I knew I was rich when I said I wanted a pair of jeans and I went to the store and I said, give me two of them.
Death, Sex & Money is a new podcast by WNYC’s Anna Sale and you should probably be listening to it. As the name suggests, its raison d’etre is discussing those taboo topics that are frequently on our minds but seldom in our conversations (just like The Billfold!). The first three episodes address topics often addressed here, like realizing you can no longer afford to live in New York, pursuing a creative career despite financial hardships and long odds, and, of course, having a former Republican Senator intervene in your love life. (That last one was featured on This American Life.)
Anna was good enough to take some time to talk with me about the podcast, taboos, shame, and the challenges of adulthood.