On this week’s podcast, the actress Darby Stanchfield reads “A Family That Takes ‘No’ for an Answer,” about a family hunting excursion that reveals the difference between hope and denial.
You can also hear the episode on iTunes and Stitcher.
The author, Leigh Newman, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for her memoir, “Still Points North.” Follow her on Twitter.
Ms. Stanchfield plays Abby Whelan on the ABC series “Scandal.” She is on Twitter and Instagram.
After Ms. Stanchfield’s reading, stick around for a conversation between Ms. Newman and the Modern Love editor, Dan Jones.
(By the way, consider spending Valentine’s Day in Boston if you want to see Modern Love Live.)