Italian Stallion, Tombstone, Hope and LOL

Celebrated author and writer Adam Gopnik (Paris to the Moon, The New Yorker) embarrasses his son and offends other loved ones by getting lost in the new world of instant message abbreviations. Janice Bartley recounts the story of a woman with cerebral palsy's first kiss and beyond. Boris Timanovsky on an unlikely trans-Atlantic pen pal adventure. And Jeffery Rudell's (banner image) sad tale of coming out to his parents with dramatic consequences. Lea Thau hosts.

Note: Some stories are emotionally intense and not for children.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on March 10, 2013.