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The Gist

Immigrants Don’t Steal Jobs

One economist makes his case for immigration reform, which would make us all rich—and give South Dakota a football team.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 26 2015 9:51 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a revolutionary new sex ed class and how to ask other parents about guns in their homes.
Culture Gabfest
March 25 2015 12:20 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Scamp Stamp” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It’s Me, Hilary; Laura Kipnis’ article about “sexual paranoia” on campus; and the art of celebrity impressions.
TV Club Podcast
March 25 2015 9:00 AMThe Walking Dead PodcastSlate’s TV Club recaps Episode 15, “Try.”
Television
March 24 2015 7:05 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of Episode 15, “Try.”
Working
March 24 2015 3:36 PMThe “How Does a Bail Bondsman Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Ira Judelson in Episode 2 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
Hang Up And Listen
March 23 2015 5:00 PMHang Up and Listen: The Stuffed Sparrow on a Cricket Ball EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NCAA Tournament, the retirement of NFL player Chris Borland, and the Cricket World Cup.
Lexicon Valley
March 23 2015 10:35 AMIs “Try And” an Acceptable Substitute for “Try To”?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a quirk of grammar that Henry Fowler believed “should not be discountenanced.”
The Gist
March 20 2015 7:32 PMScharpling and Wurster Do It BestTom Scharpling and Jon Wurster aren’t used to talking about what makes their imaginative radio comedy work, but we’ll make them try.
The Gist
March 19 2015 6:56 PMPuppy LoveCan animals feel emotions? Maria Konnikova explains what recent studies reveal about animal feelings.
The Gist
March 18 2015 6:08 PMPolitical KryptoniteAmong the flock of aspiring Republican presidential candidates, who will steal the most votes and money from Jeb Bush?
Whistlestop
March 18 2015 10:39 AMVote for Muskie, or He’ll CrySlate’s new podcast about campaign history revisits the 1972 election, when Sen. Edmund Muskie washed away his presidential ambitions with tears of anger.
The Gist
March 17 2015 7:07 PMMy Big Fat German DebtComparing Greek debt to the subprime mortgage crisis with Adam Davidson.
The Gist
March 16 2015 6:30 PMA Matter of ChorusHow has an emphasis on branding changed the relationship between a song’s title and chorus?
The Checkup
March 16 2015 2:00 PMOn the BrainThe Checkup from Slate and WBUR explores a brain implant for PTSD, dyslexia research, and a connection between musical training and language development.
Amicus
March 14 2015 2:04 AMAmicus: Throwing Away the KeyHas the Supreme Court turned its back on Guantánamo?
The Gist
March 25 2015 6:01 PMPractical YolksEggcellent news! The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is about to drop a long-standing guideline on cholesterol.
Culture Gabfest
March 25 2015 10:01 AMThe “Subliminal Plagiarism” Bonus SegmentJulia, Dana, and Jessica discuss influence, plagiarism, and borrowing.
TV Club Podcast
March 24 2015 11:00 PMThe Significance of Nearly Everything in Better Call Saul’s Episode 8, “Rico”The hosts of Slate’s TV Club podcast issue another listener challenge, reveal more Easter eggs, and discuss Jimmy’s behavior with a legal ethics attorney.
The Gist
March 24 2015 6:52 PMThe Wizard of OozeEverett Dirksen was a man of unbending principles, the first of which was to be flexible at all times.
The Gist
March 23 2015 6:48 PMThe #NotAMovie Challenge BeginsTweet us an imaginary movie title, and you might inspire a new They Might Be Giants song. 
Working
March 23 2015 11:20 AMThe “How Does a Bail Bondsman Work?” EditionA self-described “bank for people that get incarcerated” explains how he assesses risk among celebrities, immigrants, and others who ask for his help.
Slate Money
March 21 2015 2:03 AMThe Literary EditionJournalist Alissa Quart shares her first book of poetry, then chats with Slate Money about Wall Street bonuses and the late David Foster Wallace’s tax advice.
Political Gabfest
March 20 2015 11:29 AMThe “Welcome Back, Vladimir” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Israeli elections, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return, and Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation.
Doublex
March 19 2015 10:38 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Does Choreplay Turn You On EditionListen to Slate’s show about choreplay.
Political Gabfest
March 18 2015 1:50 PMThe “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
Culture Gabfest
March 18 2015 10:38 AMThe Culture Gabfest “America’s One Night Stand With Robin Thicke” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the “Blurred Lines” court case, Snapchat Discover, and what makes a good title.
Science
March 17 2015 6:00 AMSlate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies. 
Hang Up And Listen
March 16 2015 4:26 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hate, Hope, and Hockey EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Selection Sunday, I Hate Christian Laettner, NFL free agency, and the imploding Toronto Maple Leafs.
Working
March 16 2015 10:19 AMThe “How Does Adam McKay Work?” EditionThe writer, director, and producer talks to host Adam Davidson about collaborating with Will Ferrell, co-founding Funny or Die, and three different daily routines.
Slate Money
March 14 2015 2:03 AMThe Automatic for the People EditionSlate Money on odious debt as an international power play, Charles Schwab’s plan to create a robo-adviser, and the Apple smartwatch.

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