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Political Gabfest
Dec. 19 2014 10:46 AMThe “Why Close Guantánamo When You Can Open Havana?” EditionListen to Slate's show about normalizing relations with Cuba, Jeb Bush’s presidential exploration, and the year in online outrage.
The Gist
Dec. 18 2014 8:17 PMToo Beautiful to StopLuke Burbank is thriving with Too Beautiful To Live, the podcast he’s hosted since 2008.
Tv Club
Dec. 18 2014 3:33 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 10The “Orphans” edition.
The Gist
Dec. 17 2014 5:44 PMEditing Is No Laughing MatterDana Gould on the beauty of brevity in comedy podcasts.
The Gist
Dec. 16 2014 7:19 PMTen Years to StartUpTwo pioneering moments in podcast history that took place a decade apart.
The Gist
Dec. 15 2014 7:40 PMMarc Maron on the Best Podcast Episode EverThe Gist asks comedian Marc Maron about the role of empathy and therapy in his comedy podcast WTF
Slate Archives
Dec. 15 2014 5:05 PMSlate Voice: “No Reason for the Season”Torie Bosch reads her piece on the joy of celebrating a godless Christmas.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 15 2014 11:58 AMToo Much Grog Will Make You Groggy. But Where Does Grog Come From?Listen to Slate's show about the etymology of an 18th-century quaff, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
The Gist
Dec. 12 2014 8:08 PMCut Off From a Sex Life Too SoonAfter her husband died, she wrote to Dear Prudence saying, “I think I’m going to die if I don’t have sex soon.”
Political Gabfest
Dec. 12 2014 10:26 AMThe “America’s National Shame” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the CIA torture report, the fallout from Rolling Stone’s UVA story, and The Colbert Report’s legacy.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 5:01 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 15 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Merriam-Webster lexicographer about her workday.
Tv Club
Dec. 11 2014 2:38 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 9The “Tupperware Party Massacre” edition.
DoubleX Gabfest
Dec. 11 2014 9:27 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Aftermath of Rolling Stone EditionListen to Slate’s show about Rolling Stone’s story about gang rape at UVA.
Working
Dec. 10 2014 8:56 AMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 14 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a farmer about his workday.
The Gist
Dec. 8 2014 6:51 PMThe Uruguayan in ChiefA look back at the outgoing South American president who sprang from poverty and took radical stands on social issues.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 19 2014 9:36 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Truth About Santa EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss Santa Claus and holiday gifts that will get your kids to make something, not stare at a screen.
Working
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Working
Dec. 18 2014 3:06 PMWhat Does a Principal Do All Day?
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 17 2014 4:50 PMThe Culture Gabfest “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Top Five, the seven wonders of the modern world, and lumbersexuality.
Working
Dec. 16 2014 1:47 PMSlate’s Working Podcast: Episode 16 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a Google software engineer about her workday.
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 15 2014 5:05 PMHang Up and Listen: The I Love It When a Plan Comes Together EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Kobe Bryant, baseball’s winter meetings, and cheerleaders suing NFL teams. 
Working
Dec. 15 2014 2:33 PMThe “How Does a Google Coder Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores the world of a software engineer and her quest to write good code and good poetry.
Slate Money
Dec. 13 2014 2:30 AMThe Let’s Kill All the Lawyers EditionSlate Money on Preet Bharara’s overturned insider-trading convictions, a lawyer’s battle with a Chinese restaurant, and the decline in divorce proceedings.
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 12 2014 2:54 PMAndy Cohen and Wolf Blitzer Dish All the Gossip You Missed This YearThe television hosts discuss Cohen’s Diaries at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
The Gist
Dec. 11 2014 7:19 PMShakesbeerHark! When bards from Drunk Shakespeare visit, Mike must shotgun a beer.
Working
Dec. 11 2014 3:53 PMThe “How Does a Lexicographer Work?” EditionSlate’s podcast about work explores how a Merriam-Webster lexicographer defined the word take.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 11 2014 10:23 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Rock, Paper, Scissors” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild, Matisse’s Cutouts at MOMA, and the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
The Gist
Dec. 10 2014 6:01 PMIs “Mother’s Intuition” Real?How come mothers sometimes magically know when their children are in danger? Maria Konnikova joins us for a round of “Is This Bulls--t?” on The Gist.
The Gist
Dec. 9 2014 7:57 PMGoodness Gracious: Great Bio of FireJournalist Rick Bragg went deep with Jerry Lee Lewis—and lived to tell the Killer’s story.
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 8 2014 6:05 PMHang Up and Listen: The Transactions vs. Transgressions EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the college football playoff, UAB cutting its football team, and Robert Lipsyte’s tenure as ESPN’s ombudsman. 

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