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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.

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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.

    Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

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

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

    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 min
    Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

    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 min
    The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

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

    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 min

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