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The Gist
April 21 2016 7:17 PMThe Energy Crisis and the End of American LiberalismWhat the energy crisis in the ’70s taught Americans about government.
DoubleX Gabfest
April 21 2016 2:55 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Spanx and Spanking EditionListen to the show on feminist sororities, whether parenthood cuts into creativity, and the new book Sex With Shakespeare.
Culture Gabfest
April 20 2016 6:04 PMWhat Accents Are Our Hosts Hiding?The Culture Gabfest folks dissect their hometown intonations.
The Gist
April 19 2016 7:19 PMGet a Life ... CoachThese days even life coaches have life coaches, but are they effective?
Working
April 19 2016 5:23 PMWhat’s in Your Sausage? A gourmet D.C. butcher breaks down how he brings ethical animal practices from farm to table.
Trumpcast
April 19 2016 2:28 PMAmerica’s BerlusconiAn Italian journalist gives us advice on how to handle a loud, vain, amateur politician.
The Gist
April 18 2016 6:35 PMBill Clinton’s Advance Man Tells AllWhen you look at a presidential campaign as theater, every hat and private plane becomes part of the set.
Working
April 18 2016 12:05 PMThe “How Does a Butcher Work?” EditionSlate’s Jacob Brogan talks to a butcher who works with whole animals and makes artisanal cured meats.
Amicus
April 16 2016 9:01 AMAmicus: Contra ObamaAs Senate Republicans refuse to consider the Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, the remaining eight justices take up his immigration directive.
Slate Money
April 16 2016 2:02 AMThe Future History Festival EditionSlate Money live with Rose Eveleth and Gideon Lichfield.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 15 2016 4:27 PMJames McBride on the Godfather of SoulThe National Book Award winner on James Brown in Kill ‘Em and Leave.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 15 2016 8:00 AMShould You Ever Discipline Another Parent’s Kid? Mom and Dad Are Fighting navigates a tricky playground faceoff.  
Getting In
April 14 2016 6:04 PMGetting In Episode 8: Adding Historically Black Colleges to Your ListThe podcast looks at why minority-serving institutions may be the best fit for some college-bound students.
Culture Gabfest
April 14 2016 4:18 PMThese Turn-of-the-Century Jams Are the Throwbacks of the FutureThe Culture Gabfest builds a playlist.
Trumpcast
April 14 2016 2:47 PMA Public Display of AutoeroticismHow much has Trump changed over the last 20 years?
Getting In
April 21 2016 3:51 PMGetting In Episode 8A: Does Moving to a “Better” School District Improve My Child’s Admissions Chances?The podcast looks at how attending a higher ranking high school may or may not affect college acceptance.
The Gist
April 20 2016 7:39 PMDid Bernie Pull Hillary to the Left?Slate’s Jamelle Bouie explains what the Democratic primary tells us about how the party as a whole has shifted.
Culture Gabfest
April 20 2016 9:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “I Just Didn’t Believe He Was Raised by Wolves” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Jungle Book, Confirmation, and the fate of NPR.
Hang Up And Listen
April 19 2016 6:32 PMShould We Be Weirded Out That These Grown Men Call Their Bosses Mr.Hang Up And Listen answers a listener’s question about a strange point of sports etiquette. 
The Moment
April 19 2016 3:22 PMKaryn Kusama on The Invitation and Being Comfortable in Her SkinThe gifted director talks about recognizing the strangeness in great works of art.
Lexicon Valley
April 19 2016 11:25 AMRed Herring: A Wild Goose Chase That Stinks From FishHow did Clupea harengus come to signify a diversionary tactic?
Hang Up And Listen
April 18 2016 5:33 PMHang Up and Listen: The San Antonio Big Macs EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Kobe Bryant, hard fouls against Jeremy Lin, the Rams–Titans trade, and ads on NBA jerseys.
Trumpcast
April 18 2016 9:41 AM(Moral) Larceny … With Flair!Talking with Newsweek contributor Wayne Barrett about Donald Trump’s shady business practices.
Best of Slate Podcasts
April 16 2016 8:36 AMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Gist
April 15 2016 6:35 PMBillboard Hits From 1986Back when our host was 14 years old, the hit songs were all big hair diva pop, big hair metal, and some guy named Falco.
Political Gabfest
April 15 2016 12:54 PMWhat #NeverTrump Can Learn From This Spooky 1964 Campaign Ad The Political Gabfest examines a surprisingly topical attack ad from LBJ’s 1964 race against Barry Goldwater.
The Gist
April 14 2016 6:50 PMHurry Up and FastIs spending a day without food the ultimate weight-loss trick? Or outright dangerous?
Political Gabfest
April 14 2016 5:34 PMThe “Count Me Out” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the New York primary, Paul Ryan’s rejection of a possible presidential nomination, and the fallout from North Carolina’s LGBT-discriminatory law.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 14 2016 4:17 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Positive Opposites EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about vegan preschools and non-punishments.
You Must Remember This
April 14 2016 7:00 AMActress, Opera Star, CongresswomanHelen Gahagan Douglas fought for liberty—and watched Richard Nixon end her political career.

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