Bonus Episode: Valentine’s Day

The utopia of love; weird stories about Saint Valentine, Cupid, and Charles, Duke of Orleans; fun facts about candy, venereal disease, and celebrating around the world; why I’m jealous of Juliet’s mail; badly read poetry; and much more!

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Links & Resources

An image of Charles, Duke of Orleans’ original 1415 letter at The British Library

History’s Oldest-Known Valentine Was Written in Prison

History of the Conversation Heart

Cherubic Cupid Is Everywhere on Valentine’s Day. Here’s Why That Famous Embodiment of Desire Is a Child

Written and produced by Anna Roberts
Burning palm tree artwork by Perry Vasquez

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