The original seasons of the Modern Love podcast featured a star-studded lineup of celebrity guests. Listeners were regaled with stories (from the New York Times) of relationships by the likes of Kristen Bell, Emmy Rossum, and Amber Tamblyn.
In 2020, the Modern Love podcast was relaunched with a new sound and feel hosted by New York Times editors Miya Lee and Daniel Jones (creators of the original column). Lee and Jones' relaunch peels away the celebrity element and re-focuses the attention on stories themselves, letting listeners revisit old loves—as it were—with renewed perspective. Adding expert narration to these tales of love lost and found brings them to life in brand new ways. The extra commentary brings further context to these timeless tales.
In 2022, the podcast torch passed to Anna Martin, who came on the podcast as a host and producer. Continuing the tradition of sharing the glorious highs and gut-wrenching lows of what it means to fall in love, Martin also answered a brand new question: What does it mean to love during a global pandemic?
The episodes often feature interviews with the very people that lived these visceral experiences of love and life. Listeners will learn about and experience all the shades of love, including the "ham sandwich" effect and the levity of dating deal-breakers. Laugh, cry, and blush from embarrassment and pure joy as Modern Love dives into love stories of all kinds.