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Modern Love

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Modern Love

Modern Love

WBUR and The New York Times

1.8K
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14.1K
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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.

Latest Episodes

Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj ("Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj") reads Brian Goedde's essay about a man investigating his own breakup.

19 MIN1 d ago
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Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor. This is an encore presentation.

18 MIN1 w ago
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The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil

"Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a man’s sexual obsession with a young girl, is famously controversial. But when Bindu Bansinath started to read it, it unexpectedly became a kind of road map for her, showing her a way out of the situation she was in. Jameela Jamil ("I Weigh") reads her piece.

19 MIN2 w ago
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How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil

Alone In A Pandemic

Living alone can be liberating, maddening, joyful ... lonely. It also might feel very different today than it did several months ago. This episode features stories from people who live alone, telling us how they are doing right now.

24 MIN3 w ago
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Alone In A Pandemic

To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

If you're running out of things to do at home — or if you just need a break from stress and worry — we have a suggestion. Listen to this week's episode featuring Gillian Jacobs and Mandy Len Catron, and then try the 36 questions that (may) lead to love. You can find the 36 questions here: https://nyti.ms/2SFbICi

20 MINMAY 7
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To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want. | With Daisy Edgar-Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Hulu's "Normal People") reads Kyleigh Leddy's essay, about the online presence people leave behind.

19 MINAPR 30
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Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want. | With Daisy Edgar-Jones

Sometimes It's Not You, Or The Math | With Laura Prepon

What if all the conventional wisdom about why you are single is wrong? Laura Prepon ("You And I, As Mothers") reads Sara Eckel's essay.

19 MINAPR 23
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Sometimes It's Not You, Or The Math | With Laura Prepon

Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II

We hear more of your stories about how the COVID-19 outbreak has changed your relationships with one another.

15 MINAPR 16
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Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II

Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling

Modern Love presents an excerpt of the first episode of “Sugar Calling." Hear Cheryl Strayed in conversation with the author George Saunders, her old friend and mentor from graduate school.

9 MINAPR 10
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Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling

Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

When you’re in a new relationship, you’re always trying to present your best self. But anyone who’s been in a relationship for awhile knows that you can’t keep the act up forever. David Finch writes about that in his essay, which is read by Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel stars in the upcoming "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"interactivespecialon Netflix.

22 MINAPR 9
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Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

Latest Episodes

Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj ("Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj") reads Brian Goedde's essay about a man investigating his own breakup.

19 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor. This is an encore presentation.

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil

"Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a man’s sexual obsession with a young girl, is famously controversial. But when Bindu Bansinath started to read it, it unexpectedly became a kind of road map for her, showing her a way out of the situation she was in. Jameela Jamil ("I Weigh") reads her piece.

19 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil

Alone In A Pandemic

Living alone can be liberating, maddening, joyful ... lonely. It also might feel very different today than it did several months ago. This episode features stories from people who live alone, telling us how they are doing right now.

24 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Alone In A Pandemic

To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

If you're running out of things to do at home — or if you just need a break from stress and worry — we have a suggestion. Listen to this week's episode featuring Gillian Jacobs and Mandy Len Catron, and then try the 36 questions that (may) lead to love. You can find the 36 questions here: https://nyti.ms/2SFbICi

20 MINMAY 7
Comments
To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want. | With Daisy Edgar-Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Hulu's "Normal People") reads Kyleigh Leddy's essay, about the online presence people leave behind.

19 MINAPR 30
Comments
Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want. | With Daisy Edgar-Jones

Sometimes It's Not You, Or The Math | With Laura Prepon

What if all the conventional wisdom about why you are single is wrong? Laura Prepon ("You And I, As Mothers") reads Sara Eckel's essay.

19 MINAPR 23
Comments
Sometimes It's Not You, Or The Math | With Laura Prepon

Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II

We hear more of your stories about how the COVID-19 outbreak has changed your relationships with one another.

15 MINAPR 16
Comments
Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II

Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling

Modern Love presents an excerpt of the first episode of “Sugar Calling." Hear Cheryl Strayed in conversation with the author George Saunders, her old friend and mentor from graduate school.

9 MINAPR 10
Comments
Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling

Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

When you’re in a new relationship, you’re always trying to present your best self. But anyone who’s been in a relationship for awhile knows that you can’t keep the act up forever. David Finch writes about that in his essay, which is read by Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel stars in the upcoming "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"interactivespecialon Netflix.

22 MINAPR 9
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Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe

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