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, 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.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Anna Chlumsky left life as an actor behind until a psychic tapped her on the shoulder one day. Then she had to learn how to balance her renewed career with marriage and parenthood.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Katie Heaney wrote a memoir about her lifelong single status. Then she realized she was looking for love in the wrong place.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Amber Scorah and Lee Towndrow's first child, Karl, died unexpectedly when he was three months old. As they grieved, they also decided to have another baby.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" actor takes us on a journey through his childhood in Georgia, and talks about what his relationship with his mother looks like today.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
What happens inside Planned Parenthood has long been at the center of a raging political debate in the U.S. But we don't often hear from the patients who rely on their clinics for care.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Danielle Brooks grew up in a religious household in South Carolina. But at 26, the actor says she's found new freedom to talk about her body and sex.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
We met Susanne and Mike almost 10 years into their recovery from heroin addiction. But disturbing criminal charges against Mike forced Susanne to take a hard look at their relationship.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Jeff Daniels describes turning 50 as "a speed bump at 80 miles per hour." His career got its second wind—and the Michigan-based actor abandoned more than a decade of sobriety.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Chaim Levin and Benjy Unger desperately fought their attraction to other men by signing up for gay conversion therapy. They rejected the therapy together, but saved their friendship.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero has been on her own since she was 14, when her parents were deported. What followed were years of financial and emotional struggle.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Your stories about life after near death.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Amanda's husband Sam had a lot of secrets, most of which she discovered after his death. That made grieving, and moving on, a lot more complicated.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
During times of big change, family can keep us grounded. Meet the people who've played that role for Rosie Perez, Hari Kondabolu and Mahershala Ali, from our live show in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Danny Oquendo put his life on hold when his half brother, Avonte, disappeared from his New York City school in 2013. Three years later, his life is dramatically different.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Susanne and Mike met and fell in love with each other...and heroin. They stuck together through addiction and recovery, but things haven't fallen into place the way they had hoped.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Comedian Michael Ian Black has been steadily building his career since the '90s. But he says he's tired of not finding mainstream success.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
You've been sending us your anthems of change. Now, we want to see you rock out to them.