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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, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death, Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
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    • Relationships
    • 4.4, 35 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, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Nancy, Death, Sex & Money, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
© WNYC Studios

    This Senator Saved My Love Life

    This Senator Saved My Love Life

    A story about what Alan Simpson, an expert on the federal deficit, taught me about love—and how it changed everything.

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

    And stay in touch with us! Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Plus, we'll send you audio recommendations, letters from our inbox and a note from Anna. Join the Death, Sex & Money community and subscribe today.

    • 26 min
    What Keeps Wendell Pierce Up At Night

    What Keeps Wendell Pierce Up At Night

    While spending the pandemic with his 95-year-old father in New Orleans, the actor is thinking hard about family and parenthood. 

    Are you a new listener? Welcome! Check out our starter kit, which includes some of our favorite episodes of the show. It includes profiles of people like Bill Withers and Ellen Burstyn, stories about how race and class come up in our relationships, and some of our past series — like In New Orleans, which profiled five people who lived in the city during and after Hurricane Katrina. 

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

    And stay in touch with us! Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Plus, we'll send you audio recommendations, letters from our inbox and a note from Anna. Join the Death, Sex & Money community and subscribe today.

    • 31 min
    Rent Is Due Tomorrow

    Rent Is Due Tomorrow

    Today is July 31st—which means that for many people, rent is due tomorrow. But we know from watching recent data that a lot of people won't be able to pay by that deadline. According to a recent survey, nearly a third of Americans were late on their housing payments in July—or missed them altogether. And other research suggests that as many as 23 million renting families are at risk of losing their housing by October. That's 20% of all renters in the U.S. 

    So if you’re worrying about how and if you're going to be able to stay in your place, we want to hear from you. If you’re managing to make rent, but it’s tight, what tradeoffs are you making to be able to pay? And if you think you might need to leave your place because of money, where do you think you might go? Tell us what’s going on for you by the end of the weekend. Record a voice memo and send it to us by Sunday night, at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 1 min
    Books We Love: A Big Conversation About "Big Friendship"

    Books We Love: A Big Conversation About "Big Friendship"

    Authors, podcasters and longtime friends Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow on friendship therapists, awkward spa weekends and why the word "bestie" just doesn't cut it. 

    You can watch the video of this live conversation here, thanks to our friends at The Greene Space. And don't miss the first conversation in this series, featuring writer Michael Arceneaux. You can watch it here or listen to it here.

    To find out about the next conversation in our "Books We Love" series, and to get more recommendations from the Death, Sex & Money team, subscribe to our newsletter.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Bobby Berk Became A Boss

    How Bobby Berk Became A Boss

    "I failed a lot, you know, I made a lot of wrong decisions. I just, I never let my failures end it." 

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

    And stay in touch with us! Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Plus, we'll send you audio recommendations, letters from our inbox and a note from Anna. Join the Death, Sex & Money community and subscribe today.

    • 29 min
    A Widow’s Guide To Grieving

    A Widow’s Guide To Grieving

    "My therapist told me that it was okay to be mad at him for dying, whether or not it's rational. Because nothing about this is logical or makes sense." 

    Looking for more Death, Sex & Money conversations about grief and loss? Check out our playlist here. 

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

    And stay in touch with us! Sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Plus, we'll send you audio recommendations, letters from our inbox and a note from Anna. Join the Death, Sex & Money community and subscribe today.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

thejackanory ,

One of my favourite shows, hands down

I’ve listened to this show since the beginning (apologies that it took so long to write a review), and it’s honestly one of the best podcasts there is.
Anna is so kind and compassionate, and the questioning seems so natural. It’s like hearing a conversation between friends.

Cecile_mtl ,

Awesomeness

This podcast is great, the host is very sweet and interesting and looks at every subject with an open mindedness that is inspiring, i love the stories and subjects, highly recommend!

Clare Herbert ,

Makes me laugh, cry, think

Always interesting insights into huge range of stories.

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