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Death, Sex & Money

Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.

Anna Sale explores the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.

 

#430

This Senator Saved My Love Life

In this special Valentine’s Day episode, Anna revisits a conversation she had with former Senator Al Simpson and his wife Ann, who provided some much-needed relationship advice at a crucial moment in Anna’s life.  Death, Sex & Money is now produced by Slate! To support us and our colleagues, please sign up for our membership program, [Slate Plus] (http://slate.com/dsmplus) ! Members get ad-free podcasts, bonus content on lots of Slate shows, and full access to all the articles on Slate.com. Sign up today at slate.com/dsmplus.   And if you’re new to the show, welcome. We’re so glad you’re here. Find us and follow us on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/?hl=en) and you can find Anna's newsletter at annasale.substack.com. Our new email address, where you can reach us with voice memos, pep talks, questions, critiques, is [deathsexmoney@slate.com] (mailto:deathsexmoney@slate.com) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

30 MINS

30:50

14 Feb 2024


#429

Life After Death: News About the Future of Death, Sex & Money!

Hear about the new life for Death, Sex & Money, with new episodes coming soon! In the meantime, [subscribe to Anna's newsletter here] (https://annasale.substack.com/) to keep in touch and help shape this new era of the show. And [tell us your favorite Death, Sex & Money episodes in a review on Apple Podcasts] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/death-sex-money/id870688022) to help new listeners get to know us as all our archives move to our new home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jan 2024

04 MINS

04:06

11 Jan 2024


#428

Four Interviews and a Funeral

When we heard that Death, Sex, & Money was coming to an end at WNYC, we decided there was only one thing to do: throw ourselves an in-person goodbye celebration. In this week’s episode, you’ll hear audio from “Four Interviews and a Funeral,” a show we hosted at [Caveat] (https://caveat.nyc/) in Manhattan. In it, Anna talks to past guests, like comedian [Chris Gethard] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/cult-comedy-heroes-have-pay-bills-too) , [Lawrence] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/headline-stays-static-even-life-transforms) and [Ronnine Bartley] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/ronnine-bartley-death-sex-money) , mover [Adonis Williams] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/new-york-city-mover-who-carries-more-your-boxes-death-sex-money) , and NYC’s subway voice, [Bernie Wagenblast] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/bernie-wagenblast-nyc-subway-death-sex-money) about their experiences with endings and life transitions. Also, actress [Ellen Burstyn] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/ellen-burstyn-90-today-death-sex-money) reads a poem, Anna gives a eulogy for the show, and [The Outer Borough Brass Band] (http://www.outerborobrass.com/) plays us home.  Read more about the event in The New Yorker [here] (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/podcast-dept/a-podcast-memorial-service) , and [sign up for Anna’s new newsletter  ] (https://annasale.substack.com/) where you can read her weekly musings, hear from other listeners, and get updates about the future of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Dec 2023

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:38

27 Dec 2023


#427

Your Inheritance Stories: When Death, Family and Money Mix

Over the past few months, we’ve been collecting your stories about inheritance, from those who have it and those who don’t. You told us about when inheritance was a surprise, when it felt like a control tactic, a safety net, an expression of love, or an opportunity to redistribute generational wealth.  In this episode, Anna talks to four people about their inheritance experiences: Gwynn, who is grappling with whether or not to faithfully execute her mother’s will, and cut her sister out; Trevor, who received inheritance from his father and, with it, a mystery about how long his father had been planning his death; and Anna talks to two young people who want to give away their inherited wealth to social causes, despite some opposition from family members. Want to learn more about the nonprofit Resource Generation? Check out their [website here] (https://resourcegeneration.org/) . And here's the link to sign up to Anna's newsletter: [https://annasale.substack.com/] (https://annasale.substack.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Dec 2023

44 MINS

44:48

20 Dec 2023


#426

Meshell Ndegeocello Thinks Authenticity is Unsustainable

Meshell Ndegeocello has been a working musician since she was a teenager. She’s probably best known for her biggest hit to date, “ [Wild Night,] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nPPRQeTxTY) ” a Van Morrison cover she recorded with John Mellancamp back in 1994. Meshell is 55 now and just put out her 11th solo album, “ [The Omnichord Real Book] (https://store.bluenote.com/products/meshell-ndegeocello-the-omnichord-real-book) ,” her first in five years. The album started as a kind of personal pandemic project before she decided to share it with the world, and it’s now been nominated for a Best Alternative Jazz Album Grammy award. When Anna spoke with Meshell, she was just back from a quick European tour, and they talked about what it was like for her to grow up in the 70s and 80s in the Washington D.C. area, surrounded by music, and how she found the bass, her main instrument, by chance (and with a little help from Prince.) In this episode, Meshell shares how her life with music has evolved through the years, what she’s learned to let go of – as a performer, as a mother and a daughter – and how the ‘musical transmissions’ that she receives help her stay grounded and present to who she really is, moment to moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

37 MINS

37:52

13 Dec 2023


#425

Productive Discomfort: A Job Training Program for Single Moms That Centers Mental Health

Hannah is 34, has two kids, and lives in Casper, Wyoming, where she was born and raised. Hannah’s been working in construction for 3 years, ever since she graduated from [ Climb Wyoming’s 12 week job training program] (https://climbwyoming.org/) , where she earned her commercial drivers license.  Climb Wyoming has been around for more than 36 years and helps single moms like Hannah gain financial independence and stability by teaching them the specific skills that are needed to get hired for local jobs. These are jobs that have a path for advancement, and can help get the moms out of poverty, like commercial truck driving for Hannah, or, for a mom named Kendra, becoming a bank teller at a bank in her small town.  But Climb Wyoming also provides mental health and emotional support—among the moms and from the staff. This is key in helping moms like Hannah, who dropped out of school when she was 16 because of crippling anxiety. Anna talks with Hannah about finding a sense of belonging and how Climb gave her the tools to stay present in moments of stress. Anna also talks with Climb leaders, Katie Hogarty and Molly Kruger, about why centering mental health is crucial to the success of their program, and to 24-year-old mom, Kendra, who shares one of the most valuable lessons she learned at Climb: “We had a saying that says, ‘They hire you for your hard skills, but they fire you for your soft skills.’” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Dec 2023

31 MINS

31:52

06 Dec 2023


#424

Maria Bamford on the Lucrative Nature of Oversharing

Maria Bamford is a comedian and actress who you may know from her standup specials, her Netflix show [Lady Dynamite] (https://www.netflix.com/title/80046193) , or [her 2020 interview with Anna on our show] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/maria-bamford-death-sex-money?tab=summary) . She’s just released a book called, [Sure I’ll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere] (https://bookshop.org/p/books/sure-i-ll-join-your-cult-a-memoir-of-mental-illness-and-the-quest-to-belong-anywhere-maria-bamford/19749037?gclid=CjwKCAiAvJarBhA1EiwAGgZl0PB9d00zjZi5hyRPoUopHGqJlVp6Y3NChQq4tz8sxRIJ2GJwYNl-7xoCveoQAvD_BwE) . In this new conversation, recorded live from the stage of City Arts & Lectures in San Francisco, Maria and Anna discuss some of the themes and stories that she writes about in her memoir, including her experience of hospitalization, advocating for herself at work, and her relationship with her parents, before and after their deaths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Nov 2023

41 MINS

41:11

29 Nov 2023


#423

Underdogs, Training Montages and Buzzer-Beaters: When Sports Movies Got You Through It

With their underdog-against-all-odds-redemption stories and epic training montages, sports movies can be the best source of support when we’re deep in the toughest moments in our lives. Earlier this year, when our executive producer, Liliana Maria, found herself surrounded by cancer and death in her close circle of family and friends, she turned to the Michael B. Jordan movie, Creed III, to help her keep going. She kept repeating Adonis Creed’s mantra to herself each day: “One step at a time, one punch at a time, one round at a time.”  In this week's episode, hosted by Liliana Maria, we share your stories about sports movies like Hoosiers, Whip It, Brittany Runs A Marathon and Cool Runnings, which have accompanied you when you needed them most. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Nov 2023

34 MINS

34:09

22 Nov 2023


#422

In Our Marriage, Psychosis Comes and Goes

When Giulia Lukach had her first manic episode, it seemed to come out of nowhere. She was in her late twenties, and had been married to her husband, Mark, for three years. “For him it was just so new because I’ve always been the happy girl,” Giulia told Anna in an interview in 2015. Her psychosis was dark and intense.“ The only thing she could talk about was the devil and that she needed to protect the world because the devil was inside her,” Mark said in their 2015 interview. In 2023, Mark and Giulia sat down with Anna again. In the intervening years, they had a second child, and after years without Giulia having a manic episode, they thought they were in the clear. “We had this quasi-pseudo-science theory that maybe by sharing our story with the world, that was becoming this like protective barrier,” Mark told Anna. In this episode, you’ll hear parts of the couple’s original 2015 conversation, and how their outlook has changed since, both in how they treat each other, and how they deal with the unknown. “I have been to war with myself and with my mind many times,” Giulia said, “knowing that my episodes can come at any moment – that's like high anxiety for me – and so I literally live in the moment now. I only live in today.” Also, side note: Will you be in New York City on Saturday, December 9th at 12:30pm? Come to a Death, Sex, & Money live event at Caveat, a cabaret on the Lower East Side, to celebrate the show’s run at WNYC. We’re calling it Four Interviews and a Funeral. Join Anna, the team, special guests, and dance along to live music. [Tickets are available here] (https://caveat.nyc/events/anna-sale-presents-four-interviews-and-a-funeral-12-9-2023) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Nov 2023

35 MINS

35:24

15 Nov 2023


#421

Raphael Saadiq: Music Was My Therapy. It Had To Be.

This fall, Tony! Toni! Toné! is on tour for the first time in twenty years. Raphael Saadiq's career took off as a member of the R&B trio —a group whose music taught Anna, a pre-teen at the time, a thing or two about romance and sexiness. Raphael left the group in the mid-'90s, launching a successful solo career and co-writing and producing music with everyone from Solange and Mary J. Blige to John Legend and D'Angelo.  This week, we revisit Anna’s 2019 conversation with Raphael about how he's dealt with family deaths over the years, paying off his studio, and what his love life looks like today, in his 50s.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Nov 2023

28 MINS

28:30

08 Nov 2023


#420

An End of Life Doctor’s Shocking Loss

Dr. Bonnie Chen is no stranger to grief. The majority of her patients are facing a terminal illness and, as a palliative care doctor, her job is to help ease their symptoms. “It's a different kind of satisfaction than being able to fix someone or cure someone,” Bonnie told Anna, and she found pride in being able to offer comfort and have hard conversations about pain and about death, “I just always cherished that moment.”  And then, in the summer of 2022 her 16-month old son, Benji, died suddenly, and Bonnie found herself thrust on the other side of the medical system, and bowled over by her own deep grief. In this episode, Bonnie talks about how Benji’s death has changed the way she thinks about her job and how she talks to patients. Read an essay Bonnie wrote for The San Francisco Chronicle titled, [“As a doctor, I thought I was familiar with death. Until it came for my son.”] (https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/i-see-clearly-now-a-note-grieving-patient-17855111.php) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Nov 2023

29 MINS

29:36

01 Nov 2023


#419

Married With No Kids and a Ranching Business with No Heirs

Albert and Sue Sommers met, fell in love and got married in their 40s. Albert is a rancher whose family has worked the same land in Pinedale, Wyoming for over 100 years, and Sue is a writer and multimedia artist who grew up in New Jersey. Since they married later in life and don’t have kids, that raised big questions about what would happen to Albert’s family ranch once they were gone.  Ranching is a tough business, and the Sommers family land is in a part of Wyoming where property values have soared as very wealthy people have moved in. That increases development pressure to turn that land into cash. In 2010, Albert and his family decided on [a different, novel path] (https://www.sommersranch.com/conservation) that both preserved the Sommers’ family land from development and enabled them to pass the business to a young neighbor who’s no relation.  Albert and Sue tell Anna about how they got together and took on these big family decisions, and despite their offering differing opinions, how they “continue the conversation.”    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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Oct 2023

38 MINS

38:43

25 Oct 2023


#418

Jonathan Goldstein, Heavy Weights, and What We Owe Old Friends

This week, we are very excited to introduce you all to one of our favorite podcasts: [Heavyweight] (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/heavyweight) , hosted by Jonathan Goldstein. First, Jonathan chats with Anna about the art of asking difficult questions, why he loves awkward phone calls, and the emotional power of deadlines. Then, we're playing the first episode of Heavyweight’s new season. In it, Jonathan finds out his childhood best friend is dying, and though they haven't spoken in years, Jonathan and Lenny begin nightly phone calls.  New episodes of Heavyweight are available every Thursday through the end of the year — listen wherever you get your podcasts.  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org.] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Oct 2023

49 MINS

49:58

18 Oct 2023


#417

Feeling Lost or Stuck? Try Craigslist, says John Wilson.

The filmmaker behind HBO’s How To with John Wilson shares how his hobbies, like checking Craigslist ads obsessively, make him feel more deeply connected. 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Oct 2023

25 MINS

25:21

11 Oct 2023


#416

A New York City Mover Who Carries More Than Your Boxes

Over the past 20 years, Adonis Williams has moved thousands of people in and out of New York City. With each move, he catches a glimpse of a life in transition.  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Oct 2023

32 MINS

32:11

04 Oct 2023


#415

Ellen Burstyn at 90 Today

Anna and Ellen Burstyn check in 9 years after they first spoke. Ellen talks about the relationships that make up her life in this moment, her dog, and finding novelty in the everyday. You can listen to the original interview [here] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/ellen-burstyns-lessons-survival-membership) .  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Sep 2023

20 MINS

20:26

27 Sep 2023


#414

Revisiting Ellen Burstyn at 81

We’re listening back to one of Anna’s favorite episodes, when actor Ellen Burstyn invited us into her apartment for a sprawling interview about her past and present.   In next week’s episode, you’ll hear a new conversation between Anna and Ellen, recorded just a few weeks ago. But until then, you can also listen back to Ellen’s conversation with journalist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem on our show from 2016 [here] (http://www.wnyc.org/story/ellen-burstyn-gloria-steinem-death-sex-money/) .  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Sep 2023

56 MINS

56:14

20 Sep 2023


#413

I Did Surrogacy For Money And Now I’m Starting Over

Anna follows up with Sarah Short, the mom who became a surrogate to pay off debt. They discuss her divorce, starting her own business, and why this chapter of her life feels “freeing.” And if you're a Maria Bamford fan, Anna is interviewing her on stage in San Francisco on Saturday, October 14th, as part of City Arts & Lectures. You can get tickets to join them in person or watch remotely here: [https://www.cityarts.net/event/maria-bamford-3/] (https://www.cityarts.net/event/maria-bamford-3/) 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Sep 2023

33 MINS

33:50

13 Sep 2023


#412

A Headline Stays Static Even As A Life Transforms

Lawrence Bartley was first on the show in 2014 while he was still in prison. In this new episode, he talks about becoming an award-winning journalist and the negative impact of a headline from our show.  Watch Inside Story here: [https://www.themarshallproject.org/inside-story] (https://www.themarshallproject.org/inside-story)   Listen to Lawrence's previous DSM episodes here: [https://www.wnyc.org/people/lawrence-bartley/ ] (https://www.wnyc.org/people/lawrence-bartley/) Get tickets for Anna’s October 14th conversation with Maria Bamford here: [https://www.cityarts.net/events/] (https://www.cityarts.net/events/)   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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Sep 2023

35 MINS

35:37

06 Sep 2023


#411

Why Ezra Klein Thinks “We're Living Through A Mistake”

The New York Times journalist talks about the difficulties of early parenthood, the lure of communal living, and why he loves Burning Man. Want more from Ezra on the topics in today’s episode? We recommend the following:  This episode of The Ezra Klein Show with scholar Kristen Ghodsee on communes and intentional communities ( [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/09/opinion/ezra-klein-kristen-ghodsee.html] (https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/09/opinion/ezra-klein-kristen-ghodsee.html) ), a conversation The Atlantic’s Jerusalem Demsas about homelessness and the origins of our current housing crisis ( [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/18/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-jerusalem-demsas.html] (https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/18/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-jerusalem-demsas.html) ), an interview with writer Sheila Liming on loneliness in America ( [https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/18/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-sheila-liming.html] (https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/18/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-sheila-liming.html) ), and two interviews he’s done with child psychologist Alison Gopnik ( [https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/6/13/18677595/alison-gopnik-changed-how-i-think-about-love] (https://www.vox.com/podcasts/2019/6/13/18677595/alison-gopnik-changed-how-i-think-about-love) , [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/podcasts/ezra-klein-podcast-alison-gopnik-transcript.html] (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/podcasts/ezra-klein-podcast-alison-gopnik-transcript.html) ). Finally, Annie Lowrey’s piece about her experiences with pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting: “What Counts As the Life of the Mother?” ( [https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/pregnancy-birth-complication-abortion-life-of-mother/671006/] (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/pregnancy-birth-complication-abortion-life-of-mother/671006/) ). 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Aug 2023

43 MINS

43:07

30 Aug 2023


#410

A Trans Elder’s ‘Final Act’: Musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland

The 79-year-old musician tells Anna about coming into his gender identity, “being cared for” by his bandmates, and the joys–and pitfalls–of finding success later in life. Listen to "Transmissions" here ( [https://open.spotify.com/album/6X7rxq4bKcwPTKRFgIzR30?si=BfLeHGcKRS-uC0O5T9irBA] (https://open.spotify.com/album/6X7rxq4bKcwPTKRFgIzR30?si=BfLeHGcKRS-uC0O5T9irBA) ), and you can stream his new album “The Ones Ahead” here: [https://open.spotify.com/album/0AdkBNWEM8uprSOb2ah8aD] (https://open.spotify.com/album/0AdkBNWEM8uprSOb2ah8aD) . 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Aug 2023

35 MINS

35:06

23 Aug 2023


#409

Secrets, Turn-Ons, and Fantasies: Your Stories About Porn

We revisit our most popular episode, featuring your stories about secret hard drives, fantasy plot lines, illegal downloads, titillating Tumblr feeds, and giving porn up completely. 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Aug 2023

31 MINS

31:32

09 Aug 2023


#408

Bells and Bills: The Price You Paid For Your Wedding

In this episode we asked listeners if they were currently planning a wedding, and if money had become a sticking point. We heard from couples with vastly different ideas of what they wanted to spend, about opinionated parents and in-laws, tips from people who managed to spend less, and one Icelandic wedding planner’s mission to give the gift of a free wedding to a lucky, deserving couple.  Want to learn more about Pink Iceland’s “Queer Wedding Giveaway”? Visit their [webpage here] (https://www.pinkiceland.is/) .  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Aug 2023

45 MINS

45:21

02 Aug 2023


#407

The Crude Reality of Debt from This is Uncomfortable

Kate Beaton was determined to work her way out of debt. But nothing could have prepared her for the experience of toiling in the Canadian oil sands. This episode is from [This is Uncomfortable] (https://www.marketplace.org/shows/this-is-uncomfortable-reema-khrais/) , a podcast from Marketplace about life and how money messes with it, hosted by Reema Khrais. You can find a more detailed episode description  [here] (https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/I2UCCKr2JYUrg2gBcvkgGn?domain=marketplace.org/) .  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Jul 2023

46 MINS

46:49

19 Jul 2023


#406

Why Writer Brandon Taylor Likes Being “A Little Bit Lonely”

The author talks about arguing in high school English classes, learning to manage money, and his evolving relationship with the Internet. 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2023

32 MINS

32:15

12 Jul 2023


#405

I Still Love My Dad, But I Don't Love Guns

Two years after Anna’s first conversation with a listener named Jack, she called him back for an update on his relationship with his dad, and his relationship to firearms. You can take our 10th anniversary survey here ( [https://forms.gle/27xgjCXLcW33dMZZ7] (https://forms.gle/27xgjCXLcW33dMZZ7) ), and listen to our episode with Ellen Burstyn here ( [https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/how-ellen-burstyn-learned-survival)] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/how-ellen-burstyn-learned-survival)) . 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jul 2023

44 MINS

44:19

05 Jul 2023


#404

Can You Help Your Kid’s Anxiety By Changing Your Behavior?

Kids look to their parents to keep them safe and to show them how much risk they can handle, but parents are often winging it as they walk that line. In this episode, Anna talks to Alexis, a parent of an 8 year-old with an anxiety disorder, about how she learned to adjust her parenting through a parent-focused [therapy program] (https://www.spacetreatment.net/) directed by Dr. Eli Lebowitz, author of [Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents] (https://www.spacetreatment.net/manual-and-books) , who also talks to Anna about his approach.  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Jun 2023

36 MINS

36:50

28 Jun 2023


#403

‘It Just Denies Reality’: Abortion Access and the Law After Dobbs

Mississippi-based reproductive justice activist Laurie Bertram Roberts updates Anna on life after Dobbs. Plus, a story from the podcast More Perfect on two legal scholars’ reimagining of abortion law. You can hear Anna’s original conversation with Laurie here ( [https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/abortion-dobbs-v-jackson-mississippi-death-sex-money] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/abortion-dobbs-v-jackson-mississippi-death-sex-money) ), and subscribe to More Perfect here ( [https://link.chtbl.com/mrUQogCI?sid=dsm] (https://link.chtbl.com/mrUQogCI?sid=dsm) ).  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Jun 2023

38 MINS

38:53

14 Jun 2023


#402

Ocean Vuong on Telling Lies, Building Family and Loving the Knicks

The acclaimed poet talks about falling in love with poetry in New York basements, caring for his brother, and mastering — and walking away from — writing. 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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jun 2023

41 MINS

41:30

07 Jun 2023


#401

Hold On: Should I Tell My Boss I’m Depressed?

In the final episode of Hold On, a national call-in show about our mental health, Anna talks to organizational psychologist Melissa Doman, author of [Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work...Here's Why (And How To Do It Really Well)] (https://melissadoman.com/yes-you-can-talk-about-mental-health-at-work-book) , about how and when to address mental health issues in the workplace, and listeners call in with questions, success stories, and times disclosing a diagnosis to a boss did not go so well.  Find resources here, and our whole Hold On series of live call-ins here: [https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/articles/hold-mental-health-resources] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/articles/hold-mental-health-resources) Also out this week is On the Media's companion piece to [the episode we did] (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney/episodes/leaving-extreme-right-and-marriage-behind) together about Tasha Adams, the ex-wife of Oath Keepers' founder Stewart Rhodes. Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  [Listen to On the Media's story here] (https://link.chtbl.com/onthemedia?sid=dsm) .  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] (https://twitter.com/deathsexmoney) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/deathsexmoney/) , and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/deathsexmoney/) . Got a story to share? Email us at [deathsexmoney@wnyc.org] (mailto:deathsexmoney@wnyc.org) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 May 2023

52 MINS

52:18

27 May 2023