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 Go There: The Art of Talking about Hard Things (Simon and Schuster). She grew up in West Virginia and now lives in Berkeley with her husband and two daughters.
Anna Sale appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Angela worked in the collections industry for 15 years. Now, she's banned from the industry for life—and is getting collection calls after falling behind on her own bills.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
After a breast cancer diagnosis at 35, author Kate Pickert reflects on maintaining normalcy during treatment, why she didn't tell her daughter, and how she thinks about mortality now.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
In comedian Chris Garcia's new podcast, he sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The writer and poet traces the joy and shame of learning about sex, mourning his mother, and finally feeling financially comfortable.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Betsy Mayotte knows that the student loan system is overcomplicated—she worked inside of it for 20 years. Now she's tackling borrowers' problems, one email at a time.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Hundreds of you told us about feeling duped, overwhelmed, and ashamed of your student debt. But we also heard stories about how some of you took back control. Here's how you did it.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
More Americans are taking out more student loan debt and taking longer to pay it back. But we don't often talk about the impact that it has on our lives.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
At 75, E. Jean Carroll is calling out the men who've sexually assaulted her—including, she says, the president. But talk to a therapist about it? No thanks.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Vickie Goodwin tried to raise her husband's self esteem early in their marriage. But when he started cross dressing publicly, she struggled to accept that it was part of who he was.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Musical icon Raphael Saadiq talks to us about using music to cope with loss, reflecting on love, and creating light in darkness.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
We hear from you often about pregnancy loss, and the grief that accompanies it. Here is one listener's story.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
This month, we've been talking about drinking, and asking you what you do when the impulse to drink hits—and you don't want to indulge.
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
The writer talks about how alcohol has helped him let go of his inhibitions and embrace his sexuality—after growing up in a house where drinking often led to violence.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
How much and when do we drink?
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
We asked you about your relationships with alcohol—why you drink or don't, the strategies you use to manage your consumption, and what alcohol brings you besides a buzz.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Leading up to her college graduation, Rashema Melson cracked open the "time capsules" we recorded with her, right before she dropped out of school—and right before she came back.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Two siblings open up to each other about eating and mental health, and why it took them so long to be honest about it with each other.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
As I return from maternity leave, I'm thinking a lot about work and identity. So is Uma Kondabolu, who recently retired from the place where she worked for almost 30 years.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
As a teen, Daniel K. Isaac fought his sexuality. But accepting that part of himself as an adult has meant finding new, complicated ways of relating to his mother.