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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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.")

A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito

July 17th, 2018

22:35
Aspen Matis decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail because she was looking for solitude, safety, and escape. She writes about what she found there in her essay, read by actor and comic Cameron Esposito.

Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith

July 11th, 2018

21:01
As a teenager in Finland, Kalle Oskari Mattila was trying to figure out who he was. For help, he turned to Pamela Anderson. Cory Michael Smith ("1985," "Gotham") performed his story live at the Provincetown Film Festiva…

My Back-Seat View Of A Great Romance | With Chloë Grace Moretz

July 3rd, 2018

22:10
"What did it mean that the most romantic thing I’d ever been a part of hadn’t even happened to me?" Chloë Grace Moretz ("The Miseducation of Cameron Post") reads Rachel Monroe's essay about watching a love story unfold …

Encore | Between The Bars

June 27th, 2018

20:05
Joshua Jackson ("The Affair") reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran's Evin Prison. This is an encore presentation.

The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander

June 20th, 2018

18:20
The challenge of finding the perfect partner is matched only by the challenge of finding the perfect parking space in New York City. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") reads Andy Raskin's essay, about the search for love and …
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