Suing the Saudis
Sen. Chuck Schumer says victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should be able to take the Saudi Arabian government to court.
Kevin Spacey Is a CatBreaking down the film cliché of workaholic dads who reconnect with their children.
The Whigs Were RightThe hosts of the BackStory podcast join us to discuss the #NeverLincoln movement and other historical parallels.
I’ll Know Porn Addiction When I See ItMaria Konnikova explains what all of those pizza delivery guys and naughty nurses are doing to our brains.
He’s Not PivotingWhen you give opposing answers to the same questions, that’s called contradicting yourself.
Trump as NapalmWhy some conservative thinkers are excited for the scorched Earth that will be left in the wake of the presumptive nominee.
Trumpeting Mike Tyson’s EndorsementWhy do we call it progress when convicted felons get the right to vote, but not when this specific felon expresses his particular vote?
He Walked on the Moon!“I want to hear a destination, an objective, a time period, and a plan,” Buzz Aldrin tells The Gist.
The National Emergency We Call Donald TrumpSlate’s Jacob Weisberg joins us to share favorite moments from the first month of Trumpcast.
Bathroom President Ted CruzToday’s the day for making accords with the Texas senator, and we’re prepared to offer him his own kingdom.
The Energy Crisis and the End of American LiberalismWhat the energy crisis in the ’70s taught Americans about government.
Gov. John Hickenlooper Gets His Rear in GearColorado’s highest-ranking brewmaster says government should consider measuring joy as well as unemployment.
If the Dog Turns Left, Think NovelHow storyteller Matthew Dicks maximizes every second of his day—from meals to showers to dog walking.
Did the Media Create Trump?Or were they just manipulated by him? NPR’s David Folkenflik debates our host.
Neither Frightened Nor RabbitScottish frontman Scott Hutchison explains how songwriting helps him sort his messiest, darkest thoughts.
A Rob Reiner–mentary if You WillWe discuss father-son relationships in Being Charlie and the birth of the mockumentary genre in This Is Spinal Tap.
Welcome to the AbyssWe’re reconvening this much-requested Trump Anxiety Hotline. Trust us, you’ll feel better.
The End of Conventional Wisdom in PoliticsNo one thought the individual donor–funded campaign for a democratic socialist would get this far… especially Bernie Sanders.
Behind the Scenes at Wait WaitHear what happens when you put two public radio nerds in a room—a lot of insightful shoptalk.
The So-Called “So-Called Acela” PrimaryIn the Spiel, the two men who mangled their already impossible chances of pulling off a victory.
Did Bernie Pull Hillary to the Left?Slate’s Jamelle Bouie explains what the Democratic primary tells us about how the party as a whole has shifted.
Bill Clinton’s Advance Man Tells AllWhen you look at a presidential campaign as theater, every hat and private plane becomes part of the set.