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Explore the trials and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Join host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and Modern Love editor Daniel Jones (NYT) -- and fall in love at first listen.

Explore the trials and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Join host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and Modern Love editor Daniel Jones (NYT) -- and fall in love at first listen.
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Boston, MA

Description:

Explore the trials and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Join host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and Modern Love editor Daniel Jones (NYT) -- and fall in love at first listen.

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@wbur

Language:

English


Episodes

Was I On A Date Or Baby-Sitting? | Modern Love 93

12/13/2017
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Julie Klausner tells the story of dating an "indie rock dreamboat" -- who's a little immature. Sasheer Zamata ("Pizza Mind," "United States of Music") reads Julie's essay.

Duration: 00:24:53


A Boyfriend Too Good To Be True | Modern Love 92

12/6/2017
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Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander") reads Deenie Hartzog-Mislock's essay, about an imaginary man who helps a family cope with Alzheimer's.

Duration: 00:24:41


Modern Love Encore: 'A Heart Of Gold'

11/22/2017
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In this encore, Ruth Negga ("Preacher," "Loving") reads a story about the deep bond between a woman and her unusual pet.

Duration: 00:20:55


We Didn't Have A Plan, But The Baby Did | Modern Love 91

11/22/2017
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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ("Kim's Convenience") reads a story about a man improvising a birth plan.

Duration: 00:15:47


'Urgent Messages Go Unanswered' | Modern Love 90

11/15/2017
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Andrew Rannells ("Girls") reads his own essay, about ignoring a string of urgent phone calls during a casual hookup.

Duration: 00:21:39


'A Family Fairytale, Twice Told' | Modern Love 89

11/8/2017
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Julia Stiles ("Riviera") tells the story of a woman who has a perfect New York City apartment ... and a crush on her roommate.

Duration: 00:19:33


'Cropped Out Of My Own Fantasy' | Modern Love 88

11/1/2017
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Kirsten Vangsness ("Criminal Minds") reads an essay about a relationship where the perfect images posted online don't match the reality.

Duration: 00:19:34


'My Body Doesn't Belong To You' | Modern Love 87

10/25/2017
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Cleopatra Coleman ("The Last Man On Earth," "White Famous") reads an essay about a woman claiming ownership over her own body.

Duration: 00:21:18


'Let's Not Pretend' | Modern Love 86

10/18/2017
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Kimberly Hébert Gregory ("Kevin (Probably) Saves the World," "Vice Principals") reads an essay about an attempt at dirty talk gone awry.

Duration: 00:19:34


'My Husband Is Now My Wife' | Modern Love 85

10/11/2017
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Ann Dowd ("The Handmaid's Tale") reads Diane Daniel's essay about a woman coming to terms with her husband's gender transition.

Duration: 00:23:53


'Nursing A Wound' | Modern Love 84

10/4/2017
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Jake Gyllenhaal ("Stronger") reads an essay about a man recovering from heartbreak in a pediatrics wing.

Duration: 00:24:36


When Your Greatest Romance Is A Friendship | Modern Love 83

9/27/2017
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Ali Fazal ("Victoria and Abul") tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a man and his elderly neighbor.

Duration: 00:21:46


Emmy Edition, 2017

9/11/2017
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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are this weekend. To celebrate, we're looking back at two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. Angela Bassett reads Marcia DeSanctis' essay, "What the Psychic Knew" and Jesse Tyler Ferguson reads Jerry Mahoney's essay, "Mom/Not Mom/Aunt."

Duration: 00:25:01


'Promises That Can Bend' | Modern Love 81

9/6/2017
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Peter Gallagher ("Grace and Frankie," "The O.C.") reads the story of one man's effort to stay with his wife in sickness and in health.

Duration: 00:18:48


'No Bounds, Or Lanes' | Modern Love 80

8/30/2017
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Love, itself, is a leap of faith. But some people take a bigger jump than others. Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's "The Closer") reads a story about a "wild ride" of a marriage.

Duration: 00:22:57


'Learning To Embrace Sexuality's Gray Areas' | Modern Love 79

8/23/2017
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Nico Tortorella ("Younger") reads an essay about a college student whose ideas about love and sexuality change during the first weeks of his freshman year.

Duration: 00:19:33


'Dear Dad, We've Been Gay Forever' | Modern Love 78

8/16/2017
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Cynthia Nixon ("The Last Boy in New York," "A Quiet Passion") reads an essay about two grown siblings raised in the Mennonite church and their decision to come out to their 95-year-old father.

Duration: 00:21:55


'A Lost Child, But Not Mine' | Modern Love 77

8/9/2017
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Betty Gilpin of Netflix's "G.L.O.W." reads a story about life after abortion.

Duration: 00:20:13


'Flowergate' | Modern Love 76

7/27/2017
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June Diane Raphael of Netflix's "Grace and Frankie" reads a story about a flower delivery gone very, very wrong.

Duration: 00:28:09


'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' | Modern Love 75

7/26/2017
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Alex Karpovsky of HBO's "Girls" tells the story of one man's quest to turn his love life into a cinematic event.

Duration: 00:23:45

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