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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 T


Platonic, Until Death Do Us Part | With John Cameron Mitchell
Jun 19 • 20 min
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 […]
Encore | The Doorman With Cecily Strong
Jun 12 • 18 min
Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong reads a story about a woman’s friendship with her doorman. This is an encore presentation.
Misery Loves Fried Chicken | With William Jackson Harper
Jun 5 • 22 min
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.
What Luck Means Now | With Jacki Weaver
May 29 • 22 min
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”).
We Survived The Storm | With Ginnifer Goodwin
May 22 • 22 min
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.
The Wisdom Of The Moving Man | With Lake Bell
May 15 • 21 min
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 […]
Agreeing To Accept And Move On | With Sarah Goldberg
May 8 • 19 min
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.
Love Means Never Having To Say … Anything | With Pedro Pascal
May 1 • 20 min
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.
Talking to My Fiancé About My New Girlfriend | With DeWanda Wise
Apr 24 • 21 min
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”).
Race Wasn’t An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me | With Lorraine Toussaint
Apr 17 • 21 min
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 […]
Encore | Sharing The Shame With Anna Chlumsky
Apr 10 • 18 min
Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) reads Brooks Rinehart’s essay, on 90 days that changed the entire course of one family’s life.
Ah, To Be Old, Male, And Single | With Natasha Lyonne
Apr 3 • 22 min
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 […]
Comfort, If Not A Cure | With Nazanin Boniadi
Mar 27 • 20 min
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.
Another Voice Had Come Between Us | With Catherine O’Hara
Mar 20 • 17 min
Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) reads Patricia Morrisroe’s essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.
Refreshing A Mother’s Memory With Love | With Zoe Saldana
Mar 13 • 23 min
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 […]
Playing Role Reversal With My Therapist | With Isabelle Huppert
Mar 6 • 19 min
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 […]
Security In A Bright Yellow Suitcase | With Christina Hendricks
Feb 27 • 22 min
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 […]
Your Dog Has Seen Me Naked | With William Jackson Harper
Feb 20 • 27 min
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 […]
Part II: My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me | With André Holland
Feb 13 • 21 min
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 […]
Part I: You May Want to Marry My Husband
Feb 6 • 13 min
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.
Oscars Playlist
Jan 30 • 29 min
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.”
Rallying To Keep The Game Alive | With Connie Nielsen
Jan 23 • 19 min
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 […]
A Kiss Deferred | With Joanna Kulig
Jan 16 • 22 min
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”).
What The Sea Took Away | With Carmen Ejogo
Jan 9 • 21 min
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.”)
Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds’ Worth) | With Gillian Anderson
Jan 2 • 23 min
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.
Modern Love Holiday Playlist
Dec 26, 2018 • 53 min
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.
I Will Be Your Mother Figure | Encore
Dec 19, 2018 • 21 min
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 […]
The Shirt Stays On | With Finn Wittrock
Dec 12, 2018 • 17 min
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”).
A Young Man’s Game | With Stanley Tucci
Dec 5, 2018 • 20 min
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”).
On A Serpentine Road | With Michelle Rodriguez
Nov 28, 2018 • 19 min
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”).
A Forgotten Prayer, Answered | With Mira Sorvino
Nov 21, 2018 • 20 min
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”).
Maddy Just Might Work | Encore
Nov 14, 2018 • 21 min
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.
How To Break Up With A 2-Year-Old | With Busy Philipps
Nov 6, 2018 • 18 min
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.
An Ancient Coda To My 21st-Century Divorce | With Amy Landecker
Oct 31, 2018 • 20 min
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.
In The Waiting Room Of Estranged Spouses | Encore
Oct 24, 2018 • 19 min
Lance Reddick, best known as Lt. Cedric Daniels on HBO’s “The Wire,” reads a story about infidelity and healing.
I Was Hardly a Perfect Fit | With John C. Reilly
Oct 17, 2018 • 19 min
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).
The Plain, Unmarked Box Arrived | With Kristen Bell
Oct 10, 2018 • 20 min
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.”)
Escaping From A Dire Diagnosis On Match.com | With Rita Wilson
Oct 3, 2018 • 21 min
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”).
A Life Plan For Two | With Olivia Munn
Sep 26, 2018 • 22 min
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.
Bonus: 81 Minutes
Sep 21, 2018 • 20 min
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 […]
Making A Judgment On Love | With Giancarlo Esposito
Sep 19, 2018 • 20 min
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.
Learning Humanity From Dogs | With Ethan Hawke
Sep 12, 2018 • 18 min
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.
Modern Love Playlist: In Sickness And In Health
Sep 4, 2018 • 78 min
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, […]
Modern Love Playlist: Secrets
Aug 24, 2018 • 56 min
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 […]
The Secret To Marriage | With Sandra Oh
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
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.
Bonus: Test of Time
Aug 17, 2018 • 29 min
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 […]
Single Woman Seeking Manwich | With Awkwafina
Aug 15, 2018 • 17 min
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.
When Mothers Bully Back | With Ellie Kemper
Aug 8, 2018 • 18 min
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”).
GPS For My Lost Identity | With Diane Guerrero
Aug 1, 2018 • 20 min
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”).
Superheroes, Just for Each Other | With Mike Colter
Jul 25, 2018 • 20 min
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.”)
A Hiker’s Guide to Healing | With Cameron Esposito
Jul 17, 2018 • 22 min
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.
Catfishing Strangers To Find Myself | With Cory Michael Smith
Jul 11, 2018 • 21 min
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.
My Back-Seat View Of A Great Romance | With Chloë Grace Moretz
Jul 3, 2018 • 22 min
“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.
Encore | Between The Bars
Jun 27, 2018 • 20 min
Joshua Jackson (“The Affair”) reads a story about life and love after 26 months in Iran’s Evin Prison. This is an encore presentation.
The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division | With Jason Alexander
Jun 20, 2018 • 18 min
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.
Finding My Own Rescuer | With Mandy Moore
Jun 13, 2018 • 20 min
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”) reads Anna March’s essay about disability, ability, and the misconceptions surrounding both.
A Fear Stripped Bare | With Sarah Shahi
Jun 6, 2018 • 23 min
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.”
Love Stories In 13 Words | Modern Love Bonus Episode
May 30, 2018 • 12 min
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.
Modern Love Encore | Marry A Man Who Loves His Mother
May 29, 2018 • 27 min
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.
The Language Of Love | With Saoirse Ronan
May 23, 2018 • 18 min
Saoirse Ronan (“On Chesil Beach”) reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi doctor.
A Measure of Desire | With Kim Dickens
May 16, 2018 • 17 min
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 […]
When Eve And Eve Bit The Apple | With Rachel Weisz
May 9, 2018 • 22 min
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.
Signs, Wonders, and Fates Fulfilled | With Linda Cardellini
May 2, 2018 • 22 min
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.
Boy, What A Fabulous Baker | With Abbi Jacobson
Apr 25, 2018 • 17 min
Abbi Jacobson (“6 Balloons,” “Broad City”) reads an essay about a carboholic who falls for a baker — and his bread.
A Cup From The Fountain Of Youth | With Mel Rodriguez
Apr 18, 2018 • 21 min
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.
A Brother As Significant As Any Other | With Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
Apr 11, 2018 • 21 min
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (“UnREAL”) tells the story of the deep friendship between an older and younger brother.
R We D8ting? | With Krysten Ritter
Apr 4, 2018 • 19 min
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.
Modern Love Encore: The Boy Who Makes Waves
Mar 27, 2018 • 21 min
In this encore, Mykelti Williamson (“Chicago P.D.”) reads an essay about a father’s complicated love for his son.
The Accidental Older Woman | With Rosie Perez
Mar 21, 2018 • 18 min
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.
When A Couch Is More Than A Couch | With Kate Winslet
Mar 14, 2018 • 22 min
Kate Winslet reads Nina Riggs’s essay, about an overwhelming diagnosis — and a search for the perfect living room couch.
A Fighting Chance | With Bobby Cannavale
Mar 7, 2018 • 16 min
Bobby Cannavale (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Mr. Robot”) reads Dominick Zarrillo’s essay about a father’s unconditional love for his son.
From He To She In First Grade | With Jennifer Beals
Feb 28, 2018 • 20 min
Jennifer Beals (“Taken”) reads Laurie Frankel’s essay, about facing a challenging parenting dilemma.
The Accident No One Talked About | With Uma Thurman
Feb 21, 2018 • 21 min
Uma Thurman (“The Parisian Woman”) reads Jessica Ciencin Henriquez’s essay, about the silence that grew in the aftermath of a terrible accident.
Overfed On A Mother’s Affection | With Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon
Feb 13, 2018 • 17 min
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon (“The Big Sick”) tell the story of how a mother’s cooking comes between a husband and wife.
Missing A Father I Hardly Knew | With Willem Dafoe
Feb 7, 2018 • 19 min
Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) reads Bruce Eric Kaplan’s essay, about waiting for a hilarious secret to be revealed.
Modern Love 100: Your Stories
Jan 31, 2018 • 36 min
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.
A Dose Of Empathy | With Andrea Martin
Jan 24, 2018 • 21 min
Andrea Martin (“Great News”) reads Randi Davenport’s essay, about a relationship that she says saved her life.
In My Fantasy, I Caught Up To Reality | With Richard Jenkins
Jan 16, 2018 • 21 min
Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”) reads John Gfroerer’s essay about going to the gym to cope with loss.
Yes, We Do. Even At Our Age. | With Lois Smith
Jan 10, 2018 • 17 min
Lois Smith (“Marjorie Prime,” “Lady Bird”) reads an essay about passion in the golden years.
In The New Year, More Cuddling | With Margarita Levieva
Jan 3, 2018 • 21 min
Margarita Levieva (“The Deuce”) reads Kristine Lloyd’s essay, about making a New Year’s resolution to attend a cuddle party.
Sharing A Cab, And My Toes | With Greta Gerwig
Dec 26, 2017 • 20 min
Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) reads Julia Anne Miller’s essay, about sharing an unusual cab ride in New York City.
How The ‘Dining Dead’ Got Talking Again | With Kristin Scott Thomas
Dec 20, 2017 • 17 min
Kristin Scott Thomas (“Darkest Hour”) reads an essay about a woman worried that she and her husband might have nothing left to talk about.
Was I On A Date Or Baby-Sitting? | With Sasheer Zamata
Dec 13, 2017 • 20 min
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.
A Boyfriend Too Good To Be True | With Caitriona Balfe
Dec 6, 2017 • 20 min
Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”) reads Deenie Hartzog-Mislock’s essay, about an imaginary man who helps a family cope with Alzheimer’s.
Modern Love Encore: ‘A Heart Of Gold’
Nov 22, 2017 • 17 min
In this encore, Ruth Negga (“Preacher,” “Loving”) reads a story about the deep bond between a woman and her unusual pet.
We Didn’t Have A Plan, But The Baby Did | With Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Nov 22, 2017 • 14 min
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (“Kim’s Convenience”) reads a story about a man improvising a birth plan.
Urgent Messages Go Unanswered | With Andrew Rannells
Nov 15, 2017 • 20 min
Andrew Rannells (“Girls”) reads his own essay, about ignoring a string of urgent phone calls during a casual hookup.
A Family Fairytale, Twice Told | With Julia Stiles
Nov 8, 2017 • 17 min
Julia Stiles (“Riviera”) tells the story of a woman who has a perfect New York City apartment … and a crush on her roommate.
Cropped Out Of My Own Fantasy | With Kirsten Vangsness
Nov 1, 2017 • 18 min
Kirsten Vangsness (“Criminal Minds”) reads an essay about a relationship where the perfect images posted online don’t match the reality.
My Body Doesn’t Belong To You | With Cleopatra Coleman
Oct 25, 2017 • 19 min
Cleopatra Coleman (“The Last Man On Earth,” “White Famous”) reads an essay about a woman claiming ownership over her own body.
Let’s Not Pretend | With Kimberly Hébert Gregory
Oct 18, 2017 • 18 min
Kimberly Hébert Gregory (“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” “Vice Principals”) reads an essay about an attempt at dirty talk gone awry.
My Husband Is Now My Wife | With Ann Dowd
Oct 11, 2017 • 20 min
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) reads Diane Daniel’s essay about a woman coming to terms with her spouse’s gender transition.
Nursing A Wound | With Jake Gyllenhaal
Oct 4, 2017 • 22 min
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Stronger”) tells the story of a man recovering from heartbreak in a pediatrics wing.
When Your Greatest Romance Is A Friendship | With Ali Fazal
Sep 27, 2017 • 19 min
Ali Fazal (“Victoria and Abul”) tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a man and his elderly neighbor.
One Bouquet Of Fleeting Beauty | With Kerry Bishé
Sep 20, 2017 • 19 min
Kerry Bishe (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “Narcos”) tells the story of one woman’s unexpected awakening — at a flower shop.
Emmy Edition, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 • 23 min
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are this weekend. To celebrate, we’re looking back at two of our favorite episodes featuring nominated actors. Angela Bassett reads Marcia DeSanctis’ essay, “What the Psychic Knew” and Jesse Tyler Ferguson reads Jerry […]
Promises That Can Bend | With Peter Gallagher
Sep 6, 2017 • 17 min
Peter Gallagher (“Grace and Frankie,” “The O.C.”) reads the story of one man’s effort to stay with his wife in sickness and in health.
No Bounds, Or Lanes | With Kyra Sedgwick
Aug 30, 2017 • 21 min
Love, itself, is a leap of faith. But some people take a bigger jump than others. Kyra Sedgwick (TNT’s “The Closer”) reads a story about a “wild ride” of a marriage.
Learning To Embrace Sexuality’s Gray Areas | With Nico Tortorella
Aug 23, 2017 • 18 min
Nico Tortorella (“Younger”) reads an essay about a college student whose ideas about love and sexuality change during the first weeks of his freshman year.
Dear Dad, We’ve Been Gay Forever | With Cynthia Nixon
Aug 16, 2017 • 19 min
Cynthia Nixon (“The Last Boy in New York,” “A Quiet Passion”) reads an essay about two grown siblings raised in the Mennonite church and their decision to come out to their 95-year-old father.