The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Returns to Maycomb With Go Set a WatchmanSlate critics debate Harper Lee’s newly published novel.
How to Survive Mark SanfordPolitical speechwriter Barton Swaim reveals what it was like to work for the South Carolina Republican, hiking enthusiast, and serial mangler of rhetorical clichés.
“Dogs Are Never Going to Show Up Drunk”The 10,000th Slate Plus member is a sheep farmer from Alberta. We called him to chat.
Debt Ratings Are Like The EmmysFour years after a scary downgrading of the U.S. credit rating, The Gist turns to the The Sopranos to find out why an economic meltdown failed to materialize.
The Culture Gabfest #Squadgoals EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, #squad, and country music for people who don’t like country music.
Hang Up And Listen
The “Olympics, Here?” Bonus SegmentJosh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss hosting the Olympics in the good ol’ U.S.A.
Trump’s Star Begins to DimThe Donald is polling well, but other numbers reveal he doesn’t have what it takes to win the primary.
The National Politics EditionLaw professor and author Zephyr Teachout joins the Slate Money crew to discuss money in campaigns, money in Puerto Rico, and money in Hillary’s speech.
The “How to Debate a Drunk Person” EditionLive from Washington, D.C., the Political Gabfest on the upcoming Republican primary debate, the New York magazine cover story about the allegations against Bill Cosby, and the rise of Uber.
Ted Cruz Hits the RoadPolitico’s Manu Raju explains why Ted Cruz freaked out about the highway funding bill.
Bed Bugs Are Unvanquishable and It’s Our FaultThe amazing story of the underground pockets of DDT-resistant bed bugs that emerged after World War II to haunt our dreams.
The Telltale Story of MSGIs monosodium glutamate, often shunned over health concerns, unfairly maligned? We got the ABCs on MSG.
Podcast for America
No More Fire Metaphors, With David AxelrodObama serves up some real talk about outrageous Republican comments on the campaign trail.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization”Listen to a former flight attendant talk to Slate editor Dan Kois about his polarizing airplane-seat proposal.
How Does a Debate Moderator Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator Jon Donvan about successful debates, good questions, and the art of interruption.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Fun Fearless Female EditionListen to Slate’s show about the birth control revolution.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later.
BPA! BPS! Are They BS?The infamous “plastics” utterance from The Graduate sends Mike on a journey into the real meaning behind the term BPA-free.
David Lipsky on David Foster Wallace and The End of the TourThe journalist who chronicled his road trip with the late author reflects on that encounter—and a new film it inspired.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Fiddlin’ With Equipment EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Tom Brady suspension, the New York Mets’ resurgence, and an interview with Greg Louganis about the documentary Back on Board.
The “How Does a Debate Moderator Work?” EditionJohn Donvan of Intelligence Squared U.S. says a good debate starts with asking the right question.
The Man Behind Cabin Boy Sails OnComedy writer Adam Resnick on getting a Letterman internship, Death to Smoochy, and being your own worst enemy.
Live at Politics & Prose
William Finnegan’s Obsessive Wave-ChasingThe New Yorker writer reminisces about surfing in Barbarian Days.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The After Sex After Baby EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on viral parenting and raising an organic child.
The Culture Gabfest “Go Set a Pet” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Look of Silence, GMOs, and Dr. Seuss’ newly released book.
How Does a Club Doorman Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a New York City front of house manager about nightlife, table service, guest lists, and celebrity clientele.
The “Vocal Fry” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, Stephen, and Ann discuss women’s voices, vocal fry, and more.