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 Go There: The Art of Talking about Hard Things (Simon and 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, July 17, 2019
Two siblings open up to each other about eating and mental health, and why it took them so long to be honest about it with each other.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
As I return from maternity leave, I'm thinking a lot about work and identity. So is Uma Kondabolu, who recently retired from the place where she worked for almost 30 years.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
As a teen, Daniel K. Isaac fought his sexuality. But accepting that part of himself as an adult has meant finding new, complicated ways of relating to his mother.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
José Andrés helms more than a dozen restaurants and is famous for his humanitarian work. But when it comes to parenting, he says he's often felt less than confident.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Diane Gill Morris moved her family, including her two young adult sons who have autism, into a house she thought they'd live in forever. Then an outburst threw everything into question.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
When we posted an article on Facebook about deciding to have children, Diane Gill Morris told us, "If someone had told me this is what it’d be like, I never would have had kids."
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The legendary poet talks about standing up to her father, surviving breast and lung cancer, and why she now cries "over any damn thing."
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
We revisit your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
STI rates are on the rise. But when we asked our listeners to tell us their stories about having an STI, what we heard about was how alone it makes you feel.
Monday, January 14, 2019
We asked for your stories about sex ed fails...and you had a lot to say.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
It can be hard to unlearn the things you were taught growing up—especially the things you learned about sex.
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
"No actual information, just a lot of shaming and scare tactics."
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Vanessa never thought much about the immigration process until she fell in love with Freddy, whose legal status in the U.S. is now in jeopardy.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Debbie Allen on “Keeping the Promise–1,000,000 in Care–Celebrating ICONS of Dance.” Anna Sale on “Married, Paralyzed and Moving On.” Janelle James on the Janelle James Comedy Festival.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A couple reflects on the big strides they've made together since a cycling accident left one of them paralyzed two years ago—and on the things they still need to face.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
YA author John Green has built his career on his ability to connect with young fans—but in his own lowest moments, the isolation he's felt has been all-consuming.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
When former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm ran for office, she was told not to remind voters that she'd be the first woman to hold the office — and that her hair needed to be short.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Mikie Sherrill of suburban New Jersey are both Democrats fighting their way into Republican territory, but in very different ways.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
What did you learn about sex that you wish you hadn’t? We want you to tell us!