The Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
The 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.
Dark Side of Oz the Great and PowerfulWatching Sam Raimi’s new movie while listening to Pink Floyd.
Amazing Lost Footage From The Karate Kid Answers All Your Burning Questions About the 1984 Classic
Hang Up And Listen
Hang 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.
Lew Wallace, a Life in ArtifactsA letter from Billy the Kid, a portrait by Winslow Homer, a fan note from President Garfield, and more.
The 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.
Is 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.
The Culture Gabfest: On Tenterhooks EditionSlate's podcast about the movie Flight, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and the poetry of the hashtag.
The 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.
Sneakers Is a MasterpieceCelebrating the endlessly rewatchable and amazingly prescient caper film on its 20th birthday.
The 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.
The Civil War’s Most Chicken GeneralA new history tells the story of George McClellan, the Union Army leader who almost undid Lincoln.
The Culture Gabfest, “Don’t Drive Like My Brother” EditionListen to Slate's show about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the story of sexual abuse at the Horace Mann School, and the end of NPR’s Car Talk.
Roads & Kingdoms
King of the Dump How a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014 Entry 14: Let’s talk about what really matters: Who was the most important rapper of 2014?
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.