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The Gist

Everyone Looks Presidential on Air Force One

Josh King on why Donald Trump is looking kind of respectable during his first foreign trip.

Trumpcast
May 24 2017 1:17 PMThe Blabbing PresidentDaniel Drezner on the effects of Trump’s blabbing tendencies.
Dear Prudence
May 24 2017 7:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Death of the Ego” EditionHelp! How do I tell my friends and family I’m upset they bailed on my big birthday?
Conspiracy Thrillers
May 23 2017 4:57 PMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Manchurian CandidateIn this first episode, Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on a story of war, politics, and brainwashing.
I Have to Ask
May 23 2017 4:10 PMWhat It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.
Working
May 23 2017 11:39 AMThe “How Does a Public Defender Work?” TranscriptRead what Jenny Egan had to say about keeping young people out of Baltimore jails.
Hang Up And Listen
May 22 2017 5:38 PMHang Up and Listen: The His Airness Plays Ping-Pong EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, Enes Kanter, and a plan to end NCAA amateurism.
The Audio Book Club
May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
Trumpcast
May 22 2017 8:29 AMThe Thing With These InvestigationsJournalist Jeffrey Toobin lays out what could come as Mueller prepares to lead special counsel.
The Gist
May 19 2017 7:28 PMCan We Really Fix College Sports?Obama’s education secretary, Arne Duncan, wants to help college athletes out of their plight. 
Best of Slate Podcasts
May 19 2017 5:48 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Represent
May 19 2017 7:30 AMUnpacking The Handmaid’s TaleWe break down Hulu’s adaptation of the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood with the help of Slate staff writer Katy Waldman.
The Gist
May 18 2017 6:51 PMRoger Ailes Created This MessIsaac Chotiner on the death of a man who created Fox News and elevated Trump to political power.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 18 2017 2:26 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Porn, Actually” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about what you let your kids watch and what to do about the N-word.
DoubleX Gabfest
May 18 2017 10:34 AMThe DoubleX Gabfest “I Love Dick” EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest on Susan Dominus’ piece about open marriage in the New York Times Magazine, I Love Dick, and We Wanted a Revolution at the Brooklyn Museum.
The Gist
May 17 2017 5:15 PMWhy Things Went South in AlabamaJohn Archibald, dean of the Alabama press corps, unpacks the scandal that brought down his state’s governor.
Culture Gabfest
May 24 2017 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Whaboom” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Twin Peaks, The Bachelorette, and Alex Tizon’s essay “My Family’s Slave” in the Atlantic.
The Gist
May 23 2017 8:09 PMTom Ricks: “It’s Shakespearean”A longtime defense policy reporter on the tragedy unfolding in the Trump White House. 
Conspiracy Thrillers
May 23 2017 4:56 PMIntroducing the Conspiracy Thrillers Movie ClubThis new Slate podcast series looks at how the movies have portrayed political and social paranoia on screen, from The Manchurian Candidate to Get Out.
Trumpcast
May 23 2017 3:17 PMThe Fake News Bubble for LiberalsJournalist Zack Beauchamp explains the differences between fake news coming from the left and the right.
The Gist
May 22 2017 6:44 PMJon Glaser Is ConflictedThe star of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter isn’t sure the world needs more dumb jokes, but he’s making them anyway.
Working
May 22 2017 5:29 PMHow Does an Aquarium Veterinarian Work?The director of animal health at Baltimore’s National Aquarium talks about looking after hundreds of distinct species.
Trumpcast
May 22 2017 9:40 AMThe Purest Boy ScoutJournalist Garrett Graff gives some insight and history into the man taking over the Russian investigation since Comey’s firing.
Slate Money
May 20 2017 2:00 AMThe Spinning Wheels EditionSlate Money on the auto industry, artificial intelligence, and Apple’s new headquarters.
Political Gabfest
May 19 2017 6:05 PMTrump’s Insane Theory About ExerciseThe Political Gabfest on what to make of the president’s comments about fitness.
Live at Politics and Prose
May 19 2017 12:12 PMRichard Rothstein speaks With Ta-Nehisi Coates About Forgotten HistoryThey discuss residential segregation and the myths that obscure it.
Culture Gabfest
May 18 2017 6:52 PMHow to Give Sage AdviceThe Culture Gabfest’s short guide to parenting, relationship, and career advice.
Political Gabfest
May 18 2017 5:35 PMThe “Witch Hunt” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the maelstrom around Trump’s presidency, Roger Ailes, and Attorney General Sessions’ war on drugs.
I Have to Ask
May 18 2017 10:56 AMI Have to Ask: The Ashley Parker EditionThe Washington Post political reporter on scheduling life around President Trump’s tweetstorms.
Working
May 17 2017 5:30 PMThe “How Does Dan Deacon Work?” TranscriptRead what the electronic music artist had to say about his daily grind.
Whistlestop
May 17 2017 4:14 PMRecording From the OvalIn February 1971, President Nixon asked his chief of staff if they could record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.

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