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Feb. 25 2010 12:31 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.

Feb. 25, 2010

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Bond Girl Edition": Hanna Rosin and Jessica Grose of DoubleX and Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker discuss South Korean skater Kim Yu-Na's Bond girl routine, Michelle Obama's childhood obesity campaign, and Judith Warner's new book on medicating children, We've Got Issues. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 24, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest, Meet the Crotchman Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Esquire profile of film critic Roger Ebert, the new animated HBO incarnation of The Ricky Gervias Show, and ChatRoulette, the international chat room that pairs you and your Webcam with a total stranger. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 22, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Tape Delay Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about Sunday's USA-Canada hockey match, NBC's Olympics coverage, Tiger Woods' public apology, and the NBA's salary cap shenanigans. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Chemist's War": The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences, recounted by Deborah Blum. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 19, 2010

"The Sins Both Large and Small Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Evan Bayh's election decision, should Rahm Emmanuel leave the White House, and the Tea Party manifesto. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 17, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: We're Saving Our Own Lives Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss "We Are the World" take two, singer-songwriter John Mayer's disturbing Playboy interview, and the start of the 2010 winter games. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 15, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Olympics Are Decadent and Depraved Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the death of an Olympic luger, the media pose of American skier Lindsey Vonn, and a sportswriter who solicited donations on the Web. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Audio Book Club: Don DeLillo": Meghan O'Rourke, Stephen Metcalf, and Troy Patterson discuss Don DeLillo's novel White Noise. 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.

Feb. 12, 2010

"The Ice-Bound Edition Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: President Obama and party politics, where to hold terrorist trials, and why we care about the Olympics. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 11, 2010

"DoubleX Audio Book Club: Elizabeth Gilbert's Committed": Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and Jessica Grose, editors of DoubleX, Slate's section for women, discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's new memoir, Committed. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 10, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: We Have No Pants Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Seth Stevenson, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss this years crop of Super Bowl ads, the HBO Temple Grandin biopic, and the New York Times story on a killer karaoke Sinatra song. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 8, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Who Dat Ambush Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about all things Super Bowl: the key moments in the Saints' win, the coaches, the quarterbacks, the ads, and the media coverage. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 7, 2010

"The Retarded Controversy": Jack Shafer explains why people should lay off Rahm Emanuel already. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 4, 2010

"The Turkeys Come Home To Roost Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The budget debate starts in earnest, "don't ask, don't tell, don't care," and abortion at the Super Bow. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Money Talks": The Big Money's Chadwick Matlin discusses the iPad with Marion Maneker and Daniel Gross. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 3, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: Mourning in America Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Dana Stevens discuss Oscar nominations, death and mourning in America, and the loss of author J.D. Salinger. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Feb. 1, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen, the Tebow v. ManCrunch Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NFL's Pro Bowl, Tim Tebow's pro-life Super Bowl ad and NFL prospects, tennis' Australian Open, and a golf equipment controversy. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Jan. 31, 2010

"The Gang of Five, and How They Nearly Ruined Us": Daniel Gross discusses the little-known reason why investment banks got too big, too greedy, too risky, and too powerful. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Jan. 29, 2010

"The Something We're Good at Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Christopher Beam, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Reaction to the State of the Union, more help for the Democrats, and dissecting the iPad. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Jan. 28, 2010

"DoubleX Gabfest: Spouses and 'Staches Edition": Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin, editors of Slate's women's magazine, DoubleX, discuss topics in the news. This week: The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot joins to talk about a Pew report called "The Rise of Wives", the gay marriage trial in California, and whether Tina Fey can bring back the female mustache. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Jan. 27, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: The Origin of Speciousness Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Mike Pesca and Dana Stevens discuss the new Charles Darwin biopic Creation, John Stewart's takes on Keith Olbermann and the death of Air America and finally The New York Times announcement that it will soon to be hiding behind a pay wall. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Jan. 25, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Farewell, Favre, Saints March in Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca talk about the NFL conference championship games, NASCAR's attempts to attract fans, and Stephen Colbert's embrace of Olympic speed skating. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Only Connect!": Jacob Weisberg explains how Obama's cool, detached temperament is hurting him and his party. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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