Behind the Scenes

The American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 2

The “Massacres and Matinees” edition.

Oct. 14 2014 2:34 PMMeet Chris KirkSix questions with Slate’s interactives editor.
Oct. 3 2014 11:09 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Will Dobson recaps the week from his shiny new desk.
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AMListen to Our September Music RoundupHot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AM“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
Sept. 29 2014 11:17 AMThey Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
Sept. 26 2014 10:41 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Jamelle Bouie shares a few good tabs.
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion”An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM“Do You Know What Porn Is?”Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
Sept. 12 2014 1:32 PMRaised on SlateA history of my favorite magazine, and a goodbye.
Sept. 5 2014 8:57 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s managing editor on the good news, bad news week.   
Sept. 2 2014 10:21 AMListen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Aug. 21 2014 12:38 PMI Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Aug. 19 2014 6:45 PMTaking Photos in FergusonWhat it’s like to shoot the police when it seems like the police might shoot you.
Aug. 11 2014 11:36 AMTwo Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
Oct. 8 2014 11:55 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 1The “Monsters Among Us” edition
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PMRevelry (and Business) at MohonkPhotos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PMMeet Jordan WeissmannFive questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Sept. 30 2014 10:59 AM“For People, Food Is Heaven”Boer Deng on the story behind her piece “How to Order Chinese Food.”
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.  
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AMSlate Isn’t Too Liberal. But…What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PMA Farewell From Emily BazelonThe former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Sept. 12 2014 5:05 PMMike Pesca vs. the Culture Gabfest Watch this week’s Culture Gabfest extra for Slate Plus
Sept. 10 2014 10:39 AMWhere’s My Pizza? Three far-flung Slate-sters dish on the pros and cons of working away from Slate’s main offices.
Sept. 4 2014 11:22 AMMeet Derreck JohnsonEleven questions with Slate’s Web designer.
Aug. 25 2014 11:49 AMA Day in the Life What’s it like to be Slate’s John Dickerson? 
Aug. 21 2014 9:21 AMMeet Lily Hay NewmanTen questions with Slate’s Future Tense blogger and snack guru.
Aug. 18 2014 10:26 AMSo You Wanna Be a Journalist?Advice from Slate’s Supreme Court and law reporter Dahlia Lithwick.
Aug. 6 2014 10:46 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 4Three months left. 2,500 words per day.