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Stories from the Heart

Miranda Sawyer explores personal story-telling with Anna Sale, of New York podcast Death, Sex and Money, and Lea Thau, who documented her own love life in the podcast Love Hurts.

Miranda Sawyer continues her exploration into the world of podcasts by rounding up some of the best from around the globe.

This week's programme features personal storytelling concerning issues which some of us find it hard to talk about: love, sex, family and money. Matters of the heart.

Guests include Anna Sale, creator and host of New York-based podcast, "Death, Sex and Money", and Lea Thau, who documented her own love life in a series for Los Angeles-based Strangers podcast "Love Hurts".

Producer: Jim Frank
Researcher: Chris Pearson.

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • Fleet Foxes


Anna Sale

Anna Sale

Joining Miranda this week is Anna Sale, who presents 'Death, Sex & Money'. Anna describes her show as "a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation".
(Image taken by Amy Pearl / Courtesy WNYC)

Lea Thau

Miranda speaks to Lea Thau, producer of the Los Angeles-based 'Strangers' podcast. Last year Lea documented her own love life in the series "Love Hurts".

Another Round

Another Round is presented by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. They cover 'everything from race and gender to squirrels and mangoes' in a podcast produced by Buzzfeed.


Gravy is a fortnightly podcast, telling the stories of people and places through food. The podcast is produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces podcast

Distraction Pieces is a weekly interview podcast hosted by Scroobius Pip.


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