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.” Anna won a Gracie for best podcast host in 2016 and the show won the 2018 Webby and 2021 Ambie for best interview show.
Before launching Death, Sex & Money in 2014, Anna covered politics for nearly a decade. She is the author of the book Let's Talk About Hard Things, which The New Yorker wrote "shows us how supportive listening happens." She grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Berkeley with her husband and two daughters.
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
After years of stability, Mark and Giulia thought they knew how to keep Giulia’s mania at bay. Then she had another episode.
Friday, November 10, 2023
Taking stock of podcasting in 2023, and the role public radio will play in its future.
Wednesday, November 08, 2023
R&B artist Raphael Saadiq talks to us about using music to cope with loss, reflecting on love, and creating light in darkness.
Wednesday, November 01, 2023
Dr. Bonnie Chen felt confident talking to her patients about death, but when her son died suddenly, her grief made her see everything differently.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Albert and Sue Sommers are in their 60s, married and don’t have kids, and that raised big questions about what would happen to Albert’s family ranch in Wyoming once they were gone.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Anna talks to Jonathan Goldstein, host of Heavyweight, about awkward phone calls and the emotional power of deadlines, and we share an episode from their new season about friendship.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
The filmmaker behind HBO’s How To with John Wilson shares how his hobbies, like checking Craigslist ads obsessively, make him feel more deeply connected.
Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Over the past 20 years, Adonis Williams has moved thousands of people in and out of New York City. With each move, he catches a glimpse of a life in transition.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Anna and Ellen Burstyn check in 9 years after they first spoke. Ellen talks about the relationships that make up her life in this moment, her dog, and finding novelty in the everyday.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
We’re listening back to one of Anna’s favorite episodes, when actor Ellen Burstyn invited us into her apartment for a sprawling interview about her past and present.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Anna follows up with Sarah Short, the mom who became a surrogate to pay off debt. They discuss her divorce, starting her own business, and why this chapter of her life feels “freeing.”
Wednesday, September 06, 2023
Lawrence Bartley was first on the show in 2014 while he was still in prison. In this new episode, he talks about becoming a journalist and the impact of a headline from our show.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
The New York Times journalist talks about the difficulties of early parenthood, the lure of communal living, and why he loves Burning Man.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
The 79-year-old musician tells Anna about coming into his gender identity, “being cared for” by his bandmates, and the joys—and pitfalls—of finding success later in life.
Wednesday, August 09, 2023
We revisit our most popular episode, featuring your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely.
Wednesday, August 02, 2023
We asked listeners, who are in the wedding planning process right now, to tell us how money is becoming a sticking point.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
We’re featuring an episode from This is Uncomfortable, a podcast from Marketplace, about how Kate Beaton’s quest to rid herself of debt landed her in the Canadian oil sands.
Thursday, July 13, 2023
How a surprisingly moderate justice paved the way for today’s precedent-busting Court.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
The author talks about falling in love with writing in high school English classes, learning to manage money, and his evolving relationship with the Internet.
Wednesday, July 05, 2023
Two years after Anna’s first conversation with a listener named Jack, she called him back for an update on his relationship with his dad and to firearms.