The “Do We Hate August?” Bonus Segment
Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt discuss the last month of summer.
How Does a Book Editor Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a book editor at Knopf about how she can tell when a manuscript is a potential best-seller.
How Does a Retail Manager Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a manager of a New York “fast fashion” chain about customer service staff deserving respect—and what to do when you knock something over.
How Does a Debate Moderator Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator Jon Donvan about successful debates, good questions, and the art of interruption.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later.
How Does a Club Doorman Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a New York City front of house manager about nightlife, table service, guest lists, and celebrity clientele.
Behind the Scenes
What Will Happen After Marriage Equality?And more from Slate’s Outward live event in New York.
How Does a Medical Resident Work?Read what new Working host Aisha Harris asked a Boston-based physician about death, dermatology, and the 80-hour workweek.
The “Term in Review” TranscriptHow will history remember this Supreme Court term? Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
The “Very First Concert I Ever Attended” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, and Chris discuss their musical firsts, Bob Dylan, and more.
The “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.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: “Voodoo Doll” and “Come on Eileen” Extra EditionSuperchunk’s Mac McCaughan plays a few songs from his life as a dad.
The “Most Influential Books We’ve Read” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Emily discuss their favorite life-changing books.
Slate Voice: “To the Teacher Who Changed My Life”Listen to John Dickerson read about the 10th-grade English teacher who changed his life, and how he got to say “thank you” before his teacher died.
Slate Voice: “Grillax, Bro”Listen to Jacob Brogan read his piece about grilling, feminism, and masculinity.
The “Keeping Up” Bonus SegmentDavid Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss how they keep up with the news cycle while they’re away on vacation.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization”Listen to a former flight attendant talk to Slate editor Dan Kois about his polarizing airplane-seat proposal.
“Dogs Are Never Going to Show Up Drunk”The 10,000th Slate Plus member is a sheep farmer from Alberta. We called him to chat.
Hang Up And Listen
The “Olympics, Here?” Bonus SegmentJosh Levin, Mike Pesca, and June Thomas discuss hosting the Olympics in the good ol’ U.S.A.
The “Vocal Fry” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, Stephen, and Ann discuss women’s voices, vocal fry, and more.
How Does a Matchmaker Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a Philadelphia-based matchmaker about finding love connections the old-fashioned way in the age of online dating.
Hang Up And Listen
The How to Make Sports Funny Bonus SegmentParks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur joins Hang Up and Listen to talk about athlete guest stars and how to wring laughs out of baseball stats.
The “Storm Arrives” TranscriptHistoric decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
Slate 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 Gist ListAn interview with Mike Pesca about the long, detailed, occasionally baffling iPhone note where he keeps all his ideas.
The “A Certain Justice” TranscriptWhy does Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas so often stand alone? Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
The “Calm Before the Storm” TranscriptThe biggest decisions of the Supreme Court term are right around the corner, and major abortion cases might not be far behind. Read what Dahlia Lithwick talked about on her latest episode of Amicus.
“And Then You March In, According to Your Existential Importance in Life”A day in the life of Slate’s Supreme Court reporter.