Modern Love

100 EpisodesProduced by WBUR and The New York Times

Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.

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Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito

September 19th, 2018

20:11
On a normal day in 2004, Lloyd Zimmerman got the chance to fulfill a man's dying wish. Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") reads his piece, about the complications of a last request.

Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke

September 12th, 2018

18:40
Ethan Hawke ("Blaze") reads an essay about how lonely it can be at rock bottom -- and how sometimes, taking care of someone else is the only way out.

Modern Love Playlist: In Sickness And In Health

September 4th, 2018

1:18:50
This playlist episode features stories about people whose relationships were challenged by illness -- and where the promise to stand by each other "in sickness and in health" was tested. It features stories read by Mich…

Modern Love Playlist: Secrets

August 24th, 2018

56:21
It can feel easier to leave things unspoken than to find the right words to explain ourselves. But sooner or later, the things we keep from each other can come to define our relationships. This edition of Modern Love fe…

The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh

August 21st, 2018

17:42
Communication. Respect. Intimacy. Doing the dishes. Those are all things that have been called the secret to marriage. But Gabrielle Zevin has a different idea. Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve") reads her piece.

Bonus: Test of Time

August 17th, 2018

29:29
We know you appreciate a good love story ... so we're bringing you two stories of relationships that have stood the test of time, from another podcast from WBUR, called "Endless Thread." Hear the story of the couple fea…

Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina

August 15th, 2018

17:58
Let's face it. With the ghosting, inappropriate comments, and awkward small talk ... dating can be so bad it's hilarious. Awkwafina ("Crazy Rich Asians," "Oceans Eight") reads Sarah Moses's essay.

When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper

August 8th, 2018

18:04
The emotions of parenting can feel completely out of control sometimes. Whether it's love, joy ... or, occasionally, rage. Susan Perabo writes about them in her essay, which is read by Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy S…

GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero

August 1st, 2018

20:17
Sometimes, our deepest loves aren't people at all -- they're the places that make us feel most like ourselves. Laura Dave tells a story about one of those places in her essay, which is read by Diane Guerrero ("Orange is…

Superheroes, Just for Each Other | With Mike Colter

July 25th, 2018

20:19
Peter Goodman thought that he could fix any problem by sweeping his wife off her feet. But when his daughter was born, that strategy failed him. His essay is read by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage.")
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