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:

If You Can't Isolate, What Do You Need?

Friday, March 27, 2020

If you're an essential worker who isn't staying home right now, what's on your mind? And what's helping you? 

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Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jason Isbell was a restless guitarist. Amanda Shires was a fiddler who turned his life around. In this 2014 conversation, they talk about the challenges of sobriety and a new marriage.

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What Rockstars And Sober People Already Know About Quarantine

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

"It's bringing me back to early recovery....I have to think about the things that keep me sober for right now, because we have no idea what tomorrow is going to look like." 

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We Made A Pandemic Tool Kit

Friday, March 20, 2020

This week, you helped us build a Pandemic Tool Kit. Now we want to see it in action!

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Ben Sinclair Is A Fan Of Endings

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The High Maintenance star reflects on his childhood, what he learned from his divorce, and why he's starting to smoke less weed.

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Alone Together During COVID-19: Live Call-in

Friday, March 13, 2020

The coronavirus has turned our thoughts back to anxiety. In this bonus episode, Kai Wright teams up with Anna Sale to take listener calls, and to talk about people are coping.

Alone Together: A COVID-19 Call-In

Friday, March 13, 2020

Your calls about how the coronavirus is impacting your life, your relationships, and your plans—and how you're coping with it all. 

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Why You're Not Having Sex

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

We asked you why you're not having sex—right now, or ever. These are your stories. 

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Sugar Babies Cost Me $8,000 And My Marriage

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

A listener talks about why he thought hiring sex workers could save his marriage⁠—while also knowing it could destroy it. 

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Maria Bamford Didn't Wait For It To Be Perfect

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The comedian talks with me about what mental illness has taught her about managing money and allowing herself to be loved. 

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Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.

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No Slumping With Twyla Tharp

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I talk with the dancer and choreographer about the low-budget beginning of her prolific career, and about dealing with new physical limitations while creating new works in her late 70s.

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Carmen Maria Machado Is Using The Word 'Abusive'

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The writer reflects on her first relationship with a woman, finding the words to talk about experiencing abuse, and the process of writing it all down in her memoir.

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Read Everything, Talk to Everyone: Reporting on Trump, Inc.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Andrea Bernstein discusses the reporting process behind Trump, Inc. and her new book, American Oligarchs, with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale to talk about 

Friendships and Race

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

When did race become a flash point between you and a close friend?

Who Are Your 'Quick And Deep' Friends?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A conversation with a psychologist about the importance of friends who cross racial lines—and those who don't. 

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Code Switch: Cross-Racial Relationships

Monday, January 27, 2020

How does race play a role in close friendships? NPR's Code Switch team and member station WNYC's Death Sex and Money podcast tackle this question.

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Ask Code Switch: What About Your Friends?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Your stories about race and friendship brought up a lot of questions. Our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast have some answers.

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Between Friends: Your Stories About Race and Friendship

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

"Friendship is our only social relationship that is purely voluntary. Someone can just walk away at any time." 

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Inside Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

What happens inside Planned Parenthood has long been at the center of a raging political debate in the U.S. But we don't often hear from the patients who rely on their clinics for care.

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