Podcasts
Podcasts
Doublex
Feb. 12 2015 12:34 PMSlate Voice: “Leave Cupid Alone, You Snobs”Listen to Torie Bosch read her piece about why it’s OK to love Valentine’s Day. 
The Gist
Feb. 11 2015 6:13 PMHe Wanted to Be a MillionaireAfter losing big on the TV game show, Slate’s Justin Peters fell into a funk, only to find that his life had changed for the better. 
The Gist
Feb. 10 2015 6:23 PMKiller Commando WeathermenThe warrior culture of special operations is learning to count meteorologists among its ranks.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 10 2015 7:45 AMSlate Voice: “Why Do Brits Say Maths and Americans Say Math?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her piece about doing the maths.
The Gist
Feb. 9 2015 5:59 PMHit the Road, Union JackThere are only four nations left with the Union Jack in their flags, and two are dropping the old commonwealth brand.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 9 2015 10:27 AMDid the Word Quiz Result From a Bet?Listen to Slate’s show about a supposed historical wager and the neologism it spawned, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Amicus
Feb. 7 2015 5:02 PMBotched ProtocolsThe Supreme Court revisits the question of whether lethal injection amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
The Gist
Feb. 6 2015 8:00 PMLetter-Perfect SolutionDear Prudence’s advice to a woman struggling with the psychological burden that her mother imparted from her deathbed.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 6 2015 9:46 AMThe Audio Book Club Does Battle Over RedeploymentListen to Slate’s critics discuss Phil Klay’s award-winning stories about the Iraq War.
DoubleX Gabfest
Feb. 5 2015 10:00 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Broadscasting EditionListen to Slate’s show about the new podcast Invisibilia.
Political Gabfest
Feb. 4 2015 12:56 PMThe “Do You Think Blogging Is a Form of Addiction?” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss Andrew Sullivan and his retirement from blogging.
The Gist
Feb. 3 2015 7:48 PMNorth Korea’s Former Poet LaureateWhen he first met Kim Jong-il, Jang Jin-sung was surprised to see the godlike figure crying to folk songs, stroking a Maltese puppy, and wearing high heels.
The Gist
Feb. 2 2015 8:37 PMThe Detox DetoxAs of last year, there were no controlled and randomized trials of any commercially available detox diets. Are they bulls--t?
Amicus
Jan. 31 2015 1:16 PMThe Case for Allowing Cameras Inside the U.S. Supreme Court
The Gist
Jan. 30 2015 6:45 PMThe One-Man Beautification PlanA security guard from Queens explains why he’s repainting New York’s forgotten emergency call boxes.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 12 2015 10:20 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Vaccinate Your Kids EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to talk to vaccine resisters and get through snow days.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 11 2015 11:30 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Ass Over Teakettle” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Better Call Saul, Whiplash, and the ethics of publishing Harper Lee’s manuscript.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 10 2015 12:38 PMThe “In Soviet Russia, We Pay You Not to Play” Bonus SegmentStefan, Josh, and Mike discuss Diana Taurasi’s decision to sit out the WNBA season.
TV Club
Feb. 9 2015 11:00 PMBetter Call Saul, Episode 2: “Mijo”When the Breaking Bad spinoff heads into to the desert, Slate’s TV Club knows nothing good will come of it.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 9 2015 4:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The Not-So-Menacing Red Menace EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the death of Dean Smith, the rise of U.S. ski racing, and a Soviet view on the Miracle on Ice.
TV Club
Feb. 8 2015 11:00 PMBetter Call Saul, Ep. 1: “Uno”Slate’s TV Club recaps the pilot episode of the much-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off.
Slate Money
Feb. 7 2015 2:01 AMSlate Money on Net Neutrality
Political Gabfest
Feb. 6 2015 11:49 AMThe “Vaxxers, Taxers, and Just the Facts-ers” EditionListen to Slate’s show about anti-vaxxers, President Obama’s budget proposal, and Brian Williams’ fictionalized war reporting.
The Gist
Feb. 5 2015 7:18 PMThe Most Interesting Man We KnowStorytelling coach Matt Dicks demonstrates why he’s a regular on The Moth and offers some tips for your bid to receive our storytelling makeover.
The Gist
Feb. 4 2015 10:50 PMIf It Looks Like Sam Smith, but Sounds Like Tom Petty, It’s Probably Tom Petty In the investigation of similarities between songs like “Won’t Back Down” and “Stay With Me," melody is the smoking gun. 
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 4 2015 10:50 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Nice Singlet!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Foxcatcher, Sleater-Kinney’s album No Cities to Love, and the 2015 Super Bowl ads.
Slate Voice
Feb. 3 2015 7:30 AMSlate Voice: “James Watson Throws a Fit”Listen to Laura Helmuth read her piece about the tarnished legacy of a Nobel laureate.
Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 2 2015 5:09 PMHang Up and Listen: The 1 Yard From Stardom EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Super Bowl, featuring interviews with Grantland’s Bryan Curtis and NBC’s Fred Gaudelli.
Slate Money
Jan. 31 2015 7:16 AMThe Sports EditionSlate Money on paying college athletes, the real cost of sports stadiums, and the outsized salary of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 30 2015 11:41 AMThe “Can You Buy a President for $889 Million” EditionListen to Slate's show about the Koch brothers’ $889 million commitment to the 2016 elections, the Supreme Court’s death penalty case, and Jonathan Chait’s essay about political correctness.

READ MORE STORIES