John Swansburg
John Swansburg John Swansburg

John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

Hang Up And Listen
May 17 2016 5:33 PMWhat Is Russell Westbrook Wearing Today?Hang Up and Listen decides if the basketball player is fashion-forward or not.
Slate Plus
Oct. 2 2015 8:14 AMA White Cop Killed a Black Civilian. What Happened Next May Surprise You.A writer and his editor discuss the case of Randall Kerrick.
TV Club
May 14 2015 4:26 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Milk and Honey Route”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
TV Club
May 5 2015 4:39 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Lost Horizon”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
TV Club
April 21 2015 1:49 PM Mad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Forecast”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode. 
Behind the Scenes
April 8 2015 2:41 PMIf You Didn’t Catch Our Mad Men Premiere PartyA podcast from our live event, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Plus Roundups
March 20 2015 2:00 PM“I’ve Convinced Them to Let Me Write About Pretty Much All My Other Obscure Interests”Here are John Swansburg’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from the good old Grateful Dead to ex-con voting rights. 
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AM“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 29 2014 11:17 AMThey Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
Behind the Scenes
June 16 2014 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
Hang Up And Listen
Jan. 26 2016 2:41 PMAesthetics or Athletics?The NBA turns heads by showing some leg, and Slate’s Hang Up and Listen hosts discuss.   
TV Club
May 21 2015 2:18 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Person to Person”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
History
May 12 2015 11:49 AM“I Realized It Was Dishonest Not to Include Myself”How do you tell the story of gayness? J. Bryan Lowder and his editor John Swansburg discuss.
TV Club
April 30 2015 8:17 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Time & Life”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
Slate Plus
April 14 2015 1:35 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “New Business”Slate’s TV Club picks their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
TV Club
April 7 2015 3:00 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Severance”Slate’s TV Club picks their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode. 
Slate Plus
Jan. 29 2015 1:04 PMListen to Our January Music RoundupBeat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.  
Behind the Scenes
June 19 2014 11:59 PMThis Headline Might Change Your LifeEditorial director John Swansburg chats about a hyperbolic Slate headline with its author.