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
    • 4.6 • 6.5K 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.

    Dead People Don't Have Any Secrets

    Dead People Don't Have Any Secrets

    Amanda's husband Sam had a lot of secrets, most of which she discovered after his death. That made grieving, and moving on, a lot more complicated.

    We're putting together an audio survival kit for listeners going through infertility. If you've struggled with infertility, tell us—what's helped you through it? Tell us about the things you've listened to, read, done or thought to yourself in a voice memo (please keep it to under a minute) and send it in 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. 

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

    • 27 min
    Your Infertility Stories Have Many Different Endings

    Your Infertility Stories Have Many Different Endings

    What happens when you hit speed bumps on the road to having kids? Today, your stories of IVF, IUI, adoption, choosing to not have kids and managing your expectations through it all. 

    We're putting together an audio survival kit for listeners going through infertility. If you've struggled with infertility, tell us—what's helped you through it? Tell us about the things you've listened to, read, done or thought to yourself in a voice memo (please keep it to under a minute) and send it in 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. 

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

    • 40 min
    "You Should Be Carrying This. Not Me."

    "You Should Be Carrying This. Not Me."

    Last year, a listener named Chloe had an unusual opportunity: to get on a Zoom call with the man who she says sexually assaulted her 10 years ago. 

    If you or someone you know is a sexual assault survivor and you're looking for resources, we've compiled some helpful ones here: https://bit.ly/3EEC91h

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter! 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. 

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

    • 34 min
    When A Banker Became A Nun

    When A Banker Became A Nun

    Sister Josephine Garrett grew up Baptist and worked her way up the corporate ladder—only to realize in her late 20s that she wanted to convert to Catholicism and become a nun. 

    Watch Anna's check-in with Sister Josephine earlier this year on our Instagram feed @deathsexmoney.

    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. 

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

    • 25 min
    Decision Fatigue Is Real. We Called For Backup.

    Decision Fatigue Is Real. We Called For Backup.

    Panelists Tayari Jones, John Paul Brammer, and Tara Ilsley share advice for listeners struggling with decision fatigue and weighing big moves, going back to school, caretaking, and more.

    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.

    • 59 min
    Financial Therapy: A Baby, And A Plan

    Financial Therapy: A Baby, And A Plan

    In Cora and Garrett's final financial therapy session with Amanda Clayman, they talk about seeing a financial advisor, and what they want to model for their child when it comes to money.

    Are you struggling to see eye to eye about money in your relationship? Text "financial therapy" to 70101 to learn about five principles of financial intimacy—qualities that can help build healthier relationships when it comes to money. You can also hear Amanda talk more about financial intimacy—and ways to build it in your own relationships—on the NPR podcast Life Kit. It's available wherever you listen, and at npr.org/lifekit.

    Financial Therapy with Amanda Clayman is a special series from Death, Sex & Money. Listen to past episodes at deathsexmoney.org/financialtherapy.

    If you or a loved one is in crisis, please reach out to the Crisis Text Line (Text TALK to 741741) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to talk to someone who can help. If you're struggling with debt or a gambling addiction, go to deathsexmoney.org/financialtherapy for additional resources.

    Sign up for our weekly Death, Sex & Money newsletter. 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.

    Tell us your reactions to our Financial Therapy series, or share your stories with us. Email us at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

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Practical action for audience

A wonderful foray into uncomfortable topics. You can feel Anna take a deep breathe before asking the interviewee to reveal another, deeper level of their emotions, motivations or fears. I particularly love that this podcast uses its platform to create resources by and for listeners with similar experiences.

toni_jean ,

Always a good listen

Anna is an excellent host who brings the best out of her guests. As a long time listener of this podcast, I keep coming back for the conversations about grief, connection, and human empathy.

Jami3119 ,

Does not live up to the name

I believe another reviewer suggested to just rename the show “Interviews with Anna Sale” and I totally agree. The show no longer lives up to its name. The episodes are not thought-provoking, deep, or impactful. I still follow the show in hopes of a good episode being released but that only happens once in a blue moon, unfortunately. I think they should completely rethink their content (their episodes when they first started out were great) or being in people that can do the show some justice. It’s been pretty dry for a while now. I hope that they can bring back the depth that they used to have.

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