Anna Sale

Anna Sale appears in the following:

A Teen Musician Is Ready For His Solo. His Mom Is Not.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Miguel Llapa's mother was told her son wouldn't live past age 2 because of a health condition. Now, he's going to college — and yearns for independence on his own terms. 

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"The Lying Stops Now": Your Hardest Conversations

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Talking with your kids about a death. Telling family that you've fallen in love with a man who's in prison. Breaking up with a friend. Today: the hardest conversations you've ever had.

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Get Lit Preview: Anna Sale

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Anna Sale joins us for a preview conversation about her new book, Let’s Talk About Hard Things.

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Michelle Zauner's Joy Is Rooted In Vengeance

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The Japanese Breakfast musician talks about writing her memoir, Crying in H Mart, why she's moving on from making art about grief and loss, and what's bringing her joy these days.

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Alison Bechdel On Menopause, Mortality and Punching Pennies

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The graphic novelist on hot flashes, loss and grief, and one painful punching bag. 

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A Former Pro Climber On Enduring Chronic Illness

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mason Earle's rock climbing career ended in 2018, when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. In three conversations, he told me how his life changed and why he doesn't miss climbing.

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Strictly, Entirely On The Fence About Having A Kid

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A self-described "fiery ball of ambition," Avery Trufelman of The Cut podcast wonders how she'll know whether or not she wants to have a kid.

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Where Noel and Anna's Hot Girl Summer Went Wrong

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

I talk with my friend and colleague Noel King about getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations in my personal life, and why she thinks my brain is a "little bit different."

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Hard Conversations Can Be the Best Conversations

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

How do you approach talking about hard subjects? Anna Sale can help.

The 7 Hardest Conversations I've Ever Had On This Show

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Making a guest mad about money. Getting called out. Digging into my own beliefs about monogamy. These are the hardest conversations I've had here, as a podcast host, parent and partner. 

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When I Almost Died

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Your stories about life after near death. 

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I Was In Debt. Then My Sister Offered Me $16,000.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What happened when a 27-year-old listener deep in credit card debt asked their older sister for financial help. 

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When Claudia Rankine Brought Up Race In Couples Counseling

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The poet reflects on growing up in largely white spaces in the Bronx during the 1970s, and how conversations about race with her husband have evolved over 20 years together.

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Chris Gethard on 'New Jersey Is The World' & 'Pick Up The Phone & Call' Day

Friday, March 26, 2021

Comedian, writer, and podcast host, Chris Gethard, joins us to discuss his new podcast project, "New Jersey Is The World," & celebrate "Pick Up The Phone & Call" day.

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'When Women Invented Television'

Friday, March 26, 2021

Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong joins us to discuss her book, "When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today."

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A New Kind of Sex-Ed

Friday, March 26, 2021

Authors Erika Moen & Mattew Nolan join us to discuss their book, "Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human," and take calls from listeners.

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Dancing in the Pandemic

Friday, March 26, 2021

Anna Sale talks with a dancer from The Red Parrot in El Paso, Texas in an excerpt from Death, Sex, and Money on how the strip club industry has been altered due to the pandemic.

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Michèle Ohayon's 'Strip Down, Rise Up'

Friday, March 26, 2021

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michèle Ohayon joins us to discuss her new documentary, "Strip Down, Rise Up," available on Netflix.

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A Friend In The Execution Room

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A man steps up to participate in an American process that he doesn’t agree with: the death penalty. A story about duty, faith and humanity, from the new podcast The Experiment. 

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Pick Up the Phone and Call: A New Holiday

Friday, March 19, 2021

Is there someone in your life you've been meaning to call? We're celebrating a new holiday called "Pick up the Phone and Call Day," which falls on Friday March 26th. Anna Sale explains.