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 “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.
Behind the Scenes
A Day in the LifeA behind-the-scenes look into how Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist, is made.
The “Making the Case” TranscriptRead Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last months’ big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court.
The “How Does a Host of Working Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked the show’s first host, David Plotz, about his career.
Behind the Scenes
The Culture Gabfest Like You’ve Never Heard It BeforeListen to this week's Culture Gabfest "Behold! Ignorance and Want” Edition—complete, unfiltered, and uncut.
The “How Does a Stand-Up Comedian Work?” Bonus SegmentWatch Brooke Van Poppelen perform at Brooklyn’s Bell House and read a transcript of her interview with Slate’s Working podcast.
The “Subliminal Plagiarism” Bonus SegmentJulia, Dana, and Jessica discuss influence, plagiarism, and borrowing.
The “Business of Lifehacking” Bonus SegmentDavid, John, and Betsy discuss how to make life easier for everyone.
Slate Voice: “Against YA”Listen to Dan Kois read Ruth Graham’s essay on why adults should be embarrassed to read young adult lit.
The “All About Love“ Bonus SegmentCulture Lovefest: Stephen, Julia, and Dana reveal their favorite love songs
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.
The “Ready for Her Close-Up” TranscriptRead Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with her guests about the sudden popularity of Supreme Court drama on the silver screen.
Slate Voice: “ ‘And People?’ ”Listen to Gabe Roth read aloud about the picture book that taught his 3-year-old about death.
The Slate Podcasts Soundboard!All your favorite Slate podcast personalities, saying all your favorite catchphrases.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “My Husband’s Other Wife” June Thomas tells us about her favorite Slate piece.
The Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
The “How Does a Bail Bondsman Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Ira Judelson in Episode 2 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
Slate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies.
The “Most Pleasurable Portrayal of Libertarianism” Bonus SegmentDavid, Emily, and John discuss what Parks and Recreation got right about government.
Hang Up And Listen
The “Special K-Balls” Bonus SegmentStefan, Josh, and Mike discuss the latest absurd turn in the NFL’s Deflategate investigation.
Slate Voice: “I Am Ready to Declare a Truce in the Gay Cake Wars”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about what he terms, “the stupidest thing I’ve ever covered.”