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.

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Anna Sale appears in the following:

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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A Broadway Actor Turned Stay-At-Home Dad

Friday, September 11, 2020

Bill Army was acting on Broadway until March 12. Since then, he's been taking care of his two daughters—and bringing the world indoors to them—while his wife works in a Queens ER. 

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How Daycares are Managing With COVID-19

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Like so many industries, daycares and preschools have been struggling financially since the pandemic hit in March — and working families who rely on them are struggling, too. 

Drop Off: A 24-Hour Daycare's Struggle To Stay Open

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

"I have to keep coming until we've exhausted everything, and we definitely have to shut the door."

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Books We Love: Inside The Bubble With Akwaeke Emezi

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The writer and artist talks with me about their childhood in Nigeria, their brief stint in veterinary school, and how, these days, they've deemed themself "worthy of extravagance."

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"They Rely On Me": An Update From A USPS Mail Carrier

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

As the USPS finds itself at the center of a political divide, we check in with a mail carrier who wrote to us about being an essential worker at the height of the pandemic. 

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This Senator Saved My Love Life

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A story about what Alan Simpson, an expert on the federal deficit, taught me about love—and how it changed everything.

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What Keeps Wendell Pierce Up At Night

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

While spending the pandemic with his 95-year-old father in New Orleans, the actor is thinking hard about family and parenthood. 

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Rent Is Due Tomorrow

Friday, July 31, 2020

Are you going to pay it?

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Books We Love: A Big Conversation About "Big Friendship"

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Authors, podcasters and longtime friends Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow on friendship therapists, awkward spa weekends and why the word "bestie" just doesn't cut it. 

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How Bobby Berk Became A Boss

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

"I failed a lot, you know, I made a lot of wrong decisions. I just, I never let my failures end it." 

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A Widow’s Guide To Grieving

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

"My therapist told me that it was okay to be mad at him for dying, whether or not it's rational. Because nothing about this is logical or makes sense." 

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