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Modern Love

The New York Times

For 18 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. Each week, host Anna Martin brings you stories and conversations about love in all its glorious permutations, dumb pitfalls and life-changing moments. New episodes every Wednesday. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at read less

Our Editor's Take

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.

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