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Modern Love

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Rank #4 in Relationships 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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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
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Such a positive podcast! Great quarantine listening.
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Modern Love

Latest release on Jun 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

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: 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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Rank #3: 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 #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: 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 #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: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #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: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #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 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 #17: 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 #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: 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").

Apr 24 2019

21mins

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