Podcasts
Podcasts
Lexicon Valley
April 20 2015 11:30 AMShakespeare Used Double Negatives. Why Don't We?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo don't know nothing.
Amicus
April 18 2015 10:00 AMAmicus: The Politics of LawIn anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Is that fair?
The Gist
April 17 2015 7:05 PMFrom The Daily Show to the PastBrian Unger explains how his career led him to a job as a park ranger, slash historian, slash tour guide, slash Travel Channel TV host.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 17 2015 10:12 AMMatthew Crawford on Overcoming Our “Crisis of Attention”
DoubleX Gabfest
April 16 2015 8:00 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Spinster EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton embracing her grandma image.
Culture Gabfest
April 15 2015 11:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “’Tates and Sass” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on While We’re Young, Genius, and the historical legacies of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
The Moment
April 14 2015 11:19 AMJon Acuff on His Slow, Painful, Personal Do OverThe best-selling author talks about losing and rediscovering his creative voice with his new book, Do Over.
Hang Up And Listen
April 13 2015 7:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Lord Stanley’s Coffee Urn EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Masters, plus interviews with basketball shoe impresario Sonny Vaccaro and Stanley Cup keeper Philip Pritchard.
Working
April 13 2015 11:04 AMThe “How Does a Family Business Work?” EditionMonica Kalozdi and her son, Kicker, explain how they manufacture everything from diaper bags to jewelry boxes while still maintaining Sunday night dinners. 
Slate Money
April 11 2015 2:00 AMThe Lemons EditionSlate Money on why college is so expensive, the economics of the California drought, and letters from listeners.
Political Gabfest
April 10 2015 2:50 PMThe Live at the Bell House EditionListen to Slate’s show about the murder of Walter Scott, the presidential ambitions of Sen. Rand Paul, and the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The Audio Book Club
April 10 2015 11:18 AMThe Audio Book Club Learns How to Be BothSlate critics debate Ali Smith’s double helix of a novel.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 9 2015 9:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting, the “Quantity Time” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss quality time vs. quantity time, plus a new memoir about tracking down a childhood bully 40 years later.
Culture Gabfest
April 8 2015 6:12 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Bald Guys Fighting” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Furious 7, casting, and public shaming on the Internet.
TV Club Podcast
April 7 2015 11:00 PM“Can a Show That Is One Big Flashback Really Have a Cliffhanger?” and Other Questions From Better Call Saul’s Episode 10, “Marco”Our hosts split on the show’s season finale and speculate wildly about what’s ahead in Season 2.
Working
April 19 2015 2:00 AMThe “How Does a New Orleans Musician Work?” EditionSinger, songwriter, and guitarist Sarah Quintana talks about what it takes to make in one of the richest music scenes in the world. 
Slate Money
April 18 2015 2:00 AMThe Warren Buffett EditionSlate Money on the man, the fortune, and the future of Berkshire Hathaway.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2015 10:28 AMThe “Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the recently launched presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio, and Congress’s bipartisan consensus on Iran legislation.
The Gist
April 16 2015 7:27 PM50-Year-Old HitsIn 1965 there were a ton of deserving No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts, and two silly novelty ones.
The Gist
April 15 2015 7:38 PMPutin Programs, You DecideHow the Russian leader maintains his popularity by keeping a finger on the balance of media.
The Gist
April 14 2015 8:36 PMAr U for Spelling Reform?Spelling in English is so difficult that it might be hindering literacy rates. Maybe it’s time for a change.
The Checkup
April 14 2015 11:04 AMSexual Reality CheckOn this podcast about sexual myths, penis size, and sex after 70, The Checkup sticks to the facts. 
The Gist
April 13 2015 7:16 PMThomas Jefferson as TouchstoneAs democracy’s hero celebrates his 272nd birthday, a look at how the late president’s words continue to inspire, despite being misconstrued.
Amicus
April 11 2015 1:00 PMAmicus: Marriage ArrivesThe Supreme Court is finally taking up same-sex marriage. How did we get here and what should we expect next?
The Gist
April 10 2015 8:48 PMVincent D’Onofrio on Introversion and ActingMike asks the accomplished character actor a question no one has ever asked him before.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 10 2015 12:39 PMFrank Bruni Wants to Rewrite the Way High Schoolers Choose CollegesFrank Bruni discusses his new book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, at Politics & Prose.
The Gist
April 9 2015 6:22 PMRisk Lives Up to Its NameKevin Allison on the dark, kinky, and filthy storytelling podcast that’s too hot for public radio.
The Gist
April 8 2015 6:59 PMExpired ExschmiredHow seriously should we take the sell-by dates on our foods? Maria Konnikova will know.
Whistlestop
April 8 2015 9:28 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Wizard of OozeSlate’s new podcast about campaign history recounts Part 2 of the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
The Gist
April 7 2015 7:53 PMThe Moment Has ArrivedFilmmaker Brian Koppelman’s podcast explores how people who accomplish amazing things use inflection points as fuel.