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.
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 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, 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, March 25, 2015
After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
You've heard Lisa Fischer singing backup vocals for everyone from the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. But after decades of touring with rock stars, Fischer lives in a far more humble reality.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
There's the cliche: someone cheats, crockery is thrown, lawyers are called. But your stories about cheating were much more varied, with some unpredictable conclusions.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Sometimes love fits neatly on a card. Sometimes, it spills over into rehab, divorce, or a call from a former Wyoming senator.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.
Monday, February 09, 2015
What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen? We talk food and relationships with Dan Savage and Death, Sex and Money’s Anna Sale.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Comedian Margaret Cho frequently jokes about her wild sexual adventures. But now, she says she wants something less X-rated and more like a middle school romance.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Akhavan’s debut feature film, Appropriate Behavior, mines the details of her own life—particularly the most uncomfortable moments. It also earned her a spot on this season of Girls.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Lawrence Bartley has been in prison for 23 years on a murder charge. Now, he's wondering what he'll say to the parole board—and to his sons, who are still too young to know of his past.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Mon, Dec. 8 | Join us for our beloved holiday tradition, inspired by the Charles Dickens classic. Featuring your favorite public radio personalities and actor Mark Linn-Baker as Scrooge.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Liam and Marisa fell in love as college students. Then, Liam began his gender transition. Here, they speak candidly about staying committed through serious change.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Caleb Wilde, a sixth-generation funeral director, will bury many of his friends and family in his small town. In a culture so unable to talk about death, he tweets to feel less alone.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Whitney Joiner's father told her he was HIV-positive in 1992. When she asked if he was gay, he said no. Now, she's looking for answers about the father she never knew.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Domonique Foxworth can't stand to see players getting knocked unconscious. In this candid interview, he explains how his need for relevance and security took him from the NFL to Harvard.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack are the podcasting world's definitive power couple, but they couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. This is their origin story.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Comedian Chris Gethard and Hallie Bulleit met on a public access TV show that's beloved by its fans. Now they're getting married, which is great. Supporting a household is another thing.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Anna Sale of WNYC's Death, Sex & Money podcast and WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon pose a pair of questions for Soundcheck's brainy host.