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The Gist

Girls Rule, and Boys Think They Rule More

It’s science.

May 22 2018 1:50 PMThe Represent Rose: The Royal WeddingBlack excellence was on display for Meghan and Harry’s big day.
Upon Further Review
May 22 2018 6:02 AMHow Actor Jesse Eisenberg Doomed the Phoenix SunsBack in 1993, the actor’s fan letter proved to be a fatal distraction in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Slate Money
May 19 2018 2:02 AMThe “Where’s My Tax Cut?” EditionSlate Money on tax cuts, jobs, and the Slate 90.
May 18 2018 11:28 AMDraconian and Cruel Immigration PoliciesThe Trump administration is succeeding at one thing: being cruel to immigrants.
I Have to Ask
May 18 2018 10:05 AMI Have to Ask: The Cecilia Muñoz EditionThe former Obama official on how Trump is reshaping America’s immigration policy.
Political Gabfest
May 17 2018 6:13 PMThe “Leaks and the Leaky Leakers Who Leaked Them” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Israeli violence toward Palestinians, White House leaks, and racial bias in marijuana arrests.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 17 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Great Grandma Name Debate” EditionDoes a grandma get to name herself “Nema”?
El Gabfest en Español
May 17 2018 11:22 AMDe Violencia en Israel y Lluvias de EstupidezLa administración Trump está causando problemas políticos, económicos, y humanitarios en todo el mundo.
The Gist
May 16 2018 9:00 PMDisconnecting the Dots in IsraelThe deaths in Gaza this week are linked, however indirectly, to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Try telling that to Fox News.
Slate Extra
May 16 2018 3:34 PMIn Republican Primaries, Trump’s Still the Winning TicketSlate’s Josh Voorhees on covering the primary elections and looking ahead to 2020.
Dear Prudence
May 16 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “I Wanna Kidnap a Dog” EditionMy family won’t get their dog fixed. Can I take it to the vet myself, without their permission? Help!
May 15 2018 12:16 PMA Torture Victim Speaks to Gina HaspelTrump’s CIA director nominee has overseen torture programs and now she’s being rewarded for it.
Studio 360
May 15 2018 6:00 AMWhen Bad People Make Good ArtHow should journalists cover the work of those exposed in the #MeToo era?
The Gist
May 14 2018 8:05 PMDoes Your Face Need a Workout?I’m not raising my eyebrows maniacally, I’m *exercising.*
May 14 2018 12:30 PMThe Psychic Tyranny of Shakespeare’s TyrantsHow the work of the playwright is useful to understanding our modern politics.
The Gist
May 22 2018 9:03 AMTwo-Party ProblemsRepublicans and Democrats dominate political life in the U.S., and that bipartisan division didn’t evolve naturally. It was engineered.
Hang Up And Listen
May 21 2018 6:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The My Favorite House EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Stephen Curry, legalized sports betting, and Tom Wolfe on Junior Johnson.
The Gist
May 18 2018 7:55 PMBreaking Up Comedy’s Boys ClubNell Scovell, the co-author of Lean In, has a simple solution for getting more women into writers’ rooms, and it rhymes with “conclusion glider.”
Live at Politics and Prose
May 18 2018 10:34 AMSing, Unburied, SingFor our special 200th episode, Jesmyn Ward discusses her 2017 National Book Award–winning novel.
The Gist
May 18 2018 9:57 AMBecky Hammon’s Next Big ShotA woman almost became president, but a woman hasn’t yet become a head coach in the NBA.
Studio 360
May 17 2018 5:00 PMPet ProjectsHow pets inspire and confound us.  
DoubleX Gabfest
May 17 2018 11:40 AMThe “What to Do With Bad Men” EditionThe Double X Gabfest on #MeToo men trying to make comebacks, Gina Haspel, and Marchesa.
May 17 2018 10:42 AMA Very Stormy DisclosureTrump repaid Michael Cohen after all, because of course he did.
If Then
May 16 2018 4:01 PMWelcome to the SwampA former Department of Justice antitrust official says the problems with the AT&T–Time Warner merger run much deeper than Michael Cohen.
Culture Gabfest
May 16 2018 10:32 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Smoke-N-Chill Novelties” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Rider, “This Is America,” and vaping.
The Gist
May 15 2018 2:19 PMIntroducing Upon Further ReviewEpisode 1 of Mike Pesca’s new podcast on the great sports what ifs.
Lexicon Valley
May 15 2018 12:15 PMThe Art of the SpielA brief history of oratory from the Gilded Age to the era of Trump.
Upon Further Review
May 15 2018 5:00 AMIf Nixon Was Good at Football, History Might Be DifferentAmerica’s favorite sport created a persecution complex for the 37th president.
Hang Up And Listen
May 14 2018 5:53 PMHang Up and Listen: The Seven Dwarves Versus Four Giants EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, Wayne Rooney, and tug of war.
May 12 2018 10:00 AMThe State of the State Attorneys GeneralMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on gun safety wins, the resistance, and Eric Schneiderman.