In June control of the Modern Love podcast returned to The New York Times, which had previously been working with WBUR Boston to produce the series based on the newspaper’s column of the same name after the public broadcaster implemented a series of budget cuts. Now, after a four-month hiatus, Modern Love is relaunching, produced and edited by the newspaper’s audio team.
The new incarnation of the podcast will be hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of the Modern Love column, and Miya Lee, the editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Like the column, the podcast will explore the complication of love lives of real people through conversation and storytelling. It’s a formula that has spawned not only a podcast but also a television show and three books.
“The podcast has a whole new sound and style that I think fans of the original podcast — and new listeners — will love,” said Executive Producer Wendy Dorr. “I’ve been a fan of the column since the beginning, so I was delighted to have the chance to work with the column’s editors to bring these beautiful and powerful stories to life in audio,” she said in the announcement.
The first episode of the new ten-episode season will be released on Wednesday, October 14. New episodes drop every Wednesday afternoon.