Andy Bowers Andy Bowers

Andy Bowers is the executive producer of Slate’s podcasts. Follow him on Twitter.

The Gist
Aug. 16 2014 4:01 PMIra Glass Features Slate’s Mike Pesca on This American Life
Live at Politics & Prose
June 27 2014 5:20 PMRedeeming the DreamTed Olson and David Boies discuss their new book at Politics & Prose.
Brow Beat
March 19 2014 8:31 AMThe Comeback Deserves a Comeback ... Update: The Comeback Might Be Coming Back!
Live at Politics & Prose
March 7 2014 1:09 PMIt’s ComplicatedDanah Boyd discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
March 3 2014 4:12 PMThe Sixth ExtinctionElizabeth Kolbert discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Explainer
Nov. 8 2013 10:15 AMWhy Don’t Hurricanes Hit California?Supertyphoon Haiyan is just the latest cyclone to hit the Philippines.
Live at Politics & Prose
Oct. 7 2013 2:15 PMZealotry, Old and NewReza Aslan discusses his controversial book about the historical Jesus.
Live at Politics & Prose
June 20 2013 2:57 PMAmerica UnwoundGeorge Packer discusses his new book The Unwinding, live at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 11 2013 3:24 PMColon PalMary Roach discusses her new book about the human digestive system, Gulp.
Live at Politics & Prose
March 14 2013 2:18 PMThe Tale of Whitey BulgerA discussion of Boston’s most notorious living gangster.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 14 2013 3:43 PMThe Introvert’s IntrovertSusan Cain, author of Quiet, Live at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 22 2013 2:17 PMGeorge Saunders, Live at Politics & ProseThe celebrated writer talks about his new book and what it’s like to be on Colbert.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 6 2012 4:09 PMWhere Did That Sentence-Ending Preposition Rule Come From?Listen to Slate’s new language show Lexicon Valley, with Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo.
Negotiation
Oct. 17 2011 2:02 PMIntroducing Slate’s Negotiation AcademyA series of short podcasts to teach you the basic rules for getting the best deal.
Podcasts
Sept. 15 2011 11:59 AMCrazy Bet, the Scourge of Civil War RichmondElizabeth Van Lew may have seemed insane, but she knew exactly what she was doing.
Live at Politics & Prose
July 18 2014 5:13 PMWhen Doctors Don’t ListenDr. Leana Wen discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Brow Beat
June 19 2014 6:49 PMA Chelsea Handler Talk Show on Netflix Makes Sense. It’s TV’s Answer to a Podcast.
Brow Beat
March 13 2014 3:09 PMThe Surprisingly Real Los Angeles of Modern Family
Foreigners
March 6 2014 12:15 PMCold War TrollsThe East-West standoff is alive and well in RT’s comment section.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 26 2014 7:27 AMThe Triple PackageAmy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld discuss their new book at Politics & Prose.
Low Concept
Oct. 27 2013 11:49 PMCould Facebook Fix Healthcare.gov?How about Google, Yahoo, Amazon, or Microsoft?
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 15 2013 3:16 PMConfronting This Town with This TownMark Leibovich discusses his new Washington exposé at D.C.’s Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 25 2013 6:58 PMThe Giving ForestElizabeth Benedict, Eleanor Clift, and Susan Stamberg discuss gifts from their mothers.
Live at Politics & Prose
March 28 2013 3:36 PMThe Murky True Story Behind The SearchersGlenn Frankel discusses his new book about the making of an American legend.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 28 2013 2:53 PMVampires in the Lemon GroveAuthor Karen Russell, Live at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 4 2013 1:32 PMLawrence Wright, Live at Politics & ProseThe New Yorker writer talks about what it’s like to take on Scientology.
Live at Politics & Prose
Nov. 20 2012 8:08 AMJunot Díaz, Live at Politics & ProseSlate’s newest podcast features today’s best authors at D.C.’s iconic bookstore.
Podcasts
Oct. 27 2011 3:25 PMThe Last Civil War AeronautThaddeus S.C. Lowe: The man who floated above Union battles in a balloon.
Negotiation
Oct. 17 2011 7:41 AMIntroducing Slate’s Negotiation AcademyA series of short podcasts to teach you the basic rules for getting the best deal.
Podcasts
Aug. 4 2011 4:27 PMThe First Civil War TouristsFor D.C. day-trippers, the Battle of Bull Run was the can't-miss show of the season.

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The XX Factor
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Moneybox
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The World
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Brow Beat
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  Technology
Future Tense
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  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
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Sports Nut
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