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The “How Does a Debate Moderator Work?” Edition

John Donvan of Intelligence Squared U.S. says a good debate starts with asking the right question.

The Checkup
Aug. 3 2015 9:31 AMThe Checkup: Teenage ZombiesSlate and WBUR’s health podcast dares to look inside the adolescent mind.
The Gist
July 31 2015 7:27 PMThe Man Behind Cabin Boy Sails OnComedy writer Adam Resnick on getting a Letterman internship, Death to Smoochy, and being your own worst enemy.
Live at Politics & Prose
July 31 2015 10:45 AMWilliam Finnegan’s Obsessive Wave-ChasingThe New Yorker writer reminisces about surfing in Barbarian Days.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 30 2015 9:19 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The After Sex After Baby EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on viral parenting and raising an organic child.
Culture Gabfest
July 29 2015 9:43 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Go Set a Pet” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Look of Silence, GMOs, and Dr. Seuss’ newly released book.
Working
July 28 2015 6:08 PMHow Does a Club Doorman Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a New York City front of house manager about nightlife, table service, guest lists, and celebrity clientele.
Culture Gabfest
July 28 2015 3:09 PMThe “Vocal Fry” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, Stephen, and Ann discuss women’s voices, vocal fry, and more.
The Gist
July 27 2015 7:06 PMWork Harder, AmericaAdam Davidson explains what Jeb Bush doesn’t understand about the relationship between productivity and capitalism.
Lexicon Valley
July 27 2015 11:02 AMThe Jittery History of a Very Nervous PhraseBob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Working
July 26 2015 2:05 AMThe “How Does a Club Doorman Work?” EditionTo manage the rope line, guest list, and celebrity clientele at a New York venue, it helps to be something of a socialite—and to know when to call security.
The Gist
July 24 2015 6:57 PMOvercoming the Intraoffice Cold ShoulderEmily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column advises a woman who has tried just about everything to resolve a workplace tension.
Political Gabfest
July 24 2015 10:29 AMThe “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich, Sandra Bland, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay.
DoubleX Gabfest
July 23 2015 10:18 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Manic Panic Armpits EditionListen to Slate’s show about long, neon-colored female armpit hair.
Whistlestop
July 22 2015 4:56 PMThe Worst Answer to “Why Do You Want to Be President?” in Campaign HistorySlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history remembers when Ted Kennedy challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980.
The Gist
July 21 2015 7:43 PMComedy Isn’t PrettyMike Schur of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation on the correlation between beauty and funny.
Slate Money
Aug. 1 2015 2:01 AMThe National Politics EditionLaw professor and author Zephyr Teachout joins the Slate Money crew to discuss money in campaigns, money in Puerto Rico, and money in Hillary’s speech.
Political Gabfest
July 31 2015 11:21 AMThe “How to Debate a Drunk Person” EditionLive from Washington, D.C., the Political Gabfest on the upcoming Republican primary debate, the New York magazine cover story about the allegations against Bill Cosby, and the rise of Uber.
The Gist
July 30 2015 7:07 PMTed Cruz Hits the RoadPolitico’s Manu Raju explains why Ted Cruz freaked out about the highway funding bill.
The Gist
July 29 2015 6:49 PMBed Bugs Are Unvanquishable and It’s Our FaultThe amazing story of the underground pockets of DDT-resistant bed bugs that emerged after World War II to haunt our dreams.
The Gist
July 28 2015 6:45 PMThe Telltale Story of MSGIs monosodium glutamate, often shunned over health concerns, unfairly maligned? We got the ABCs on MSG.
Podcast for America
July 28 2015 3:26 PMNo More Fire Metaphors, With David AxelrodObama serves up some real talk about outrageous Republican comments on the campaign trail.
The Moment
July 28 2015 2:00 AMDivya Narendra on Entrepreneurship, Trust, and Life After FacebookThe social media pioneer opens up about the lawsuit that could’ve defined his career.
Hang Up And Listen
July 27 2015 5:03 PMHang Up and Listen: The NBA Meets American Ninja Warrior EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Basketball Tournament, women coaching men’s sports, and the book Wax Pack.
Behind the Scenes
July 27 2015 10:30 AMWhat Will Happen After Marriage Equality?And more from Slate’s Outward live event in New York.
Slate Money
July 25 2015 2:02 AMThe Public Exposure EditionThe Slate Money crew on the outing of adulterers, evil banks, and one money-hungry media company.
Live at Politics & Prose
July 24 2015 10:42 AMDon Winslow on Creating El Chapo’s Fictional CounterpartThe author of Savages discusses his new book, The Cartel, at Politics & Prose.
The Gist
July 23 2015 7:54 PMStep Inside the JuiceboxxxIn Part 2 of our series, The Gist’s favorite rapper describes what it’s like to be the subject of his friend’s new book.
The Gist
July 22 2015 9:35 PMFirst Taste of the JuiceboxxxOur two-part series about The Gist’s new favorite rapper begins with friendship, art, and a mind-blowing set.
Culture Gabfest
July 22 2015 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Haders Gonna Hade, Hackers Gonna Hack, Gawkers Gonna Gawk” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Trainwreck, Mr. Robot, and the controversy at Gawker.
Working
July 21 2015 3:48 PMHow Does a Matchmaker Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a Philadelphia-based matchmaker about finding love connections the old-fashioned way in the age of online dating.

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