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The Gist

Trump as Napalm

Why some conservative thinkers are excited for the scorched Earth that will be left in the wake of the presumptive nominee.

Political Gabfest
May 5 2016 4:46 PMThe “Suspending My Campaign” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump as Republican nominee, SCOTUS’ hearing of McDonnell v. United States, and Yale not renaming Calhoun College.
Culture Gabfest
May 5 2016 1:17 PMIs It OK to Mourn Your Idols All Over Social Media?Those annoying social media mourners might have a point about Prince.
Working
May 5 2016 10:12 AMHow to Run a Used BookstoreRead how one independent bookseller keeps business booming in the age of Amazon in this Working podcast transcript. 
Culture Gabfest
May 4 2016 3:07 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The Worst Man in the World” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Meddler, The Night Manager, and Donald Trump, the baby boomer.
Amicus
May 4 2016 1:01 PMIs Every Gift a Bribe?If you’re a public official—maybe.
Trumpcast
May 3 2016 2:42 PMA Brief History of the DrumpfsThe Trump family philosophy goes back more than three generations—you’re either a winner or a loser!
Lexicon Valley
May 3 2016 11:14 AMThe Blaccent: What Does It Mean to Sound Black?Linguist John McWhorter argues that it makes perfect sense for the speech of black and white Americans to have subtle differences.
Hang Up And Listen
May 2 2016 6:34 PMHang Up and Listen: The Perverse Ingenuity EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Laremy Tunsil’s gas mask, Leicester City’s Cinderella story, and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.
Working
May 2 2016 1:55 PMThe “How Does a Bookseller Work?” EditionA used-book merchant talks about running an independent shop in the age of Amazon.
Slate Money
May 2 2016 9:22 AMThe Yanis Varoufakis Is Not on Slate Money EditionSlate Money on Greece, Puerto Rico, and the Brexit.
The Gist
April 29 2016 7:40 PMHe Walked on the Moon!“I want to hear a destination, an objective, a time period, and a plan,” Buzz Aldrin tells The Gist.
Political Gabfest
April 29 2016 4:38 PMA SCOTUS Justice Version of Mount RushmoreThe Political Gabfest shares its picks and answers listener questions live in Atlanta.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 29 2016 11:50 AMMemories of Our Moms Mom and Dad Are Fighting shares loving memories in anticipation of Mother’s Day.
The Gist
April 28 2016 7:29 PMBehind the Scenes at Wait WaitHear what happens when you put two public radio nerds in a room—a lot of insightful shoptalk.
Getting In
April 28 2016 1:55 PMGetting In Episode 8B: Tips for Selecting an Independent College CounselorThe podcast answers questions about AP classes, college counselors, and finding the best college fit.
Trumpcast
May 5 2016 2:40 PMA Man of His GenerationDonald Trump is a baby boomer. Does this explain more about him than we think?
DoubleX Gabfest
May 5 2016 12:20 PMThe Kotex in My Bugatti EditionListen to the DoubleX Gabfest’s show about sex work, Melania Trump, and Drake.
The Gist
May 4 2016 10:24 PMWelcome to the AbyssWe’re reconvening this much-requested Trump Anxiety Hotline. Trust us, you’ll feel better.
The Moment
May 4 2016 1:28 PMRyan Holiday Talks Stoicism and Why Ego Is the EnemyWhat’s holding you back from doing your best work?
The Gist
May 4 2016 9:16 AMTrumpeting Mike Tyson’s EndorsementWhy do we call it progress when convicted felons get the right to vote, but not when this specific felon expresses his particular vote?
Hang Up And Listen
May 3 2016 1:15 PMHow Many Sports Stadium Name Changes Is a Game Changer?When should journalists respect corporate sponsored naming rights to a beloved sports stadium? And when shouldn’t they?
The Gist
May 2 2016 9:33 PMThe End of Conventional Wisdom in PoliticsNo one thought the individual donor–funded campaign for a democratic socialist would get this far… especially Bernie Sanders.
TV Club Podcast
May 2 2016 3:41 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussions of every episode.
Trumpcast
May 2 2016 1:31 PMDictators’ Favorite SleazebagPaul Manafort has made a living reinventing a number of the world’s tyrants. So of course he’s spearheading the Trump campaign effort.
Amicus
April 30 2016 9:23 AMAmicus: This Is Not CorruptionWhy the appearance of quid pro quo may not be enough to uphold the conviction of Virginia’s former governor.
Best of Slate Podcasts
April 29 2016 5:43 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 29 2016 4:14 PMHumane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle on The Humane EconomySen. Cory Booker and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker join Pacelle to talk about animal welfare.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 29 2016 11:31 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Mothers and Meddlers EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast for great stories about great moms and an interview with Susan Sarandon.  
Political Gabfest
April 28 2016 7:03 PMThe “Live from Georgia” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the most recent Super Tuesday results and their effect on the presidential race.
Trumpcast
April 28 2016 12:44 PMHere Come the Vichy RepublicansChris Christie, Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich—the Trump bandwagon is assembling.

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