149 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
    • 4.7 • 6.4K 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.

    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
    Mahershala Ali & Rafael Casal: Envy Is A Hell Of A Drug

    Mahershala Ali & Rafael Casal: Envy Is A Hell Of A Drug

    In this guest hosted episode, the Oscar-winning actor interviews the Blindspotting co-creator about growing up a "knucklehead," finding a creative partner, and avoiding jealousy.

    This episode was part of our 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup. Find all of our past guest hosted episodes at deathsexmoney.org.

    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.

    • 33 min
    Alison Bechdel On Menopause, Mortality and Punching Pennies

    Alison Bechdel On Menopause, Mortality and Punching Pennies

    The graphic novelist on hot flashes and self-loathing, loss and grief, and one painful punching bag. 

    Are you new to our show? Welcome! Make sure you subscribe in your podcast player, and check out our Starter Kit. It's filled with our favorite episodes and with information about how to join our community. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Support our work at deathsexmoney.org/donate. And sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Subscribe today.

    • 33 min
    A Former Pro Climber On Enduring Chronic Illness

    A Former Pro Climber On Enduring Chronic Illness

    Former pro rock climber Mason Earle's career ended in 2018, when he was diagnosed with the chronic illness ME/CFS. He now spends most of his time in bed, and in a series of three phone calls, he reflects on his career and adjusting to life with a disability.

    Are you new to our show? Welcome! Make sure you subscribe in your podcast player, and check out our Starter Kit. It's filled with our favorite episodes and with information about how to join our community. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Support our work at deathsexmoney.org/donate. And sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Subscribe today.

    • 52 min
    Strictly, Entirely On The Fence About Having A Kid

    Strictly, Entirely On The Fence About Having A Kid

    A self-described "fiery ball of ambition," Avery Trufelman of The Cut podcast wonders how she'll know whether or not she wants to have a kid.

    Are you new to our show? Welcome! Make sure you subscribe in your podcast player, and check out our Starter Kit. It's filled with our favorite episodes and with information about how to join our community. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Support our work at deathsexmoney.org/donate. And sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Subscribe today. 

    • 39 min
    Where Noel and Anna's Hot Girl Summer Went Wrong

    Where Noel and Anna's Hot Girl Summer Went Wrong

    I talk with my friend and colleague Noel King about getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations in my personal life, and why she thinks my brain is a "little bit different."

    Are you new to our show? Welcome! Make sure you subscribe in your podcast player, and check out our Starter Kit. It's filled with our favorite episodes and with information about how to join our community. 

    Hear more from Noel King on Death, Sex & Money, in the episode she reported about reparations to Chicago police torture victims, and in our conversation together about workplace harassment, including at WNYC. 

    We're still collecting your stories about the hardest conversations you've ever had. Send us a a voice memo or an email: deathsexmoney@wnyc.org. 

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Support our work at deathsexmoney.org/donate. And sign up for our newsletter and we'll keep you up to date about what's happening behind the scenes at Death, Sex & Money. Subscribe today. 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

Mia and Michelle ,

Love Anna’s voice!

I just discovered this podcast and I’m binging! Anna is a fantastic narrator! I love the juicy episodes about sex and money and topics that are often considered taboo. Love when people confess things- so interesting!!! Bring more juicy content!

Lyndaathome ,

Phony

Anna, or I guess she would probably refer to herself as “they”, is is “over the top” into PC language. Just hard to listen to over & over. I tried, I’m done. Don’t waste your time.

Austen Dickens ,

Like...like...

I’d really wanted to hear the content, but it’s hard for me to get past that superlative “like...”every sentence. It degrades the content and intelligence credibility of the journalist.

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