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.


It Took A Villain | Modern Love 64  

Melanie Lynskey of "Togetherness" and the new film "Little Boxes" tells the story of a neighborhood bully and the faltering marriage he inadvertently strengthened.

In A Small Bag | Modern Love 63  

Harry Lennix of NBC's "The Blacklist" reads the story of a couple who never saw their 22-year age difference as an issue. That is, until one of them had a heart attack.

A Child Of Two Worlds | Modern Love 62  

Mireille Enos of ABC's "The Catch" on one expat's decision to embrace risk, get pregnant, and according to the Somali proverb, open "the mouth to her grave."

I Will Be Your Mother Figure | Modern Love 61  

Laura Dern of HBO's "Big Little Lies" on one priest's commitment to a parishioner in limbo.

Death Bear Will See You Now | Modern Love 60  

Ry Russo-Young, director of the new feature film "Before I Fall," tells the story of a break-up, a best friend, and a performance artist.

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.

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