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:

Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Ellen Burstyn has won countless acting awards, but says she is proudest of raising her son. We talk about learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.

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Why I Steal

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"I want it, so I take it." A serial shoplifter explains why she does it, and how—and the conflicted feelings she has about her daughter following a similar path. 

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Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part Two

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Need help with the debt you already have? Balancing loan payments with the rest of your life expenses? We tackle your questions in part two of our call-in specials about student debt.

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Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part One

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Is loan forgiveness a safe bet? When is college not a good investment? Is bankruptcy an option? Part one of our live call-in specials about student loan debt.

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Tracy Clayton's 2017 So Far: Therapy, Forts and Auto Bill Pay

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

We check in with the Another Round co-host about her long list of New Year's Resolutions, and why she says she's in "a much different place today" than she was at the top of the year.

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As Harvey Hits, Looking Back at New Orleans

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The latest storm to hit the Gulf Coast has us thinking back to the people we met two years ago, for the series we put together around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 

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Katie Couric on Death and Dishonesty

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Katie Couric lost her husband to cancer in 1998. After 16 years of single parenthood, she remarried. But, she says, she still regrets the way she said goodbye the first time around.

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When Grief Looks Like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rachel Ward's husband, Steve, died unexpectedly when she was in her early 30s. Afterward, she says in some ways she re-experienced adolescence—while feeling older than ever. 

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Student Debt: Paralyzing Lives One Student at a Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions? 

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The Cookie That Ended Jeff Garlin's Sobriety

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Jeff Garlin says the key to marriage, comedy, parenting and dealing with his food addiction is to be present. That doesn't mean it's always easy. 

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Bonus! Anna Talks Interviewing with Jesse Thorn

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bullseye host Jesse Thorn's latest project has him interviewing interviewers about...interviewing. Go behind the scenes of Death, Sex & Money as Anna talks about how she gets good tape. 

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My Husband Killed Someone. Now He Might Get Out.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ronnine Bartley married her husband Lawrence while he was in prison. They had two kids and dreamed about a life together on the outside. Now, Lawrence has a chance at parole. 

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I Killed Someone. Now I Have Three Kids: Updated

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We met Lawrence Bartley inside Sing Sing prison in 2014. Now, almost three years later, he's up for parole for the first time in his 27 years behind bars. 

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Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 2

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hundreds of you told us about feeling duped, overwhelmed, and ashamed of your student debt. But we also heard stories about how some of you took back control. Here's how you did it.

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Opening Up About Your Student Debt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money, talks about the show's latest series highlighting the unnecessary shame that often accompanies talking about and paying off student loans.

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Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 1

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More Americans are taking out more student loan debt and taking longer to pay it back. But we're not talking about the impact that it has on our lives. Until now. 

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Stories From Under the Cloud of Student Loan Debt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This year, total student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed credit card debt: 44 million Americans owe $1.3 trillion. Death, Sex & Money Host Anna Sale wanted to learn their stories.

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Coming Soon: Our Student Loan Secrets

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

More Americans are taking out more debt to pay for higher education, but we often don’t feel comfortable talking about our student loans. We want to show you that you’re not alone.

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Who's Driving Your Uber?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Domestic violence. Grave plot sales. The ripples of the financial crisis. A new immigrant's dashed hopes. This is what we heard after we asked, "Why'd you start driving for Uber?"

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Hari Kondabolu and His Mom Answer Your Life Questions

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The comedian and his mom give advice on pursuing career-life balance, dealing with racist friends and figuring out the best time to DTR (Define The Relationship).

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