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Dec. 31 2009 7:06 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," "Hang Up and Listen," and "Money Talks" from The Big Money, or subscribe to the iTunes feed.

Dec. 31, 2009

"The Apolitical Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The trio answers your year-end truth-or-dare questions! To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 30, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest: Puny Ingratiation Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss mistress of yuppie comedy Nancy Meyers' latest film, It's Complicated, the loss of singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt, and they pear into a crystal ball and predictions for the decade to come. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 28, 2009:

"Hang Up and Listen: The Strength of Victory Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Tom Scocca discuss NFL tiebreakers, sadsack franchises, the retirement and unretirement of Florida's Urban Meyer, and the NBA's economic woes. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Fifth Period Is Facebook": Nicholas Bramble explains why schools should stop blocking social network sites. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 24, 2009

"The Unsafe for Vegetarians Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Timothy Noah, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Final debate on the Senate health care bill, airline passenger rights, and the real Salahis. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 23, 2009

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor James Ledbetter leads a discussion with Daniel Gross and Heidi Moore on Facebook's privacy pickle, walking away from your mortgage, and the first year of Obamanomics. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 22, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest: Do You Want to Touch My Poof Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Jessica Grose, Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, June Thomas, and Julia Turner discuss the best TV shows and films of the year and decade and the polluted waters of MTV's reality show Jersey Shore. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Hang Up and Listen: The Offseason Champions Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Dan Steinberg discuss the Washington Redskins, the potential expansion of March Madness, and a pair of college coaching controversies. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 20, 2009

"Audio Book Club: Vladimir Nabokov": Meghan O'Rourke, Katie Roiphe, and Troy Patterson discuss Vladimir Nabokov's The Original of Laura. 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.

Dec. 17, 2009

"The Kitchen Bitch Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon. This week: Health care reform and Joe Lieberman, the climate in Copenhagen, and on-line bullying. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 16, 2009

"DoubleX Gabfest: Audio Book Club on Alice Munro's Too Much Happiness": Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, editors of Slate's new women's magazine DoubleX.com, and New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot discuss topics in the news. This week: a discussion of Alice Munro's book Too Much Happiness. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest: Better Than an Emery Board to the Eyeballs Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, critics Daniel Engber, Stephen Metcalf, Chris Suellentrop, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the whether you should see James Cameron's Avatar, women both in and absent in the film world, and video games as art. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 15, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen: The Quitting Sports Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Tiger Woods' absence from golf, the Heisman Trophy, college football hostesses, and John Swansburg's article on quitting sports. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 13, 2009

"Are Republicans Serious About Fixing Health Care?": No, says Jacob Weisberg—and here's the proof. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 10, 2009

"The You Say Tomato Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: A compromise brewing on health care, Obama's Nobel speech, and texting traps. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Money Talks": The Big Money Editor James Ledbetter leads a discussion with Daniel Gross and Marion Maneker on the state of the TARP and unemployment. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 9, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest: That's My Gingerbread Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the decade of change in the music business, the art of selling out, and the everlasting Facebook. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 7, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen: The Axis of Gyro Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the 12-0 New Orleans Saints, Marion Jones' hoops comeback, the latest BCS imbroglio, the World Cup draw, and Allen Iverson's legacy. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 6, 2009

"Quantum of Lawless": The critics of the KSM trial can't ask for more law and less law at the same time, says Dahlia Lithwick. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 4, 2009

"The Endless Afghanistan Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Obama's Afghanistan plan, the climate change e-mail dust-up, and potential political problems for Mike Huckabee. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 2, 2009

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Between Tiger and Desire Edition": Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, editors of Slate's new women's magazine, DoubleX.com, discuss topics in the news. This week: Slate's Jack Shafer joins to talk about Tiger Woods, Abortion and Pro Choice, and the mystery of female desire. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Dec. 1, 2009

"The Culture Gabfest, They'll Remember Me 100 Years From Now Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss White House party crashers, the "decade from hell," and Eva Tanguay, the first rock star. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 30, 2009

"Hang Up and Listen: The Tiger in His Tank Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Vince Young's resurgence, the insanity surrounding Tiger Woods, the Nets' 0-17 start, and the latest on concussions and the NFL. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 29, 2009

"Obama's Brilliant First Year": By January, he will have accomplished more than any first-year president since Franklin Roosevelt, argues Jacob Weisberg. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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