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Our hosts assign more homework, recap last week’s challenge, and go deep on the value of close-in protection services.

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.
Slate Money
March 28 2015 2:02 AMThe Podcast PodcastSlate Money on the business of podcasting, with special guests Alex Blumberg and Will Mayo.
Political Gabfest
March 27 2015 10:40 AMThe “Say It With Me: President Ted Cruz” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Sen. Ted Cruz, the Supreme Court’s Confederate flag license plate case, and the tragic Germanwings plane crash.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 26 2015 9:51 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a revolutionary new sex ed class and how to ask other parents about guns in their homes.
Culture Gabfest
March 25 2015 12:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Scamp Stamp” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It’s Me, Hilary; Laura Kipnis’ article about “sexual paranoia” on campus; and the art of celebrity impressions.
TV Club Podcast
March 25 2015 9:00 AMThe Walking Dead PodcastSlate’s TV Club recaps Episode 15, “Try.”
The Gist
March 24 2015 6:52 PMThe Wizard of OozeEverett Dirksen was a man of unbending principles, the first of which was to be flexible at all times.
The Gist
March 23 2015 6:48 PMThe #NotAMovie Challenge BeginsTweet us an imaginary movie title, and you might inspire a new They Might Be Giants song. 
Working
March 23 2015 11:20 AMThe “How Does a Bail Bondsman Work?” EditionA self-described “bank for people that get incarcerated” explains how he assesses risk among celebrities, immigrants, and others who ask for his help.
Slate Money
March 21 2015 2:03 AMThe Literary EditionJournalist Alissa Quart shares her first book of poetry, then chats with Slate Money about Wall Street bonuses and the late David Foster Wallace’s tax advice.
Political Gabfest
March 20 2015 11:29 AMThe “Welcome Back, Vladimir” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Israeli elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return, and Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation.
Doublex
March 19 2015 10:38 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Does Choreplay Turn You On EditionListen to Slate’s show about choreplay.
Political Gabfest
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
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.
Amicus
March 28 2015 12:52 PMHow Much Is Too Much When It Comes to the Costs of Environmental Regulation?
The Gist
March 27 2015 6:08 PMThe Pit Boss of House of CardsGuest Beau Willimon told Kevin Spacey that he wanted to create a character that would eclipse all the others. In Frank Underwood, they did.
The Gist
March 26 2015 7:11 PMImmigrants Don’t Steal JobsOne economist makes his case for immigration reform, which would make us all rich—and give South Dakota a football team.
The Gist
March 25 2015 6:01 PMPractical YolksEggcellent news! The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is about to drop a long-standing guideline on cholesterol.
Culture Gabfest
March 25 2015 10:01 AMThe “Subliminal Plagiarism” Bonus SegmentJulia, Dana, and Jessica discuss influence, plagiarism, and borrowing.
Television
March 24 2015 7:05 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of Episode 15, “Try.”
Working
March 24 2015 3:36 PMThe “How Does a Bail Bondsman Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Ira Judelson in Episode 2 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
Hang Up And Listen
March 23 2015 5:00 PMHang Up and Listen: The Stuffed Sparrow on a Cricket Ball EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament, the retirement of NFL player Chris Borland, and the Cricket World Cup.
Lexicon Valley
March 23 2015 10:35 AMIs “Try And” an Acceptable Substitute for “Try To”?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a quirk of grammar that Henry Fowler believed “should not be discountenanced.”
The Gist
March 20 2015 7:32 PMScharpling and Wurster Do It BestTom Scharpling and Jon Wurster aren’t used to talking about what makes their imaginative radio comedy work, but we’ll make them try.
The Gist
March 19 2015 6:56 PMPuppy LoveCan animals feel emotions? Maria Konnikova explains what recent studies reveal about animal feelings.
The Gist
March 18 2015 6:08 PMPolitical KryptoniteAmong the flock of aspiring Republican presidential candidates, who will steal the most votes and money from Jeb Bush?
Whistlestop
March 18 2015 10:39 AMVote for Muskie, or He’ll CrySlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the 1972 election, when Sen. Edmund Muskie washed away his presidential ambitions with tears of anger.

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