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Stories of love, loss and redemption.

Stories of love, loss and redemption.
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Boston, MA

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Stories of love, loss and redemption.

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English


Episodes

Maddy Just Might Work | Encore

11/14/2018
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Jennifer Finney Boylan -- an accomplished writer, academic and activist -- reads her own essay about coming out as transgender to her two young sons. This is an encore episode.

Duration:00:22:40

How To Break Up With A 2-Year-Old | With Busy Philipps

11/6/2018
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We cross paths with so many people in our lives -- but only a few of them truly change the direction we thought we were headed in. Busy Philipps ("Busy Tonight") reads Laurie Sandell's piece, about the little girl who changed her path.

Duration:00:20:23

An Ancient Coda To My 21st-Century Divorce | With Amy Landecker

10/31/2018
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After a divorce, it can feel like the last thing you want to do is revisit the past. But a ritual forced Cindy Chupack to do just that, in an essay read by actor Amy Landecker.

Duration:00:22:20

In The Waiting Room Of Estranged Spouses | Encore

10/24/2018
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Lance Reddick, best known as Lt. Cedric Daniels on HBO's "The Wire," reads a story about infidelity and healing.

Duration:00:20:48

I Was Hardly a Perfect Fit | With John C. Reilly

10/17/2018
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Tim Elhajj was a divorced dad who was desperate to connect with his son -- and went about it in an unconventional way. His essay is read by John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers).

Duration:00:21:38

The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell

10/10/2018
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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.")

Duration:00:23:08

Escaping From A Dire Diagnosis On Match.com | With Rita Wilson

10/3/2018
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Would you start online dating just to make your best friend feel better? Author Victoria Redel did that, and she writes about in her piece, which is read by actor and singer Rita Wilson ("Bigger Picture").

Duration:00:23:29

A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn

9/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:08

Bonus: 81 Minutes

9/21/2018
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We’re back in your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. It’s a new podcast called “Last Seen,” about the largest unsolved art heist in history -- the theft of thirteen irreplaceable pieces of art from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.

Duration:00:20:00

Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito

9/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:22:39

Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke

9/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:57

Modern Love Playlist: In Sickness And In Health

9/4/2018
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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, Chris Messina, Rebecca Hall, and Patina Miller.

Duration:01:20:30

Modern Love Playlist: Secrets

8/24/2018
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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 our favorite episodes about secrets, read by Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Nixon, and Uma Thurman.

Duration:00:57:45

The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh

8/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:58

Bonus: Test of Time

8/17/2018
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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 Woodstock, and one about a relationship that started with a note sent in second grade.

Duration:00:29:29

Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina

8/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:10

When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper

8/8/2018
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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").

Duration:00:20:19

GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero

8/1/2018
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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").

Duration:00:21:43

Superheroes, Just for Each Other | With Mike Colter

7/25/2018
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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.")

Duration:00:22:21

A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito

7/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:59