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.

137 épisodes

12 juin 2019 - 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.
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5 juin 2019 - 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.
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29 mai 2019 - 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").
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22 mai 2019 - 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.
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15 mai 2019 - 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 [...]
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8 mai 2019 - 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.
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1 mai 2019 - 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.
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24 avril 2019 - 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").
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17 avril 2019 - 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 [...]
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3 avril 2019 - 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 [...]
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27 mars 2019 - 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.
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20 mars 2019 - 00:17:51
Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek") reads Patricia Morrisroe's essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.
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13 mars 2019 - 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 [...]
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6 mars 2019 - 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 [...]
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27 février 2019 - 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 [...]
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20 février 2019 - 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 [...]
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13 février 2019 - 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 [...]
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6 février 2019 - 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.
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30 janvier 2019 - 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."
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