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Anna Sale

Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly interview podcast at WNYC. A veteran public media reporter, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show and has contributed to This American Life, NPR, Marketplace, PBS Newshour, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Slate, and NY1. 

Anna's work has been honored by the New York Press Club, Capitolbeat, and the Associated Press Broadcasters Associations of New York, Connecticut and West Virginia. She was a Racial Justice Fellow with USC Annenberg’s Institute for Justice and Journalism in 2007. She was also an associate producer of The Great Textbook War, a radio documentary that won a Peabody Award, a national Edward R. Murrow award, and a duPont-Columbia silver baton. 

A West Virginia native, Anna graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history. She's on twitter @annasale.

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Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Since Roger Ebert's death in 2013, his wife Chaz says they still communicate in unique and powerful ways. If that sounds out of the ordinary, so is the story of how they fell in love.

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A Player Leaves the Game

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jozen Cummings, dating reporter for the New York Post, knows his way around the singles scene, enough so that he was taking out three girls a day for a while. But that caught up to him — and his wallet. Now that he's found The One, he's doing everything he can to avoid the mistakes he's made in the past.

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First Aid Kit: Two Sisters Create Wistful Folk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The two sisters who make up First Aid Kit create wistful folk on their new record Stay Gold. Hear them talk about the record with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale, and perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We like to think of our romantic lives as pure and unbothered by cold hard business. But that stuff — the prenup-signing, health care-paying, joint checking account-opening side of relationships — is a big deal that a lot of us worry about. We asked for your stories, and you sent us some doozies.

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Dan Savage Says Cheating Happens. And That's OK.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Infidelity has kept Savage's marriage exciting and fun, and he's not afraid to talk about it. But there are things even the bluntest sex columnist feels uncomfortable discussing. So we went there.

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Up Next: Dan Savage Thinks Your Best Friends Could Be Swingers

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WNYC

Consensual infidelity could be what's holding some relationships together — including Savage's — and it's something he's eager to talk about. But for next week's episode, one of our foremost sex columnists opens up about the things he finds hardest to discuss. 

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Alpha Dad Gets Snipped

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In a lot of ways, vasectomies couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than Australian Clint Greagen: weightlifter, football fanatic, and stay-at-home father of four who happened to get his vas deferens cut by a man named Dr. Snip.

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Preview: Alpha Dad Gets Snipped

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

In a lot of ways, vasectomies couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than Australian Clint Greagan: weightlifter, rugby fanatic, and stay-at-home father of four who happened to get his vas deferens cut by a man named Dr. Snip. Here's a preview of next week's episode.

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Jane Fonda After Death and Divorce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Her mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old, and Jane Fonda says it took fifty years and three marriages and divorces before she finally felt whole.

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Preview: What Death and Divorce Taught Jane Fonda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WNYC

Her mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old, and in this preview of next week's episode, Jane Fonda says it took fifty years and three marriages and divorces before she finally felt whole.

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I Married the Gay Father of My Child

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

New York-based performance artist Lucy Sexton was never one for convention. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it came to having a family, she found a way to make it happen on her own terms.

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Preview: What's a Normal Family, Anyway?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

New York-based performance artist Lucy Sexton was never one for convention. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it came to having a family, she found a way to make it happen on her own terms.

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Led Zeppelin's Songwriting Credits; Anna Sale Talks To Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires; Get A Ride To Sasquatch!

Friday, May 23, 2014

In this episode: The band Led Zeppelin is no stranger to legal problems stemming from unacknowledged songwriting credits. The latest in a string of lawsuits is over the opening strains of their magnum opus, "Stairway To Heaven." Soundcheck talks to Bloomberg News reporter Vernon Silver about allegations that the melody was stolen.

Then: Anna Sale, host of WNYC’s Death, Sex and Money shares highlights from her recent conversation with married musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Hear about how the couple faced a big recent life change -- and some of the duo’s recent performance on Soundcheck.

And: This weekend the Sasquatch music festival kicks off in Washington state. And as fans start making the trek to the Gorge, Soundcheck is helping out those who maybe need a ride, or a travel companion to help chip in 20 bucks for gas. Hear some of our favorite Sasquatch ride-share posts from Craigslist.

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Tips For Making Love Work Long Distance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A growing number of married couples are living apart in a union known as a commuter marriage. Why are so many married Americans staying far away from each other? And how do they keep their relationship alive from opposite sides of the country or even the world?

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Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jason Isbell was a drunken, philandering country star from Alabama. Amanda Shires was the fiddler from Texas who turned his life around. But a year into their marriage, they're discovering that sobriety and success come with a new set of challenges.

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American Icons: The Scarlet Letter

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel about forbidden love among the Puritans captured our admiration for independence — and our craving for scandal. How much has changed in the 150 years since?  

Bonus Track: Tom Perrotta on Nathaniel Hawthorne's influence 

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Bill Withers On Being A Man; Animator Ralph Bakshi; Owen Pallett Plays Live

Thursday, May 15, 2014

In this episode: Anna Sale, the host of WNYC's new podcast Death, Sex & Money, joins Soundcheck to discuss her recent conversation with Grammy Award-winning singer Bill Withers, including Bill's thoughts on the Kardashians, his creative process and more.

Then: Animator Ralph Bakshi famously earned the first “X” rating for his 1971 debut feature, Fritz The Cat. Since then, his raunchy, unlikely takes on race, sex, religion, war, and, of course, rock ’n’ roll have made him a celebrated figure in the world of animation. Bakshi reflects on his career, why he dedicated a whole film to the history of American pop music, and a current retrospective of his work at BAM Cinema.

And: Violinist Owen Pallett started his career recording music under the name Final Fantasy; these days, Pallett releases albums under his own name – and has become a key contributor to the band Arcade Fire. Hear Pallett perform music from his newest album, In Conflict, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Preview: Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this preview of next week's episode, musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires get real about what it takes to hold their marriage together on the road. 

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This Senator Saved My Love Life

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

My boyfriend Arthur and I broke up. Then Alan Simpson intervened. And what this expert on the federal deficit taught me about love changed everything.

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Brooklyn Left Me Broke and Tired

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Heidi Reinberg lives six doors down from the mayor, on a tree-lined Brooklyn block where everyone looks out for each other. Now, after 18 years in her dream apartment, she’s getting priced out. 

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