Modern Love: The Podcast
Fall in love at first listen.
Modern Love: The Podcast is a new audio experience produced by WBUR and based on The New York Times’ popular series of weekly reader-submitted essays. Exploring the joys and tribulations of love, Modern Love: The Podcast adds new dimension to the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves.
Katie Couric reads Leslie Lehr’s Modern Love essay about learning the true depth of her relationship with her husband.
Taissa Farmiga reads a story about “friends without benefits” who spend years circling each other without defining their drawn-out, nebulous relationship.
Colin Farrell reads the story of man who had given up on love — until it showed up at his door.
Cheryl Strayed — co-host of WBUR’s “Dear Sugar” podcast and author of the best-selling memoir “Wild” — reads a story about taking a second chance on love.
Sarah Silverman brings us a story of unconditional love… with a few conditions.
Joshua Jackson reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran’s Evin Prison.
Connie Britton narrates a story about a new mom and a tiny infant whose young life is checkered with mysteries both big and small.
Jennifer Finney Boylan — an accomplished writer, academic and activist — reads her own essay about coming out as transgender to her two young sons.
America Ferrera reads the story of an African aid worker, and an event that drastically shifted her perspective.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson reads a story about a brother’s unique need and sister’s selfless gift.
Modern Love listeners share true stories of meeting their significant other.
Emmy Rossum reads a story about a 12-hour relationship. On an airplane.
Tony-nominated actor Stephen Bogardus brings us a tale of two sex drives.
We love hearing your stories of love, loss and redemption. This bonus episode features listener-submitted stories involving “leaps of faith.”
Amber Tamblyn brings us the story of a leap of faith so dramatic, it’s straight out of a movie.
Patina Miller narrates a story about one woman who has a seemingly average life and marriage — except for the fact that she’s slowly going blind.
Michael Shannon reads an essay that explores how Alzheimer’s put one family back together.
An audio valentine from Modern Love listeners — for Modern Love listeners.
Dakota Fanning narrates an essay about a falling in love and falling off a cliff — literally.
Judd Apatow reads a story about a man whose perfect date ends up in the emergency room.
Sarah Paulson narrates this week’s episode — a story about a woman’s decision to put up her child for an open adoption.
A Q&A with New York Times editor Daniel Jones about the column and, now, podcast.
Jason Alexander narrates this story about a man projecting his deepest thoughts of mortality onto his pet fish.
Welcome to our first episode. Lauren Molina narrates a story about a romance that begins on an unlikely website — Craigslist.
Explore the trials and tribulations of love in these deeply personal essays. A collaboration of The New York Times and WBUR in Boston, Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Join host Meghna Chakrabarti (WBUR) and Modern Love editor Daniel Jones (NYT) — and fall in love at first listen.