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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.


'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'  

Emmy Rossum on millennial love in this encore presentation.

'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.

'Screens Between Us' | Modern Love 42  

Issa Rae, star of the new HBO comedy "Insecure" reads an essay about the intimacy and distance synonymous with online dating.

'Modern Love Live at Town Hall' | Modern Love 41  

David Harbour of Netflix's "Stranger Things" is featured in this week's excerpt from the New York City production Modern Love Live.

'Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am' | Modern Love 40  

Rebecca Hall who stars in the new drama "Christine," reads a story about dating--while manic.

'Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother' | Modern Love 39  

Constance Wu of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off The Boat" reads a story about a wife, a mother-in-law and the unlikely story that brought them together.

'A Path to Fatherhood' | Modern Love 38  

Actor Dash Mihok of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," shares a story about a man, his diagnosis, and his unborn baby.

'The Wedding Toast' | Modern Love 37  

Actress Kathryn Hahn reads a story about a fantasy wedding toast--and why it will never be delivered.

Modern Love Bonus Episode: Emmy Edition  

It's Emmy Edition at Modern Love! This week, we hear from three Emmy-award winning readers: Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, and Tony Hale.

'Revenge of the Friend' | Modern Love 36  

Kristin Chenoweth, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, reads a story about a revenge fantasy coming true.

'Kept Together By The Bars Between Us' | Modern Love 35  

Cherry Jones, the Tony, Emmy, and Obie-Award winning actor, reads a story about a woman who falls in love with a convicted murderer.

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