The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore
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.
27 May 2020
A Lost Child, But Not Mine | With Betty Gilpin
Betty Gilpin of Netflix's "G.L.O.W." reads a story about life after abortion.
9 Aug 2017
How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil
"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.
20 May 2020
Alone In A Pandemic
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.
12 May 2020
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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")
13 Feb 2017
R We D8ting? | With Krysten Ritter
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4 Apr 2018
Promises That Can Bend | With Peter Gallagher
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6 Sep 2017
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6 May 2020
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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.
6 Feb 2019
Boy, What A Fabulous Baker | With Abbi Jacobson
Abbi Jacobson ("6 Balloons," "Broad City") reads an essay about a carboholic who falls for a baker -- and his bread.
25 Apr 2018
Words With (I Wish We Were More Than) Friends | With Ben Platt
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.
23 Oct 2019
The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh
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.
21 Aug 2018
When A Couch Is More Than A Couch | With Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet reads Nina Riggs's essay, about an overwhelming diagnosis -- and a search for the perfect living room couch.
14 Mar 2018
One Bouquet Of Fleeting Beauty | With Kerry Bishé
Kerry Bishe ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Narcos") tells the story of one woman's unexpected awakening -- at a flower shop.
20 Sep 2017
We'll Meet Again In Five Years | With Regina King
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.
30 Oct 2019
Nursing A Wound | With Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal ("Stronger") tells the story of a man recovering from heartbreak in a pediatrics wing.
4 Oct 2017
Single, Female, Mormon, Alone | With Justina Machado
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.
8 Mar 2017
My Back-Seat View Of A Great Romance | With Chloë Grace Moretz
"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.
3 Jul 2018
The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell
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.")
10 Oct 2018
Agreeing To Accept And Move On | With Sarah Goldberg
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.
8 May 2019