Modern Love

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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.

Episode Date
In A Charmed Life, A Road Less Traveled | With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
00:21:52

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.

Aug 14, 2019
The Night Girl Finds A Day Boy | With Logan Browning
00:20:41

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").

Aug 07, 2019
Could We Try Again? | With Marcia Cross
00:28:28

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").

Jul 31, 2019
He's Playing Our Song | With Amanda Seyfried
00:19:26

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.")

Jul 24, 2019
At What Age Is Love Enthralling? | With Jessica Walter
00:18:56

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.

Jul 17, 2019
A Tattoo For The Living | With Zosia Mamet
00:23:37

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.")

Jul 10, 2019
An Empty Heart | With Zoe Lister-Jones | Encore
00:19:37

Zoe Lister-Jones (CBS's "Life in Pieces," "Band-Aid") reads renowned novelist Lily King's story about the silver lining of heartbreak.

Jul 03, 2019
An Affection Multiplier | With Zachary Quinto
00:18:47

Can a tiny dog change the dynamics of a marriage? Zachary Quinto ("NOS4A2") reads Bob Morris's essay.

Jun 26, 2019
Platonic, Until Death Do Us Part | With John Cameron Mitchell
00:20:43

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.

Jun 19, 2019
Encore | The Doorman With Cecily Strong
00:18:58

Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong reads a story about a woman's friendship with her doorman. This is an encore presentation.

Jun 12, 2019
Misery Loves Fried Chicken | With William Jackson Harper
00:22:49

How have you gotten through your worst breakups? Tinder? New hobbies? Cheap alcohol? Wallowing in Taylor Swift albums?

William Jackson Harper ("The Good Place," "Midsommar") is back to read Mark McDevitt's piece about two breakup buddies.

Jun 05, 2019
What Luck Means Now | With Jacki Weaver
00:22:38

What does luck mean to you? And how does that change depending on your circumstances? That's what Joyce Maynard writes about in this week's essay. It's read by two-time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver ("Perpetual Grace, LTD").

May 29, 2019
We Survived The Storm | With Ginnifer Goodwin
00:22:03

When you're dealing with a tragedy, it can feel like you would do anything for an ordinary day. But those ordinary days can come with their own complications. Ginnifer Goodwin ("The Twilight Zone") reads Monica Wesolowska's essay.

May 22, 2019
The Wisdom Of The Moving Man | With Lake Bell
00:21:11

When we take stock of the people who matter most to us, there are the spouses, the family members, the best friends, the partners. And then there are the people who aren’t any of those things, but who change our lives anyway.

Emily Raboteau's essay is about one of those people. It's read by Lake Bell ("Bless this Mess.")

May 15, 2019
Agreeing To Accept And Move On | With Sarah Goldberg
00:19:56

Under normal circumstances, trying to find love can be challenging -- and stressful. And for Elizabeth Koster, the pressure was even more intense. Sarah Goldberg (HBO's "Barry") reads Elizabeth's essay.

May 08, 2019
Love Means Never Having To Say ... Anything | With Pedro Pascal
00:20:04

Love thrives on good communication. It can take many forms -- but what happens when you suddenly lose what was once your primary means of communication? Pedro Pascal ("King Lear," "Game of Thrones") reads Jamison's essay.

May 01, 2019
Talking to My Fiancé About My New Girlfriend | With DeWanda Wise
00:21:10

What happens when you know you want to marry someone, but you are also are falling in love with someone else? Is there a way for you to have everything?

Sophie Lucido Johnson's essay is read by DeWanda Wise ("She's Gotta Have It").

Apr 24, 2019
Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me | With Lorraine Toussaint
00:21:18

Interracial relationships come with their own complexities, and there are a lot of questions that come up. Questions like: How does your partner think about race? How do you talk about it? What works, and what doesn't?

Kim McLarin writes about race and dating in her piece, which is read by Lorraine Toussaint ("The Village").

Apr 17, 2019
Encore | Sharing The Shame With Anna Chlumsky
00:18:51

Anna Chlumsky ("Veep") reads Brooks Rinehart's essay, on 90 days that changed the entire course of one family's life.

Apr 10, 2019
Ah, To Be Old, Male, And Single | With Natasha Lyonne
00:22:45

When it comes to dating, Amy Cohen says this: "We all need to be reincarnated as an older Jewish man with an apartment on the Upper East Side.” Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll") reads Amy's essay about the difference between her 76-year-old father's dating life and her own.

Apr 03, 2019
Comfort, If Not A Cure | With Nazanin Boniadi
00:20:43

How much can you give of yourself before it’s too much? And what do you do when you reach your limit? Nazanin Boniadi ("Hotel Mumbai") reads Tara Ebrahimi's essay.

Mar 27, 2019
Another Voice Had Come Between Us | With Catherine O'Hara
00:17:51

Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek") reads Patricia Morrisroe's essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.

Mar 20, 2019
Refreshing A Mother's Memory With Love | With Zoe Saldana
00:23:57

Dementia can alter someone's personality and change how how they interact with the world. But sometimes, it can also lead to moments of profound connection.

Jenny McPhee writes about one of those moments in her piece, which is read by Zoe Saldana.

Mar 13, 2019
Playing Role Reversal With My Therapist | With Isabelle Huppert
00:19:27

Therapists' offices are supposed to be places where you can be both vulnerable and safe. But what happens when your therapist crosses a line? That happened to Julianna Baggott -- and she writes about it an an essay that's read by Isabelle Huppert ("Greta").

Mar 06, 2019
Security In A Bright Yellow Suitcase | With Christina Hendricks
00:22:31

You know the phase. The one when you're going back and forth between your place and your partner's, and you have to bring all your stuff with you. 

But when is it time to make a change? Deanna Clevesy's essay is read by Christina Hendricks ("Good Girls").

Feb 27, 2019
Your Dog Has Seen Me Naked | With William Jackson Harper
00:27:54

Have you ever dated someone living in a studio apartment with a pet? If so, how did you handle the logistics around sex?

Ryan Pfeffer writes about how he dealt with that situation in his essay, which was performed by William Jackson Harper ("The Good Place") in front of a live audience at the Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston.

Feb 20, 2019
Part II: My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me | With André Holland
00:21:41

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 hear from Jason himself about how he's doing today.

Feb 13, 2019
Part I: You May Want to Marry My Husband
00:13:43

Debra Winger reads the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal's essay about her fairytale love story, which was cut short by cancer. This is an encore presentation.

Feb 06, 2019
Oscars Playlist
00:29:30

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."

Jan 30, 2019
Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | With Connie Nielsen
00:19:06

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").

Jan 23, 2019
A Kiss Deferred | With Joanna Kulig
00:22:59

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").

Jan 16, 2019
What The Sea Took Away | With Carmen Ejogo
00:21:13

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.")

Jan 09, 2019
Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds' Worth) | With Gillian Anderson
00:23:27

When you think back to sex ed class, it's not hard to come up with a couple of memories that might have scarred you for life. But actor Gillian Anderson reads an essay that shows it can be equally scarring for the parents.

Jan 02, 2019
Modern Love Holiday Playlist
00:53:22

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. 

Dec 26, 2018
I Will Be Your Mother Figure | Encore
00:21:21

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.

Dec 19, 2018
The Shirt Stays On | With Finn Wittrock
00:17:59

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").

Dec 12, 2018
A Young Man's Game | With Stanley Tucci
00:20:31

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").

Dec 05, 2018
On A Serpentine Road | With Michelle Rodriguez
00:19:38

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").

Nov 28, 2018
A Forgotten Prayer, Answered | With Mira Sorvino
00:20:33

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").

Nov 21, 2018
Maddy Just Might Work | Encore
00:21:11

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.

Nov 14, 2018
How To Break Up With A 2-Year-Old | With Busy Philipps
00:18:54

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.

Nov 06, 2018
An Ancient Coda To My 21st-Century Divorce | With Amy Landecker
00:20:51

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.

Oct 31, 2018
In The Waiting Room Of Estranged Spouses | Encore
00:19:28

Lance Reddick, best known as Lt. Cedric Daniels on HBO's "The Wire," reads a story about infidelity and healing.

Oct 24, 2018
I Was Hardly a Perfect Fit | With John C. Reilly
00:19:13

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).

Oct 17, 2018
The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell
00:20:45

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.")

Oct 10, 2018
Escaping From A Dire Diagnosis On Match.com | With Rita Wilson
00:21:06

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").

Oct 03, 2018
A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn
00:22:32

Some crushes are brief: the guy at the gym, the girl on Twitter, your barista. But others are epic -- and take on a life of their own. Olivia Munn ("The Predator") reads Marina Shifrin's essay.

Sep 26, 2018
Bonus: 81 Minutes
00:20:01

We’re back in your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. It’s a new podcast called “Last Seen,” about the largest unsolved art heist in history -- the theft of thirteen irreplaceable pieces of art from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.

Sep 21, 2018
Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito
00:20:11

On a normal day in 2004, Lloyd Zimmerman got the chance to fulfill a man's dying wish. Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul") reads his piece, about the complications of a last request.

Sep 19, 2018
Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke
00:18:40

Ethan Hawke ("Blaze") reads an essay about how lonely it can be at rock bottom -- and how sometimes, taking care of someone else is the only way out.

Sep 12, 2018
Modern Love Playlist: In Sickness And In Health
01:18:50

This playlist episode features stories about people whose relationships were challenged by illness -- and where the promise to stand by each other "in sickness and in health" was tested. It features stories read by Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman, Chris Messina, Rebecca Hall, and Patina Miller.

Sep 04, 2018
Modern Love Playlist: Secrets
00:56:21

It can feel easier to leave things unspoken than to find the right words to explain ourselves. But sooner or later, the things we keep from each other can come to define our relationships. This edition of Modern Love features a playlist of three of our favorite episodes about secrets, read by Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Nixon, and Uma Thurman.

Aug 24, 2018
The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh
00:17:42

Communication. Respect. Intimacy. Doing the dishes. Those are all things that have been called the secret to marriage. But Gabrielle Zevin has a different idea. Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve") reads her piece.

Aug 21, 2018
Bonus: Test of Time
00:29:29

We know you appreciate a good love story ... so we're bringing you two stories of relationships that have stood the test of time, from another podcast from WBUR, called "Endless Thread." Hear the story of the couple featured in an iconic photo from Woodstock, and one about a relationship that started with a note sent in second grade.

Aug 17, 2018
Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina
00:17:58

Let's face it. With the ghosting, inappropriate comments, and awkward small talk ... dating can be so bad it's hilarious. Awkwafina ("Crazy Rich Asians," "Oceans Eight") reads Sarah Moses's essay.

Aug 15, 2018
When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper
00:18:04

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").

Aug 08, 2018
GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero
00:20:17

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").

Aug 01, 2018
Superheroes, Just for Each Other | With Mike Colter
00:20:19

Peter Goodman thought that he could fix any problem by sweeping his wife off her feet. But when his daughter was born, that strategy failed him. His essay is read by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage.")

Jul 25, 2018
A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito
00:22:35

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.

Jul 17, 2018
Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith
00:21:01

As a teenager in Finland, Kalle Oskari Mattila was trying to figure out who he was. For help, he turned to Pamela Anderson. Cory Michael Smith ("1985," "Gotham") performed his story live at the Provincetown Film Festival.

Jul 11, 2018
My Back-Seat View Of A Great Romance | With Chloë Grace Moretz
00:22:10

"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.

Jul 03, 2018
Encore | Between The Bars
00:20:05

Joshua Jackson ("The Affair") reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran's Evin Prison. This is an encore presentation.

Jun 27, 2018
The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander
00:18:20

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.

Jun 20, 2018
Finding My Own Rescuer | With Mandy Moore
00:20:47

Mandy Moore ("This Is Us") reads Anna March's essay about disability, ability, and the misconceptions surrounding both.

Jun 13, 2018
A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi
00:23:23

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."

Jun 06, 2018
Love Stories In 13 Words | Modern Love Bonus Episode
00:12:07

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.

May 30, 2018
Modern Love Encore | Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother
00:27:44

Constance Wu of the ABC comedy "Fresh Off The Boat" reads a story about a wife, a mother-in-law and the unlikely story that brought them together.

May 29, 2018
The Language Of Love | With Saoirse Ronan
00:18:32

Saoirse Ronan ("On Chesil Beach") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor.

May 23, 2018
A Measure of Desire | With Kim Dickens
00:17:16

Sometimes it's the things that go unspoken in a relationship that are the most important. Andrea Jarrell found that out not long after moving to Maine with her husband -- and she writes about it in her piece, read by Kim Dickens ("Fear the Walking Dead").

May 16, 2018
When Eve And Eve Bit The Apple | With Rachel Weisz
00:22:17

Kristen Scharold was an evangelical Christian who was starting to look for a husband. Then, a new relationship caused a crisis of faith. Rachel Weisz ("Disobedience") reads Kristen's essay.

May 09, 2018
Signs, Wonders, and Fates Fulfilled | With Linda Cardellini
00:22:18

After Stephanie Saldaña moved to an ancient monastery in Syria, she thought she'd found her calling. But when she met a novice monk there, she had to rethink everything. Linda Cardellini ("Bloodline") reads Stephanie's essay.

May 02, 2018
Boy, What A Fabulous Baker | With Abbi Jacobson
00:17:53

Abbi Jacobson ("6 Balloons," "Broad City") reads an essay about a carboholic who falls for a baker -- and his bread.

Apr 25, 2018
A Cup From The Fountain Of Youth | With Mel Rodriguez
00:21:37

When you're at a bar and someone starts paying more attention to you than you expect -- how do you react? Mel Rodriguez ("Overboard," "The Last Man on Earth") reads Andy Christie's essay, about trying to navigate an unexpected flirtation.

Apr 18, 2018
A Brother As Significant As Any Other | With Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
00:21:27

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ("UnREAL") tells the story of the deep friendship between an older and younger brother.

Apr 11, 2018
R We D8ting? | With Krysten Ritter
00:19:46

What happens to relationships when they play out entirely over text? Krysten Ritter ("Jessica Jones") reads Sandra Barron's essay, about the miscommunications that can come with text message flirtation.

Apr 04, 2018
Modern Love Encore: The Boy Who Makes Waves
00:21:39

In this encore, Mykelti Williamson ("Chicago P.D.") reads an essay about a father's complicated love for his son.

Mar 27, 2018
The Accidental Older Woman | With Rosie Perez
00:18:21

When does it work to date younger? Rosie Perez, of NBC's "Rise," reads Robin Grearson's essay, about negotiating a relationship with a big age gap.

Mar 21, 2018
When A Couch Is More Than A Couch | With Kate Winslet
00:22:26

Kate Winslet reads Nina Riggs's essay, about an overwhelming diagnosis -- and a search for the perfect living room couch.

Mar 14, 2018
A Fighting Chance | With Bobby Cannavale
00:16:55

Bobby Cannavale ("Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," "Mr. Robot") reads Dominick Zarrillo's essay about a father's unconditional love for his son.

Mar 07, 2018
From He To She In First Grade | With Jennifer Beals
00:20:04

Jennifer Beals ("Taken") reads Laurie Frankel's essay, about facing a challenging parenting dilemma.

Feb 28, 2018
The Accident No One Talked About | With Uma Thurman
00:21:42

Uma Thurman ("The Parisian Woman") reads Jessica Ciencin Henriquez's essay, about the silence that grew in the aftermath of a terrible accident.

Feb 21, 2018
Overfed On A Mother's Affection | With Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon
00:17:44

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon ("The Big Sick") tell the story of how a mother's cooking comes between a husband and wife.

Feb 13, 2018
Missing A Father I Hardly Knew | With Willem Dafoe
00:19:56

Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") reads Bruce Eric Kaplan's essay, about waiting for a hilarious secret to be revealed.

Feb 07, 2018
Modern Love 100: Your Stories
00:36:36

We celebrate the 100th episode of Modern Love: The Podcast by listening to your stories, and the moments from our first 99 episodes that meant the most to you.

Jan 31, 2018
A Dose Of Empathy | With Andrea Martin
00:21:53

Andrea Martin ("Great News") reads Randi Davenport's essay, about a relationship that she says saved her life.

Jan 24, 2018
In My Fantasy, I Caught Up To Reality | With Richard Jenkins
00:21:58

Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water") reads John Gfroerer's essay about going to the gym to cope with loss.

Jan 16, 2018
Yes, We Do. Even At Our Age. | With Lois Smith
00:17:08

Lois Smith ("Marjorie Prime," "Lady Bird") reads an essay about passion in the golden years.

Jan 10, 2018
In The New Year, More Cuddling | With Margarita Levieva
00:21:52

Margarita Levieva ("The Deuce") reads Kristine Lloyd's essay, about making a New Year's resolution to attend a cuddle party.

Jan 03, 2018
Sharing A Cab, And My Toes | With Greta Gerwig
00:20:49

Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") reads Julia Anne Miller's essay, about sharing an unusual cab ride in New York City.

Dec 26, 2017
How The 'Dining Dead' Got Talking Again | With Kristin Scott Thomas
00:17:31

Kristin Scott Thomas ("Darkest Hour") reads an essay about a woman worried that she and her husband might have nothing left to talk about.

Dec 20, 2017
Was I On A Date Or Baby-Sitting? | With Sasheer Zamata
00:20:06

Julie Klausner tells the story of dating an "indie rock dreamboat" -- who she sees as a bit of a man-child. Sasheer Zamata ("United States of Music," "Pizza Mind") reads Julie's essay.

Dec 13, 2017
A Boyfriend Too Good To Be True | With Caitriona Balfe
00:20:08

Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander") reads Deenie Hartzog-Mislock's essay, about an imaginary man who helps a family cope with Alzheimer's.

Dec 06, 2017
Modern Love Encore: 'A Heart Of Gold'
00:17:30

In this encore, Ruth Negga ("Preacher," "Loving") reads a story about the deep bond between a woman and her unusual pet.

Nov 22, 2017
We Didn't Have A Plan, But The Baby Did | With Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
00:14:32

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ("Kim's Convenience") reads a story about a man improvising a birth plan.

Nov 22, 2017
Urgent Messages Go Unanswered | With Andrew Rannells
00:20:02

Andrew Rannells ("Girls") reads his own essay, about ignoring a string of urgent phone calls during a casual hookup.

Nov 15, 2017
A Family Fairytale, Twice Told | With Julia Stiles
00:17:01

Julia Stiles ("Riviera") tells the story of a woman who has a perfect New York City apartment ... and a crush on her roommate.

Nov 08, 2017
Cropped Out Of My Own Fantasy | With Kirsten Vangsness
00:18:17

Kirsten Vangsness ("Criminal Minds") reads an essay about a relationship where the perfect images posted online don't match the reality.

Nov 01, 2017
My Body Doesn't Belong To You | With Cleopatra Coleman
00:19:52

Cleopatra Coleman ("The Last Man On Earth," "White Famous") reads an essay about a woman claiming ownership over her own body.

Oct 25, 2017
Let's Not Pretend | With Kimberly Hébert Gregory
00:18:10

Kimberly Hébert Gregory ("Kevin (Probably) Saves the World," "Vice Principals") reads an essay about an attempt at dirty talk gone awry.

Oct 18, 2017
My Husband Is Now My Wife | With Ann Dowd
00:20:45

Ann Dowd ("The Handmaid's Tale") reads Diane Daniel's essay about a woman coming to terms with her spouse's gender transition.

Oct 11, 2017