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The Trying to Be Clever Edition 

Author and “Sketch Guy” columnist Carl Richards joins Slate Money to talk about financial planning, billionaire whimsy, and the flash crash.

The Gist
April 24 2015 8:02 PMSon, Your Grandpa Is a Little SketchyEmily Yoffe of Slate’s Dear Prudence column advises a father considering introducing his toddler to a skeevy, narcissistic grandpa.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 24 2015 10:03 AMPaul Beatty’s Brilliant Social SatireThe author discusses his new book, The Sellout, at Politics & Prose.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 23 2015 10:14 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Barrenness EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on child support and the choice not to have children. 
Culture Gabfest
April 22 2015 11:02 AMThe Culture Gabfest “About Lightning” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on About Elly, movie trailers, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s SNAP challenge.
The Gist
April 21 2015 6:03 PMWe Dish on the KnishThe traditional Jewish soul food is filled with potatoes, onions, and for one author, family history.
The Gist
April 20 2015 7:20 PMBefore Bombs Fell Out of FavorAuthor Bryan Burrough on why the explosive tactics of the 1970s political underground are rarely used today.
Lexicon Valley
April 20 2015 11:30 AMShakespeare Used Double Negatives. Why Don't We?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo don't know nothing.
Amicus
April 18 2015 10:00 AMAmicus: The Politics of LawIn anticipation of big decisions on marriage equality and Obamacare, many are talking about the balance of political power on the Supreme Court. Is that fair?
The Gist
April 17 2015 7:05 PMFrom The Daily Show to the PastBrian Unger explains how his career led him to a job as a park ranger, slash historian, slash tour guide, slash Travel Channel TV host.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 17 2015 10:12 AMMatthew Crawford on Overcoming Our “Crisis of Attention”
DoubleX Gabfest
April 16 2015 8:00 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Spinster EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton embracing her grandma image.
Culture Gabfest
April 15 2015 11:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “’Tates and Sass” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on While We’re Young, Genius, and the historical legacies of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
The Moment
April 14 2015 11:19 AMJon Acuff on His Slow, Painful, Personal Do OverThe best-selling author talks about losing and rediscovering his creative voice with his new book, Do Over.
Hang Up And Listen
April 13 2015 7:52 PMHang Up and Listen: The Lord Stanley’s Coffee Urn EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Masters, plus interviews with basketball shoe impresario Sonny Vaccaro and Stanley Cup keeper Philip Pritchard.
Working
April 13 2015 11:04 AMThe “How Does a Family Business Work?” EditionMonica Kalozdi and her son, Kicker, explain how they manufacture everything from diaper bags to jewelry boxes while still maintaining Sunday night dinners. 
Political Gabfest
April 24 2015 11:48 AMThe “Would You Attend a Gay Wedding?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Europe’s burgeoning immigration crisis, the Koch brothers’ vacillating views on Gov. Scott Walker, and the Supreme Court’s gay marriage cases.
The Gist
April 23 2015 6:31 PMWhat Makes a Story UnforgettableWe asked our listeners to help us find the greatest story ever told, so Matt Dicks can coach it into an even greater story.
The Gist
April 22 2015 5:29 PMAre Probiotics Bunk?Maria Konnikova has the scoop on yogurt that promises clearer skin and slimmer waists. 
Whistlestop
April 22 2015 8:33 AMMa, Ma, Where’s My Pa?Slate’s new podcast about campaign history tells the salacious tale of the love child that nearly cost Grover Cleveland the 1884 election.
The Moment
April 21 2015 2:00 AMKerry Bishé on Acting, Scrubs, and the Year of Saying “Yes”The co-star of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire on her career, working with director Edward Burns, and building a boat.
Hang Up And Listen
April 20 2015 5:30 PMHang Up and Listen: The Our Dump EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Warriors and Hawks, Boston’s Olympic bid, and the Islanders’ last days at Nassau Coliseum.
Working
April 19 2015 2:00 AMThe “How Does a New Orleans Musician Work?” EditionSinger, songwriter, and guitarist Sarah Quintana talks about what it takes to make in one of the richest music scenes in the world. 
Slate Money
April 18 2015 2:00 AMThe Warren Buffett EditionSlate Money on the man, the fortune, and the future of Berkshire Hathaway.
Political Gabfest
April 17 2015 10:28 AMThe “Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the recently launched presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio, and Congress’s bipartisan consensus on Iran legislation.
The Gist
April 16 2015 7:27 PM50-Year-Old HitsIn 1965 there were a ton of deserving No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts, and two silly novelty ones.
The Gist
April 15 2015 7:38 PMPutin Programs, You DecideHow the Russian leader maintains his popularity by keeping a finger on the balance of media.
The Gist
April 14 2015 8:36 PMAr U for Spelling Reform?Spelling in English is so difficult that it might be hindering literacy rates. Maybe it’s time for a change.
The Checkup
April 14 2015 11:04 AMSexual Reality CheckOn this podcast about sexual myths, penis size, and sex after 70, The Checkup sticks to the facts. 
The Gist
April 13 2015 7:16 PMThomas Jefferson as TouchstoneAs democracy’s hero celebrates his 272nd birthday, a look at how the late president’s words continue to inspire, despite being misconstrued.
Amicus
April 11 2015 1:00 PMAmicus: Marriage ArrivesThe Supreme Court is finally taking up same-sex marriage. How did we get here and what should we expect next?

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