The Podcast That Will Make You Believe In Love Again

February: just the uttering of the word elicits eye rolls and heavy sighs. Understandingly so, as most correlate it with Valentine’s Day, and for whatever reason there will always be haters. Despite others distaste for the holiday, the hopeless romantic in me loves any excuse to celebrate love. So it came as no surprise that when Modern Love: The Podcast was released, I jumped at the chance to listen.

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Image Source The New York Times

The weekly series is brought to you by WBUR, Boston’s NPR News station, and The New York Times. Each episode is an essay that was submitted to the Modern Love column read by familiar voices such as Jason Alexander, Judd Apatow, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon,  January Jones and more. Afterwards, the writer of the essay is interviewed to give more insight into their story.

Now to the haters who I addressed earlier, press the pause button on your eye rolls because this is not all sappy love stories or happily ever afters. Of the first episodes that have been released, the topics that have been covered ranged from being catfished on Craiglist, to the inevitable event of losing a loved one, and the not so simple decision of choosing an open adoption for your child. The essays prove that love is more than just a bouquet of a dozen long stemmed roses or a fancy box of chocolates as defined by the overly commercialized Valentine’s Day. So grab your headphones and take a listen, and hopefully I’ll convert some of you cynics!

 

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