Modern Love: The Podcast has released almost episodes since it launched back in , and it can be tough to figure out where to start. So we put together A goodbye message from host Meghna Chakrabarti. Her essay is read by Zawe Ashton "Betrayal". This is the last episode of The Modern Love 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?
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The first episode of the season follows book reviewer Maggie played by Cristin Milioti as she braves the New York dating scene and an unexpected pregnancy with the fierce support of what seems to be the only constant in her life: her doorman, Guzmin real name Guzim. The story is based on the essay of writer Julie Margaret Hogben, who currently lives in Los Angeles with her twelve-year-old daughter, Isabel. In a new interview with The New York Times , Hogben reveals that in actuality, the father of her child proposed to her after she revealed her pregnancy to him; she declined his proposal. She also explains that, unlike in the episode, she never debated whether or not to go through with the pregnancy. Today, Hogben is still single, despite her daughter's earnest attempts to sign her up for dating apps. Episode two recounts an interview that leads to both journalist Julie played by Catherine Keener and subject Joshua Dev Patel opening up about their romantic pasts, tracing not one but two gut-wrenching tales of lost love. In reality, there was no job interview, whirlwind love-at-first-sight, or trip to the zoo for Joshua and his love interest.
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It has already been spun off into a very good podcast, with the stories read by big-name stars. This should be a surefire success. I expected something along the lines of Easy, another half-hour anthology show about love and relationships. Easy was — well — easy to love, though this is far more wholesome. Its eight episodes follow lovestruck or lovelorn New Yorkers, and while it is mostly about romantic love, it has a healthy respect for the power of supportive friends and family, too. It is by far the most distinctive of the eight, and views mental illness through an ambitiously theatrical lens. When she is manic, Lexi is a Rita Hayworth-esque bombshell who craves peaches in the middle of the night and charms men in the supermarket into having breakfast with her. When she is low, she can barely get out of bed and can only bring herself to eat muesli. John Carney, who executive produced the series and directs most of the episodes, has turned it into a sort of musical, with My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend flourishes and a joke about La La Land. Strange, then, that it is the stripped back scenes that ring most true: it finds its emotional core in a scene in a diner, with two women deciding simply to become friends.