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Modern Love

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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

I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail | With Brian Cox

Brian Cox (HBO's "Succession") reads an essay about a father grappling with how to protect his child, but also let her live her life.

20 MIN2 d ago
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I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail | With Brian Cox

Just For Tonight, Pretend You Don't Know Me | With Nick Kroll

What if you had to pretend your partner was a stranger for a day? Would you fall in love again? Nick Kroll ("Olympic Dreams") reads Tim Kreider's essay.

15 MIN1 w ago
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Just For Tonight, Pretend You Don't Know Me | With Nick Kroll

Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, we're bringing you an episode made up of Tiny Love Stories — stories told in no more than 100 words.

15 MIN2 w ago
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Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

Susan Kelechi Watson (NBC's "This Is Us," "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood") reads Deborah Copaken's essay about how a lost love leads to an unexpected connection years later.

22 MIN2 w ago
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When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

Terry Crews ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") reads an essay by Brendan Halpin, about trying to find love again after loss.

21 MIN3 w ago
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Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

A Role I Was Born To Play | With Tan France

Tan France ("Queer Eye," "Next in Fashion") reads an essay by Evan James, about a man finding his role within his family.

17 MINJAN 30
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A Role I Was Born To Play | With Tan France

My Secret Left Me Unable To Help | With Jessalyn Gilsig

Love is about trust. But have you ever been tempted to breach that trust? To read someone's diary, check their text messages, or read their emails? Jessalyn Gilsig reads an essay by Joyce Maynard about facing that temptation.

20 MINJAN 23
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My Secret Left Me Unable To Help | With Jessalyn Gilsig

Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am With Rebecca Hall | Encore

Rebecca Hall who stars in the upcoming movie "The Night House," reads a story about dating -- while manic. This is an encore presentation.

26 MINJAN 16
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Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am With Rebecca Hall | Encore

Need To Find Me? Ask My Ham Man. | With Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate ("Stage Fright," "Little Weirds") reads an essay by Catherine Down about the family you find when living far from home.

22 MINJAN 9
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Need To Find Me? Ask My Ham Man. | With Jenny Slate

An Interlude Of Clarity With Judd Apatow | Encore

Director Judd Apatow reads an essay about a date that goes very wrong. This is an encore presentation.

16 MINJAN 2
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An Interlude Of Clarity With Judd Apatow | Encore

Latest Episodes

I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail | With Brian Cox

Brian Cox (HBO's "Succession") reads an essay about a father grappling with how to protect his child, but also let her live her life.

20 MIN2 d ago
Comments
I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail | With Brian Cox

Just For Tonight, Pretend You Don't Know Me | With Nick Kroll

What if you had to pretend your partner was a stranger for a day? Would you fall in love again? Nick Kroll ("Olympic Dreams") reads Tim Kreider's essay.

15 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Just For Tonight, Pretend You Don't Know Me | With Nick Kroll

Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, we're bringing you an episode made up of Tiny Love Stories — stories told in no more than 100 words.

15 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

Susan Kelechi Watson (NBC's "This Is Us," "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood") reads Deborah Copaken's essay about how a lost love leads to an unexpected connection years later.

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

Terry Crews ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") reads an essay by Brendan Halpin, about trying to find love again after loss.

21 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

A Role I Was Born To Play | With Tan France

Tan France ("Queer Eye," "Next in Fashion") reads an essay by Evan James, about a man finding his role within his family.

17 MINJAN 30
Comments
A Role I Was Born To Play | With Tan France

My Secret Left Me Unable To Help | With Jessalyn Gilsig

Love is about trust. But have you ever been tempted to breach that trust? To read someone's diary, check their text messages, or read their emails? Jessalyn Gilsig reads an essay by Joyce Maynard about facing that temptation.

20 MINJAN 23
Comments
My Secret Left Me Unable To Help | With Jessalyn Gilsig

Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am With Rebecca Hall | Encore

Rebecca Hall who stars in the upcoming movie "The Night House," reads a story about dating -- while manic. This is an encore presentation.

26 MINJAN 16
Comments
Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am With Rebecca Hall | Encore

Need To Find Me? Ask My Ham Man. | With Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate ("Stage Fright," "Little Weirds") reads an essay by Catherine Down about the family you find when living far from home.

22 MINJAN 9
Comments
Need To Find Me? Ask My Ham Man. | With Jenny Slate

An Interlude Of Clarity With Judd Apatow | Encore

Director Judd Apatow reads an essay about a date that goes very wrong. This is an encore presentation.

16 MINJAN 2
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An Interlude Of Clarity With Judd Apatow | Encore

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