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The Gist

Falling for the Gambler’s Fallacy

How long-term probability misleads our short-term observations.

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.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Oct. 13 2017 7:19 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Gist
Oct. 12 2017 7:37 PMThe Shia LaBeouf of IslamAymann Ismail’s video series takes a look at what it’s like being Muslim in America.
Studio 360
Oct. 12 2017 5:01 PMAmerican Icons: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestThis is the story of America’s fight against authority.
Oct. 12 2017 12:35 PMGetting Off EasyHow did Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. avoid felony fraud charges in 2012?
The Gist
Oct. 11 2017 6:06 PMOklahoma Is Not OKLow tax rates, failing public services, and a governor who thinks prayer will fix the budget deficit. Why can’t Oklahoma get it together?
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 11 2017 1:21 PMHang Up Extra: The World Cup Catastrophe EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the U.S. men’s national team’s disastrous loss and how to fix American soccer.
The Good Fight Podcast
Oct. 11 2017 10:56 AMFighting Populism With PatriotismE. J. Dionne explains why we can’t beat Trump by running away from nationalism.
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.
The Gist
Oct. 14 2017 12:26 AMWhy Now With the Weinstein Stories?Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment was Hollywood’s worst-kept secret. What allowed two news giants to put it in print within days of one another?
Live at Politics and Prose
Oct. 13 2017 12:02 PMNasty Women Unite!Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding assemble great feminist writers to confront Trump’s America.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 12 2017 6:15 PMThe “Adult Day Care” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the GOP’s infighting, the fall of Harvey Weinstein, and the Clean Power Plan repeal.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 12 2017 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Some Kids Are Jerks” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about frozen embryos and difficult playmates.
I Have to Ask
Oct. 11 2017 7:03 PMI Have to Ask: The Jodi Kantor EditionThe New York Times reporter goes behind the scenes on her Harvey Weinstein stories.
Oct. 11 2017 2:20 PMA Corker of a StorySen. Bob Corker took Trump to task. What does that mean for the Republican Party?
Dear Prudence
Oct. 11 2017 12:00 PMDear Prudence: The “On the Nose” EditionMy adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 11 2017 10:34 AMThe Culture Gabfest “We’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Blade Runner 2049, Season 4 of Transparent, and Harvey Weinstein.