Slate's latest podcasts: The bankruptcy of General Motors, plummeting housing prices, and Facebook's new friend.

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May 29 2009 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.

May 28, 2009

"The Hermit Kingdom Goes Nuclear Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: Obama's Supreme Court nomination, Proposition 8 is upheld by California's high court, and the Hermit Kingdom goes nuclear again. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor Jim Ledbetter leads a discussion with Daniel Gross and Marion Maneker on the bankruptcy of General Motors, plummeting housing prices, and Facebook's new friend. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 27, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, The Boo-Effing-Hoo Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the return (er, relapse?) of the rapper Eminem, whether working with your hands is the new outlet for cultural elitism, and the forthcoming memoir by former Kennedy intern/lover Mimi Beardsley Alford. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 26, 2009

"Double X Gabfest: The Supremes Edition": Emily Bazelon, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin, the editors of Slate's new women's magazine, DoubleX.com, discuss topics in the news. This week: Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, women superheroes and the new Terminator, and Jon and Kate Plus 8. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 25, 2009

"Explosions in the Lab": Beryl Lieff Benderly explains what can be learned from the death of a young biochemist at UCLA. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 24, 2009

"How JPMorgan Struck 'Fool's Gold' ": The Big Money presents "Every Day I Read the Book," featuring Daniel Gross. Dan's guest is Gillian Tett, author of the book Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 21, 2009

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"The Nonplussed Gabfest": This week: President Obama and Dick Cheney square off over torture, more on Michael Steele, and the California budget meltdown. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 20, 2009

"Audio Book Club: Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen": Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Rivka Galchen's Atmospheric Disturbances. We recommend, but don't insist, that you read the book before listening to this audio program. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, The Mature Adaptation Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the end (and future) of the network television season, the Maureen Dowd plagiarism scandal, and the idea of happiness as explored by a 70-year-old Harvard psychology study. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 18, 2009

"The Very First Double X Gabfest": Emily Bazelon, Meghan O'Rourke, and Hanna Rosin, the editors of Slate's new women's magazine DoubleX.com, discuss topics in the news. This week: Obama's kinder, gentler abortion language, Nancy Pelosi's torture troubles, and what to make of a new crop of parenting books. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 17, 2009

"The Secrets of Chang": The recession is killing chain restaurants. So why is P.F. Chang's thriving? asks Daniel Gross. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 15, 2009

"The Taking It to the Streets Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: President Obama reverses his stand on torture photos, more on gay rights, and the last laugh over the White House Correspondents Dinner. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 13, 2009

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor Jim Ledbetter leads a discussion with Dan Gross and Marion Maneker on health care, the "stress tests," and the potential for economic recovery. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, Franchise Reboot Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new Star Trek movie directed by J.J. Abrams, Wanda Sykes's routine at the White House Correspondent's dinner, and the new line of upscale McCafé coffee drinks at McDonald's. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 11, 2009

"It's Obama's War Now": The ouster of Afghanistan commander David McKiernan could make or break the Obama presidency, says Fred Kaplan. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 10, 2009

"Soap to Ploughshares": Ruth Rosen explains how to return Mother's Day to its original meaning. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 7, 2009

"The Attack the Priesthood Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: Speculation on a Supreme Court replacement, it was Pakistan-Afghanistan crisis week in Washington, and the Elizabeth Edwards tell-all. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 6, 2009

"Frank Partnoy on The Match King": The Big Money presents "Every Day I Read the Book," featuring Daniel Gross. Dan's guest today is Frank Partnoy, author of the new book, The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals." To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, The Performance Anxiety Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the use of so-called neuro-enhancing drugs to aid study or work, the plight of the embattled-but-seemingly-safe-for-now newspaper the Boston Globe, and which upcoming summer movies they're most looking forward to (or looking forward to hating). To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

May 4, 2009

"Jolly Madison": Why is life still good for business school students in Wisconsin? asks Daniel Gross. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

April 30, 2009

"The Shift Happens Podcast": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: Swine Flu, Arlen Specter flips, and the first 100 days of Obama. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor Jim Ledbetter leads a discussion with Sara Behunek and Chadwick Matlin on the pay to play scandal, the closing of Portfolio magazine, and the big bank "stress tests." To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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.

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