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, June 21, 2017
More Americans are taking out more debt to pay for higher education, but we often don’t feel comfortable talking about our student loans. We want to show you that you’re not alone.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Domestic violence. Grave plot sales. The ripples of the financial crisis. A new immigrant's dashed hopes. This is what we heard after we asked, "Why'd you start driving for Uber?"
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The comedian and his mom give advice on pursuing career-life balance, dealing with racist friends and figuring out the best time to DTR (Define The Relationship).
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The actor's first movie role didn't give her total financial security, but it did help her pay off one important bill.
Friday, May 12, 2017
The actor opens up about money, his sex life at 58, and working with Jill Soloway on her newest TV series, I Love Dick.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The idea of having children was just fantasy "pillow talk" for Nikki Villavicencio and Darrell Paulsen. Then, a positive pregnancy test proved otherwise.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Three weeks after Rachel Swidenbank and Hiroki Takeuchi got married, an accident changed everything.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The actor and comedian goes deep on death, sex and money in his new memoir, Nevertheless.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A year and a half ago, Emma* told us she wanted to stop making money as a sex worker, but didn't know how she'd support her family without the income. I find out what's happened since.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Meet Nancy, a new podcast from WNYC Studios that's all about exploring identity, finding community, and having frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
When we met Rashema Melson during her sophomore year at Georgetown University, she was tired of people calling her "the homeless valedictorian." A lot's changed in her life since then.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Mandi Hauwert thought coming out as a transgender woman while working as a guard at California's San Quentin State Prison would be "insane." She did it anyway.
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.