13 Days a BeatleThe Gist on the Beatle you’ve never heard of, and the case for restricting who can buy sugary soda.
Zen and Beef Jerky at the World Series of PokerThe Gist talks with Colson Whitehead about poker and former Taliban captive David Rohde on Bowe Bergdahl.
Freakonomics Is Basically a Peanut Butter CupThe Gist gets author and podcaster Stephen Dubner to reveal the “secret sauce” behind the Freakonomics empire.
Does Obama Need More Drama?The Gist on the pros and cons of rhetorical restraint, and a visit to the Loser’s Lounge.
The Vicious Circle of Mass Shooting Media CoverageThe Gist on why our obsession with creepy, violent misfits is dangerous.
Reinvigorating ReparationsThe Gist explores how a new Atlantic article is shaking up the American discussion of race.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Way Too Many Animals EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Qatar’s World Cup catastrophe, the NHL playoffs, and California Chrome.
Inside the Jill Abramson FiringSorting palace intrigue at the New York Times from the real issues.
Should the Wildlings Be on the Terrorism Watch List?The Gist with Mike Pesca on Boko Haram and Game of Thrones.
Signifiers: Headphones, Beards, and the Washington Monument Is Beats by Dre a good deal for Apple?
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Boring Plus Time Equals Consistency EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA Finals, California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid, and Delonte West.
Fancy Private College vs. Good-Enough UThe Gist and Dear Prudence talk with a mother weighing college debt against a dream school.
The Culture Gabfest “Ow, Your Cheekbone!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Maleficent, faking cultural literacy, and the song that introduced sex to pop music in 1909.
Negotiating With TerroristsThe Gist explores unanswered questions in the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
How a Comedian Chooses Just the Right WordsThe Gist: Comedian Gary Gulman on humor and language, and Planet Money’s Adam Davidson on income inequality.
The Role of Empathy in Israeli Peace NegotiationsThe Gist gets a glimpse into the mindset of Israel’s leadership.
Weren’t You in That Movie …?The Gist with Mike Pesca speaks with Judy Greer about the blessing and curse of being a character actor.
Elections in India, Debates in IdahoThe Idaho debate moderator shares the recipe for today’s viral video.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Baring Your Sole EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Michael Sam, the NBA playoffs, and the Vibram FiveFingers settlement.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
View From Chicago
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is The real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Building a Better Workplace
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.
Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?
How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen
Occupy Wall Street How can Hillary Clinton be both a limousine liberal and a Saul Alinsky radical?
Why Is Fall Red in America and Yellow in Europe? A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.