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Culture Gabfest

The Culture “Bullets or Exposition” Edition

Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Narcos, Jonathan Franzen, and students at Duke refusing to read Fun Home.

Whistlestop
Sept. 2 2015 3:16 PMTed Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and the Battle of the Robot RuleSlate’s podcast concludes the tale of the 1980 Democratic primary fight between challenger Ted Kennedy and incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
Podcast for America
Sept. 1 2015 4:26 PMObama’s Last Stretch, With Jon FavreauHas Obama finally reached the “I just don’t care” stage of his presidency?
The Gist
Aug. 31 2015 7:34 PMDon’t Say CheeseLifelong punk rocker Colin Atrophy Hagendorf tells us about his quixotic quest to sample a slice from every pizza place in Manhattan.
Slate Money
Aug. 29 2015 2:02 AMThe Migration EditionColumbia economist Suresh Naidu joins Slate Money to talk migrants, refugees, and work visas. 
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 28 2015 11:57 AMPolice Violence in the Wake of KatrinaRonnie Greene exposes NOLA brutality in Shots on the Bridge.
The Gist
Aug. 27 2015 6:44 PMThe “March to Zero” Veers Off Course in KansasGov. Sam Brownback is trying to stamp out the state’s income tax. One journalist explores his family connection to the experiment.
The Gist
Aug. 26 2015 7:06 PMRaising a Trans KidWe ask a doctor who treats transgender youth about how to parent through the transition.
The Gist
Aug. 25 2015 7:39 PMGarlic: The Secret to a Long Life With No FriendsSince 3000 B.C., garlic has been touted as a miracle food. At last, Maria Konnikova sniffs out the truth.
Podcast for America
Aug. 25 2015 2:27 PMLadies and Gentlemen, Candidate Deez NutsCan this third-party gag out-Trump Trump?
The Moment
Aug. 25 2015 2:00 AMJerome Charyn Finds Music in Sentences and Love in His 70sThe author reflects on his lifelong apprenticeship and his new story collection, Bitter Bronx.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 24 2015 4:51 PMHang Up and Listen: The Drop Kick Me Jesus EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Usain Bolt vs. Justin Gatlin, Baylor’s handling of a football player’s sexual assault, and Arian Foster’s atheism.
Amicus
Aug. 22 2015 2:04 PMAmicus: Sock the VoteOn the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, efforts to gut the landmark law are as robust as ever.
The Gist
Aug. 21 2015 8:01 PMRob Huebel and Paul Scheer Ride the Glass BusWhen making a comedy special, text Aziz and ask him to meet you at a taco stand. Then, shell out for a glass-encased motor coach.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 21 2015 10:03 AMThe Amabots and Amholes EditionListen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and the recent New York Times piece on working conditions at Amazon.
DoubleX Gabfest
Aug. 20 2015 2:22 PMDoubleX Gabfest: The Call-In Show EditionListen to Slate’s advice call-in show.
The Gist
Sept. 1 2015 7:15 PMBobcat Goldthwait Stands Up for a Fellow ComicAfter a divorce and the death of his best friend Robin Williams, Bobcat emerged with a documentary that few expected.
The Moment
Sept. 1 2015 2:00 AMPeter Zizzo and the Price of Perfect PitchThe award-winning songwriter and producer talks about wanting the success to be real this time around.
Hang Up And Listen
Aug. 31 2015 5:44 PMHang Up and Listen: The Grab the Stick and Run Like Hell EditionSlate’s sports podcast on colleges fining players, 81-year-old track star Irene Obera, and the new season of Hard Knocks.
The Gist
Aug. 28 2015 8:15 PMThe Year Disco Became a Dirty WordIf you listen very, very closely to Billboard hits from 1980, you can actually hear the slow death of a ’70s zeitgeist.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 28 2015 10:52 AMThe “Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Jeb Bush’s vacillating views on immigration, China’s disruption of global markets, and topless desnudas in Times Square.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 27 2015 3:53 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Back to School EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on sending your children back to school.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 26 2015 11:14 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Will There Be a Zombie Around the Corner?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Fear the Walking Dead, and the Ashley Madison hack.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 25 2015 3:23 PMThe “Do We Hate August?” Bonus SegmentEmily Bazelon, Jamelle Bouie, and Jack Hitt discuss the last month of summer.
Working
Aug. 25 2015 1:07 PMHow Does a Book Editor Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a book editor at Knopf about how she can tell when a manuscript is a potential best-seller.
The Gist
Aug. 24 2015 7:25 PMMy Disease Became Your Fad DietSlate’s Laura Bennett talks about being gluten-free in the days before it caused waiters to roll their eyes.
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 24 2015 11:08 AMWhy Do Latin Americans Call English Speakers Gringos?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the origin of a Spanish-language pejorative with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Slate Money
Aug. 22 2015 2:03 AMThe White-Collar Whine EditionThe Slate Money crew discusses the harsh culture of working as an Amazon executive and whether unpaid internships will soon be a thing of the past.
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 21 2015 10:18 AMThe Great Fight for Voting RightsAri Berman illuminates the struggle in his new book, Give Us the Ballot.
The Gist
Aug. 20 2015 7:50 PMA Horse Is a Horse, Unless It’s a NaziIntended as a gift for Hitler, a 10-foot-tall bronze horse now stands in the courtyard of an elite German boarding school.
The Gist
Aug. 19 2015 6:52 PMWhen Comedy Podcasts Were Still in BetaJimmy Pardo of Never Not Funny explains how he fell into alt-comedy and pushed boundaries with one of the first great comedy podcasts.

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