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Death, Sex & Money

A Sex, Society and Culture podcast featuring Anna Sale
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Sarah Smarsh & Nick Smarsh: Are You Different Than Me?
The bestselling author and Kansan talks with her dad about what happens when you grow up believing the hard way is the best way, and then cross over into a different class.  This episode is part of our 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup of guest hosted sh…
Mahershala Ali & Rafael Casal: Envy Is A Hell Of A Drug
The Oscar-winning actor interviews the co-creator of one of his favorite movies of 2018, Blindspotting, about his childhood as a "knucklehead" in the Bay Area, finding a creative partner, and avoiding jealousy. This episode is part of our 2019 Mate…
Alia Shawkat & Esther Perel: Life In Our 30s, And 60s
The last time Alia Shawkat was on the show, she was offering advice about being in your 20s. Now she's back, this time, getting advice about her 30s from therapist Esther Perel.  This episode is part of our 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup of guest host…
Tressie McMillan Cottom & Trevor Noah: Optimistic and Depressed
The Daily Show host says he sometimes struggles to get out of bed. But he's comfortable saying that with a smile.  This episode is part of our 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup of guest hosted shows while our regular host, Anna Sale, is out on leave. Are…
Al Letson & Nikole Hannah-Jones: Sensitive, Not Scared
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones self-describes as "super sensitive." But that's not the same thing as being scared. This episode is part of our 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup of guest hosted shows while our regular host, Anna Sale, is out on leave. Are…
Jason Isbell & Will Welch: Somebody Needs Me
The Nashville singer-songwriter and the editor-in-chief of GQ Magazine sit down together to talk about their close friendship, Will's recent cancer diagnosis, expensive risk-taking, and their shared sobriety. This episode is part of our 2019 Matern…
Damon Young & Kiese Laymon: The "Good Dude" Closet
The writers on why the label covers a multitude of sins. Don't forget to 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 …
John Cameron Mitchell & Marilyn Maye: I Will Survive
The actor and Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator talks with 91-year-old cabaret singing legend Marilyn Maye about love affairs, alcoholism and their hopes and fears about aging.  Please give to our spring fundraising campaign and keep Death, Sex & M…
Lisa Ling & Awkwafina: Shut Up, Let Me Shine
The Crazy Rich Asians actor talks with guest host Lisa Ling about how Bambi helped her process her mom's death, and why she has no qualms about turning down offers to do high-paying panty liner commercials. The Death, Sex & Money community is a vib…
The 2019 Maternity Leave Lineup
For the next few months, some of our favorite past Death, Sex & Money guests—and some new folks, too—are taking a turn in the host chair and interviewing the people they're most curious about. Among them: Journalist Lisa Ling talks with rapper and …
A Father and Daughter Talk About Layoffs
We asked for your stories about being laid off. A listener named Stephanie wrote in about her dad.  Take our survey about losing a job by going to deathsexmoney.org/laidoff. And find advice from other listeners about how to handle a layoff by texti…
Daniel K. Isaac Is Opting For The Gray Area
As a teen, Daniel K. Isaac fought his sexuality. But accepting that part of himself as an adult has meant finding new, complicated ways of relating to his mother. Please give to support Death, Sex & Money. If we get 150 new supporters by April 30th…
José Andrés Googled ‘How To Be A Father’
José Andrés is at the helm of more than a dozen restaurants and is famous for his humanitarian work. But when it comes to parenting, he says he's often felt less than confident.  Apply for our Summer 2019 internship in New York! Applications are du…
When We Sent Our Son Away
Diane Gill Morris moved her whole family, including her two young adult sons who have autism, into a house she thought they'd live in forever. Then one of her sons had a violent outburst, throwing everything into question. Have you been laid off? T…
Autism Isn't What I Signed Up For
When we posted an article on Facebook about deciding to have children, Diane Gill Morris told us, "If someone had told me this is what it’d be like, I never would have had kids." Look out for an update from Diane tomorrow, about what's happened sin…
How Nikki Giovanni Finally Learned To Cry
The legendary poet talks with host Anna Sale in front of a live audience about standing up to her father, surviving breast and lung cancer, and why she now cries "over any damn thing."  Have you ever been laid off? We want to hear about it—how you …
Let's Talk About Porn Again
We're revisiting our most-listened to episode ever, about porn. Your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely. We're sharing this episode as part of our month-l…
How Do You Bring Up Your STI?
If you have an STI, we've got an assignment for you. Send your voice memos to deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.
Sexually Transmitted Secrets
STI rates are on the rise. But when we asked our listeners to tell us their stories about having an STI, what we heard about was how alone it makes you feel.  This episode is part of our month-long series called Our Sex (Mis)Educations. Find the en…
So Many Sex Ed Fails
You have a limited number of orgasms in life. Your penis will fall off if you get an infection. Kissing will get you pregnant. We asked you to share your "sex ed fails"—and you all had a lot to say.  This episode is part of our month-long series ca…
I Wanted To Be A "Good Girl"
Andrea grew up attending an evangelical church in Texas, where she was taught to abstain from sex until marriage and keep herself sexually "pure." That early sex education—and her decision to have premarital sex anyway—had long-lasting impact, well…
When A Banker Was Called To The Convent
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.  It's the end of the year, and we need you — yes, YOU! — to keep Death, …
I Married A Dreamer During The Trump Presidency
Vanessa never thought much about the immigration process until she fell in love with Freddy, whose legal status in the U.S. is now in jeopardy. Your year-end donation of $75 combined with the support of other listeners will really help us plan for …
Married, Paralyzed and Moving On
A couple reflects on the big strides they've made together since a cycling accident left one of them paralyzed two years ago—and on the things they still need to face.  Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast l…
John Green Thinks Adulthood is Underrated
YA author John Green has built his career on his ability to connect with young fans—but in his own lowest moments, the isolation he's felt has been all-consuming. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter! Every Wednesday we send out podcast listeni…
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Podcast Details
Started
May 5th, 2014
Latest Episode
Jun 5th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
202
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes
Explicit
No

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