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 • 6.9K 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.

    Gabrielle Union Completes Herself

    Gabrielle Union Completes Herself

    The actor talks about having agency over her body, her relationships and her career, even as she lives with the trauma of sexual assault and infertility. 

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out a note from Anna, fascinating listener 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.

    • 35 min
    Margo Price After Cheating and Drinking

    Margo Price After Cheating and Drinking

    The country musician talks candidly about loss—of a generational family farm and the death of her newborn—and coping with infidelity and an abusive relationship with alcohol. 

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out a note from Anna, fascinating listener 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.

    • 33 min
    Your Estrangement Calls Answered Live

    Your Estrangement Calls Answered Live

    This week, we bring our estrangement series to an end with a live call-in show co-hosted by Anna Sale and WNYC’s Kai Wright, host of the Notes from America podcast. Kai and Anna heard from listeners all around the country about how stark disagreements — particularly around politics and key values — led to estrangement with families, long-time friends and also long-time romantic relationships. Plus, Rebecca Martinez Fitzgerald, a therapist based in Durham, North Carolina, offered advice on how to move forward.

    If you’re living with estrangement, check out some of our listener recommendations on what’s helped, and listen to Kai’s show, Notes from America, wherever you get podcasts or on WNYC's YouTube channel.

    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.

    • 37 min
    From Fan to Friend: The Unlikely Friendship Between Pico Iyer and Leonard Cohen

    From Fan to Friend: The Unlikely Friendship Between Pico Iyer and Leonard Cohen

    Pico Iyer, author of "The Half-Known Life," reflects on deliberately walking away from his dream job, his decades-long friendship with Leonard Cohen, and surrendering to the unknown.

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out a note from Anna, fascinating listener 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.

    • 31 min
    Why the Creators of "Everything Everywhere All At Once" Treat Their Partnership Like a Marriage

    Why the Creators of "Everything Everywhere All At Once" Treat Their Partnership Like a Marriage

    Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known as Daniels, on their friendship, learning to play to their strengths, and making their hit film Everything Everywhere All At Once.

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out a note from Anna, fascinating listener 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
    Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp Talk About Their Divorce, Anxiety, and Slowing Down

    Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp Talk About Their Divorce, Anxiety, and Slowing Down

    The co-creators of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On talk about collaborating while getting divorced, navigating grief, and finding joy in the everyday.

    Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out a note from Anna, fascinating listener 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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

stuckonthisstep ,

Reality seen through her heart’s perspective

Anna Sale, how wonderful to hear your courageous, tender presence as you ask those perfect questions. You are so kindly receptive, your guests can speak of painful truths…in your good company. And ours. Been thirsty for this.
I’m often with people as they die. Threshold singer, death midwife. So grateful you’re modeling the honest depth of essential conversations. People die lonely otherwise.

Deborah Penner ,

Estrangement episodes

Loved these recent shows. You might discuss another form of severe estrangement, one with life-altering consequences for children, one parent, and often that parent’s entire extended family—the estrangement of Parent Alienation.

Dustsup ,

Briefly good

The shows about estrangement were great but now we’re back to random interviews with minor celebrities.

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