Modern Love 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.
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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Season Premiere: Driveway Elegies

This episode contains strong language. On the first episode of the new Modern Love podcast, we hear from two women who examine their lives through the contents of their homes — the car in the driveway, the stained teacups, the razor and shaving cream by the sink. Though easy to ignore, these everyday objects often tell a larger story. Featured stories: "Bye Bye 'Family' Minivan," Kyrie Robinson "Tracking the Demise of My Marriage on Google Maps," Maggie Smith Maggie's story was narrated by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. You can find more information on today's episode here.

Welcome to the New Modern Love

Love is going to sound a little different this season. Tune into the first episode on Oct. 14, with new episodes every Wednesday.

Confronting Race, Religion and Her Heart | With Zawe Ashton

In this week's essay, Lilian Oben writes about how essential it is to be seen in relationships — to be able to take up space, without being asked to change who we are. Her essay is read by Zawe Ashton ("Betrayal").

Why Can't Men Say 'I Love You' to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa

Do you tell your friends you love them? And do you say it like that, using those words? Is it easy for you to say? Is it fraught? Ricardo Jaramillo takes those questions on in this week's essay. It's read by Ncuti Gatwa, who stars in "Sex Education" on Netflix.

Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

Lorraine Toussaint ("The Glorias") reads an essay by Kim McLarin. Then, we catch up with Kim to hear how she is doing in this moment.

Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore

Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj ("Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj") reads Brian Goedde's essay about a man investigating his own breakup.

The Language Of Love With Saoirse Ronan | Encore

Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor. This is an encore presentation.

How 'Lolita' Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil

"Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov's novel about a man's sexual obsession with a young girl, is famously controversial. But when Bindu Bansinath started to read it, it unexpectedly became a kind of road map for her, showing her a way out of the situation she was in. Jameela Jamil ("I Weigh") reads her piece.

Alone In A Pandemic

Living alone can be liberating, maddening, joyful ... lonely. It also might feel very different today than it did several months ago. This episode features stories from people who live alone, telling us how they are doing right now.

To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore

If you're running out of things to do at home — or if you just need a break from stress and worry — we have a suggestion. Listen to this week's episode featuring Gillian Jacobs and Mandy Len Catron, and then try the 36 questions that (may) lead to love. You can find the 36 questions here: https://nyti.ms/2SFbICi

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