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Modern Love

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Rank #4 in Relationships category

Society & Culture
Relationships
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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects.Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors,  and a few surprises.New episodes every Wednesday.

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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects.Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors,  and a few surprises.New episodes every Wednesday.

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My all time fav podcast

By Alex patttyyy - May 26 2020
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Listen every week. Has made me cry and grow. The best!

Lovely podcast!

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

iTunes Ratings

5608 Ratings
Average Ratings
4299
680
263
164
202

My all time fav podcast

By Alex patttyyy - May 26 2020
Read more
Listen every week. Has made me cry and grow. The best!

Lovely podcast!

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

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: A Lost Child, But Not Mine | With Betty Gilpin

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

Aug 09 2017

19mins

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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: Modern Love: The Podcast Valentine's Special

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

Feb 13 2017

47mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Promises That Can Bend | With Peter Gallagher

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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.

Sep 06 2017

17mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: Single, Female, Mormon, Alone | With Justina Machado

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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.

Mar 08 2017

22mins

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: 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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