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Dec. 8 2010 5:47 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.

Nov. 29, 2010

"Up and Listen: The Dunk of the Millennium Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Boise State's loss to Nevada, the spying allegations against the Denver Broncos, Derek Jeter's negotiations with the Yankees, and the ascendance of the Clippers' Blake Griffin. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 28, 2010

"McSurance": Crap health coverage wins a regulatory victory, by Timothy Noah. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 25, 2010

"The Chocolate Pie Conundrum Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The TSA flap over airport security, the Pope and condom use, and the Taliban leader who wasn't. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 24, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: Junk-Touching Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Dan Engber, Troy Patterson, John Swansburg, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the outcry over TSA's new scanning procedures, the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, and HBO's new documentary Public Speaking. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 22, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Whore of Akron Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Patriots-Colts rivalry, the great Manning-Brady debate, and Greg Oden's latest season-ending injury. Esquire's Scott Raab also joins to talk about Cleveland sports and his hatred of LeBron James. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"Give the People What We Want": How both parties, but especially Republicans, use and abuse public opinion, by John Dickerson. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 19, 2010

"The Put On Your Praise Face Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon, with special guest Julia Turner. This week: The Lame Duck Congress, a terrorism trial decision, and Sarah Palin and the children of royalty. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 18, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Live in Raleigh Edition": In the first-ever live taping of Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca chat with ex-N.C. State hoopster Julius Hodge, rant about the BCS, and discuss gender differences in sports with North Carolina soccer coach Anson Dorrance. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 16, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest: I Can See My Ego From Russia Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Conan on basic cable, the many facets of James Franco, including his latest film, and the Yale University Press'Anthology of Rap. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Burn Your Pink Ribbon Edition": DoubleX editors Hanna Rosin and Jessica Grose, along with Slate's Emily Yoffe, discuss misguided breast-cancer-awareness efforts, the release of Myanmar dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, the New York Times Magazine article Housewives of God, and Thanksgiving. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 14, 2010

" Audio Book Club: Remainder, by Tom McCarthy": Meghan O'Rourke, Troy Patterson, and Michael Agger discuss Tom McCarthy's book Remainder. 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.

Nov. 11, 2010

"The Michigan Live Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: Election results in the Rust Belt, former President Bush's new book, and a Supreme Court case on discrimination and immigration law. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 10, 2010

" The Culture Gabfest: A Farewell to Arm Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Conan on basic cable, the many facets of James Franco, including his latest film, and the Yale University Press Anthology of Rap. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 8, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The $500 Handshake Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Zenyatta's loss in the Breeders' Cup Classic, the allegations surrounding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, and Jonathan Hock's ESPN documentary about Marcus Dupree, The Best That Never Was. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 7, 2010

"Electile Dysfunction": The GOP's incredible shrinking Boehner, by William Saletan. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 5, 2010

"The Canny Long-Term Strategy Gabfest": Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: An election results roundup, a look at women candidates, and redistricting. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 4, 2010

"DoubleX Gabfest: The Reality-Show Candidates Edition": Slate writers Dahlia Lithwick, Hanna Rosin, and Emily Yoffe discuss the results of the midterm elections and what they mean for women. Lithwick asks: Does mom-ism also affect the Supreme Court? To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 3, 2010

"The Culture Gabfest, The Things That Won't Die Edition": In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, the new zombie-apocalypse show The Walking Dead, and Masterpiece Mystery's irreverent new 21st-century adaptation, Sherlock. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

Nov. 1, 2010

"Hang Up and Listen: The Tundra Is Not Frozen Edition": Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the Giants' 3-1 lead over the Rangers in the World Series and the Broadway play Lombardi. Slate's road-race expert Michael Newman also joins the show to discuss the ins and outs of marathon running. To listen to the podcast, click on the audio player below. You can also download the program here.

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