Anna Sale

Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & MoneyWNYC’s interview show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Recently named New York Magazine’s number one podcast of 2015, the show has also been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Fast Company and Real Simple. 

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 Fresh Air with Terry Gross, This American Life, NPR News, 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.

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Anna Sale appears in the following:

When Grief Looks Like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rachel Ward's husband, Steve, died unexpectedly when she was in her early 30s. Afterward, she says in some ways she re-experienced adolescence—while feeling older than ever. 

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Student Debt: Paralyzing Lives One Student at a Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions? 

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The Cookie That Ended Jeff Garlin's Sobriety

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Jeff Garlin says the key to marriage, comedy, parenting and dealing with his food addiction is to be present. That doesn't mean it's always easy. 

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Bonus! Anna Talks Interviewing with Jesse Thorn

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bullseye host Jesse Thorn's latest project has him interviewing interviewers about...interviewing. Go behind the scenes of Death, Sex & Money as Anna talks about how she gets good tape. 

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My Husband Killed Someone. Now He Might Get Out.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ronnine Bartley married her husband Lawrence while he was in prison. They had two kids and dreamed about a life together on the outside. Now, Lawrence has a chance at parole. 

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I Killed Someone. Now I Have Three Kids: Updated

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We met Lawrence Bartley inside Sing Sing prison in 2014. Now, almost three years later, he's up for parole for the first time in his 27 years behind bars. 

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Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 2

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hundreds of you told us about feeling duped, overwhelmed, and ashamed of your student debt. But we also heard stories about how some of you took back control. Here's how you did it.

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Opening Up About Your Student Debt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money, talks about the show's latest series highlighting the unnecessary shame that often accompanies talking about and paying off student loans.

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Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 1

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More Americans are taking out more student loan debt and taking longer to pay it back. But we're not talking about the impact that it has on our lives. Until now. 

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Stories From Under the Cloud of Student Loan Debt

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This year, total student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed credit card debt: 44 million Americans owe $1.3 trillion. Death, Sex & Money Host Anna Sale wanted to learn their stories.

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Coming Soon: Our Student Loan Secrets

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

More Americans are taking out more debt to pay for higher education, but we often don’t feel comfortable talking about our student loans. We want to show you that you’re not alone.

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Who's Driving Your Uber?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Domestic violence. Grave plot sales. The ripples of the financial crisis. A new immigrant's dashed hopes. This is what we heard after we asked, "Why'd you start driving for Uber?"

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Hari Kondabolu and His Mom Answer Your Life Questions

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The comedian and his mom give advice on pursuing career-life balance, dealing with racist friends and figuring out the best time to DTR (Define The Relationship).

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'Precious' Paid Off Gabourey Sidibe's Crunch Gym Debt

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The actor's first movie role didn't give her total financial security, but it did help her pay off one important bill. 

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Kevin Bacon Shows Us His Cash

Friday, May 12, 2017

The actor opens up about money, his sex life at 58, and working with Jill Soloway on her newest TV series, I Love Dick. 

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Two Wheelchairs and A Baby

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The idea of having children was just fantasy "pillow talk" for Nikki Villavicencio and Darrell Paulsen. Then, a positive pregnancy test proved otherwise. 

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Newlywed and Paralyzed

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Three weeks after Rachel Swidenbank and Hiroki Takeuchi got married, an accident changed everything. 

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Alec Baldwin Talks Money, Family, Fame and Cocaine

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The actor and comedian goes deep on death, sex and money in his new memoir, Nevertheless. 

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An Update From the Sex Worker Next Door

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A year and a half ago, Emma* told us she wanted to stop making money as a sex worker, but didn't know how she'd support her family without the income. I find out what's happened since. 

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Pleased to Meet You, Nancy

Monday, April 10, 2017

Meet Nancy, a new podcast from WNYC Studios that's all about exploring identity, finding community, and having frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today.

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