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Modern Love

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Rank #88 in Society & Culture category

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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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ABSOLUTELY LOVE

By SingleGirl in NYC - Apr 09 2019
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such a great way of story telling and the interviews at the end are so great!!

Addicting

By donutfly - Feb 17 2019
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I binged them all in a week or so. Such an amazing show.

iTunes Ratings

3791 Ratings
Average Ratings
2911
498
159
101
122

ABSOLUTELY LOVE

By SingleGirl in NYC - Apr 09 2019
Read more
such a great way of story telling and the interviews at the end are so great!!

Addicting

By donutfly - Feb 17 2019
Read more
I binged them all in a week or so. Such an amazing show.
Cover image of Modern Love

Modern Love

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #88 in Society & Culture category

Read more

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: 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
13 mins
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Rank #2: A Kiss Deferred | With Joanna Kulig

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Nikolina Kulidzan was twelve years old when she fell in love for the first time. Not long after, the Bosnian War changed her life forever. Her essay is read by Joanna Kulig ("Cold War").

Jan 16 2019
22 mins
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Rank #3: Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | With Connie Nielsen

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It's easy to single out the biggest decisions in a life. But this week's essay by Ann Leary is about little choices, that you might not think about very much in the moment, that end up slowly changing everything. It's read by Connie Nielsen ("I Am the Night").

Jan 23 2019
19 mins
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Rank #4: Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds' Worth) | With Gillian Anderson

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When you think back to sex ed class, it's not hard to come up with a couple of memories that might have scarred you for life. But actor Gillian Anderson reads an essay that shows it can be equally scarring for the parents.

Jan 02 2019
23 mins
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Rank #5: Part II: My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me | With André Holland

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Last week, you heard an essay by Amy Krouse Rosenthal -- "You May Want to Marry my Husband." It was published just days before she died of ovarian cancer.

Today, André Holland of "High Flying Bird" reads the essay her husband Jason wrote in response last summer -- and we hear from Jason himself about how he's doing today.

Feb 13 2019
21 mins
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Rank #6: Your Dog Has Seen Me Naked | With William Jackson Harper

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Have you ever dated someone living in a studio apartment with a pet? If so, how did you handle the logistics around sex?

Ryan Pfeffer writes about how he dealt with that situation in his essay, which was performed by William Jackson Harper ("The Good Place") in front of a live audience at the Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston.

Feb 20 2019
27 mins
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Rank #7: Ah, To Be Old, Male, And Single | With Natasha Lyonne

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When it comes to dating, Amy Cohen says this: "We all need to be reincarnated as an older Jewish man with an apartment on the Upper East Side.” Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll") reads Amy's essay about the difference between her 76-year-old father's dating life and her own.

Apr 03 2019
22 mins
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Rank #8: Security In A Bright Yellow Suitcase | With Christina Hendricks

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You know the phase. The one when you're going back and forth between your place and your partner's, and you have to bring all your stuff with you. 

But when is it time to make a change? Deanna Clevesy's essay is read by Christina Hendricks ("Good Girls").

Feb 27 2019
22 mins
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Rank #9: Playing Role Reversal With My Therapist | With Isabelle Huppert

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Therapists' offices are supposed to be places where you can be both vulnerable and safe. But what happens when your therapist crosses a line? That happened to Julianna Baggott -- and she writes about it an an essay that's read by Isabelle Huppert ("Greta").

Mar 06 2019
19 mins
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Rank #10: What The Sea Took Away | With Carmen Ejogo

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How do you talk to your children about loss? What secrets do you keep, and for how long? And when do you decide to tell them everything? Emily Listfield faces those questions in her essay, read by Carmen Ejogo ("True Detective.")

Jan 09 2019
21 mins
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Rank #11: Comfort, If Not A Cure | With Nazanin Boniadi

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How much can you give of yourself before it’s too much? And what do you do when you reach your limit? Nazanin Boniadi ("Hotel Mumbai") reads Tara Ebrahimi's essay.

Mar 27 2019
20 mins
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Rank #12: Another Voice Had Come Between Us | With Catherine O'Hara

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Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek") reads Patricia Morrisroe's essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.

Mar 20 2019
17 mins
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Rank #13: Refreshing A Mother's Memory With Love | With Zoe Saldana

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Dementia can alter someone's personality and change how how they interact with the world. But sometimes, it can also lead to moments of profound connection.

Jenny McPhee writes about one of those moments in her piece, which is read by Zoe Saldana.

Mar 13 2019
23 mins
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Rank #14: Oscars Playlist

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We're celebrating the 91st Academy Awards by revisiting two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. We'll hear pieces read by Rachel Weisz of "The Favourite," and Willem Dafoe, of "At Eternity's Gate."

Jan 30 2019
29 mins
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Rank #15: Modern Love Holiday Playlist

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Modern Love! We will be back with brand new episodes in 2019, but today, we're bringing you a playlist of our favorite holiday episodes from the past two years. 

Dec 26 2018
53 mins
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Rank #16: The Wisdom Of The Moving Man | With Lake Bell

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When we take stock of the people who matter most to us, there are the spouses, the family members, the best friends, the partners. And then there are the people who aren’t any of those things, but who change our lives anyway.

Emily Raboteau's essay is about one of those people. It's read by Lake Bell ("Bless this Mess.")

May 15 2019
21 mins
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Rank #17: 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
19 mins
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Rank #18: 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.

May 01 2019
20 mins
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Rank #19: 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
21 mins
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