The Shirt Stays On | With Finn Wittrock
Getting undressed in front of your partner can be really hard. And for Jameson Rich, is was even more complicated. He writes about it in his piece, which is read by Finn Wittrock ("Write When You Get Work").
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A Young Man's Game | With Stanley Tucci
When Rand Richards Cooper was in his 40s, he was faced with a question: How late is too late to first become a dad? He writes about it in his essay, which is read by Stanley Tucci ("A Private War").
On A Serpentine Road | With Michelle Rodriguez
How do we choose what to hold onto from loved ones after they've died? Doris Iarovici asks that question in her essay, which is read by Michelle Rodriguez ("Widows").
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 Forgotten Prayer, Answered | With Mira Sorvino
When Charlotte Bacon went to a temple in Bhutan, the place unlocked feelings in her that she hadn't truly realized were there. Her essay is read by Mira Sorvino ("StartUp").
Maddy Just Might Work | Encore
Jennifer Finney Boylan -- an accomplished writer, academic and activist -- reads her own essay about coming out as transgender to her two young sons. This is an encore episode.
How To Break Up With A 2-Year-Old | With Busy Philipps
We cross paths with so many people in our lives -- but only a few of them truly change the direction we thought we were headed in. Busy Philipps ("Busy Tonight") reads Laurie Sandell's piece, about the little girl who changed her path.
An Ancient Coda To My 21st-Century Divorce | With Amy Landecker
After a divorce, it can feel like the last thing you want to do is revisit the past. But a ritual forced Cindy Chupack to do just that, in an essay read by actor Amy Landecker.
I Was Hardly A Perfect Fit | With John C. Reilly
Tim Elhajj was a divorced dad who was desperate to connect with his son -- and went about it in an unconventional way. His essay is read by John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers).
The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell
Would you buy a sex chair? Well, Lori Jakiela did -- and she writes about the chair, and the misadventures involved in trying to use it, in an essay that's read by Kristen Bell ("The Good Place.")
Escaping From A Dire Diagnosis On Match.com | With Rita Wilson
Would you start online dating just to make your best friend feel better? Author Victoria Redel did that, and she writes about in her piece, which is read by actor and singer Rita Wilson ("Bigger Picture").