This Senator Saved My Love Life

You have to give it to some elected representatives — they really will respond to the letters you send.

2014 / Anna Sale / WNYC's Death, Sex and Money, USA


You have to give it to some elected representatives — they really will respond to the letters you send.

Or at least, Alan Simpson did when Anna Sale's boyfriend Arthur sent a plea for help. They were in love, but Anna was a reporter in New York and Arthur studied wildlife in Wyoming. Anna didn’t think it could work. Arthur did. And he thought that if a U.S. Senator intervened, the relationship could turn around.

This Senator Saved My Love Life is an early episode of WNYC's podcast Death, Sex & Money .

Additional Credits:
This story was edited by Emily Botein, with special thanks to Jonathan Menjivar & the team at This American Life . It was mixed by Jim Briggs.

Postscript/Spoiler Alert!
Anna and Arthur are now married with a young child as of early 2017.


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Anna Sale

Anna Sale is the host and creator of Death, Sex & Money, the interview show from WNYC Studios about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.


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