Podcasts
Podcasts
The Gist
June 19 2015 7:36 PMThe Creator of Doc McStuffinsThe executive producer of the Peabody Award–winning children’s show shares a career arc that includes Israeli Sesame Street and Alaskan bar fights. 
Live at Politics & Prose
June 19 2015 12:07 PMHow to Evaluate the Founding FathersJoseph Ellis discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.
The Gist
June 18 2015 7:43 PMWhy Dylann Roof Picked Those Two FlagsVexillologist Ted Kaye reminds us that flags inspire emotions, both positive and negative.
The Gist
June 17 2015 7:05 PMGo-Go Wearable GadgetsIs the quantified-self movement destined for the mainstream?
Podcast for America
June 17 2015 6:10 PMVoters Gonna HateAnnie Lowrey, Mike Pesca, and Alex Wagner on scary party loyalty, our incessant questioning of Jeb’s and Hillary’s motives, and Trump’s jump into the pool.
The Gist
June 16 2015 7:05 PMDeep Dive Into a Defining InstitutionThere’s a lot more to the history of slavery than cotton fields in the South between 1840 and 1860.
The Moment
June 16 2015 11:43 AMLewis Black on Creating Bits and Writing PlaysThe comedian and author talks about building a career by “learning from the trauma.”
Hang Up And Listen
June 15 2015 5:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The Plus Plus Plus to Plus Plus EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, and doping accusations against running coach Alberto Salazar.
Amicus
June 13 2015 2:05 PMAmicus: A Certain JusticeIn the courtroom Justice Clarence Thomas has been as silent as ever this term. But on paper he has been anything but.
The Gist
June 12 2015 4:20 PMMy Friend Became a Staunch Anti-Vaxxer. Now What?Dear Prudence reminds us that ending a friendship can be hard, but getting the measles is worse.
DoubleX Gabfest
June 11 2015 9:49 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Triple X EditionListen to Slate’s show about Emma Sulkowicz’s sex tape/performance art. 
Political Gabfest
June 10 2015 5:57 PMThe “Most Influential Books We’ve Read” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Emily discuss their favorite life-changing books.
Culture Gabfest
June 10 2015 10:39 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Spy. Unreal. Wow.” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Spy, Unreal, and the writers’ room at ClickHole.
Podcast for America
June 9 2015 5:52 PMScott Walker, Easy RiderMark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner on Bernie Sanders, the Republican cattle call, and family values.
The Moment
June 9 2015 1:06 PMChuck Todd on Cynicism in the Political LandscapeThe moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press talks about walking the fine line between journalism and show business.
Lexicon Valley
June 19 2015 12:44 PMLanguage Has a Positivity Bias. How Did We Measure That?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss recent research that confirms the so-called Pollyanna Hypothesis.
Political Gabfest
June 19 2015 11:09 AMThe “I Would Build A Great Wall” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, the presidential aspirations of both Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, and the increasingly effective campaign of Bernie Sanders.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 18 2015 12:16 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Live From Durham” EditionListen as Slate’s parenting podcast discusses indie-rock dadhood and the songs kids love and parents hate.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 17 2015 6:22 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Voodoo Doll” and “Come on Eileen” Extra EditionSuperchunk’s Mac McCaughan plays a few songs from his life as a dad.
Culture Gabfest
June 17 2015 10:39 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Should We Consult Here or in My Bungalow?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Jurassic World, the death of Ornette Coleman, and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
Amicus
June 16 2015 2:54 PMThe “A Certain Justice” TranscriptWhy does Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas so often stand alone? Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
The Gist
June 15 2015 6:43 PMLoony Trial BalloonsGoogle’s experiment in balloon-powered Internet is a moonshot among moonshots, but somehow it’s staying afloat.
Working
June 15 2015 7:30 AMThe “How Does a 747 Pilot Work?” EditionSlate Editor-in-Chief Julia Turner steps into the cockpit to chat with British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker about his career, his book, and his childhood dream.
Slate Money
June 13 2015 2:05 AMThe Cost of Employment EditionAbove the Law’s Elie Mystal talks about quitting big law, quitting your student debt, and quitting—whether you like it or not—your job as Twitter’s CEO.
Political Gabfest
June 12 2015 11:49 AMThe “I’m Defaulting on My Student Loans” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s “Jerusalem passport” case, Hillary Clinton’s mobilization strategy, and America’s student loan crisis.
The Gist
June 10 2015 7:23 PMTour Guide for The Memory PalaceNate DiMeo left NPR to create a podcast fueled by deep history, captivating stories, and hypnotic music beds.
Whistlestop
June 10 2015 11:06 AMOne of the Great Train Wrecks of All TimeSlate’s podcast about campaign history looks back at George McGovern’s disastrous handling of the Eagleton Affair in 1972.
The Gist
June 9 2015 7:14 PMSleeping: You’re Doing It WrongHigh-achievers love to boast about how little sleep they need. Is that BS?
Amicus
June 9 2015 1:22 PMThe “Calm Before the Storm” TranscriptThe biggest decisions of the Supreme Court term are right around the corner, and major abortion cases might not be far behind. Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
The Gist
June 8 2015 8:26 PMGrasping for the Ferguson EffectMike Pesca debates guest Heather Mac Donald about drawing a link between a spike in inner-city crime to civil unrest in Missouri.

READ MORE STORIES