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 a 2018 Webby for best interview show.
Before launching Death, Sex & Money, Anna covered politics for nearly a decade. She has contributed to Fresh Air with Terry Gross and This American Life and is the author of the forthcoming book Let's Talk About Hard Things (Simon & Schuster). She grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Berkeley with her husband and two daughters.
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The journalist talks about building up her confidence in the world of media, and reaching a breaking point in her marriage that led her to reevaluate her priorities.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Bill Army was acting on Broadway until March 12. Since then, he's been taking care of his two daughters—and bringing the world indoors to them—while his wife works in a Queens ER.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Like so many industries, daycares and preschools have been struggling financially since the pandemic hit in March — and working families who rely on them are struggling, too.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
"I have to keep coming until we've exhausted everything, and we definitely have to shut the door."
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The writer and artist talks with me about their childhood in Nigeria, their brief stint in veterinary school, and how, these days, they've deemed themself "worthy of extravagance."
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
As the USPS finds itself at the center of a political divide, we check in with a mail carrier who wrote to us about being an essential worker at the height of the pandemic.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
A story about what Alan Simpson, an expert on the federal deficit, taught me about love—and how it changed everything.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
While spending the pandemic with his 95-year-old father in New Orleans, the actor is thinking hard about family and parenthood.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Authors, podcasters and longtime friends Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow on friendship therapists, awkward spa weekends and why the word "bestie" just doesn't cut it.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
"I failed a lot, you know, I made a lot of wrong decisions. I just, I never let my failures end it."
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
"My therapist told me that it was okay to be mad at him for dying, whether or not it's rational. Because nothing about this is logical or makes sense."
Friday, July 10, 2020
The writer joined me live on Zoom to talk student loan debt, luxury CBD drinks, and why he's not going to "pimp out [his] trauma."
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
A confession is tortured out of a suspect. He goes to prison. Thirty-three years later, he gets a check for what he endured. But forgiveness is not part of the bargain.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
In this collaboration with the podcast Love + Radio, we hear from listeners whose relationships ended right before the pandemic—or because of it.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Along with the podcast Love + Radio, we've been asking you about how you're coping with a lack of physical touch in your lives due to the pandemic. This is what you told us.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Two stories on incarceration and coronavirus: an update from Lawrence Bartley, and a woman who wrote to him, worried about her incarcerated husband's safety.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
A conversation with Sharron, a certified nursing assistant in Virginia, who we first met in our essential workers episode this spring.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
From budgeting blue books to a $60,000 engagement ring: your stories about love and money.
Friday, June 05, 2020
We asked you what you needed to say in this moment of reckoning with police brutality, structural racism, and grief. Here's what you told us.