The Modern Love Podcasts

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2017

Andrew Rannells, Live From Toronto

On this week’s podcast, the “Girls” star tells the story of one of the most consequential evenings of his life.

Julia Stiles Reads ‘A Family Fairytale Twice Told’

On this week’s podcast, the actress reads Liz Moore’s essay about falling for the roommate she found on Craigslist.

Kirsten Vangsness Reads ‘Cropped Out of My Own Fantasy’

On this week’s podcast, the “Criminal Minds” star reads Sage Cruser’s essay about the peculiar stresses of a relationship heavily documented on social media.

Cleopatra Coleman Reads ‘My Body Doesn’t Belong to You’

On this week’s podcast, the actress reads Heather Burtman’s essay about life before the male gaze.

Kimberly Hébert Gregory Reads ‘Let’s Not Pretend to Be Who We Aren’t’

On this week’s podcast, the “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” actress tells the story of a couple’s adventures in sexual role play.

Ann Dowd Reads ‘My Husband Is Now My Wife’

On this week’s podcast, the star of “The Handmaid’s Tale” reads Diane Daniel’s story of her spouse’s transition.

Jake Gyllenhaal Reads ‘Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting’

On this week’s podcast, the “Stronger” actor reads an essay about a doctor whose patients help him heal.

Ali Fazal Reads ‘When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship’

On this week’s podcast, the “Victoria and Abdul” actor reads an essay about a relationship that transcends age.

Kerry Bishé Reads ‘One Bouquet of Fleeting Beauty, Please’

On this week’s podcast, the “Halt and Catch Fire” actress reads an essay about why we send flowers.

Emmy Edition

On this week’s podcast, the nominees Angela Bassett and Jesse Tyler Ferguson read two essays from the archives.

Peter Gallagher Reads ‘Promises That Can Bend Without Breaking’

On this week’s podcast, the star of “The O.C.” reads Robert St. Amant’s story of a diagnosis that shapes the contours of his marriage.

Kyra Sedgwick Reads ‘Our Joy Knows No Bounds, or Lanes’

On this week’s podcast, the “Ten Days in the Valley” star reads Ellen Graf’s essay about how love is a universal language, and driving is not.

Nico Tortorella Reads ‘Learning to Embrace Sexuality’s Gray Areas’

On this week’s podcast, the “Younger” actor reads Adam Lundquist’s essay about the clarity he finds after a chance encounter.

Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’

On this week’s podcast, the “Sex and the City” actress reads Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay about the coming-out letters she and her brother sent to their conservative father.

Betty Gilpin Reads ‘A Lost Child, but Not Mine’

On this week’s podcast, the “GLOW” actress reads Kassi Underwood’s story of abortion and coveting an ex’s child.

June Diane Raphael Reads ‘A Flower Delivery That Brought More Pain Than Pleasure’

On this week’s podcast, the “Grace and Frankie” actress reads Ellen Urbani’s essay about a well-intentioned gift that goes horribly awry.

Alex Karpovsky Reads ‘Uh, Honey, That’s Not Your Line’

On this week’s podcast, the “Girls” actor reads Matteson Perry’s story of trying to turn his love life into an indie movie.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson Reads ‘I Need to Woman Up and Do This on My Own’

On this week’s podcast, the “Shooter” actress reads Asha Bandele’s essay about having a child with a prisoner and facing an impossible choice.

Zoe Lister-Jones Reads ‘An Empty Heart Is One That Can Be Filled’

On this week’s podcast, the star of the new film “Band Aid” reads Lily King’s essay about the necessity of heartbreak.

Jayne Atkinson Reads ‘You Need to Take My Son to Jail’

On this week’s podcast, the “House of Cards” actress reads Ann Bauer’s story about enforcing tough love with her troubled son.

Weddings Edition

On this week’s podcast, Kathryn Hahn and John Cho read stories about the highs and lows of those ubiquitous summer ceremonies.

Danielle Brooks Reads ‘About That Rustle in the Bushes’

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress reads Amelia Blanquera’s story about the file her father kept on her dating life.

Griffin Dunne Reads ‘Before the Web, Hearts Grew Silent’

The “I Love Dick” actor reads David Vecsey’s story about how not being able to reach his girlfriend — before cellphones — changed the course of his life.

Taylor Schilling Reads ‘Finding Marriage Without Losing a Self’

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress reads Jillian Lauren’s story about wanting to forget her past — until she doesn’t.

Debra Winger Reads ‘You May Want to Marry My Husband’

The “Lovers” actress reads Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s dating profile for her husband, published shortly before the author’s death.

Chris Messina Reads ‘When Love Isn’t as Simple as Standing by Your Man’

The “Mindy Project” actor reads Eirik Gumeny’s story of how a man’s double lung transplant pushed his marriage to the brink.

Minnie Driver Reads ‘Our Story Ended With a Slow Fade to Black’

On this week’s podcast, the “Speechless” actress reads Patty Dann’s story about facing her husband’s fast-ravaging brain cancer with their young son.

Gideon Glick Reads ‘Just Don’t Call Me Mom’

The Broadway actor (“Significant Other,” “Spring Awakening”) reads David Beach’s essay about a Mother’s Day gift of Mylar balloons that causes a major freakout.

Anna Chlumsky Reads ‘Sharing the Shame After My Arrest’

The “Veep” actress tells Brooke Rinehart’s story of arrest, betrayal and a mother’s extraordinary love.

Melanie Lynskey Reads ‘It Took a Villain to Save Our Marriage’

The actress (“Togetherness,” “Girlboss”) reads Teresa DiFalco’s story about an obnoxious neighbor who becomes the glue in a couple’s unraveling marriage.

Harry Lennix Reads ‘In a Small Bag, She Packed All Our Hopes’

The actor reads Tim McEown’s essay about what a brush with death during sex teaches him about love and selflessness.

Mireille Enos Reads ‘A Child of Two Worlds’

This week, the star of ABC’s “The Catch” reads Rachel Pieh Jones’s story about choosing to give birth in Djibouti, despite difficult conditions.

Ry Russo-Young Reads ‘Death Bear Will See You Now’

On this week’s podcast, the “Before I Fall” director reads Loren Berlin’s story of a woman who gets through a breakup with the help of a man in a bear suit.

Paul Rust Reads ‘The End of Small Talk’

On this week’s podcast, the actor and comedian reads Tim Boomer’s essay about skipping pleasantries and asking deep questions when getting to know someone.

Malin Akerman Reads ‘Elvis and My Husband Have Left the Building’

On this week’s podcast, the “Billions” actress reads Liza Monroy’s essay about marrying her gay best friend in Las Vegas....

Justina Machado Reads ‘Single, Female, Mormon, Alone’

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) reads Nicole Hardy’s story of wrestling with her sexuality and Mormon faith after finding herself single and a virgin at 35....

Live on Valentine’s Day, Part 2

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the second half of our show at the Wilbur Theater, with the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones and the actress Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”)....

Live on Valentine’s Day, Part 1

This week’s podcast was recorded live at Boston’s Wilbur Theater with Alysia Reiner (“Orange Is the New Black”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) and music from Hite....

Valentine’s Day Edition

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, a feast of romance and rejection, drawn from the past year’s best episodes....

David Oyelowo Reads ‘Seeing the World Through My Wife’s Eyes’

The actor reads Ryan Knighton’s essay about the strange intimacy with his wife that results from him losing his sight....

Megan Hilty Reads ‘On the Precipice, Wings Spread’

Kerri Sandberg’s story is about falling in love with a former drug addict who is H.I.V.-positive....

Mykelti Williamson Reads ‘For the Boy Who Makes Waves’

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the “Fences” actor reads Joe Blair’s story of a father struggling to love and care for his autistic son....

John Cho Reads ‘Men Don’t Care About Weddings? Groomzilla Is Hurt’

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the “Star Trek” actor reads Craig Bridger’s story of a pre-wedding perfectionist freakout — by the groom....

Darby Stanchfield Reads ‘A Family That Takes “No” for an Answer’

On this week’s podcast, the “Scandal” actress reads Leigh Newman’s story of a family hunting excursion that proves revelatory....

Sela Ward Reads ‘Taking a Break for Friendship’

On this week’s podcast, the “CSI: NY” actress reads Elinor Lipman’s story about moving beyond the fear that “he’s just not that into you.”...

2016

Emmy Rossum Reads ‘A Millennial’s Guide to Kissing’

In an encore presentation, the “Shameless” actress reads the story of a college student who receives a life-changing kiss from a stranger on a plane....

Pamela Adlon Reads ‘In Marriage, Beware of Big Boxes’

On this week’s podcast, the “Better Things” actress reads the story of a snowstorm inside a house in Los Angeles, and the marital storm it causes....

Haydn Gwynne Reads ‘Two Decembers: Loss and Redemption’

Hear the actress read the story of how a teenage girl’s gruesome discovery changes the trajectory of her life....

Dan Savage Reads ‘DJ’s Homeless Mommy’

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the writer and advice columnist reads his own story of open adoption’s sometimes dark complexities....

Molly Ringwald Reads ‘From Divorce, a Fractured Beauty’

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the actress reads the story of one couple’s surprising postdivorce discovery: a happy family vacation....

Mark Duplass Reads ‘Out of the Darkness’

The actor and director reads the story of a man whose wife has a psychotic break....

Ruth Negga Reads ‘My Touchstone and a Heart of Gold’

The star of “Loving” reads the story of a woman who judges men by how they treat her pet tortoise....

Issa Rae Reads ‘Even in Real Life, There Were Screens Between Us’

The “Insecure” actress reads the story of a long-distance couple who grew so close online that they decided to see if it would work in real life....

Live From New York

On this week’s podcast, Issa Rae (of the web series “Awkward Black Girl”) reads the story of a long-distance couple who grow so close on screen they decide to see if it will work in real life....

Rebecca Hall Reads ‘Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am’

The star of the new movie “Christine” reads the essay of a woman whose romantic life seesaws from bold flirtation to fearful withdrawal....

Constance Wu Reads ‘Marry a Man Who Loves His Mother’

The “Fresh Off the Boat” actress reads the story of a new bride, her judgmental mother-in-law and the husband (and son) who’s caught between them and a war....

Dash Mihok Reads ‘A Path to Fatherhood, With (Shared) Morning Sickness’

On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the “Ray Donovan” actor reads a story of a husband who experiences his wife’s pregancy more acutely than most....

Kathryn Hahn Reads ‘The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give’

On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the “Transparent” actress tells the story of how a missed flight leads a woman to weigh the pros and cons of marriage....

2016 Emmys Edition

Hear the Emmy-winning actors Sarah Paulson, Tony Hale and Sterling K. Brown read three essays on adoption, rejection and miscarriage....

Kristin Chenoweth Reads ‘Revenge of the Friend’

On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the “Wicked” actress reads the story of a spinning instructor exploring her more sadistic side....

Cherry Jones Reads ‘Kept Together by the Bars Between Us’

On this week’s Modern Love Podcast, the “Transparent” actress reads the story of a woman who married a convicted murderer while he was imprisoned, and what happened after he got out....

Angela Bassett Reads ‘What the Psychic Knew’

In this week’s podcast, the actress and film director reads the story of a woman whose life is haunted by a psychic’s predictions....

Sterling K. Brown Reads ‘My First Son, a Pure Memory’

One of the stars of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” reads the story of a man and his wife dealing with a pregnancy gone awry....

Tituss Burgess Reads ‘A Prince Charming for the Prom (Not Ever After, Though)’

The “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” actor reads the story of a gay high school student who gets invited to prom after prom after prom....

Mary Chapin Carpenter Reads ‘The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap’

The singer and songwriter reads an essay about how new love is young, even after 80....

Gillian Jacobs Reads ‘To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This’

The “Don’t Think Twice” actress reads the most popular Modern Love column ever, in which Mandy Len Catron relied on a psychological experiment to fall in love with a stranger....

Gaby Hoffmann Reads ‘Three Mothers, One Bond’

Hear the “Transparent” actress read the story of two hopeful mothers trying to navigate the often strange matchmaking process of open adoption....

Tony Hale Reads ‘Just Friends? Let Me Read Between the Lines’

Hear the “Veep” actor read the story of a jilted and heartbroken man who keeps hearing “Stop calling me” as “Let’s give this another chance.”...

Catherine Keener Reads ‘Live Without Me. I’ll Understand.’

The actress reads the story of a woman who re-evaluates her role in the world as her plane comes close to crashing....

Jason Alexander Reads ‘Just One Last Swirl Around the Bowl’

Hear the actor read an essay about a man who plays caregiver to his daughter’s dying fish....

Lance Reddick of ‘The Wire’ Reads ‘In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses’

The actor reads the story of a former soldier who finds hope in a chance meeting with a mother and her young son....

Lauren Molina, Amirah Vann and Michaela Watkins Read Three Essays

The actresses took part in Werk It, a women’s podcast festival, to read some of our best Modern Love essays, including “What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage.”...

Alysia Reiner Reads ‘Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear’

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress reads the story of a woman who chooses not to react when her husband tells her: “I don’t love you anymore. I’m not sure I ever did.”...

Cecily Strong Reads ‘When the Doorman Is Your Main Man’

The “Saturday Night Live” comedian reads the story of a protective bond between a young single mother and her Manhattan doorman....

Maria Bello Reads ‘Coming Out as a Modern Family’

The actress reads her own story of coming out and loving without labels....

Katie Couric Reads ‘How I Got to Here’

The award-winning journalist reads the story of an infatuation that transcends physical beauty....

Taissa Farmiga Reads ‘Friends Without Benefits’

In an encore presentation, the “American Horror Story: Murder House” actress reads an essay about romantic infatuation and learning to finally let someone go....

Colin Farrell Reads ‘A Heart Outrun’

The actor reads the story of a quadriplegic man who finds love with a female attendant....

‘A Second Embrace’

The writer Cheryl Strayed reads the story of a divorced couple who reunite to experience life and love through new eyes....

‘I See My Superhero’

The comedian Sarah Silverman reads “Beneath the Modest Alter Ego, I See My Superhero,” a love story about a kidney transplant....

Between the Bars

The actor Joshua Jackson reads an essay by Joshua Fattal, one of three American hikers held captive in Iran, about reuniting with his middle-school girlfriend after his release....

‘My First Lesson in Motherhood’

The actress Connie Britton reads the story of a woman’s challenges with a daughter adopted from China....

‘Maddy’ Just Might Work After All

The transgender activist Jennifer Finney Boylan on navigating marriage and parenthood while transitioning from “Daddy” to “Maddy.”...

Broken, Not Bound

The actress America Ferrera reads an essay about a date in the Tanzanian countryside that, with a bus accident, takes a life-altering turn....

Mom/Not Mom/Aunt

The actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson reads the story of a gay couple’s need and a sister’s gift....

A Millennial’s Guide to Kissing

The actress Emmy Rossum reads the story of a college student who receives a life-changing kiss from a stranger on a plane....

Seesawing Libidos

The actor Stephen Bogardus reads an essay about a medication that leads to a hypersexualized wife, and a husband struggling to keep up....

A Faithful Leap

The actress Amber Tamblyn reads an essay about a woman whose complicated relationship with her mother ends in a tragedy inspired by “Thelma & Louise.”...

In Darkness and in Light

The actress Patina Miller reads the essay “Together Always, in Darkness and in Light,” about navigating the challenges of love while going blind....

Magically Interrupted

The actor Michael Shannon reads the essay “A Memory Magically Interrupted,” about how a grandmother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s healed her family....

The Plunge

Dakota Fanning reads the essay “Celebrating the Upside of an Emotional Plunge,” about a teenager who finds love after a 100-foot fall....

An Interlude of Clarity

Hear Judd Apatow read the essay “At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity,” about a date that only got better after an E.R. visit....

Not So Simple Math

Hear the actress Sarah Paulson read the 2010 essay “Open Adoption: Not So Simple Math.”...

Introducing Modern Love: The Podcast

Listen to the actors Lauren Molina and Jason Alexander read classic Modern Love essays in our new series....

2015

Lauren Molina Reads ‘A Craigslist ‘Missed Connection’ Lure’

Hear the Broadway actress and musician read the story of a woman who falls for a mysterious stranger....