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How Does a Comic Book Librarian Work?

Caitlin McGurk talks about collection development and exhibition curation at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Oct. 21 2017 10:00 AMHow Donald Trump Is Filling the Numerous Vacancies on the Federal BenchRead what Slate’s Amicus podcast asked Kristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
The Gist
Oct. 20 2017 7:11 PMMarc Maron and Brendan McDonaldHow bad does a beef have to be for a comedian to refuse to go on WTF With Marc Maron?
Oct. 20 2017 2:46 PMHello Dossier, My Old FriendIt’s the return of the document Donald Trump can’t stop talking about.
Live at Politics and Prose
Oct. 20 2017 11:00 AMOf Dogs and MailmenEileen Myles has woven a surreal and moving memoir about her beloved late pit bull, Rosie.
The Gist
Oct. 19 2017 6:49 PMFlags Tell FibsWhy flags make good symbols but bad historical records.
Studio 360
Oct. 19 2017 5:03 PMSugar MouthArtists Agnès Varda and JR on a road trip—and a sugar binge.
Oct. 19 2017 1:41 PMA “Momentous” Supreme Court Term?Read what the ACLU’s national legal director told Slate’s Amicus podcast about the high court’s fall term.
The Gist
Oct. 18 2017 7:38 PMFalling for the Gambler’s FallacyHow long-term probability misleads our short-term observations.
Oct. 18 2017 12:38 PMImpunity for Men Like TrumpGuys like Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump have long been able to get away with things. Is that coming to an end?
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 18 2017 11:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Priceless Moments” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Netflix’s American Vandal, and teenage anxiety.
The Gist
Oct. 18 2017 9:11 AMThe Stupid Genius of Dexter GuffBecause the thought-leader/life-hacker/productivity-optimizer trope was ripe for parody.
Slate Plus
Oct. 17 2017 1:50 PMHollywood’s Struggles With Harassment Are Nothing NewSlate’s Aisha Harris on the Weinstein scandal and minority representation in Hollywood.
The Gist
Oct. 16 2017 10:34 PMSarah Kliff ­­­­­­­­­on the Big QuestionsIs Obamacare bending the cost curve? Would its demise cause more people to die? Sarah Kliff from Vox weighs in.
Oct. 16 2017 12:35 PMThe Obama Backlash in Two PartsWhite racial resentment and the undoing of the Affordable Care Act.
Oct. 14 2017 10:00 AMThe Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump EraKristen Clarke of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on the federal judiciary.
Slate Money
Oct. 21 2017 2:01 AMThe Codfather EditionSlate Money on the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, Scandinavian economics, and the 30th anniversary of Black Monday.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Oct. 20 2017 5:19 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Oct. 20 2017 11:19 AMTelling Marsha P. Johnson’s StoryWe discuss the importance of trans perspectives in filmmaking and talk to activist Victoria Cruz about her role in Netflix’s new documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
Oct. 19 2017 7:00 PMThe “How Does a Comic Book Colorist Work?” TranscriptRead what Dean White had to say about bringing vibrant hues to Batman’s world.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 19 2017 5:40 PMThe “President Pence” EditionListen to Slate’s show about presidents and grieving military families, Mike Pence’s core politics, and the opioid crisis.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 19 2017 2:06 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Poison Resentment” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast talks to John Culhane about being a two-dad family.
DoubleX Gabfest
Oct. 19 2017 9:55 AMThe DoubleX Gabfest “The Wire With Wigs” EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Harvey Weinstein, The Deuce, and ageism.
Oct. 18 2017 5:13 PMAt the Heart of the President’s HeartIn 1955, a presidential heart attack changed the relationship between the press and the presidency.
I Have to Ask
Oct. 18 2017 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Gabriel Sherman EditionRoger Ailes’ biographer on how Fox News has changed and why Rupert Murdoch “loathes” Trump.
Oct. 18 2017 10:39 AMHarvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” CultureDozens of women have accused the film mogul of sexual harassment and assault. What does the fallout tell us about the industry’s power dynamics?
Dear Prudence
Oct. 18 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” EditionMy brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 17 2017 1:44 PMWhence Baby Mama?John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 16 2017 5:27 PMHang Up and Listen: The How Many Altuves EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance, Jose Altuve, and the Portland Thorns.
Oct. 15 2017 2:00 PMHow Does a Comic Book Store Owner Work?Jared Smith talks about the weekly grind of bringing comics to readers.
Slate Money
Oct. 14 2017 2:01 AMThe Some of My Best Friends Are Petroleum Engineers EditionSlate Money on Richard Thaler, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, and Brexit.