Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall.
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For some people, the fear of sleep is linked to the fear of death. We hear from some of them.
Richard Klein of Cornell University explains that the way we view love really began with love poems in the 13th century — an illusion.
An Allen Ginsberg poem and Ira Glass.
Artist Julie Laffin talks about the inspiration for her "kissing projects." Jessica Yu's film Breathing Lessons is about Mark O'Brien, a man using an "iron lung." In this excerpt, Mark talks about the yearning he tries to quell through the use of sex surrogates. Poet Luis Rodriguez reads his poem "Waiting." Writer Dolores Wilbur tells a story of wanting love.