For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people.
Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects.
Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, conversations with the authors, and a few surprises. New episodes every Wednesday.
What the Silence Said
Wednesday 23 December 2020
: When Laura and her husband divorced after two decades of marriage, their “little Colorado mountain town” could barely tell. It was quiet...
‘Desire Is Never the Mistake’
Wednesday 16 December 2020
: This holiday season, it’s OK to want more. Paula grew up in foster care, and year after year she would find herself “clobbered by...
With the Help of Strangers
Wednesday 09 December 2020
: This episode contains descriptions of domestic violence.In 2013, Courtney Queeney published an essay about surviving domestic violence and...
A Lifetime of Good Loving
Wednesday 02 December 2020
: When Bette met her husband, he was leaning against a wall at a party. He had, as she put it, “smoldering looks and banked fires.” He was...
Confronting Race on the First Date
Wednesday 18 November 2020
: Andrew and Sarah met on a dating app. Their first date was just supposed to be coffee, but it lasted nine glorious hours. They talked...
Wednesday 11 November 2020
: Sarah and Liz met on a blind date in New York City. Sarah ordered a club soda with a splash of cranberry juice. Liz ordered wine — twice.A...
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: Feeling election stress? Today's stories about a man and his dog may help.Timothy Braun was on a run through the Texas heat. When he stopped...
Devoted but Doomed
Wednesday 28 October 2020
: In college, Malcolm Conner penned a rambling email intended for his crush. “You have cow eyes,” he wrote. “I know that sounds like a...
When Getting Old Never Happens
Wednesday 21 October 2020
: They disagreed on a lot of things: She was a “bleeding-heart liberal”; he was a “conservative libertarian.” He “came from good...
Season Premiere: Driveway Elegies
Wednesday 14 October 2020
: This episode contains strong language. On the first episode of the new Modern Love podcast, we hear from two women who examine their lives...
Welcome to the New Modern Love
Wednesday 07 October 2020
: 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
Wednesday 24 June 2020
: 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...
Why Can’t Men Say ‘I Love You’ to Each Other? | With Ncuti Gatwa
Wednesday 17 June 2020
: 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?
Race Wasn't An Issue To Him, Which Was An Issue To Me With Lorraine Toussaint | Encore
Wednesday 10 June 2020
: 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.
Researching Jenna, Discovering Myself | With Hasan Minhaj
Wednesday 03 June 2020
: 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
Wednesday 27 May 2020
: Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women") reads an essay about how a language barrier impacts the relationship between a young woman and an Iraqi...
How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert | With Jameela Jamil
Wednesday 20 May 2020
: "Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a man’s sexual obsession with a young girl, is famously controversial. But when Bindu Bansinath...
Alone In A Pandemic
Tuesday 12 May 2020
: Living alone can be liberating, maddening, joyful ... lonely. It also might feel very different today than it did several months ago.
To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This | Encore
Wednesday 06 May 2020
: 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...
Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want. | With Daisy Edgar-Jones
Wednesday 29 April 2020
: Daisy Edgar-Jones (Hulu's "Normal People") reads Kyleigh Leddy's essay, about the online presence people leave behind.
Sometimes It's Not You, Or The Math | With Laura Prepon
Wednesday 22 April 2020
: What if all the conventional wisdom about why you are single is wrong? Laura Prepon ("You And I, As Mothers") reads Sara Eckel's essay.
Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic: Part II
Wednesday 15 April 2020
: We hear more of your stories about how the COVID-19 outbreak has changed your relationships with one another.
Modern Love Presents: Sugar Calling
Thursday 09 April 2020
: Modern Love presents an excerpt of the first episode of “Sugar Calling." Hear Cheryl Strayed in conversation with the author George...
Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy | With Daniel Radcliffe
Wednesday 08 April 2020
: When you’re in a new relationship, you’re always trying to present your best self. But anyone who’s been in a relationship for awhile...
Your Stories of Love During The Pandemic
Wednesday 01 April 2020
: Listeners share stories of how their relationships have changed during the coronavirus outbreak.