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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 "Hang Up and Listen," or subscribe to the iTunes feed.

Sept. 30, 2010

"Making the World Safe for China": China succeeds by behaving more like a multinational company than a global superpower, by Anne Applebaum. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest: Jesse's Girls Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new film about Facebook, The Social Network; Oliver Stone's Money Never Sleeps; and the new NBC comedy Outsourced. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 27, 2010

"The Sidebottoms and Behinds Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Michael Vick's resurgence; Ken Burns' documentary The Tenth Inning; the retirements of baseball managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Lou Piniella; and the draw in Australian Rules Football's grand final. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 26, 2010

"The Republican Spending Addiction": The Republican Spending Addiction: Even if the GOP believed in its Pledge to America, it wouldn't touch the biggest parts of the federal budget, by James Ledbetter. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 24, 2010

"The Fur Coat of Irony Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: the GOP Pledge for America, John's swing through Ohio, Colbert and Stewart march on Washington, and Obama's wars. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 23, 2010

"DoubleX Gabfest, The Ritual Matricide Edition": DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Christine O'Donnell; Rebecca Traister's new book, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Susan Faludi's essay on feminism in Harper's. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 22, 2010

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"The Culture Gabfest: The Velveteen Gabfest Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire and the controversial documentary Catfish. They are also joined by Slate contributor Joshua Wolf Shenk to talk about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and his series on creative pairs. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 20, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The 'That's Gamesmanship!' Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's amazing hot streak, Ines Sainz and women reporters in the locker room (with the Washington Post's Sally Jenkins), and the ethics of Derek Jeter's faux hit by pitch. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Audio Book Club: Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart": Jacob Weisberg, Jody Rosen, and Troy Patterson discuss Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story. 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. 17, 2010

"The Dangerous Prognostication Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: the latest primary results, the Tea Party candidate surge, and Republican leader John Boehner. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 16, 2010

"Smells Like Green Spirit": Are air fresheners bad for the environment? By Brian Palmer. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 15, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest, Toast to the Douchebags Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss round two of the Kanye vs. Taylor Swift VMA face-off, the new Robert Rodriguez film Machete, and the monetization of sex on Craigslist. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 13, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Get Your Swell on Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Team USA's win at the world basketball championships and the NFL's first week. June Thomas also joins to talk about the U.S. Open and the Chris Evert-Martina Navratilova documentary Unmatched. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"My Computer's Faster Than Your Computer": A screaming-fast PC changed my life. It will change yours, too. By Farhad Manjoo. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 10, 2010

"The Doom for Democrats Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: A political election update, the politicization of 9/11, and Rahm Emanuel as Chicago politician. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 8, 2010

DoubleX's Hanna Rosin and Jessica Grose along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss young women outearning their male counterparts, Jennifer Weiner, Jodi Picoult and the Franzenfreude frenzy, and Jenny Slate's exit from Saturday Night Live. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest, the Mooney Clooney Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss George Clooney's latest flick, The American; income inequality with Slate's own Timothy Noah; and the phone-hacking scandal in the Murdoch media empire. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 7, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Raw Meat on a Train Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Boise State-Virginia Tech, preview the NFL with Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz, and talk tailgating with the Sporkful's Dan Pashman. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 3, 2010

"The No Story Too Crazy Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon, along with special guest Steven Greene. This week: The beginning of the end in Iraq, a Palin profile, and the D.C. mayoral election. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Sept. 1, 2010

"America's Most Underestimated Company": America's Most Underestimated Company: Why is everyone always writing off Netflix? By James Ledbetter. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 31, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest, King of the Beach Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss this years Emmy's ceremony, the new handbook True Prep and the songs of summer of 2010. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 30, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Can-Miss Prospect Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and Patrick Hruby discuss Stephen Strasburg's elbow, Albert Pujols' and Tony La Russa's love-in with Glenn Beck, and the Madden video-game series. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Female Factor": Will the presence of three women really change the court in any real way? By Dahlia Lithwick. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 27, 2010

"The Golden Touch Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: A primary update, a Republican comes out, and Glenn Beck prepares to rally in Washington. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 26, 2010

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Mercurial Mommy Edition": In this week's Gabfest, DoubleX's Jessica Grose and Hanna Rosin, along with Slate's June Thomas, discuss Sarah Palin's primary endorsements, a new palliative care study, and Jennifer Aniston's terrible rom com record. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 25, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest, Rambo in Blush Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss twentysomethings, Sylvester Stallone's latest action flick, and the new Arcade Fire album. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 23, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Narcissistic Athlete Disorder Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the loathsomeness of Brett Favre and Roger Clemens, low-payroll teams in Major League Baseball, and Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 22, 2010

"Premature Maturity": Are children today really going through puberty earlier? By Darshak Sanghavi. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 20, 2010

"The Free-Fall Political Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, Michael Newman, and Dave Weigel. This week: the New York City Mosque, our Muslim president, and a political primary update. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Aug. 18, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest, Eat, Pray, Vomit Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the sanctity of academic tenure, and Starbucks' bagel standoff. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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