Meghan O'Rourke
Meghan O'Rourke

Meghan O'Rourke is Slate’s culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at the New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother’s death, is now out in paperback.

The Audio Book Club
Oct. 31 2017 12:24 PMWhat HappenedSlate critics discuss Hillary Clinton’s gutting memoir about the 2016 election.
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June 30 2017 10:49 AMToo Much and Not the MoodDurga Chew-Bose’s debut collection drifts toward meaning without ever really finding it.
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May 1 2017 11:28 AMThe Audio Book Club Joins Lincoln in the BardoSlate critics debate George Saunders’ curious novelistic debut.
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July 18 2016 12:04 PMThe Audio Book Club Hangs With All the Single LadiesSlate critics discuss Rebecca Traister’s magisterial book on how unmarried women are changing America.
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Jan. 14 2016 8:07 AMThe Audio Book Club PurifiesSlate critics debate Jonathan Franzen’s sprawling new novel.
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Aug. 7 2015 10:23 AMThe Audio Book Club Returns to Maycomb With Go Set a WatchmanSlate critics debate Harper Lee’s newly published novel.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2015 5:21 PMThe Slate Audio Book Club on David Carr’s Best-Selling 2008 Memoir
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Feb. 6 2015 9:46 AMThe Audio Book Club Does Battle Over RedeploymentListen to Slate’s critics discuss Phil Klay’s award-winning stories about the Iraq War.
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May 9 2014 11:48 AMThe Audio Book Club Visits the Dept. of SpeculationSlate’s critics debate Jenny Offill’s novel of art’s struggle with domesticity.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 17 2014 9:28 PMIce Dancing Is Not a SportBut it is quite a spectacle.
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Dec. 6 2013 9:25 AMAre You Desperate for Someone to Talk About The Goldfinch With? We’ll Talk to You!
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Oct. 11 2013 11:35 AMThe Audio Book Club on Ender’s GameOur critics discuss the sci-fi classic that will soon be a Hollywood movie.
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April 12 2013 12:45 PMThe Audio Book Club on Going ClearOur critics take on Lawrence Wright’s epic investigation into Scientology and Hollywood.
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Oct. 4 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on How Should a Person Be?Our critics debate Sheila Heti’s messy novel about female friendship and a life in art.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 1 2012 8:30 AMAbsolutely FabulousThe pure joy of watching the Fab Five, America’s greatest women’s gymnastics team.
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Sept. 26 2017 2:00 PMThe Audio Book Club Converses With FriendsSlate critics discuss Sally Rooney’s astute, chatty, painful debut novel about love and friendship.
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May 22 2017 11:36 AMThe Handmaid’s TaleSlate critics debate Margaret Atwood’s harrowing novel and the television series it inspired.
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Feb. 17 2017 1:12 PMThe Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in BlueSlate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan’s lyrics.
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April 11 2016 9:51 AMThe Audio Book Club Reads When Breath Becomes AirSlate critics debate neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi’s cancer memoir.
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Sept. 18 2015 12:15 PMThe Audio Book Club Ventures Between the World and TNCSlate critics debate Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lyrical polemic. 
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May 8 2015 10:58 AMThe Audio Book Club Flies With H Is for HawkSlate critics debate Helen MacDonald’s shape-shifting grief memoir.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2015 8:02 AMListen to Slate’s Audio Book Club Discuss Fifty Shades of Grey
Books
Feb. 2 2015 9:58 AMSeeing Is Not BelievingWhat’s left when a narrator “on whom nothing is lost” loses everything? 
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April 11 2014 10:31 AMThe Audio Book Club Wonders Where’d You Go, BernadetteSlate’s critics debate Maria Semple’s comic best-seller.
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Feb. 6 2014 7:37 PMThe Audio Book Club on The GroupOur critics discuss Mary McCarthy’s influential 1963 novel about female friends in New York City.
Doublex
Nov. 21 2013 11:28 PMHow Jackie MournedWith poise and elegance, Jacqueline Kennedy helped America grieve. She also showed us the reality of death.
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May 3 2013 9:00 AMThe Audio Book Club on Swann’s WayOur critics celebrate the 100th anniversary of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.
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Nov. 2 2012 11:04 PMThe Audio Book Club on Cloud AtlasOur critics discuss David Mitchell’s 500-year puzzle epic.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 3 2012 10:39 AMIs It OK To Love Gymnastics?Pondering the sport’s allure and darkness on the night of Gabby Douglas’ fantastic win in the women’s all-around.
Books
June 29 2012 12:56 PMThe Audio Book Club on Fifty Shades of GreyOur critics can hardly restrain themselves discussing E.L. James’ book-club bondage porn.

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