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Lexicon Valley

Did Cavebabies Say Mama and Papa?

Languages across the world developed similar words for mom and dad. How is that possible?

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Aug. 22 2017 9:00 AMTrump’s Foreign Policy Isn’t “America First”Slate’s Joshua Keating on how the world sees Trump, and whether we should be worried about North Korea.
The Gist
Aug. 21 2017 7:05 PMThe Many Theories of Malcolm GladwellHow does Gladwell justify a character profile, explain a historical oversight, or spice up a story? He hangs a theory on it.
Slate Money
Aug. 19 2017 2:01 AMThe Only Way Is Ethics EditionSlate Money on the CEO council disbanding, companies’ responsibilities to shareholders, and impact investing.
Best of Slate Podcasts
Aug. 18 2017 6:19 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Represent
Aug. 18 2017 1:00 PMDetroit and Filmmaker Janicza BravoThe director talks about her “weird” new movie Lemon, directing Atlanta’s “Juneteenth” episode, and challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker.
The Gist
Aug. 17 2017 7:03 PMIs This the End of Steve Bannon?   Author Josh Green on the rumors around Trump’s chief strategist.  
Studio 360
Aug. 17 2017 6:17 PMSay It Loud: MoistOur favorite recent segments featuring writers and books, including one writer’s defense of a word everyone hates.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 17 2017 2:35 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Happiest Podcast on Earth” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast asks whether smartphones are really destroying a generation.
The Gist
Aug. 16 2017 8:01 PMThe Overreaction DoctrineMoshe Maor on how Trump’s over-the-top policy ideas are actually good politics.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 16 2017 12:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Hella Doomed” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Insecure, Dr. Strangelove, and a major controversy rocking the world of YA Twitter.
Dear Prudence
Aug. 16 2017 7:15 AMDear Prudence: The “Feelings Roulette” EditionI’m not sad my husband died. Am I heartless? Help!
Trumpcast
Aug. 15 2017 1:39 PMThe Last Newspaper War, Part 2In the concluding part of this episode, Josh King and Jim Warren discuss what print media must do to thrive during “this difficult transition.”
Conspiracy Thrillers
Aug. 15 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Bourne TrilogyThe action-packed series showed that even if the hero gets out alive, the conspiracy never ends.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 14 2017 5:41 PMHang Up and Listen: The Moneyball for Rich People EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Ezekiel Elliott, Sascha Zverev, and the unstoppable Dodgers.
Slate Money
Aug. 12 2017 2:01 AMThe Disney World EditionSlate Money on pink slime, Disney’s Netflix deal, and open seating plans.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 21 2017 7:32 PMHang Up and Listen: The Blackin’ Out the NFL and the Sun EditionSlate’s sports podcast on sports after Charlottesville, the WNBA, and Texas high school football.
Trumpcast
Aug. 21 2017 6:04 PMThe AntifaWho are the anti-fascists, and what are their roots?
The Gist
Aug. 18 2017 7:17 PMThe Year MTV Took Over the ChartsIn 1982, synth-pop came in strong, Hall and Oates crossed over into R&B, and Paul McCartney learned about racial harmony.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 18 2017 1:47 PMAgree to DisagreeThe Political Gabfest on what makes for great podcast chemistry.
Live at Politics and Prose
Aug. 18 2017 10:40 AMA Coming of (Middle) Age StoryTom Perrotta reads from his novel Mrs. Fletcher and explains why he wanted to call it The Milf.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 17 2017 7:02 PMThe “Very Fine People” EditionListen to Slate’s show about President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, its impact on the nation, and the Alabama Senate race.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 17 2017 3:10 PMBooks for the BeachThe Culture Gabfest on what to read before summer’s end.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 17 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk EditionThe author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.
Trumpcast
Aug. 16 2017 6:55 PMThe Press Conference That Did Him In?Will Trump become a lame-duck president?
The Good Fight Podcast
Aug. 16 2017 9:00 AMWhy Populists WinVoters know that populists won’t deliver on their promises. They just don’t care.
The Gist
Aug. 15 2017 6:56 PMWhy Are Police Unions So Aggressive?Former Boston cop Tom Nolan on why many police unions are angry at the public.
Trumpcast
Aug. 15 2017 1:30 PMThere’s Nothing New Under the SunAfter Charlottesville, there should be no mistaking whose side the president is on.
The Gist
Aug. 14 2017 6:50 PMThere Is No Order in CongressEverything in Congress is behind closed doors.
Trumpcast
Aug. 12 2017 7:00 AMThe Last Newspaper War, Part 1How are the New York Times and the Washington Post faring in their coverage of the biggest story of our time?
The Gist
Aug. 11 2017 4:41 PMBrandt Tobler Has a Problem With AuthorityTales from the guy who once threw a roulette ball at a pit boss.

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