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Dumb Love podcast.

December 28, 2019

A podcast about the dumb things we do for love from comedians Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks.



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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks celebrate their one year anniversary episode with quickies about restaurant break-ups and hot booty calls. 

Then Jen tells the crazy story of Ted Binion and Sandy Murphy and she HAS FEELINGS about it. Sally Brings the love with the sweet love story of writers Allison Glock and T. Cooper. 

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (racism) and things they love (comedian Julie Osborne and Zach's birthday). 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into the episode with quickies about a guy whose family didn't believe he had what it takes to make it on America's Got Talent and a couple who met on a reality TV show. 

Then Sally tells the crazy story of badass Christy Salters Martin and Jen give us chills with the beautiful love story of Kerry Anne and Michael Gordon.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (confederate statues) and things they love (taking down confederate statues and the HBO show "We're Here"). 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode with quickies about spicing things up with household items and a girl who was catfished by "Lance Bass". 

Jen then tells the nightmare crazy story of Bruce Stimon. Then Sally restores our faith in humanity with the sweet, sweet love story of Bob Harvey and Annette Callahan. 

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (voter suppression in black communities) and things they love (Jen's birthday and the TV show "Never Have I Ever"). 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks get into the episode with quickies about good samaritan Rahul Dubey, and Matt Robertson and Khani Le, a couple stuck on an endless vacation.

Sally tells the crazy story of the kidnapping of Barbara Mackle and then Jen makes us hold our snark with sweet love story of reality stars Jamie Otis-Hehner and Doug Hehner. 

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (backlash against Black Lives Matters protestors and the president) and things they love (the TV show Magic for Humans and Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a tiny house wedding and a giant male member. 

Then Jen tells the sad and crazy story of the murder of Jane Bashara. Sally sparks inspiration with the love story of author Ben Fountain and attorney Sharon Fountain. 

They end the episode talking about sad things (Jen's sweet dog, Miles and the murder of George Floyd) and things they love (good friends and comedian Sam Evan's new album, Sweet Baby Boy).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off their 50th episode with quickies about mannequins who turned out to not be mannequins and a man who is marrying his cat.

Then Sally gets into the crazy story about Denise and Brian Winchester and Mike Williams. Jen takes us to Happy Town with the beautiful love story of Chantal Melanson and Austin Monfort.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (creepy dudes and installing an above-ground pool) and things they love (50 episodes and drive-in movies).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies that answer the questions-- what ARE serial cheaters doing during this quarantine and how sexy IS community service?

Jen tells the crazy, messed-up story of Jimmy Joste and Rhonda Glover. Then Sally brings it back around with the love story of Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (school and cancelling vacations) and things they love (the last day of school and making plans for the future).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode with quickies about SPORTS and how couples in Japan are coping during the pandemic. 

Then Sally goes back to the 1920s for a crazy story about Ruth and Albert Snyder and Judd Gray. Jen makes us all cry with the beautiful love story of Zakia and Mohammad Ali.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (missing a mom on Mother's Day) and things they love (being a mom on Mother's Day and the TV show Workin' Moms).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into the episode with quickies about a woman goes overboard with role-playing and a couple of criminals who love snack foods (and possibly meth).

Then Jen tells the crazy story of Timothy and Lee-Ann Shannon and Sally takes us to Happy Town with the love story of Kris and Paul Scharoun-DeForge.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (this f*&king pandemic) and things they love (restaurants and once again, Dolly Parton).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into the episode with quickies about a controversial Instagram post and some quarantine proposal stories.

Sally then tells the decades-spanning crazy story of the Unicorn Killer, Ira Einhorn and his victim, Holly Maddux. Jen makes our hearts swell with the sweet love story of¬†Karsten T√ľchsen Hansen and Inga Rasmussen.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (not appreciating Dolly Parton for the treasure she is and people protesting quarantine) and things they love (Dolly Parton, duh, and ways to support healthcare workers).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a new way to be dumped and a man who wanted to teach his old dog a new trick.

Then Jen tells the suspenseful and crazy story of Mark and Julie Bowling. Sally lifts our spirits with the love story of Almotaz Khedrou and Jessica Diaz.

They end the episode talking about things they love (teachers and bike riding).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with a sweet write-in quickie from Sally's friend Bob and a quickie that combines pornographic material and Easter eggs. 

Then Sally tells the twisted, crazy tale of Shelly Michael and Jen makes us smile with the coronavirus-era love story of Jeremy Cohen and Tori Cignarella.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (quarantine) and things they love (getting time to themselves and Jen recipe testing for the Vegan Roadie, Dustin Harder).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode with quickies about couples resorting to virtual weddings and a man who had a mishap with his wedding ring.

Then Jen tells the crazy story of Michelle Hetzel, Brandon Bloss, Keary Renner and the murder of Devon Guzman. Sally lifts our spirits with the beautiful love story of Anthony Butler and Jessie Rix.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (missing trips and insomnia) and things they love (funny friends).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick of the episode with quickies about a cinematic proposal and a couple who gets into a fight over a "pee napkin."

Then Sally gets into the crazy story about Lesotho's Prime Minister and First Lady, Thomas and Maesaiah  Thabane, and the mysterious murder of Lipolelo Thabane. Jen takes us to happy town with the love story of Carrie Schmitt's Single Rose Project. 

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (coronavirus and being stuck at home on your anniversary during coronavirus) and things that they love (people doing good things and JEN BEING ON THE TV).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode talking about the weather (with the caveat that this episode was mostly recorded several weeks ago).

Jen talks about writer Meg Zukin's Social Distance Project and Sally brings a sweet quickie about Peter Mutabazi and his son, Tony.

Jen gets into her crazy story- the love triangle of Hurley Fontenot, Billy Mac Fleming and Laura Nugent  as reenacted on the ID show Heartbreakers. Then Sally melts hearts with her love story of Karl-Heinz Martens and the Bridgegroom's Oak.

They end the episode talking about things they love: the tv show Love is Blind and the books Ghosted and Evvie Drake Starts Over.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a random act of kindness and a woman who marries her duvet (spoiler: they're on board).

Then Sally tells the crazy story of badass Teri Jendusa-Nicolai and Jen takes us to happy town with the beautiful love story of Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalski.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (coronavirus, obviously) and things they love (Sally's brother and hearing from fans).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode talking about their new Patreon. Then they get into quickies about a woman who held onto someone else's wedding photos for over 30 years and how Sally lives with someone else's grandpa's ashes.

Jen then tells the crazy story of Jason Witt and Andrea Stanley. Sally makes us feel all warm and fuzzy with the love story of Anna Claire and Jimbo Waldrop.

They end the episode talking about things that are dumb (dogs in diapers and kids sleeping at the Monster Truck Jam) and things they love (going to Paris and their kids).

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode with quickies about a crime fighting couple and possibly the most disturbing story in podcast history.

Then Sally tells the crazy, epic story of murderer Sharon Kinne and Jen takes us to happy town with the sweet love story of Nick and Vanessa Lachey. 

They end the episode talking about things they love: sparkly rain boots and binge-watching Love is Blind on Netflix.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with some uncharacteristic "serious talk." Then they shake that off and get into two quickies about a woman who tried to sell her husband on Facebook for $111 and a couple who come home to find a burglar asleep in their bed. 

Jen tells the heartbreaking, crazy story of Jennifer Morrissey and Mike McNew. Then Sally fills our hearts with joy with the love story of Laura and Brayden Fangenello.

They end the episode talking about things they love, including seeing Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould's fantastic show, The Show With Two Heads. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin with quickies about horrible dates and a man who told everyone his (very much alive) girlfriend was dead.

Then Sally tells the twisted tale of Harold Henthorn and the tragic deaths of Lynn Henthron and Toni Henthorn. Jen lightens the mood with the love story of Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens.

They end the episode talking about grief and rainbows. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode talking about their favorite Valentine's Days.

Then Jen lets Sally choose her own adventure with quickies and Sally chooses wrong and ends up hearing a story about a man who marries one of his daughters after murdering her boyfriend. Sally, in turn, tells Jen about the perfect Valentine's Day present from the El Paso Zoo.

Jen tells the crazy story of Heather and Matthew Salazar. Sally tries to bring it back around by telling the epic love story of meeting her husband, Ben.

They end the episode talking about things they love: Hell Yeah Gluten Free and all their listeners.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start off the episode with quickies about a kiss cam gone wrong and Valentine's Day disasters. Then Sally tells the unbelievable story of Ramon Sosa and Jen takes us to Happy Town with the love story of Billy and Dora Cooper. They end the episode talking about the Instagram account Influencers In The Wild and Fortune Feimster's Netflix special. Listen for a promo from our friends at Ghost Town!

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode talking about their Instagram run-in with Gary Janetti. Then they dive into quickies about a new form of male birth control and a Snapchat meet-cute that somehow involves Steve Harvey. Jen tells the insane story of Sheila Davalloo and then Sally makes Jen cry with the love story of Linda and Peter Tracy. They end the episode talking things they love, including the podcast, Chasing Cosby, and Sally's quest for fun.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start off the episode talking about a woman who died and left a surprise for police and a couple who had their wedding photos stolen. Then Sally tells the bonkers tale of Jennifer and George Hyatte and Jen takes us to happy town with the sweet love story of Natalie Crowe and Austin Tatman. They end the episode talking about much needed vacations and the Australian fires.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode talking about another shady Instagram couple and a woman who is FIRED UP about her unsupportive boyfriend. Then Jen tells the crazy story of Michael and Elizabeth Turpin, and Sally warms our hearts with the sweet tale of Emmy Abrahamson and Vic Kocula. They end the episode talking about Jen's broken toe and the memorial for Sally's mom. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into the episode with quickies about a proposal gone awry and an influencer couple stirring up controversy. Then Sally talks about the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton for the murder of his wife, Christine. Jen takes us to happy town with the sweet love story of Tyrel Wolfe and Joana Marchan. They end the episode talking about things they love, including chocolate, the author Deborah Crombie, and the freedom of realizing that nobody cares about what you're doing. 

 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin the episode with quickies about John Stamos and a couple that came into a lot of money. Jen tells the incredible story of Eliette, Betsy, Aly, and Dr. Jean-Claude Dominique. Then Sally shares the beautiful love story of Jeff Rohrer and Joshua Ross. They end the episode talking about Jen's curse of inappropriate laughter and Sally's amazing friend, David Levy.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks get into their holiday episode with quickies about women marrying themselves and a Sheraton in Puerto Vallarta being homophobic pieces of crap. Then Sally bums us out with the story of the Black Widow of Alabama: Audrey Marie Hilley. Jen brings the mood back up with the love story of Maureen Justice and Hugh Robertson. They end the episode talking about a case of mistaken identity and Jen's true feelings about the Elf on the Shelf.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump start the episode with quickies about a 60-foot penis on a roof and Valentine's Day texts received 9 months too late. Then Jen tells the story of Mike Cartier and his victims, Rose Ryan and Kristin Lardner. Sally almost makes Jen cry with the tale of David Wisnia and Helen Spitzer. They end the episode talking about Jen's love/hate relationship with hot yoga and Sally's gratitude for nice people. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start with quickies about a couple who get caught getting busy in a hot tub and that darn Peloton commercial. Then Sally tells us about the horrendous murder of Pam Candelario. Jen makes us happy again with the sweet love story of Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughn. Then Sally talks about her mom and they cry. A lot. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off their post-Thanksgiving episode with a quickie about a bride whose scheme backfired and a write-in from listener and friend, Fernando. Then Jen tells the bone-chilling story of Richard and Nancy Lyon. Sally lightens the mood with Emily and Cameron Kohlman's meet cute. They end the episode talking about the pressure parents put on themselves and how Sally is raising a frat boy.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks get into the episode with quickies about the World Championship for Wife Carrying and the world's biggest tinder date. Then Sally tells the tragic tale of the Heidt Family murders and Jen makes us swoon with the love story of Jen and Will Newton. The close out the episode talking about things they love, including how Jen's Grandma's ghost helped her find her wedding ring.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a wedding saved by Steve Harvey and a lonely albatross named Rob. Then Jen tells the tale of pathological liar, Simon Reid, and the women who fought back. Sally switches it up and tells the friendship love story of Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn. They end the episode talking about depressing stuff and, of course, their love of the Great British Baking Show.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into the episode with quickies about the love between a woman and her dog and a text message you definitely don't want to get on your wedding night. Then Sally tells the awful tale of Pamela Butler and Marta Rodriguez. Jen lifts our spirit with the decades-spanning love story of Harold Holland and Lillian Barnes. They end the episode talking about things they love- birthday get-aways and a beautiful wedding.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin with two quickies about dumb dumb couples and bank robberies. Then Jen tells the outrageous tale of the Witch Hunt killers. Sally brings the love with the story of Roseann Sdoia and Mike Materia. They end the episode talking about their love of women who stand up for women and Sally's friend, Carmen Lagala. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin their very special Halloween episode with quickies about Amanda Large Teague, the woman who married a ghost, and two couples who have a Halloween meet-cute. Along the way they both reveal whether or not they've seen a ghost (spoiler: YES). Sally then gets into the Halloween spirit with the story of the Trick or Treat murder of Peter Fabiano by Goldyne Pizer and Joan Rabel. Jen makes us happy with the epic love story of Celeste Dandeker and Trevor Arnold. They end the episode talking about things that are dumb and things they love like Sally opening for Marc Maron at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick of the episode with some spooky Halloween proposals and a write-in love story from our pal, John Bunyan. Then Jen tells us the horrible story of attorney Ryan Carter Poston and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers. Sally picks up our spirits with the love story of Syrian refugees Tarek and Hadil. They end the episode talking about Jen's Disney cruise and taking care of your mental health.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into Episode 18 with quickies about a couple who finds romance in the back of a police car and a company who is offering free couples counseling. Then Sally tells the unbelievable survival story of Victoria Cilliers and Jen restores our faith in humans with Renata Pasqualini and Wadih Arap's love story. They end the episode talking about big breaks and vision boards.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off Episode 17 with quickies about another guy who loves cars a little too much and a spooky challenge from Fright Fest. Then Jen tells the tale of the Craigslist Killers, Miranda and Elyette Barbour. Sally brings us to tears but then takes us to Happy Town with the love story of Gerda Weissmann Klein and Kurt Klein. They end the episode talking about their love of Life After Lockup and the Great British Baking Show.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a celebrity break-up (a story Sally stole from her friends at the Local News podcast) and a teenage revenge plot. Then Sally tells the crazy tale of Jeff Zack, John Zaffino and Cynthia George. Jen makes us smile with the love story of Chris Norton and Emily Summers. They end the episode talking about Sally's love for Paula Poundstone and the podcast Never Not Funny and Jen's upcoming Disney Cruise. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks get fired up about Jen's quickie about a woman who gets a very crappy email and calm down over Sally's story of a woman who had a VERY realistic dream. Then they rile back up as Jen tells the story of our new hero, Susan Kuhnhausen. Sally brings inserts some love with the story of Biff Chaplow and Trystan Reese and their beautiful family. Jen and Sally end the episode talking about some heavy stuff happening in their lives and decide that everyone should be a Susan.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a couple who got caught in a compromising position and a man who really really loves vacuums. Then Sally tells the crazy pants story of Michelle Hadley, Angela Diaz and Ian Diaz and Jen makes us feel warm and fuzzy with Christopher Dempsey and Heather Krueger's beautiful tale of love and sacrifice. They end the episode chatting about Sally's big surprise gone wrong, how to help hurricane victims, and their mutual love for Kirsten Dunst.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into quickies about a man and his love for his prized possession and a crazy pregnancy test. Then Jen bums us out with the bonkers story of Race and Brigida Uto and Sally takes us to happy town with inspirational couple Jeff Hartung and Angela Sartin-Hartung. They end the episode talking about Jen's ordainment and Sally's birthday surprise for her husband.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode with quickies about an adorable, harmonizing couple and a guy with a crush on Taylor Swift who makes a grand gesture. Then Sally tells the twisty, salacious tale of Dorothy Stratten and Jen shares a write-in story of true friendship from the hilarious Diane Gallagher. They end the episode talking about being a stay-at-home parent and the Amazon. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about THE TIME AEROSMITH FELL IN LOVE WITH JEN'S MOM and a couple that share a love of neck tattoos. Then Jen tells the heartbreaking story of Marie Carlson and Pastor James Flanders and Sally brings the love with the story of Nayyef Herbid and Btoo Allami. They end the episode talking about the shooting in Sally's home town of Dayton, Ohio and try to finish on a light note with some book recommendations: Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli and Educated by Tara Westover.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin the episode with a mother-in-law horror story with a twist and a quickie about a woman who has no chill when it comes to texting a new love interest. Then Sally tells the story of serial killing granny Velma Barfield and Jen makes us want to figure out Twitter with the love story of Victoria Carlin and Jonathan O'Brien. They end the episode talking about Jen's run-in with a herd of goats and Sally's endless vacation.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin with quickies about a woman who isn't down with a long distance relationship and some birds fighting for their love. Then Jen tells the crazy story of Tami and Alan Duvall and Sally makes our hearts swell with the love story of Max and Colleen Starkloff and their work for the rights of people with disabilities. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks jump into the episode with quickies about someone with a true love for Reese's and a murder-for-hire gone wrong. Then Sally tells the tale of Jane Alexander's quest to avenge her Aunt Gertrude's murder and Jen takes us to happy town with the story of Emma Perrier's catfish with a fairy tale ending. Jen and Sally end the episode talking about sleep deprivation and their love of cooking shows.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off this episode with a quickie about a couple who share a toothbrush and a poetic write-in from Conrad Bromberek (@conradissilly). Then Jen tells the unbelievable tale of Traci and Tim McNamara and Sally warms our hearts with the story of PK Mahanandia and Charlotte von Schedvin and the bike ride for love. They end the episode discussing the things they love-- the New Kids on the Block and Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff's new book, Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin with quickies about a waitress who gets a huge tip and a marriage that ends over the Disney movie, Frozen. Then Sally shares a crazy murder story from her neighbor, Pete, and Jen recounts the love story at the heart of the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia. We end with a write-in from our favorite doctor, Erin, and talk about the Red Clay Comedy Festival that Jen produces.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks begin with a crazy write-in from comedian Shanda Sung and a quickie about a murder plot gone wrong. Jen tells the messed-up tale of killer couple Melissa Bredow and Jason Belanger and Sally gives us the love story at the heart of the Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks start the episode with quickies about a groom who gets a little too involved in wedding planning and the dumbest love story yet. Then Sally shares the twisty tale of serial killers Gwen Graham and Cathy Woods, and Jen brightens our day with the story of a text to a wrong number that sparked a romance and saved a life. 

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off the episode talking about Jen's earliest act of dumb love and a very crappy birthday gift. Then Jen shares the sad tale of Burton and Linda Pugash and Sally lifts our spirits with the story of Dashrath Manjhi.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks share quickies about Mark Sanford's Appalachian Trail hike and a man who has over a thousand lovers. Then Sally bums us out with the murder of Kent Leppink and Jen restores our faith in love with the story of Ruth Williams and Sir Seretse Khama.

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Hosts Jen O'Neill Smith and Sally Brooks kick off their first episode with dumb love stories about a very romantic proposal and a 92-year old with an itchy trigger finger. Then Jen tells the horrifying tale of Talhotblond and Sally makes us swoon with the WWII love story of Boris and Anna Kozlov. 

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