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Modern Love

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Rank #30 in Society & Culture category

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Relationships
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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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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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Love!! Can’t wait for more!

By stupid??? - Nov 18 2019
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My favorite podcast! I just love these stories. Thank you and please keep them coming 😊❤️

Literature and Radio had a child

By j49 - Nov 03 2019
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Great stories done well, a wonderful way to pass the time...

iTunes Ratings

4841 Ratings
Average Ratings
3721
599
222
136
163

Love!! Can’t wait for more!

By stupid??? - Nov 18 2019
Read more
My favorite podcast! I just love these stories. Thank you and please keep them coming 😊❤️

Literature and Radio had a child

By j49 - Nov 03 2019
Read more
Great stories done well, a wonderful way to pass the time...

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Modern Love

Updated about 19 hours ago

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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.

R We D8ting? | With Krysten Ritter

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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

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Apr 04 2018

19mins

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

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 30 2019

17mins

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Part I: You May Want to Marry My Husband

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Feb 06 2019

13mins

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

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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 Ben Platt, who stars in the new show "The Politician" on Netflix.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 23 2019

18mins

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Waiting For The Wall To Crumble | With Kelly McCreary

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 13 2019

19mins

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The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Aug 21 2018

17mins

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Boy, What A Fabulous Baker | With Abbi Jacobson

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Apr 25 2018

17mins

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

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"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 from the sidelines.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Jul 03 2018

22mins

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The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell

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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 that's read by Kristen Bell ("The Good Place.")

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 10 2018

20mins

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

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Mar 14 2018

22mins

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The Accident No One Talked About | With Uma Thurman

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Feb 21 2018

21mins

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A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Sep 26 2018

22mins

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The Triangle's Sharpest Point | With Zawe Ashton

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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 essay by Ingrid Maitland, who writes about making a choice like that.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 06 2019

27mins

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Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Aug 15 2018

17mins

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

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Feb 13 2018

17mins

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Agreeing To Accept And Move On | With Sarah Goldberg

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Under normal circumstances, trying to find love can be challenging -- and stressful. And for Elizabeth Koster, the pressure was even more intense. Sarah Goldberg (HBO's "Barry") reads Elizabeth's essay.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

May 08 2019

19mins

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

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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 essay.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

May 01 2019

20mins

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

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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 Have It").

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Apr 24 2019

21mins

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The Shirt Stays On | With Finn Wittrock

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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").

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Dec 12 2018

17mins

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Could We Try Again? | With Marcia Cross

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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 with a son.

But more than two decades later, in 1987, her life changed again -- and that's the year she writes about in her essay. It's read by Marcia Cross ("Desperate Housewives," "Quantico").

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Jul 31 2019

28mins

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Are You My Husband? | With Renée Elise Goldsberry

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Dec 11 2019

23mins

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Never Tell Our Business To Strangers | With Ruth Wilson

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"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 reason why.

Ruth Wilson (HBO's "His Dark Materials") reads Jennifer's essay about discovering a dark family secret.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Dec 04 2019

24mins

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

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"I’ve noticed that there is a strange hierarchy of handholding that dictates who gets to express physical affection without repercussions," Nicole Dennis-Benn writes in this week's Modern Love story. It's read by 15-time Grammy Award winning artist Alicia Keys, whose new single is called "Show Me Love."

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 27 2019

20mins

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

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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

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 20 2019

20mins

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Modern Love Presents: Kind World

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 15 2019

16mins

Play

Waiting For The Wall To Crumble | With Kelly McCreary

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 13 2019

19mins

Play

The Triangle's Sharpest Point | With Zawe Ashton

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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 essay by Ingrid Maitland, who writes about making a choice like that.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Nov 06 2019

27mins

Play

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

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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.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 30 2019

17mins

Play

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

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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 Ben Platt, who stars in the new show "The Politician" on Netflix.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 23 2019

18mins

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

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 16 2019

21mins

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Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | Live At CitySpace

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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 Connie Nielsen's performance of Ann's essay. Then, we'll hear a live conversation between Ann, Modern Love editor Daniel Jones, and podcast producer Caitlin O'Keefe. They talk about what happened next for Ann and her husband, and what it was like for Ann to have her essay adapted for the Modern Love television show.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 09 2019

31mins

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How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years | With Peter Sarsgaard

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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 30 years.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Oct 02 2019

19mins

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

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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 what happened when he signed up for 23andMe.

Kal Penn stars in the NBC comedy "Sunnyside". He reads Aaron's essay.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Sep 25 2019

17mins

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Screens Between Us With Issa Rae | Encore

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Sep 18 2019

20mins

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The Tallest Man I Ever Loved | With Andrew Rannells

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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 boyfriend.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Sep 11 2019

18mins

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

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

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Sep 04 2019

24mins

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My Platonic Romance On The Psych Ward | With Miriam Shor

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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 read by actress and director Miriam Shor, who stars in TV Land’s “Younger" and the upcoming Netflix film "Lost Girls."

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Aug 28 2019

20mins

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

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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 ("When They See Us")

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Aug 21 2019

22mins

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

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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 their lives.

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Aug 14 2019

21mins

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The Night Girl Finds A Day Boy | With Logan Browning

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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 Logan Browning (Netflix's "Dear White People").

Modern Love

is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

Aug 07 2019

20mins

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