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.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club on Going ClearOur critics take on Lawrence Wright’s epic investigation into Scientology and Hollywood.
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.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Fapstronaut EditionListen to Slate's show about the Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion story, the movement of men who want to stop masturbating, and the crisis of American child care.
Roads & Kingdoms
Everybody in Uganda Is Kung Fu Fighting A rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.
Listen to Our January Music Roundup Beat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Soft Football, Hard Science A rumble over physics and statistics has turned this year’s pregame hype into a classic test of mental toughness.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.