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Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 12 2016 3:57 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Field Hockey Heroes EditionSlate’s sports podcast interviews U.S. Olympic field hockey players past and present about the team’s strong start in Rio.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Aug. 12 2016 1:13 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 11 2016 6:15 PMThe “Many People Are Saying” EditionListen to Slate’s show about GOP defections from Trump and the art of the political apology.
Trumpcast
Aug. 11 2016 2:43 PM“Second Amendment People ...”What will it take for the Republican Party’s leaders to dump Donald Trump?
The Gist
Aug. 10 2016 7:12 PMJohn Dickerson Has a Follow-Up. He’s Willing to Ask It Seven Times.The moderator of Face the Nation on CBS has two competing theories about the 2016 presidential election.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 10 2016 2:31 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From the Mount” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Idiocracy, pilgrimages to writers’ houses, and why technology keeps infantilizing us.
Dear Prudence
Aug. 10 2016 11:41 AMDear Prudence: The “Self-Indulgence Vs. Self-Care” EditionIs it OK to be happy, and how can I keep my fiancé from spending all of my money?
Trumpcast
Aug. 9 2016 2:44 PMA Bunch of White Guys Named SteveDonald Trump is setting himself up for an unprecedented blowout in November.
The Gist
Aug. 8 2016 7:56 PM­­­Playing the Spanish CardUPenn professor Nelson Flores says, anecdotally, Tim Kaine’s Spanish skills seem to be the biggest hit among white liberals, not Latino voters.
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 8 2016 3:33 PMShould Shakespeare Get a Modern-English Update?John McWhorter talks with author Jack Lynch about the sacrilege of modified Shakespeare.
Slate Money
Aug. 6 2016 2:03 AMThe Scuttlebutt EditionSlate Money on rumored and definite changes at Walmart and Uber, and to Massachusetts law.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 5 2016 4:22 PMWhich Dead Writer Should Have Written About This Year’s Election?The Culture Gabfesters answer who would join their zombie crew of journalists.
Trumpcast
Aug. 5 2016 4:01 PMThe Paul Ryan School of ContortionHow the speaker of the House is turning himself into a pretzel trying to support Trump.
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 5 2016 10:44 AMThe Wild Saga of Patty HearstJeffrey Toobin revisits one of the defining stories of the 1970s in American Heiress.
The Gist
Aug. 4 2016 7:04 PMIf It Feeds, It LeadsFacebook’s News Feed is the world’s most powerful purveyor of news. But how it assembles each person’s top stories remains a mystery.
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 12 2016 1:41 PMShadi Hamid Explores Islam’s PoliticsHis book Islamic Exceptionalism examines how Islamic tenets can be reconciled with modern democracy.
The Gist
Aug. 11 2016 7:31 PMShould You Have Your Silver Medal Bronzed?Mike bites down on a happiness study of bronze and silver medalists. Oh, does it bend.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 11 2016 4:16 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Don’t Swim Like a Terrestrial Mammal EditionSlate’s sports podcast investigates what makes Katie Ledecky so fast.
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 11 2016 10:46 AMThe Olympics Extravaganza EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest’s show about gymnastics, intersex athletes, and swimming at the Olympics.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 10 2016 3:47 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Final Five EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to Dvora Meyers about the U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s dominant win.
Trumpcast
Aug. 10 2016 1:49 PMThe Intervention (a Second City Special)A Trumpcast bonus sketch from our friends at the Second City.
The Gist
Aug. 9 2016 5:53 PMRepublicans Are Using Leeches to Cure CancerStuart Stevens says the GOP’s presidential nominee could make Republicans uncompetitive in elections for a generation. ­­
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 9 2016 2:13 PMHang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The Brazil After the Games EditionSlate’s sports podcast talks to Franklin Foer about what will happen in Rio when the Olympics are gone.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 8 2016 7:41 PMHang Up and Listen: The Kids Don’t Tip EditionSlate’s sports podcast on NBC’s Olympics coverage and American jingoism. Plus, a Wrigley Field beer vendor tells all.
Working
Aug. 8 2016 3:06 PMThe “How Does the President’s Assistant for Management and Administration Work?” EditionMaju Varghese oversees teams responsible for the day-to-day operations of the White House.
The Gist
Aug. 5 2016 6:19 PMHistory’s First Benedict ArnoldWho was the original Benedict Arnold? Why, it’s Benedict Arnold—as you’ll find out from spy novelist and history fanatic Brad Meltzer.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Aug. 5 2016 4:07 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Represent
Aug. 5 2016 11:16 AMThe “What Gets You Up in the Morning?” EditionRepresent talks BoJack Horseman and the depiction of women on screen.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 5 2016 10:29 AMThe “Get That Baby Out of Here” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump picking fights, gender in the campaign, and recent court decisions on voter ID laws.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 4 2016 7:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: Mean Girls and Lazy Guys EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about girl dynamics and the division of household labor.

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