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The Gist

The Underdog and the Bully

The Alabama election, as much of an upset as it was, restored a sense of normalcy in politics.

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Dec. 13 2017 6:07 PMWhat It’s Like to Report on CongressSlate’s Jim Newell on covering all the drama on Capitol Hill.
If Then
Dec. 13 2017 3:49 PMWhat’s Next for Net Neutrality?The man who coined the phrase reflects on the vote to kill it—and how it could yet be revived.
Dec. 13 2017 10:14 AMOn the Supreme Court’s Delicious Cake CaseAn Amicus podcast transcript.
The Gist
Dec. 12 2017 5:52 PMIt’s Partisanship, StupidDon’t blame a Roy Moore win on low black turnout.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 12 2017 10:00 AMAn Accidental SanctityBiblical scholar Mark Ward discusses his forthcoming book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible.
The Gist
Dec. 11 2017 8:53 PMThe Abortion Fight Led Us HereThe downside of progress is that someone has to lose. Where does all that energy go? In Alabama, a lot of it is going to Roy Moore.
Dec. 10 2017 2:00 PMHow Does a Gender-Reassignment Surgeon Work?Dr. Jess Ting talks about his role at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.
Slate Money
Dec. 9 2017 2:02 AMThe Petro EditionSlate Money on the United States, Brexit, and Venezuelan cryptocurrency.
Dec. 8 2017 2:01 PMTrump’s Endorsement and Alabama’s Senate RaceThe Republicans have come around on Roy Moore. Will it be enough to get him elected?
Dec. 8 2017 11:47 AMShe’s Gotta Have It and Filmmaker Greta GerwigThe Lady Bird director talks stepping behind the camera for the first time.
The Gist
Dec. 7 2017 8:18 PMCan You Win as the Party of Purity?Dahlia Lithwick says Democrats are stuck in a downward spiral of doing the honorable thing and hoping Republicans will meet them halfway.
Studio 360
Dec. 7 2017 5:01 PMGay Theater, Then and NowNew York Times theater critic Jesse Green and playwright Paul Rudnick on groundbreaking gay theater.
El Gabfest en Español
Dec. 7 2017 11:46 AMDe Traiciones Populistas y Personas del AñoTres periodistas y el Senador Tim Kaine analizan la reforma fiscal, el futuro de los Demócratas, y la posibilidad de un Dream Act.
The Gist
Dec. 6 2017 7:59 PMNext Falls Franken?Senate Democrats are clambering up to secure the moral high ground.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 6 2017 10:55 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Fractal Badness” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Disaster Artist, The Room, and Fiona the hippo.
Dec. 13 2017 5:27 PMThe Air Traffic TakedownIn 1981, Ronald Reagan served an ultimatum to air traffic controllers.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 13 2017 12:11 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Frantic Rabbity Burst” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on I, Tonya, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and “Cat Person.”
Dear Prudence
Dec. 13 2017 7:45 AMDear Prudence: The “Schrödinger’s Stolen Cat” EditionI took in an uncollared, unchipped cat as my own, but then I saw a “missing cat” poster that looked like my pet. Help!
Dec. 12 2017 5:39 PMYet Another Round of Attacks on the PressTrump’s latest barrage against the news media is deeply concerning.
Slow Burn
Dec. 12 2017 6:00 AMA Very Successful Cover-UpFor a long time, no one cared about Watergate. Why?
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 11 2017 7:13 PMHang Up and Listen: The Bronx Bombers’ Big Boppers EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, Russia’s Olympics ban, and NM Fishbowl.
Dec. 9 2017 10:00 AMProbing the Mueller Probe, and Inside the Chamber for Masterpiece CakeshopThe (legal) highs and lows of the Russia investigation, and oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
The Gist
Dec. 8 2017 7:11 PMDrama in AlabamaOur man in Birmingham explains how Roy Moore went from political pariah to anti-establishment champion.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Dec. 8 2017 1:29 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Live at Politics and Prose
Dec. 8 2017 11:19 AMHer Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado reads from her electric new book and talks about breaking the rules of fiction.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 7 2017 6:49 PMThe “Wedding Cake” EditionListen to Slate’s show about harassment-related resignations, cake-decorating preferences at the Supreme Court, and the Middle East peace process.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 7 2017 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “What’s Elf on the Shelf?” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about estranged grandparents and rule-bound children.
I Have to Ask
Dec. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Lawrence O’Donnell EditionThe MSNBC host and author on how the 1968 election changed American politics forever.
If Then
Dec. 6 2017 3:46 PMEllen Pao Knows Who Will Fix Sexism in Silicon ValleyA conversation with If Then about the tech industry and #MeToo.
Dec. 6 2017 10:18 AMThe Russia Strand Trump Fears MostIs it the secret meetings? The dirty money? Or that rumored “pee tape”?