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First dates and lockdown love stories: a look at romance during COVID

Dating couple in face masks with roses behind their backs.
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This hour we look at how the pandemic shaped dating, long-term relationships, and love, over the past two years.


  • Laura Kipnis - Author of “Love In The Time Of Contagion: A Diagnosis,” among other books.  
  • Hiwote Getaneh - A producer on the “This is Dating,” a dating podcast made by Magnificent Noise, where you listen in on people’s first dates. 
  • Philippa Found - An artist, writer, and the creator of “Lockdown Love Stories,” an art project where people can anonymously submit their love stories from the COVID-19 time period. 

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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