Podcasts
Podcasts
Political Gabfest
Jan. 16 2015 1:37 PMThe “Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Romney 2016, and Obama’s community college initiative.
The Gist
Jan. 15 2015 7:41 PMWhere Are America’s Terrorist Cells?The possibility of a terror attack in the United States is real, but so are bigger threats.
The Gist
Jan. 14 2015 8:35 PMShould You Buy the Fitbit?A survey of the best (and worst) wearables for your wrist.
The Gist
Jan. 13 2015 7:00 PMIs “Don’t Be Evil” More Than a Slogan?Is the Internet inherently good for mankind, or is it just good for business?
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 12 2015 4:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Football Move EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Dez Bryant’s disputed catch, the NBA’s surprising Hawks and Pistons, and the first free ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall.
Amicus
Jan. 10 2015 1:32 PMAmicus: The Super LawyersDahlia Lithwick talks to the author of a new report about the elite group of lawyers who bring most of the cases at the Supreme Court.
The Gist
Jan. 9 2015 6:58 PMIf LBJ Faced Today’s CongressHow did Lyndon B. Johnson get so much done? A corrective history from Julian Zelizer.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 9 2015 10:42 AMLe “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo” ÉditionListen to Slate's Political Gabfest about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the new Republican majority in both houses of Congress, and the decline in NYPD policing.
The Gist
Jan. 8 2015 7:58 PMShh! ASMR Isn’t RealThe Gist gets a tingly feeling when Maria Konnikova calls bulls--t on the very scientific-sounding term “autonomous sensory meridian response.”
DoubleX Gabfest
Jan. 8 2015 10:37 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Bright Young Things EditionListen to Slate’s show about whether you need to talk more to your toddlers.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 7 2015 1:40 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The Brio of the Buoy” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mr. Turner, Lee Daniels’ new show Empire, and D’Angelo’s new album Black Messiah.
The Gist
Jan. 5 2015 6:38 PMMario Cuomo’s Missed Career in Stand-UpDid the late New York governor’s policy prescriptions from a 1992 speech hold up? We review the tape with Jacob Weisberg and Adam Davidson.
Slate Money
Jan. 3 2015 7:24 AMThe Econ 101 EditionInspired by an email from a teacher, the Slate Money crew discusses 10 things that every high school economics student should know.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 2 2015 10:48 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Better Luck This Year EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on parenting resolutions, drinking around kids, and how to be a good aunt. 
The Gist
Dec. 31 2014 6:18 PMRedial-a-SongMike Pesca was a devoted fan of They Might Be Giants’ infamous answering-machine project in the ’80s. With the band rebooting Dial-a-Song for 2015, Mike will premiere a new song every Monday on the Gist.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 16 2015 1:21 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The I Quit EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on when to let your kids quit activities, and parenting with chronic pain. 
TV Club
Jan. 15 2015 4:14 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 12The “Show Stoppers” edition.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 14 2015 5:44 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Expensive Speech” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Selma, the cultural response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and the new online-only Merriam-Webster edition.
The Gist
Jan. 12 2015 7:05 PMA Better Name for 11Mike Pesca admits his beef with the number that comes after 10.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 12 2015 12:48 PMThe Etymology of Cockamamie Is Just ThatListen to Slate’s show about the Yiddish-inflected origin of a crazy word, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Slate Money
Jan. 10 2015 7:17 AMThe “Shrinkage” EditionSlate Money on shrinking birthrates in Japan, shrinking prices in the eurozone, and the shrinking cost of television access. 
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 9 2015 12:19 PMIran-Contra and Reagan’s Abuse of PowerMalcolm Byrne discusses his new book, Iran-Contra, at Politics & Prose.
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 9 2015 9:29 AMThe Audio Book Club Makes a Brilliant FriendSlate critics debate the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels.
TV Club
Jan. 8 2015 4:34 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 11The “Magical Thinking” edition.
The Gist
Jan. 7 2015 6:33 PMA Poet Goes to MerConMatthea Harvey’s work explores the in-between-ness of man and mythical creature. She was drawn to Las Vegas, of course.
The Gist
Jan. 6 2015 7:14 PMThe Right to Remain UncivilThe quest to implement and enforce civility codes isn’t a fair fight.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 5 2015 4:27 PMHang Up and Listen: The Great Scott EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL and college football playoffs and the death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. 
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 2 2015 11:25 AMSelected Memoir Readings at Politics & ProseRobert Timberg, Val Wang, and other writers read from their memoirs at Politics & Prose.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 2 2015 10:04 AMThe “Year’s Best Gabfest” EditionListen to three of the best Gabfest segments from 2014.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 31 2014 9:43 AMThe Culture Gabfest “New Theme Song” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest comes up with new theme music! Out with the old, in with the new.

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