Modern Love

Modern Love

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Explore the trials and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Join host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and Modern Love editor Daniel Jones (NYT) -- and fall in love at first listen.


The End Of Small Talk | Modern Love 59  

Paul Rust, star of the Netflix comedy hit "Love," tells the story of a man who says 'no' to conversations about traffic and weather. Even on a first date.

Elvis and My Husband Have Left The Building | Modern Love 58  

Malin Akerman of Showtime's "Billions" tells the story of a pair of best friends who vow to stay together forever--at least until the green card arrives.

Single, Female, Mormon, Alone | Modern Love 57  

Justina Machado, star of the Netflix reboot "One Day At A Time," shares the story of one woman's quest to lose her virginity while at the same time finding herself.

Live From The Wilbur Theater (Part Two) | Modern Love 56  

Emmy Rossum, star of the Showtime series "Shameless," performs in front of a live audience.

Live From The Wilbur Theater (Part One) | Modern Love 55  

Brian Tyree Henry, star of the hit FX show "Atlanta," and Alysia Reiner of "Orange is the New Black" kick off Part I of our live episode recorded live at the Wilbur Theater in Boston.

A Modern Love: The Podcast Valentine's Special  

Forget Netflix and chill. Settle in for a binge episode of Modern Love: The Podcast featuring Tony Hale ("Veep"), Gillian Jacobs ("Love"), and Colin Farrell ("The Lobster")

'Seeing The World Through My Wife's Eyes'  | Modern Love 54  

"Selma" star David Oyelowo reads an essay about a blind man navigating his marriage.

'On The Precipice, Wings Spread' | Modern Love 53  

Tony-nominee Megan Hilty of "Smash" and "Noises Off" reads an essay about a couple with a seemingly perfect relationship--until the other shoe drops.

'The Boy Who Makes Waves' | Modern Love 52  

Mykelti Williamson of the Oscar-nominated film "Fences" reads an essay about a father's complicated love for his son.

'Groomzilla' | Modern Love 51  

John Cho reads an essay about a groom gone bad.

'A Family That Takes 'No' For An Answer' | Modern Love 50  

Darby Stanchfield of ABC's "Scandal," on an ordinary family hunting trip that turns into an unexpected lesson about hope.

'Taking A Break For Friendship' | Modern Love 49  

Sela Ward reads an essay about a beautiful relationship...or a friendship? Or a wanna-be friendship?

Modern Love Encore: 'A Millennial's Guide To Kissing'  

In this encore, Emmy Rossum reads an essay about the complexities of millennial love.

'Beware Of Big Boxes' | Modern Love 48  

Pamela Adlon of the FX series "Better Things" reads an essay about the dangers of romanticizing romantics.

'Two Decembers' | Modern Love 47  

Tony-nominated actor Haydn Gwynne reads about one woman's quest to reclaim one of the hardest days of her life--her birthday.

Modern Love Encore: 'Friends Without Benefits'  

Taissa Farmiga shares a story of friendship and a love never reciprocated. This is an encore presentation.

'DJ's Homeless Mommy' | Modern Love 46  

Dan Savage reads his own Modern Love essay about his son's birth mother--and her troubling path.

'Fractured Beauty' | Modern Love 45  

Molly Ringwald reads an essay about a family vacation--after divorce.

'Out Of The Darkness' | Modern Love 44  

Filmmaker Mark Duplass reads an essay about a husband who never thought "for worse" could get so bad.

'A Heart Of Gold' | Modern Love 43  

Ruth Negga, star of new drama "Loving," shares a story about the intimate connection between a woman and her unlikely pet.

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