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Checkmate - Lauren Sivak

2nd Story celebrates Valentine's Day with this refreshing story about romance past and storyteller (and 2nd Story Managing Director) Lauren Sivak's smooth moves.


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Breaking up is hard to do - 
Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke

In this story, Reshmi explores how relationships shift over time, and the moments in which they could snap (and end) or bend (and grow).


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Boundary Waters - Martinique Hallerduff

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In this episode, Martinique tells a story that takes place during what she calls a "very specific, very tiny window of time" in United States history, when same sex marriage was only legal in a few states and Canada.


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WINTER HOLIDAY - Darren Meyers

In this story, Darren shares his experience of navigating the holiday season as an individual who does not celebrate Christmas.


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Thirty Nine Thirty - Liz Gottmann

In this story, Liz is challenged by the anxiety (and healing process) of existing in the "in between".


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THE HOURS BETWEEN MOTHER LOVE AND A SCHOOL BOY CRUSH - Eric May

In this story, Eric weaves together stories of his first loves, building to an epiphany of how they are all intersecting.


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WALLS - CP CHANG

In this story, CP and his wife Jess negotiate how to talk with each other (and lean on each other) in their marriage, as an interracial couple in the wake of the Ferguson verdict.