At a Loss for Words

"I want to turn you inside out and fold you into a tiny square..." Sometimes the word 'love' just doesn't sum up how we feel about someone.

2016 / Mira Burt-Wintonick / Cristal Duhaime / CBC, Canada

"I want to turn you inside out and fold you into a tiny square..." Sometimes the word 'love' just doesn't sum up how we feel about someone.

At Third Coast we've been enchanted with the work of Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for many years. As longtime producers for the CBC's now defunct WireTap, their playful and poignant stories often focused on the intersection of technology and the human heart. In their new project, the podcast Love Me , Mira and Cristal continue to work with these themes and beyond, examining the messiness of human interaction through both fiction and documentary. Love Me's first episode explores how words inform our relationships - Google Translate and all.

In their behind-the-scenes interview , Love Me creators Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime discuss creating documentary stories inspired by fiction, what's next for the show, and that little voice in all of us that just screams "love me!"


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This episode features Mac McClelland, author of Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story .

The untranslatable words in this episode are adapted from Ella Frances Sanders’ 2014 book Lost In Translation . Used by permission of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.

A poem by Kelsey Walsh inspired the audio fiction in this episode.

Original theme music by Tim Kingsbury. Scoring music by Murray Lightburn. Additional music by Jaspertine, and Chris Zabriskie.


produced by

Cristal Duhaime

Cristal Duhaime (@cristalliond) is the co-creator of Love Me and Pen Pals – a comedy fiction series that puts unlikely pairs in conversation.


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