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Political Gabfest
Jan. 19 2016 11:04 AMWhat Does Chris Hughes’ Murder of the New Republic Mean for Journalism?The Political Gabfest mourns the death of a revered publication and wonders what it means for the future. 
Best of Slate Podcasts
Jan. 16 2016 3:11 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Gist
Jan. 15 2016 2:07 PMThe Former Poet Laureate to Kim Jong-ilWhen he first met the dear leader, our guest was surprised to see him crying to folk songs, stroking a Maltese puppy, and wearing high heels.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 15 2016 10:55 AM“There Once Was a Union Maid but Not Anymore” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the tightening race between Hillary and Bernie, the Supreme Court’s upcoming blow to unions, and Sean Penn’s controversial interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 14 2016 3:00 PMIn the Golden Age of Podcasts, Where Are All the Critics? The Culture Gabfest takes another crack at a listener’s question about the state of podcast criticism.
DoubleX Gabfest
Jan. 14 2016 11:38 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Slutty Power Lesbian EditionListen to Slate’s show about David Bowie and gender-bending, slutty power lesbians, Hillary Clinton’s millennial vote, and adult coloring books.  
The Gist
Jan. 13 2016 5:03 PMHow to Spot a Con ArtistThe story behind history’s greatest con artists, including Ferdinand Waldo Demara, who pretended to be monks, surgeons, and prison wardens.
The Gist
Jan. 12 2016 5:36 PMHere Are Your Winning Powerball NumbersThe Gist identifies the best numbers for your Powerball ticket. You’re welcome.
The Moment
Jan. 12 2016 3:34 PMJustin Townes Earle on Loneliness, Songwriting, and ChangeThe renowned singer-songwriter talks about growing up as the son of Steve Earle and setting out to create a sound that’s uniquely his.
Podcast for America
Jan. 12 2016 1:48 PMOur Hosts Gaze Into the FutureUnfortunately, Mark’s crystal ball was bought at the dollar store.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 11 2016 6:05 PMHang Up and Listen: The Flaming Pile of Garbage EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Bengals-Steelers, the NFL’s Los Angeles scheming, and the Baseball Hall of Fame vote.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 11 2016 3:48 PMWhat the Oregon Standoff Is Really AboutIs thinking about this protest in racial terms missing the point? The Political Gabfest discusses Oregon in an extra bonus segment.
TV Club Podcast
Jan. 11 2016 7:38 AMThe Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.
Amicus
Jan. 9 2016 10:06 AMAmicus: Labor PainsThe Supreme Court takes up a case that could stanch the flow of funds to public sector unions.
The Gist
Jan. 8 2016 7:10 PMWhere Genius Is BornEric Weiner explains why you never hear about great geniuses coming out of Las Vegas.
TV Club Podcast
Jan. 17 2016 10:05 PMThe Downton Abbey Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
Slate Money
Jan. 16 2016 2:03 AMThe Development EditionSlate Money talks to author William Easterly about the developing world, poor and displaced populations, and the World Bank. 
Getting In
Jan. 15 2016 1:39 PMGetting In: Challenges Faced by International ApplicantsAnd tips for college interviews.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 15 2016 7:00 AMDavid Gregory Asks How’s Your Faith?The former Meet the Press host chronicles his spiritual journey in a new memoir.
Amicus
Jan. 14 2016 12:59 PMThe “Judging Tribal Courts” TranscriptSlate’s Dahlia Lithwick asks whether non-Indians should face justice in tribal courts with attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle.
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 14 2016 8:07 AMThe Audio Book Club PurifiesSlate critics debate Jonathan Franzen’s sprawling new novel.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 13 2016 12:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Lazarus” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on David Bowie, The Hateful Eight, and Making a Murderer.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 12 2016 4:53 PMHow Do the Halls of Fame Stack Up?The hosts of Hang Up and Listen share memories and tips for hall of fame tourism.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 12 2016 2:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Clemson Gets Kicked EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Alabama’s win over Clemson in college football’s national title game.
The Gist
Jan. 11 2016 8:25 PMSea Lion, Smell LionThe noisome byproduct of the large marine mammal in San Diego wafts into The Spiel.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 11 2016 4:00 PMThe Rise and Fail of Rigid Routines  Is adding structure to your kid’s chaotic routine helping or hurting him? 
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 11 2016 11:55 AMThe Origins of In Cahoots: Four Theories
Best of Slate Podcasts
Jan. 9 2016 3:39 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Slate Money
Jan. 9 2016 2:03 AMThe New Year’s Resolution EditionSlate Money talks Weight Watchers, health-related wearables, and the economics of gyms.
Getting In
Jan. 8 2016 1:09 PMGetting In: The First Steps to Financial AidNew year, new challenges for college applicants.

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