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Nov. 17 2010 7:39 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 "Hang Up and Listen," or subscribe to the iTunes feed.

Oct. 31, 2010

"The Faith-Based Vote": In many of Tuesday's closest races, states will use those same old, suspect voting machines, by Brad Friedman. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 29, 2010

"The Rile Up the Base Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The elections draw near, dealing with a New Congressional Order, and video game violence comes before the Supreme Court. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 27, 2010

"Goodbye, Walkman": Sony is shutting down production of its revolutionary portable music player, by Fred Kaplan. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest: Stevie Likes It Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the new documentary Inside Job, the FX show Terriers and New York Magazine's anthropological exploration of the hipster. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 25, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Addition by Contraction Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Giants-Rangers matchup in the World Series, the high-powered college football offenses at Oregon and Auburn, the start of the NBA season, and the possibility of contraction in pro basketball. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 24, 2010

"Are We Starting To Win?": New weapon systems and, even more, improved intelligence may be giving Americans an edge in Afghanistan, by Fred Kaplan. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 22, 2010

"The Crazy Money and Crazier Candidates Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: A political roundup, Ginny Thomas calls Anita Hill, NPR dumps Juan Williams and European austerity. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 20, 2010

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Krystal Ball Edition": DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss the 28-year old Virginia candidate for Congress Krystal Ball, the phone call Ginni Thomas placed to Anita Hill, and the appalling behavior of a Yale fraternity. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"The Culture Gabfest: Friendly Barbarian Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the box-office record set by Jackass 3-D, the dueling magazine profiles of Gawker's Nick Denton, and the best way to handle celebrity sightings. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 18, 2010

"The Nonsense Math Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss helmet-to-helmet hits in the NFL, the book Death to the BCS, the Sports Illustrated story "Confessions of an Agent," and the NBA's attempt to get players to stop whining about foul calls. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 17, 2010

" Privacy Rights Inc.": Your right to personal privacy is shrinking even as Corporate America's is growing, by Dahlia Lithwick. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 15, 2010

" The New York Live Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week, live from New York: money and politics, the Obama presidency, and the documentary Waiting for Superman. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 14, 2010

"Don't Worry, the Robot's Driving": Texting on the road is dangerous. The solution: self-driving cars, by Farhad Manjoo. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 12, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: Does It Get Better Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the It Gets Better Web campaign against bullying, a newly unearthed Ted Hughes poem, and HBO's Bruce Springsteen documentary. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 11, 2010 

"Hang Up and Listen: The Sleaziest Men in Sports Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the baseball playoffs, Deadspin's allegations against Brett Favre, the new NHL season, and George Dohrmann's book Play Their Hearts Out. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 10, 2010

"Toxic Persons": New research shows precisely how the prison-to-poverty cycle does its damage, by Sasha Abramsky. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 8, 2010

"The Marinating in Anger Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Democrats move up in the polls, the Palin spat, and defense spending. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 6, 2010

"DoubleX Audio Book Club: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom": In this week's audio book club, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin and The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot discuss Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. The novel follows Patty and Walter Berglund's failing marriage and serves as a commentary on how we live. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 6, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: Barely Legal Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Malcolm Gladwell's latest piece on activism and social media, Law & Order L.A. and Civil War tourism with Slate's John Swansburg. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 4, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Ugly Sweater Shootout Edition": In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the baseball playoffs, golf's Ryder Cup, Australian Rules Football's Grand Final replay, and the height of the rim in women's hoops. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 3, 2010

"Elitist Nonsense": The right's favorite scare word is "elitism." What does it mean? By Jacob Weisberg. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Oct. 1, 2010

"The Don't Gang Up on David Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: the Obama administration and the fall election, the fall docket for the Supreme Court, and the sad death of Tyler Clementi. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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