Dan Kois Dan Kois

Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor, co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting, and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2014 8:54 PMRobin Williams Was a Great Silent Comedian, Too
Books
Aug. 6 2014 12:11 PMScratch MarksThe beauty of a comic book drawn only in pencil.
Slate Picks
July 31 2014 12:54 PMListen to Our July Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Culture Gabfest
July 30 2014 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Dumb Culture Gabfest” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on TV comedy Nathan for You, Blake Lively’s new website Preserve, and the surprising power of children’s literature.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 17 2014 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Ethan Hawke in a Minivan” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the new movie Boyhood and pre-pregnancy contracts. 
The Audio Book Club
July 11 2014 1:44 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets Karl OveSlate critics debate My Struggle: Book One.
The Spot
July 3 2014 1:11 PMWho Won the World Cup of Arm-Folding?
Slate Plus
July 2 2014 12:06 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast: The Complete Fourth SeasonSpoiling everything in one convenient place.
Slate Plus
June 16 2014 4:21 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 10“The Children” season finale edition.
Movies
June 12 2014 6:17 PMThe RoverGuy Pearce really wants his car back.
Slate Plus
June 9 2014 5:00 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 9“The Watchers on the Wall” edition.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 5 2014 10:21 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Trash Can Football” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day. 
Slate Plus
June 2 2014 3:52 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 8“The Mountain and The Viper” edition.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 22 2014 10:41 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Two Kids in a Hot Car” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.
Future Tense
May 15 2014 11:59 AMThe Facebook CleanseHappy birthday! I’m unfriending you, stranger.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 8 2014 11:06 AMThe Audio Book Club Asks, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?Slate critics take on Roz Chast’s cartoon memoir about her parents’ decline.
Brow Beat
Aug. 1 2014 10:37 AMThe 10 Best Songs to Get You Hooked on Spoon, One of America’s Best Rock Bands
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 31 2014 9:33 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Slate Staff Call-In Question Extravaganza” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on custody arrangements, kids’ last names, European nudity, and much more. 
Books
July 27 2014 11:52 PMTsukuru Tazaki’s PuzzleAn interactive introduction to Haruki Murakami’s new novel.
Brow Beat
July 11 2014 3:24 PMIs Boyhood Really a Masterpiece? Three Slate Writers Discuss the New Film.
Books
July 9 2014 3:38 PMHow to Be HappyA bright cartooning talent gets her first book of short stories, and it’s beautiful and surprising.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 3 2014 10:21 AMDo Dads Get a Pass on Talking With Daughters About Their Periods?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 19 2014 10:16 AMPreschool Graduation: Totally Adorable or Utterly Ridiculous?
Brow Beat
June 16 2014 12:40 AMWho Is the Worst Person in Westeros? Breaking Down Game of Thrones Season 4.
The XX Factor
June 11 2014 1:12 PMYou See Two Kids Alone in a Car on a Hot Day. What Do You Do?
The Audio Book Club
June 6 2014 1:07 PMThe Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
Books
June 3 2014 2:38 PMLetters From the PastA new comic illustrates the desperate missives sent to an immigrant advice column in old New York.
Culture Gabfest
May 28 2014 1:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sadness as the Bread” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on HBO’s The Normal Heart, commencement speeches, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Slate Plus
May 19 2014 5:34 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 7The “close the moon door” edition.
Slate Plus
May 12 2014 9:29 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 6The flaming goats edition.

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Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.