Death, Sex & Money

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 the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.

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      Tayari Jones on Frills and Freedom


      The bestselling author of An American Marriage talks about writing her own rules for adulthood.

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      Your Student Loan Updates


      Thousands paid off. Cuts to the beauty budget. A foster daughter. Our listeners share what's happened since appearing in our student loans episodes last year.

      Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, if you haven't already. Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

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      When 'Daddy Dates' Pay The Bills


      A 22-year-old who calls herself a “professional sugar baby” explains why she goes on dates with much older men for money—and why the men don’t always think of her as a sex worker.

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       2018-04-18  25m
       
       

      A Son, A Mother, and Two Gun Crimes


      Dwayne Betts committed a carjacking when he was 16 years old. For his mom, Gloria Hill, it was just the first in a series of events in her life involving a gun.

      Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, if you haven't already. Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

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       2018-04-04  27m
       
       

      15 Years Later, An Iraq Veteran Looks Back


      Thom Tran was grazed by a bullet four days into his deployment in Iraq in 2003. He's spent the last 15 years figuring out what that moment means for him going forward.

      Death, Sex & Money is talking about masculinity! If you identify as a man, we want to know: what's the most confusing thing about being a man right now? Email us: men@deathsexmoney.org

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       2018-03-21  23m
       
       

      From Indie Rockers to Full-Time Caregivers


      When musician Johnny Solomon hit rock bottom, he turned to his mom for help. Now, as his mom's health declines, he and his wife—and bandmate—have moved in with her to reciprocate. 

      Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, if you haven't already. Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating letters from our inbox and updates from the show. Sign up at deathsexmoney.org/newsletter.

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       2018-03-14  28m
       
       

      Sharing DNA, and Nothing Else


      Amy took a mail-in DNA test to find out more about her genealogy...and learned more than she bargained for.

      Help us build the Death, Sex & Money starter kit! Go to deathsexmoney.org/starterkit and tell us your favorite episodes of the show. We'll enter you in a raffle to win a Skype karaoke session with Anna!

      Did you know we have a weekly email newsletter for the Death, Sex & Money community? Every Wednesday we send out podcast listening recommendations, fascinating l...


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       2018-02-28  23m
       
       

      Lena Waithe Says Have a Dream... and a Sponsor


      The actor and writer is having a big year—but it took a lot of work, patience, and some financial help from her mom to get here.

      Check out the newest addition to our Opportunity Costs series: our class pride and shame website! See what your fellow listeners feel pride and shame about when it comes to their current class status, and add your feelings to the mix. 

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       2018-02-21  22m
       
       

      After Suicides, a Texas Veterinary Community Opens Up


      Veterinary medicine has a suicide rate that's one of the highest in the healthcare profession. For the veterinary community in Dallas, those statistics hit home last year.

      If you’re considering suicide, or are worried about someone who might be, please get help. We’ve compiled a list of resources here. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 and is open 24 hours a day.

      This piece was produced in partnership with the Dallas Morning News. See their photogr...


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       2018-02-07  32m
       
       

      Opportunity Costs: I Never Felt Inferior


      Ernie Major self-identifies as "socially lower middle class, economically a bit better than that." But he also says status has never been something he paid much attention to. 

      This episode is part of our series Opportunity Costs: Money and Class in America. All this week we're bringing you five conversations about the moments in life when you've felt your class status the most, in collaboration with our partners at BuzzFeed News. Find out more at ...


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       2018-01-26  22m