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The “Osama Bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Osama Bin Laden’s reading list, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” and gender dynamics on Capitol Hill and the Upper East Side.

Live at Politics & Prose
May 22 2015 9:52 AMMona Eltahawy Discusses Headscarves and Hymens, Her New Book
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 21 2015 10:49 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Attacking Molly Weasley EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on having a child while single and a New York City school that is dividing children into groups by race.
Books
May 20 2015 11:00 AMSlate Voice: “ ‘And People?’ ”Listen to Gabe Roth read aloud about the picture book that taught his 3-year-old about death.
The Gist
May 19 2015 8:18 PMNine out of 10 Germs AgreeWe dig through Maria Konnikova’s purse for hand sanitizer. Will she come clean about its effectiveness?
The Gist
May 18 2015 7:42 PMWhy We Lost It Over Beanie BabiesHow understuffed plush toys helped launch e-commerce and win our hearts.
Hang Up And Listen
May 18 2015 4:37 PMHang Up and Listen: The 0–162 or Bust EditionSlate’s sports podcast takes your questions in a special spring call-in show.
Lexicon Valley
May 18 2015 11:14 AM“I Always Believed That Created Languages Were Art Pieces”Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to conlanger David J. Peterson about the art and craft of inventing languages for Game of Thrones.
Working
May 17 2015 2:05 AMThe “How Does a Host of Working Work?” EditionFor this season’s finale, the hosts of our podcast about what people do all day discuss their own day jobs.
Slate Money
May 16 2015 2:02 AMThe Business of Fertility
Political Gabfest
May 15 2015 10:36 AMThe “I Don’t Mean to Yell at You, but I Feel Good Doing It” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Seymour Hersh’s conspiratorial counter-narrative of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and Jeb Bush’s retrospective view of the Iraq war.
DoubleX Gabfest
May 14 2015 10:37 AMDoubleX Gabfest: Selfish in Thailand EditionListen to Slate’s show about the exploitation of nail salon workers.
Whistlestop
May 13 2015 5:36 PMFord, Reagan, and the Halloween MassacreSlate's podcast about campaign history revisits the Republican primary election of 1976.
Culture Gabfest
May 13 2015 11:33 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Steve Has a Hangover in Toronto” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ex Machina, David Letterman, and Lip Sync Battle.
The Moment
May 12 2015 10:19 AMNoah Emmerich on His Journey to The Truman Show and The AmericansThe co-star of FX’s The Americans talks about his career, his craft, and his initial hesitation about pursuing a “badge-and-gun” role on television.
Hang Up And Listen
May 11 2015 4:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hours of Something Approaching Pleasure EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Deflategate report, Bill Simmons’ departure from ESPN, and the rise of daily fantasy sports.
The Gist
May 21 2015 7:22 PMThe Present Tense (and Other Storytelling Secrets)Listen in as The Moth champ Matthew Dicks coaches a dad on how to talk about life with his autistic son.
The Gist
May 20 2015 10:27 PMDylan’s 14-Month MiracleFifty years ago, Dylan began creating three of rock’s most influential albums: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde.
Culture Gabfest
May 20 2015 10:57 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Badass Matriarchy” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mad Max: Fury Road and the Mad Men finale
Podcast for America
May 19 2015 6:09 PMThe Debut of Podcast for America!Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner on the culture of American politics.
Working
May 18 2015 6:28 PMThe “How Does a Host of Working Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked the show’s first host, David Plotz, about his career. 
The Moment
May 18 2015 4:21 PMBryan Garner on David Foster Wallace, Steven Pinker, and Why Language MattersThe lexicographer and author of Modern American Usage discusses the DFW essay that changed his life.
Live at Politics & Prose
May 18 2015 10:32 AMJoseph Stiglitz Discusses The Great Divide, His New Book
Amicus
May 16 2015 2:04 PMAmicus: Ready for Her Close-UpThe upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic is the splashiest dramatization of a Supreme Court justice in recent memory, but it’s hardly the only one.
The Gist
May 15 2015 7:31 PMIt’s Letterman’s World. We Just Critique It.What will it mean for Dave to sign off for good after a 33-year run?
The Gist
May 14 2015 8:23 PMEating Chinese Food Out of the CartonMike Pesca loves The Americans, so when the drama fell victim to the ultimate cliché, he had to challenge the creators.
The Gist
May 13 2015 5:59 PMAnother Blow to Bipartisan SpiritA new Senate bill unites Republicans behind an Obama agenda item. Um, what?
Slate Plus
May 13 2015 12:53 PMThe Slate Podcasts Soundboard!All your favorite Slate podcast personalities, saying all your favorite catchphrases.
The Gist
May 12 2015 7:10 PMOn Twitter, TV Follows YouHow social media has become a new credible research medium and programming tool for television.
The Gist
May 11 2015 7:17 PMSweetly Ruining Your MetabolismWhile sipping iced coffees outside, Mike reaches for a NutraSweet packet. Will Maria Konnikova approve?
The Checkup
May 11 2015 9:49 AMThe Checkup: Power to the PatientSlate and WBUR’s health podcast offers up three ways to take charge of your health care and medical data.

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