Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, WNYC’s interview show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Recently named New York Magazine’s number one podcast of 2015, the show has also been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Fast Company and Real Simple.
Before developing Death, Sex & Money, 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 has contributed to Fresh Air with Terry Gross, This American Life, NPR News, Marketplace, Studio 360, PBS Newshour, and Slate.
A West Virginia native, Anna graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history. She's on twitter @annasale.
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Journalist Lisa Ling has been reporting on TV since she was 16. But she says telling other people's stories has always been a lot easier than sharing her own.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Charlie Shrem made a fortune on cryptocurrency, lost it all, and spent a year in prison for a federal crime—all before turning 30.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A few weeks ago, we interviewed a woman who shoplifts. Now, we talk with you about your reactions to her story.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Live from the Ace Hotel in downtown LA, we talk all about what we learned during young adulthood—and tackle some of our 20-something listeners' life advice questions.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Ellen Burstyn has won countless acting awards, but says she is proudest of raising her son. We talk about learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
"I want it, so I take it." A serial shoplifter explains why she does it, and how—and the conflicted feelings she has about her daughter following a similar path.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Need help with the debt you already have? Balancing loan payments with the rest of your life expenses? We tackle your questions in part two of our call-in specials about student debt.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Is loan forgiveness a safe bet? When is college not a good investment? Is bankruptcy an option? Part one of our live call-in specials about student loan debt.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
We check in with the Another Round co-host about her long list of New Year's Resolutions, and why she says she's in "a much different place today" than she was at the top of the year.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The latest storm to hit the Gulf Coast has us thinking back to the people we met two years ago, for the series we put together around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Katie Couric lost her husband to cancer in 1998. After 16 years of single parenthood, she remarried. But, she says, she still regrets the way she said goodbye the first time around.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Rachel Ward's husband, Steve, died unexpectedly when she was in her early 30s. Afterward, she says in some ways she re-experienced adolescence—while feeling older than ever.
Friday, August 11, 2017
More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions?
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Jeff Garlin says the key to marriage, comedy, parenting and dealing with his food addiction is to be present. That doesn't mean it's always easy.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Bullseye host Jesse Thorn's latest project has him interviewing interviewers about...interviewing. Go behind the scenes of Death, Sex & Money as Anna talks about how she gets good tape.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Ronnine Bartley married her husband Lawrence while he was in prison. They had two kids and dreamed about a life together on the outside. Now, Lawrence has a chance at parole.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
We met Lawrence Bartley inside Sing Sing prison in 2014. Now, almost three years later, he's up for parole for the first time in his 27 years behind bars.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Hundreds of you told us about feeling duped, overwhelmed, and ashamed of your student debt. But we also heard stories about how some of you took back control. Here's how you did it.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money, talks about the show's latest series highlighting the unnecessary shame that often accompanies talking about and paying off student loans.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
This year, total student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed credit card debt: 44 million Americans owe $1.3 trillion. Death, Sex & Money Host Anna Sale wanted to learn their stories.