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. 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.

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Anna Sale appears in the following:

Newlywed and Paralyzed

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Three weeks after Rachel Swidenbank and Hiroki Takeuchi got married, an accident changed everything. 

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Alec Baldwin Talks Money, Family, Fame and Cocaine

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The actor and comedian goes deep on death, sex and money in his new memoir, Nevertheless. 

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An Update From the Sex Worker Next Door

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. 

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Pleased to Meet You, Nancy

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.

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Why Rashema Melson Left Georgetown

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.

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A Prison Guard In Transition

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. 

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I Was Your Father, Until I Wasn't

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.

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Live from the Internet: Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires & You

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.

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Revisiting Racial Perceptions In West Virginia

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.

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Cristela Alonzo's Lower Classy Comedy

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.

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Cut Loose: Your Breakup Stories

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.

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The NFL Made Me Rich. Now I Watch It... Sometimes.

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. 

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Mahershala Ali on Faith, Love and Success

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.

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I Had Babies To Pay For My Baby

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.

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Tracy Clayton Is Speaking Things Into Existence

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.

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A Son and His Mom Laugh Through Darkness

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. 

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My Awkward Money Talk With Sallie Krawcheck

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. 

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Let's Talk About Porn

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely.

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Other Americans

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.

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Call-In Special: Across the Aisle

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anna Sale, host of WNYC's Death, Sex, & Money, asks how Americans feel misunderstood following this divisive election season. 

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