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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The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell

October 10th, 2018

20:45
Would you buy a sex chair? Well, Lori Jakiela did -- and she writes about the chair, and the misadventures involved in trying to use it, in an essay …

Escaping From A Dire Diagnosis On Match.com | With Rita Wilson

October 3rd, 2018

21:06
Would you start online dating just to make your best friend feel better? Author Victoria Redel did that, and she writes about in her piece, which is …

A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn

September 26th, 2018

22:32
Some crushes are brief: the guy at the gym, the girl on Twitter, your barista. But others are epic -- and take on a life of their own. Olivia Munn ("The Predator") reads Marina Shifrin's essay.

Bonus: 81 Minutes

September 21st, 2018

20:01
We’re back in your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. It’s a new podcast called “Last Seen,” about the largest unsolved art heist in …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …
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