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.

Shows:

Anna Sale appears in the following:

Sexually Transmitted Secrets

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STI rates are on the rise. But when we asked our listeners to tell us their stories about having an STI, what we heard about was how alone it makes you feel. 

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So Many Sex Ed Fails

Monday, January 14, 2019

We asked for your stories about sex ed fails...and you had a lot to say. 

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I Wanted To Be A "Good Girl"

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

It can be hard to unlearn the things you were taught growing up—especially the things you learned about sex. 

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Our Sex (Mis)Educations

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

"No actual information, just a lot of shaming and scare tactics."

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When A Banker Was Called To The Convent

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sister Josephine Garrett grew up Baptist and worked her way up the corporate ladder—only to realize in her late 20s that she wanted to convert to Catholicism and become a nun. 

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I Married A Dreamer During The Trump Presidency

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Vanessa never thought much about the immigration process until she fell in love with Freddy, whose legal status in the U.S. is now in jeopardy.

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World AIDS Day & Dance, Anna Sale's New Episode, The Janelle James Comedy Festival

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Debbie Allen on “Keeping the Promise–1,000,000 in Care–Celebrating ICONS of Dance.” Anna Sale on “Married, Paralyzed and Moving On.” Janelle James on the Janelle James Comedy Festival.

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Married, Paralyzed and Moving On

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A couple reflects on the big strides they've made together since a cycling accident left one of them paralyzed two years ago—and on the things they still need to face. 

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John Green Thinks Adulthood is Underrated

Thursday, November 08, 2018

YA author John Green has built his career on his ability to connect with young fans—but in his own lowest moments, the isolation he's felt has been all-consuming.

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Episode 8: The Right Kind of Woman

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Mikie Sherrill of suburban New Jersey are both Democrats fighting their way into Republican territory, but in very different ways.

Why Governor Jennifer Granholm Cut Her Hair

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

When former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm ran for office, she was told not to remind voters that she'd be the first woman to hold the office — and that her hair needed to be short.

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Tell Us Your Sex Ed Fails

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What did you learn about sex that you wish you hadn’t? We want you to tell us!

When Fire Takes Everything: Rebuilding in Northern California

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Two stories of recovery after loss. 

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Three Narratives About Incarceration

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Anna Sale & Lawrence Bartley on Death, Sex & Money's latest episode. Rudy Valdez & Cindy Shank on “The Sentence.” Kaneza Schaal & Cornell Alston on “Jack &.” 

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I Served 27 Years In Prison. Now, I'm Out On Parole.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Lawrence Bartley was released on parole this spring. Now, he and his wife Ronnine are building an everyday life for their family on the outside.

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Jane Fonda After Death and Divorce, Revisted

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

For one of our earliest episodes, I spoke with Jane Fonda about living her life in the public eye. This week, we're bringing you that conversation again. 

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Hot Dates: Last Summer Nights

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

We've been following eight listeners as they've dated this summer—this week, we do a final check-in as the warm weather winds down.

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Nick Offerman Can Take Directions

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Nick Offerman is famous for playing the most macho man on TV, but in real life, he says he has "all the colors inside."

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Alzheimer's and the World's Saddest Comedy Club

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Comedian Chris Garcia lost his dad to Alzheimer's last year. Now, he's working through his grief in a new project from WNYC studios—and we're bringing you an early listen.

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Tig Notaro Isn't a Blob Anymore

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In the six years since Tig Notaro's famous comedy set about her cancer diagnosis and her mother's death, a lot has changed.

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