151 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.

    What Our Teachers Are Carrying

    What Our Teachers Are Carrying

    Teachers across the country share their feelings about their profession, burnout, and how they're holding up at the end of another difficult pandemic school year.

    Hear more from Lillian in our episode "Skin Hunger: Part 1," here.

    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.

    • 31 min
    Maria Hinojosa on Partying, Partnership, and Her New Pulitzer

    Maria Hinojosa on Partying, Partnership, and Her New Pulitzer

    In honor of her Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting, I revisit my conversation with journalist Maria Hinojosa about building up her confidence in the world of media, and reaching a breaking point in her marriage that led her to reevaluate her priorities. Plus, I call Maria and she tells me about the significance of the award for her.

    Listen to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series Suave here.

    This episode includes a description of a rape.

    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.

    • 28 min
    How Much Climate Anxiety Helps?

    How Much Climate Anxiety Helps?

    I take a walk with Britt Wray who studies the mental health effects of climate change, and we talk about how she overcame debilitating climate dread without turning away from the crisis. 

    Do you want to lessen your climate anxiety while also helping the planet? Britt says, "It's a crucial step to find community with others who can stand in the fire with you, who get it, who will mirror and validate the concerns and will never say you're overreacting." Here are some resources she suggests:

    The Good Grief Network, modeled off of a 12-step program, hosts in-person meetings around climate anxiety and climate action. Conceivable Future hosts parties for people to talk about family planning in a warming world, and The All We Can Save Project offers a how-to guide on starting your own community talking group. Subscribe to Britt Wray's news letter Gen Dread, which is all about staying sane in the climate crisis. 


    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.

    • 32 min
    "There’s Never a Perfect Time to Say, 'I’m Blind'"

    "There’s Never a Perfect Time to Say, 'I’m Blind'"

    I talk with a listener named Fey about her deteriorating vision, how and when to disclose her disability, and she gets a pep talk from EDM singer Lachi.

    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.

    EVENT: Come sing along with me at a special sing-a-long karaoke party in honor of the paperback release of my book, Let's Talk About Hard Things. We'll drink, talk and SING about hard things in NYC on May 6, at 7pm at The Greene Space.

    • 33 min
    Anna Sale Introduces Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery

    Anna Sale Introduces Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery

    Anna talks with her WNYC colleague Nancy Solomon about her new podcast, Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery.

    New Jersey politics is not for the faint of heart. But the brutal killing of John and Joyce Sheridan, a prominent couple with personal ties to three governors, shocks even the most cynical operatives. The mystery surrounding the crime sends their son on a quest for truth. Dead End is a story of crime and corruption at the highest levels of society in the Garden State.

    EVENT: Come sing along with me at a special sing-a-long karaoke party in honor of the paperback release of my book, Let's Talk About Hard Things. We'll drink, talk and SING about hard things. 

    In San Francisco: on May 3rd, at 6:30pm at Manny's. Tickets HERE. 

    In NYC: On May 6, at 7pm at The Greene Space. Tickets HERE.

    • 5 min
    Siblinghood

    Siblinghood

    After hearing from more than 200 listeners about their siblings, it's clear that the people we spend our childhoods with aren't the easiest ones to act like adults toward. This episode first aired in 2015.

    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 any time at deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.

    EVENT: Come sing along with me at a special sing-a-long karaoke party in honor of the paperback release of my book, Let's Talk About Hard Things. We'll drink, talk and SING about hard things.

    In San Francisco: on May 3rd, at 6:30pm at Manny's.

    In NYC: On May 6, at 7pm at The Greene Space. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

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!

MagLoLex ,

Goodbye

Done

Dusty Tattoo ,

Interesting, Smart, Entertaining

Has a sociologist of culture and the economy, I find something intriguing in every episode. Thanks for the good work!

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