Love in America

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South Dakota writer/storytellers Scotte and Toni Burns reveal tales of deep and abiding loves in American history, travels and culture.

What is the secret of true love? What is the meaning of life?
Deadwood, South Dakota storytellers Scotte and Toni Burns love the easy questions!

So, several years ago, they began motorcycle touring America, finding love in American culture and the country’s great love stories from small towns, mountain and coastal communities, to reservations, college campuses and truck stops. From big city streets to prisons, farms, suburbs, and US military bases, Love in America dives deep into love in American history, society and culture, asking Americans of every color, faith and age about the meaning of love in their lives. Scotte and Toni’s tales from the heart of America reveal that the greatest love stories aren’t just romantic love, they’re also loves of community, of a sense of purpose, the places we call home, and of the American story itself.

Story is the key to understanding what is love, because throughout human history, the way we’ve shared meaning, purpose, culture, even morals, has been through our stories. As one Native American storyteller shared with Love in America, we can find knowledge by being told what something means - but through story, we find our own meanings, and in that way discover the answers we seek.

And through story, we come full circle to those first two questions: What is the secret of true love and what is the meaning of life? There’s a simple answer to both...You get to choose that.

Stories about the choices others have made, the many paths their loves have taken, and especially the laughter they’ve shared, are the places we begin that quest.
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What is the secret of true love? What is the meaning of life? Deadwood, South Dakota storytellers Scotte and Toni Burns love the easy questions! So, several years ago, they began motorcycle touring America, finding love in American culture and the country’s great love stories from small towns, mountain and coastal communities, to reservations, college campuses and truck stops. From big city streets to prisons, farms, suburbs, and US military bases, Love in America dives deep into love in American history, society and culture, asking Americans of every color, faith and age about the meaning of love in their lives. Scotte and Toni’s tales from the heart of America reveal that the greatest love stories aren’t just romantic love, they’re also loves of community, of a sense of purpose, the... Show full description


68 Pieces

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Snow in Deadwood means…water skiing with horses!; Monk’y business in Des Moines, IA; Lovin the Loving’s: a love in black and white - Richard and Mi...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2017
  • Length: 29:02
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Living in flyover country – or not; The answer to: Does a bar sit in the woods?; Flying puppies; America's last 1950’s Drive-In; Lovin history with...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Deadwood VFW Burgers & Bourbon, wild turkey dinner… maybe; tiny love in Portland (Oregon, that is); love story of America’s first acting couple. We...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Winter is coming to the Crooked Little House in Deadwood, but not to Ocean Springs, Mississippi...Imagine Statler and Waldorf as Ocean Springsters!...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
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Dragster dachshunds; bewitching love from Salem; what do puppies and weddings have in common?; when is it good to have grandpa go to the I.C.U?; “S...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Deadwood's butterfly invasion; Is there really puppy love?; a jail break of compassion; "Deaf" jam in Des Moines; Love story of Stephen and Tabitha...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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The Crooked Little House races downhill; American's best pickup lines; Space Elvis; Buffaloed into love; the love story of Johnny Cash and June Car...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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The love story of America's fist couple of comedy, George Burns and Gracie Allen; an introduction to Deadwood's Crooked Little House; from a life o...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:00