Intimate Podcasts

What is love? (Besides a really good ‘90s song, of course.)

Podcasts are the perfect place to talk about love because they feel intimate, and these podcasts are the most intimate of intimate. In very different ways, these hosts dive into the depths of their own love lives, guests answer the questions you always want to ask (but never do), and no stone is left unturned.

Modern Love

The podcast version of the beloved New York Times column showcases Modern Love essays, read by notable personalities (think, Judd Apatow, Sarah Paulson). A brief interview with the essayist follows the reading…it’s the follow up you’ve been craving all these years! Start with: “An Interlude of Clarity”

 

Dear Sugar

Named after Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling book, Dear Sugar brings her popular advice column to life. It’s no surprise that many of the reader questions center around the deeper and darker questions about love. Nothing is taboo for Sugar and that’s why we love her. Start with: “Is My Husband’s Pot Habit A Problem?”

I Want It That Way

Bustle’s Sex and Relationships podcast is a fresh and funny look into the less-frequented corners of sex, and it feels like eavesdropping on an interesting brunch conversation, in the best possible way. Start with: “Honestly Though…How Do Antidepressants Affect My Sex Life?”

Sex With Emily

If you don’t know Emily, prepare to know her. As a long-time sex columnist and radio personality, and a true pioneer of sex journalism, you can count on her to go there and tell you all about it. Start with: “Lovers and Friend Zones”