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Dec. 30 2008 3:00 PM

Slate's Latest Podcasts

Use the audio players below to listen to Slate's daily podcast, which includes articles, the "Political Gabfest," the "Culture Gabfest," and "Money Talks" from The Big Money, or subscribe to the iTunes feed.

Dec. 30, 2008

"Tainted Government": How did the Food and Drug Administration let melamine into the U.S. food supply? by James McWilliams. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 29, 2008

"Blackballed": Why are there are so few black coaches in college football? by Richard Thompson Ford. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 26, 2008

"The No-Discipline, Year-End Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, with David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: a free-flowing wrap-up of some of the year's most memorable moments. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 23, 2008

"No Reason for the Season": The joy of celebrating a godless Christmas, by Torie Bosch. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Open and Shut Cases": Dick Cheney's unique gift for making hard questions easy and vice versa, by Dahlia Lithwick. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 21, 2008

"Captain Underpants Doesn't Need a Newbery Medal": In defense of the premiere award in children's literature, by Erica S. Perl. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 18, 2008

"The Invocation Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, with David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: inauguration controversy, why Caroline Kennedy, and will torture be investigated? To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 17, 2008

"Can Cities Save the Planet?": Scientists are skeptical. Planners are hopeful. The Dutch are pragmatic, by Witold Rybczynski. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, Dead Again Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Leno and late-night TV, the dire state of the publishing industry, and Hollywood's ultimate back-from-the-dead star, Mickey Rourke. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 16, 2008

"Money Talks": The Big Money presents Money Talks. This week, Daniel Gross leads a discussion with Chadwick Matlin and Liza Featherstone about Bernard Madoff's massive pyramid scheme and the state of the auto industry bailout. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 14, 2008

"Political Corruption Smackdown": Which state is the most crooked—Illinois or Louisiana? by Jacob Weisberg. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 11, 2008

"The Free Ticket Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, with David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Illinois governor faces charges, more news from the incoming Obama administration, and the decline of journalism. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 10, 2008

"Should I Buy a Fake Fir?" Or is it better for the environment to cut down a real Christmas tree? by Brendan I Koerner. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 9, 2008

"No Change for Sale": Obama looks great in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's indictment, by John Dickerson. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 8, 2008

"Desperate Housewares": Observing the Christmas carnage at FAO Schwarz, Bottega Veneta, and Bergdorf Goodman, by Daniel Gross. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Nursing Grudges": Why do we protect the moral convictions of only some health workers? by Dahlia Lithwick. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 4, 2008

"The Team Obama Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, with David Plotz, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Team Obama strengthens its identity, terrorism strikes India, and the car industry's woes continue. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 3, 2008

"Keep On Plugging": Should you run your laptop off battery power or use a charger? by Jacob Leibenluft. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, The Love Me for Who I Am Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new movie Milk, Beyoncé, and Black Friday. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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