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Science

How to Report Science During an Anti-Facts Administration

Slate science editor Susan Matthews on the exasperating battle against misinformation and apathy.

Best of Slate Podcasts
July 21 2017 3:31 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Culture Gabfest
July 21 2017 12:39 PMOn MayonnaiseA Culture Gabfest guide to that most controversial of condiments.
Conspiracy Thrillers
July 18 2017 9:01 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Parallax ViewWhy Alan Pakula’s conspiracy flick makes you feel like you’re being brainwashed, too.
Working
July 14 2017 2:09 PMThe “How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?” TranscriptRead what Diana Nucera had to say about promoting digital literacy and internet access in Detroit.
Working
July 13 2017 11:00 AMThe “How Does a Hair Care Entrepreneur Work?” TranscriptRead what Detroit’s Gwen Jimmere had to say about making and marketing products for women with curly hair.
Best of Slate Podcasts
July 7 2017 8:14 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2017 3:10 PMThe Tropes and Gimmicks That Make Narrative Podcasts So Suspiciously SeductiveThe Culture Gabfest unpacks why so many podcasts sound like This American Life.
Political Gabfest
July 5 2017 10:24 AMWhat Is Not a Crime That Should Be a Crime?The Political Gabfest on the things we should outlaw.
Best of Slate Podcasts
June 30 2017 1:08 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Music
June 27 2017 12:02 PMPop Music’s Identity CrisisSlate’s Carl Wilson on this year’s best summer tunes and how streaming is disrupting the music industry.
Political Gabfest
June 23 2017 3:48 PMFree Speech for All?The Political Gabfest on two First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court.
Culture Gabfest
June 22 2017 4:00 PMSnowflake, Loser, and Other Political JabsThe Culture Gabfest on the insults and name-calling that have derailed our civic discourse.
Conspiracy Thrillers
June 20 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Conversation and Enemy of the StateBefore 9/11, the idea of constant government surveillance seemed extreme. Now we take it for granted.
Political Gabfest
June 16 2017 1:34 PMShould Megyn Kelly Have Interviewed Alex Jones?The Political Gabfest on giving a platform to the far-right Infowars host.
Culture Gabfest
June 15 2017 3:23 PMThe Unexpected Genius of Car BoysWhat makes two dudes simulating car crashes such compelling viewing?
Political Gabfest
July 21 2017 2:46 PMThe End of NormsThe Political Gabfest on how Trump has challenged the traditions and customs that have constrained past presidents.
Whistlestop
July 20 2017 3:03 PMMore Reprehensible Than Watergate?Whistlestop revisits the Nixon campaign’s efforts to “monkey wrench” a Vietnam peace deal.
Best of Slate Podcasts
July 14 2017 6:14 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Culture Gabfest
July 13 2017 1:13 PMWhat Makes a Song a Smash Hit?The Culture Gabfest chats with the host of Hit Parade, a new podcast about our favorite pop songs.
Slate Plus
July 11 2017 9:00 AMWhat Does It Mean to Be a Muslim American? It’s Complicated.Aymann Ismail explains why he’s confronting fears about Islam in Slate’s new video series.
Political Gabfest
July 7 2017 2:00 PMChris Christie’s Day at the BeachThe Political Gabfest on the hubristic bookend to Christie’s gubernatorial term.
Working
July 6 2017 11:10 AMThe “How Does an Urban Farmer Work?” TranscriptWhat Greg Willerer told Slate’s Working podcast about growing food in Detroit.
Conspiracy Thrillers
July 4 2017 9:10 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: Blow OutIn Brian de Palma’s unconventional thriller, John Travolta just wants to expose the truth. He doesn’t get a happy ending.
Culture Gabfest
June 29 2017 4:10 PMWhat We Learned on Our Trip to AustraliaThe Culture Gabfest on Australian wildlife, the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry, and the country’s dutiful acknowledgement of its colonial past.
Best of Slate Podcasts
June 24 2017 12:12 AMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Gist
June 23 2017 10:25 AMHow to Persuade Trump’s Most Loyal SupportersMake a moral argument, but choose the right morals.
Amicus
June 22 2017 1:49 PMThe “Pity if Something Happened to the FBI” TranscriptRead what Amicus had to say about Comey’s testimony and the legal weight of Trump’s tweets.
Best of Slate Podcasts
June 16 2017 6:59 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Working
June 16 2017 12:29 PMThe “How Does a Schooner Captain Work?” TranscriptThis experienced sailor explains how you keep an old-school ship in condition.
Political Gabfest
June 13 2017 1:50 PMThe America First Argument for a Global Climate PactRead what the Political Gabfest had to say about Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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