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.

Episodes

'Dear Dad, We've Been Gay Forever'  | Modern Love 78  

Cynthia Nixon ("The Last Boy in New York," "A Quiet Passion") reads an essay about two grown siblings raised in the Mennonite church and their decision to come out to their 95-year-old father.

'A Lost Child, But Not Mine'  | Modern Love 77  

Betty Gilpin of Netflix's "G.L.O.W." reads a story about life after abortion.

'Flowergate' | Modern Love 76  

June Diane Raphael of Netflix's "Grace and Frankie" reads a story about a flower delivery gone very, very wrong.

'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' | Modern Love 75  

Alex Karpovsky of HBO's "Girls" tells the story of one man's quest to turn his love life into a cinematic event.

'I Need To Woman Up' | Modern Love 74  

We can't control the curve balls life throws at us, but we can control how we handle them. Cynthia Addai-Robinson (USA Network's "Shooter") reads a story about choosing to face one of life's greatest challenges alone.

'An Empty Heart' | Modern Love 73  

Zoe Lister-Jones ("Band Aid," "Life in Pieces") reads renowned novelist Lily King's story about the silver lining of heartbreak.

'Take My Son To Jail' | Modern Love 72  

Jayne Atkinson ("House of Cards") tells the story of a mother who reluctantly uses tough love when her son refuses to follow the law.

Modern Love Encore: Wedding Season | Modern Love  

It's wedding season! Kathryn Hahn ("I Love Dick") and John Cho ("Star Trek") read some of our favorite nuptial-themed essays.

'About That Rustle In The Bushes' | Modern Love 71  

Danielle Brooks of "Orange Is The New Black" on a daughter's discovery of her father's secret investigative skills. The target? Her boyfriends.

'Before The Web' | Modern Love 70  

Griffin Dunne of the Amazon series "I Love Dick" reads a story about how distance can make the heart grow discouragingly fonder.

'Finding Marriage, Losing Self' | Modern Love 69  

Taylor Schilling of "Orange is the New Black" reads a story about unpacking the baggage of your past in a new relationship.

'Standing By Your Man' | Modern Love 68  

Chris Messina of "The Mindy Project" and "The Sweet Life" reads a story that explores what it really means to stand by your partner "in sickness and in health."

'Marry My Husband' | Modern Love Bonus Episode  

Debra Winger reads the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal's essay about her fairytale love story, which was cut short by cancer.

'A Slow Fade To Black' | Modern Love 67  

Minnie Driver of ABC's "Speechless" tells the story of a woman whose dream life was almost complete--until reality got in the way.

'Just Don't Call Me Mom' | Modern Love 66  

Mother's Day is over--for this year. Some people really look forward to those chocolates and flowers and others write a Modern Love essay bemoaning the day's existence. Broadway actor Gideon Glick ("Spring Awakening," "Significant Other") reads.

'Sharing The Shame' | Modern Love 65  

Anna Chlumsky ("Veep") on 90 days that changed the entire course of one family's life.

'A Prince Charming For The Prom' | Modern Love 32  

Tituss Burgess, the Emmy-nominated star of the Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," reads us a story about teenage dreams -- the good, the bad, and the prom.

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."

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