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Sept. 25 2009 4:28 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.

Sept 28, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen: The Russian Is Coming Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, "Hang Up and Listen," Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, a Russian oligarch buying into the NBA, and whether the NHL can survive in Phoenix, Ariz. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 27, 2009

"Chrome for Clunkers": Farhad Manjoo explains Google's ingenious plan to spruce up outdated versions of Internet Explorer. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 25, 2009

"The Political Second Acts Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week the panelists discuss Afghanistan, the week's parade of leaders at the U.N., and the attempted comebacks of Sarah Palin, Tom DeLay, and John Edwards. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept 23, 2009

"DoubleX Gabfest: Sad Wife, Good Wife Edition": Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, editors of Slate's new women's magazine DoubleX.com, join New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot to discuss studies on the paradox of female unhappiness, the Hofstra rape-hoax case, and The Good Wife. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, the If You Were Keats You'd Be Dead By Now Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the recent spate of politicians (real and fictional) on TV, led by President Obama on Letterman; Jane Campion's new film about John Keats and Fannie Brawne; and Neil Patrick Harris as Emmy Awards host with guest June Thomas. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 21, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen, The Six Flags Over Jerry Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, "Hang Up and Listen," Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the new Cowboys Stadium; whether the Jets' Rex Ryan augurs the end of dour NFL coaches; and the legacy of NCAA president Myles Brand. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"DoubleX Audio Book Club on Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs": Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, editors of Slate's new women's magazine, DoubleX.com, discuss topics in the news. This week: New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot joins for a discussion of Lorrie Moore's new novel, A Gate at the Stairs. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 18, 2009

"The Baucus Without the Bacchus Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: A more sober panel discusses Sen. Max Baucus's health care plan, Jimmy Carter's charges of anti-Obama racism, and ACORN's pimp problem. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 17, 2009

"Audio Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye": Slate's Audio Book Club. Stephen Metcalf, Troy Patterson, and James Ryerson discuss J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. 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.

Sept. 16, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, The Kill Rock Stars Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Kanye West's outburst at the VMAs and other recent examples of bad manners by celebrities; the new, prime-time Jay Leno Show; and an exhibition of Claude Monet's paintings of water lilies at New York's Museum of Modern Art. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 14, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen: The Down Your Bleeping Throat Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, "Hang Up and Listen," Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the the first week of the NFL season, Serena Williams' outburst at the U.S. Open, and Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 13, 2009

"The Lehman Shock": Daniel Gross explains why the bank's failure one year ago was so much more devastating for the rest of the world than for the United States. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 10, 2009

"The Pie-Eyed Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's health care speech to Congress, free speech before the Supreme Court, and Dan Brown wows Washington with The Lost Symbol. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 8, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, Soft in the Middle Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner chat about the release of the new digitally remastered Beatles box set, bellies on models and hipsters, and the new Mike Judge film, Extract. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Hang Up and Listen: The Fire in the Belly Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, "Hang Up and Listen," Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the rise of Melanie Oudin; the NFL's potential for economic doom; and whether fans have an obligation to go watch their favorite teams. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 6, 2009

"Let Citizens United Speak!": Eliot Spitzer explains why the Supreme Court should abolish political-speech limits on corporations and unions. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 4, 2009

"The Jamming It Through Congress Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The latest on health care, the week in Afghanistan, and the troubling case of Jaycee Dugard. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 3, 2009

"Money Talks":The Big Money Editor Jim Ledbetter leads a discussion with Daniel Gross and Chadwick Matlin on the anniversary of the financial collapse, the Obama failure caucus, and the return of the corporate deal. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"McCan't and McShouldn't": At a Kansas City forum, John McCain and Mitch McConnell show why bipartisanship on health care is impossible, Christopher Beam reports. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 2, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, Old Fogies and Jailbait Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens are joined by Slate's John Swansburg and Jody Rosen. Topics on deck include Mad Men's musical episode, pop star Taylor Swift, and the new Vogue documentary The September Issue. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Beaten to Death Edition": Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, the editors of Slate's new women's magazine, DoubleX.com, join New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot to discuss topics in the news. This week: a kidnapping in California, a plea for circumcision, and falling in love with your newborn. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 31, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen: The Mighty Gator Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, the death of the general-interest sports columnist, and a statistical scandal in the NBA. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 30, 2009

"The Republican Death Machine": Who's really pulling the plug on Grandma? asks Jacob Weisberg. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 28, 2009

"The Unkindest Cut Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: the legacy of Ted Kennedy, investigating torture, and required circumcision. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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