John Swansburg
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John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

Brow Beat
April 1 2013 4:04 PM The Secret Matthew Weiner Doesn’t Want You to Know
Culture Gabfest
March 27 2013 10:56 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Sprang Braake 4eva EditionSlate's podcast about David Mamet’s Phil Spector biopic, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, and Ben-Hur author Lew Wallace.
History
March 26 2013 5:30 AMThe Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
Culture Gabfest
March 20 2013 11:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest: I Remain Your Ever Fond Servant EditionSlate's podcast about Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake, David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, and email signoff etiquette.
Low Concept
March 7 2013 3:46 PMDark Side of Oz the Great and PowerfulWatching Sam Raimi’s new movie while listening to Pink Floyd.
Brow Beat
Dec. 27 2012 4:16 PMTake This (Reliably Engaging) Holiday Movies Quiz
Brow Beat
Dec. 5 2012 12:28 PMHow a Samsung Ad Made Me Stop Hating LeBron
The Slatest
Nov. 13 2012 1:10 PMWhat 20,000 Pages of Inappropriate Emails Look Like
Brow Beat
Oct. 25 2012 2:09 PMDana Stevens Talks About Cloud Atlas
Culturebox
Sept. 11 2012 9:47 AMSneakers Is a MasterpieceWhat the movie gets right about hippies and hackers.   
Low Concept
Aug. 30 2012 1:12 PMWho Is the Republican National Convention’s Mystery Guest?Our best guesses.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:54 PMThe Civil War’s Most Chicken GeneralA new history tells the story of George McClellan, the Union Army leader who almost undid Lincoln.
Brow Beat
July 17 2012 12:57 PMThe Essential Nas Tracks, from Illmatic to the New Album
Brow Beat
June 28 2012 3:45 PMDudes of America, This Is Why You Should See Magic Mike
Brow Beat
June 21 2012 12:00 PMEverything That Is Wrong with the Latest Season of The Bachelorette
The Chat Room
March 27 2013 5:06 PMHow to Write a Cover Letter for SlateA Reddit Ask Me Anything with Slate editorial director John Swansburg.
Slate Fare
March 26 2013 5:48 PMAsk John Swansburg AnythingJoin Slate’s editorial director for a chat on Reddit.
History
March 26 2013 5:29 AMLew Wallace, a Life in ArtifactsA letter from Billy the Kid, a portrait by Winslow Homer, a fan note from President Garfield, and more.
Culture Gabfest
March 13 2013 2:48 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Meat Your God EditionSlate's show about the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, the 2012 Vida Count of women in the literary arts, and the death of the pun.
Books
March 1 2013 10:00 AMIs That My Mother on the Phone?In Domenica Ruta’s memoir of growing up on Massachusetts’ North Shore, quitting drugs is easier than quitting her astonishing mother.
Television
Dec. 18 2012 5:30 AM2012: The Year in TV MomentsHappy Endings: Brad and Jane’s Spring Smackdown.
Im
Nov. 16 2012 11:48 AMWe Lost Our Twilight VirginityWas it worth it?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 7 2012 12:08 PMThe Culture Gabfest: On Tenterhooks EditionSlate's podcast about the movie Flight, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and the poetry of the hashtag.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 12 2012 12:51 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight EditionSlate's podcast about Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest, the 20th anniversary of the movie Sneakers, and the Harvard cheating scandal.
Culturebox
Sept. 10 2012 3:45 AMSneakers Is a MasterpieceCelebrating the endlessly rewatchable and amazingly prescient caper film on its 20th birthday.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 15 2012 11:25 AMThe Culture Gabfest: 25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You’d Try EditionSlate's podcast about the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, the new comedy The Campaign, and summer swimming.
Brow Beat
Aug. 3 2012 8:45 AMAmazing Lost Footage From The Karate Kid Answers All Your Burning Questions About the 1984 Classic
Low Concept
July 9 2012 6:40 AMPriority BoardingThe people who get on the plane before you do.
Hang Up And Listen
June 25 2012 7:30 PMHang Up and Listen: The Power and the Glory of the Knuckleball EditionSlate’s sports podcast on R.A. Dickey, the 40th anniversary of Title IX, and the legacy of the Dream Team.
Brow Beat
June 14 2012 3:00 PMIce-T’s Art of Rap Is Oddly Defensive, Charming

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