The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club on The InterestingsOur critics discuss Meg Wolitzer’s novel about six childhood friends whose lives intersect over the years.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Monogamish Sex EditionListen to Slate’s show about gay marriage, Wendy Davis and the crazy Texas abortion bill, and child style icons.
The Best Book About FathersDoing the Best I Can will change your views about the so called “deadbeat dads.”
DoubleX Gabfest: The Monkey Desire EditionListen to Slate’s show about female desire; how gay marriage might save straight marriage; and the fraught relationship among women, shoes, and the media.
Violence Against Women Can Be FunnyIn defense of the Onion’s story about Chris Brown’s desire to beat Rihanna to death.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Give Your Baby a Spear EditionListen to Slate’s show about breast cancer awareness; sympathy for the Boston bombing suspect; and Nicholas Day’s new book, Baby Meets World.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Mean Girls and Lost Girls EditionListen to Slate’s show about transgender kids, Lost Girls, and the return of “deranged” sorority girl Rebecca Martinson.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Are Fathers Necessary? EditionListen to Slate’s show about Lauren Sandler’s new book on being and having an only child, fathers (what are they good for?), and the case against wedding presents.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Healed by Love EditionListen to Slate’s show about rape jokes, the rehabilitation of cad politicians Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford, and a new article on the biology of loneliness.
Mad Men, Season 6Noah was not the hero of the Flood, and Don Draper is not the hero of Mad Men.
You Don’t Know JillPolitico’s story about New York Times editor Jill Abramson is wrong and possibly sexist.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash