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Modern Love

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Rank #21 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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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Lovely podcast!

By Brigie04 - May 16 2020
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Such a positive podcast! Great quarantine listening.

Loving this podcast during quarantine!

By A1C3G7M - May 11 2020
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Beautiful, emotional, charming and sweet. I love this podcast!

iTunes Ratings

5555 Ratings
Average Ratings
4256
675
262
162
200

Lovely podcast!

By Brigie04 - May 16 2020
Read more
Such a positive podcast! Great quarantine listening.

Loving this podcast during quarantine!

By A1C3G7M - May 11 2020
Read more
Beautiful, emotional, charming and sweet. I love this podcast!
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Modern Love

Latest release on May 27, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: 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.

Apr 04 2018

19mins

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Rank #2: 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.

Feb 06 2019

13mins

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Rank #3: 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.

Oct 23 2019

18mins

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Rank #4: 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.

Apr 25 2018

17mins

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Rank #5: Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

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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 essay, which is read by Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel stars in the upcoming "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" interactive special on Netflix. 

Apr 08 2020

19mins

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Rank #6: 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.

Aug 21 2018

17mins

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Rank #7: Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic

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

Apr 01 2020

19mins

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Rank #8: 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.

Mar 14 2018

22mins

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Rank #9: 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.

Oct 30 2019

17mins

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Rank #10: Nursing A Wound | With Jake Gyllenhaal

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

Oct 04 2017

22mins

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Rank #11: 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.")

Oct 10 2018

20mins

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Rank #12: 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.

Jul 03 2018

22mins

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Rank #13: 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.

May 08 2019

19mins

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Rank #14: 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.

Aug 15 2018

17mins

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Rank #15: Nursing A Wound With Jake Gyllenhaal | Encore

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

Dec 18 2019

22mins

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Rank #16: Sharing A Cab, And My Toes | With Greta Gerwig

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

Dec 26 2017

20mins

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Rank #17: One Bouquet Of Fleeting Beauty | With Kerry Bishé

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

Sep 20 2017

19mins

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Rank #18: 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.

Oct 16 2019

21mins

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Rank #19: He's Playing Our Song | With Amanda Seyfried

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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 high school love that broke all the rules.

It's read by Amanda Seyfried ("The Art of Racing in the Rain.")

Jul 24 2019

19mins

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Rank #20: 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").

Dec 12 2018

17mins

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The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

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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.

May 27 2020

18mins

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

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"Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a man’s sexual obsession with a young girl, is famously controversial. But when Bindu Bansinath started to read it, it unexpectedly became a kind of road map for her, showing her a way out of the situation she was in.

Jameela Jamil ("I Weigh") reads her piece.

May 20 2020

19mins

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Alone In A Pandemic

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

This episode features stories from people who live alone, telling us how they are doing right now.

May 12 2020

21mins

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To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

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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 questions that (may) lead to love.

You can find the 36 questions here: https://nyti.ms/2SFbICi

May 06 2020

20mins

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

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

Apr 29 2020

19mins

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

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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.

Apr 22 2020

19mins

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Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II

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

Apr 15 2020

15mins

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Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling

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Modern Love presents an excerpt of the first episode of “Sugar Calling." Hear Cheryl Strayed in conversation with the author George Saunders, her old friend and mentor from graduate school.

Apr 09 2020

9mins

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Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

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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 essay, which is read by Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel stars in the upcoming "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" interactive special on Netflix. 

Apr 08 2020

19mins

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Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic

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

Apr 01 2020

19mins

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How Bibliophiles Flirt | With Uzo Aduba

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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, dating a man who was also a big reader. But Karla also had a secret.

Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba ("Mrs. America") reads Karla's essay.

Mar 25 2020

19mins

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When Your Greatest Romance Is A Friendship | Encore

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

Mar 18 2020

18mins

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Modern Love Presents: Shipwrecked

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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." This is a story about processing grief, and where we turn when the people closest to us don't seem to know what to do or say to help us move forward.

If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to "Endless Thread" wherever you get your podcasts. More info here: https://smarturl.it/endlessthread

Mar 13 2020

38mins

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

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

Mar 11 2020

23mins

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

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

Mar 04 2020

21mins

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

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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.

Feb 26 2020

20mins

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

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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 essay.

Feb 19 2020

15mins

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Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

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

Feb 14 2020

16mins

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When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

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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 unexpected connection years later.

Feb 12 2020

22mins

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Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

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

Feb 05 2020

21mins

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iTunes Ratings

5555 Ratings
Average Ratings
4256
675
262
162
200

Lovely podcast!

By Brigie04 - May 16 2020
Read more
Such a positive podcast! Great quarantine listening.

Loving this podcast during quarantine!

By A1C3G7M - May 11 2020
Read more
Beautiful, emotional, charming and sweet. I love this podcast!