Jacob Brogan
Jacob Brogan

Jacob Brogan writes for Slate about technology and culture. Follow him on Twitter.

Books
March 30 2018 11:00 AMAnnouncing the Winners of the Sixth Cartoonist Studio PrizeThe best print and web comic of 2017, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Future Tense
March 22 2018 2:58 PMA Weather App Glitch Made it Look Like the World Was Ending
Science
March 16 2018 4:43 PMTrawling the Depths of Blue Planet IIShould we reconsider the octopus? Should nature documentaries talk about climate change? Members of the Slate science team discuss.
Working
March 11 2018 2:00 PMHow Does Neil Gaiman Work?He tells us about writing comics, novels, and his new book of Norse myths.
Future Tense
March 6 2018 11:30 AMThe Bachelor Finale Inspired a Brutal Editing War on Wikipedia
Books
March 2 2018 6:16 PMThe 2018 Cartoonist Studio Prize ShortlistsThe best print and web comics of 2017, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Working
Feb. 28 2018 8:00 PMThe “How Does a Gender and Sexuality Journalist Work?” TranscriptRead what Christina Cauterucci had to say about covering women’s issues for Slate.
Future Tense
Feb. 28 2018 2:05 PMStop Calling Everything ASMRThe term was once about pleasing sounds. Now we use it to describe anything that makes us feel good.
The Audio Book Club
Feb. 27 2018 10:24 AMUrsula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of DarknessHow does the novel hold up almost 50 years after it first appeared?
Working
Feb. 25 2018 2:02 PMHow Does a Theater Dog Work?This performing pup spends hours onstage without missing a beat.
Future Tense
Feb. 23 2018 10:15 AMManafort Left an Incriminating Paper Trail Because He Couldn’t Figure Out How to Convert PDFs to Word Files
Future Tense
Feb. 22 2018 2:36 PMWhy Is Someone Impersonating Michael Chabon on Instagram?
Working
Feb. 18 2018 2:00 PMHow Does a Guide Dog Work?This loyal canine helps guide his human through the world.
Future Tense
Feb. 14 2018 3:18 PMWe’ve All Cried in Public. This Site Lets Us Map Those Feelings.
Working
Feb. 13 2018 1:17 PMThe “How Does a Gender-Reassignment Surgeon Work?” TranscriptRead what Dr. Jess Ting had to say about his job at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.
Working
March 25 2018 2:00 PMHow Does a Show Jumping Horse Work?In this episode of Working, we learn about the pampered lives of equestrian athletes.
Working
March 18 2018 2:00 PMHow Does Fiona the Hippo Work?She’s a viral sensation and an animal ambassador.
Future Tense
March 14 2018 12:49 PMGoogle Invented a Cool New System for Mapping the World
Future Tense
March 9 2018 2:25 PMSteven Seagal Endorsed a Dodgy Cryptocurrency. Now It’s in Legal Trouble.
Working
March 4 2018 2:00 PMHow Does a Livestock Guard Dog Work?This Maremma wants little more than to mind his flock.
Books
March 2 2018 9:00 AMEndless ExileWhat would it be like to live, and work, and fall in love if your life were 15 times longer than the average human?
Future Tense
Feb. 28 2018 3:20 PMCould Smarter Space Suits Help Astronauts Stave Off Depression?
Working
Feb. 27 2018 8:00 PMThe “How Does an ACLU Attorney Work?” TranscriptRead what Josh Block had to say about fighting for LGBTQ civil rights.
Working
Feb. 26 2018 8:00 PMThe “How Does Samuel R. Delany Work?” TranscriptRead what Slate’s Working podcast asked the acclaimed science-fiction novelist about his career.
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2018 5:38 PMAll Your Questions About the Oblique Plot of Annihilation, Answered
Working
Feb. 22 2018 8:00 PMThe “How Does a Presbyterian LGBTQ Advocate Work?” TranscriptRead what Alex McNeill had to say about the intersection of faith, policy, and education in changing times.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 19 2018 4:58 PMSki Jumpers Are Artists, Not AthletesThe brilliance of Werner Herzog’s 1974 documentary The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner.
Future Tense
Feb. 15 2018 2:25 PMOh Great, Now Cryptocurrency Is Disrupting the Search for Aliens
Working
Feb. 14 2018 7:30 AMThe “How Does a Queer Theorist Work?” TranscriptRead what English professor Elizabeth Freeman had to say about her academic work.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2018 7:33 AMAre You a Newbie Excited for Black Panther? Here’s a Video Primer.

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