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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.

Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects.

Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors,  and a few surprises.

New episodes every Wednesday.

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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.

Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects.

Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors,  and a few surprises.

New episodes every Wednesday.

    Confronting Race on the First Date

    Confronting Race on the First Date

    Andrew and Sarah met on a dating app. Their first date was just supposed to be coffee, but it lasted nine glorious hours. They talked nonstop across four San Francisco neighborhoods.

    But by 2 a.m., Sarah had an admission to make. She told Andrew, who is Asian-American, that his “race might be an issue.” Andrew was shocked. The kicker? Sarah is also Asian-American.

    Today, we hear both sides of this story — and find out where Sarah and Andrew are now.

    Featured stories: “When a Dating Dare Leads to Months of Soul Searching,” Andrew Lee“Manic Pixie Real Girl,” Jerico Mandybur


    Andrew’s story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    • 26 min
    No More Secrets

    No More Secrets

    Sarah and Liz met on a blind date in New York City. Sarah ordered a club soda with a splash of cranberry juice. Liz ordered wine — twice.

    A few weeks into dating, while taking a walk together through Chelsea Market, a feeling crystallized for Liz: “I knew in the way seasons change that I would love her before this one ended.”

    In order to make this work, Liz knew she could no longer hide from Sarah that she had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

    But six weeks after they got married, Liz hit a wall. She found herself in an airport, en route to Milan, tempted by a cold escape.

    Featured stories:“Flying Close to Temptation," Liz Parker“What Love Feels Like," E.J. Schwartz


    Liz's story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    You can find more information on today's episode here.

    • 23 min
    Dusty-Danger Dog

    Dusty-Danger Dog

    Feeling election stress? Today's stories about a man and his dog may help.

    Timothy Braun was on a run through the Texas heat. When he stopped at a local animal shelter for a drink of water, he was taken by a dog who stared at him with pointy ears and mismatched eyes — one brown, one blue. He had no intention of adopting a dog, but “out of curiosity, or God knows what” he looked into the dog’s folder. It said that he'd been abandoned by an old woman. Her reason? “Dusty keeps following me around the house.”

    On today’s episode, we follow Dusty and Timothy’s relationship through two stories, seven years apart.

    Featured stories:“Four-Legged Reason to Keep It Together" and "She Wanted a Man With a Good Job Who Was Nice to Animals" by Timothy Braun


    Timothy's stories story were recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    • 31 min
    Devoted but Doomed

    Devoted but Doomed

    In college, Malcolm Conner penned a rambling email intended for his crush. “You have cow eyes,” he wrote. “I know that sounds like a bad thing but have you ever looked into a cow’s eyes? They are so deep and brown and beautiful.”

    What he hadn’t disclosed — to his crush or to anyone at school — was that he was transgender and had transitioned at age 15. But he knew he had to tell this “charismatic acquaintance,” for what they had was flirtatious and unstoppable; it was, as Malcolm put it, physics.

    As it turned out, his crush had something to share too. They dated anyway — quietly, both knowing that each day of sweetness together was drawing them closer toward the last.

    Featured stories:“The Physics of Forbidden Love," Malcolm Conner“Strangers on a Train," Cecilia Pesao


    Malcolm’s story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    You can find more information on today's episode here.

    • 20 min
    When Getting Old Never Happens

    When Getting Old Never Happens

    They disagreed on a lot of things: She was a “bleeding-heart liberal”; he was a “conservative libertarian.” He “came from good Irish Catholic stock”; she called herself a “hopeful agnostic.”

    When the firefighter chased her down the street to ask her out, she pinned him as “a bald, white, middle-aged New York City cliché.”

    On their first date, no topic was off-limits. Not racism, not abortion, not substance abuse. With each date, another debate.

    Today’s episode is about the space they found in each other — and the unexpected aftermath of their breakup.

    Featured stories:“‘Old Never Happened for Him,’” Kathryn Jarvis“Firefighter Chases Woman Down Street,” Marlena Brown


    Marlena's story was narrated by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    • 26 min
    Season Premiere: Driveway Elegies

    Season Premiere: Driveway Elegies

    This episode contains strong language.

    On the first episode of the new Modern Love podcast, we hear from two women who examine their lives through the contents of their homes — the car in the driveway, the stained teacups, the razor and shaving cream by the sink. Though easy to ignore, these everyday objects often tell a larger story.

    Featured stories:“Bye Bye ‘Family’ Minivan," Kyrie Robinson“Tracking the Demise of My Marriage on Google Maps,” Maggie Smith


    Maggie’s story was narrated by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    You can find more information on today's episode here.

    • 27 min

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