Sometimes you just want something to listen to while you knit, especially in the car. Something to talk about with your companions. Something that doesn’t make too many demands. That’s how I’d characterize the Death, Sex and Money podcast from WNYC. The show describes itself as “a podcast hosted by Anna Sale about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.” From my sampling of several episodes, I think it really just means people talking about highly personal matters. It’s confessional. And therefore interesting.
I like that the episodes are short. Anna Sale gets in, goes deep, and gets out. It can be very moving. Or her questions can be irritating or naive. But she gets people talking. Here are a few that I think are good:
There’s a lot of self-revelation to knit to in Death, Sex and Money. Another nice thing about it is that the name reminds me of Warren Zevon’s great song:
And while I’m thinking about Warren Zevon, let’s not forget David Letterman’s best interview.