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Society & Culture

Modern Love

Rank #33 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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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.

iTunes Ratings

3368 Ratings
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2609
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Lots of Love for Modern Love

By GardeniaHarvard - Feb 06 2019
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Please bring back archived episodes.

A kiss deferred

By SweetEarth07 - Jan 25 2019
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This podcast is a beautiful experience for my ears 💛💛 so glad to have found such a lovely podcast!!

iTunes Ratings

3368 Ratings
Average Ratings
2609
444
139
81
95

Lots of Love for Modern Love

By GardeniaHarvard - Feb 06 2019
Read more

Please bring back archived episodes.

A kiss deferred

By SweetEarth07 - Jan 25 2019
Read more

This podcast is a beautiful experience for my ears 💛💛 so glad to have found such a lovely podcast!!

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Modern Love

Rank #33 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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Modern Love

Rank #1: The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh

Aug 21 2018
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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.

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Rank #2: A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn

Sep 26 2018
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Some crushes are brief: the guy at the gym, the girl on Twitter, your barista. But others are epic -- and take on a life of their own. Olivia Munn ("The Predator") reads Marina Shifrin's essay.

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Rank #3: My Back-Seat View Of A Great Romance | With Chloë Grace Moretz

Jul 03 2018
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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.

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Rank #4: Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina

Aug 15 2018
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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.

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Rank #5: Modern Love Playlist: Secrets

Aug 24 2018
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It can feel easier to leave things unspoken than to find the right words to explain ourselves. But sooner or later, the things we keep from each other can come to define our relationships. This edition of Modern Love features a playlist of three of [...]

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Rank #6: GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero

Aug 01 2018
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Sometimes, our deepest loves aren't people at all -- they're the places that make us feel most like ourselves. Laura Dave tells a story about one of those places in her essay, which is read by Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black").

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Rank #7: Finding My Own Rescuer | With Mandy Moore

Jun 13 2018
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Mandy Moore ("This Is Us") reads Anna March's essay about disability, ability, and the misconceptions surrounding both.

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Rank #8: Modern Love Playlist: In Sickness And In Health

Sep 04 2018
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This playlist episode features stories about people whose relationships were challenged by illness -- and where the promise to stand by each other "in sickness and in health" was tested. It features stories read by Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman, [...]

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Rank #9: A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito

Jul 17 2018
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Aspen Matis decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail because she was looking for solitude, safety, and escape. She writes about what she found there in her essay, read by actor and comic Cameron Esposito.

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Rank #10: Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke

Sep 12 2018
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Ethan Hawke ("Blaze") reads an essay about how lonely it can be at rock bottom -- and how sometimes, taking care of someone else is the only way out.

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Rank #11: A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi

Jun 06 2018
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When she was growing up, Susan Sajadi thought that her mother was fearless. It wasn't until years later that she realized the truth was much more complicated. Her piece is read by Sarah Shahi, who stars in NBC's "Reverie."

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Rank #12: Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito

Sep 19 2018
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On a normal day in 2004, Lloyd Zimmerman got the chance to fulfill a man's dying wish. Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") reads his piece, about the complications of a last request.

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Rank #13: The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander

Jun 20 2018
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The challenge of finding the perfect partner is matched only by the challenge of finding the perfect parking space in New York City. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") reads Andy Raskin's essay, about the search for love and parking in Chinatown.

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Rank #14: Modern Love Encore | Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother

May 29 2018
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Constance Wu of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off The Boat" reads a story about a wife, a mother-in-law and the unlikely story that brought them together.

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Rank #15: When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper

Aug 08 2018
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The emotions of parenting can feel completely out of control sometimes. Whether it's love, joy ... or, occasionally, rage. Susan Perabo writes about them in her essay, which is read by Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt").

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Rank #16: Bonus: Test of Time

Aug 17 2018
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We know you appreciate a good love story ... so we're bringing you two stories of relationships that have stood the test of time, from another podcast from WBUR, called "Endless Thread." Hear the story of the couple featured in an iconic photo from [...]

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Rank #17: Superheroes, Just for Each Other | With Mike Colter

Jul 25 2018
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Peter Goodman thought that he could fix any problem by sweeping his wife off her feet. But when his daughter was born, that strategy failed him. His essay is read by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage.")

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Rank #18: Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith

Jul 11 2018
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As a teenager in Finland, Kalle Oskari Mattila was trying to figure out who he was. For help, he turned to Pamela Anderson. Cory Michael Smith ("1985," "Gotham") performed his story live at the Provincetown Film Festival.

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Rank #19: Encore | Between The Bars

Jun 27 2018
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Joshua Jackson ("The Affair") reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran's Evin Prison. This is an encore presentation.

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Rank #20: Love Stories In 13 Words | Modern Love Bonus Episode

May 30 2018
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For the 13th anniversary of the Modern Love column, readers sent in their love stories, told in just 13 words. More than 9,000 were submitted. We put together an episode featuring some of our favorites.

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Rank #1: 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
17 mins
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Rank #2: A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn

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Some crushes are brief: the guy at the gym, the girl on Twitter, your barista. But others are epic -- and take on a life of their own. Olivia Munn ("The Predator") reads Marina Shifrin's essay.

Sep 26 2018
22 mins
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Rank #3: 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
22 mins
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Rank #4: 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
17 mins
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Rank #5: Modern Love Playlist: Secrets

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It can feel easier to leave things unspoken than to find the right words to explain ourselves. But sooner or later, the things we keep from each other can come to define our relationships. This edition of Modern Love features a playlist of three of [...]

Aug 24 2018
56 mins
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Rank #6: GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero

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Read more

Sometimes, our deepest loves aren't people at all -- they're the places that make us feel most like ourselves. Laura Dave tells a story about one of those places in her essay, which is read by Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black").

Aug 01 2018
20 mins
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Rank #7: Finding My Own Rescuer | With Mandy Moore

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Mandy Moore ("This Is Us") reads Anna March's essay about disability, ability, and the misconceptions surrounding both.

Jun 13 2018
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: Modern Love Playlist: In Sickness And In Health

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This playlist episode features stories about people whose relationships were challenged by illness -- and where the promise to stand by each other "in sickness and in health" was tested. It features stories read by Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman, [...]

Sep 04 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #9: A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito

Podcast cover
Read more

Aspen Matis decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail because she was looking for solitude, safety, and escape. She writes about what she found there in her essay, read by actor and comic Cameron Esposito.

Jul 17 2018
22 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke

Podcast cover
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Ethan Hawke ("Blaze") reads an essay about how lonely it can be at rock bottom -- and how sometimes, taking care of someone else is the only way out.

Sep 12 2018
18 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi

Podcast cover
Read more

When she was growing up, Susan Sajadi thought that her mother was fearless. It wasn't until years later that she realized the truth was much more complicated. Her piece is read by Sarah Shahi, who stars in NBC's "Reverie."

Jun 06 2018
23 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito

Podcast cover
Read more

On a normal day in 2004, Lloyd Zimmerman got the chance to fulfill a man's dying wish. Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") reads his piece, about the complications of a last request.

Sep 19 2018
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander

Podcast cover
Read more

The challenge of finding the perfect partner is matched only by the challenge of finding the perfect parking space in New York City. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") reads Andy Raskin's essay, about the search for love and parking in Chinatown.

Jun 20 2018
18 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Modern Love Encore | Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother

Podcast cover
Read more

Constance Wu of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off The Boat" reads a story about a wife, a mother-in-law and the unlikely story that brought them together.

May 29 2018
27 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper

Podcast cover
Read more

The emotions of parenting can feel completely out of control sometimes. Whether it's love, joy ... or, occasionally, rage. Susan Perabo writes about them in her essay, which is read by Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt").

Aug 08 2018
18 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: Bonus: Test of Time

Podcast cover
Read more

We know you appreciate a good love story ... so we're bringing you two stories of relationships that have stood the test of time, from another podcast from WBUR, called "Endless Thread." Hear the story of the couple featured in an iconic photo from [...]

Aug 17 2018
29 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: Superheroes, Just for Each Other | With Mike Colter

Podcast cover
Read more

Peter Goodman thought that he could fix any problem by sweeping his wife off her feet. But when his daughter was born, that strategy failed him. His essay is read by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage.")

Jul 25 2018
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith

Podcast cover
Read more

As a teenager in Finland, Kalle Oskari Mattila was trying to figure out who he was. For help, he turned to Pamela Anderson. Cory Michael Smith ("1985," "Gotham") performed his story live at the Provincetown Film Festival.

Jul 11 2018
21 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: Encore | Between The Bars

Podcast cover
Read more

Joshua Jackson ("The Affair") reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran's Evin Prison. This is an encore presentation.

Jun 27 2018
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Love Stories In 13 Words | Modern Love Bonus Episode

Podcast cover
Read more

For the 13th anniversary of the Modern Love column, readers sent in their love stories, told in just 13 words. More than 9,000 were submitted. We put together an episode featuring some of our favorites.

May 30 2018
12 mins
Play Now