too old? Is she too broken from that last big heartbreak? Is she too much this or not enough that? While looking for answers, the man she is dating disappears.

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