I’ve written half of a “Modern Love” column and revised, reworked it, and torn it to shreds roughly a dozen times. Each Sunday, the user-submitted essays appear in The New York Times and, each Sunday, it’s a highlight of the already-formidable paper. Editor Daniel Jones combs through thousands of submissions each week to come up with one take on Bowie-nodded affection. One of these days I might finish my submission but, until then, I have others’ work to read. And, now, a spankin’ new podcast to check.
Partnering with Boston’s WBUR, the Times is launching “Modern Love: The Podcast.” The ‘cast launches in January with weekly installments. Straight from the release:
“Modern Love: The Podcast adds new dimension to the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities such as January Jones, Jason Alexander, Judd Apatow, Emmy Rossum, Patina Miller, America Ferrera, Joshua Jackson and more.
“It doesn’t end there. Wonder what happened to the person who wrote that essay? WBUR’s own Meghna Chakrabarti and New York Times Modern Love editor Daniel Jones go deep, ending each podcast by checking in with the essayist.”
Glorious: Another medium for the proverbial company in misery. It loves it.