01 November 2016
I'm always on the hunt for new podcasts and last week I started getting into Death, Sex and Money from WNYC Studios. It's hosted by Anna Sale who has the gentlest way of broaching big issues and asking personal questions. She describes the show as being about "things we think about a lot and need to talk about more."
It's not a new podcast - it's been running for two years - which means there's an excellent archive to trawl through. I really enjoyed Ellen Burstyn's interview with the legendary Gloria Steinem (such a great idea to have contemporaries in conversation) and was moved by We're Not Going to Have Karl Again and this interview with a young Korean woman who talks about her life after her father's murder.
Most of the episodes are between 20 and 30 minutes which makes them the perfect length for lunch time walks or daily commutes. If you're a fan of Conversations I reckon you'll like this show too. It's a little freer in format, just as intimate and philosophical too. And while some of the subject matter may sound troubling, each interview is handled in such a sensitive and fascinating way, which makes listening in so worthwhile.
P.S If you're already a fan, there's an interview with Anna Sale on The Longest Shortest Time. And this interview about how she managed her maternity leave is also great.