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Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones") reads an essay about a man's long relationship with his wife — before and after a car accident that changed their lives.
A lot of things can get in the way of love -- distance, money issues, being in different places in your life. But this week's essayist, Amanda Gefter, writes about facing a very different kind of challenge.It's read by Logan Browning (Netflix's "Dear White People").
If Meredith Hall had to point to the year that her life changed, she would probably say that it was 1965. She was sixteen that year, and pregnant with a son.But more than two decades later, in 1987, her life changed again -- and that's the year she writes about in her essay. It's read by Marcia Cross ("Desperate Housewives," "Quantico").
High school love is awkward, nervous -- and often unforgettable. It doesn't usually last. But in this week's essay, Mariclare Lawson writes about a high school love that broke all the rules.It's read by Amanda Seyfried ("The Art of Racing in the Rain.")
Jessica Walter ("Archer," "Arrested Development") reads an essay by Sophy Burnham about how an unexpected encounter makes her consider how love and desire change with age.
Alana Dakin writes about two different tattoos in her essay "A Tattoo for the Living", which is read by Zosia Mamet ("Tales of the City.")
Zoe Lister-Jones (CBS's "Life in Pieces," "Band-Aid") reads renowned novelist Lily King's story about the silver lining of heartbreak.
Can a tiny dog change the dynamics of a marriage? Zachary Quinto ("NOS4A2") reads Bob Morris's essay.
What do you do when you're struggling to find a romantic relationship as deep as the relationship you have with your best friend? John Cameron Mitchell ("Anthem: Homunculus") reads Ephi Stempler's essay about a man considering a platonic life partnership.
Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong reads a story about a woman's friendship with her doorman. This is an encore presentation.
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Donna Caprice

An incredibly warm and moving story of love being stretched in ways we dare to imagine

Aug 17th
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Kimia Moji

it was so beautiful!! thank you.

Aug 11th
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Tip Payton

Amazing quote: Love can transcend even the most insurmountable obstacles when you find the right person.

Jun 4th
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ong meiyan

It’s touching. All these subtle things that happened in our lives, little did the person know that he/she left an impact to others lives. Little did we know that we may have left impact in others lives too. So it’s always good to be good & spread more positivity.

May 18th
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ong meiyan

Oh, Natasha acted in OITNB! Cool!

Apr 30th
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ong meiyan

And I love the narrator, actress from Netflix Russian dolls

Apr 30th
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ong meiyan

Lovely, touching, vivid. The unspoken emotion and thought that happen in our daily lives.

Apr 30th
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D N

Just a phenomenal podcast. Such honest deconstructions of love.

Mar 28th
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buzzzzz

so slow and accent too difficult to understand

Mar 11th
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Heather Garrison

that second one just brought me to tears.

Mar 9th
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Adam Itinerant

An extraordinarily selfish and solipsistic man. That poor baby, infant, child, adolescent, adult, old person. Created to relieve his narcissistic urges.

Feb 18th
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Jhoel Molina

What's the name of the first podcast. Thank you a lot.

Feb 14th
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Isabel Katie

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Jan 27th
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1234567

Such a great episode

Jan 9th
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Dorine Ogutu

This story is amazing

Jan 8th
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WrenWilder

beautiful

Nov 22nd
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Nodi Garcia

awful! I didn't like the shouting part 😑

Nov 10th
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Nodi Garcia

awful! I didn't like the shouting part 😑

Nov 10th
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A. C

this is my favourite story

Nov 6th
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1234567

great episode

Oct 31st
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