When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper
The emotions of parenting can feel completely out of control sometimes. Whether it's love, joy ... or, occasionally, rage. Susan Perabo writes about them in her essay, which is read by Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt").
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GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero
Sometimes, our deepest loves aren't people at all -- they're the places that make us feel most like ourselves. Laura Dave tells a story about one of those places in her essay, which is read by Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black").
Superheroes, Just For Each Other | With Mike Colter
Peter Goodman thought that he could fix any problem by sweeping his wife off her feet. But when his daughter was born, that strategy wasn't enough anymore. His essay is read by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage.")
Modern Love: The Podcast is an audio experience produced by WBUR and The New York Times. Host Meghna Chakrabarti and editor Daniel Jones go deep, sharing some of the best stories about love with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists.
A Hiker’s Guide To Healing | With Cameron Esposito
Aspen Matis decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail because she was looking for solitude, safety, and escape. She writes about what she found there in her essay, read by actor and comic Cameron Esposito.
Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith
As a teenager in Finland, Kalle Oskari Mattila was trying to figure out who he was. For help, he turned to catfishing -- and Pamela Anderson. Cory Michael Smith ("1985," "Gotham") performed his story live at the Provincetown Film Festival.
My Back-Seat View Of A Great Romance | With Chloë Grace Moretz
"What did it mean that the most romantic thing I’d ever been a part of hadn’t even happened to me?" Chloë Grace Moretz ("The Miseducation of Cameron Post") reads Rachel Monroe's essay about watching a love story unfold from the sidelines.
The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander
The challenge of finding the perfect partner is matched only by the challenge of finding the perfect parking space in New York City. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") reads Andy Raskin's essay, about the search for love and parking in Chinatown.
A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi
When she was growing up, Susan Sajadi thought that her mother was fearless. It wasn't until years later that she realized the truth was much more complicated. Her piece is read by Sarah Shahi, who stars in NBC's "Reverie."
Love Stories In 13 Words | Modern Love Bonus Episode
For the 13th anniversary of the Modern Love column, readers sent in their love stories, told in just 13 words. More than 9,000 were submitted. We put together an episode featuring some of our favorites.