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
    • 4.4 • 37 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.

    "This Isn't Just About Abortion": What the End of Roe Means to You

    "This Isn't Just About Abortion": What the End of Roe Means to You

    Your reactions to the end of Roe, plus, a conversation with Mississippi-based reproductive justice activist Laurie Bertram Roberts about how their work has shifted, and what's remained the same.

    Over the years, we've featured many conversations about navigating change and uncertainty around sex, gender, and reproduction. Here are a few more we're thinking about right now, from Ellen Burstyn describing her pre-Roe illegal abortion, to Jane Fonda talking about her own gender identity confusion as she came of age. We did an episode about mistaken paternity and what makes someone a father, and we spent a day at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Brooklyn a few years back, where client after client told us about the varied health care they were getting there, including abortions. We also collected your funny, enlightening, and sometimes horrifying stories about your misfires when it came to what you were taught about sex in an episode called So Many Sex Ed Fails.

    As we all chart our way through changing circumstances, we're here to listen. Email us or send us a voice memo anytime at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    Follow our show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @deathsexmoney, and sign up for our newsletter at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter. Every Wednesday, we'll send you podcast listening recommendations, listener letters from our inbox and updates from the show.

    • 37 min
    Bottled Up: Your Stories About Alcohol

    Bottled Up: Your Stories About Alcohol

    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. Here's what you told us.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or seeking more information about alcohol consumption, check out these resources.

    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. 

    Support Death, Sex & Money today at deathsexmoney.org/donate.

    • 41 min
    The Highs and Lows of Being a Starbucks Union Organizer

    The Highs and Lows of Being a Starbucks Union Organizer

    The Starbucks union is having a moment. We talked to three workers in three different states about the victories and the very real consequences of going up against a multi-billion dollar company.

    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.

    • 29 min
    “No Call Goes Unanswered”: A Lifeline in Wyoming

    “No Call Goes Unanswered”: A Lifeline in Wyoming

    As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline becomes a 3-digit number, 988, I visit a call center in Wyoming, which had the highest suicide rate per capita in the US in 2020.

    If you or someone you love is at risk of harming themselves, or needs some help with mental health, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. After July 16, you can just dial ‘988.’

    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
    The Very Hot Marriage of Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts

    The Very Hot Marriage of Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts

    Actress Niecy Nash and her wife, R&B singer-songwriter Jessica Betts, tell me about falling in love, learning to live together during the pandemic, and taking their relationship public.

    Want to hear more Niecy? Listen to our 2017 episode, "Life in Our 20s: Advice from Niecy Nash, Alia Shawkat & Terri Coleman," or my 2015 interview with her for NPR's Fresh Air.

    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.

    • 37 min
    Cut Loose: Your Stories of Breaking Up

    Cut Loose: Your Stories of Breaking Up

    We asked for your stories about breakups. You told us about being left, doing the leaving, and the times when you're not exactly sure what happened.

    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 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!

ClareEgan ,

Makes me laugh, cry, think

Always interesting insights into huge range of stories.

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