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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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Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

June 24th, 2020

27:59

In this week’s essay, Lilian Oben writes about how essential it is to be seen in relationships — to be able to take up space, without being asked to change who we are. Her essay is read by Zawe Ashton ("Betrayal").

Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa

June 17th, 2020

17:27

Do you tell your friends you love them? And do you say it like that, using those words? Is it easy for you to say? Is it fraught?
Ricardo Jaramillo takes those questions on in this week’s essay. It’s read by Ncuti Gatwa, …

Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

June 10th, 2020

24:03

Lorraine Toussaint ("The Glorias") reads an essay by Kim McLarin. Then, we catch up with Kim to hear how she is doing in this moment.

Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

June 3rd, 2020

19:39

Hasan Minhaj ("Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj") reads Brian Goedde's essay about a man investigating his own breakup.

The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

May 27th, 2020

18:31

Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor. This is an encore presentation.

How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil

May 20th, 2020

19:33

"Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a man’s sexual obsession with a young girl, is famously controversial. But when Bindu Bansinath started to …

Alone In A Pandemic

May 12th, 2020

21:03

Living alone can be liberating, maddening, joyful ... lonely.  It also might feel very different today than it did several months ago.
This episode …

To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

May 6th, 2020

20:54

If you're running out of things to do at home — or if you just need a break from stress and worry — we have a suggestion. Listen to this week's episode featuring Gillian Jacobs and Mandy Len Catron, and then try the 36 …

Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want. | With Daisy Edgar-Jones

April 29th, 2020

19:11

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Hulu's "Normal People") reads Kyleigh Leddy's essay, about the online presence people leave behind.

Sometimes It's Not You, Or The Math | With Laura Prepon

April 22nd, 2020

19:22

What if all the conventional wisdom about why you are single is wrong? Laura Prepon ("You And I, As Mothers") reads Sara Eckel's essay.

Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II

April 15th, 2020

15:15

We hear more of your stories about how the COVID-19 outbreak has changed your relationships with one another.

Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling

April 9th, 2020

9:43

Modern Love presents an excerpt of the first episode of “Sugar Calling." Hear Cheryl Strayed in conversation with the author George Saunders, her old …

Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

April 8th, 2020

19:10

When you’re in a new relationship, you’re always trying to present your best self. But anyone who’s been in a relationship for awhile knows that you can’t keep the act up forever. 
David Finch writes about that in his …

Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic

April 1st, 2020

19:33

Listeners share stories of how their relationships have changed during the coronavirus outbreak.

How Bibliophiles Flirt | With Uzo Aduba

March 25th, 2020

19:34

There's something wonderful about sharing your favorite books with the person you're falling in love with. And Karla Derus was a longtime book lover, …

When Your Greatest Romance Is A Friendship | Encore

March 18th, 2020

18:35

Ali Fazal ("Victoria and Abul") tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a man and his elderly neighbor. This is an encore presentation.

Modern Love Presents: Shipwrecked

March 13th, 2020

38:10

Could you use a little extra comfort and love from afar right now? We thought so. We're sharing an episode of another WBUR podcast, "Endless Thread." …

Recognizing What They Had, 20 Years Too Late | With Gugu Mbatha-Raw

March 11th, 2020

23:10

Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("The Morning Show," "Misbehaviour") reads an essay about a friendship between two people who meet in a pub in Notting Hill.

The Kindness, And Xanax, Of Strangers | With Lesley Manville

March 4th, 2020

21:46

Lesley Manville ("Ordinary Love") reads an essay by Sally Hoskins about finding an unexpected support group in a hospital waiting room.

I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail | With Brian Cox

February 26th, 2020

20:12

Brian Cox (HBO's "Succession") reads an essay about a father grappling with how to protect his child, but also let her live her life.

Just For Tonight, Pretend You Don't Know Me | With Nick Kroll

February 19th, 2020

15:50

What if you had to pretend your partner was a stranger for a day? Would you fall in love again? Nick Kroll ("Olympic Dreams") reads Tim Kreider's …

Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2020

16:00

This Valentine's Day, we're bringing you an episode made up of Tiny Love Stories — stories told in no more than 100 words.

When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

February 12th, 2020

22:48

Susan Kelechi Watson (NBC's "This Is Us," "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood") reads Deborah Copaken's essay about how a lost love leads to an …

Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

February 5th, 2020

21:08

Terry Crews ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") reads an essay by Brendan Halpin, about trying to find love again after loss.

A Role I Was Born To Play | With Tan France

January 29th, 2020

17:28

Tan France ("Queer Eye," "Next in Fashion") reads an essay by Evan James, about a man finding his role within his family.

My Secret Left Me Unable To Help | With Jessalyn Gilsig

January 22nd, 2020

20:35

Love is about trust. But have you ever been tempted to breach that trust? To read someone's diary, check their text messages, or read their emails? Jessalyn Gilsig reads an essay by Joyce Maynard about facing that …

Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am With Rebecca Hall | Encore

January 15th, 2020

22:42

Rebecca Hall who stars in the upcoming movie "The Night House," reads a story about dating -- while manic. This is an encore presentation.

Need To Find Me? Ask My Ham Man. | With Jenny Slate

January 8th, 2020

22:37

Jenny Slate ("Stage Fright," "Little Weirds") reads an essay by Catherine Down about the family you find when living far from home.

An Interlude Of Clarity With Judd Apatow | Encore

January 1st, 2020

16:04

Director Judd Apatow reads an essay about a date that goes very wrong. This is an encore presentation.

The Race Grows Sweeter With Mary Chapin Carpenter | Encore

December 24th, 2019

22:43

Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter reads a story by Eve Pell, about finding new love later in life. This is an encore presentation.

Nursing A Wound With Jake Gyllenhaal | Encore

December 18th, 2019

22:30

Jake Gyllenhaal ("Stronger") tells the story of a man recovering from heartbreak in a pediatrics wing.

Are You My Husband? | With Renée Elise Goldsberry

December 11th, 2019

23:14

Renée Elise Goldsberry ("Waves") reads an essay about a woman and her husband navigating the aftermath of his traumatic brain injury.

Never Tell Our Business To Strangers | With Ruth Wilson

December 4th, 2019

24:37

"Never tell our business to strangers." That's what Jennifer Mascia was told growing up. But it wasn't until she was an adult that she learned the …

Who's Allowed To Hold Hands? | With Alicia Keys

November 27th, 2019

20:23

"I’ve noticed that there is a strange hierarchy of handholding that dictates who gets to express physical affection without repercussions," Nicole …

Sharing A Cab, And My Toes With Greta Gerwig | Encore

November 20th, 2019

20:28

Greta Gerwig ("Little Women") reads Julia Anne Miller's essay, about sharing an unusual cab ride in New York City. This is an encore presentation.

Modern Love Presents: Kind World

November 15th, 2019

16:33

We want to introduce you to another podcast we think you might love, called Kind World. It features stories of life-changing acts of kindness. And this week's story features a story from the US/ Mexico border.

Waiting For The Wall To Crumble | With Kelly McCreary

November 13th, 2019

19:43

Kelly McCreary ("Grey's Anatomy") reads an essay about a chance meeting on a bus that leads to a decades-long relationship.

The Triangle's Sharpest Point | With Zawe Ashton

November 6th, 2019

27:31

We make decisions every day that shape our lives in small ways. But it's rare to face a real crossroads — a choice between living one life, and living another that's entirely different.
Zawe Ashton ("Betrayal") reads an …

We'll Meet Again In Five Years | With Regina King

October 30th, 2019

17:32

Regina King (HBO's "Watchmen") reads an essay by a woman who thinks she's met the right person for her — several years too early.

Words With (I Wish We Were More Than) Friends | With Ben Platt

October 23rd, 2019

18:47

When he was working in Nevada, Justin Race met a woman he thought was perfect for him. The only problem? They had only ever talked to each other through Words With Friends.
Justin's essay is read by Tony-winning actor …

He's Going Back To His Former Wife. Sort Of. | With Marisa Tomei

October 16th, 2019

21:22

Marisa Tomei ("The Rose Tattoo") reads an essay by Judith Newman about a woman fulfilling her husband's unusual dying wish.

Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | Live At CitySpace

October 9th, 2019

31:19

In 2013, Ann Leary wrote an essay about a rough patch in her marriage. We turned it into an episode of the Modern Love Podcast. And now, Ann's story been adapted for television.
In this episode, we revisit actress …

How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years | With Peter Sarsgaard

October 2nd, 2019

19:46

Peter Sarsgaard ("The Sound of Silence") reads an essay about the relationship between a man with spinal muscular atrophy and his wife of more than …

First I Met My Children, Then My Girlfriend. They’re Related. | With Kal Penn

September 25th, 2019

17:33

When Aaron Long donated sperm twenty-five years ago, he didn't realize that one day he would discover that he had ten biological children. But that's …

Screens Between Us With Issa Rae | Encore

September 18th, 2019

20:06

Issa Rae reads an essay about the intimacy and distance synonymous with online dating.

The Tallest Man I Ever Loved | With Andrew Rannells

September 11th, 2019

18:00

Andrew Rannells has been nominated for two Tony Awards. He starred in HBO's "Girls." But before any of that, he was just like a lot of 20-somethings — trying to make his career happen, and dreaming about his perfect …

Seeing The World Through My Wife's Eyes With David Oyelowo | Encore

September 4th, 2019

24:02

"Don't Let Go" star David Oyelowo reads an essay about a blind man navigating his marriage. This is an encore presentation.

My Platonic Romance On The Psych Ward | With Miriam Shor

August 28th, 2019

20:23

This week's essay is about a deep, enduring friendship that starts in an unlikely place. Jeannie Vanasco writes about her relationship with a woman named Anita in her essay, "My Platonic Romance on the Psych Ward."
It's …

Despite The Losses, So Much Gained | With Marsha Stephanie Blake

August 21st, 2019

22:52

When people first come into our lives, it's impossible to know how important they'll become. Leah Keith writes about a man who came to matter a great deal to her in her essay, which is read by Marsha Stephanie Blake …

In A Charmed Life, A Road Less Traveled | With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

August 14th, 2019

21:52

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones") reads an essay about a man's long relationship with his wife — before and after a car accident that changed …

The Night Girl Finds A Day Boy | With Logan Browning

August 7th, 2019

20:40

A lot of things can get in the way of love -- distance, money issues, being in different places in your life. But this week's essayist, Amanda Gefter, writes about facing a very different kind of challenge.
It's read by …

Could We Try Again? | With Marcia Cross

July 31st, 2019

28:27

If Meredith Hall had to point to the year that her life changed, she would probably say that it was 1965. She was sixteen that year, and pregnant …

He's Playing Our Song | With Amanda Seyfried

July 24th, 2019

19:25

High school love is awkward, nervous -- and often unforgettable. It doesn't usually last. But in this week's essay, Mariclare Lawson writes about a …

At What Age Is Love Enthralling? | With Jessica Walter

July 17th, 2019

18:56

Jessica Walter ("Archer," "Arrested Development") reads an essay by Sophy Burnham about how an unexpected encounter makes her consider how love and desire change with age.

A Tattoo For The Living | With Zosia Mamet

July 10th, 2019

23:36

Alana Dakin writes about two different tattoos in her essay "A Tattoo for the Living", which is read by Zosia Mamet ("Tales of the City.")

An Empty Heart | With Zoe Lister-Jones | Encore

July 3rd, 2019

19:37

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

An Affection Multiplier | With Zachary Quinto

June 26th, 2019

18:47

Can a tiny dog change the dynamics of a marriage? Zachary Quinto ("NOS4A2") reads Bob Morris's essay.

Platonic, Until Death Do Us Part | With John Cameron Mitchell

June 19th, 2019

20:42

What do you do when you're struggling to find a romantic relationship as deep as the relationship you have with your best friend? John Cameron …

Encore | The Doorman With Cecily Strong

June 12th, 2019

18:58

Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong reads a story about a woman's friendship with her doorman. This is an encore presentation.

Misery Loves Fried Chicken | With William Jackson Harper

June 5th, 2019

22:49

How have you gotten through your worst breakups? Tinder? New hobbies? Cheap alcohol? Wallowing in Taylor Swift albums?
William Jackson Harper ("The …

What Luck Means Now | With Jacki Weaver

May 29th, 2019

22:38

What does luck mean to you? And how does that change depending on your circumstances? That's what Joyce Maynard writes about in this week's essay. It's read by two-time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver ("Perpetual …

We Survived The Storm | With Ginnifer Goodwin

May 22nd, 2019

22:02

When you're dealing with a tragedy, it can feel like you would do anything for an ordinary day. But those ordinary days can come with their own …

The Wisdom Of The Moving Man | With Lake Bell

May 15th, 2019

21:10

When we take stock of the people who matter most to us, there are the spouses, the family members, the best friends, the partners. And then there are the people who aren’t any of those things, but who change our lives …

Agreeing To Accept And Move On | With Sarah Goldberg

May 8th, 2019

19:55

Under normal circumstances, trying to find love can be challenging -- and stressful. And for Elizabeth Koster, the pressure was even more intense. …

Love Means Never Having To Say ... Anything | With Pedro Pascal

May 1st, 2019

20:03

Love thrives on good communication. It can take many forms -- but what happens when you suddenly lose what was once your primary means of communication? Pedro Pascal ("King Lear," "Game of Thrones") reads Jamison's …

Talking to My Fiancé About My New Girlfriend | With DeWanda Wise

April 24th, 2019

21:10

What happens when you know you want to marry someone, but you are also are falling in love with someone else? Is there a way for you to have everything?
Sophie Lucido Johnson's essay is read by DeWanda Wise ("She's Gotta …

Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me | With Lorraine Toussaint

April 17th, 2019

21:18

Interracial relationships come with their own complexities, and there are a lot of questions that come up. Questions like: How does your partner think about race? How do you talk about it? What works, and what doesn't?

Encore | Sharing The Shame With Anna Chlumsky

April 10th, 2019

18:50

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

Ah, To Be Old, Male, And Single | With Natasha Lyonne

April 3rd, 2019

22:45

When it comes to dating, Amy Cohen says this: "We all need to be reincarnated as an older Jewish man with an apartment on the Upper East Side.” …

Comfort, If Not A Cure | With Nazanin Boniadi

March 27th, 2019

20:43

How much can you give of yourself before it’s too much? And what do you do when you reach your limit? Nazanin Boniadi ("Hotel Mumbai") reads Tara Ebrahimi's essay.

Another Voice Had Come Between Us | With Catherine O'Hara

March 20th, 2019

17:50

Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek") reads Patricia Morrisroe's essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.

Refreshing A Mother's Memory With Love | With Zoe Saldana

March 13th, 2019

23:56

Dementia can alter someone's personality and change how how they interact with the world. But sometimes, it can also lead to moments of profound connection.
Jenny McPhee writes about one of those moments in her piece, …

Playing Role Reversal With My Therapist | With Isabelle Huppert

March 6th, 2019

19:26

Therapists' offices are supposed to be places where you can be both vulnerable and safe. But what happens when your therapist crosses a line? That …

Security In A Bright Yellow Suitcase | With Christina Hendricks

February 27th, 2019

22:31

You know the phase. The one when you're going back and forth between your place and your partner's, and you have to bring all your stuff with you. 
But when is it time to make a change? Deanna Clevesy's essay is read by …

Your Dog Has Seen Me Naked | With William Jackson Harper

February 20th, 2019

27:53

Have you ever dated someone living in a studio apartment with a pet? If so, how did you handle the logistics around sex?
Ryan Pfeffer writes about how he dealt with that situation in his essay, which was performed by …

Part II: My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me | With André Holland

February 13th, 2019

21:41

Last week, you heard an essay by Amy Krouse Rosenthal -- "You May Want to Marry my Husband." It was published just days before she died of ovarian …

Part I: You May Want to Marry My Husband

February 6th, 2019

13:42

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

Oscars Playlist

January 30th, 2019

29:29

We're celebrating the 91st Academy Awards by revisiting two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. We'll hear pieces read by Rachel Weisz of "The Favourite," and Willem Dafoe, of "At Eternity's Gate."

Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | With Connie Nielsen

January 23rd, 2019

19:05

It's easy to single out the biggest decisions in a life. But this week's essay by Ann Leary is about little choices, that you might not think about very much in the moment, that end up slowly changing everything. It's …

A Kiss Deferred | With Joanna Kulig

January 16th, 2019

22:59

Nikolina Kulidzan was twelve years old when she fell in love for the first time. Not long after, the Bosnian War changed her life forever. Her essay …

What The Sea Took Away | With Carmen Ejogo

January 9th, 2019

21:13

How do you talk to your children about loss? What secrets do you keep, and for how long? And when do you decide to tell them everything? Emily Listfield faces those questions in her essay, read by Carmen Ejogo ("True …

Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds' Worth) | With Gillian Anderson

January 2nd, 2019

23:26

When you think back to sex ed class, it's not hard to come up with a couple of memories that might have scarred you for life. But actor Gillian Anderson reads an essay that shows it can be equally scarring for the …

Modern Love Holiday Playlist

December 26th, 2018

53:21

Happy Holidays from all of us at Modern Love! We will be back with brand new episodes in 2019, but today, we're bringing you a playlist of our …

I Will Be Your Mother Figure | Encore

December 19th, 2018

21:21

When people ask for advice, do they really want to hear what you have to say? Sometimes it's hardest to find a friend who can give just a simple, sympathetic ear.
Actor Laura Dern takes us deep into a friendship that …

The Shirt Stays On | With Finn Wittrock

December 12th, 2018

17:59

Getting undressed in front of your partner can be really hard. And for Jameson Rich, is was even more complicated. He writes about it in his piece, which is read by Finn Wittrock ("Write When You Get Work").

A Young Man's Game | With Stanley Tucci

December 5th, 2018

20:31

When Rand Richards Cooper was in his 40s, he was faced with a question: How late is too late to first become a dad? He writes about it in his essay, which is read by Stanley Tucci ("A Private War").

On A Serpentine Road | With Michelle Rodriguez

November 28th, 2018

19:37

How do we choose what to hold onto from loved ones after they've died? Doris Iarovici asks that question in her essay, which is read by Michelle …

A Forgotten Prayer, Answered | With Mira Sorvino

November 21st, 2018

20:32

When Charlotte Bacon went to a temple in Bhutan, the place unlocked feelings in her that she hadn't truly realized were there. Her essay is read by …

Maddy Just Might Work | Encore

November 14th, 2018

21:10

Jennifer Finney Boylan -- an accomplished writer, academic and activist -- reads her own essay about coming out as transgender to her two young sons. This is an encore episode.

How To Break Up With A 2-Year-Old | With Busy Philipps

November 6th, 2018

18:53

We cross paths with so many people in our lives -- but only a few of them truly change the direction we thought we were headed in. Busy Philipps …

An Ancient Coda To My 21st-Century Divorce | With Amy Landecker

October 31st, 2018

20:50

After a divorce, it can feel like the last thing you want to do is revisit the past. But a ritual forced Cindy Chupack to do just that, in an essay read by actor Amy Landecker.

In The Waiting Room Of Estranged Spouses | Encore

October 24th, 2018

19:27

Lance Reddick, best known as Lt. Cedric Daniels on HBO's "The Wire," reads a story about infidelity and healing.

I Was Hardly a Perfect Fit | With John C. Reilly

October 17th, 2018

19:13

Tim Elhajj was a divorced dad who was desperate to connect with his son -- and went about it in an unconventional way. His essay is read by John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers).

The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell

October 10th, 2018

20:44

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

22:31

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

20:00

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

20:10

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

18:39

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 …

Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina

August 15th, 2018

17:57

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 …

GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero

August 1st, 2018

20:16

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 …

A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito

July 17th, 2018

22:34

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 …

Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith

July 11th, 2018

21:00

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 …

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

July 3rd, 2018

22:09

"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 …

Encore | Between The Bars

June 27th, 2018

20:04

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

18:19

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 …

Finding My Own Rescuer | With Mandy Moore

June 13th, 2018

20:47

Mandy Moore ("This Is Us") reads Anna March's essay about disability, ability, and the misconceptions surrounding both.

A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi

June 6th, 2018

23:22

When she was growing up, Susan Sajadi thought that her mother was fearless. It wasn't until years later that she realized the truth was much more complicated. Her piece is read by Sarah Shahi, who stars in NBC's …

Love Stories In 13 Words | Modern Love Bonus Episode

May 30th, 2018

12:07

For the 13th anniversary of the Modern Love column, readers sent in their love stories, told in just 13 words. More than 9,000 were submitted. We put …

Modern Love Encore | Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother

May 29th, 2018

27:44

Constance Wu of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off The Boat" reads a story about a wife, a mother-in-law and the unlikely story that brought them together.

The Language Of Love | With Saoirse Ronan

May 23rd, 2018

18:32

Saoirse Ronan ("On Chesil Beach") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor.

A Measure of Desire | With Kim Dickens

May 16th, 2018

17:16

Sometimes it's the things that go unspoken in a relationship that are the most important. Andrea Jarrell found that out not long after moving to Maine with her husband -- and she writes about it in her piece, read by …

When Eve And Eve Bit The Apple | With Rachel Weisz

May 9th, 2018

22:17

Kristen Scharold was an evangelical Christian who was starting to look for a husband. Then, a new relationship caused a crisis of faith. Rachel Weisz …

Signs, Wonders, and Fates Fulfilled | With Linda Cardellini

May 2nd, 2018

22:17

After Stephanie Saldaña moved to an ancient monastery in Syria, she thought she'd found her calling. But when she met a novice monk there, she had to rethink everything. Linda Cardellini ("Bloodline") reads Stephanie's …

Boy, What A Fabulous Baker | With Abbi Jacobson

April 25th, 2018

17:52

Abbi Jacobson ("6 Balloons," "Broad City") reads an essay about a carboholic who falls for a baker -- and his bread.

A Cup From The Fountain Of Youth | With Mel Rodriguez

April 18th, 2018

21:36

When you're at a bar and someone starts paying more attention to you than you expect -- how do you react? Mel Rodriguez ("Overboard," "The Last Man on Earth") reads Andy Christie's essay, about trying to navigate an …

A Brother As Significant As Any Other | With Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

April 11th, 2018

21:27

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ("UnREAL") tells the story of the deep friendship between an older and younger brother.

R We D8ting? | With Krysten Ritter

April 4th, 2018

19:45

What happens to relationships when they play out entirely over text? Krysten Ritter ("Jessica Jones") reads Sandra Barron's essay, about the miscommunications that can come with text message flirtation.

Modern Love Encore: The Boy Who Makes Waves

March 27th, 2018

21:38

In this encore, Mykelti Williamson ("Chicago P.D.") reads an essay about a father's complicated love for his son.

The Accidental Older Woman | With Rosie Perez

March 21st, 2018

18:21

When does it work to date younger? Rosie Perez, of NBC's "Rise," reads Robin Grearson's essay, about negotiating a relationship with a big age gap.

When A Couch Is More Than A Couch | With Kate Winslet

March 14th, 2018

22:25

Kate Winslet reads Nina Riggs's essay, about an overwhelming diagnosis -- and a search for the perfect living room couch.

A Fighting Chance | With Bobby Cannavale

March 7th, 2018

16:54

Bobby Cannavale ("Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," "Mr. Robot") reads Dominick Zarrillo's essay about a father's unconditional love for his son.

From He To She In First Grade | With Jennifer Beals

February 28th, 2018

20:04

Jennifer Beals ("Taken") reads Laurie Frankel's essay, about facing a challenging parenting dilemma.

The Accident No One Talked About | With Uma Thurman

February 21st, 2018

21:42

Uma Thurman ("The Parisian Woman") reads Jessica Ciencin Henriquez's essay, about the silence that grew in the aftermath of a terrible accident.

Overfed On A Mother's Affection | With Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon

February 13th, 2018

17:44

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon ("The Big Sick") tell the story of how a mother's cooking comes between a husband and wife.

Missing A Father I Hardly Knew | With Willem Dafoe

February 7th, 2018

19:56

Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") reads Bruce Eric Kaplan's essay, about waiting for a hilarious secret to be revealed.

Modern Love 100: Your Stories

January 31st, 2018

36:36

We celebrate the 100th episode of Modern Love: The Podcast by listening to your stories, and the moments from our first 99 episodes that meant the most to you.

A Dose Of Empathy | With Andrea Martin

January 24th, 2018

21:52

Andrea Martin ("Great News") reads Randi Davenport's essay, about a relationship that she says saved her life.

In My Fantasy, I Caught Up To Reality | With Richard Jenkins

January 16th, 2018

21:58

Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water") reads John Gfroerer's essay about going to the gym to cope with loss.

Yes, We Do. Even At Our Age. | With Lois Smith

January 10th, 2018

17:07

Lois Smith ("Marjorie Prime," "Lady Bird") reads an essay about passion in the golden years.

In The New Year, More Cuddling | With Margarita Levieva

January 3rd, 2018

21:52

Margarita Levieva ("The Deuce") reads Kristine Lloyd's essay, about making a New Year's resolution to attend a cuddle party.

Sharing A Cab, And My Toes | With Greta Gerwig

December 26th, 2017

20:48

Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") reads Julia Anne Miller's essay, about sharing an unusual cab ride in New York City.

How The 'Dining Dead' Got Talking Again | With Kristin Scott Thomas

December 20th, 2017

17:30

Kristin Scott Thomas ("Darkest Hour") reads an essay about a woman worried that she and her husband might have nothing left to talk about.

Was I On A Date Or Baby-Sitting? | With Sasheer Zamata

December 13th, 2017

20:06

Julie Klausner tells the story of dating an "indie rock dreamboat" -- who she sees as a bit of a man-child. Sasheer Zamata ("United States of Music," …

A Boyfriend Too Good To Be True | With Caitriona Balfe

December 6th, 2017

20:07

Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander") reads Deenie Hartzog-Mislock's essay, about an imaginary man who helps a family cope with Alzheimer's.

Modern Love Encore: 'A Heart Of Gold'

November 22nd, 2017

17:29

In this encore, Ruth Negga ("Preacher," "Loving") reads a story about the deep bond between a woman and her unusual pet.

We Didn't Have A Plan, But The Baby Did | With Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

November 22nd, 2017

14:31

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ("Kim's Convenience") reads a story about a man improvising a birth plan.

Urgent Messages Go Unanswered | With Andrew Rannells

November 15th, 2017

20:01

Andrew Rannells ("Girls") reads his own essay, about ignoring a string of urgent phone calls during a casual hookup.

A Family Fairytale, Twice Told | With Julia Stiles

November 8th, 2017

17:00

Julia Stiles ("Riviera") tells the story of a woman who has a perfect New York City apartment ... and a crush on her roommate.

Cropped Out Of My Own Fantasy | With Kirsten Vangsness

November 1st, 2017

18:17

Kirsten Vangsness ("Criminal Minds") reads an essay about a relationship where the perfect images posted online don't match the reality.

My Body Doesn't Belong To You | With Cleopatra Coleman

October 25th, 2017

19:52

Cleopatra Coleman ("The Last Man On Earth," "White Famous") reads an essay about a woman claiming ownership over her own body.

Let's Not Pretend | With Kimberly Hébert Gregory

October 18th, 2017

18:10

Kimberly Hébert Gregory ("Kevin (Probably) Saves the World," "Vice Principals") reads an essay about an attempt at dirty talk gone awry.

My Husband Is Now My Wife | With Ann Dowd

October 11th, 2017

20:45

Ann Dowd ("The Handmaid's Tale") reads Diane Daniel's essay about a woman coming to terms with her spouse's gender transition.

Nursing A Wound | With Jake Gyllenhaal

October 4th, 2017

22:03

Jake Gyllenhaal ("Stronger") tells the story of a man recovering from heartbreak in a pediatrics wing.

When Your Greatest Romance Is A Friendship | With Ali Fazal

September 27th, 2017

19:08

Ali Fazal ("Victoria and Abul") tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a man and his elderly neighbor.

One Bouquet Of Fleeting Beauty | With Kerry Bishé

September 20th, 2017

19:05

Kerry Bishe ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Narcos") tells the story of one woman's unexpected awakening -- at a flower shop.

Emmy Edition, 2017

September 11th, 2017

23:23

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are this weekend. To celebrate, we're looking back at two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. Angela Bassett reads Marcia DeSanctis' essay, "What the Psychic Knew" and …

Promises That Can Bend | With Peter Gallagher

September 6th, 2017

17:11

Peter Gallagher ("Grace and Frankie," "The O.C.") reads the story of one man's effort to stay with his wife in sickness and in health.

No Bounds, Or Lanes | With Kyra Sedgwick

August 30th, 2017

21:06

Love, itself, is a leap of faith. But some people take a bigger jump than others. Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's "The Closer") reads a story about a "wild ride" of a marriage.

Learning To Embrace Sexuality's Gray Areas | With Nico Tortorella

August 23rd, 2017

17:59

Nico Tortorella ("Younger") reads an essay about a college student whose ideas about love and sexuality change during the first weeks of his freshman …

Dear Dad, We've Been Gay Forever | With Cynthia Nixon

August 16th, 2017

19:58

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 …

A Lost Child, But Not Mine | With Betty Gilpin

August 9th, 2017

19:25

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

Flowergate | With June Diane Raphael

July 27th, 2017

18:49

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

Manic Pixie Dream Girl | With Alex Karpovsky

July 26th, 2017

19:09

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 | With Cynthia Addai-Robinson

July 19th, 2017

22:01

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 …

An Empty Heart | With Zoe Lister-Jones

July 12th, 2017

19:19

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 | With Jayne Atkinson

July 5th, 2017

23:21

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

June 27th, 2017

25:53

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 | With Danielle Brooks

June 21st, 2017

19:32

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 | With Griffin Dunne

June 14th, 2017

17:57

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 | With Taylor Schilling

June 7th, 2017

20:38

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 | With Chris Messina

May 31st, 2017

23:15

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 | With Debra Winger

May 29th, 2017

11:52

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 | With Minnie Driver

May 24th, 2017

20:25

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 | With Gideon Glick

May 17th, 2017

18:26

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 …

Sharing The Shame | With Anna Chlumsky

May 10th, 2017

18:53

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

A Prince Charming For The Prom | With Tituss Burgess

May 3rd, 2017

20:29

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 | With Melanie Lynskey

April 26th, 2017

20:07

Melanie Lynskey of "Togetherness" and the new film "Little Boxes" tells the story of a neighborhood bully and the faltering marriage he inadvertently …

In A Small Bag | With Harry Lennix

April 19th, 2017

20:00

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 | With Mireille Enos

April 12th, 2017

20:34

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."

I Will Be Your Mother Figure | With Laura Dern

April 5th, 2017

21:07

Laura Dern of HBO's "Big Little Lies" on one priest's commitment to a parishioner in limbo.

Death Bear Will See You Now | With Ry Russo-Young

March 29th, 2017

21:45

Ry Russo-Young, director of the new feature film "Before I Fall," tells the story of a break-up, a best friend, and a performance artist.

The End Of Small Talk | With Paul Rust

March 22nd, 2017

18:43

Paul Rust, star of the Netflix comedy hit "Love," tells the story of a man who says 'no' to conversations about traffic and weather. Even on a first …

Elvis And My Husband Have Left The Building | With Malin Akerman

March 15th, 2017

19:11

Malin Akerman of Showtime's "Billions" tells the story of a pair of best friends who vow to stay together forever--at least until the green card arrives.

Single, Female, Mormon, Alone | With Justina Machado

March 8th, 2017

22:27

Justina Machado, star of the Netflix reboot "One Day At A Time," shares the story of one woman's quest to lose her virginity while at the same time finding herself.

Live From The Wilbur Theater (Part Two) | With Emmy Rossum

March 1st, 2017

31:22

Emmy Rossum, star of the Showtime series "Shameless," performs in front of a live audience.

Live From The Wilbur Theater (Part One) | With Brian Tyree Henry and Alysia Reiner

February 21st, 2017

51:02

Brian Tyree Henry, star of the hit FX show "Atlanta," and Alysia Reiner of "Orange is the New Black" kick off Part I of our live episode recorded live at the Wilbur Theater in Boston.

Modern Love: The Podcast Valentine's Special

February 13th, 2017

47:17

Forget Netflix and chill. Settle in for a binge episode of Modern Love: The Podcast featuring Tony Hale ("Veep"), Gillian Jacobs ("Love"), and Colin …

Seeing The World Through My Wife's Eyes | With David Oyelowo

February 8th, 2017

24:10

"Selma" star David Oyelowo reads an essay about a blind man navigating his marriage.

On The Precipice, Wings Spread | With Megan Hilty

February 1st, 2017

20:05

Tony-nominee Megan Hilty of "Smash" and "Noises Off" reads an essay about a couple with a seemingly perfect relationship--until the other shoe drops.

The Boy Who Makes Waves | With Mykelti Williamson

January 25th, 2017

21:52

Mykelti Williamson of the Oscar-nominated film "Fences" reads an essay about a father's complicated love for his son.

Groomzilla | With John Cho

January 18th, 2017

21:12

John Cho reads an essay about a groom gone bad.

A Family That Takes 'No' For An Answer | With Darby Stanchfield

January 11th, 2017

20:37

Darby Stanchfield of ABC's "Scandal," on an ordinary family hunting trip that turns into an unexpected lesson about hope.

Taking A Break For Friendship | With Sela Ward

January 4th, 2017

20:37

Sela Ward reads an essay about a beautiful relationship...or a friendship? Or a wanna-be friendship?

Modern Love Encore: 'A Millennial's Guide To Kissing'

December 28th, 2016

19:34

In this encore, Emmy Rossum reads an essay about the complexities of millennial love.

Beware Of Big Boxes | With Pamela Adlon

December 21st, 2016

23:27

Pamela Adlon of the FX series "Better Things" reads an essay about the dangers of romanticizing romantics.

Two Decembers | With Haydn Gwynne

December 14th, 2016

21:43

Tony-nominated actor Haydn Gwynne reads about one woman's quest to reclaim one of the hardest days of her life--her birthday.

Modern Love Encore: 'Friends Without Benefits'

December 7th, 2016

18:44

Taissa Farmiga shares a story of friendship and a love never reciprocated. This is an encore presentation.

DJ's Homeless Mommy | With Dan Savage

November 30th, 2016

20:35

Dan Savage reads his own Modern Love essay about his son's birth mother--and her troubling path.

Fractured Beauty | With Molly Ringwald

November 23rd, 2016

23:52

Molly Ringwald reads an essay about a family vacation -- after divorce.

Out Of The Darkness | With Mark Duplass

November 16th, 2016

23:56

Filmmaker Mark Duplass reads an essay about a husband who never thought "for worse" could get so bad.

A Heart Of Gold | With Ruth Negga

November 9th, 2016

20:54

Ruth Negga, star of new drama "Loving," shares a story about the intimate connection between a woman and her unlikely pet.

Screens Between Us | With Issa Rae

November 2nd, 2016

23:20

Issa Rae, star of the new HBO comedy "Insecure," reads an essay about the intimacy and distance synonymous with online dating.

Modern Love Live at Town Hall

October 26th, 2016

36:13

David Harbour of Netflix's "Stranger Things" is featured in this week's excerpt from the New York City production Modern Love Live. He reads the essay, "Out From Under the Influence."

Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am | With Rebecca Hall

October 18th, 2016

25:00

Rebecca Hall who stars in the new drama "Christine," reads a story about dating -- while manic.

Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother | With Constance Wu

October 12th, 2016

30:18

Constance Wu of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off The Boat" reads a story about a wife, a mother-in-law and the unlikely story that brought them together.

A Path To Fatherhood | With Dash Mihok

October 5th, 2016

24:20

Actor Dash Mihok of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," shares a story about a man, his diagnosis, and his unborn baby.

The Wedding Toast | With Kathryn Hahn

September 28th, 2016

19:33

Kathryn Hahn reads a story about a fantasy wedding toast -- and why it will never be delivered.

Modern Love Bonus Episode: Emmy Edition

September 21st, 2016

41:14

It's Emmy Edition at Modern Love! This week, we hear from three Emmy-award winning readers: Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, and Tony Hale.

Revenge of the Friend | With Kristin Chenoweth

September 14th, 2016

25:17

Kristin Chenoweth, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and singer, reads a story about a revenge fantasy coming true.

Kept Together By The Bars Between Us | With Cherry Jones

September 7th, 2016

27:31

Cherry Jones, the Tony, Emmy, and Obie-Award winning actor, reads a story about a woman who falls in love with a convicted murderer.

Modern Love Bonus Episode: Near-Death Experiences

August 28th, 2016

12:42

Modern Love listeners share their stories of near-death experiences and how they altered the course of their lives.

What The Psychic Knew | With Angela Bassett

August 26th, 2016

21:01

Angela Bassett, the Oscar and Emmy Award-nominated actor, reads a story about a psychic and a sickness.

My First Son, A Pure Memory | With Sterling K. Brown

August 24th, 2016

23:56

Emmy-nominated actor Sterling K. Brown reads an essay about a new dad and his emotional journey toward fatherhood.

A Prince Charming For The Prom | With Tituss Burgess

August 17th, 2016

22:19

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.

The Race Grows Sweeter | With Mary-Chapin Carpenter

August 10th, 2016

25:16

Singer Mary-Chapin Carpenter reads a story about new love (much) later in life.

To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | With Gillian Jacobs

August 3rd, 2016

23:19

Gillian Jacobs -- known for the Netflix series "Love" and NBC's "Community" -- reads a story about falling in love with the help of a psychological …

Three Mothers, One Bond | With Gaby Hoffmann

July 27th, 2016

22:28

Gaby Hoffmann, known for her Emmy-nominated role in the Amazon series "Transparent," as well as her work in HBO's "Girls," reads an essay about a …

Just Friends? | With Tony Hale

July 20th, 2016

27:04

Emmy Award-winning actor Tony Hale of HBO's "Veep" reads an essay about breaking up, moving on (or not), and reading between the lines.

Live Without Me | With Catherine Keener

July 13th, 2016

22:26

Two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener reads Katherine Friedman Holland's essay about a near-death experience on an airplane.

One Last Swirl | With Jason Alexander

July 6th, 2016

23:52

Jason Alexander -- best known as George Costanza from the iconic 90's sit-com "Seinfeld" -- reads a story that explores mortality with the help of a resilient pet fish.

Estranged Spouses | With Lance Reddick

June 29th, 2016

20:14

Lance Reddick, best known as Lt. Cedric Daniels on HBO's "The Wire," reads a story about infidelity and healing.

Live From New York | With Michaela Watkins, Amirah Vann and Lauren Molina

June 22nd, 2016

57:23

Michaela Watkins, Amirah Vann and Lauren Molina read Modern Love essays live in front of a studio audience.

Fighting Words | With Alysia Reiner

June 15th, 2016

24:19

Alysia Reiner of Orange is the New Black delivers a story about what happens when a stable relationship suddenly takes a hard left turn.

The Doorman | With Cecily Strong

June 8th, 2016

21:33

Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong reads a story about a woman's friendship with her doorman.

The Wait | Modern Love Bonus Episode

June 6th, 2016

14:27

We asked you to tell us about a time when you "waited for love," and you answered from all over the world. This bonus episode of Modern Love features some of those stories.

Coming Out As A Modern Family | With Maria Bello

June 1st, 2016

16:42

Actress Maria Bello reads her own essay about opening up to her son and the public about her love life.

How I Got To Here | With Katie Couric

May 25th, 2016

20:00

Katie Couric reads Leslie Lehr's Modern Love essay about learning the true depth of her relationship with her husband.

Friends Without Benefits | With Taissa Farmiga

May 18th, 2016

17:29

Taissa Farmiga reads a story about "friends without benefits" who spend years circling each other without defining their drawn-out, nebulous …

A Heart Outrun | With Colin Farrell

May 12th, 2016

23:01

Colin Farrell reads the story of man who had given up on love -- until it showed up at his door.

A Second Embrace | With Cheryl Strayed

May 5th, 2016

18:22

Cheryl Strayed -- co-host of WBUR's "Dear Sugar" podcast and author of the best-selling memoir "Wild" -- reads a story about taking a second chance on love.

I See My Superhero | With Sarah Silverman

April 27th, 2016

19:20

Sarah Silverman brings us a story of unconditional love ... with a few conditions.

Between The Bars | With Joshua Jackson

April 21st, 2016

20:55

Joshua Jackson reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran's Evin Prison.

My First Lesson In Motherhood | With Connie Britton

April 14th, 2016

24:11

Connie Britton narrates a story about a new mom and a tiny infant whose young life is checkered with mysteries both big and small.

Maddy Just Might Work | With Jennifer Finney Boylan

April 7th, 2016

22:06

Jennifer Finney Boylan -- an accomplished writer, academic and activist -- reads her own essay about coming out as transgender to her two young sons.

Broken, Not Bound | With America Ferrera

March 31st, 2016

19:31

America Ferrera reads the story of an African aid worker, and an event that drastically shifted her perspective.

Mom/Not Mom/Aunt | With Jesse Tyler Ferguson

March 23rd, 2016

20:16

Jesse Tyler Ferguson reads a story about a brother's unique need and sister's selfless gift.

Where It All Started | Modern Love Bonus Episode

March 21st, 2016

8:39

Modern Love listeners share true stories of meeting their significant other.

A Millennial's Guide To Kissing | With Emmy Rossum

March 16th, 2016

17:42

Emmy Rossum reads a story about a 12-hour relationship. On an airplane.

Seesawing Libidos | With Stephen Bogardus

March 10th, 2016

16:35

Tony-nominated actor Stephen Bogardus brings us a tale of two sex drives.

Leaps of Faith | Modern Love Bonus Episode

March 9th, 2016

11:54

We love hearing your stories of love, loss and redemption. This bonus episode features listener-submitted stories involving "leaps of faith."

A Faithful Leap | With Amber Tamblyn

March 3rd, 2016

20:34

Amber Tamblyn brings us the story of a leap of faith so dramatic, it's straight out of a movie.

In Darkness And In Light | With Patina Miller

February 25th, 2016

20:10

Patina Miller narrates a story about one woman who has a seemingly average life and marriage -- except for the fact that she's slowly going blind.

Magically Interrupted | With Michael Shannon

February 18th, 2016

19:47

Michael Shannon reads an essay that explores how Alzheimer's put one family back together.

A 'Modern Love' Audio Valentine

February 14th, 2016

3:47

An audio valentine from Modern Love listeners -- for Modern Love listeners.

'The Plunge' | With Dakota Fanning

February 11th, 2016

22:26

Dakota Fanning narrates an essay about a falling in love and falling off a cliff -- literally.

'An Interlude Of Clarity' | With Judd Apatow

February 4th, 2016

18:39

Judd Apatow reads a story about a man whose perfect date ends up in the emergency room.

Not So Simple Math | With Sarah Paulson

January 28th, 2016

23:44

Sarah Paulson narrates this week's episode -- a story about a woman's decision to put up her child for an open adoption.

One Last Swirl | With Jason Alexander

January 21st, 2016

22:53

Jason Alexander narrates this story about a man projecting his deepest thoughts of mortality onto his pet fish.

Missed Connection | With Lauren Molina

January 21st, 2016

20:44

Welcome to our first episode. Lauren Molina narrates a story about a romance that begins on an unlikely website -- Craigslist.

Introducing 'Modern Love: The Podcast'

December 7th, 2015

1:40

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: …

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