Death, Sex and Money is my favorite new podcast.
Out of the gate, this podcast’s title tells you they will cover topics we are supposed to avoid! But rather than be gaudy or outrageous, this podcast, hosted by Anna Sale, looks thoughtfully at the most sensitive subject matters that make up our lives, and how they intertwine.
Most episodes are an interview with a person about a time in their lives when at least two of the topics came together and impacted them. What I appreciate most is the vulnerability the interviewees bring to the table.
Here are some of my favorite episodes:
Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes. : The ups and downs of what it feels like to live alone.
Ellen Burstyn’s Lessons on Survival : The actress looks back on her life- career and love- and how she is facing the aging process.
The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won’t Watch It Now. : A former NFL player talks about the risks and perks of being a professional athlete- on his body, bank account, and in relationships.
Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger : Chaz talks openly about her love and loss of Roger Ebert.
Siblinghood : A wide variety of people are interviewed about their relationships with their siblings, from loving to abusive, and how they have changed throughout the years.
I think Death, Sex and Money is on the brink of becoming a staple of the podcasting community, and can’t wait to see what they bring to the table!
Originally published 8/26/2015