Anna Sale

Anna Sale is the creator and host of Death, Sex & Money, the podcast from WNYC Studios about “the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more.” After debuting at the top of the iTunes chart in 2014, Death, Sex & Money was named the #1 podcast of the year by New York Magazine in 2015. Anna won a Gracie for best podcast host in 2016 and the show won the 2018 Webby and 2021 Ambie for best interview show.

Before launching Death, Sex & Money, Anna covered politics for nearly a decade. She is the author of the book Let's Talk About Hard Things, which The New Yorker wrote "shows us how supportive listening happens." She grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Berkeley with her husband and two daughters.


Anna Sale appears in the following:

Downsizing After Divorce

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Jaimie Seaton got used to a lavish upper class lifestyle while married to her banker husband and living overseas. Then she got divorced, and her financial picture totally changed.


A New Year's Pep Talk From Robin Arzón

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The author and popular Peloton instructor tells me about running through trauma, changing careers, and how motherhood has changed how she values her time.


Why I Steal

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

"I want it, so I take it." A serial shoplifter explains why she steals, and how—and we hear about what's happened in her life since we first talked four years ago. 


A Season to Savor

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

I share some of the advice, tools, movies, and TV shows that I savored in 2021.


The Weight Of Love

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

"I thought all the time about, am I going to be the first fat person that this person's ever had sex with? And a lot of the times I think I was." 


Why Alan Cumming Doesn't Do Drama

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Scottish actor and I talk about body image, celebrating aging, why he isn't in a monogamous marriage, and the joys of taking ecstasy.


Becoming A Parent Of Six, At 25

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

On the air, Yesi Ortiz is a warm, flirty host for a popular L.A. hip hop station. Off the air, she's a single parent of six adopted kids. Managing both roles is more than a challenge.


“What I Live With”: The Aftermath of Fatal Accidents

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

In the U.S., nearly 200,000 people die every year from accidental injuries. But what happens when you cause one of those accidents—and you survive?


I Love My Dad, But I Don't Love Guns

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

A listener we're calling Jack wants to tell his dad that a passion for firearms is no longer something they share. 


Order Up, Tapped Out: Life After Restaurant Burnout

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Five current and former food service workers reflect on their career changes and the future of their industry since the start of the pandemic.


Succession's J. Smith-Cameron On Old Haunts and New Normals

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

I talk with the Succession actor over egg creams and omelets in New York City.


Dead People Don't Have Any Secrets

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

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.


Your Infertility Stories Have Many Different Endings

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

What happens when you hit speed bumps on the road to having kids? Today, your stories of IVF, IUI, adoption, choosing to not have kids and managing your expectations through it all. 


"You Should Be Carrying This. Not Me."

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Last year, a listener named Chloe had an unusual opportunity: to get on a Zoom call with the man who she says sexually assaulted her 10 years ago. 


When A Banker Became A Nun

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Sister Josephine Garrett grew up Baptist and worked her way up the corporate ladder—only to realize in her late 20s that she wanted to convert to Catholicism and become a nun. 


Get Lit Re-Read: Anna Sale

Friday, September 03, 2021

We air highlights from our June Get Lit with All Of It virtual book club event with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale. 


Decision Fatigue Is Real. We Called For Backup.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Panelists Tayari Jones, John Paul Brammer, and Tara Ilsley share advice for listeners struggling with decision fatigue and weighing big moves, going back to school, caretaking, and more.


Financial Therapy: Struggling To Trust Again

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

In their second session with financial therapist Amanda Clayman, a couple we're calling Cora and Garrett talk about their financial strengths and weaknesses, and the wall between them. 


Financial Therapy: A Secret Gambling Addiction

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

In the first of three sessions, a couple we're calling Cora and Garrett talk with therapist Amanda Clayman about the events that led to a breakdown of financial trust between them.


When Grief Doesn't Move In Stages

Friday, July 23, 2021

Radiolab producer Rachael Cusick talks together with her grandmother about their shared loss, and about their experiences with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief.