The Modern Love Podcast: Live on Valentine’s Day, Part 1

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Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day! Some of our listeners decided to spend Feb. 14 at the Wilbur Theater in Boston for live readings by some of our favorite celebrities. We’ll share their performances in two installments.

First, Alysia Reiner (whom you might know as Natalie Figueroa from “Orange Is the New Black”) reads Laura Wilkinson Sinton’s essay “The Magi at 40,000 Feet,” about two mothers who commiserate on a Christmas-Day flight. You can follow Ms. Reiner and Ms. Sinton on Twitter.

Then, hear Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “This Is Us”) read Matthew Parker’s 2009 essay, “A Student of Intimacy, Step by Step,” in which the author shares the challenges of finding love after prison.

And stay tuned for next week’s podcast, when we release more readings from our Valentine’s Day event.