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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.

    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.


    Modern Love

    is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

    It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

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

    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.

    Modern Love

    is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

    It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

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

    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.

    Modern Love

    is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

    It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

    • 22 min
    An Interlude Of Clarity With Judd Apatow | Encore

    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.

    Modern Love

    is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

    It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

    • 16 min
    The Race Grows Sweeter With Mary Chapin Carpenter | Encore

    The Race Grows Sweeter With Mary Chapin Carpenter | Encore

    Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter reads a story by Eve Pell, about finding new love later in life. This is an encore presentation.

    Modern Love

    is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

    It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

    • 22 min
    Nursing A Wound With Jake Gyllenhaal | Encore

    Nursing A Wound With Jake Gyllenhaal | Encore

    Jake Gyllenhaal ("Stronger") tells the story of a man recovering from heartbreak in a pediatrics wing.

    Modern Love

    is brought to you by COUPLES THERAPY, a new Showtime docu-series following four couples during their weekly sessions with a world-class therapist.

    It’s a raw and intimate peek into the hidden world of other people’s relationships.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbWAWnWuio

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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.

Charger xl. ,

Nice concept. Biased content.

Nice concept. Biased content.

Lilyh21 ,

Repetitive

Here’s something WBUR/NPR fails to understand: there is no need- ever- at all- to repeatedly post the same podcast. People who like your podcast will go back to the beginning and listen to all of them. Reposting clogs up our feeds and betrays a false sense of new content. If you don’t have new content, you don’t have a podcast to upload, period. The only other reason for three stars is that the overwhelming majority of stories chosen are severely depressing. Would be nice to have a 50:50 mix of positive/funny/uplifting to go along with the reality of death/disability/hopelessness that many of us already live with every day and use podcasts to try to escape from.

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