Holy crap I have a new podcast, y’all. It’s called Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been captivated by dramatic love stories.
When I first read F. Scott Fitzgerald in high school, I became obsessed with the complicated relationship between the author and his wife, Zelda, and how their relationship problems fueled their work.
At 14, I remember seeing Stevie Nicks on Vh1, singing her heart out to her former lover, Lindsey Buckingham. The song was “Silver Springs,” a Rumors-era b-side that found chart success in 1997 when Fleetwood Mac reunited for The Dance. That performance was the beginning of yearslong research into the decades-old soap opera that is Fleetwood Mac. I remember buying every Fleetwood Mac album I could find, carefully listening to Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s lyrics and then running to the Internet to read other people’s interpretations of their songs. (I still do this…shhhh.)
To this day I still gravitate towards the personal lives of famous people.
Were Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner truly soul mates?
Did Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera fuel each other’s work?
Was Mary Austin Freddie Mercury’s greatest love?
Did Courtney kill Kurt? (Joking… I have no idea.)
Just how horrible was Ike to Tina? (Answer: Pretty bad)
What’s the story behind Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn?
These stories are what inspired this podcast, Love Will Tear Us Apart.
I’m really excited about this and hope you’ll join me on my journey to uncover the complicated, passionate and sometimes scandalous stories behind our favorite couples.
I’ll be launching the first episode on Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner soon.