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Political Gabfest
Aug. 19 2016 3:30 PMMoney Shouldn’t Bring Down the MediaHow Peter Thiel’s war against Gawker proves money’s power over media.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 19 2016 11:29 AMIs It Smart to Plan a Wedding With Your Mom?Mom and Dad Are Fighting tackles the challenges of mother-daughter wedding planning.
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 17 2016 2:38 PMNBC’s Olympics Reporters Are Biased and Sexist. Here’s Why.The DoubleX Gabfest chats about hidden biases against female athletes.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 16 2016 2:07 PMAre We Supposed to Hate Alex Rodriguez?The Hang Up and Listen crew chats about the New York Yankees legend’s retirement.
Working
Aug. 15 2016 1:55 PMHow Do You Manage Operations at the White House?Maju Varghese explains what it takes to keep the West Wing running smoothly.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 12 2016 5:33 PMWhat Donald Trump Said About Sexual Harassment to MeThe Political Gabfest talks to journalist Kirsten Powers about her recent interview with Donald Trump.
Working
Aug. 4 2016 4:59 PMWhat’s It Like to Be the Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief?Juliet Eilperin covers the day-to-day goings-on within the Obama administration.
DoubleX Gabfest
July 30 2016 10:00 AMIs Pokémon Go Sexist?Some women say the game sparks unwanted attention from male players.
Future Tense
July 28 2016 7:04 PMCould Fsociety Pull Off the DNC Hack?What Mr. Robot gets right about hackers, according to one member of 1990s hacking collective the L0pht.
Culture Gabfest
July 27 2016 1:26 PMWhat’s the Struttiest Song on Hamilton?The Culture Gabfest talks about the song with the best beat.
Political Gabfest
July 22 2016 4:52 PMWhy Are Tweets So Much Nastier Than Facebook Comments?And what can Twitter do to control hateful messages?
Working
July 21 2016 1:43 PMEvery Second Counts for the President’s Director of SchedulingSo how does he maximize every minute of Obama’s day?
Amicus
July 18 2016 11:54 AMWhat It’s Like to Win a Landmark Abortion Rights Case at the Supreme CourtWhole Woman’s Health founder Amy Hagstrom Miller talks about the stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancy and abortion after Hellerstedt.
DoubleX Gabfest
July 15 2016 5:54 PMDoes Your Office Feel Like an Arctic Tundra?The DoubleX Gabfest explains why cold offices might be sexist.
Hang Up And Listen
July 13 2016 10:02 AMNBA Athletes Are No Longer Spreading the LoveWith free agents like Kevin Durant flocking to top teams, will next season’s games be boring?
Working
Aug. 19 2016 12:56 PMWhat’s It Like to Be President Obama’s Legislative Right Hand?Slate’s Working podcast sits down with Amy Rosenbaum, director of legislative affairs.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 17 2016 4:41 PMStephen’s Hudson Valley Crash CourseCulture Gabfest host Stephen Metcalf gives us a tour of his Hudson Valley stomping grounds.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 16 2016 3:16 PMThe Case for Dumping Hope SoloHang Up and Listen discusses why the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will be fine without its current goalkeeper.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 15 2016 5:12 PMWhat’s the Best Advice We Can Give You if You’re Moving With Kids?Slate designer Natalie Matthews-Ramo shares why moving with children is so hard.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 15 2016 12:36 PMWhat Does the Culture Gabfest Think About Fantasy Bachelorette Leagues?The hosts answer audience questions live from the Mount.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 5 2016 4:22 PMWhich Dead Writer Should Have Written About This Year’s Election?The Culture Gabfesters answer who would join their zombie crew of journalists.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 3 2016 11:03 AMShould a Beer Mile Be Added to the Olympic Games?There will be five new sports at the 2020 Olympics. What else should the International Olympic Committee add?
Political Gabfest
July 29 2016 4:49 PMWhat’s It Like to Interview President Obama One-on-One?John Dickerson walks us through an hour with the president.
Working
July 27 2016 1:52 PMWhat’s It Like to Be the President’s Director of Speechwriting?“You’re a miniature expert in everything, but a master of nothing.”
Hang Up And Listen
July 26 2016 1:39 PMWhy Did Chris Sale Cut Up His Team’s Uniforms?Assessing the White Sox pitcher’s unorthodox critique of throwback jerseys.
Culture Gabfest
July 22 2016 2:45 PMTaylor Swift Versus KimyeWho’s in the wrong here?
Hang Up And Listen
July 19 2016 1:34 PMIs O.J.: Made in America Any Different From Other Documentaries?The critics say yes. But why?
Political Gabfest
July 15 2016 6:14 PMGot Questions?The Political Gabfest hosts answer your questions live from their Washington show.
Culture Gabfest
July 15 2016 10:37 AMIs Watching the News Bad for You?The Culture Gabfest discusses the shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas.
Political Gabfest
July 12 2016 3:40 PMHow Does This Keep Happening?After a week of grim news related to gun violence and police brutality, many of us are wondering the same thing.

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