The best of Slate podcasts for the week of Aug. 1.

Why the Public Hates the Media, on This Week’s Best of Slate Podcasts

Why the Public Hates the Media, on This Week’s Best of Slate Podcasts

A weekly audio digest.
Aug. 5 2016 4:07 PM

The Best of Slate Podcasts

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In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen to the best segments of the week:

  • The launch of Represent, a new podcast that explores Hollywood from the perspective of its most underrepresented voices, with special guest Robert Townsend, the comedian and filmmaker (begins at 00:00:40)
  • Hang Up and Listen on sex verification at the Olympics, with special guest David Epstein, a reporter at ProPublica (00:34:35)
  • The Culture Gabfest on why the public hates the media (00:53:45)
  • And the Political Gabfest on the recent defeat of several states’ voter ID laws, with special guest Ruth Marcus, a Washington Post columnist (01:08:00)
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