Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, WNYC’s interview show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. In its first year, Death, Sex & Money topped a Buzzfeed list of “New Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Human,” iTunes named the show one of the best new podcasts of 2014, and Fast Company dubbed Anna “the Queen of the Awkward Pause.”
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 This American Life, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, 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.
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
As her Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars was falling apart, Joy Williams was privately dealing with a rocky patch in her marriage, a new baby and her father's cancer diagnosis.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
We check in with Caleb Wilde, the sixth-generation Pennsylvania funeral director who told me about his struggle with depression last year.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
After hearing from more than 200 listeners about their siblings, it's clear that the people we spend our childhoods with aren't the easiest ones to act like adults toward.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Ken Eurell became a cop for the steady paycheck. Then, he figured out how to make money by stealing from crime scenes, taking payoffs from drug dealers, and selling cocaine.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
In this episode, WNYC reporter and host Mary Harris introduces a group of women we like to call “The Institutionals.” Their podcasts found success with the backing of established brands.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We gathered two married couples, one Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a dog, a rock band, and a turquoise couch onstage for our first ever live show. Hear what went down.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
After a recent New York Times article offered a genetic explanation for cheating, we heard from women about the actual experience of cheating, why they did it, and how it made them feel.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
After a dozen albums, Texas country musician Robert Earl Keen doesn't chase sex or booze like a younger rock star, but he does pay his band salaries with retirement benefits.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Heidi Reinberg left New York after thirty years because she was priced out of her Brooklyn apartment. A year later, she's back in her old neighborhood, with a 25 year-old roommate.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
After his television show Totally Biased was cancelled, comedian W. Kamau Bell is balancing the work of rebuilding his career, earning enough money and being a dependable family man.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
John Cameron Mitchell created Hedwig and the Angry Inch when he in his 30s. Now he's playing the title role on Broadway, and says aging and loss have given the show new meaning.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Giulia Lukach was three years into her marriage when she began experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder. She and her husband talk about how her illness has reshaped their marriage.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
You've heard Lisa Fischer singing backup vocals for everyone from the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. But after decades of touring with rock stars, Fischer lives in a far more humble reality.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
There's the cliche: someone cheats, crockery is thrown, lawyers are called. But your stories about cheating were much more varied, with some unpredictable conclusions.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Sometimes love fits neatly on a card. Sometimes, it spills over into rehab, divorce, or a call from a former Wyoming senator.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.
Monday, February 09, 2015
What should you cook for breakfast the morning after? How can couples share power in the kitchen? We talk food and relationships with Dan Savage and Death, Sex and Money’s Anna Sale.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Comedian Margaret Cho frequently jokes about her wild sexual adventures. But now, she says she wants something less X-rated and more like a middle school romance.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Meet Our Guest Hosts! As Leonard is away for two weeks in January, we have an amazing roster of guest hosts filling his seat. Find our more about them here.