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June 30 2009 3:44 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.

June 29, 2009

"Your Money or Your Health": Everyone wants to cut costs. But what if saving my life is expensive? asks Christopher Beam. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 28, 2009

"Denver's Secret": Daniel Gross explains why so many green jobs are sprouting in Colorado. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 26, 2009

"The Totally Unstable, Lost and Confused Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: President Obama and Iran, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, and several decisions from the Supreme Court. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 24, 2009

"Butt Piracy": Why ban the tobacco industry when you can hijack it instead? asks William Saletan. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 24, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, The Failed Species Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Woody Allen's new film, Whatever Works, the HBO vampire drama True Blood, and A Vindication of Love, Cristina Nehring's defense of swooning passion. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 23, 2009

"Double X Gabfest: Who's That Scary Lady 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: martyr myths and the Neda video, passionate marriages, and the downness of "Up." To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 22, 2009

"The Myth of the Rational Market": The Big Money presents Every Day I Read the Book, featuring Daniel Gross. Dan's guest is Justin Fox, author of the book, The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 21, 2009

"Hoop Dreams": Father's Day advice from Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning, and Joe Biden, collected by Christopher Beam. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 19, 2009

"The Kitchen Bitch Gabfest": Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz talk politics. This week: unrest in Iran, President Obama's reaction to events in Iran, and an interesting discussion of divorce. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 18, 2009

"Audio Book Club: John Cheever's 'The Swimmer' and Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man Is Hard To Find' ": Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Katie Roiphe discuss two short stories—John Cheever's "The Swimmer" and Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find." 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.

June 17, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, The Heavy Traffic Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Twitter's role in the post-election protests in Iran, nostalgia for a grittier New York City, and Times Square's pedestrian makeover. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 15, 2009

"The Almighty Dollar (Store)": Daniel Gross explains the strange success of Dollar General, the retailer that figured out how to beat the recession. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"About Climate Change: Never Mind": Lydia DePillis explains how one think tank adapted when the debate moved on from its favorite issue. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 12, 2009

"The Dreamboat Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: A health care reform update, national Republican Party woes, and a coup in New York state politics. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 11, 2009

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor Jim Ledbetter leads a discussion with Chadwick Matlin and Marion Maneker on Henry Paulson, big tobacco, and Google's antitrust situation. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 10, 2009

"The Slate Culture Gabfest, The Middle of the Road Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Stephen Colbert's trip to Baghdad and his guest editorship of Newsweek, the Tony awards and the year in Broadway, and the end of General Motors (and American car culture?) as we know it. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 9, 2009

"Double X Gabfest: The Endless Checklist 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: questions raised by George Tiller's murder, Obama's speech in Cairo, and the sentencing of Laura Ling and Euna Lee. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 7, 2009

"A Formula for Success": Want more women to study science? Hire more female professors, says Ray Fisman. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 5, 2009

"The Ravaged and Burned Gabfest": John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon talk politics. This week: President Obama speaks to the Muslim world, the murder of an abortion doctor, and getting ready for Supreme Court nomination hearings. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 3, 2009

"The Birth of a 'Bailout Nation' ": The Big Money presents "Every Day I Read the Book," featuring Daniel Gross. Dan's guest is Barry Ritholtz, author of the book, Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, The Posh New Digs Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics (plus guest gabber Troy Patterson) discuss Conan O'Brien's first night as the host of The Tonight Show, the reality show/tabloid phenomenon Jon & Kate Plus 8, and Up, from nonstop hit factory Pixar. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

June 1, 2009

"Crazy Eddie's House Sale": Home sellers should offer price protection the way many electronic retailers do, Ian Ayers and Daniel Markovits argue. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"There Are Already 355 Terrorists in American Prisons": Fred Kaplan explains the preposterous arguments against allowing Gitmo detainees into the United States. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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.

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