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Stuck on a abandoned island within the film “Cast Away,” Chuck Noland fashions a pal out of a volleyball named Wilson. Stuck in an isolating melancholy post-breakup, Mark McDevitt discovered a pal named Nate.
On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actor William Jackson Harper reads Mr. McDevitt’s essay about breakup buddies, “Misery Loves Fried Chicken, Too.”
Mr. Harper performs Chidi Anagonye within the TV collection “The Good Place.” He also stars in the movie “Midsommar,” which comes out in July. Mr. McDevitt is a freelance writer and screenwriter. Stay tuned after the reading to hear more from him, Mr. Harper and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones.