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The Gist
Sept. 25 2017 7:36 PMDavid Litt is D.C. FunnyA former Obama speechwriter on why a president needs to get the joke.
Sept. 24 2017 6:01 AMHow Does a Comic Book Letterer Work?Deron Bennett explains the art and craft behind placing word balloons and sound effects in a Batman story.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Sept. 22 2017 11:18 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Sept. 22 2017 11:01 AMStrangers in Their Own LandArlie Russell Hochschild asks the right questions in her book. What about the answers?
Live at Politics and Prose
Sept. 22 2017 7:15 AMThe New Lost GenerationDanielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15.
Studio 360
Sept. 21 2017 4:09 PMHarvard’s Full of MoronsSpielberg’s greatness, BoJack Horseman’s edginess, and the worst seat at the symphony.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 21 2017 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Emotional Bloodshed” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about judging the other mom on the playdate.
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 10:00 AMThe DoubleX Gabfest “Hillary’s Yoga and Chardonnay” EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Hillary Clinton’s new book, sexual harassment on campus, and best friends.
The Gist
Sept. 20 2017 6:38 PMCredit Where Credit Is DueThe credit reporting bureaus don’t care about you. Why should they?
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 20 2017 9:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Toronto” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Justin Trudeau, Joni Mitchell, and Mudbound.
Sept. 19 2017 7:50 PMCornering ManafortWhy the most recent developments in the Paul Manafort investigation might leave the former Trump campaign chairman with no way out.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 19 2017 11:17 AMFrom Pidgins to CreolesWhen languages collide and creoles are born.
Slate Plus
Sept. 19 2017 9:00 AMHow Cities Need to Rethink Their InfrastructureSlate’s Henry Grabar on the challenges facing today’s cities, from climate change to powerful corporations to Trump.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 18 2017 7:43 PMHang Up and Listen: The Ninja Doppelgänger EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Jemele Hill, Golovkin–Alvarez, and American Ninja Warrior’s Josh Levin.
Sept. 17 2017 2:00 PMHow Does a Batman Comic Book Inker Work?Artist Seth Mann talks about adding detail and texture to superhero illustrations.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 25 2017 5:16 PMHang Up and Listen: The U Bum EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL protests against Donald Trump, Kevin Durant’s psyche, and Atlanta’s hot new soccer team.
Slate Money
Sept. 23 2017 2:02 AMThe Anna’s Air Quotes EditionSlate Money on Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy, the new startup Loftium, and sukuk bonds.
The Gist
Sept. 22 2017 8:08 PM2007 Defined the Next Decade in PopHip-hop and R&B dominated the charts, but digital sales are what mattered.
Sept. 22 2017 7:45 AMBollywood Star Ali FazalOn crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.
The Gist
Sept. 21 2017 7:17 PMDylan Moran Will Say It to Your FaceIf you’ve gone through the trouble to craft a perfect joke about American girth, why dial it back for an American audience?
Political Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 4:00 PMThe “Equinox, the Rocket Man” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s latest attempt at repealing Obamacare, Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Trump’s tough talk at the U.N.
Sept. 21 2017 11:27 AMThe Last Person StandingIvanka Trump may just be the only Trump family member left at the end of this administration.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 21 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 1)The editor of the New Yorker on Hillary hatred and the problem with Obama cashing in on Wall Street.
Sept. 20 2017 4:00 PMA High Point in Bipartisan DealmakingOn Sept. 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush announced an unusual bipartisan deal— and he took flak for doing so.
Dear Prudence
Sept. 20 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Sunk Cost” EditionEvery time our wedding date approaches, my fiancé finds a way to put it off. Help!
The Gist
Sept. 19 2017 7:22 PMThe Frat Doesn’t Have Your BackFraternities protect themselves, but not their members.
Slate Money
Sept. 19 2017 10:28 AMThe Delicious Mexican Dirt EditionA Slate Money bonus episode on gaydar A.I., L'Oréal for men, Facebook advertising, and Ray Dalio.
The Gist
Sept. 18 2017 8:19 PMWas Booger Really a Nerd?Actor Curtis Armstrong on the deeper message within Revenge of the Nerds.
Sept. 18 2017 12:55 PMThe “How Does a Batman Comic Book Penciler Work?” TranscriptRead what David Finch had to say about drawing superheroes.
Sept. 16 2017 10:00 AMGerrymandering Goes Back to CourtAs is so often the case, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy.