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Part II: My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me | With André Holland

Last week, you heard an essay by Amy Krouse Rosenthal -- "You May Want to Marry my Husband." It was published just days before she died of ovarian cancer. Today, André Holland of "High Flying Bird" reads the essay her husband Jason wrote in response last summer -- and we...

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21:41Feb 13, 2019

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Oscars Playlist

We're celebrating the 91st Academy Awards by revisiting two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. We'll hear pieces read by Rachel Weisz of "The Favourite," and Willem Dafoe, of "At Eternity's Gate."

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29:30Jan 30, 2019

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Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | With Connie Nielsen

It's easy to single out the biggest decisions in a life. But this week's essay by Ann Leary is about little choices, that you might not think about very much in the moment, that end up slowly changing everything. It's read by Connie Nielsen ("I Am the Night").

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19:06Jan 23, 2019
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A Kiss Deferred | With Joanna Kulig

Nikolina Kulidzan was twelve years old when she fell in love for the first time. Not long after, the Bosnian War changed her life forever. Her essay is read by Joanna Kulig ("Cold War").

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22:59Jan 16, 2019
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What The Sea Took Away | With Carmen Ejogo

How do you talk to your children about loss? What secrets do you keep, and for how long? And when do you decide to tell them everything? Emily Listfield faces those questions in her essay, read by Carmen Ejogo ("True Detective.")

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21:13Jan 9, 2019
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Modern Love Holiday Playlist

Happy Holidays from all of us at Modern Love! We will be back with brand new episodes in 2019, but today, we're bringing you a playlist of our favorite holiday episodes from the past two years. 

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53:22Dec 26, 2018
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Modern Love Live At The Huntington

WBUR and The New York Times, in partnership with the Huntington Theatre Company, are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special live performance of Modern Love: The Podcast at the Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston on February 16.

Dec 20, 2018
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I Will Be Your Mother Figure | Encore

When people ask for advice, do they really want to hear what you have to say? Sometimes it's hardest to find a friend who can give just a simple, sympathetic ear. Actor Laura Dern takes us deep into a friendship that experienced a unique evolution. This is an encore presentation.

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21:21Dec 19, 2018
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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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17:59Dec 12, 2018