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Modern Love

Modern Love

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.

Latest Episodes

Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

In this week’s essay, Lilian Oben writes about how essential it is to be seen in relationships — to be able to take up space, without being asked to change who we are. Her essay is read by Zawe Ashton ("Betrayal").

27 MINJUN 25
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Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa

Do you tell your friends you love them? And do you say it like that, using those words? Is it easy for you to say? Is it fraught? Ricardo Jaramillo takes those questions on in this week’s essay. It’s read by Ncuti Gatwa, who stars in “Sex Education” on Netflix.

17 MINJUN 18
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Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa

Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

Lorraine Toussaint ("The Glorias") reads an essay by Kim McLarin. Then, we catch up with Kim to hear how she is doing in this moment.

24 MINJUN 11
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Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

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 MINJUN 4
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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 MINMAY 28
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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 MINMAY 21
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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 MINMAY 13
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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

Latest Episodes

Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

In this week’s essay, Lilian Oben writes about how essential it is to be seen in relationships — to be able to take up space, without being asked to change who we are. Her essay is read by Zawe Ashton ("Betrayal").

27 MINJUN 25
Comments
Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa

Do you tell your friends you love them? And do you say it like that, using those words? Is it easy for you to say? Is it fraught? Ricardo Jaramillo takes those questions on in this week’s essay. It’s read by Ncuti Gatwa, who stars in “Sex Education” on Netflix.

17 MINJUN 18
Comments
Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa

Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

Lorraine Toussaint ("The Glorias") reads an essay by Kim McLarin. Then, we catch up with Kim to hear how she is doing in this moment.

24 MINJUN 11
Comments
Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

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 MINJUN 4
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 MINMAY 28
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 MINMAY 21
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 MINMAY 13
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

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