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April 29 2009 1:09 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.

April 29, 2009

"Specter's Defection": A Pennsylvania senator gives an early 100th-day present to President Obama, John Dickerson reports. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 27, 2009

"An Outbreak of Opportunism": John M. Ackerman explains how Mexico's president is trying to use swine flu to consolidate his power. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 26, 2009

"We're All Torturers Now": Will anything about U.S. torture ever scandalize us again? asks Dahlia Lithwick. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 24, 2009

"The Tighty Whitie Podcast": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: More on the torture memos, the Supreme Court takes on school strip searchs, and Chávez. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 22, 2009

"Spring Cleaning Your Supply Closet": Nina Shen Rastogi explains whether it's better to use up old cleaners or replace them right away with greener ones? To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, the Oh My God Ugly People Can Sing Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss their adventures in the world of Twitter, the new HBO feature adaptation of the documentary Grey Gardens, and the surprising web obsession with the gifted but plain singer Susan Boyle. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 20, 2009

"No Se Puede": Daniel Ortega campaigns to become the United States' least-favorite Latin American leader, says Christopher Beam. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 19, 2009

"My Mythical Online Rental Service for Movies": Farhad Manjoo explains why Hollywood is so slow to catch up on offering all of its movies and shows online. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 17, 2009

"The Emotionless Bickering Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: The release of torture memos, Pirates Ahoy and the national tax protest. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 16, 2009

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor Jim Ledbetter leads a discussion with Sara Behunek and Chadwick Matlin on Skype, taxes, and IRS agents with guns. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 15, 2009

"Do You Think Bandwidth Grows on Trees?": User-generated content may have changed the Internet, but sites like YouTube are suffocating under the costs of storing it, Farhad Manjoo says. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 13, 2009

"In the Hole": Robert Weintraub's take on watching the Masters in a recession. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 12, 2009

"Sweet Surrender": William Saletan explores whether taxing soda can make you stop drinking it. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 10, 2009

"The Velvet Snuggy Podcast": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: President Obama overseas and what he faces at home, gay marriage in America, and a week for the Justice Department. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 8, 2009

"Deeper Digital Penetration": William Saletan discusses the expanding invasion of the naked body scanners. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, Empty Calories Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new film Sugar and A.O. Scott's (flawed?) concept of Neo-Neorealism, Levi Johnston's interview on the Tyra Banks show, and the war between sugar and high fructose corn syrup. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 7, 2009

"I See You Typing": Spying on someone by hacking into his webcam is disturbingly easy. Christopher Beams asks why more people don't do it. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 5, 2009

"The Final Snore": A charmless oligarchy of schools has sucked the excitement out of the NCAA tournament, according to Charles Pierce. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 3, 2009

"The Twitter Avatar Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: The failing auto industry; President Obama makes an eight-day, five country tour of Europe; and accusations against Obama appointees Dawn Johnson and Harold Koh. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 2, 2009

"Paper Money": Daniel Gross explains why newspapers aren't assets to be flipped, leveraged, and stripped. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 1, 2009

"A Banker Bridges the Wealth Gap": The Big Money presents Every Day I Read the Book, featuring Daniel Gross. Dan's guest today is Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the new book, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

March 30, 2009

"A Pressing Issue": What's the greenest way to keep my clothes looking sharp? asks Nina Shen Rastogi. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

March 29, 2009

"Can't Believe I Just Sent That": Michael Agger explains how to prevent embarrassing, misfired e-mails. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

March 27, 2009

"What Is Good Design Now?": A Slate panel moderated by Adam Gopnik. March 26, 2009. The panelists are potter and designer Jonathan Adler, architect and landscape architect Ahmad Sardar-Afkhami, and graphic designer and Pentagram partner Paula Scher. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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