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
    • 4.8 • 706 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.

    Downsizing After Divorce

    Downsizing After Divorce

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

    This episode was part of our 2018 series Opportunity Costs: Money and Class in America. Find out more at deathsexmoney.org/class. Read Jaimie's essay for BuzzFeed here. 

    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 any time at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 27 min
    A New Year's Pep Talk From Robin Arzón

    A New Year's Pep Talk From Robin Arzón

    The author and popular Peloton instructor tells me about running through trauma, changing careers, and how motherhood has changed how she values her time.

    Listen to our "Anthems of Change" playlist on Spotify.

    Are you subscribed to our newsletter? You should be! Every Wednesday, we send out podcast listening recommendations, your stories from our inbox, and behind-the-scenes updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

    Support Death, Sex & Money by becoming a monthly sustaining member. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/donate. 

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

    • 32 min
    Why I Steal

    Why I Steal

    "I want it, so I take it." A serial shoplifter explains why she steals, and how—and we hear about what's happened in her life since we first talked four years ago. 

    Thanks to Tasbeeh Herwees for her help with this story. You can find Tasbeeh's article for GOOD Magazine about the shoplifting community on Tumblr here. To listen to our 2017 episode featuring your responses to Alice's story, click here. 

    We have big fundraising goals to hit by the end of the year! Support Death, Sex & Money today and get your Savor Action Pack (our Death, Sex & Money tote bag and mug). 

    Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter and we'll send you great audio recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

    Follow the show on Twitter @deathsexmoney and Facebook at facebook.com/deathsexmoney. Email us any time at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 33 min
    A Season to Savor

    A Season to Savor

    I share some of the advice, tools, movies, and TV shows that I savored in 2021.

    Looking for The Favorites File from Kendra Adachi? Find it here at The Lazy Genius Collective. 

    If you're thinking about year-end giving, please consider donating to Death, Sex & Money. You'll be supporting the work we do here at the show, and the community we're building together. Donate now at deathsexmoney.org/donate.

    Sign up for our newsletter at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and every Wednesday we'll send you podcast listening recommendations, listener letters from our inbox and updates from the show.

    Follow our show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @deathsexmoney. Got a story to share? Email us any time at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 20 min
    The Weight Of Love

    The Weight Of Love

    Your stories about how navigating weight and body size inside a relationship has sometimes made your partnerships stronger...and sometimes broken them apart. 

    Are you subscribed to our newsletter? You should be! Every Wednesday, we send out podcast listening recommendations, your stories from our inbox, and behind-the-scenes updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

    Support Death, Sex & Money by becoming a monthly sustaining member. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/donate. 

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

    • 42 min
    Why Alan Cumming Doesn't Do Drama

    Why Alan Cumming Doesn't Do Drama

    The Scottish actor and I talk about body image, celebrating aging, why he isn't in a monogamous marriage, and the joys of taking ecstasy.

    If you or a loved one needs support around an eating disorder, you can call or text the National Eating Disorders Association's helpline at (800) 931-2237.

    If you're not already subscribed to our newsletter, sign up! Every Wednesday, we send out podcast listening recommendations, your stories from our inbox, and behind-the-scenes updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

    Support Death, Sex & Money by becoming a monthly sustaining member. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/donate. 

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

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

extraelaine ,

New listener

Yes, I am Canadian and also discovered you while listening to CBC radio with Piya. I especially enjoyed listening to the aftermath of fatal accidents. Wow! Very moving.

"L"724 ,

Thanks for your show

I have listened to all your episodes but I really liked and enjoyed your most recent episode on weight. In this episode you interviewed different people and they’re all very interesting and well spoken. I am a Canadian so I recently heard you interviewed on CBC radio and enjoyed that as well. Keep up the good work!

Kuppy111 ,

five out of five

i love love love love this podcast!!! it really finds a way to creep under your skin, in a good way of course! haha! the interviews and stories are very relatable and hits home for me in so many different ways and makes me think about how our brains works, deep interesting. Anna Sale you are brilliant and very inspiring i bow to you and the DSM team y'all are tooo dam great!!! thank you guys :)

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