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.

Death, Sex & Money WNYC Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 6.7K 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.

    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
    What's Going On With Student Loans?

    What's Going On With Student Loans?

    We took some of your burning student loan questions to our favorite expert on the topic, Betsy Mayotte, president of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors.

    If you have a question that was not answered in this episode, you can contact Betsy by going to her website where you can also find all sorts of helpful resources, like a guide to forgiveness, and where to start when thinking about a repayment plan. 

    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.

    • 39 min
    "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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

BTPinSC ,

Great content

I consistently get useful information from DSM. The recent Fed Loan episode was so helpful to me and thousands of others!

cdr1242 ,

Love episodes about relationships

Love the episodes with the panelists and advice columnists giving feedback, as well as the eps that are focused on real people and relationships. Thank you for actually including queer people struggling with things in your episodes, feel kind of amazed to hear actual queer relationships be mentioned in a variety of different ways instead of just once and then never again. Also I loved the siblinghood episode that featured someone who had a sibling that she did not want to be in touch with, and the difficulties and complex and generous feelings she shared with coming to terms with that. I feel comforted by the stories that don’t “end well” and hearing from how people deal with that. Truly appreciate your show and the people you bring on (less interested in the celeb episodes but who cares! It’s a podcast and I can pick and choose what I want 💓). Thank you to Anna and all the producers and people behind the scenes who make this show happen!

redesdale ,

Better editing, please

Easily half of every episode is indulgently unedited clips of Anna laughing, and laughing, and laughing in a way that, though it probably isn’t, sounds intentional and forced as a compliment to the guest. She can’t just chuckle, she has to laugh for 10 seconds straight, and they keep it in the episode. At this point, it’s distracting. Misophonia folks beware this chuckle porn.

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