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.” 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:

Leaving the Extreme Right, and a Marriage, Behind

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tasha Adams on life after Stewart Rhodes. 

Hold On: Should I Tell My Boss I’m Depressed?

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Anna and organizational psychologist Melissa Doman take listener calls about how and when to talk about mental health issues at work.


Stewart Rhodes' Ex-Wife on The Oath Keepers And His 18-Year Sentence

Friday, May 26, 2023

Tasha Adams reflects on her decades-long marriage with the founder of the Oath Keepers.

The Oath Keeper's Ex-Wife

Friday, May 26, 2023

Anna Sale and Micah Loewinger discuss their interview with Tasha Adams, the ex-wife of Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes.

How an OTM Reporter Became Part of One of the Biggest January 6th Trials

Friday, May 26, 2023

Micah Loewinger recorded Oath Keepers storming the Capitol. Then he received a subpoena. 

Hold On: When Shame Keeps You From Therapy

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Listeners called in if they felt like therapy wasn't for them, either because of how they were raised, what they looked like, or expectations around masculinity. 


Hold On: Let’s Talk About Psych Meds

Saturday, May 20, 2023

1 in 5 American adults are taking medication to treat their mental health, that’s more than the number of people in therapy.


Hold On: My Diagnosis, My Self

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Getting a mental health diagnosis is a powerful thing. It can make you feel less alone, but it can also impact or alter your sense of identity. 


Hold On: How to Support our Teens' Mental Health

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Anna takes calls from teenagers, and people who love teenagers, about adolescent mental health, along with psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour.


Hold On: How Therapists See the Mental Health Crisis

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Anna takes calls from mental health professionals along with psychiatrist Dr. Kali Cyrus, and you offer your tips for accessing care.


Leaving the Extreme Right, and a Marriage, Behind

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

When Tasha Adams was escaping from her husband and far-right leader, Stewart Rhodes, she messaged Alex Jones’s ex-wife for support. In this episode, they talk for the first time. 


The Voice of NYC's Subways Comes Out as Trans

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Voiceover artist and journalist Bernie Wagenblast shares her journey to coming out as a trans woman.


John Green on OCD, Writing, and Loving Middle-Age

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

The author of The Fault in Our Stars talks about longing to fall in love as a teen, his life with mental illness, and why adulthood is underrated.


Alice Wong On Medicaid, Rage, and “Good Care”

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Anna talked with disability rights activist Alice Wong in 2020 about advocacy, managing money, Medicaid, and her and her parents' futures. After a health crisis, Alice shared an update.


Kate Bowler on Shame, Productivity, and Living with Chronic Pain

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The professor and Everything Happens podcast host talks about growing up in a Mennonite community, living with chronic pain, and the small things that bring her joy.


How to Face Your Fears With Steve-O, Laurel Braitman, and Rev. angel

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

 Our expert panel takes listener questions on fear and bravery. 


A Trans Parent’s Adoption Journey

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Anna first talked with Liam and Marisa about their love story back in 2014. Nine years later, we hear about the next chapter of their relationship: becoming parents.


My Sex Life Became A Screenshot. Then I Lost My Job.

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Erick Adame was a TV weatherman. Then someone sent pictures to his employer, his mother, and his boyfriend of him performing sex acts on a webcam.


Introducing La Brega Season 2, the Puerto Rican Experience in Eight Songs

Monday, February 27, 2023

Anna talks with La Brega host Alana Casanova-Burgess about season two of her dual-language podcast that explores the culture, history and spirit of Puerto Rico through its iconic music.


How to Say Goodbye to Your Pets

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Your stories of loving—and losing—your beloved animal companions. Plus, an end-of-life veterinarian offers advice on knowing when to say goodbye.