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Anna Sale

Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & MoneyWNYC’s interview show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. In its first year, Death, Sex & Money topped a Buzzfeed list of “New Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Human,” iTunes named the show one of the best new podcasts of 2014, and Fast Company dubbed Anna  “the Queen of the Awkward Pause.”

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 This American Life, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, 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.

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Joy Williams' Public Breakup and Private Grief

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

As her Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars was falling apart, Joy Williams was privately dealing with a rocky patch in her marriage, a new baby and her father's cancer diagnosis.

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A Funeral Director's Life After Burnout

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We check in with Caleb Wilde, the sixth-generation Pennsylvania funeral director who told me about his struggle with depression last year. 

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Siblinghood

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After hearing from more than 200 listeners about their siblings, it's clear that the people we spend our childhoods with aren't the easiest ones to act like adults toward.

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A Dirty Cop Comes Clean

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ken Eurell became a cop for the steady paycheck. Then, he figured out how to make money by stealing from crime scenes, taking payoffs from drug dealers, and selling cocaine. 

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The Institutionals

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In this episode, WNYC reporter and host Mary Harris introduces a group of women we like to call “The Institutionals.” Their podcasts found success with the backing of established brands.

2 Couples, 1 Poet, a Rock Band and a Dog

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We gathered two married couples, one Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a dog, a rock band, and a turquoise couch onstage for our first ever live show. Hear what went down. 

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Reasons Women Cheat

Thursday, May 28, 2015

After a recent New York Times article offered a genetic explanation for cheating, we heard from women about the actual experience of cheating, why they did it, and how it made them feel.

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Robert Earl Keen Quit Nashville and Stayed Married

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

After a dozen albums, Texas country musician Robert Earl Keen doesn't chase sex or booze like a younger rock star, but he does pay his band salaries with retirement benefits.

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Brooklyn Left Me Broke, But I Came Back

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Heidi Reinberg left New York after thirty years because she was priced out of her Brooklyn apartment. A year later, she's back in her old neighborhood, with a 25 year-old roommate.

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W. Kamau Bell Wonders How Much Is Enough

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After his television show Totally Biased was cancelled, comedian W. Kamau Bell is balancing the work of rebuilding his career, earning enough money and being a dependable family man.  

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Hedwig, Older and a Little Less Angry

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell created Hedwig and the Angry Inch when he in his 30s. Now he's playing the title role on Broadway, and says aging and loss have given the show new meaning.

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Marriage Vows Tested By Mental Illness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Giulia Lukach was three years into her marriage when she began experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder. She and her husband talk about how her illness has reshaped their marriage. 

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Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

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.

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Where is Lisa Fischer's Backup?

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.

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Cheating Happens.

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. 

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Real Love: A Valentine's Special

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. 

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Songs in the Key of Strife

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.

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Dan Savage Recommends A Polyeaterous Lifestyle

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.

Margaret Cho's Sex Education

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. 

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A Gaggle of Guest Hosts

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.

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