Anna Sale

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 Taking about Hard Things (Simon and Schuster). She grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Berkeley with her husband and two daughters.

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Anna Sale appears in the following:

Daniel K. Isaac Is Opting For The Gray Area

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.

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José Andrés Googled ‘How To Be A Father’

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. 

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When We Sent Our Son Away

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.

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Autism Isn't What I Signed Up For

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."

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How Nikki Giovanni Finally Learned To Cry

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." 

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Let's Talk About Porn Again

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.

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Sexually Transmitted Secrets

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. 

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So Many Sex Ed Fails

Monday, January 14, 2019

We asked for your stories about sex ed fails...and you had a lot to say. 

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I Wanted To Be A "Good Girl"

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

It can be hard to unlearn the things you were taught growing up—especially the things you learned about sex. 

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Our Sex (Mis)Educations

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

"No actual information, just a lot of shaming and scare tactics."

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When A Banker Was Called To The Convent

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. 

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I Married A Dreamer During The Trump Presidency

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.

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World AIDS Day & Dance, Anna Sale's New Episode, The Janelle James Comedy Festival

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.

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Married, Paralyzed and Moving On

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. 

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John Green Thinks Adulthood is Underrated

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.

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Episode 8: The Right Kind of Woman

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.

Why Governor Jennifer Granholm Cut Her Hair

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.

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Tell Us Your Sex Ed Fails

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What did you learn about sex that you wish you hadn’t? We want you to tell us!

When Fire Takes Everything: Rebuilding in Northern California

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Two stories of recovery after loss. 

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Three Narratives About Incarceration

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Anna Sale & Lawrence Bartley on Death, Sex & Money's latest episode. Rudy Valdez & Cindy Shank on “The Sentence.” Kaneza Schaal & Cornell Alston on “Jack &.” 

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