The week in podcasts.

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Aug. 5 2005 6:27 PM

The Week in Podcasts

Another way to listen to Slate's new audio offerings.

Over the past two weeks, several Slate readers have written to say they'd like to listen to our new podcasts, even though they don't have digital audio players. Your wish is our command.

Of course, you can still subscribe (for free) to our weekday podcasts through iTunes, or by pasting the Slate podcast URL ( directly into the podcatcher of your choice. But now, you can also stream or download the MP3 files directly to your computer.

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Ranch Dressing: Why do Americans love it so much? By Brendan I. Koerner.

Adultery's Golden Age: When the press went to bed with Wendell Willkie. By Timothy Noah.

The Waking of the President: Who decides when to rouse the commander in chief? By Daniel Engber.

How Do You Seal a Nuclear Plant? With stickers, metal disks, and fiber optics. By Daniel Engber.

Green-Collar Crime: How I stopped an Internet sex hoax. By Cyrus Farivar.

Salmon: Swimming Downstream. By Bryan Curtis.

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The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.