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 Talking 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:

50 Years Married To A Man Named Sissy

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Vickie Goodwin tried to raise her husband's self esteem early in their marriage. But when he started cross dressing publicly, she struggled to accept that it was part of who he was. 

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Raphael Saadiq: Music Had To Be My Therapy

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Musical icon Raphael Saadiq talks to us about using music to cope with loss, reflecting on love, and creating light in darkness. 

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My Stillbirth During Anna's Maternity Leave

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

We hear from you often about pregnancy loss, and the grief that accompanies it. Here is one listener's story. 

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How Are You "Surfing The Urge" To Drink?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

This month, we've been talking about drinking, and asking you what you do when the impulse to drink hits⁠—and you don't want to indulge. 

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Michael Arceneaux On Love, Liquid Courage And Letting Go

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The writer talks about how alcohol has helped him let go of his inhibitions and embrace his sexuality—after growing up in a house where drinking often led to violence.

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Anna Sale: What Does Alcohol Mean to You?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How much and when do we drink?

Bottled Up: Your Stories About Drinking

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We asked you about your relationships with alcohol—why you drink or don't, the strategies you use to manage your consumption, and what alcohol brings you besides a buzz. 

Rashema Melson's Weakest Yet Bravest Moments

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Leading up to her college graduation, Rashema Melson cracked open the "time capsules" we recorded with her, right before she dropped out of school—and right before she came back. 

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A Brother, A Sister, And Their Eating Disorders

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. 

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When Work Changes, So Do We

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. 

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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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