Podcasts
Podcasts
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.
Podcasts
April 7 2015 12:34 PMSlate RadioListen and subscribe to Slate's award-winning podcasts.
Hang Up And Listen
April 6 2015 4:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Earworm Madness EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Wisconsin and Kentucky, the 2015 baseball season, and how to write a sports theme tune.
Working
April 5 2015 2:05 AMThe Guy Who Helps Shrimp Clear Customs
Live at Politics & Prose
April 3 2015 4:03 PMGarry Wills Discusses The Future of Catholicism With Pope Francis, His New Book
Political Gabfest
April 3 2015 11:23 AMThe “So, Who Can You Discriminate Against?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement.
Television
April 2 2015 2:40 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
The Gist
April 1 2015 8:39 PMShakespeare Without the ScriptWherefore art thou a Chicago Improvised Shakespeare Company? A long running Chicago show mixes the bard with unscripted comedy.
Culture Gabfest
April 1 2015 10:25 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Fluffy Karaoke Chicken Bites Dog” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on White God, Simon Doonan’s “Charm Offensive,” and karaoke. 
The Checkup
March 30 2015 6:58 PMGrossologyThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR delivers a podcast that truly comes from the gut.
Hang Up And Listen
March 30 2015 5:12 PMHang Up and Listen: The UConn Territory EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, the U.S. women’s soccer team, and the state of the gay athlete.
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.
The Moment
April 7 2015 2:39 PMDavid Chang on Fear, Anger, and Pork BunsThe chef and restaurateur talks about survival in the early days of the Momofuku empire.
The Gist
April 6 2015 6:46 PMTED Talks Shame the DevilAuthor Megan Hustad found the crescendo of conviction at TED reminiscent of a tent revival sermon. It freaked her out.
Lexicon Valley
April 6 2015 12:32 PMWhy Is Pumpernickel Bread Named for a Farting Devil?Listen to Slate’s show about the flatulent history of a popular deli staple, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Slate Money
April 4 2015 2:05 AMThe Revolting EditionSlate Money on subprime auto loans, CEOs vs. states, and the biggest fund to divest from fossil fuels.
The Gist
April 3 2015 2:33 PMTargeted by PutinOne investment fund manager tangled with the Russian leader and lived to tell the tale. His associates were not so lucky.
TV Club Podcast
April 3 2015 9:00 AMThe Walking Dead PodcastSlate’s TV Club recaps the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
DoubleX Gabfest
April 2 2015 8:26 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Monica Makes a Joke EditionListen to Slate’s show about the return of Monica Lewinsky.
Whistlestop
April 1 2015 11:32 AMEisenhower, Taft, and the Texas StealSlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the acrimonious fight between Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination.
The Gist
March 31 2015 7:03 PMWhat’s a Walking Bass Line?Chris Molanphy steps us through the low-end hooks that make songs like “Good Times” and “Billie Jean” so infectious.
The Gist
March 30 2015 5:14 PMGunfight at the Walmart CorralShould shareholders have a say in the products a business sells? Why Trinity Church has called for a duel.
Working
March 29 2015 2:42 PMThe “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” EditionThe assistant secretary-general for field support explains what it’s like to work behind a desk in New York and in crisis situations around the world.