150 episodes

Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, The Experiment, The New Yorker Radio Hour and many others.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 333 Ratings

Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of—and to regular people you haven't—about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, The Experiment, The New Yorker Radio Hour and many others.

    Inside John Waters' Home (But Not Inside His Colon)

    Inside John Waters' Home (But Not Inside His Colon)

    The delightful and rebellious writer-director welcomes us into his apartment to talk about money, family, friendships, and colonoscopies. 

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox, and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Got a story to share? Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 32 min
    How Clothes Help Us Find Our People and Ourselves

    How Clothes Help Us Find Our People and Ourselves

    Your stories about how your personal style has changed in the last few years, and the impact on not only what you wear, but how you see yourself and how you connect with others.

    You can check out Bill's art on his website or Instagram, and you can find Stephen's style on his Instagram, or listen to his music on SoundCloud. As for Afi's style inspirations, learn more about DapperQ here, and follow Lydia Okello on Instagram. You can find more of the team's fashion inspirations in this week's newsletter.

    Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox, and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Got a story to share? Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 31 min
    Lucinda Williams Says Whatever the Hell She Wants

    Lucinda Williams Says Whatever the Hell She Wants

    In her sixties, musician Lucinda Williams is more successful than ever. But with age has come a lot of loss.

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox, and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Got a story to share? Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 30 min
    Big Freedia Bounces Back

    Big Freedia Bounces Back

    Big Freedia is a reality TV star and fixture on New Orleans' bounce scene. But days after Hurricane Katrina, she was sleeping on the street outside of the city's convention center. This episode originally aired in 2015. 

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox, and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Got a story to share? Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 26 min
    Finding Meaning After My Husband's Public Death

    Finding Meaning After My Husband's Public Death

    In 2018, David Buckel died by self-immolation to protest climate change. His husband Terry talks about respecting David's message while grieving him, and finding new joy in his own life. 

    For more Terry, listen to him on Vox’s Today Explained, along with Tim DeChristopher who was imprisoned for his climate activism, and if you are experiencing climate grief, we encourage you to go back and listen to our episode with researcher Britt Wray about our emotional reactions to the reality of climate change where we also link to resources. 

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox, and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Got a story to share? Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 35 min
    Knock Knock, Who's There? Bob the Drag Queen

    Knock Knock, Who's There? Bob the Drag Queen

    The stand-up comedian and drag star tells me about growing up around her mom’s queer club, bringing drag to small American towns, and all the people who pushed her to succeed.

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox, and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Got a story to share? Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

Tt111777 ,

Insightful, Inspiring

Interesting and deep topics. Anna knows how to ask the questions we all think about but never dare to ask ourselves. This show is sensitive and inclusive.

IndigoAus001 ,

Wonderfully real

Consistently interesting, inspiring and reflective. Anna, you're fabulous, please keep it up!

Nurse Laura Annie ,

What an interesting & thoughtful podcast

Just found this podcast & I can’t stop listening. Equal parts funny & heart breaking. Just very real in so many ways. Anna is a brilliant interviewer, she does a great job of asking a lot of thought-provoking questions compassionately. Terrific blend of interviews with well known people (great talk with author John Green who was so vulnerable & honest about his mental health struggles) & everyday folks who show tremendous vulnerability & honesty (the newlyweds struggling with the husbands paralysis both devastated & inspired). Well done, I don’t think the podcast name is very accurate as all topics seem to get covered.

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