Is August the worst month? Gabfester David Plotz thinks so. He’s called August the “Mississippi of the calendar” and the “vast sandy wasteland of American culture.” For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment on the Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt talk about whether we’d be better off speeding through it to September. Listen to find out more.
Here’s what the other podcasts cover in their Slate Plus bonus segments from the past week:
On the Culture Gabfest, hosts Julia Turner and Stephen Metcalf talk about their cultural triumphs and fails with Allison Benedikt, including HGTV and other guilty pleasures.
On Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate senior technology writer and new parent Will Oremus shares a parenting fail.