Modern Love

WBUR and The New York Times

Podcast Overview

Stories of love, loss and redemption

Podcast Episodes

'An Empty Heart' | Modern Love 73

Zoe Lister-Jones ("Band Aid," "Life in Pieces") reads renowned novelist Lily King's story about the silver lining of heartbreak.

'Take My Son To Jail' | Modern Love 72

Jayne Atkinson ("House of Cards") tells the story of a mother who reluctantly uses tough love when her son refuses to follow the law.

Modern Love Encore: Wedding Season | Modern Love

It's wedding season! Kathryn Hahn ("I Love Dick") and John Cho ("Star Trek") read some of our favorite nuptial-themed essays.

'About That Rustle In The Bushes' | Modern Love 71

Danielle Brooks of "Orange Is The New Black" on a daughter's discovery of her father's secret investigative skills. The target? Her boyfriends.

'Before The Web' | Modern Love 70

Griffin Dunne of the Amazon series "I Love Dick" reads a story about how distance can make the heart grow discouragingly fonder.

'Finding Marriage, Losing Self' | Modern Love 69

Taylor Schilling of "Orange is the New Black" reads a story about unpacking the baggage of your past in a new relationship.

'Standing By Your Man' | Modern Love 68

Chris Messina of "The Mindy Project" and "The Sweet Life" reads a story that explores what it really means to stand by your partner "in sickness and in health."

'Marry My Husband' | Modern Love Bonus Episode

Debra Winger reads the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal's essay about her fairytale love story, which was cut short by cancer.

'A Slow Fade To Black' | Modern Love 67

Minnie Driver of ABC's "Speechless" tells the story of a woman whose dream life was almost complete--until reality got in the way.

'Just Don't Call Me Mom' | Modern Love 66

Mother's Day is over -- for this year. Some people really look forward to those chocolates and flowers and others write a Modern Love essay bemoaning the day's existence. Broadway actor Gideon Glick ("Spring Awakening," "Significant Other") reads.

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