RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#822
  • Date:March 13, 2017
  • Run Time:1:02:17
  • Download: MP3

Heart and Arrow

Jeffrey Lan shares a remarkable story of the love, loss and growth he experienced with his partner Ed.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Note Drop / If / As Colourful As Ever by Broke for Free

Radio Story: Heart and Arrow by Jeffrey Lan

Song: Our Old Apartment by DL Rossi


  1. Wonderful story!

  2. Dammit, that’s not the first time the Risk show has made me have to stop the tractor to dry my tears. This was a beautiful story of love. Good luck, Mr. Lan.

  3. Beautiful. Happy, sad, profound and moving. I too drove home with tears in my eyes.

  4. A very moving story. Kudos on the editing and the beautiful underscoring.

  5. I cried at work. Amazing story.

  6. Your story had me weeping openly. I am so honored that you chose to share your story with us. You are so blessed to have had Ed in your life.

  7. Oh my god this is such a beautiful story. I felt so much for Jeffrey. This is so sad and harrowing.

  8. Well, that was an epic for the ages.

  9. God DAMMIT Risk, I am going to send you my Kleenex bill and you are going to pay it. *snif*

  10. What a beautiful love story

  11. Thank you for sharing your truly beautiful and heartbreaking story. It left me speechless. Thank you also to Kevin for your comments at the beginning of the episode!

  12. Oh my, what a beautifully sad story!! I cried all through out the end. Jeffrey you are a very lucky man to have been so in love. You told the story so well that I actually felt the love. I just want you to know that a lot of my tears were happy ones because what you two had was beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Tears! My bff’s partner of 20 years is facing serious heart surgery and they too plan a move to a new city. The partner is 20!years his senior.
    Touched too close to home for me!
    My heart was on every spoken word, my condolences for your loss.

  14. The thing that struck me most about this story was the ending. There was not this sense of overwhelming darkness, nor was this rom-com fairy tale silver lining. Honesty, truth, hope. There were so many emotions that played out during this story, but Jeffery’s sincerity and openness is a testament to his love for Ed, and his understanding of himself.
    Not the same in terms of the magnitude of the tragedy, but I was in 2 long term relationships during my adult life (the second of which began the day after the first ended) and 3 years ago I had to learn how to be single as an adult. While it was hard, I recognized it as an opportunity to get to know myself. It sounds like Jeffery is on the same path.
    Sending you strength as you continue on the journey of life.

  15. accolades for the story. But what is the song that is in at 19mins. It sounds like Oceansize or something? I can’t find it anywhere?!?! PLEASE help! x

  16. Lorne,
    The tune is Flite by the Cinematic Orchestra… here’s a link to the full tune:

  17. Thank you (to both Mr. Lan and everyone at Risk!) for sharing this beautiful, sad story with us.

  18. I am not one to comment on anything easily. I am unable to go without thanking Kevin and the whole crew at Risk! for bringing this story to us.
    To Jeff Lan, I need to say that I was honoured that you shared this story with me. All throughout this tale of love, loss, and magic I felt that you were talking to me alone. This story really resonated with me as I have experienced the alienation of a family member, the decision to remove a loved one from life support, what, unexpectedly, turned out to be the greatest love I may ever experience, and the loss of that love. I don’t know how it felt during your experience because mine were separate events spread over about a decade, however you helped me to come to terms with them and to provide the definition I needed for some of them.
    Jeff, you are a very lucky man to have found a love that most will never be able to experience. I sincerely wish you all the best, and I know that a person like you will find love again.
    Again, thank you all.

  19. I usually listen to RISK at work and I was fighting tears listening to this one. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful love story.

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