What Is Really Going on in Twin Peaks: The Return?
The Culture Gabfest hunts for meaning amongst the mysteries.
How Paranoia Infiltrated the MoviesThe tropes of the conspiracy thriller emerged in cinema earlier than you think.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Manchurian CandidateIn this first episode, Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on a story of war, politics, and brainwashing.
What It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.
The Future of American ConservatismEvan McMullin joins the Political Gabfest to discuss the GOP, Trump, and what D.C. and Utah can learn from each other.
How to Give Sage AdviceThe Culture Gabfest’s short guide to parenting, relationship, and career advice.
The “How Does Dan Deacon Work?” TranscriptRead what the electronic music artist had to say about his daily grind.
Dear Prudence: The “Cat-astrophe” EditionMy wife says I love our cat more than her, and I think she might be right. Help!
Help! My Extremely Unreliable Sister Applied for a Job at My Company.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Help! Shouldn’t He Have Told Me About His Open Relationship Before We Started Sleeping Together?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dear Prudence: The “United Front” EditionMy mother-in-law keeps telling my 9-year-old to give up on school because she’s just going to be a stay-at-home mom. Help!
Help! I Caught My Fiancé Abusing My Blind Dog.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dear Prudence: The “Death of the Ego” EditionHelp! How do I tell my friends and family I’m upset they bailed on my big birthday?
Introducing the Conspiracy Thrillers Movie ClubThis new Slate podcast series looks at how the movies have portrayed political and social paranoia on screen, from The Manchurian Candidate to Get Out.
The “How Does a Public Defender Work?” TranscriptRead what Jenny Egan had to say about keeping young people out of Baltimore jails.
Help! I Told My Mom About My Depression. Now She’s Having a Breakdown.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Trump’s Insane Theory About ExerciseThe Political Gabfest on what to make of the president’s comments about fitness.
The Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
What Richard Spencer Learned From Stephen MillerReeves Wiedeman on the Duke lacrosse scandal and the rise of the alt-right.
Filtering Out the News From the NoiseSlate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley on covering breaking news under Trump.
His Loins Can Detect Promising Real Estate OpportunitiesSelf-made men, steam-powered catapults, and the GOP’s moment of truth, in the Slate Plus Digest.
Dear Prudence: The “Gravity Is Mad at You” EditionHow do I convince my partner that my autism can’t be cured?
Why Do “Values Voters” Support Trump?Reza Aslan talks to Trumpcast about the devil’s bargain between the president and white evangelicals.
Meeting the Heirs to the Etiquette EmpireSlate’s Laura Miller on how Emily Post’s descendants are trying to keep etiquette advice a thriving business.