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Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 2 2015 11:02 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Dad and Dad Are Fighting Edition Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on gay parenting, marriage equality, and the difficulties of taking parenting advice. 
Culture Gabfest
July 1 2015 11:01 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Quinquennial Strut” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Love & Mercy, songs of summer, and Summer Strut 2015.
Education
June 30 2015 5:26 PMSlate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective”Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.
The Moment
June 30 2015 2:01 AMDebbie Gibson Reflects on Her Electric YouthThe iconic pop star reflects on life as a teenage sensation and the years she’s spent since getting to know herself.
Hang Up And Listen
June 29 2015 4:59 PMHang Up and Listen: The Other People’s Podcasts EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the USA’s quarterfinal victory in the World Cup, the increase in MLB pitcher injuries, and proposed changes to the NBA draft.
Slate Money
June 27 2015 2:06 AMThe Punch Bowl EditionOur hosts answer your questions about the Fed, inflation and equities, and the financial crises in Greece and Argentina.
The Gist
June 26 2015 7:55 PM1990: The Year Before Music Changed ForeverMike Pesca strikes a pose as we explore the many highs and unforgettable lows of the 1990 Billboard chart.
Amicus
June 26 2015 11:00 AMThe “The Storm Before the Storm” TranscriptThe Supreme Court is beginning to rain down decisions. Here’s what Dahlia Lithwick discussed on her latest episode of Amicus.
The Gist
June 25 2015 4:48 PMIs the “Five-Second Rule” Baloney?Scientists have actually studied the commonly held belief that food on the floor is still edible as long as it is rescued quickly. 
Whistlestop
June 25 2015 12:10 PMTruman Defeats Dewey, an Upset for the AgesSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history explains how Harry Truman pulled off an improbable victory over Thomas Dewey in the election of 1948.
Podcast for America
June 24 2015 3:31 PMThe “Thoughtful, Emotionally Weighty” EditionMark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Alex Wagner on the Confederate flag’s place in the campaign, Hillary’s hints of a leftward push, and Trump’s seat at No. 11.
The Gist
June 24 2015 8:17 AMThe Gist ListAn interview with Mike Pesca about the long, detailed, occasionally baffling iPhone note where he keeps all his ideas.
The Moment
June 23 2015 11:53 AMThe Six Degrees of James Le GrosKnown for roles in Drugstore Cowboy and Living in Oblivion, the well-traveled actor explains why he never faces the facts.
Hang Up And Listen
June 22 2015 5:55 PMHang Up and Listen: The Zack the Ball-Catching Maniac EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the U.S. Open, the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup, and the fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit.
Amicus
June 22 2015 8:25 AMAmicus: The Storm Before the StormWith just over a week left in its term, the Supreme Court is beginning to rain down decisions.
The Gist
July 1 2015 7:40 PMPoking Holes in AcupunctureAs Mike needles Maria Konnikova’s chi with questions, will her analysis remain on point?
The Gist
June 30 2015 8:13 PMWill Gay Marriage Upend Gay Culture?A historic decision from the Supreme Court means big changes for what it means to belong to the gay community.
Podcast for America
June 30 2015 1:15 PMIs Rand Paul Straight Talky?Mark Leibovich, Annie Lowrey, and Jim Rutenberg on the GOP’s response to the big SCOTUS decisions, Chris Christie’s presidential campaign, and a shift in the culture wars.
The Gist
June 29 2015 7:34 PMThe Following Story Is Based on Real PresidentsTo write about the leader of the free world, novelist Brad Meltzer says it helps to know a few commanders-in-chief (and their Secret Service agents).
Lexicon Valley
June 29 2015 2:52 PMLinguaFile XIII: Don’t Be a Clown!Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Amicus
June 27 2015 2:01 AMAmicus: The Storm ArrivesOver two consecutive days, the Supreme Court handed down historic decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. 
Political Gabfest
June 26 2015 3:36 PMThe “Wait! There’s Marriage Equality!” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
Political Gabfest
June 26 2015 10:31 AMThe “Jiggery-Pokery” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the meaning and symbolism of the Confederate flag, and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change.
DoubleX Gabfest
June 25 2015 12:31 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Cover Up in Summer EditionNovelist Sheila Heti talks to us about the new podcast Mystery Show.
The Gist
June 24 2015 6:25 PMWhy Humankind Needs KardashiansLike it or not, the influence of celebrity culture on our lives is profound, and possibly hardwired.
Culture Gabfest
June 24 2015 11:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Life, Money, Art” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Inside Out, the new $10 bill, and the new Whitney Museum.
The Gist
June 23 2015 7:03 PMWhat’s Fair for FatherhoodCNN’s Josh Levs makes the case for paid paternity leave.
Live at Politics & Prose
June 23 2015 11:06 AMDolen Perkins-Valdez Explores Post–Civil War Life in BalmThe author of Wench discusses her new novel at Politics & Prose.
The Gist
June 22 2015 5:38 PMFour Essential LiesListen in as the Moth champ Matthew Dicks shares strategic lies commonly used by professional storytellers.
Slate Money
June 20 2015 2:00 AMThe Jordan-o-Rama EditionUniversity of Wisconsin math professor Jordan Ellenberg stops by to talk about beating the lottery, academia’s tenure conundrum, and whether Uber drivers are employees.

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