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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.

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

    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 min
    Tiny Love Stories For Valentine's Day

    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.

    • 16 min
    When Cupid Is A Prying Journalist | With Susan Kelechi Watson

    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 min
    Dedicated To Two Women | With Terry Crews

    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 min
    A Role I Was Born To Play | With Tan France

    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 min
    My Secret Left Me Unable To Help | With Jessalyn Gilsig

    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 min

Customer Reviews

SimmonsKA ,

Look forward to ea wk!

Who doesn’t want to hear about Love in all its glorious forms?! My fav part is the follow-up with the authors—hearing their explanation of how the essay came to be and any updates. Thx so much for all your time and effort in bringing this to us each week!

adot61 ,

addictive

once i started, i couldn't stop. i still can't. as a writer, listening to well-read in-depth essays and pieces is something very fun and enjoyable for me, and i certainly get a lot out of it. i'd rather listen to many of these episodes than music; coming from a music enthusiast. this is pretty special to me. quality podcast.

That1uNeed2NO ,

Powerful, cerebral And Raw

This is a must listen!! just maybe not in Public because it could fudge your makeup from any emotional lubrication that is bound to overflow from the unconditional love shared through it all. A pure blessing. And super rad they get awesome actors to read the lines and they both comment after.

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