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 • 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, On the Media, The Experiment, The New Yorker Radio Hour and many others.

    When Grief Doesn't Move In Stages

    When Grief Doesn't Move In Stages

    Radiolab producer Rachael Cusick talks together with her grandmother about their shared loss, and about their experiences with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief.

    Listen to Rachael's Radiolab episode "The Queen of Dying," about the story and legacy of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

    And read Rachael Cusick's Modern Love essay for The New York Times, about her relationship with her grandmother. 

    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. And don't forget to follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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

    • 32 min
    Doree Shafrir On The Out Of Control IVF Train

    Doree Shafrir On The Out Of Control IVF Train

    I talk with the writer about going through fertility treatments in her late 30s, and why being "on the IVF train" made her get more comfortable with situations out of her control. 

    Have you had to jump through medical or legal hoops to start a family? Tell us the moment you realized that becoming a parent was going to be more difficult than you expected. Send in an email or voice memo to deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    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. And don't forget to follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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

    • 41 min
    When Indie Rockers Become Full-Time Caregivers

    When Indie Rockers Become Full-Time Caregivers

    When musician Johnny Solomon hit rock bottom, he turned to his mom for help. As his mom's health declines, he and his wife—and bandmate—move in with her to reciprocate. 

    Check out our podcast playlist roundup of recent audio recommendations from our newsletter here. And if you're not already subscribed to our newsletter, sign up! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org.

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

    • 28 min
    A Teen Musician Is Ready For His Solo. His Mom Is Not.

    A Teen Musician Is Ready For His Solo. His Mom Is Not.

    Miguel Llapa's mother was told her son wouldn't live past age 2 because of a health condition. Now, he's going to college — and yearns for independence on his own terms. 

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

    Check out our Game Changer series conversation with BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe here. 

    If you're new here, check out our starter kit of some of our favorite episodes. And subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org.

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

    • 32 min
    "The Lying Stops Now": Your Hardest Conversations

    "The Lying Stops Now": Your Hardest Conversations

    Talking with kids about death. Telling family that you've fallen in love with a man in prison. Breaking up with a longtime friend. Today: the hardest conversations you've ever had.

    If you've got a hard conversation that you've been waiting to have, and need a push to do it, we want to hear about it for an upcoming series we're working on. Send a voice memo or an email to deathsexmoney@wnyc.org. 

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

    If you're new here, check out our starter kit of some of our favorite episodes. And subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org.

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

    • 27 min
    Michelle Zauner's Joy Is Rooted In Vengeance

    Michelle Zauner's Joy Is Rooted In Vengeance

    The Japanese Breakfast musician talks about writing her memoir, Crying in H Mart, why she's moving on from making art about grief and loss, and what's bringing her joy these days.

    Listen to Japanese Breakfast's latest album, "Jubilee," here, and check out her Crying in H Mart Spotify playlist here.

    Are you new to our show? Check out our starter kit of some of our favorite episodes. And subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org.

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

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

    • 34 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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