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
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A listener named Tony wrote to us about his deep love for his daughter, and what it was like to discover that he wasn't her biological father.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Breakups, addiction, death, and music—married musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires join Anna to answer all your questions live from Nashville.
Monday, March 06, 2017
"Death Sex & Money" host Anna Sale talks with her high school prom date, a Muslim-American man, about the racial differences in their white West Virginia city.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Cristela Alonzo was raised by a single mom in an abandoned diner with no power or water in South Texas, but she says she can comfortably fill up a Target shopping cart these days.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We asked for your stories about breakups. You told us about being left, doing the leaving, and the times when you're not exactly sure what happened.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Two and a half years ago, former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth told me about leaving football behind. Now it's a part of his life again, in a way he didn't see coming.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Mahershala Ali just earned his first Oscar nomination for his role in "Moonlight." Ten months ago, he and his wife Amatus told us how they balance their marriage, faith and careers.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
At 19, Sarah Short gave birth to her first child—and ended up thousands of dollars in debt. A few years later, she carried twins as a surrogate to pay off the bills from her first birth.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Another Round podcast host has a long list of goals that she wants to accomplish in 2017—and she wants her almost 100,000 Twitter followers to hold her accountable.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Bex Montz and his mom Katie Ryan laugh a lot together, even when they're talking about depression, suicide, and the sudden death of Bex's dad.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Former bank executive Sallie Krawcheck says she's comfortable talking about other people's money. But when it comes to her own money—that's a different story.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Since the election, we've asked you one question: What do you wish Americans understood about you, but don't? Hear Anna talk live with listeners about their responses.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Anna Sale, host of WNYC's Death, Sex, & Money, asks how Americans feel misunderstood following this divisive election season.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
A confession is tortured out of a suspect. He goes to prison. Thirty-three years later, he gets a check for what he endured. But forgiveness is not part of the bargain.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Actor Amy Landecker has developed some rules over the years, about what she wants in a boyfriend, when she'll do nudity on camera and why she'll never drink alcohol again.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Jane Chung always prayed that God would protect her father. When he was murdered, Jane dropped everything to support her family, and struggled with the idea that God had abandoned her.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Four former Death, Sex & Money guests—Ellen Burstyn, Chris Gethard, Sonia Manzano and Diane Gill Morris—take over the host chair and help us wrap up Anna's maternity leave.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Elizabeth Caplice described her life to us as "one big near death experience." She died on July 12, after two years of cancer treatment.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
We asked for your favorite short stories about death, sex and money. Hear actors Sam Underwood and Kathleen Chalfant perform two of them.