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.

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When 'Daddy Dates' Pay The Bills

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A 22-year-old who calls herself a “professional sugar baby” explains why she goes on dates with much older men for money—and why the men don’t always think of her as a sex worker.

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A Son, A Mother, and Two Gun Crimes

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Dwayne Betts committed a carjacking when he was 16 years old. For his mom, Gloria Hill, it was just the first in a series of events in her life involving a gun.

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15 Years Later, An Iraq Veteran Looks Back

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thom Tran was grazed by a bullet four days into his deployment in Iraq in 2003. He's spent the last 15 years figuring out what that moment means for him going forward.

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From Indie Rockers to Full-Time Caregivers

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

When musician Johnny Solomon hit rock bottom, he turned to his mom for help. Now, as his mom's health declines, he and his wife—and bandmate—have moved in with her to reciprocate. 

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Sharing DNA, and Nothing Else

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Amy took a mail-in DNA test to find out more about her genealogy...and learned more than she bargained for.

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Lena Waithe Says Have a Dream... and a Sponsor

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The actor and writer is having a big year—but it took a lot of work, patience, and some financial help from her mom to get here.

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After Suicides, a Texas Veterinary Community Opens Up

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Veterinary medicine has a suicide rate that's one of the highest in the healthcare profession. For the veterinary community in Dallas, those statistics hit home last year.

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Opportunity Costs: I Never Felt Inferior

Friday, January 26, 2018

Ernie Major self-identifies as "socially lower middle class, economically a bit better than that." But he also says status has never been something he paid much attention to. 

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Opportunity Costs: More Is Not More

Thursday, January 25, 2018

For a father and son whose family is in the 1%, having resources that "exceed their wants" brings its own set of challenges. 

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How Did You Realize Your Class Status?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Anna Sale, host of Death Sex and Money, takes calls about your class status and when you've felt it most in your life.

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Opportunity Costs: The Class Slide After Divorce

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Jaimie Seaton got used to an upper class lifestyle while married to her banker husband and living overseas. Then she got divorced, and her financial picture totally changed.

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Opportunity Costs: An Education or Nothing

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ramal Johnson has a "middle class mentality," a working class paycheck, and upper class aspirations. 

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Opportunity Costs: Friendship and Fertility

Monday, January 22, 2018

Best friends Cat and Christine met in college and have stayed close since. But their class differences became very clear—and uncomfortable—when they both struggled to get pregnant. 

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Preview: Opportunity Costs

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

From January 22-26, we're sharing your stories about your class status, and when you've felt it most in your life.

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I Can't Grow Old Gracefully

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Surprise! We've got one last Pull Quote episode for you. Musician Robert Earl Keen talks about aging in a way that feels so true and so honest, but also so rare. 

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Wrap Yourself In A Chrysalis and Turn To Goo

Friday, January 05, 2018

On Day Five of Pull Quote, actor Holland Taylor describes the difference between transformation and growth. 

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Be Scared, 'Cause I'm Scary

Thursday, January 04, 2018

The world can be a cruel place. On Day Four of Pull Quote, we listen to a moment of reflection from musician Perfume Genius about resiliency. 

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All Your Workplace Rage

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Get ready to get mad.

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Nobody Comes Here To Hide

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

In today's Pull Quote, one of the very best moments in Death, Sex & Money history from the very first episode of the show. 

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I'm A Real Fan of Silence

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

It's Day Two of Pull Quote! Sidle up next to writer and actor Spalding Grey as he reflects on faith, solitude and silence in a New York City church pew. 

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