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Political Gabfest

The “Can You Buy a President for $889 Million” Edition

Listen to Slate's show about the Koch brothers’ $889 million commitment to the 2016 elections, the Supreme Court’s death penalty case, and Jonathan Chait’s essay about political correctness.

The Gist
Jan. 29 2015 7:32 PMCaffeine: Shot by ShotCaffeine is powerful and effective, but it’s still a drug. Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 29 2015 10:16 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “If I Only Had a Girl” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a new reality show about free-range kids, gender disappointment, and a film critic’s essay about watching movies with her daughter.
The Gist
Jan. 28 2015 11:12 PMCongressionalizationThomas Schaller explains why Congress is well-suited to the Republican agenda, for now.
The Gist
Jan. 27 2015 5:41 PMThe Passion of the ChristieWhile preparing to run for the highest office, Chris Christie hasn’t tamped down his personality in any way. Will that help or hurt?
The Gist
Jan. 26 2015 9:05 PMMicrosoft’s Imperfect 10We can mock the decision to skip Windows 9, but the software giant still has a serious share of the market.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 26 2015 11:20 AMThe Many Lives of Anna KareninaJournalist and author Masha Gessen discusses the challenge of translating a literary masterpiece.
Amicus
Jan. 25 2015 8:31 AMShould Aspiring Judges Be Able to Raise Campaign Funds the Same Way Other Candidates Can?
The Gist
Jan. 23 2015 8:45 PMThe Five-Second StoryYour greatest story probably comes from a tiny sliver of your life. Tell us about it for The Gist’s new storytelling project.
The Gist
Jan. 22 2015 7:52 PMFraunces Tavern BombingForty years ago a banker named Frank Connor died in a terrorist bombing in lower Manhattan. We speak with his son Joe Connor. 
DoubleX Gabfest
Jan. 22 2015 8:43 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Raping Rape Culture EditionListen to Slate’s show about the parents reported to the police for letting their kids walk home alone, 36 questions that help you fall in love, and the second season of Broad City
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 21 2015 12:10 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Tales From the Decrypt” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Imitation Game, HBO’s Togetherness, and Joan Didion as the new face of Céline.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 20 2015 5:00 PMHang Up and Listen: The Deflated Balls EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NFL playoffs, how the Super Bowl gets produced, and the NHL at midseason.
The Gist
Jan. 16 2015 7:43 PMBull in a Vagina ShopMore than you ever wanted to know about putting an artificial vagina on the erect penis of a 2,000-pound bull.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 16 2015 1:37 PMThe “Tom Hanks Went to Community College and So Should You” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Romney 2016, and Obama’s community college initiative.
The Gist
Jan. 15 2015 7:41 PMWhere Are America’s Terrorist Cells?The possibility of a terror attack in the United States is real, but so are bigger threats.
Culture Gabfest
Jan. 29 2015 12:32 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Whiteout Conditions” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on American Sniper, Jonathan Chait’s article on the resurgence of political correctness, and the Sundance Film Festival.
Behind the Scenes
Jan. 29 2015 10:02 AMListen to Our Conversation With Patton Oswalt About MoviesA podcast from our live event, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Tv Club
Jan. 28 2015 11:53 AMSlate Plus Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead PodcastOur coverage of the first half of Season 5.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 26 2015 5:06 PMHang Up and Listen: The Good Sport, Bad Sport EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Deflategate. Plus, interviews with Super Bowl photographer John Biever and tennis player Tim Smyczek.
Tv Club
Jan. 25 2015 10:00 PMThe Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 4The “Boom Goes the Dynamite” edition.
Slate Money
Jan. 24 2015 2:03 AMThe Davos EditionSlate Money on what actually happens when you go to Davos, when the European Central Bank tries quantitative easing, and when the U.S. capital gains tax goes up.
Political Gabfest
Jan. 23 2015 10:42 AMThe “Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?” EditionListen to Slate’s Political Gabfest about the State of the Union address, the Supreme Court’s marriage equality cases, and the depiction of LBJ in the movie Selma.
Tv Club
Jan. 22 2015 4:09 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 13The “Curtain Call” edition.
The Gist
Jan. 21 2015 6:10 PMGeorge Costanza vs. ISISEnlisting Art Vandelay in the war against Islamic extremism’s nihilistic narrative.
The Gist
Jan. 20 2015 7:30 PMHow Do I Learn Thee? Let Us Count the Ways.There are 71 documented learning styles, but how many of them really matter?
Slate Money
Jan. 17 2015 3:17 PMThe “Crazy Currencies” EditionSlate Money on the ups and downs of bitcoin and the Swiss franc.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 16 2015 3:19 PMCivil Rights, LBJ, and the Urgency of NowJulian Zelizer discusses his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now, at Politics & Prose.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 16 2015 1:21 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The I Quit EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on when to let your kids quit activities, and parenting with chronic pain. 
Tv Club
Jan. 15 2015 4:14 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 12The “Show Stoppers” edition.

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