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The Gist

Dylan Moran Will Say It to Your Face

If you’ve gone through the trouble to craft a perfect joke about American girth, why dial it back for an American audience?

Studio 360
Sept. 21 2017 4:09 PMHarvard’s Full of MoronsSpielberg’s greatness, BoJack Horseman’s edginess, and the worst seat at the symphony.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 21 2017 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Emotional Bloodshed” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about judging the other mom on the playdate.
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 10:00 AMThe DoubleX Gabfest “Hillary’s Yoga and Chardonnay” EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Hillary Clinton’s new book, sexual harassment on campus, and best friends.
The Gist
Sept. 20 2017 6:38 PMCredit Where Credit Is DueThe credit reporting bureaus don’t care about you. Why should they?
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 20 2017 9:40 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Toronto” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Justin Trudeau, Joni Mitchell, and Mudbound.
Sept. 19 2017 7:50 PMCornering ManafortWhy the most recent developments in the Paul Manafort investigation might leave the former Trump campaign chairman with no way out.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 19 2017 11:17 AMFrom Pidgins to CreolesWhen languages collide and creoles are born.
Slate Plus
Sept. 19 2017 9:00 AMHow Cities Need to Rethink Their InfrastructureSlate’s Henry Grabar on the challenges facing today’s cities, from climate change to powerful corporations to Trump.
Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 18 2017 7:43 PMHang Up and Listen: The Ninja Doppelgänger EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Jemele Hill, Golovkin–Alvarez, and American Ninja Warrior’s Josh Levin.
Sept. 17 2017 2:00 PMHow Does a Batman Comic Book Inker Work?Artist Seth Mann talks about adding detail and texture to superhero illustrations.
Sept. 16 2017 6:00 AMBecoming the OppositionA longtime Clinton adviser talks about living in Trump’s skin to prepare Hillary for the 2016 presidential debates.
The Gist
Sept. 15 2017 7:42 PMTed Leo’s Hanged-Man WisdomThe musician’s latest album offers a serenity prayer for political obsessives.
Sept. 15 2017 10:46 AMBig Freedia Comes to SlayThe Queen of Bounce on Big Freedia Bounces Back, cultural appropriation, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
Live at Politics and Prose
Sept. 15 2017 7:24 AMCrash OverrideWhen Zoë Quinn’s life was upended by Gamergate, she built a system to help other victims of online abuse.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 14 2017 6:05 PMThe “What Happened?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Trump’s flirtation with bipartisanship, Hillary Clinton’s new book, and Franklin Foer’s take on big tech.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 21 2017 4:00 PMThe “Equinox, the Rocket Man” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s latest attempt at repealing Obamacare, Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Trump’s tough talk at the U.N.
Sept. 21 2017 11:27 AMThe Last Person StandingIvanka Trump may just be the only Trump family member left at the end of this administration.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 21 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 1)The editor of the New Yorker on Hillary hatred and the problem with Obama cashing in on Wall Street.
Sept. 20 2017 4:00 PMA High Point in Bipartisan DealmakingOn Sept. 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush announced an unusual bipartisan deal— and he took flak for doing so.
Dear Prudence
Sept. 20 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Sunk Cost” EditionEvery time our wedding date approaches, my fiancé finds a way to put it off. Help!
The Gist
Sept. 19 2017 7:22 PMThe Frat Doesn’t Have Your BackFraternities protect themselves, but not their members.
Slate Money
Sept. 19 2017 10:28 AMThe Delicious Mexican Dirt EditionA Slate Money bonus episode on gaydar A.I., L'Oréal for men, Facebook advertising, and Ray Dalio.
The Gist
Sept. 18 2017 8:19 PMWas Booger Really a Nerd?Actor Curtis Armstrong on the deeper message within Revenge of the Nerds.
Sept. 18 2017 12:55 PMThe “How Does a Batman Comic Book Penciler Work?” TranscriptRead what David Finch had to say about drawing superheroes.
Sept. 16 2017 10:00 AMGerrymandering Goes Back to CourtAs is so often the case, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Slate Money
Sept. 16 2017 2:02 AMThe Homicidal Sexbots EditionSlate Money on Equifax, SoFi, and sex robots.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Sept. 15 2017 7:13 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Sept. 15 2017 10:07 AMIf You’re Concerned and You Know It, Just ImpeachChecking in on the Robert Mueller, Senate, and House Russia investigations.
The Gist
Sept. 14 2017 9:49 PMWhich Type Are You?Author Gretchen Rubin sorts people into four major personality types: Rebel, Obliger, Questioner, and Upholder.
Studio 360
Sept. 14 2017 6:01 PMLearning to Love Fuller HouseWhy B.J. Novak loves Fuller House, John McPhee’s writing tips, and Amadou and Mariam perform live.