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Love Letters

32 EpisodesProduced by The Boston GlobeWebsite

A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.

32 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

S1E1: Getting Under to Get Over

March 20th, 2018

22:03

It’s common advice after a breakup: The best way to get over an ex is to get under someone new. But does it work? Is rebound sex empowering, or does …

S1E2: Don't Look at the Cupcakes

March 27th, 2018

19:08

Breaking up was easier before social media. Not the emotional part -- that was always hard -- but the mechanics of it. You broke up and just avoided each other at the mall. Today, disentangling is … complicated. Photos …

S1E3: Cloudy with a Chance of Breakup

April 3rd, 2018

22:06

The worst kinds of breakups are the murky ones. You think maybe you've been dumped, but you’re not totally sure. Or you know you’ve been dumped but still have so many questions, starting with: Why? Meredith learns the …

S1E4: For Coffee, in Paris

April 10th, 2018

19:00

So much evaporates after a breakup -- the sweet texts, the lazy brunches, the shared Hulu account you both used for the “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But …

S1E5: 'I Feel Like It Was Fate'

April 17th, 2018

21:39

The impulse to reinvent after a breakup can be strong. We want to run and chop our hair off. Or change careers. Or maybe climb a mountain. Meredith …

S1E6: The Night I Became Roy Orbison

April 24th, 2018

22:15

Meredith explores the healing power of music after a breakup. A lovelorn actress walks into a karaoke bar -- and finally finds peace. Hit songwriter Bonnie Hayes explains the universality of a good song. And a master …

S1E7: You've Got to Keep Living

May 1st, 2018

19:01

Can you really get back together after a breakup? Does harboring that hope prevent you from moving on? Meredith tackles these often-asked questions …

S1E8: The Friend Zone

May 8th, 2018

24:12

Some people believe that establishing a friendship with your ex is the true sign you’ve moved on from the relationship. It’s not always that simple, though. In the final episode of Season One, Meredith explores …

S E1: Bonus Episode: Camp Love

August 29th, 2018

20:36

In this special bonus episode of Love Letters, Meredith explores camp love and the end-of-summer goodbyes that inevitably follow. Summer romances can …

Season 1 Trailer: Getting Over It

January 18th, 2019

2:38

Is a breakup the end of something, or only the beginning? In Season One of Love Letters, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein explores …

Season 2 Trailer: How Do You Meet Someone?

January 29th, 2019

2:13

On Season 2 of Love Letters, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein tackles one of love’s fundamental questions: How do you meet someone? …

S2E1: ‘He Doesn’t Look Odious’

February 12th, 2019

25:16

In the first episode of the new season, Meredith Goldstein asks: Whatever happened to the good old-fashioned set-up? She talks to two friends with …

S2E2: Take It Up with H.R.

February 12th, 2019

23:31

Meredith Goldstein tells the story of one of the riskier work crushes she’s come across. Because, really, what’s riskier than falling in love with …

S2E3: Single? Live Here!

February 26th, 2019

21:18

Does where you live affect your dating life? Would it be easier to find a partner if you lived in another city? Meredith Goldstein investigates these …

S2E4: What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 12th, 2019

24:12

Dating can feel like a second full-time job. You feel like you have to constantly check the apps, update your profiles, and swipe on new faces, lest …

S2E5: A Spark in the Darkness

March 26th, 2019

29:12

Trust. Intimacy. Affection. They’re all key ingredients to a healthy romantic relationship. But what happens when pain, trauma, and memory get in the …

S2E6: Beware the Fairy Tales

April 9th, 2019

22:57

Everybody wants a meet-cute story. It’s like we’ve all watched so many rom-coms that anything less feels like a letdown. But what does a meet-cute …

S2E7: Going for Broke

April 23rd, 2019

26:05

Meeting someone takes work, time, and commitment. It can also take money. Sometimes a lot. In Episode 7, Meredith Goldstein explores what we spend on …

S2E8: Carpe Diem (or Matt Dorfman)

May 7th, 2019

29:44

To find a partner, sometimes you’ve just gotta grab the moment. This is something Meredith Goldstein knows all too well. Because that guy she liked …

S2E9: Benchwarming

May 21st, 2019

20:58

If you’re dating, it’s a thing you hear a lot: A good way to meet someone is to take a class or join a social activity. Like playing on a co-ed …

S2E10: Extreme Love

June 4th, 2019

33:29

How do you build a relationship with someone who saved your life? In the final episode of Season 2, Meredith Goldstein shares stories of love that …

Bonus Episode: Love Letters Live

June 25th, 2019

58:23

Meredith Goldstein and special guests take the stage at the Comedy Studio at Bow Market, in Somerville, Mass. Email us at loveletters@boston.com.

Bonus Episode: Finding Love in the Comments

July 16th, 2019

20:11

In this bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein talks to two people who met their partners in online communities — including one who found love in the …

Introducing The Moment (from Wondery)

August 27th, 2019

10:28

Here’s a clip of a new show called The Moment, from our friends at Wondery. The Moment, hosted by newly engaged comedian and actress Ingrid Haas, tells stories about love, relationships, and dating in a fun, comedic …

Season 3 Trailer: How Do You Know?

September 10th, 2019

2:39

How do you know when it’s true love? When to sleep together for the first time? When to leave someone? This season of Love Letters, Boston Globe …

S3E1: Two Rings to Rule Them All

September 24th, 2019

24:58

Elizabeth and Dave are two Austin musicians who initially sought different things from their relationship. In time, both knew they were meant to be together. But how? What did that “knowing” look like? … Have a story of …

S3E2: Is Forever Forever?

September 24th, 2019

26:22

Lance was certain he and his wife would be partners for life. But it would take years for Lance to truly understand himself. What happens when you …

S3E3: Too Big to Fail

October 8th, 2019

29:32

Anna Sale, host of the podcast Death, Sex & Money, talks about the time a stressful couch purchase forced her and her boyfriend to reexamine …

Introducing Hot and Bothered

October 15th, 2019

31:45

Meredith was the special guest on this recent episode of “Hot and Bothered,” a podcast about reading – and writing – romance novels. Hear Meredith …

S3E4: Eat, Pray, Love, Eat

October 22nd, 2019

20:39

One night on a dark dance floor, Douglass Williams bumped into the woman who would change his life. Not just because they went on to get married and …

S3E5: Leave the Light On

November 5th, 2019

27:50

Marlee and John’s relationship got serious fast after an a-ha moment at a Michigan bar. They got married and built a local arts community together. Ultimately, their marriage didn’t last. But their relationship did. …

S3E6: Friends (Without) Benefits

November 19th, 2019

21:50

Sometimes friendship is just friendship, and sometimes it’s meant to be more. But how do you know? Aubrey spent years trying to figure that out with …

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