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 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.

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Anna Sale appears in the following:

How Maria Hinojosa Learned To Fluff Her Feathers

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.

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A Broadway Actor Turned Stay-At-Home Dad

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. 

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How Daycares are Managing With COVID-19

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. 

Drop Off: A 24-Hour Daycare's Struggle To Stay Open

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

"I have to keep coming until we've exhausted everything, and we definitely have to shut the door."

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Books We Love: Inside The Bubble With Akwaeke Emezi

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."

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"They Rely On Me": An Update From A USPS Mail Carrier

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. 

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This Senator Saved My Love Life

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.

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What Keeps Wendell Pierce Up At Night

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. 

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Rent Is Due Tomorrow

Friday, July 31, 2020

Are you going to pay it?

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Books We Love: A Big Conversation About "Big Friendship"

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. 

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How Bobby Berk Became A Boss

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." 

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A Widow’s Guide To Grieving

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." 

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Books We Love: Michael Arceneaux’s “I Don’t Want To Die Poor”

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."

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What Money Can't Solve

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. 

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Skin Hunger: Part 2

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. 

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Skin Hunger: Part 1

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. 

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When Six Feet Isn't An Option

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.

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An Essential Worker, Going Back In

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.

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I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

From budgeting blue books to a $60,000 engagement ring: your stories about love and money.

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"This Has Been A Long Time Coming."

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. 

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