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The Gist
April 18 2017 6:56 PMWhat Happened to the Crack Epidemic?In 100:1 The Crack Legacy, Christopher Johnson draws a line between the ’80s epidemic and overpolicing today. 
Slate Plus
April 18 2017 12:48 PMCovering the Theatrics of TrumpSlate’s Katy Waldman on analyzing the White House show.
Hang Up And Listen
April 17 2017 5:36 PMHang Up and Listen: The Optimal Draymond EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, fixing basketball crunch time, women’s soccer, and the Barkley Marathons.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2017 10:16 AMThe “Red, Red Line” EditionListen to Slate’s show about America’s foreign relations, congressional races, and the United Airlines seat ejection.
Amicus
April 14 2017 5:09 PMAmicus: Playground of LibertyAn important church-state case at the Supreme Court centers on tire scraps repurposed for kids’ play areas.
Best of Slate Podcasts
April 14 2017 1:30 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Live at Politics and Prose
April 14 2017 7:36 AMMadame PresidentHelene Cooper on how Liberia’s women banded together to elect Africa’s first female president.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 13 2017 2:12 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Deathbed Sandwich Generation” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about being a parent when your own parent is approaching death.
Working
April 13 2017 12:42 PMThe “How Does a Crime Novelist Work” TranscriptBaltimore-based writer Laura Lippman discusses her process and her relationship to the city.
I Have to Ask
April 13 2017 7:47 AMI Have to Ask: The Ethan Sherwood Strauss EditionThe ESPN reporter on working the Warriors beat, Steph Curry, and “sticking to sports” in the age of Trump.
Culture Gabfest
April 12 2017 2:09 PMThe Culture Gabfest “WTF Were You Thinking” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Colossal, Comedy Central’s Review, and Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad.
The Gist
April 11 2017 7:05 PMWhy David Letterman Still MattersIn his book, The Last Giant of Late Night, reporter Jason Zinoman explains how The Late Show was like nothing else on TV.
Trumpcast
April 11 2017 9:25 AMArticles of ImpeachmentCorruption, abuse of power, and the violation of democratic norms could ultimately lead to Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Hang Up And Listen
April 10 2017 5:43 PMHang Up and Listen: The No Rest for the Winners EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Sergio Garcia, Russell Westbrook, the return of baseball, and One and Not Done.
Slate Money
April 8 2017 2:00 AMThe “You Say Beeta, I Say Beta” EditionSlate Money discusses the popularity of smart beta investing and potential racial bias in auto insurance.
Lexicon Valley
April 18 2017 3:36 PMThe Euphemism TreadmillThe evolution from crippled to handicapped to differently abled—and why no such term is likely to stick around long.
The Gist
April 17 2017 7:38 PMAriel Levy Was HereIn her memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply, Levy ponders the price of her own plucky, third-wave feminism.
Trumpcast
April 17 2017 12:34 PMNorth Korea’s Missile Testing SeasonThere are no good options for Donald Trump in North Korea. That’s frightening.
Slate Money
April 15 2017 2:01 AMThe Liquidity EditionSlate Money discusses South Africa’s credit rating downgrade and how markets are responding to recent economic events in unpredictable ways.
The Gist
April 14 2017 5:02 PMThe Gist Presents the GriftA special presentation of Maria Konnikova’s new podcast, about long cons and the characters who perpetrate them.
Represent
April 14 2017 1:01 PMInsecure Showrunner Prentice PennyOn the hit HBO comedy, how he got his start, and his new lifestyle series Upscale.
The Gist
April 13 2017 8:38 PMThe Handmaid’s FailIs The Handmaid’s Tale really the most fitting dystopian novel we could be reading right now? Guest host Alexandra Petri talks to Slate’s Mallory Ortberg.
Political Gabfest
April 13 2017 1:20 PMGoing NuclearRead what the Political Gabfest had to say about the end of the filibuster, human rights under Trump, and more.
Trumpcast
April 13 2017 10:40 AMSo Many MenA closer look at the male relationships that dominate the Trump administration.
The Gist
April 12 2017 9:14 PMImprov Is Hard, Writing Is HarderJake Johnson and Joe Swanberg on the hectic process behind the new poker comedy Win It All.
Dear Prudence
April 12 2017 7:45 AMDear Prudence: The “Anti-Pronoun” EditionAdvice for a writer about gender-neutral pronouns and the singular “they.”
Working
April 11 2017 12:22 PMHow Does a Crime Novelist Work?Baltimore-based writer Laura Lippman discusses her process and her relationship to the city.
The Gist
April 10 2017 7:13 PMWhen Protesters Pull the Fire AlarmDoes your right to free speech entitle you to silence the speech of someone else? Mike Pesca debates Slate’s Osita Nwanevu.
Trumpcast
April 10 2017 11:31 AMGorka, Bannon, and the View From HungaryExamining Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka’s ties to Hungarian fascism.
The Gist
April 7 2017 6:19 PMShots Fired. What Now?How does President Trump’s attack on a Syrian air base fit into U.S. policy toward the Assad regime?

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