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Modern Love

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Rank #69 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.

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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

3719 Ratings
Average Ratings
2859
488
154
100
118

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 20 days ago

Rank #69 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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero

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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").

Aug 01 2018
20 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 [...]

Jan 23 2019
19 mins
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Rank #11: 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 [...]

Mar 06 2019
19 mins
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Rank #12: 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 [...]

Feb 13 2019
21 mins
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Rank #13: 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 [...]

Feb 20 2019
27 mins
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Rank #14: 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
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Rank #15: 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 #16: A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito

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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.

Jul 17 2018
22 mins
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Rank #17: Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke

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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
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Rank #18: Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito

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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.

Sep 19 2018
20 mins
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Rank #19: A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi

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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."

Jun 06 2018
23 mins
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Rank #20: The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander

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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.

Jun 20 2018
18 mins
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