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.


Anna Sale appears in the following:

Marlo Thomas Is Her Mother's Revenge

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Marlo Thomas thought marriage was "nothing that I wanted to be a part of" after watching her mother give up her career for her father's. But then, at 42 years old, she changed her mind.


Just Ask Us: Your Stories About Life After 60

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

We asked our listeners to get real about getting older. This is what you told us. 


Death, Sex & 2020

Monday, December 28, 2020

The Death, Sex & Money team looks back on a year none of us expected.


All That 2020 Has Taken From Us

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

"I guess 2020 just cost me hope."


Stuck Apart, And Falling In Love

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

51 years after they went to prom together, a couple reconnects and falls in love during the pandemic. But despite being 15 minutes apart, they're waiting to see each other in person.


Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

During a time when a lot of us are feeling isolated, we revisit your stories about living alone—with all its perks and drawbacks. 


Artists Struggle As Work Remains Scarce in the Pandemic

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

"The first thing I noticed was all the cancellation emails, and the complete lack of acknowledgement of the financial component."


Miguel Gutierrez's Strongly Worded Emails About Art and Money

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The choreographer talks about losing income during the pandemic, the precarity of the performing arts field in general, and how getting sober helped him get out of debt.


I Killed Someone. Now I Study Police Violence.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A former police officer talks about shooting someone, and how it led him to study why and how often police killings happen.


51 Years Loving A Man Named Sissy

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

We remember Sissy Goodwin, the Wyoming man who believed in and fought for gender independence.


What’s Going On In Your Immigrant Family's Group Chat?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Producer Afi Yellow-Duke hears from listeners from immigrant families about how they're talking with their relatives about identity, race, racism, and politics in an unprecedented year.


Alice Wong On Ruckuses, Rage And Medicaid

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The disability rights activist on facing discrimination as a teenager, managing her finances, and planning for her and her parents' futures.


Audio We Love Fest: California Love

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Our weeklong audio celebration wraps up with a conversation between a mother and son about immigrating, building a home, and appreciating Los Angeles. 


Audio We Love Fest: Constellation Prize

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Our weeklong festival continues with a story about isolation, faith, and community from producer Bianca Giaever and The Believer Magazine.


Audio We Love Fest: Goodbye To All This

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

We kick off our first ever Audio We Love Festival with a brand new show about loss, love and moving forward from the BBC World Service. 


Getting Real About Getting Older

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

It's time to have better conversations about aging. Jo Ann Allen is here to help.


Game Changer: A BMX Olympic Hopeful Looks To 2021

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chelsea Wolfe has dedicated the last four years to becoming one of the first BMX freestyle riders at the Olympics. The games' postponement has made her reevaluate everything.


Game Changer: Whether To Play, And Protest, In The NFL

Friday, September 25, 2020

"Once you're done with football, you're done with football."


Game Changer: A Minor League Pitcher's Lost Season

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

2020 was supposed to be the year Mitch Horacek made his major league baseball debut. Instead, he ended up throwing baseballs into a net by himself, and learning to code.


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.